What’s the deal with Lent? Here’s a fun trivia session I had with the congregation about the name, 40 days, ashes, and our focus.
Tag: relationship with God
Abiding in Jesus the true vine, and bearing his fruit (Growing Deeper with John 15:1-17)
Jesus tells us he is the true vine, his Father is the gardener, and we are the branches. We are to “abide” in Jesus and bear fruit. What does he mean and how does this give us “joy”? That’s what I explore in this episode which is a Bible study on John 15:1-17.
Ritual or Relationship [Sermon]
While cleansing the Temple Jesus was full of “zeal.” What is it? (Because we too should have it.) This sermon on John 2:13-25 explores this idea and encourages us to move from ritual to relationship in our faith.
A healing response to trauma: Connecting to God and others (Growing deeper with Psalm 116)
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast I take us through Psalm 116, a passionate text about God’s rescue. The psalmist is proactive about connecting with God and others, an approach that is instructive to us today.
Christ is in the Control Room [Sermon]
The one who needs to be in control is. (And it’s not you.) In this sermon on Luke 24:50-03 about the ascension of Jesus, I discuss how his cosmic coronation is very good news for his people today whether in Tokyo, Rio or Oro.
Your weapons in the war against fear [Sermon]
Because of COVID-19 there’s a lot of change and uncertainty out there—and with it an invisible enemy: Fear. But how can we be victorious over
The Courage Equation [Sermon]
What are you facing in the next year? This Christmas Eve message explains ‘the courage equation’ and four ways to draw closer to God in the pursuit of courage.