Jesus & People

April 21 – Acts 9:1-19

April 21 – Acts 9:1-19

Main Focus: Jesus transforms enemies into his friends, which reminds us of our desperate need apart from him and gives us confidence in his ability to save anyone. Last week we saw Jesus’s encounter with two disciples on the day of his resurrection—this week we’re...

April 14 – Luke 24:13-35

April 14 – Luke 24:13-35

Main Focus:Through the Scriptures, Jesus helps us make sense of his suffering, and our own, in light of God’s plan of redemption. Again, we’re spending a couple weeks of our Jesus & People series looking at Jesus’s interactions with folks after his resurrection—this...

April 7 – John 20:24-29

April 7 – John 20:24-29

Main Focus: Jesus is not just patient with our doubts but willing to prove himself real to us. Typically we start a new sermon series after Easter, but this year we’re gonna keep on going with Jesus & People to see some folks encounter the risen Jesus (but also...

March 31 – John 20:1-18

March 31 – John 20:1-18

Main Focus: Mary Magdalene encounters the resurrected Jesus and becomes the first evangelist. Every year at Christmas and Easter I try to warn you about the dangers of letting these monumental occasions, ones that we think are worthwhile enough to celebrate year in...

March 24 – Mark 10:17-22

March 24 – Mark 10:17-22

Main Focus: Following Jesus demands surrendering ourselves, including whatever is most precious to us. On this Palm Sunday we’ll be looking at how the invitation to follow Jesus demands our very lives, anticipating how, in the coming week, we’ll celebrate how Jesus...

March 17 – Matthew 11:28-12:14

March 17 – Matthew 11:28-12:14

Main Focus: The burdened and heavy laden encounter the Lord of the Sabbath and receive rest from him. Throughout the Jesus & People series you’ll see examples of folks who met Jesus and were glad about it, but this week we’ll see a few who weren’t. Here in Matthew...

March 10 – Mark 5:21-43

March 10 – Mark 5:21-43

Main Focus: In the middle of a chaotic moment Jesus cared for a sick woman and a little girl, and this tenderness characterizes both him and his love for us. Jared Trumbo, pastor of Vintage Church North, described the scene of Mark 5:21-43 this way: “Jesus glides...

March 3 – Luke 5:27-32

March 3 – Luke 5:27-32

Main Focus: Matthew the tax collector encounters an inviting Jesus, after which Matthew invites his sinner friends to meet the friend of sinners. Last week we saw Jesus’s encounter with Peter; this week we’ll turn to another apostle, Matthew. As we’ll see in Luke...

February 25 – Luke 5:1-11

February 25 – Luke 5:1-11

Main Focus: Peter the fisherman encounters the life-transforming Jesus and leaves his nets to follow him. This Sunday we kicked off a new sermon series, Jesus & People. This series looks at narrative examples of our 2024 theme A Lived Amen: seeing the surpassing...