Have you ever been stunned at something that God allowed to happen? Sometimes we even tiptoe around the competing thoughts of Did He allow this or cause this? And the more we think about it, the more it looks like God messed up. And then we start feeling really guilty for having these thoughts! In this message we finish our summer series on the miracles in John by looking at perhaps the grandest of them all: Jesus raises a man from death to life! He leaves no doubt to His power and love.
Tune in to hear Pastor Brad's devotional during our Sunday morning at-home gathering over Zoom.
In this message we continue our series through the Seven Signs in John's gospel, focusing on the miraculous healing of a man blind from birth. Jesus proves Himself 100% good, safe, and easy to trust. It's good being in His presence to encounter Him!
In this message, we see Jesus walk on the water. It truly was a miracle. But it showed something else: Jesus had authority over creation itself. The Creator remains the creator, and even re-creator, of all that He has made!
Life Change. The God we serve is a God of mercy, and this past Sunday is one of our church's favorites each year: The Hoving Home joined us to share testimonies of God's power, love and restoration. The testimony of Jesus moving in our lives is one of our most valued possessions. When we share that testimony, we proclaim His victory in us.
We celebrate our independence as a nation on the Fourth of July. But we also celebrate our dependence on Jesus! It's a comforting decision to acknowledge we serve Him. In the Scripture this week, we look at one of the great moments in Jesus's ministry: when He heals a disabled man of 38 years. His Word that healed that man is His Word that transforms lives still today.
We honor the life of Ryan Healey, the bold relationship he has with Jesus, and his present and future reality of always being with Christ. While we recognize our emotions of loss, we also celebrate Ryan's greatest victory. He lives on at the side of the Father!
In the Kingdom of Heaven, every single day is a day of celebration. Even on those days we mourn life's circumstances, we recognize that Jesus navigated the troubles of this world in an extreme way so that at the end of life, we could celebrate for all of eternity. Sunday, we celebrate the Fourth of July. But we also mourn the passing of a dear brother in the faith, 19-year old Ryan Healey. Join us as we process and walk through the difficulty of understanding and accepting God's answering of our prayers. We'll stand on the truths that God is good, and Jesus always wins.