Come Emmanuel!


What are you longing for this Christmas?  A special gift?  Special times with family?  Some peace and quiet?  Imagine what it was like for God's people to wait hundreds of years for the first Christmas -- the night of their Messiah's arrival.  They were desperate for him to come and set their lives and the world right.  The haunting hymn "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" captures this longing.  During the 4 Sundays of Advent, Pastor Dennis will unpack this powerful hymn and show us how the Christ of Christmas can meet the deepest longings of our lives.  Join us on our journey to the manger.

At the Feet of the Rabbi-Learning Life from Jesus

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  More and more people are seeking the services of a life coach to help them find personal success and fulfillment. But the One who knows us best is here, not to help us achieve our goals, but to lead us into the life we long for but never thought we could have. During our fall sermon series Pastor Dennis will preach from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. Let's come sit at Jesus' feet and learn life from him.

The subject of human sexuality has never been more controversial and polarizing, even (especially?) in the Church of Jesus. At our denomination’s recent global gathering, a statement of Human Sexuality was adopted that seeks to be both Biblically faithful and graciously compassionate. Pastor Dennis King will seek to unpack our position on this vital issue in this 3 part sermon series “Holy Sex”.  

Being a Christian is much more than believing a creed or attending services.  It's living all your life in companionship with God.  But that's easier said than done.  How do we walk with God with all of our inadequacies, struggles, and doubts?  We can learn a lot by tracking the life of David, a flawed human being who God formed into "a man after his own heart."  Listen to this life changing series called "GodFormed -- Doing Life with David."  

24- The Day that Changed the World

What a difference a day makes!  People say that phrase all the time.  No day has ever made a greater difference than the last day of Jesus' life.  In Pastor Dennis' sermon series, we will retrace the events that changed the course of human history, from his last supper with his disciples to his death on the Cross.  Whether you are a long-time believer or simply curious about this story at the heart of the Christian faith, you are invited to join us on a journey that will change your life.

Better Together

In America we pride ourselves in our rugged individualism.  In the church we talk about a personal relationship with Christ.  But Jesus never intended that we make this journey alone.  He has provided other travelers to accompany us on the way.  Who are your traveling companions?  Discover why you need these kinds of friends, where you can find them, and how you can be one.  

Advent-- Naming the Baby

His parents named him Jesus.  But prophets, shepherds, wise men, and angels gave him other names, names that reflect the baby’s true identity.  Emmanuel.  The Word made flesh.  Savior.  Christ the Lord.  Light of the World.  This Advent we’ll explore the meaning of these names and what they tell us not only about this child, but about us.  

What will you name the baby this Christmas?

The manuscript for Emmanuel can be read here.

The manuscript for The Word Made Flesh can be read here.

The manuscript for Jesus the Savior can be read here.

The manuscript for Christ the Lord can be read here.

Exiles -- Our Feet Here, Our Hearts There

Followers of Jesus find themselves living in two kingdoms at the same time: the kingdom of God and the kingdom of this world.  How can we live faithfully with our feet here and our hearts there?  In his first letter, Peter writes to Christians who are spiritual exiles scattered throughout the Roman Empire. He shows us how to live in a world that is not our ultimate home.

The manuscript for Own Your Identity can be read here.

We were unable to get an audio recording of Own Your Hope, the sermon on October 9, 2016. Read the Manuscript for Own Your Hope here.

The manuscript for Own the Difference can be read here.

The manuscript for Own the Battle can be read here.

The manuscript for Own the Pain can be read here.