Mark 10:32-52 | The Color Purple Series | Second Sunday in Lent | March 8, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
Two disciples want special access to Jesus. Jesus responds by saying what it means to be first in God's kingdom.
Mark 8:27 - 9:8| FOCUSED Worship Series | Transfiguration Sunday | February 23, 2020 | Rob Hamilton, preaching
Who is Jesus? Peter says he's the Messiah...but doesn't realize what king of King he would be.
Mark 7:1-23 | Sixth Sunday After Epiphany | FOCUSED: Worship Series | February 16, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
Jesus faces down the religious leaders and criticizes their love of following ritual, but not loving others.
Mark 5:21-43 | Fourth Sunday After Epiphany | FOCUSED Worship Series | February 2, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
A woman who spent everything to be healed tries one last chance. A high official at the temple humbles himself to save his daughter. Jesus is in the middle of it all.
Mark 4:1-34 | Second Sunday After Epiphany | FOCUSED Worship Series | January 19, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
Jesus explains the Kingdom of God in parables and Pastor Dennis talks about Negro Spirituals and the movie Inception.
Mark 2:1-22 | FOCUSED: Worship Series | Baptism of Jesus | January 12, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
A young paralytic is brought face to face with Jesus. Jesus forgives the man before healing him. What does it mean that Jesus forgives?
“Blind Spots” | Mark 1:21-45 | Epiphany Sunday | FOCUSED Worship Series | January 5, 2020 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
On the first Sunday of the new year and the new decade, Pastor Dennis preaches on how we see or don't see the people in our midst.
Isaiah 35:1-10 | Verge of a Miracle Series | Third Sunday of Advent | December 15, 2019 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
Advent is a time when we know things aren’t right in the world. It is a time when we realize things aren’t right with us.
Isaiah 40:1-11 | Second Sunday of Advent | Verge of Miracle Series | December 8, 2019 | Rob Hamilton, preaching
Isaiah preaches for comfort for a weary people and Pastor Rob shares how this passage still speaks to a weary land.
Isaiah 2:1-5 | Verge of a Miracle Series | First Sunday of Advent | December 1, 2019 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
Pastor Dennis thinks the United Nations tries to establish peace in the world, but God's future peace will be so much better.
Christ the King Sunday | Ubuntu Worship Series | 2 Kings 22:1-10, [14-20]; 23:1-3 | November 24, 2019 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
On the Sunday before Advent, the people of Judah rediscover a lost document that they might have wished stayed lost.
Isaiah 5:1-17 and 11:1-10 | Twenty Third Sunday After Pentecost | November 17, 2019 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
Dennis remembers a mailbox during his childhood and we are reminded of a God that seeks justice and also wants to love us as well.
Exodus 1: 8-20, 2:1-10 and 3:1-15 | Ubuntu Sermon Series | Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost | September 29, 2019 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
Two women are able to thwart the evil plans of a king. A princess decides to care for a child that will one day lead the Israelites out of Egypt and into the promised land. God hears the cries of the oppressed and decides to act.
Jesus heals a woman on the sabbath and everyone is happy....except the leader of the synagogue. What does this passage from Luke have to do with a father's sarcastic letter to a church about how they treated his son who is on the autism spectrum? Find out.
Hebrews 11 is a gallery of Old Testament figures who were faithful to God. We learn about Abraham who was faithful to God, which didn't mean that he never doubted. We also learn about the link between faithfulness and obedience. Oh, and we talk about buildings.
We all like to think we would be the Good Samaritan in the parable with the same name, but Pastor Dennis shares that most of us would probably walk on by like the other two characters in this famous story.
Third Sunday After Pentecost | Galatians 5:1,13-25 | June 30, 2019 | Dennis Sanders, preaching
Paul tells the church in Galatia that we are made in free in Christ in order to serve. Paul then talks about the works of the flesh and fruits of the Spirit and we learn about the hearts of two religious figures through their Tweets.
Paul says in Galatians 3 that there is no male or female, slave or free, Jew or Gentile, but all are one in Christ. Pastor Dennis talks about the holiday of Juneteenth to explain that in Christ we called to live in radical relationship with each other.