Part I | The Problem with Religion
In what is one of, if not the, earliest letter written by the Apostle Paul, the underlying singular problem—the problem underneath all the other problems—of religion is laid bare. In this six-week series, we explore how faith in Jesus calls us to a completely different life, instead of a merely “religious one.”
Part II | Forgiven & Free
While the first half of Paul’s letter to the Galatians outlines the problems with religion, the second half highlights the beauty and brilliance of true faith in Christ. Instead of religious rituals, rules, and regulations, the gospel liberates us to live forgiven and free.
As we meditate upon Psalm 23 this summer, we will uncover the richness and beauty that has inspired faith in the Good Shepherd for thousands of years. What’s more, we will see clearly the character of our God and who we are as His sheep, as we will explore each line of Psalm 23 through The Good Shepherd sermon series. Click here to watch a three-minute Bible Project video on “The Meaning and Purpose of Anointing in the Bible.
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In this study, we’ll learn to see God’s greater story in the story of Jonah and in how we can relate to this prodigal prophet ourselves. How many of us have felt like running from God, like everything is going better for everyone else, or that life has tossed us overboard?
We invite you to journey through Lent with us. Through the writings of Matthew, Luke, and Paul, Pastor Bronzan will guide us each Sunday morning as we focus our hearts and minds on Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice and gift. Dive deeper after each sermon by considering the reflection questions below. These can be used on your own or in a small group.
An eight-session journey through the Lord’s Prayer. With teaching, testimony, and conversation, this course is designed to help you and your community grow and deepen in prayer, one week at a time.
While we are studying Luke in this sermon series, let’s read the gospel of Luke from start to finish. Statistically-validated studies by the Center for Bible Engagement have shown that reading the Bible four or more times a week is the positive tipping point in our journey to become more like Jesus. People who read the Bible four or more times a week are 228% more likely to share their faith with others and 231% more likely to disciple others. So let’s get reading! As you read, pay attention to Luke’s special emphasis on the Holy Spirit, prayer, and joy.
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To watch 3-4 minute videos on each chapter, see the Spoken Gospel’s Jesus in All of Luke.
As followers of Jesus, we are called to make disciples, but often the how—where to start and who to disciple—can feel intimidating and overwhelming. Through 20-minute videos and guided discussion, we will discover not only how we can make disciples, but also how in Christ we have all that we need to follow Jesus and lead others on their journey to do the same.
During the season of Lent, we reflected upon the centrality of the cross—understanding what God did on our behalf through Christ’s voluntary submission to crucifixion and death. While Jesus did indeed die to “save us” and “forgive our sins,” what He achieved on the cross entails so much more. Through Christ’s death, resurrection, and ascension, we are united with Christ, we are adopted into God’s forever family, and we are loved by a just, forgiving, communal, self-sacrificial God. To engage with these resources, click the link below.
For this series, we reflected on the entire book of Ephesians, moving beyond simply reading it, but really slowing down to dwell in the Scripture, pray through it, and apply the text to our lives as we learn about our identities in Christ as those called together to be His body. Visit our Online Campus to access reflection guides for five days of the week for ten weeks by clicking the resource button below.