Post by Pastor Stephen Growing up in Knoxville, we sang Rocky Top because that was our community anthem. Everything in Knoxville revolved around the University of Tennessee. Not only were there games to go to all year round, there were also clothes to wear and songs to sing. The big song for us was and… Continue reading Why do We Sing?
Post by Pastor Stephen One of the songs our family is singing lately is a storm song. It’s called Pitter Patter Goes the Rain by Christy Nockels from the album, Be Held: Lullabies for the Beloved. You can watch it here. This Sunday we’re going to hear stories about storms and God’s powerful presence in… Continue reading Pitter Patter Goes the Rain
Post by Pastor Dave Mark 4:26-34 Mark says its like a mustard seed. Ezekiel says its like a cedar tree – Ezekiel 17: 22-24. A tiny seed or a majestic tree? Which is it? Could it be both? Is it possible that God’s kingdom starts small and grows big? Is it possible that God’s… Continue reading What’s the Kingdom of God Like?
Post by Pastor Stephen What goes into a family? Is it limited to a roof or genetics? What separates your family and my family? Are love and commitment its source? In one sense my family has been defined in all of these ways. It’s those who live under our roof… me, Betsy, and Sarah… and… Continue reading How will you define family?
Post by Pastor Dave Mark 2:23 – 3:6 “REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY AND KEEP IT HOLY.” It’s the 3rd commandment – Exodus 20:8 Is it ok to pluck grain and heal hands on the Sabbath? How about soccer practice? Trips to the mall? Cleaning the house? Can I work on the Sabbath? …cut my… Continue reading The Gift of the Sabbath
Post by Pastor Dave John 3:1-17 When somebody mentions the word “God” – what do you think of? Some Creator dude so powerful you can’t even relate to? Some police officer writing tickets and taking names? Some stick in the mud deity living by an old set of rules? Some bigoted autocrat who loves only… Continue reading Jesus and Nicodemus
Post by Pastor Dave Acts2:1-21 Jesus was dead. And then He was alive. And the disciples gathered in a room off by themselves and waited – waited for God to act in some kind of definitive way. They didn’t have to wait long! The wind blew. The fire came – and something filled the room,… Continue reading More Than Imagine