The Apostles Peter and John stare in the face of the men that ultimately had Jesus killed and stick to their story, knowing full well that they were risking their own lives. After encountering the resureciton there is no alternative: proclaim what you've seen.
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In Acts 4 a story of healing and an imperative to turn from sin are paired together. We are reminded that turning away from something isn't enough: what are we turning toward?
The result of the Resurrection was a community that looked and acted differently. Acts 2 shows us some valuable hallmarks of that new movement, halmarks that should be a challenge us to go deeper into our commitment to live the Gospel.
In the second half of Acts 2 Peter delivers his famous Pentecost sermon. He focuses on complicity of the gathered Jews in the execution of Jesus, and the world changing power of the resurrection.
Acts 1: 12-26 Pray and Lead
In the second half of Acts 1 we see the Resurrection community gathered in a persistent and united prayer, and seeking to restore leadership in the movement so that the mission can go forward with integrity and continuity. What do we pray for? How do we lead?
Acts isn't an apologetic, it's not meant to defend anything. It tells its story with confidence that it matters; no hint of ego or self consciousness. Acts doesn't spend a lot of time being theoretical, it gets right to living. And so should we.
This week we wrap up "The Feels" series on Psalms. Psalm 139 is about a God who knows us and who is at once big enough to hold the world together and intimate enough to meet us where we are.
Guest speaker, Jay Carlson, speaks about feeling alone; referencing Psalms 142 and 57.
Pastor Noah continues "The Feels" series with the topic of love rooted in action... The way God loves.
The Psalmist asks God to let the evil make their own bed and lay in it. But he wants more, for satan to come alongside his enemy, for his enemies children to be forgotten and left without help or kindness. Has the Psalmist gone too far?
This God is a good God, a big God! From creation to re-creation he has been faithful. The proper response, the only real response is joy. God has got this, he has a future, its a good one, everyone is invited.
Amanda Whiting shares a wonderful Mother's Day message for people in all places in life.
The most vulnerable in our world cry out to God for justice, because they have no one else to cry out to. God is the only force powerful enough to take on their anxiety. They hope not just to be saved, but to be vindicated or avenged. This week we ask what might that vengeance look like and what role is ours to own, ours to pray for: how do we "shine forth?"
Awe/Humility/Righteousness: God continues to speak to us, sometimes through words, often without. The appropriate response is awe, and eventually a desire to be found Holy... But Holiness is so out of style these days.
Easter: "It's the resurrection, it's the best possible moment of the world."
A Palm Sunday message from Ali Hormann.
Ali Hormann gives her first message at the Gallery. Let's explore the parable of the workers in the vineyard and what a sense of inequality does to our sense of self. Matt. 20:1-16
According to Jesus we have to be careful about what we think are markers of the Kingdom, because they are not what we have come to expect.
Tune into the last of our 4 part series. Hear about what it means for the Gallery to repeat.
Listen to part three of the series. Pastor Noah teaches about what it means to respond as followers of Christ.