The Parables of Jesus
April - May Series
Through His life, death, and His resurrection, Jesus opened up an entirely new way to relate to God. Our relationship with Him is now determined by what Christ has finished for us, not what we must do for Him.
Jesus was the Master Storyteller.
“Parable” literally means to “throw alongside of”. Through His parables, Jesus is throwing down spiritual truth alongside a physical or real life example that we can grasp and apply to our daily lives. Through His stories we see what life in the Kingdom looks like, with Christ Himself, as our King. The parables of Jesus make sense in light of the cross and His resurrection. We have been brought from death into life. Through the parables, Jesus extends an invitation to all people to be a part of this new life that He offers - a life, on purpose.
Psalms: Worshipping God Through Every Season of the Soul
If we're honest, we often don't know how to approach God, and we're left before Him without words. We are at a loss, especially through seasons of doubt, despair, pain, and sorrow. If you don't know how to pray (and most of us struggle to do so), you can pray the Psalms. It's a book of prayers that were written to be sung. We no longer have the music but we have the lyrics and they are as powerful and as relevant as when they were first written. Perhaps we no longer have the music because you and I are meant to bring our own voice, the song of our lives, to these prayers. The Psalms teach us how to worship God through every season of the soul – through times of waiting, questioning, despair, depression, joy, and surrender. Each week we will highlight a certain psalm, while reading through all of them together throughout the summer. Follow the reading plan and don't miss a week as we gather to worship God through the Psalms this summer.