We are back to the book of Revelation where we left off last summer as we talk about the great Throne Room scene in chapters 4-5. Mike Lamson walks through how familiar the first listeners were to this imagery, but not in the way the apostle John explains it. How does this identity John describes…
A special prayer and praise gathering! Regrettably, we cannot put this on the podcast due to copyright issues, but you can watch the whole gathering on our YouTube or Facebook page. Youtube: https://youtu.be/YV_35FTuFf8 | Facebook: https://bit.ly/3iClnaK
“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me…” Most people with a church memory remember the rest of this text that says “you will find rest for your souls.” But what was a rabbi’s yoke? Mike walks through how significant this word is, and how it changes how we view following Jesus.
Pastor Rachel Reinink returns to talk to us about the importance of food and the Table as part of our journey with Jesus.
The Reverend Emmett Michael Brown joins us again to show us how the story of the Prodigal Father teaches about discipleship, being a follower of Jesus.
The Great Commission is a popular text for churches. But much of how it’s applied is more like the “Great Conversion” than what “making disciples” means. Mike walks through the 1st century understanding of disciple making and Jesus’ “authority,” and how this mission gave his disciples is MUCH…
Peter walks on the water. Whether you’ve heard the story or not, most are familiar with it. Most interpret this story on how we need to “keep on our eyes on Jesus and never doubt.” But this is not how the 1st-century Jewish person understood it at all. Mike Lamson walks through how the understanding of disciples believed about following their rabbi and vice-versa has a…
Guest Eric English walks through some challenging words on thinking differently on what the phrase “the kingdom of God” is referring to.
Understanding the schooling of Jewish children gives us tremendous insight on the types of people Jesus chose as his followers. It was as shocking then as it would be today. Mike walks through the invitation of who Jesus invites to the Table each and every day, and why it was so shocking to to the…
What was the 1st Century world of Jesus really like? What did disciples of Jesus actually look like and how did they live? You might be surprised how different that picture is then today.
How does the resurrection even matter today? We end our Lenten series by talking about how Jesus rose from the ashes with miraculous power that we still see all around us each day. Join us as we conclude our “Rising from the Ashes” series on Easter Sunday!
Caterpillars and the Book of Revelation? What do these two have in common? Pastor Mike walks through the process of caterpillars as a hint to the transformation God is doing within us.
Grace. It’s a “churchy” word. And many times, those in church think it’s only found in the New Testament. Mike walks through God’s grace in Exodus, and also talks about how many of Jesus’ closest followers were thugs. Grace’s demand is not a burden, but a blessing.
Guest Pastor Jack Doorlag walks us through the biblical understanding of repentance. While it has been misused, repentance is a major teaching in the Scriptures, and Pastor Jack walks through the posture of repentance and how it’s significant to living the flourishing life.
Does God listen to us when we’re struggling? Sometimes it feels like His ears are plugged up. Mike walks through a text that reminds us that even when we feel God isn’t listening, He is closer than we think.
As much as we love to talk about Sin (The “S” word) and the Fall, Genesis 2 paints a picture of humanity’s fundamental longings, that for the Garden of Eden. Pastor Mike walks through how this intersects with our everyday lives, and how we can let go of the hopelessness of this world’s ways by connecting with our basic longings for Eden.
Mike starts our Lenten sermon series talking through a word that has been abused by the church, yet also is important in the story of Scripture, the “S” word. Mike reflects on the story of the first humans and what they did when they chose to go against the way humans were designed, and it is a…
Pastor Mike concludes our Meaning(less)? series in Ecclesiastes as the author reflects on the Teacher’s words to his own son, talking about how the words of Scripture matter, and how we tend to domesticate the Bible from some of the harder words that seem painful.
Mike continues our series in Ecclesiastes as the Teacher talks about the benefits of not knowing everything and how wise living is not based on success, nor taking our lives too seriously.
Mike talks about the pendulum of wisdom and escapism, and talks through how the Teacher in Ecclesiastes shows way we like to escape wisdom, including the dangerous posture of nostalgia in our everyday lives.