Why did Jesus hang out with tax collectors and sinners? Is it right to pay taxes? What is truth? Join us all summer long as we explore some of the more challenging and provocative questions that people asked Jesus in the Bible. 

June 14

Traditional- Tyler Ward

“Are Only a Few People Going to be Saved?”

Luke 13:22-30

So many claim to know Jesus, but simply knowing about Christ won’t save us. What are you relying on in order to be saved?

 

Contemporary- Neil Westbrook

“Why do You Break the Traditions of the Elders?”

Matthew 15:1-2

We all have traditions that we love and cherish. But what happens when our traditions become a stumbling block for our faith? 

 

June 21

Traditional -Neil Westrbrook

 “Why do You Break the Traditions of the Elders?”

Matthew 15:1-2

We all have traditions that we love and cherish. But what happens when our traditions become a stumbling block for our faith? 

 

Contemporary-Andrew Garnett

“Don’t You Care that We are Perishing?” 

Mark 4:35-41

The Bible tells us about a loving, compassionate Jesus, yet our lives can be filled with hardship, difficulty, and suffering. Does Jesus actually care?

 

June 28

Traditional- Andrew Garnett

“Don’t You Care that We are Perishing?” 

Mark 4:35-41

The Bible tells us about a loving, compassionate Jesus, yet our lives can be filled with hardship, difficulty, and suffering. Does Jesus actually care?

 

Contemporary- Neil Westbrook

 “Lord, Should We Strike with Our Swords?” 

Luke 22: 47-53 

 We are living in a time of global unrest. How does Jesus’ life and teachings shape our view of violence and war?

 

July 5

Combined Worship/Contemporary- Tyler Ward

 “Is It Right for Us to Pay Caesar or Not?”

Scripture: Luke 20:20-26

Having dual citizenship in God’s kingdom and on earth is tricky. How do we balance our duties and responsibilities to both?

 

July 12

Traditional- Neil Westbrook

 “Lord, Should We Strike with Our Swords?” 

Luke 22: 47-53 

We are living in a time of global unrest. How does Jesus’ life and teachings shape our view of violence and war?

 

Contemporary- Tyler Ward

“Who’s the Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?”

Matthew 18:1-5

The way the world defines “greatness” is vastly different from how Jesus defines it. Whose definition do you prefer?

 

July 19

Traditional- Tyler Ward 

“Who’s the Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?”

Matthew 18:1-5

The way the world defines “greatness” is vastly different from how Jesus defines it. Whose definition do you prefer?

 

Contemporary- Neil Westbrook

 “How can Someone be Born Again?”

John 3:1-21

Are you a “born again” Christian? The Christian life is more than a one time decision, it’s a lifelong process of spiritual transformation. 

 

July 26

Traditional- Neil Westbrook

 “How can Someone be Born Again?”

John 3:1-21

Are you a “born again” Christian? The Christian life is more than a one time decision, it’s a lifelong process of spiritual transformation. 

 

Contemporary- Andrew Garnett

“What is Truth?” 

John 18:33-38   

History books say that Jesus was a good man with interesting teaching; the Bible describes him as something more. What are we to do with Jesus? 

 

August 2

Traditional- Andrew Garnett

 “What is Truth?” 

John 18:33-38   

History books say that Jesus was a good man with interesting teaching; the Bible describes him as something more. What are we to do with Jesus? 

 

Contemporary- Neil Westbrook

“Are You the One Who is to Come, or Should We Look for Someone Else?”

Matthew 11:1-6 

Some find the claim that Jesus is the only way to God to be exclusive or offensive. What do we mean when we claim that Jesus is the Son of God? 

 

August 9

Traditional- Neil Westbrook

“Are You the One Who is to Come, or Should We Look for Someone Else?”

Matthew 11:1-6 

Some find the claim that Jesus is the only way to God to be exclusive or offensive. What do we mean when we claim that Jesus is the Son of God? 

 

Contemporary- Tyler Ward

“Why Do You Speak in Parables?”

Matthew 13:1-23

Parables aren’t meant to be understood by everyone. Is your faith strong enough to make sense out of these teachings?

 

August 16 

Traditional- Tyler Ward

“Why Do You Speak in Parables?”

Matthew 13:1-23

Parables aren’t meant to be understood by everyone. Is your faith strong enough to make sense out of these teachings?

 

Contemporary- Neil Westbrook

 “Why Does Your Teacher Eat with Tax Collectors and Sinners?” 

Matthew 9:10-13

Jesus was frequently criticized for the company he kept. Instead of judging people who don’t meet our social, religious or moral expectations, what if we got to know them instead? 

 

August 23

Traditional- Neil Westbrook

 “Why Does Your Teacher Eat with Tax Collectors and Sinners?” 

 Matthew 9:10-13

Jesus was frequently criticized for the company he kept. Instead of judging people who don’t meet our social, religious or moral expectations, what if we got to know them instead? 

 

Contemporary- Gavin Spell

“Moses Commanded Us to Stone Such Women. Are You Going to Cast a Stone?”

John 7:53-8:11

Why are we quicker to point out the sins of others instead of dealing with our own sins?