There’s a little bit of mystery around the passages in The Song of Solomon, with essentially two parallel interpretations. In this message from The Song of Solomon chapter 2, we see both an expression of what love looks like in marriage, and a great image of how God wants to relate with us. Listen to the audio below!
The letters written to the seven churches in chapters 2 and 3 of Revelation are relevant to us today as we try to follow Jesus. Catch up on the entire series, below.
Losing Your First Love – Bum
Likely the reason that “Love” is included as a theme in Advent is because we see the baby Jesus as an indication of God’s love for us. And while that’s true, there’s another aspect of this story that has much to tell us about what God’s love is like. In this message from Matthew 1, Sabrina shares with us how Joseph and the way he loves Mary and the baby Jesus is an excellent model of Jesus’ love for us. Listen to the audio below.
Advent :: Love (Sermon delivered by Sabrina)
Friendship is at the center of how God made us — He made us to need people other than ourselves. In this message from 1 Samuel 18-20, Cris explores the contrast between our increasingly individualistic, consumerist approach to relationships, and friendship as God defines it. Listen to the audio below.
For many of us, nothing scares us more than needing to confront someone with truth. Often we care more about our own reputation or social standing than we do about God’s desire to reach people.
In this message from 1 Samuel 2-3, we’re encouraged to be people of courage, who not only discern God’s voice, but who also have the willingness to speak.
1 Samuel 2-3 – Speaking the Truth – Pastor Bum
“I really like it when people think they’re better than me,” said no one — ever. It’s one of the most universally disliked characteristics when we see it in others, and often something we are blind to in ourselves. And what’s worse, it keeps us from understanding what it means to love God and to love each other.
In this message from the book of Ephesians, Cris shares from one of his favorite passages about how the mystery of God’s love is the one thing that can kill pride. Listen to the audio below!
If you knew you had only 12 hours to live, how would you choose to spend those final hours? A party with friends? A few thrill-seeking adventures?
This may be a hypothetical question for us, but in scripture we see Jesus knows quite clearly that He’s going to die. He knows exactly when and how it’s going to happen. And as we watch the final hours of His life unfold in the book of John, it’s striking that Jesus chooses to continue to serve.
You can listen to the full audio of Pastor Bum’s sermon from John 13, below.
Washing Each Other’s Feet – Pastor Bum
All of us can likely remember a time when our mom or dad embarrassed us. And many of those embarrassing instances likely revolve around too much affection being shown in public.
It was this kind of unabashed affection that God publicly pours out about Jesus upon being baptized. And this declaration reveals to us both who Jesus is, and the type of love God has for us.
Listen to Pastor Bum’s message from today’s Epiphany service using the link below.
Epiphany | God’s Unabashed Love – Pastor Bum