Conversations with Jesus

  • Parables: Stories of Christ – The Compassionate Employer

    In the final installment of our Parables series, we looked at the Parable of the Compassionate Employer. The first half of the parable shows a generous, […]
  • Parables: Stories of Christ – The Good Samaritan

    The familiar story of “The Good Samaritan” is told by Jesus in response to a question about “Who is My Neighbor?” As was often the case, […]
  • Parables: Stories of Christ – The Rich Man & Lazarus

    The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus reveals more about the nature of heaven and hell than any other parable Jesus told. No matter what […]
  • Parables: Stories of Christ – The Two Sons

    In the Parable of the Two Sons, Jesus showed the religious leaders that what a person says is not nearly as important as what a person […]
  • Missions Sunday

    On Sunday, Pastor Mark Shupe interviewed the directors of two ministries with far-reaching impact: Missions Ministries and Hope Haven Rwanda.
  • Parables: Stories of Christ – The Unjust Steward

    The Parable of the Unjust Steward is sometimes difficult to understand. It seems as if this dishonest rascal is praised for cheating his master out of […]
  • Parables: Stories of Christ – The Great Banquet

    God is the Master of all and is throwing a great banquet of forgiveness from sin and eternal life. He has invited many guests from the […]
  • Parables: Stories of Christ – The Rich Fool

    The Parable of the Rich Fool teaches us that we are fools when we fail to give God the thanks He is due for our many […]
  • Parables: Stories of Christ Introduction

    This week we introduced our winter series Parables: Stories of Christ. Parables are the sermon illustrations Jesus used to help fishermen and farmers understand the theology […]
  • The Greatest Treasure

    A fresh look at the story of Zacchaeus to show why Jesus must be our greatest treasure!
  • Thin Places: Nunc Dimittus

    In the third installment of the “Thin Places” series, we looked at Simeon and the Nunc Dimittus. Simeon was described as righteous, devout, filled with the […]
  • Thin Places: Benedictus

    On Sunday we discussed Zechariah’s Benedictus – his song of thanksgiving, praise, and blessing over his son John the Baptist who would prepare the way for […]
  • Thin Places: Magnificat

    On Sunday we discussed Mary’s Magnificat, her praise song to God after she heard that she would bear God’s son. We looked at the attributes of […]
  • Gratitude

    An attitude of gratitude is key to enjoying life and what is to uniquely characterize those who choose to follow Christ. Utilizing an encounter Jesus had […]
  • Alignment: Part 2

    In our second installment of “Alignment” we discussed how the building of the wall around Jerusalem served as a witness to all Israel’s enemies that God […]