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UPSIDE DOWN:
Jesus' Kingdom Parables


INNIE OR OUTIE
Matthew 13:10-17, 34-35 

MESSAGE 1 - 1.16.22

Today we begin a multi-week exploration through Jesus' real-life teachings on what God is really like (called "parables"). But don't be fooled; these parables aren't intended merely to illustrate simple truth or even get you thinking. They're intended to make you choose! And in the meantime, don't be surprised if you find yourself humbled to the core, while also feeling like your heart is going to beat out of your chest with joy.

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TRUE MYTH: Genesis to Revelation

JESUS IS THE CENTER
Luke 24:44-45 

MESSAGE 26 - 12.19.21

The Bible! A book we wouldn't think up if we could and couldn't think up if we would. We've spent nearly 11 months unpacking it's overarching narrative. Today, we bring it all to a close by seeing how it's only ever been telling one singular story about one person...Jesus! Join us and be awakened, not only to who book is about, but the wonderful things God is doing-in and wants for your life.

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TRUE MYTH: Genesis to Revelation

THE END OF THE BEGINNING
Revelation 21:1-6 

MESSAGE 25 - 12.12.21

J.R.R. Tolkien famously said that in the Bible we find a story that "were it not true, we would nevertheless, want it to be true." In-part, that's because at the center of the Biblical narrative is a message of unbelievable hope that's needed, unique, wonderful and accessible. Join us as we unpack this hope and how it can be yours today!

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TRUE MYTH: Genesis to Revelation

THE TASK OF THE CHURCH &
THOSE IN IT

1 Timothy 2:1-6 

MESSAGE 24 - 12.5.21

Would you be surprised to learn that the main task of the church and those in it is...prayer? Why you ask? And if that's true, how do we actually become people of prayer! Join us as we discuss.

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TRUE MYTH: Genesis to Revelation

THE GOSPEL FIXES EVERYTHING
(Part 2)

1 Corinthians 

MESSAGE 23 - 11.21.21

We continue our two week mini-series in 1 Corinthians exploring Paul's argument that when the Gospel is appropriated by faith it has the ability to not only inform but transform the everyday stuff of our lives...stuff like our sexuality, relationships, frustrations, freedoms, hopes and more. Join us as we learn to see the Gospel as a kind of skeleton key for life.

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THE GOSPEL FIXES EVERYTHING
(Part 1)

1 Corinthians 

MESSAGE 22 - 11.14.21

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is that by Jesus' life, death, resurrection and ascension, we who believe are freed from the past penalty, present power, and future presence of sin and brokenness. To the degree that we are able to bring that Gospel to bear on the everyday stuff of life; that's the degree to which that stuff gets fixed. It's a big claim, but it's the claim the Apostle Paul makes throughout 1 Corinthians.

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TRUE MYTH: Genesis to Revelation

MY ROLE IN THE MISSION
Romans 15:14-24

MESSAGE 21 - 11.7.21

Is it possible to enjoy a really clear understanding of your personal goals and sense of purpose in life? According to the Apostle Paul, it is. We look at Paul's farewell address in his seminal letter to the Romans and see that the more we really understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ and resolve to live in response to it, the more we find that clarity for which we are all longing.

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TRUE MYTH: Genesis to Revelation

A GOD UP TO SOMETHING
Acts 10

MESSAGE 20 - 10.24.21

At different times and in different ways, we're all asking some form of the following question, "Why is this happening? What is going on? What's next...God what in the world are you up to?" In this message we learn that what God's up to, not only in the world, but in each of our lives is both for our good and His glory! The bigger question is, "will we be up to what He's up to?"

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TRUE MYTH: Genesis to Revelation

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE?
Luke 24:1-12

MESSAGE 19 - 10.17.21

Scholar R.C. Sproul famously called the resurrection of Jesus Christ "radical," given that it literally touches the "radix" or root of the Christian faith. He went onto say that without the resurrection "Christianity is just another religion designed to titillate our moral senses with platitudes of human wisdom." But with it...Christianity is almost too good to be true. Join us as we see why!

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TRUE MYTH: Genesis to Revelation

3 CROSSES
Luke 23:32-43

MESSAGE 18 - 10.10.21

In this message, we move to the Gospel of Luke and see not just what the real Christ really did, but how He did it - by ultimately dying on the cross. It's a reality that presents us with two options for how to respond; rejection or repentance - seeing Jesus as the end of your life and therefore the only one who blesses you when you get Him and forgives you when you fail Him, or merely a means to another end that will ultimately only promise to bless if you get it, but curse you when you don't.

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YOUR TRUE NEED
Mark 2:1-12

MESSAGE 17 - 10.03.21

If the life and ministry of Jesus were like a diamond, moving from the Gospel of Matthew to the Gospel of Mark would be like turning the diamond's facets to get another perspective on the wonders of Christ. In this message, we see what the real Christ really did - the problems He came to solve and deep needs He came to meet.

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AT LAST
Matthew 1:1-17

MESSAGE 16 - 09.26.21

After 9 months together in the Old Testament, AT LAST we move to the new, and in doing so finally encounter the One whom the Old Testament has been anticipating all along - The God-Man Jesus Christ. Shockingly the New Testament opens with what feels like a mundane genealogy until you realize it's really a resume, showing Jesus to be one of surprising importance, hope and freedom!

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THE HEART OF THE SITUATION
Jeremiah 31:31-34

MESSAGE 15 - 09.19.21

Jumping back into our "True Myth" series during our new, weekly Dinner Church gatherings, we explore two tensions about God, that when held together keep us from whipsawing between legalism and relativism, as well as hyper-individualism and religious nominalism. In that way they allow us to live with peace and unassailable hope.

 

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DINNER CHURCH: Launch

WHY ARE WE HERE
John 6:22-36

STAND-ALONE MESSAGE - 09.12.21

Taking a break from our "True Myth" series to launch our weekly Dinner Church gatherings, we ask ourselves "Why are we here? What is Dinner Church all about? What is God most after in our lives?" While the answer is both surprising and refreshing, the reality is when we understand the "why," we are freed up to more joyfully step into the "what" and "how" of things.

 

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TRUE MYTH: Genesis to Revelation

DOUBT THAT DESTROYS
OR DELIVERS

Psalm 73

MESSAGE 14 - 08.22.21

We continue our 2021 "True Myth" series through the Bible, as a part of a Dinner Church Preview Gathering for launch on 9.12.21! 

Looking at one of the more iconic texts in the Bible, we discover how something with which we all struggle - doubt - can become a deliverer rather than a destroyer. 

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CONDITION OF THE HEART
Ezra 3:8-13

MESSAGE 13 - 08.8.21

We continue our 2021 "True Myth" series through the Bible, as a part of our Summer Sunday Gatherings In The Park! 

How do you know if it's Jesus or religion you're trusting in? Join us as we see what characterizes a heart that's grabbing onto the finished work of Christ. 

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TRUE MYTH: Genesis to Revelation

A LIFE CENTERED ON GOD
1 Kings 8:12-21

MESSAGE 12 - 07.11.21

We continue our 2021 "True Myth" series through the Bible, as a part of our Summer Sunday Gatherings In The Park! 

Undoubtedly, our lives are centered on something. The question is, is that something good enough? Join us as we see what it looks like to center our lives on a God, who never disappoints. 

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TRUE MYTH: Genesis to Revelation

FACING YOUR FEARS
1 Samuel 17

MESSAGE 11 - 06.27.21

We continue our 2021 "True Myth" series through the Bible; this week continuing our outdoor, in-person summer gatherings! 

When you're afraid, how do you deal? What are your go-to mechanisms, resources and postures? Join us as we look at the culturally iconic story of David and Goliath and what it tells us about how to face fear head-on and in a healthy way. 

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TRUE MYTH: Genesis to Revelation

TRUE SUCCESS
Joshua 1:1-9

MESSAGE 10 - 06.13.21

We continue our 2021 "True Myth" series through the Bible; this week beginning our outdoor, in-person summer gatherings! 

What is success? What does it look like? How would you define it? More importantly, how does God define it? Knowing that our understanding of success can make or break us, we look at the life of Joshua and how God defines success and a successful life. 

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TRUE MYTH: Genesis to Revelation

COURAGE IN A WORLD OF FEAR

Numbers 13:1-3,17-21,25-32; 14:1-12,20-24,34

MESSAGE 09 - 05.30.21

We continue our 2021 "True Myth" series through the Bible.

 

Needing courage to step into the Promised Land, Israel learned a severe lesson; courage is neither neither something we're born with or able to muster up. Join as we discover both the source and solution to our fear and courage. 

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TRUE MYTH: Genesis to Revelation

THE PROBLEM OF GUILT
Leviticus 10:1-3; 16:1-3,5,11,15-22, 29-30

MESSAGE 08 - 05.16.21

We continue our 2021 "True Myth" series through the Bible.

 

Atheist Jean Paul Sartre said that, “inside every human heart, whether you believe God or not, is a voice that whispers “not acceptable. Condemned.” Join as we learn from God about our guilt and what can be done about it. 

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TRUE MYTH: Genesis to Revelation

BREAKING FREE

Exodus 12:1-13,21-32

MESSAGE 07 - 05.2.21

We continue our 2021 "True Myth" series through the Bible.

 

Is church and Christianity restrictive? Does it keep us from experiencing a rich, full life? We put this objection to the test, ultimately seeing that there is more freedom found in following Christ than anything else. 

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TRUE MYTH: Genesis to Revelation

PEACE NO MATTER WHAT

Genesis 50:15-21

MESSAGE 06 - 04.18.21

We continue our 2021 "True Myth" series through the Bible.

 

More chapters in Genesis are reserved for the story of a man named Joseph than any other character or account in the book. Why? Because his life powerfully shows us how we can live with peace no matter what swirls around us. 

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THE SEARCH FOR LOVE

Genesis 29:16-35

MESSAGE 05 - 04.4.21

We continue our 2021 "True Myth" series through the Bible.

 

In this message, we examine the sordid story of a man named Jacob, who's search for love and romance shows us that at the heart of Easter is an invitation to live like someone who's held by a love that won't let you go. 
 

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TRUE MYTH: Genesis to Revelation

BLUEPRINT FOR SALVATION

Genesis 12:1-3; 15

MESSAGE 04 - 03.21.21

We continue our 2021 "True Myth" series through the Bible.

 

Through a promise made to an ancient man named Abraham, we see that God has revealed His a blueprint for, not only where He's been taking the world since the beginning of history, but where He wants to take you if you'll let Him. 
 

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TRUE MYTH: Genesis to Revelation

WHAT WENT WRONG

Genesis 3:1-19

MESSAGE 03 - 03.7.21

We continue our 2021 "True Myth" series through the Bible.

 

In this message, we see how all the frustrations, pains and problems of life ultimately find their origin in what the Bible calls "sin." Learn What Sin Is; What the Consequences of It Are; and Where We Find The Answer To It. 

 


 

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IN THE BEGINNING

Genesis 1:1-3, 26-31

MESSAGE 02 - 02.21.21

We continue our 2021 "True Myth" series through the Bible.

 

In this message, we see how all of life is found in God and there is no life outside of him. Enjoying the life for which we are created necessitates wrapping our meaning, purpose, love and hope up in Him.

 


 

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TRUE MYTH: Genesis to Revelation

A YEAR IN THE BIBLE

Psalm 119:33-40

MESSAGE 01 - 02.07.21

31,102 verses, within 66 books, written by over 40 different authors, in 3 different languages, across multiple continents, over the span of 1,554 years, ALL telling 1 life-changing story!

 

We kick off our 2021 series through the Bible exploring the immense value of this book that we have before us.