This Way Up (Part 1): I Do Not Think That Word Means What You Think It Means

Matthew 3:1-4:11

A whole bunch of characters know the Word. Not all of them know what it means. One of them embodies it.


Pastor Jenn

This Way Up (Part 1): Alien Invasion

Matthew 2

A story about magicians, angels, a homicidal king, and the horrifying and unnecessary death of a townful of little boys. Why is this story even in the Bible?


Mini Message: Barb Jernigan

Main Message: Pastor Jenn

This Way Up (Part 1): Who’s Your Daddy?

Matthew 1

What happens when God is with us: we get better connected to our heritage, freed from our past, and our insignificance is turned into significance.

[God with us] means God will make sure things work out. –Dr John Goldingay


Pastor Jenn

This podcast will now also incorporate audio from the “Mini Message” (formerly known as “Children’s Message”), usually presented by Rev Barbara Jernigan. This particular episode also contains audio from an impromptu family meeting which happened right before our congregational time of prayer. 

For King and Kids

Psalm 8

A transition sermon between our series on Atonement (WDJD) and an extended meander through the Gospel of Matthew. Many thanks to for the use of their video and teaching on Psalm 8.


Pastor Jenn

WDJD: Jesus Defeated Death

Matthew 28:1-8

Jesus defeated death. If He didn’t, none of the other ways of looking at the atonement even matter.


Pastor Jenn

WDJD: Jesus Took Our Punishment

Isaiah 53

The lens makes all the difference.


Pastor Jenn

WDJD: Jesus Purifies Us

Leviticus 16

Sin is contagious. It needs to be eradicated. Jesus does that.

[Ironically, this is the one that didn’t get preached in church, on the anniversary of our Covid lockdown, because Pastor Jenn was sick with a fever that day. (She doesn’t have Covid–don’t worry!)]


Pastor Jenn

WDJD: Jesus Freed the Slaves

Exodus 14:5-31

There is no sin that doesn’t hurt anyone. The sin of slavery hurts everyone. And Jesus frees us.


Pastor Jenn

WDJD: Jesus Did Spring Cleaning

John 2

Cleaning out the good in favor of the best.


Rev Barbara Jernigan

WDJD: Jesus Ransomed Humanity

Genesis 22:1-19

Abraham could have stopped believing that this God who had called him was really different from the gods he had left in the human-sacrificing city of Ur, and obeyed no matter what, as just one god among many.

Abraham could have held onto his belief that this God was different from the gods he had left and as such God would never ask such a thing as sacrificing the son of the promise.

Either way, the promise was doomed. Or Abraham could have found the third way.

This is the one where Pastor Jenn completely loses it in the middle.


Pastor Jenn