Making the Best of It, or Transforming the World

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qxuv6-d8f9e7

John 20

Are you an optimist, a pessimist, or a resurrection person?

Pastor Jenn

CASKET: Temple – Has God Left the Building?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ie24n-d84cc6

Haggai 1:1-11; 2:1-9; Mark 11:1-11, 15-19

The true Temple is the place where God and His people are fully present with each other together.

Pastor Jenn

P.S. This is super-embarrassing but must be noted: I make a very glaring mis-explanation in this message. In it I describe there having been three temples in Jerusalem (2 rebuilds of Solomon’s). This comes from my 1) being confused by the fact that the Temple during Jesus’ day is sometimes known as “Herod’s Temple” and 2) my having a hazier recollection of “intertestamental” history than I realized and, not having realized it, not looking it up. 

In fact the third literal Temple has not yet been built. This should not substantively negate the rest of this message but needs to be pointed out and corrected nevertheless.

CASKET: Exile – An Angry God?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-2yyyr-d78a43

Jeremiah 11:1-17

Daniel 9:15-19

If God were unable to be wounded by our rejection of Him, or unable to be infuriated when He sees people in His image oppressing each other and abusing creation, that’s when He would be an unjust psychopath.

Pastor Jenn

CASKET: Kings – Delayed Gratification

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-965v9-d6e3ee

2 Samuel 7:1-17; 1 Kings 8:20-30, 65-66

Sanctification and transformation 

Come from delayed gratification…

 

Pastor Jenn

Pastor Jenn Discusses COVID-19

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-wr73p-d6613e

CASKET: Sinai – The People of God

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-stwha-d660f9

Exodus 1:8-14; 3:1-14; 34:1-8

Sinai is all about identity. It is about who the Israelites are, and about who God Himself is. 

Pastor Jenn

CASKET: Abraham – Resurrection Faith

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-gdqkd-d5c22b

Genesis 12:1-5; 15:1-6; 22:1-18

The story of Abraham and Sarah not only gives us a preview of God’s plan to win back the hearts of humans in general, but shows us God winning the hearts of individual humans.

 

Creation: Declaring What’s Good

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-z4unq-d55ea7

Genesis 1:24-28; Genesis 2:15-25

“The only way for another created being to take over the humans’ role as the God-designated rulers on the earth is to create a rift between them and God.”

Pastor Jenn

Life in the Vine: Talent

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-gs67v-d49978

Ephesians 2:4-10

Our identity comes from God alone. Our status with God–our relationship with God–our salvation–is not earned. But it can be “worked out.” That is, if we have accepted Jesus’ reconciling sacrifice for us, if we have “signed up” to be His apprentices, if the Holy Spirit is residing with our spirits, our lives will be an expression of that fact–of our salvation.

Pastor Jenn

Life in the Vine: Treasure

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-meeaw-d3ea51

Deuteronomy 12:1-14

The way the fruit of God’s love through our Treasure demonstrates the extent to which all the other aspects of our lives really belong to Him.

Pastor Jenn