Summer in the City

July 12, 2020 – Sept. 6, 2020

2020 looks likely to have a summer like none we’ve ever seen before. Yet in the midst of all the uncertainty and pain, we remain committed to spiritual life with each other in our city.

Message line-up:

Questions and Encouragement
Pastor Scott Austin

Do you have a question about a recent sermon or teaching? About the Bible? About living in the Way of Jesus in the midst of all that's going on around us? Let's talk about it! We'll conclude with a very brief encouragement about endurance.

James 5:7–11, Romans 5:1–6
Being Human
Kristen Brown
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This week we’ll reflect on what it means to be merely human in a world often pushing us to be more.

Matthew 11:28–30
Insignificant Beginnings: God in the Unexpected
Pastor Rose Percy

The mustard seed represents unprecedented growth from humble beginnings. Something that was supposed to be small and insignificant becomes something unimaginably great. Will we see the Kingdom of God at work if we must live and work with our labor unrecognized? What does it mean to be faithful during the harvest, to believe in what is being rooted in us?

Genesis 29:15-35, Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Do Not Be Anxious
Pastor Jenna Daniels

In a time when anxiety seems to be so close to many of us, we'll be exploring what Paul means when he not be anxious about anything. Would Paul still say that during a pandemic?

Philippians 4:4-7
Godly Decisions in a Time of Crisis
Pastor Scott Austin

All of us are facing tough decisions right now: related to school, work, family, and more. Let’s talk about how to practice spiritual discernment to help us make wise choices.

Weeding and Watering
Pastor Scott Austin
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Planting a seed is a hopeful, exciting act. Harvesting the mature plant is life-giving and tangible. But there is a long season of difficult, thankless work in between. How long, oh Lord?

Prayers From the Belly of the Beast
Pastor Scott Austin

In times of crisis or unrest, it can be hard to find the words to pray. What we need is a resource: a list of prayers for any occasion that we can access when we need them. Thankfully, that is exactly what we have in the book of Psalms.

Jonah 2:1–3, 7–10
Questioning the Questioners
Pastor Scott Austin

(This sermon was never given due to technical problems with Zoom.)

Man of Sorrows, Man of Protest

See this brief sermon here.

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