Philippians - Honor One Another I: Heaven Here and Now
The New Exodus in Mark IV: Freed to Serve | Rob Smidt
Philippians 1:8-11, 20-24, 27
Brandon Cook. Paul writes from to the Philippians from prison, wrestling with big questions—he touches on the nature of eternal life and of heaven. In this message, we explore the theology of heaven and what it means to be a follower of Jesus here and now. We see, for example, that part of the work of the contemporary church is to deconstruct the Gospel Americana with its message that the goal is heaven rather than Jesus. This allows us to wrestle with our own big questions: How do we live well here while resting in the hope of eternal life? What does heaven here and now look like, and how would we lean into it?
The New Exodus In Mark III: Let Your Life Go | Barbara Sunofsky & Jaci Anderson
Rob Smidt. In this week's devotional teaching, we wrestle with ways we resist the new Exodus. As believers, when given the choice between slavery and freedom from ourselves, we continually choose slavery. We consider how to choose freedom and a new exodus by choosing to die to ourselves and step into a life of service toward others as a commitment to learning to live and love like Jesus, the Servant of all.
The New Exodus in Mark I: Entering the Story | Brandon Cook
Barbara Sunofsky & Jaci Anderson. The New Exodus calls us to risk and let go of the things that hold us back from true life. In this live discussion, Barb and Jaci wrestle with the scripture in a conversation that invites us to consider how Jesus is inviting us to lay down our lives for his sake.
Brandon Cook. Mark re-tells the story of the Exodus—the great salvation event in Israel’s history and imagination—through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. In this message, we explore how Jesus is the beginning of the New Exodus and what that means for us. Specifically, we are called into the first two concrete actions of discipleship: “dropping our nets,” as Jesus’ early disciples did, and repenting so that we can turn into the Kingdom of God.