SERMON SERIES: MEETING JESUS

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Everyone meets Jesus under different circumstances, but every encounter shares one similarity: those who meet Jesus find him impossible to ignore. In this series, we examine three stories from the gospels in which individuals encounter Jesus. In each, we’ll seek to learn one truth that shines through in that particular meeting.


PART 1: WHEN PIGS FLY

What happens when a demon-possessed man meets Jesus? A lot. In this message, we explore the strange and exciting story of a man who became convinced that an encounter with Jesus is always worth talking about.

Speaker: Justin Gerhardt

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PART 2: WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?

Everyone deals with fear. It finds us wherever we are, it has a great imagination, and it wants to be in charge. In this lesson, we'll explore one encounter with Jesus in Mark's gospel where he reveals to us the one thing that can break the power of fear in our hearts.

Speaker: Justin Gerhardt

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PART 3: NEO-NEONATAL

Sometimes, meeting Jesus brings us into contact with truth that challenges our assumptions and paradigms. We find a perfect example of this in Nicodemus' encounter with Jesus, an interaction that also gives us valuable insights into the nature of baptism.

1/26/14  Speaker: Justin Gerhardt

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OTHER MESSAGES

 Why looking for God in what he gives you might be the wrong approach.

Why looking for God in what he gives you might be the wrong approach.

 "The church" is a lot different than what many people think it is.

"The church" is a lot different than what many people think it is.

 Sometimes, we're good at remembering the things we need to forget.

Sometimes, we're good at remembering the things we need to forget.