SERMON SERIES: JESUS, MONARCH
Life coach. Superhero. Philosopher. Spiritual guru. Humanitarian. Fanatic. There are a lot of opinions about who Jesus is. It’s always been that way. But if you were to ask Jesus (and people did), he’d say he came to reign over mankind as King. In this series, we’ll consider what, exactly, that means--and why it matters to you.
PART 1: STARTLED
What are your expectations of Jesus? No matter who you are or how much you’ve actually interacted with him, you probably have some. Maybe you expect him to heal you. Maybe you expect him to make you give all your money away. Or make you richer. Maybe you expect him to make you a better husband. Or less anxious. Maybe you expect him to act like Mr. Rogers. Or who knows—maybe you expect him to act more like President Trump. As we begin this series, we’ll find that Jesus has a way of defying our expectations, whatever they may be. And we’ll find that our response to that dissonance makes all the difference.
3/17/19 Speaker: Justin Gerhardt
PART 2: HEIR APPARENT
Beto. Trump. Capitalism. Affluence. Family. Ourselves. We love choosing kings. We're just bad at doing it. In this message, we'll explore the way our deepest needs are poorly met by the kings we often choose—and the way the're perfectly satisfied by only one monarch: Jesus.
3/24/19 Speaker: Justin Gerhardt
PART 3: DISPATCHES FROM THE KINGDOM
When Jesus tells a story, it reveals something about life in his Kingdom. In this message, guest speaker Logan Owens explores a story Jesus told about a Jewish wedding—you may not ever go to a Jewish wedding, but you'll want to hear what this one has to do with you.
3/31/19 Speaker: Logan Owens
PART 4: MORE DISPATCHES FROM THE KINGDOM
Ever wanted a little credit for being better than other people? I mean, you're not the greatest person alive, but at least you're not like ________. If you've ever felt this way (and most of us have), Jesus has a story for you.
4/7/19 Speaker: Justin Gerhardt
PART 5: KING ON A CROSS?!
What kind of king comes to the throne destined to die a common criminal's death? And embraces that destiny? Our King. Here's why that matters, why it had to be that way, and what it means for us.
4/14/19 Speaker: Justin Gerhardt
PART 6: RESURRECTED & REIGNING
Out of everything that substantiated Jesus' claim to be King, there's one thing that stood (and continues to stand) above the rest: his resurrection. But can we trust that it happened? And what does that event 2000 years ago mean for us today?
4/21/19 Speaker: Justin Gerhardt