The great artist Michelangelo left far more works unfinished than finished. Jesus’ work looks similar at first glance: he dies young and abandoned on the cross. Yet with his dying breath, Jesus voiced a declaration that changes everything. Dive into the rich significance of what it is that Jesus finished on the cross.
When asked why he continued to paint despite crippling arthritis, impressionistic master Renoir replied, “The pain passes but the beauty remains.” So it is with the cross of Christ. Continuing our series through the book of John, join in as Pastor Ken unpacks why Jesus went to the cross and for whom.
Everyone has an opinion about Jesus. But if we were to see him as he is today, every jaw would drop. And opinions would take a back seat to the revelation of who he truly is. Join in as Pastor Ken unpacks Jesus’ prayer from John chapter 17 and its implications for following Jesus today.
Running on empty Lillian Guild and her husband were driving along one day when they happened to notice a nice-looking late-model luxury car with its hood up at the side of the road. A man they guessed was the driver appeared agitated outside the car. So the Guilds pulled over to see if they could…
Christians gather around the world on Easter Sunday for the call & response, “Christ is risen!” “He is risen indeed!” And that can make all the difference in how you face today as well as your fears for the future. In this year’s Easter message, Pastor Ken unpacks three significant benefits meant to flow to us because Jesus has been raised.
What is God looking for from Christians? What’s his end-game? In his final evening with his closest friends, Jesus clearly addressed this via a powerful metaphor. Be our guest this Sunday as we lean in to understand this compelling picture of God’s purpose in our daily decisions.
Let’s talk about worry. Everyone does it. But rarely is it productive, healthy, or helpful. This week at yChurch, we go after several assurances Jesus gives his followers that are meant to replace our worries with peace. Jump in and get blessed!
Nearly 9 of 10 young outsiders view Christians as judgmental, & less than 2 out of 10 see any significant difference in the Christians they know. What should be different about authentic Christians? That’s what we unpack this week, straight from Jesus himself.
“If God has made us in his image, we have returned him the favor,” quipped 18th-century philosopher Voltaire. Come along as Pastor Ken unpacks Jesus’ distinct message from John 12 for each way people approach him, urging that we get this right. Because what we do with him is what we do with God.
Where is God when dreams get crushed? This week in John’s gospel brings us to an encounter where a family confronts Jesus with their deep grief, wondering why he didn’t come sooner. Through Jesus’ interaction with them, discover where God is in your hard times.