Jesus

Chrismon Family Service

Chrismons are a special kind of Christmas ornament created in the colors of white and gold to symbolize different parts of the story of Jesus and who He is. The LakeView Kids created these ornaments and hung them on the trees in our main auditorium during the four different parts of Jesus' story (Sunday's message): Jesus was Born, Jesus Lives/Dies/Rose Again, Jesus is God, and Jesus Saves. As you listen, may you be filled with joy for the amazing grace given to us through Jesus this Christmas season!

The Best Part of Knowing Jesus

What is the best part of knowing Jesus? Some might say forgiveness. Others, freedom from addiction. Still others would say it’s the peace and joy they’ve found in Christ. And most would probably say the promise of eternal life is the best part of knowing Jesus. While all those things are true and good, Pastor Andy preaches from Luke 10:38-42 to show us what the best part of knowing Jesus truly is.

God's Murdered Son

We continue to learn from the Gospel of Mark as Pastor Andy teaches another week in the Who is This Man? series. The passage is Mark 15, the trial and crucifixion of Jesus. As we see what Jesus endured on the cross, we’ll see how everyone around Jesus responded and reacted to Him, and we’ll be challenged with the question: What is my response to the crucifixion?

Stay Awake and Stay with Jesus

Pastor Andy continues the series through Mark’s Gospel. In Mark 14:32-52, Jesus goes to the Garden of Gethsemane with His disciples to spend the night in prayer. It was there He faced His darkest hour, the moment at which He began to experience separation from God the Father. As we see Jesus face the dark night of the soul, we’ll discover the way through (not around) suffering in our own lives.

Here's Your Cross

Pastor Andy teaches from Mark 8:27-9:1, the passage where Jesus says, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves, take up their cross, and follow me.” What does mean for us today? We’ll see that when it comes to following Jesus, we’re either all in or all out… are you all in?

Here's Your Sign

Have you ever gotten something mostly right, but a little wrong? Sometimes being close just doesn’t cut it. It’s the same with who we say Jesus is. If we’re mostly right, but a little off, it can have negative consequences on our faith. Pastor Alex continues our series through the Gospel of Mark and challenges us to see the signs and recognize who Jesus is.
 

The Evil Within

Pastor Andy kicks off the second half of our series through the Gospel of Mark, Who Is This Man?. We look at Mark 7:1-23, and discuss what is it that makes a person clean or unclean? Do you consider yourself to be presentable to God, or do you think of yourself as defiled and “unclean”? How do you know? And more importantly, if you are unclean, how do you become clean? These questions are answered in Mark 7:1-23.

Familiarity vs. Faith

Ryan Horrisberger, one of our elders, concludes part 1 of Who Is This Man?, our series through the Gospel of Mark.  In Mark 6:1-13, we see a lack of faith in the people Jesus grew up with.  But we also see a demonstration of faith in His disciples.  Sometimes, familiarity breeds contempt, but it takes faith to follow Jesus.  How comfortable are you in your Christianity?  Is it time to step out of the familiar and follow Jesus into the unknown?

Dealing With Demons

In week seven of our series Who Is This Man?, Pastor Andy teaches from Mark 5:1-20.  In this passage, Jesus invades the kingdom of darkness, binds the Strong Man, and destroys his legions with nothing more than a word of command!  Jesus's power is unlimited, and through our study of this text, we'll learn how we can deal with demons in our own lives and our world.

Are You Afraid?

In the sixth installment of our series through the Gospel of Mark, Pastor Andy teaches from Mark 4:35-41.  In this story, Jesus and the disciples head out across the Sea of Galilee in their boats, only to run into a dangerous storm that threatens their lives.  What Jesus does is nothing short of miraculous, and we learn how we can follow Jesus even amidst the storms of life.

Kingdom Thoughts

Mike Moll, one of our elders, continues our series through Mark's Gospel, looking at some of the parables Jesus told.  Jesus is the Son of God who brings the Kingdom of God near, and He uses everyday, relatable illustrations, analogies, and stories to show us what the Kingdom of God is like.  Do we have ears to hear?

Lord, Liar or Lunatic?

Continuing through the Gospel of Mark, Pastor Andy teaches through Mark 3:20-35.  In this scene, Jesus's own family says He's crazy and the religious leaders accuse Him of being demon-possessed.  But Jesus points out that while some make think He's a lunatic and others that He's a diabolical liar, those who seek to do God's will recognize Jesus for who He really is, the Lord.