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She Did What She Could
Encountering Jesus
- Sermon Series

March 16/17, 2019

Speaker: Pastor Ian Trigg

Scripture: John 12:1-11 / Mark 14:3-9

I believe it was Voltaire who first said: “In the beginning God created man in His own image, and man has been trying to repay the favour ever since.” Despite the cynicism that likely caused him to write such a line, he is not as far from truth as many judge him to be. We easily create an image or understanding of God based more on our personal experiences, desires or phobias more than on who the Scriptures reveal Him to be. Our series on Encounters with Jesus from John’s gospel is opening our hearts and minds to the truth of who Jesus is and why He came. 

This weekend, we’ll enter into the story of Mary of Bethany, when she anointed Jesus’ feet with very expensive perfume. We’ll consider her understanding of Jesus and contrast it with others (like Judas and the religious elite). Perhaps we’ll see a little bit of ourselves, a lot more of Jesus and, even better, discover just who He longs to be in our stories. Have a great weekend - I look forward to being in worship with you!

Discovering our Humanity

January 26/27, 2019

Speaker: Pastor Ian Trigg

Scripture: John 5:1-15

As I write this, I’m about to enter our worship center for Ruth Barkey’s memorial service. If ever there was a motivation for an encounter with Jesus, this serves as one. Life is a remarkable gift – but it is also a remarkably fragile gift.  Ruth was so ready for Jesus when death came because of her life of encountering Christ in a beautiful, joyful, inspiring way. 

We usually focus on how we encounter Jesus when we seek him out, but this weekend we’ll look at an encounter that had no human search involved: it’s the story of a man who suffered from a 38-year-long disability and how Jesus came along and decided to do something amazing. It’s just what He does in our lives! 

If you need something amazing from Jesus this weekend, this is the place to be! I’m pretty excited to share the platform with my oldest son, Kyle, as we will teach together about how Jesus comes to us and changes us. I so look forward to worshipping with you this weekend!