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Truth To Power: The Book of Esther

In the game of chess, the queen is a formidable figure.  This summer, we’ll be diving into the Old Testament book of Esther which is a potent reminder of the real power of God to deliver people, as well as the ability of just one or two seemingly powerless people to be instruments of deliverance. Esther also reminds us that any person of faith may at any time be called upon to risk life or livelihood, status or reputation, to speak the truth to power. Queen Esther and her cousin Mordecai show us how.

Truth To Power: The Book of Esther

In the game of chess, the queen is a formidable figure.  This summer, we’ll be diving into the Old Testament book of Esther which is a potent reminder of the real power of God to deliver people, as well as the ability of just one or two seemingly powerless people to be instruments of deliverance. Esther also reminds us that any person of faith may at any time be called upon to risk life or livelihood, status or reputation, to speak the truth to power. Queen Esther and her cousin Mordecai show us how.

Who is Jesus: Gospel of Matthew

One of the defining questions of our lives is "Who Is Jesus and what does He mean to you?"  We'll be exploring this as we teach through the Gospel of Matthew this spring.  Join us for practical and challenging messages as we help you take a fresh look at Jesus and how the events of His life have the power to transform all of us. 

Disillusioned: What To Do When We Doubt

Some people see doubt as the antithesis of faith. But some types of doubt can actually be spiritually healthy because instead of stuffing the big questions or hard experiences of life down, we learn to engage them.  In this teaching series, we'll explore examples of doubt in the  Bible and learn more about how to process them in constructive ways.

Rhythms: Spiritual Habits for Soul Health

Forming healthy habits can nurture and sustain your growth in an ever-changing world.  Join us for a discussion of four spiritual practices that, if deployed with some level of regularity, will help keep you strong and vibrant in a way that you simply can’t get without some effort. Our 2021 Lenten journey will include sermons on fasting, community, sabbath and simplicity.

Worst Year Ever: The Book of JOB

Everyone has experienced hardship of some kind. You may have wondered why or what to do when life hurts.  The Old Testament Book of Job gives unique insights into themes of friendship, gratitude, suffering, and what it looks like to trust God's faithfulness in the midst of challenging times.

Advent: A Joyful Hope

It can seem like peace, hope and love and especially JOY can be hard to find in this tumultuous time.  Yet we can’t just rush forward toward Dec 24 or 25 and expect that a magic switch will flip and a kind of joyful hope will settle over our lives.  The Advent season is about getting ready. So this year, we'll be exploring exploring different characters in the original Christmas story and how they fought for and found joy in the midst of challenging situations. 

Sorry: Learning to Forgive

Saying "I'm sorry" is easy but living it out authentically is hard & complicated work. There's a delicate balance between justice and reconciliation. There's the weighty matters of confession, repentance, and restoration. Undergirding all of this is the forgiveness God offers to us that transforms how we offer forgiveness to others.  Join us for this 4 week series as we live out the call not merely to apologize, but to deeply embrace forgiveness.

Say What?! The Hard Saying of Jesus

Like some of his original listeners, people today find Jesus’ sayings hard.  Some sayings are “hard” because they are difficult to understand. Others are “hard” because the demands they make on our lives are only too clear. 

Join the people of Jericho Ridge this fall as we clear away cultural and historical difficulties which keep us from grappling with the real challenge of Jesus’ message. 

Daniel: In The Fire

In the life of Daniel, we see the powerful picture of a person who remains faithful to God in the midst of hardships & challenges. He and his friends endure times of great testing but they also see God’s redemptive plans unfolding in their lives and in the world. Ultimately, the book of Daniel helps instill hope that we, too, can be faithful when faced with our own fiery trials.

How Are You...Really?

The last few months have been a pressure cooker that's left many of us with more questions than answers.  For six weeks, we'll be exploring how faith can help us handle the unique challenges we are all facing right now. From finances to grief, parenting to mental health, we're taking a dive into the topics we've all been faced with head on since COVID-19 flared. We want you to know that we are here for you and that it's okay to not be okay. 

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