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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.

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. 

Clean Break: Relationships in Philemon

We've all been there at some point: our relationships come to a point of strain where the fault lines cause a break. Maybe we boil over and we lose our tempers or we freeze others out by giving them the silent treatment. This two-week series shows us how we can mend those relationship fractures by exploring the story of Philemon and Onesimus.  In the book of Philemon, we discover that if the "break" is clean, putting relationships back together, while never easy, can lead to a stronger, deeper, healthier bond.

Jonah: No One Is Beyond God's Reach

The Old Testament book of Jonah is an intriguing account of a rebellious prophet who despises his God for loving his enemies. But by examining ourselves in Jonah's story, we can learn to trust God in His final decisions and give all our concerns to Him, while knowing that He desires to show love to all.  We learn that whether it is renegade cities or rebellious prophets, nobody is beyond God’s reach.

Mark: The Life of Jesus

The shortest gospel presents us with unique insights into the message and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth.  But it also presents us with riddles and puzzles.  Mark is about God’s reign, its present hiddenness but also future glory, its surprising way of coming, and its challenge. This Gospel is about discipleship, its costs and rewards, its failures, and its renewal. Mark is also about grace, and the way Jesus and his followers cross religious and social barriers to pass grace on to those who have been excluded from it.

Follow Me: The Adventure of Discipleship

Our core purpose says that we exist to "cultivate disciples of Jesus who embody God's love everywhere we go". But what does a disciple look like and how do you know where you are at and what's the next step to take along the journey?  Join us for a new series that explores our 5 core values and the adventure of following Jesus. 

Let There Be PEACE on Earth

Amidst all of the chaos in our world and in our lives that December can bring, the Christmas story is still, at its heart, a story of PEACE. During the season of Advent we are reminded again that peace isn’t found so much in a place as it is found in a person.  Peace isn’t the product of circumstances, it’s the presence of a relationship with the Prince of Peace, Jesus, who was born one night long ago in Bethlehem to guide not only our world but also our lives into the paths of peace.

Galatians: Freedom Through Christ

Galatians is one of the most compact but explosive books in the New Testament. As such, it has always been near the centre of debates... whether they are about ethics, faith and public life, a Christian view of Israel's scriptures or faith vs. works.  Throughout this series, we will learn how the simple message of the gospel can cause huge transformations in the lives of people and how a life of walking in the Spirit results in loving ourselves and others well.

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