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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.

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. 

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.

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