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.
Most Christians would say that prayer is of vital importance yet many of our prayers are tedious and boring. Effective prayer requires both a compelling purpose (WHY am I praying?) and also effective direction (HOW should I pray?). Thankfully, Jesus gives us both in a simple but compelling pattern known as The Lord's Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13). Join us for this compelling and practical teaching series where you'll learn 7 petitions that will help you move past inertia to achieve a more vital and effective prayer life in 2017.
Advent is a season of preparing our hearts to celebrate the coming of Jesus at Christmas. But who exactly are we preparing to receive? This year at Jericho, we are focusing on the five characteristics of Jesus prophetically declared in Isaiah 9:6... Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. As you get to know who Jesus is, you begin see why the focus at Christmas so often turns to wonder and joy.
So much of the teaching in the church today on Spiritual Gifts is either too rigid or too flaky. Time is wasted either forcing the Apostle Paul to answer questions he never intended to address or curbing excessive abuses. In this series, we attempt to stir up and unleash a broad concept of giftedness - not as a personal or individualistic thing but rather in community, for the community. After all, a gift isn’t intended to be kept to yourself!
What is true wisdom and how do you acquire it? Regardless of your age or background, this family-friendly summer teaching series in I Kings & Proverbs will explore the life of Solomon for answers to the questions wise people have been asking for centuries.
"But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control" (Galatians 5:22-23) But how do we actually grow these 9 things in our lives?
The words of Isaiah ring out to people who have known both the best and the worst of times in their own lives and who are in need of hope, healing and comfort. If you hold on, there’s a new day dawning...