Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: emptied, redeemed, repentance, Salvation

A snakebite proved fatal for the Israelite’s unless they looked upon the pole lifted up before them. In this Lenten season, our wilderness may look different, yet our “bitten” nature points to One lifted up on a pole.   Text: Numbers 21:4-9; John 3:14-21


A Study of the Hebrew Tabernacle

Speaker: Leon Hurst
Topics: atonement, Grace, holiness

The infinitely Holy God comes to dwell among the people of Israel.   Text: Hebrews 9, Exodus 25-27, Leviticus 24:1-9


Trusting a larger story…blessed are the persecuted

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: perseverance, redeemed, suffering

The eighth beatitude is most difficult to embrace and flies in the face of everything we know as humans. As one faithfully lives into this beatitude, consider how this points to our part in a much larger story.  Text: Matthew 5:10-12, 10:16-20


Peace among the buzz….blessed are the peacemakers

Speaker: Nevin Hurst
Topics: peacemaking

What does it mean to be a peacemaker? How did Jesus model it for us? And how can our actions make God proudly call us His children?  Text: Matthew 5:9


Setting an extra plate…blessed are the merciful

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: honor, mercy, servant

The word “mercy” was counter-cultural in Jesus’ day just as it is today. Consider why this core beatitude must sharply distinguish Jesus’ followers from those who follow anything else.  Text: Matthew 5:7; 9:9-13; 12:1-8


Restocking our fridge…blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness

Speaker: J. Carl Sensenig
Topics: Grace, journey, transformation

We are brought into right relationship with God through the transforming grace of Jesus Christ. Yet we know that there is unfinished work in our own lives, and much is awry in our world. We follow Jesus in obedience and in the hope of the coming perfection.  Text: Matthew 5:6.


House Cleaning…blessed are the pure in heart

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: confession, purity, restoration

What does the beatitude of “blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God” look like today? Consider an upside-down contrast Jesus calls out as an everyday person lives it out.  Text: Matthew 5:8; Luke 7:36-50


It’s all His anyhow…blessed are the meek

Speaker: Don Weaver
Topics: humbleness, meekness, strength, surrender

Help us to understand…. for Jesus to reign in our lives means that we must surrender our life and will to Jesus.   Text: Matthew 5:5, Num 12:3, Luke 1:38, Matt 11:29