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May 2022

Apostles Series | Judas Iscariot

Despite being the one who betrayed Jesus, Judas Iscariot is probably one of the most well known of the apostles. Pastors Nathanael and Mark dig into what the Bible tells us about Judas and explore questions surrounding why he would betray Jesus and what might have been going on in Judas' head as these events unfolded. Even though Judas is seen as an enemy of Christ, it is important that we humbly account for the ways in which we might face similar temptations as Judas and understand what truly makes us strong in Christ. 

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May 2022

Apostles Series | Paul

Paul was one of the most influential apostles yet perhaps the most unlikely as well. Formerly known as Saul, and a great persecutor of the Church, Paul's story reminds us that the grace of Christ can reach anyone. No sin is too great to be forgiven and no individual too lost to be used in the service of God's kingdom. 

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Mar 2022

Apostles Series | Bartholomew

Bartholomew, also known as Nathanael, was an apostle that was not mentioned often in Scripture. Outside of the lists of the apostles in the Gospels, we are only given one story about Bartholomew. Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Mark Tiefel dig into that account to explain what we know about Bartholomew and what we can learn from him. 

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Mar 2022

Apostles Series | James the son of Zebedee

As we continue our Apostles Series, we come to one of the apostles who witnessed the greatest events in Jesus' ministry. James was the brother of John, the Apostle, and co-worker with Simon Peter and Andrew. James was also one of the three apostles who were allowed to see unique aspects of Jesus' ministry.

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Feb 2022

Apostles Series | Paul

We dig into the life of one of the most important figures in Christianity - the Apostle Paul. Paul was unique when compared to the rest of the 12 Apostles. God used the prior events of Paul's life, when he was known as Saul, to shape him into the leader that he would become. Paul was also instrumental as a writer of Scripture - the Holy Spirit using him by inspiration to author much of the New Testament. 

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Jan 2022

Apostles Series | Simon Peter

Pastor Mark and Pastor Nathanael discuss the monumental legacy of Simon Peter in the Scriptures. Peter is probably the most well-known apostle, but not always for the best reasons. Join us in this study as we take a look at the familiar lessons about Peter's life and gain surprising and helpful insights for our faith! 

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May 2021

The Apostle James the Son of Alphaeus

On May 1st, the church also remembers the Apostle James (the son of Alphaeus). This may be the most challenging of all the apostles, because there is so much confusion around the person of James. There are many men named James in the New Testament and it can be a challenge to sort through the information we have in the New Testament to determine who is who. We will look at the different persons named "James" in the New Testament and sort through what we know about this Apostle who was called "the son of Alphaeus" (Matthew 10:3). Join Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Mark Tiefel for another journey through the apostles of Jesus and what we can learn from them today! 

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May 2021

The Apostle Philip

On May 1st, the church remembers the Apostle Philip. Philip was not one of the most familiar of the apostles, but he was possibly the first to be called by Jesus as a disciple. He was from the city of Bethsaida in Galilee, and has a close relationship to Nathanael (John 1). Join us as we study the scriptures to learn more about Philip and then learn from Philip's example as a follower of Jesus. We will be motivated by his zeal and encouraged by his faithfulness as we too strive to point others to Jesus of Nazareth, "of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote" (John 1:45). 

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Dec 2020

The Apostle John

The church remembers the Apostle John on December 27th. John was one of the most famous disciples and we know a great deal about him from the New Testament. Join us as we review the life of this important follower of Jesus, look at the New Testament writings he left behind and what message he leaves us with. We will also look into his later life after Jesus' ascension as he serves the Lord into old age, and some of the traditions that surround the "one whom Jesus loved." We will be motivated by his zeal and encouraged by his faithfulness as we too strive to "be faithful unto death, and the Lord will give you the crown of life" (Revelation 2:10). 

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Dec 2020

The Apostle Thomas

On December 21st the church remembers the Apostle Thomas. Thomas has received the unfortunate nickname "Doubting Thomas" because of his reaction to the word of Christ's resurrection. Join us in this episode as we dig into the Bible and the deeper character of Thomas, which reveals one who was not a faithless doubter, but one who was honest in his faith. We will consider the proper relationship between evidence and faith and look at what that faith moved Thomas to do out of love for His Savior and in concern for his fellow man. Truly, a wonderful example for us all!

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