How We Purposefully Embrace Death

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches the second week of our Back-to-School series, “The Final Bell,” in which we discuss the biblical significance of embracing death. Last week we discussed the need to embrace¬†the reality of death in order to allow Jesus’ victory to¬†sharpen our focus, clarify our purpose, and deepen our joy even in the loss and pain of physical death. …

Why We Must Embrace Death – Psalm 90:12-17

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg kicks off the first week of our Back-to-School series, “The Final Bell,” in a discussion about death. We know death is important (we talk about Jesus’ death). We know death is inevitable (we talk about how every person dies and faces judgment). But, still, we often keep it at an arms-length. We prefer not to deal with …

Death and Hope – Genesis 23:1-18

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches from Genesis 23:1-18 as we continue in our series, “Risk and Reward.” As uncomfortable as it sounds to many people, death is a normal part of life. One of the distinctions between the church and the world is HOW we experience death. In Genesis 23, Abraham is faced with mortality and shows us the great hope …

This is the End – Mark 15:33-47

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches us through Mark 15:33-47. We all suffer through the brokenness of this world. Our brokenness manifests itself most clearly in the reality of death, a reality that even Jesus faced. This week we study the death of Jesus. In these verses we find the full extent of His sacrifice and recognize that this act was everything …