Boundless Authority – Matthew 8:18-34

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches week #2 in our study, “Passport”. It’s a very “Christian” thing to say that Jesus has all authority in our lives? But does He? Matthew 8:18-34 shows the magnificent power and boundless reach of the authority of Jesus as it challenges us to decide whether or not we are willing to submit fully to that authority.

Boundless Grace – Matthew 8:1-17

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg launches us into our new series, “Passport.” Understanding who you are is vital to knowing your purpose and mission. When it comes to our faith, our identity as disciples of Christ shapes our everyday actions. In Matthew 8:1-17 Jesus’ identity as an expression of God’s boundless grace leads us forward in our own identity and missional calling in His …

Raising the Bar – Matthew 5:17-48

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg continues our study of Matthew as we look at the next section of the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus begins the Sermon on the Mount by reminding his disciples of their calling to and blessing in His alternate kingdom. But how, then, does this change His disciples lives? In the next section of His teaching, Jesus raises …

A Different Look – Matthew 5:1-16

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg preaches the second week of series, “The King and His Kingdom.” Last week, Matthew introduced the call to the Kingdom of Heaven through Jesus’ ministry. But what does it look like for us to live in and for such a kingdom? We see Jesus begin to clearly define the life of a Kingdom disciple in the opening …

Temptation and Trials – Matthew 4:1-11

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Pastor Ron Eckberg concludes our current series in the opening chapters of the Gospel of Matthew. Have you ever been tempted? Of course you have. Have you ever given in to temptation? A double “of course you have”. Fighting the battle with the myriad of temptations that come our way is the most common of our human experiences. Even Jesus …

The Plunge – Matthew 3:13-17

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg leads us through the next passage in our study of the Gospel of Matthew. After John the Baptist has called God’s people to repent, Jesus immediately shows up to begin His ministry. The interaction between John and Jesus is one of common practice conducted with unique purpose. As we read the scene we see the unique joy and meaning …

Setting the Table – Matthew 3:1-12

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg continues our series in the opening chapters of Matthew. Before Matthew begins the story of Jesus’ life and ministry, we meet John the Baptist. John is a man on a mission. He is announcing the serious need to prepare for the arrival of the long-awaited Messiah. And what do we learn from this bold proclamation from an …