In this message Pastor David Ball focuses on the importance of listening and the myriad of self-help books coaching us in this skill. Most critically, Scripture records God himself admonishing us to listen to Jesus, His beloved Son. We are to hear what Jesus says, understand what he’s doing and trust him with our lives.
In this winter season during which so many are dying from the flu, Scripture reminds us that Jesus reigns over both the physical and spiritual worlds, this week with the healing of Simon Peter’s mother, last week with the healing of a demon-possessed man. Pastor David Ball explains that these afflictions strike because we live […]
In this message the Rev. David Ball explains that we must know Christianity is good before we understand its truth, a pattern or progression displayed by Jesus as he described the Kingdom of God. Also during the teaching, missionary Carol Stephens shared stories about her work with preschoolers in the mountains of the Dominican Republic. […]
In this message Pastor David Ball takes his cue from the first chapter of Mark which tells the story of Jesus gathering his disciples. They were called, as we are called. They were invited with urgency into the Kingdom of God as Simon and Andrew were. There they were repurposed for the Glory of God. […]
In this message Pastor David Ball shares some personal anecdotes about being lost as a child and the joy of being found, which is the theme of the John 1 passage featured in today’s readings. Philip, Nathanael, Jesus — all play out the wonder of being found in this passage, a picture of the central […]
In this message Pastor David Ball compares those who quickly break their New Year’s resolutions to those who don’t center their lives on the grace of God. Those who believe primarily in their own confidence fail because our confidence cannot come from within, but only from God. Our resolution should be to live by grace […]