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This Epiphany season, we will be exploring the question, "Why Church?" As you know, people come to church for a variety of reasons - community, obligation, or even for the coffee. But those are surface level reasons. When we really look deep into the "why" of church, it's all about what God does in our hearts: transformation. And, that's what people are seeking, to be transformed! So why church? Because church...
Sunday, March 3 of the Why Jesus? Project is Because Jesus is love. The story is Matthew 16:24-17:8. In it, Jesus gives a difficult assignment, take up your cross, lose your life. Who wants to be a loser? Then, Jesus gives these disciples a glimpse of glory and a change of heart. On the mountain, … Continue reading Transfiguring
We are down to our final weeks with "Why Jesus?" This week, Pastor Sara Spohr from Roseville Lutheran Church in Roseville, MN shares a story on Why Jesus? Because Jesus is trustworthy. That's the theme for this Sunday, February 24 of the Why Jesus? Project. Spohr writes: I visited Tanzania for the first time 13 years … Continue reading God is Trustworthy
Cross+Gen Bonus Material! Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Roseville, MN created some bonus materials for the Why Jesus? Project for Sunday, February 24. The story is found in Matthew 14:13-33 when Jesus feeds the 5,000 and when Jesus walks on water. POP is part of the Why Jesus? team and the Why Jesus? video series. … Continue reading Feeding People
Meet Peter Christ. He is one of the pastors of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Roseville, Minnesota. He’s a former restaurateur who takes bread and wine seriously, and not much else. Check out his post on the stories for Sunday, February 17: To this day, my favorite joke* is one that requires a lengthy and … Continue reading My Favorite Joke