Research Assistant

Recently I have been given the opportunity to serve as a research assistant…for my 17-year-old.

Alexa has been working on a school paper about Soren Kierkegaard.

What I’ve learned has been fascinating. Soren (since we’re on a first-name basis) died in 1855 at the age of 42…which is my current age.

Soren had become disenfranchised with the church in Denmark.

Here’s why…

He argued for love in contrast to a “dead religion.” Christianity should be much more than objective facts to follow, rather it should be a relationship with God founded on love.

This Sunday, I look forward to sharing a sermon form John 5:1-16. This is a story of a man who had been crippled for 38 years. Here is the irony…. Jesus performed a miracle that would have left most anyone speechless and full of awe and wonder. However, the religious leaders became angry. As a result, this miracle marks the turning point in the ministry of Jesus when people began to question His motives and criticize his works.

There is so much more to discuss, so I hope you can join us on Sunday at either 9:00 or 10:45am. If you cannot attend in person, we are offering a livestream of the 10:45am service that can be watched HERE.

ONE MORE THING…I understand that during a sermon you may have questions about the text or even the application that are not answered, so I have started to follow up each sermon with a short podcast to answer those questions. You can see the Q&A podcast from this past Sunday here. And if you have questions during the sermon, you can leave them at the connect table, email them to or post online on our YouTube channel.