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Jun 4, 2017
Say What – Part 2 – A Bald Prophet’s Bizarre Use of Power
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  • Jun 4, 2017Say What – Part 2 – A Bald Prophet’s Bizarre Use of Power
    Jun 4, 2017
    Say What – Part 2 – A Bald Prophet’s Bizarre Use of Power
  • May 21, 2017Say What – Part 1 -Abraham’s Test of Faith
    May 21, 2017
    Say What – Part 1 -Abraham’s Test of Faith
 

May 15, 2017
Finding Nemo – Only the losers win
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  • May 15, 2017Finding Nemo – Only the losers win
    May 15, 2017
    Finding Nemo – Only the losers win
  • May 8, 2017The Gospel in PIXAR – Part 3 – Monsters Inc
    May 8, 2017
    The Gospel in PIXAR – Part 3 – Monsters Inc
  • Apr 29, 2017The Gospel in PIXAR – Part 2 -Toy Story
    Apr 29, 2017
    The Gospel in PIXAR – Part 2 -Toy Story
  • Apr 22, 2017The Gospel in PIXAR – Part 1 – WALL-E
    Apr 22, 2017
    The Gospel in PIXAR – Part 1 – WALL-E
 

Apr 16, 2017
The Way – Part 7- Running on Resurrection Hope Easter Sunday
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  • Apr 16, 2017The Way – Part 7- Running on Resurrection Hope Easter Sunday
    Apr 16, 2017
    The Way – Part 7- Running on Resurrection Hope Easter Sunday
  • Apr 9, 2017The Way – Part 6 – Time to Clean up! Palm Sunda
    Apr 9, 2017
    The Way – Part 6 – Time to Clean up! Palm Sunda
  • Apr 1, 2017The Way – Part 5 – Including the Excluded
    Apr 1, 2017
    The Way – Part 5 – Including the Excluded
  • Mar 25, 2017The Way – Part 4 – Finding God on the Water
    Mar 25, 2017
    The Way – Part 4 – Finding God on the Water
  • Mar 18, 2017The Way – Part 3 – Proclaiming the Kingdom
    Mar 18, 2017
    The Way – Part 3 – Proclaiming the Kingdom
  • Mar 11, 2017The Way – Part 2- Authority to Cast Out Demons!
    Mar 11, 2017
    The Way – Part 2- Authority to Cast Out Demons!
  • Mar 4, 2017The Way – Part 1 – Baptized and Tempted! But Why?
    Mar 4, 2017
    The Way – Part 1 – Baptized and Tempted! But Why?

 

Feb 25, 2017
Why Do People Need Community of Faith?
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  • Feb 25, 2017Why Do People Need Community of Faith?
    Feb 25, 2017
    Why Do People Need Community of Faith?
 

Feb 18, 2017
The Great Commission
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  • Feb 18, 2017The Great Commission
    Feb 18, 2017
    The Great Commission

 

Feb 11, 2017
Communion A Sacred Meal and Story
Series: Sacramentum
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  • Feb 11, 2017Communion A Sacred Meal and Story
    Feb 11, 2017
    Communion A Sacred Meal and Story
    Series: Sacramentum
  • Feb 4, 2017Baptism-Chosen-Identified-and-Commissioned
    Feb 4, 2017
    Baptism-Chosen-Identified-and-Commissioned
    Series: Sacramentum

 

Jan 28, 2017
Scripture-is-the-Source
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  • Jan 28, 2017Scripture-is-the-Source
    Jan 28, 2017
    Scripture-is-the-Source
 

Jan 21, 2017
Disappointment with God – Part 3
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  • Jan 21, 2017Disappointment with God – Part 3
    Jan 21, 2017
    Disappointment with God – Part 3
  • Jan 14, 2017Disappointment with God – Part 2
    Jan 14, 2017
    Disappointment with God – Part 2
  • Jan 7, 2017Disappointment with God – Part 1
    Jan 7, 2017
    Disappointment with God – Part 1
 

Dec 24, 2016
Christmas at the Movies – Part 5
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  • Dec 24, 2016Christmas at the Movies – Part 5
    Dec 24, 2016
    Christmas at the Movies – Part 5
  • Dec 17, 2016Christmas at the Movies – Part 4
    Dec 17, 2016
    Christmas at the Movies – Part 4
  • Dec 10, 2016Christmas at the Movies – Part 3
    Dec 10, 2016
    Christmas at the Movies – Part 3
  • Nov 26, 2016Christmas at the Movies – Part 1
    Nov 26, 2016
    Christmas at the Movies – Part 1
  • Nov 3, 2016Christmas at the Movies – Part 2
    Nov 3, 2016
    Christmas at the Movies – Part 2
 

Nov 19, 2016
Earn Save Give – Part 3
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  • Nov 19, 2016Earn Save Give – Part 3
    Nov 19, 2016
    Earn Save Give – Part 3
  • Nov 12, 2016Earn Save Give – Part 2
    Nov 12, 2016
    Earn Save Give – Part 2
  • Nov 5, 2016Earn Save Give – Part 1
    Nov 5, 2016
    Earn Save Give – Part 1
 

Oct 29, 2016
Soul Keeping – Part 3
Series: Soul Keeping
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  • Oct 29, 2016Soul Keeping – Part 3
    Oct 29, 2016
    Soul Keeping – Part 3
    Series: Soul Keeping
  • Oct 29, 2016Soul Keeping – Part 2
    Oct 29, 2016
    Soul Keeping – Part 2
    Series: Soul Keeping
  • Oct 15, 2016Soul Keeping – Part 1
    Oct 15, 2016
    Soul Keeping – Part 1
    Series: Soul Keeping
 

Oct 1, 2016
Faith and Doubt
In this stand alone sermon titled, "Faith and Doubt", Pastor Chris looks at how faith and doubt work together in the Christian journey. His text for this message is, Jude 22.
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  • Oct 1, 2016Faith and Doubt
    Oct 1, 2016
    Faith and Doubt
    In this stand alone sermon titled, "Faith and Doubt", Pastor Chris looks at how faith and doubt work together in the Christian journey. His text for this message is, Jude 22.
 

Sep 24, 2016
BE GO DO Service 2016
BE GO DO 2016! COF celebrates a weekend of serving the Four Corners community. Matthew 28:18-19.
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    Sep 24, 2016
    BE GO DO Service 2016
    BE GO DO 2016! COF celebrates a weekend of serving the Four Corners community. Matthew 28:18-19.
 

Sep 17, 2016
Creation to Confusion – Part 4
In part 4 of the sermon series, "Creation to Confusion", Pastor Chris looks at Tower of Babel episode from Genesis 11.
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  • Sep 17, 2016Creation to Confusion – Part 4
    Sep 17, 2016
    Creation to Confusion – Part 4
    In part 4 of the sermon series, "Creation to Confusion", Pastor Chris looks at Tower of Babel episode from Genesis 11.
  • Sep 10, 2016Creation to Confusion – Part 3
    Sep 10, 2016
    Creation to Confusion – Part 3
    In part 3 of the sermon series, "Creation to Confusion", Pastor Chris looks at the story of Noah. Here he discusses the overarching themes of God, humans and redemption through Jesus.
  • Sep 3, 2016Creation to Confusion – Part 2
    Sep 3, 2016
    Creation to Confusion – Part 2
    In part two of the sermon series, Creation to Confusion, Pastor Chris addresses Genesis chapter 3. In a message titled: "Help! We've Fallen and We Can't Get Up!", Chris looks at the impact of sin on the world and how all of our hope for restoration with God is found in Jesus the Christ! Genesis 3:1-13, 21-23.
  • Aug 27, 2016Creation to Confusion – Part 1
    Aug 27, 2016
    Creation to Confusion – Part 1
    COF launches a new sermon series called, "Creation to Confusion". In this series, Pastor Chris focuses on the first 11 chapters of Genesis (Creation, The Fall, Noah and the Tower of Babel). In part one, Chris looks at Genesis chapter 1 in a message titled: "In the Beginning".
 

Aug 20, 2016
Everyday Disciple – Part 4
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  • Aug 20, 2016Everyday Disciple – Part 4
    Aug 20, 2016
    Everyday Disciple – Part 4
  • Aug 13, 2016Everyday Disciple – Part 3
    Aug 13, 2016
    Everyday Disciple – Part 3
    In our sermon series, "Everyday Disciple", Director of Worship & Discipleship, Chet Turk considers the words of Jesus, James and Paul as he teaches on the Biblical mandate for Christians to live together in a community. The texts are Jame 2:15-16, and Matthew 25:35-40.
  • Aug 6, 2016Everyday Disciple – Part 2 – Faith is a Joutney
    Aug 6, 2016
    Everyday Disciple – Part 2 – Faith is a Joutney
    In this message, Pastor Chris continues our “Everyday Disciple” series. He challenges the assumption that salvation (the idea that God, in Jesus Christ, saves us from our sin and brokenness) is a onetime event. Instead, he says, salvation is an ongoing journey that involves growing in grace. The sermon title is “Faith is a Journey” and the Scripture passage is Acts
    2:42-47. (At one point in the message Pastor Chris says Jesus was with the disciples for fifty days after the resurrection. For clarification, Jesus was actually with the disciples for forty days after Easter Sunday rather than fifty. The Holy Spirit came upon the church a short time after Jesus ascended, which is why we call that period “The Great Fifty Days.”)
  • Jul 30, 2016Everyday Disciple – Part 1 – It starts with commitment
    Jul 30, 2016
    Everyday Disciple – Part 1 – It starts with commitment
    Pastor Chris launches a new sermon series called" "Everyday Disciple". In part one, he looks at the idea of commitment and defines what it looks like to become a true disciple of Jesus. The text is Luke 9:57-62.
 

Jul 23, 2016
VBS Service 2016
Series: VBS 2016
VBS weekend at COF! Here you will find some videos depicting the week of VBS and some of the fun things the kids participated in. In addition, Pastor Chris gives a mini message on Nehemiah 4:14b .. "The Lord is great and awesome".
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  • Jul 23, 2016VBS Service 2016
    Jul 23, 2016
    VBS Service 2016
    Series: VBS 2016
    VBS weekend at COF! Here you will find some videos depicting the week of VBS and some of the fun things the kids participated in. In addition, Pastor Chris gives a mini message on Nehemiah 4:14b .. "The Lord is great and awesome".
 

Jul 16, 2016
Behind the Veil – Part 6 – Esther – Your Defining Moment
As followers of God, we're all created for a mission and purpose. God wants to use us right where are in life to accomplish God's work in the world. We have a choice where we can either embrace that mission and live into our calling, or allow ourselves to go on default mode and opt instead for a lesser mission. Which one will we choose?  Join us as this weekend as we look at the story of Esther, a heroine of the Bible whom God used to save her people in a time of crisis. Esther's story has much to teach about clinging to our defining moment.  The text is Esther 4:13-17.
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  • Jul 16, 2016Behind the Veil – Part 6 – Esther – Your Defining Moment
    Jul 16, 2016
    Behind the Veil – Part 6 – Esther – Your Defining Moment
    As followers of God, we're all created for a mission and purpose. God wants to use us right where are in life to accomplish God's work in the world. We have a choice where we can either embrace that mission and live into our calling, or allow ourselves to go on default mode and opt instead for a lesser mission. Which one will we choose?  Join us as this weekend as we look at the story of Esther, a heroine of the Bible whom God used to save her people in a time of crisis. Esther's story has much to teach about clinging to our defining moment.  The text is Esther 4:13-17.
  • Jul 9, 2016Behind the Veil – Part 5 – Hannah – Praying with Desperation
    Jul 9, 2016
    Behind the Veil – Part 5 – Hannah – Praying with Desperation
    This week we focus on Hannah, a remarkable woman from the Old Testament who pleaded with God for a child. Hannah models for us one of the most critical features of prayer--praying with desperation.
  • Jul 2, 2016Behind the Veil – Part 4 – Ruth – The Road Less Traveled
    Jul 2, 2016
    Behind the Veil – Part 4 – Ruth – The Road Less Traveled
    All of us, from time to time, find ourselves at a crossroad in life where two or more options are presented before us. Which one do we choose? Our next character, Ruth, found herself at a similar place in life, and she chose the more difficult path. But why? What inner-principle was driving her decision? The text is Ruth 1:6-18
  • Jun 25, 2016Behind the Veil – Part 3 – Deborah – Joan of Arc’s Forerunner
    Jun 25, 2016
    Behind the Veil – Part 3 – Deborah – Joan of Arc’s Forerunner
    In part 3 of our sermon series "Behind the Veil", Pastor Chris looks that the story of Deborah from the Old Testament book of Judges. The text is Judges 4:1-16.
  • Jun 18, 2016Behind the Veil – Part 2 – Rahab – A Scandalous Heroine
    Jun 18, 2016
    Behind the Veil – Part 2 – Rahab – A Scandalous Heroine
    In part two of the sermon series "Behind the Veil", Pastor Chris looks at the story of Rehab. Here he considers how God used Rehab despite her social reputation and personal issues. Rehab was faithful and God used her for His purposes. The text is Joshua 2:1-14.
  • Jun 11, 2016Behind the Veil – Part 1 – Miriam – The Original Big Sister
    Jun 11, 2016
    Behind the Veil – Part 1 – Miriam – The Original Big Sister
    Pastor Chris launches a new sermon series called, "Behind the Veil". In part one of the series he looks at the episode of Miriam and Moses in a sermon entitled: "The Original Big Sister".

Jun 5, 2016
The Gap Between Justice & Mercy – Mary Downey
Mary Lee Downey, Executive Director for the Community Hope Center, presents a look at how we can serve others by focusing on both mercy and justice working together.
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    Jun 5, 2016
    The Gap Between Justice & Mercy – Mary Downey
    Mary Lee Downey, Executive Director for the Community Hope Center, presents a look at how we can serve others by focusing on both mercy and justice working together.

Jun 4, 2016
An Act of Disobedience – Pastor Emily Edwards
We welcome Pastor Emily Edwards, Associate Pastor at First United Methodist Church of Orlando. It happened in disobedience- " By looking at Jesus' life and ministry, as well as his passions and values, we see that Jesus radically resisted anything that stood in the way of loving God and neighbor. The church in Acts followed Gods will and even disobeyed the religious authorities because they were committed to preach hope and healing in the name of Jesus Chris. For us today, the Church's health and vitality hinges on recovering our radical roots in order to make disciples of Christ for the transformation of the world. God calls us as followers of Christ to become a beloved community that resists anything which brings harm or indignity to another human or creation itself.
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    Jun 4, 2016
    An Act of Disobedience – Pastor Emily Edwards
    We welcome Pastor Emily Edwards, Associate Pastor at First United Methodist Church of Orlando. It happened in disobedience- " By looking at Jesus' life and ministry, as well as his passions and values, we see that Jesus radically resisted anything that stood in the way of loving God and neighbor. The church in Acts followed Gods will and even disobeyed the religious authorities because they were committed to preach hope and healing in the name of Jesus Chris. For us today, the Church's health and vitality hinges on recovering our radical roots in order to make disciples of Christ for the transformation of the world. God calls us as followers of Christ to become a beloved community that resists anything which brings harm or indignity to another human or creation itself.
 

May 28, 2016
Say Yes to God – Pastor Mike Zdorow
Pastor Mike Zdorow teaches on the call of God. Here he illustrates what it looks like to "say yes" to the calling of Christ on your life.
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    May 28, 2016
    Say Yes to God – Pastor Mike Zdorow
    Pastor Mike Zdorow teaches on the call of God. Here he illustrates what it looks like to "say yes" to the calling of Christ on your life.

May 21, 2016
Getting to the Heart of it
Pastor Chris teaches on what if means to have a heart after God. Here he uses the story of Samuel and David to show what obedience to God looks like.
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  • May 21, 2016Getting to the Heart of it
    May 21, 2016
    Getting to the Heart of it
    Pastor Chris teaches on what if means to have a heart after God. Here he uses the story of Samuel and David to show what obedience to God looks like.

May 14, 2016
Peter Pan Christianity
In this stand alone message, Pastor Chris challenges the congregation to pursue spiritual growth and maturity, while resisting "Peter Pan Christianity". Hebrews 5:11-6:3.
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  • May 14, 2016Peter Pan Christianity
    May 14, 2016
    Peter Pan Christianity
    In this stand alone message, Pastor Chris challenges the congregation to pursue spiritual growth and maturity, while resisting "Peter Pan Christianity". Hebrews 5:11-6:3.

May 7, 2016
Searching for Truth Part 5 – What About Heaven and Hell?
In the final installment of the "Searching for Truth" sermon series, Pastor Chris addresses questions about heaven and hell. Here he teaches that hell is complete separation from God while heaven is the reality of eternal communion in God's presence.
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  • May 7, 2016Searching for Truth Part 5 – What About Heaven and Hell?
    May 7, 2016
    Searching for Truth Part 5 – What About Heaven and Hell?
    In the final installment of the "Searching for Truth" sermon series, Pastor Chris addresses questions about heaven and hell. Here he teaches that hell is complete separation from God while heaven is the reality of eternal communion in God's presence.
  • May 1, 2016Searching for Truth Part 4 – Why is there Evil and Suffering?
    May 1, 2016
    Searching for Truth Part 4 – Why is there Evil and Suffering?
    In part 4 of the series "Searching for Truth", Pastor Chris tackles the age old questions of evil and suffering. Here he examines where evil came from and why God allows suffering in the world.
  • Apr 23, 2016Searching for Truth Part 3 – Spiritual but Not Religious
    Apr 23, 2016
    Searching for Truth Part 3 – Spiritual but Not Religious
    In part 3 of the series on Searching for Truth, Pastor Chris addresses the question: Can you be spiritual and not religious? In this sermon he digs a bit deeper and answers questions on whether a person can have a healthy relationship with Jesus but not the Church?
  • Apr 16, 2016Searching for truth Part 2 – Messiah or Madman?
    Apr 16, 2016
    Searching for truth Part 2 – Messiah or Madman?
    In part two of the sermon series, Searching for Truth, Pastor Christ takes a look at the evidence for Jesus Christ. Looking at the Gospel accounts, New Testament letters and other historical accounts, he asks the question: Is Jesus the Messiah or is he a Madman?
  • Apr 9, 2016Searching for Truth Part 1 – Is There A God?
    Apr 9, 2016
    Searching for Truth Part 1 – Is There A God?
    Pastor Chris launches into a new sermon series called, "Searching for Truth". In the first installment, Pastor Chris addresses the question: Is there a God? Here he covers skeptics, atheists and many questions posed by those searching for truth.

Mar 28, 2016
Part 7 – Death’s Funeral (Easter 2016)
In this Easter sermon, Pastor Chris wraps up our “24 Hours that Changed the World” series. Through his crucifixion on the cross, Jesus fully entered into death—the thing that many of us fear most—and reversed the damaging implications. We no longer have to fear dying, because God has granted us new life—life that begins right now and will last forever and ever. Scripture text is Mark 15:42-47, 16:1-6.
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  • Mar 28, 2016Part 7 – Death’s Funeral (Easter 2016)
    Mar 28, 2016
    Part 7 – Death’s Funeral (Easter 2016)
    In this Easter sermon, Pastor Chris wraps up our “24 Hours that Changed the World” series. Through his crucifixion on the cross, Jesus fully entered into death—the thing that many of us fear most—and reversed the damaging implications. We no longer have to fear dying, because God has granted us new life—life that begins right now and will last forever and ever. Scripture text is Mark 15:42-47, 16:1-6.
  • Mar 25, 2016Good Friday 2016
    Mar 25, 2016
    Good Friday 2016
    On Good Friday, we take a close look at the cross of Christ. Director of Operations, Deni Sunderly, leads us as we look at the events surrounding Jesus’ death, and the reasons behind it. God wasn’t surprised or caught off guard by any of the events of Jesus’ last week, and He offers us freedom and new life through His Son’s death. God loves us greatly, and we can clearly see that as we lean in and dig into the account of Jesus' sacrifice for us. The Scripture texts used are: John 19: 25-27, Luke 23: 26-27, 32-46, Isaiah 53, and Colossians 1: 15-20 (The Message).
  • Mar 24, 2016Maundy Thursday 2016
    Mar 24, 2016
    Maundy Thursday 2016
    During the Last Supper, Jesus got up from table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his waist, and washed the disciples' feet. Jesus was doing more than performing a nice act; he was pointing to his own death. Learn more in Pastor Chris' Holy Thursday message. Scripture text is John 13:1-17.
  • Mar 19, 2016Part 6 – When God Seems Absent
    Mar 19, 2016
    Part 6 – When God Seems Absent
    Hanging on the cross, Jesus cries out, “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” Even Jesus felt the pain of what seemed like God’s absence at the very hour when he needed God most. Did God actually abandon Jesus? Where is God when we suffer? Learn more this message, the sixth in our “24 Hours that Changed the World” series. Scripture text is Mark 15:24-39.
  • Mar 12, 2016Part 5 – Love that Begets Love
    Mar 12, 2016
    Part 5 – Love that Begets Love
    The kind of love Jesus offers us is meant to inspire us and change our lives. That’s what happened with Simon of Cyrene, the man who helped Jesus carry the cross. Jesus’ love can do the same for us. Learn more in Pastor Chris’ message. Scripture text is Mark 15:15-23.
  • Mar 5, 2016Part 4 – A Different Kind of King
    Mar 5, 2016
    Part 4 – A Different Kind of King
    Jesus came to earth as a king, but not the kind of king anybody expected. In this sermon, Pastor Chris unpacks what it means for Jesus to be the king of our lives. Jesus’ kingship was most clearly displayed not on a throne but on a cross. Scripture text is Mark 15:1-15.
  • Feb 27, 2016Part 3 – Condemned by the Righteous
    Feb 27, 2016
    Part 3 – Condemned by the Righteous
    Jesus was put on trial by the people chosen to represent God and speak on God’s behalf. How did this happen? Of what significance was Jesus’ claim to be “I AM?” Learn more in this message. Scripture text is Mark 14:53-65.
  • Feb 20, 2016Part 2 – The Suffering Servant
    Feb 20, 2016
    Part 2 – The Suffering Servant
    Pastor Chris continues our “24 Hours that Changed the World” series by talking about Jesus’ experience of suffering in the garden of Gethsemane. Jesus struggled in the garden, but he also chose to trust God and remain obedient to God’s plan for him, as difficult as that plan was. In so doing, Jesus gives us an example to follow. Scripture text is Mark 14:32-42.
  • Feb 13, 2016Part 1 – A Memorable Meal
    Feb 13, 2016
    Part 1 – A Memorable Meal
    Pastor Chris launches into a new series on the last 24 hours of Christ’s life. In this message, he talks about the significance of the Last Supper, which Jesus instituted right before his crucifixion. Through this defining meal, Jesus means for us to discover who we are as God’s children. Scripture text is Mark 14:12, 22-25.