This week we begin both Tent Church and a summer series on worship. Jake opens the series with an in-depth look at Psalm 95 and the meaning, motive, and modes of worship. (Did you know that it used to be called worthship?)
Bryan continues our summer Worship series with an in-depth look at the story of the woman who poured out a very expensive bottle of perfume at Jesus’ feet, from John 12. What can it teach us about what it means to worship with lavish love?
This week, from Luke 21, Mike Howerton brings us the story of the widow’s mite – the two very small coins she offered to God that Jesus declared to be worth more than all the riches that had been offered before them. Along the way: generosity, money, happiness, and what it really means to worship through giving.
In Jesus’ famous conversation with a Samaritan woman at a well, he told her that “true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth” (John 4:23). Today, from Scott Hetherington: what it means to worship in Spirit, what it means to worship in truth, three kinds of false worship, and an awkward conversation with an English teacher.
As we’re discovering this summer, worship is about a lot more than just singing – but singing is still a big deal to God! From Acts 16, Jake shares the story of Paul and Silas’s miraculous release from prison, encourages us to worship rather than worry, and reveals which Thanksgiving food singing would be if singing were a Thanksgiving food.
Mark 7 tells the story of a confrontation between Jesus and the Pharisees … on hand washing, of all things, something we’re all thinking about more often. Guest speaker Jesse Butterworth contrasts the Pharisee’s outside-in view with Jesus’ inside-out perspective, and asks some tough questions about modern-day hypocrisy.
Scott Hetherington takes us through two different accounts of the story of Jesus’ cleansing of the Temple, where He overturned tables and fulfilled prophecy. What would the Temple be today?