Continuing in the story of Jonah, Pastor Ryan Alsheimer talks about how Jonah was swallowed by the giant fish, went on to pray a remarkable prayer inside the fish's belly, and was spit out onto the shore; and how this is all linked to the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The story of Jonah is about so much more than the popular children’s story. Pastor Ryan Alsheimer kicks off the new series in the book of Jonah with a message about how God is merciful, missional, and sovereign; in spite of Jonah’s defiant rebellion against Him. Because of this, there is hope for us in our rebellion.
Jesus teaches in Luke 7 about how those who are forgiven of much in their lives should be quick to love and forgive others. Pastor Ryan Alsheimer shares about how God’s people are forgiven of every sin, and should love and forgive others with the same kind of love that God has for us.
In a story from John 8:37-47 about a conversation that he has with the Pharisees, Jesus tells the truth about how every person is a product of their father. The problem is that we are born choosing the wrong father to follow. Pastor Ryan Alsheimer talks about how our great Father God rescues us and brings us into his family, despite our opposition.
As people living in the 21st century, we find ourselves and our peers in two extremes when it comes to work; lots of us are overworking without rest, and lots of us are not working how we should be. Ryan Alsheimer shares a biblical overview of what God says about work and true rest, and why it’s good news to us.
A Bible story in 1 Kings 17 tells us about a widow and her son in despair and facing death, but God intervened in some mighty ways through the ministry of Elijah. Ryan Alsheimer speaks about how this story teaches us to trust God in all circumstances.