MainStreet took our Easter service on the road this year to the Senior Living community, while our folks gathered in our living room in a strange yet beautiful Easter we will not soon forget.
I was just revisiting the video services we put together the last two years, and I wanted to share them again. We don’t have a megachurch budget and media team; just a crazy pastor with an iPhone preaching in golf courses and cemeteries. Enjoy!
God’s angels congregate in the “empty places” bringing comfort to people with empty emotional tanks and empty hopes. But they also redirect our attention away from what’s empty to focus instead on what’s now being filled!
Throughout Holy Week, two competing approaches to peacemaking collide. Jason asks, “What if we’ve embraced the wrong one?” Here’s a great conversation to usher you into Holy Week.
I’m struck by the immigration-related language Paul uses to describe the reconciliation that is possible because of what Jesus did in this week we call Holy.
Let’s imagine ourselves into the story and join this strange cast of characters sitting around Jesus’ table. Which of these characters do you relate to most?
Something is rotten in the vineyard. The owner will soon return, and will he cut us down, or give us time to heal this mess we’ve made?
I’m so glad Jesus was resolute in his commitment to give his life for me. May we grow more resolute in our desire to give our lives over in service to Him and the world he so loves.
As a dad of 3 curious children, these faith films offer great pathways into discussions about Easter and the story of Jesus. This past week we enjoyed two in particular that I thought I would recommend to others.
This Easter we explore Resurrection through the lenses of the Jonah story and hear a sermon we’ll not soon forget, “Resurrection Vomit.”
What might we be missing when we jump from Good Friday to Easter Sunday? What happened on Holy Saturday?
Like Jonah’s experience in the belly, the past year can be summed up as “Dark, Cramped, & Stinky.” This Good Friday let us join Jonah in the belly of the fish, to imaginatively enter into his experience and ponder his prayer from the depths. And anticipate Resurrection!
I’m pulling out of the vault and dusting off some old Holy Week “greatest hits” I’ve written, and excited toContinue Reading
This year Ash Wednesday felt even darker than other years. A service that ends with ashes smeared on your foreheadContinue Reading
“It came without bonnets, it came without bunnies, It came without egg hunts, cantatas, or money.”
“Who will roll the stone?” WATCH this special Easter worship experience.