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Speaker: Pastor Nick Ressler
Title: Begin
Date: March 10, 2019

Synopsis: Pastor Nick introduces our new Lenten teaching series and speaks out of John 1. The concept of “cheap grace” from Dietrich Bonhoeffer sets our message up to engage topics of going through the motions, opting out of faith, and allowing our faith to be drawn from anything other than the source of life: Jesus.

*from 5:06 - 10:19 a video clip is played in service. Due to copyright it is not included in the recording.

Speaker: Pastor Nick Ressler
Title: Thirst
Date: March 17, 2019

Synopsis: We continue our Lenten teaching series by heading to John 4 to learn about Jesus from the story of The Samaritan Woman at the Well. We discuss the loneliness of shame, living water, cheap faith, identity and what it means to worship is spirit and truth. Using the example of a hug we make note that truth requires vulnerability.

Speaker: Pastor Nick Ressler
Title: Stoned
Date: March 24, 2019

Synopsis: In John 8 we engage with one of the most powerful stories in the gospels: The Adulterous Woman. Pastor Nick discusses the story behinds the story (John 7), the trap the Pharisee’s laid, cultural context to the story and states that as followers of Jesus our hearts need to break for the things that break God’s heart. Pastor ends by talking about the judge that wouldn’t judge.

Speaker: Pastor Nick Ressler
Title: Blind
Date: March 31, 2019

Synopsis: John 9 comes moments after our interaction with the Adulterous Woman in John 8. Same day - on the Sabbath. Pastor Nick challenges us to think differently about the value of people than what culture tells us. He shares about of his own testimony about suffering and how we, Jesus followers, do not suffer emptily. Our suffering brings God glory. Finally, we end with a discussion and challenge about blindness.

Speaker: Pastor Nick Ressler
Title: Raised
Date: April 7, 2019

Synopsis: It’s the story of Lazarus from John 11 but turned slightly on its head. Pastor Nick has the congregation consider some research from The Barna Group on how different generations feel about church and Christians. We also discuss weakness and how our culture views weakness as a problem but God see’s it as strength. The story of Lazarus and a surprising piece of information about Generation Z and Millennial’s tie all the pieces together. . . but you’ll have to listen to figure out how!

Speaker: Pastor Doug Lamb
Title: Seeing Jesus In Those Around Us
Date: April 14, 2019

Synopsis: On this Palm Sunday we combine Conoy Church with LifeGate Church for a wonderful celebration of Jesus entrance into Jerusalem. Pastor Doug Lamb (of LifeGate) challenges both congregations with Jesus call on our lives to love everyone that we encounter. Event when those encounters are difficult - Jesus calls us to love!

Speaker: Pastor Nick Ressler
Title: Triumph
Date: April 21, 2019

Synopsis: On this Easter Sunday we engage the story of Jesus from where we left off with Lazarus. We journey to the cross and then look at the sacrificial system and how Jesus not only fulfills it but ends it. Finally, we end with the disciples return to fishing and the reinstatement of Peter in John 21.