Tag Archives: glory

Behold: Keep Looking at the Center (Mark 9:1-13)

5/28/17. Week 26 in the Gospel of Mark. Upon the mountain top three of Jesus’ disciples had an experience that was out-of-this-world. They beheld the glory of God, as Jesus transfigured before their very eyes — becoming brighter than the sun. Struggling to make sense of the moment, Peter took a risk and suggested they build three special tents for three significant prophets there: Moses, Elijah, and Jesus.

What God said in that moment changed everything.

The Christian life is much more than behaving a certain way, and even more than believing specific doctrines. In Christ we get to behold the glory of God, and in seeing Him, be changed. This is God’s Beloved Son, let us listen to Him!

// Jeff Patterson preaching on Mark 9:1-13 #GospelofMark

(Stop it!) Peace, Be Still (Mark 4:35-41)

11/20/16. Week 12 in the Gospel of Mark. Jesus went with His disciples on a trek across the Sea of Galilee, summarily feel asleep in the boat, and when a storm arose the sum of all the disciples’ fears came to the surface. What happens before the wind and the waves obey Him? Why is this story lived and told here and in this way?

// Jeff Patterson preaching on Mark 4:35-41; Psalm 36 & Jonah 2 #GospelofMark

Here Comes the Hero (The Revelation)

12/7/14. Week 39 of EPIC: Following the Hero of God’s Story // We enter the Advent season by skipping ahead to the end of the Beginning and the beginning of the End. We’ve followed the Hero of God’s Epic Story from the Garden to the Cross, and now we see Him coming again in Glory.

The whole Bible is about Jesus and one day, on the best Day, we will trade this world and these bodies for a whole new world, the New City, where God will be our Light and there will no longer be any suffering, shame, pain, or destruction. All that God desires will become whole, beautiful; better than it’s original design. Jesus will wrap up the scroll of History to unfold the future of never-ending joy for all who know Him and trust in Him.

In this the sermon we consider the major themes, emphasis and visions in the book of Revelation (no small feat), and hopefully be overcome with theglory of Jesus our risen King. The King.

Truly Jesus is the Hero of God’s Epic Story.

Jeff Patterson preaching.

// Revelation 1-22 #EPIC

The Secret to a Happy Life (Romans 8:26-30)

9.15.13. Pastor Jeff Patterson preaching on happiness, and how Christianity is meant to take shape in relentless joy, which rises above and conquers our circumstances. Why do we lack joy when troubles come our way? And how does God personally deal with our sufferings to make the bad turn out for our good, even though it is truly bad? The best is yet to come for those who are in Christ. // Romans 8:26-30, the fifth message in an adventure in the eighth chapter of the book of Romans. #Super8