May 7, 2017
Encounters with Jesus: Jesus and Peter

by Courtney Bowen, Student Pastor
John 21:1-19

     This is Jesus' third appearance after He rose from the grave and prior to His ascension to heaven. This time we hear about some of the apostles going fishing one night and not catching anything in their nets. Jesus appears on the shore and is recognized, and Peter jumps into the water and swims to shore to meet his beloved Savior. This morning Courtney speaks about the wake-up call He gives to Peter and the others.

April 30, 2017
Encounters with Jesus: Road to Emmaus

by Courtney Bowen, Student Pastor
Luke 24:13-35

     After Jesus was crucified and risen from the grave, He joined two men traveling that day on the road to Emmaus. The two men did not recognize who joined them for this seven mile journey. It appeared to these two men that this stranger was the only one who did not know about the events that just occurred over the past three days. Upon reaching Emmaus about the time it was to sit down and eat, and only after the stranger had broken the bread and grace it that He was recognized.

April 23, 2017
Encountering Jesus: Without a Doubt
by Courtney Bowen, Student Pastor
John 20:19-31

     On this first Sunday after Easter, Courtney brings to us the story about the disciple who was not with Jesus when He appeared to the other disciples. All know the name of this disciple. We know him as "Doubting Thomas." The disciple who would not believe that Jesus has risen from the grave unless he can see and put his finger into the holes created by the nails in Jesus' hands.

April 16, 2017
Encounters with Jesus: at the Empty Tomb
by Rev. Don Summerfield
John 12:1-11

     The time is now after Jesus' crucifixion and burial. The tomb is empty and He has risen from the dead. Mary Magdaline and the other Mary both arrive at the tomb only to find it empty. Jesus reveals Himself to Mary and she goes back to tell Jesus' disciples she has seen the risen Lord.

April 9, 2017
Encounters with Jesus: Before the Great Parade
by Rev. Don Summerfield
John 12:1-11

     Palm Sunday, the day Jesus made His triumphant entry into Jerusalem. This morning, Pastor Don speaks on the encounters with Jesus before the great parade.

April 2, 2017
Encounters with Jesus: At the Tomb of Lazarus

by Rev. Don Summerfield
John 11:1-53

     This morning we hear about the encounter where Jesus and His disciples go to the tomb of Lazarus. Even though the disciples are well aware of the Jews who is out to kill Him, Jesus makes the journey. It is here that Jesus shows that the greatest thing someone can do is to risk or even give their life up for a loved one, no matter how great the danger may be. We know the outcome of this miracle, Jesus raises Lazarus from the the grave.

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