Downtown: Matthew 12:1–14—Lord of the Sabbath

We are in Part IV of our ongoing series in the book of Matthew. In the Gospel according to Matthew, Jesus is inviting us into a whole new way of life with a new set of values and a new type of community. Really, it’s a whole new Kingdom that is being established right here and right now in the middle of this world. And compared to some of the prevailing values of our culture, it’s a bit of an “upside down Kingdom.” It’s a Kingdom where the outcasts are welcomed, the humble are honored, enemies are loved, the poor are esteemed, strangers are befriended, and the guilty are forgiven. It’s a Kingdom where the King is enthroned on a cross, His victory comes through His death, and His death gives life to the world.

 

Discussing the Sabbath: Families, Rituals, and Imperfections (with Gary McQuinn and Kaitlin Saenz)

Gary and Kaitlin sit down in the sanctuary at the Highlands Building to discuss how their families observe the Sabbath. Their conversation on the Sabbath includes the ups and the downs, pizza on paper plates, standing on chairs, and experiencing a God-given rhythm that is well worth its sacrifice.

 

Highlands: Matthew 12:1–14—Lord of the Sabbath

We are in Part IV of our ongoing series in the book of Matthew. In the Gospel according to Matthew, Jesus is inviting us into a whole new way of life with a new set of values and a new type of community. Really, it’s a whole new Kingdom that is being established right here and right now in the middle of this world. And compared to some of the prevailing values of our culture, it’s a bit of an “upside down Kingdom.” It’s a Kingdom where the outcasts are welcomed, the humble are honored, enemies are loved, the poor are esteemed, strangers are befriended, and the guilty are forgiven. It’s a Kingdom where the King is enthroned on a cross, His victory comes through His death, and His death gives life to the world.

 

Highlands: Matthew 11:28–30—Rest for Weary Souls

We are in Part IV of our ongoing series in the book of Matthew. In the Gospel according to Matthew, Jesus is inviting us into a whole new way of life with a new set of values and a new type of community. Really, it’s a whole new Kingdom that is being established right here and right now in the middle of this world. And compared to some of the prevailing values of our culture, it’s a bit of an “upside down Kingdom.” It’s a Kingdom where the outcasts are welcomed, the humble are honored, enemies are loved, the poor are esteemed, strangers are befriended, and the guilty are forgiven. It’s a Kingdom where the King is enthroned on a cross, His victory comes through His death, and His death gives life to the world.

 

Highlands: Matthew 11:20–30—Turning from Death to Life

We are in Part IV of our ongoing series in the book of Matthew. In the Gospel according to Matthew, Jesus is inviting us into a whole new way of life with a new set of values and a new type of community. Really, it’s a whole new Kingdom that is being established right here and right now in the middle of this world. And compared to some of the prevailing values of our culture, it’s a bit of an “upside down Kingdom.” It’s a Kingdom where the outcasts are welcomed, the humble are honored, enemies are loved, the poor are esteemed, strangers are befriended, and the guilty are forgiven. It’s a Kingdom where the King is enthroned on a cross, His victory comes through His death, and His death gives life to the world.

 

Highlands: Matthew 10:5–42—Instructions for the Mission

We are in Part IV of our ongoing series in the book of Matthew. In the Gospel according to Matthew, Jesus is inviting us into a whole new way of life with a new set of values and a new type of community. Really, it’s a whole new Kingdom that is being established right here and right now in the middle of this world. And compared to some of the prevailing values of our culture, it’s a bit of an “upside down Kingdom.” It’s a Kingdom where the outcasts are welcomed, the humble are honored, enemies are loved, the poor are esteemed, strangers are befriended, and the guilty are forgiven. It’s a Kingdom where the King is enthroned on a cross, His victory comes through His death, and His death gives life to the world.

 

Highlands: Build Community Together

Each fall we take time to recenter around our mission as a church: to make disciples of Jesus for the glory of God and the joy of all people. This year, over the course of three Sundays, we’re going to focus on what it means to follow Jesus together. After 18 months of being scattered and separated in varying degrees, we want to remind ourselves that we weren’t at all meant to follow Jesus in isolation, but together with His people.

 

Highlands: Worship God Together

Each fall we take time to recenter around our mission as a church: to make disciples of Jesus for the glory of God and the joy of all people. This year, over the course of three Sundays, we’re going to focus on what it means to follow Jesus together. After 18 months of being scattered and separated in varying degrees, we want to remind ourselves that we weren’t at all meant to follow Jesus in isolation, but together with His people.

 

Matthew 9:35–38: The Shepherd & the Harvest

Jesus has certainly come to heal and transform individuals through His love and power, but He also commissions His followers to be agents of His healing power and love in a world that is ripe for a new kind of Kingdom and a new kind of King.

 

Matthew 9:9–13: Jesus, the Friend of Sinners

Jesus brings us into another aspect of His character and His mission: He is a merciful King who enjoys fellowship with the poor in spirit. This is why He came, to welcome into His Kingdom those who fully own their brokenness and turn to Him for mercy.