Jesus Glasses

Matthew Chapter 8 and 9 immediately follow what is most commonly referred to as “The Sermon on the Mount”, which is Matthew 5-7. The sermon on the mount, if you don’t already know, is essentially a snapshot of what many of Jesus’ sermons were throughout his ministry. It offers us a glimpse of what the crowds were flocking to Jesus to hear. But what is the most interesting part to me are the two chapters…

We Are Roots

What is Roots? What is it really all about? Why is it called “Roots” anyway? These are all great questions and something that should be addressed more often than it is. After all, we believe that this is more than just some “youth group”. Roots is a community, a family that supports, pushes, challenges, comforts, and loves each other. So, what is all of this about anyway? Well, the name “Roots” is taken from verse…

What Now?

Throughout this semester we have been trying to establish that Jesus is someone worth following not simply because He claimed to be God or because the Bible tells us that we should, but because what Jesus came to do was to move the world back towards what it was created to be. Jesus came to turn things upside down. He didn’t come to do things the way the world is used to doing things. Jesus…

Where in the World is Jesus Christ?

Imagine being one of the Disciples, wandering around ancient Israel with Jesus. One morning you woke up, put on your work shoes, and headed in for what you thought would be just another normal day of work. Then, as you were about to clock out for the day Jesus shows up and asks you to follow Him, and there’s either something in His voice or His eyes or possibly a miraculous sign that He had…