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Rediscovering Jesus
Who was Jesus?

There have been no shortage of opinions offered, books written, responses given to this question. Some worshiped Him as God. Others thought Him a criminal. Controversy followed Him throughout His life, and has continued 2,000 years after His death.

A few decades after the events of Jesus’ life on earth, a man named Luke wrote a detailed account for a friend–rediscovering Jesus. He asked questions of eyewitnesses, he listened to Jesus’ enemies, and worked hard to give an account of just who Jesus really was.

Luke was convinced Jesus had good news for us. Life changing news. Rest for the anxious. Healing for the broken. Freedom for the trapped. He wrote about Jesus, so that we could rediscover Jesus too.

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Nathan Miller - September 22, 2019

05 Hope - Hopeful Believer

Genesis: The Life of Joseph - Brookside Campus

From Series: "Genesis: The Life of Joseph - Brookside Campus"

In a world marked by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, how do we continue to trust that God is in control, that his plan is good, and that he will keep his promises? Join us as we explore the life of Joseph whose story helps us better understand and trust the God he loved.

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Nathan Miller - September 22, 2019

05 Hope - Hopeful Believer

Genesis: The Life of Joseph - Brookside Campus

From Series: "Genesis: The Life of Joseph - Brookside Campus"

In a world marked by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, how do we continue to trust that God is in control, that his plan is good, and that he will keep his promises? Join us as we explore the life of Joseph whose story helps us better understand and trust the God he loved.

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Nathan Miller - August 4, 2019

10 Like Seeing the Face of God

Genesis: The Earth Shall Be Blessed - Downtown Campus

From Series: "Genesis: The Earth Shall Be Blessed - Downtown Campus"

God created everything good, and we made a mess of things. But there is hope for a good world again. This hope is not in what we can achieve, but in what God has promised to accomplish Himself. For no matter what comes, God has promised the earth shall be blessed. Join us this summer as we continue in Genesis to see the resilient love of God for His world. For us. For you.

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Nathan Miller - August 4, 2019

10 Like Seeing the Face of God

Genesis: The Earth Shall Be Blessed - Downtown Campus

From Series: "Genesis: The Earth Shall Be Blessed - Downtown Campus"

God created everything good, and we made a mess of things. But there is hope for a good world again. This hope is not in what we can achieve, but in what God has promised to accomplish Himself. For no matter what comes, God has promised the earth shall be blessed. Join us this summer as we continue in Genesis to see the resilient love of God for His world. For us. For you.

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Nathan Miller - May 21, 2017

04 Sloth & Diligence

Vices and Virtues - Leawood Campus

Luke 10:38-42

From Series: "Vices and Virtues - Leawood Campus"

What steals joy, impedes spiritual growth, ruins relationships, brings entire civilizations down, and can be found in each of us? The answer is vice — sinful habits of mind and body that characterize life without God. In church history, descriptions of the allure and danger of vice abound. This includes the attempt to list the most central vices — the seven deadly sins. In Scripture, too, the vices are taken seriously, warned against, and condemned as deceitful and destructive. But how do we escape from these vices? We find in the writings of both ancient and modern philosophers, in church history down through the centuries, and, most importantly, throughout the entirety of Scripture, that we escape vice by growing in virtue - healthy habits of mind and body that characterize life with God. Join us for Vices and Virtues as we walk through the Scriptures to consider how to escape the dangerous allure of the vices and how to grow in the divine vibrancy of the virtues.

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Nathan Miller - May 21, 2017

04 Sloth & Diligence

Vices and Virtues - Leawood Campus

Luke 10:38-42

From Series: "Vices and Virtues - Leawood Campus"

What steals joy, impedes spiritual growth, ruins relationships, brings entire civilizations down, and can be found in each of us? The answer is vice — sinful habits of mind and body that characterize life without God. In church history, descriptions of the allure and danger of vice abound. This includes the attempt to list the most central vices — the seven deadly sins. In Scripture, too, the vices are taken seriously, warned against, and condemned as deceitful and destructive. But how do we escape from these vices? We find in the writings of both ancient and modern philosophers, in church history down through the centuries, and, most importantly, throughout the entirety of Scripture, that we escape vice by growing in virtue - healthy habits of mind and body that characterize life with God. Join us for Vices and Virtues as we walk through the Scriptures to consider how to escape the dangerous allure of the vices and how to grow in the divine vibrancy of the virtues.

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Nathan Miller - December 22, 2019

04 The Song of Simeon

Yet Simeon says, in the midst of his wait: It’s ok. I can die now. Who says that!? Jesus, if today’s the day, I’m ready. How could he? Because he’d seen Jesus. The most important thing this man ever does, is hold a baby. We literally know nothing else about him. He plays only a miniscule part in God's redemption. He’s a nobody. Like us, people. We’re nobodies. And we’re waiting. Yet somehow seeing Jesus is enough for him. And you and I can still see Him if we’re looking. And we can still open wide our arms, for He has open wide His arms for us. And one day, He will return. And the wait will be over. This is who Christmas is for. This is what it’s about. Seeing Jesus once again, holding Him in our arms, trusting Him with our lives, and saying: If it’s today, Lord, I’m ok. I can depart peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation! The Song of Simeon Luke 2:22-35 December 22, 2019 Nathan Miller

From Series: "The First Songs of Christmas - Olathe Campus"

Songs have such power to convey meaning and evoke emotion. Christmas music is no exception. Whether they cause you to feel jolly or jaded, these seasonal songs of celebration do impact us. And we want to experience the wonder and glory of God’s entrance into our world through The First Songs of Christmas. Now we’re not talking about the tunes we hear at the mall. This advent season we will see the story of Christ’s birth through the songs that are sung in the opening chapters of Luke’s gospel. And as we listen we will discover the glorious truth that Jesus is the song our hearts long to sing.

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Nathan Miller - December 22, 2019

04 The Song of Simeon

Yet Simeon says, in the midst of his wait: It’s ok. I can die now. Who says that!? Jesus, if today’s the day, I’m ready. How could he? Because he’d seen Jesus. The most important thing this man ever does, is hold a baby. We literally know nothing else about him. He plays only a miniscule part in God's redemption. He’s a nobody. Like us, people. We’re nobodies. And we’re waiting. Yet somehow seeing Jesus is enough for him. And you and I can still see Him if we’re looking. And we can still open wide our arms, for He has open wide His arms for us. And one day, He will return. And the wait will be over. This is who Christmas is for. This is what it’s about. Seeing Jesus once again, holding Him in our arms, trusting Him with our lives, and saying: If it’s today, Lord, I’m ok. I can depart peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation! The Song of Simeon Luke 2:22-35 December 22, 2019 Nathan Miller

From Series: "The First Songs of Christmas - Olathe Campus"

Songs have such power to convey meaning and evoke emotion. Christmas music is no exception. Whether they cause you to feel jolly or jaded, these seasonal songs of celebration do impact us. And we want to experience the wonder and glory of God’s entrance into our world through The First Songs of Christmas. Now we’re not talking about the tunes we hear at the mall. This advent season we will see the story of Christ’s birth through the songs that are sung in the opening chapters of Luke’s gospel. And as we listen we will discover the glorious truth that Jesus is the song our hearts long to sing.

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Nathan Miller - November 5, 2017

05 A Life Willing to Suffer

Life: A task too big for us - Shawnee Mission Campus

Jeremiah 20:1-13

From Series: "Life: A task too big for us - Shawnee Mission Campus"

Life flows in one of two directions. For most, life declines into dullness. We become like everyone around us. We buy what everyone else buys. We do what everyone else does. We believe what everyone else believes. We want to be ourselves, unique and different, but instead we slide into the grain of what everyone else is doing. It takes courage to fight the grain of living a small life - only a few have it. Jeremiah had the same choice. Live like everyone else, or live the life God called him to. The only problem is, Jeremiah had no chance of living that life. God called him, and calls us, to a life we have no chance of living. Why would God give anyone a life that is too hard or too big to accomplish? Because we were never meant to live life in our own strength. We were never meant to live like everyone else. We were always meant to live for God, who always calls us to a life that is too big for us. Jeremiah lived that life. A life he could never have lived on his own. Jeremiah had radical faith in God, so He lived like no one else. He was unique. He said things others were not willing to say. He did things others were not willing to do. He suffered things others were not willing to suffer. How do we live a life that is too big for us? Join us as we journey together through the life of Jeremiah.

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Nathan Miller - November 5, 2017

05 A Life Willing to Suffer

Life: A task too big for us - Shawnee Mission Campus

Jeremiah 20:1-13

From Series: "Life: A task too big for us - Shawnee Mission Campus"

Life flows in one of two directions. For most, life declines into dullness. We become like everyone around us. We buy what everyone else buys. We do what everyone else does. We believe what everyone else believes. We want to be ourselves, unique and different, but instead we slide into the grain of what everyone else is doing. It takes courage to fight the grain of living a small life - only a few have it. Jeremiah had the same choice. Live like everyone else, or live the life God called him to. The only problem is, Jeremiah had no chance of living that life. God called him, and calls us, to a life we have no chance of living. Why would God give anyone a life that is too hard or too big to accomplish? Because we were never meant to live life in our own strength. We were never meant to live like everyone else. We were always meant to live for God, who always calls us to a life that is too big for us. Jeremiah lived that life. A life he could never have lived on his own. Jeremiah had radical faith in God, so He lived like no one else. He was unique. He said things others were not willing to say. He did things others were not willing to do. He suffered things others were not willing to suffer. How do we live a life that is too big for us? Join us as we journey together through the life of Jeremiah.

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