Ocean Community Church podcasts
Palm Sunday: Jesus Weeps

Palm Sunday: Jesus Weeps

April 15, 2019

We focus attention on Jesus' sadness over the blindness that comes from following the powers of this world.

The Blessing Statements: Peace makers

The Blessing Statements: Peace makers

April 8, 2019

Working from Jesus' prayer at the Last Supper we think about God's heart for creating unity, love and peace in a world where our tendency is to find ways of life that destroy us and others.

The Blessing Statements: Meek

The Blessing Statements: Meek

April 1, 2019

We look at Jesus' invitation in Matthew 11, where he invites us to find rest for our souls. Jesus is gentle and humble. This is blessed by God.

The Blessing Statements: Mourn

The Blessing Statements: Mourn

March 25, 2019

We look at the account of Jesus weeping over Jerusalem, and think about being people who have empathy.

The Blessing Statements: Poor In Spirit

The Blessing Statements: Poor In Spirit

March 18, 2019

We use the parable of the unmerciful servant in Matthew 18 to explore knowing ourselves to be people who have nothing that we did not receive by the grace of God.

The Blessing Statements

The Blessing Statements

March 10, 2019

What would it mean for God to celebrate us? The amazing, awesome creator of all things has in mind what a thriving human life would look like and celebrates when that shows up in our living. The beatitudes will guide is in knowing what God celebrates.

Ash Wednesday: Jesus’ temptations

Ash Wednesday: Jesus’ temptations

March 10, 2019

We look at Matthew 4 and the meaning of the three temptations in preparation for the Lenten season.

Seeing the Invisible: Transfiguration

Seeing the Invisible: Transfiguration

March 4, 2019

Thinking about the transfiguration in Matthew 17, we see that there is more than meets the eye to Christ, and to us. That helps us to see that our identity comes from the God who knows us better than we know ourselves, and that our lives are not meant to focus on living in glory but in humbly entering the frustrating world as good enough people.

follow me

follow me

February 25, 2019

Jesus calls ordinary people to bring whatever gifts and skills they have to journey with him into a broken and lost world. As we stay close to Jesus, we learn much: how to treat others, how to trust God, how to receive the grace of God...

spirit grown: part 2

spirit grown: part 2

February 18, 2019

We continue in Galatians about the fruit of the Spirit, with special attention to the source connection that naturally produces this fruit.