April 16, 2017 – May 28, 2017

Not Just for Kids

There are lots of stories in the Bible that make their way into kid’s stories, coloring books, and cartoons. Most of these “Sunday School Stories” are pretty well-known, even if you didn’t grow up in the church. But what if there’s more to these stories than what the Sunday School version tells? We’re looking past the stories that you thought you knew and looking at the bigger picture and seeing that there’s a whole lot more to them than we thought!

  • The Lord is My Shepherd

    The 23rd Psalm might be the most well-known Psalm, if not the most familiar Old Testament passage. Most people associate it with hope and comfort and for that reason, it's often heard at funerals. This Psalm isn't one that's often misunderstood - it's just that it's so common that we don't always hear all that it's telling us.

  • Walking on Water

    We often hear about Peter getting out of the boat and walking on water as a metaphor for doing something really extraordinary or great because we had faith in Jesus. But looking closely at the real story, Peter isn't portrayed as an example to follow. His weakness, not his faith, is what is fully displayed. Instead of focusing on Peter, Jesus is the real focus on the story. The one who is Lord over all,

  • The Good Samaritan

    The story of the Good Samaritan shows us what it looks like to love our neighbor, but it also shows us how we are saved. We get to be a "good Samaritan" in life because Jesus is our Good Samaritan, rescuing us from the robbers of sin and death.

  • David & Goliath

    The story of David and Goliath is often used as a metaphor for overcoming adversity in your life because if David triumphed over Goliath because he had courage, then you can triumph over your giants, too. But David didn't triumph because he was courageous. David trusted in the promises of God and God was the one who brought down Goliath. The hero in this story isn't David; the hero is God!

  • Fire & Lions

    The two stories of the Fiery Furnace and Daniel & the Lion's Den are often used to tell us that if we just have enough faith, everything will work out fine and God will save us from our troubles. But that gives us a false understanding of just what "faith" is and what it means for us when we face troubles and trials. These stories aren't about men who had "enough" faith to overcome their

  • Noah’s Ark

    The story of Noah's Ark isn't a cute story with a floating zoo and a colorful rainbow in the sky. It's the story of God's judgment upon the sin of the world and the story of God's grace and mercy given freely.

  • Risen for You

    When Jesus rose from the dead on Easter, He didn't just bring new life for Himself. He brought new beginnings for everybody.