Believers feel the pain of the world’s contempt (verses 3–4). How do we keep from either adopting its views or becoming resentful and withdrawn?
What Jerusalem was to the ancient Jews the church is to believers in Christ. When we come to faith in Christ, we become citizens in the heavenly Jerusalem (Hebrews 12:22–24; Philippians 3:20).
Psalm 121 calls us to not look towards creation for comfort or help but rather — and always — to the Creator who guards us and keeps us from evil.
This coming Sunday, July 28, we’ll be gathering at 11 AM with the saints at Living Word Church in Novato, CA to worship, pray, and seek the Lord’s comfort for the Ent family.
It is in our utter dissatisfaction, disenfranchisement, and dismay with the world’s narrative of events that we ultimately take up the path of a ‘long obedience in the same direction’ towards Jesus!
God’s response to human pride and power is to install his “son” on Zion. This points beyond Israel’s king to Jesus, God’s true Son.
“Prayers are tools.” But there’s one important clarification: “Prayers are not tools for doing or getting [as we’re used to in our Western culture], but for being and becoming."
For the Fifth Sunday in June (6/30), we’re kicking Summer off with a celebration! Join us at Meadow School at 10 AM and enjoy a good time and Chunky’s Tacos!
This coming Sunday, June 23, we’ll be gathering at a lookout over Petaluma to pray over our city, worship through music, and fellowship as a church family.
Jesus says that the wise person not only listens to his words [in ‘The Sermon’], but obeys them. When they do, their ‘house’ is built on the rock and survives the storm.
Jesus warns that there are prophets who may say all the right things and even perform mighty works, but their lives do not produce fruit. That is, they do not do the will of God.
Jesus specifically addresses two kinds of paths. One that leads to life — The other, destruction. Jesus himself is the gate that leads to life — But how do we enter it?
This coming Sunday, May 26, we’ll be serving the Veterans of Petaluma with a Pancake Breakfast. Come help us serve the amazing Veterans of our great city.
What does this Greater Righteousness in the Golden Rule look like? And is there a way that we could ‘do unto others what we would want done to us’ that doesn’t exalt Christ?
Membership is an amazing opportunity to say, “I’m all in” to joining the family of The Parish Church and partake in the vision and mission we feel called to.
For many of us, the reason we judge others harshly and wrongly is because we really don’t understand the graciousness and generosity of God the Father.
Does Jesus forbid us from discerning right from wrong, good from bad, etc.? Dive in with us as we explore Matthew 7:1-6.
This coming Sunday, April 28, we’ll be meeting at the The Huskeys’ home for a ‘Celebration Brunch.” Join us as we celebrate all that God is doing!
Through the life, death, and resurrection of His son, Jesus, God offers us eternal life and friendship with him! This is Good News!!!
This coming Sunday, March 31, we’ll be meeting at the McNear Park at 3 PM for a ‘Party in the Park!” Everyone and anyone is invited. We’d love to have you join us!
This week week we continued looking at John 15:1-17. We learned that our love for God is tied to and verified by our love for one another.
Please join us in welcoming our new Ministry Resident, Dan Wyrsch. We’re so excited to have Dan joining the team to help us out in Students and Administration.
Jesus is the true vine and those who are truly his — that is, those who are truly Christians — abide in him and produce fruit. This is how God is most glorified.
This coming Sunday, March 24, we’ll be meeting at the Huskeys’ House at 11 AM to practice an intentional liturgy (lit. form of worship) in a home — just like the 1st Century Church.
Christ wants his disciples to know what anxiety is, what can cause it, and how focusing on God’s Kingdom and righteousness can help us overcome it!
If the Kingdom vision that Jesus tells us of doesn’t reshape our approach to possessions, then we are not living out the Kingdom vision.
Fasting is the way — at least as it appears in the Bible — to act in solidarity and in true sympathy with those things — with the suffering of the world around us.
This coming Sunday, February 24, we’ll be meeting at The Block at 10 AM to break up into small groups and head into downtown to pray for and over our city.
There’s so much more to the Lord’s Prayer than many of us realize and exploring its depths brings about a prayer that was both designed to be recited and aid in our spiritual formation.