holy war

It started small—too small, surely, to make a difference. The first skirmishes in the battle for humanity would be waged in a flyspeck fishing town north of nowhere. With just a few good men, the Light would launch its offensive to take back a world covered in darkness. Leading the way, heaven’s Champion would prove that God was not done fighting for his people.

Though it all started so small, the world would never be the same.

In this series from the first chapter of Mark’s Gospel, we encounter a world not much different than our own. Darkness advances and the people of God seem powerless to prevail. But as it was then, so it is now: heaven’s Champion is on the move. What we must decide is whether to move with him.

august 8, 2021 - september 5, 2021

Pastor Jonathan Badgett & pastor Zach Masdon

rescued!

september 5, 2021

The leper was relationally isolated, tormented by his disease, and viewed as ritually unclean by the faith community, but heaven’s champion was moved with deep compassion for the leper’s hopeless situation. Jesus reached out and touched the man to set him free from his hopelessness. The healing that Jesus provides is comprehensive; He saves, He heals, He reunites, and He redeems!

Mark 1:40-45

Pastor zAch masdon

cleaning house

august 29, 2021

Nothing stands in the way of heaven’s Champion. There’s no challenge he can’t handle. No sickness so severe he cannot cure it. No pain is so deep he can’t heal it. No darkness so thick he can’t pierce it. When he marches, the gates of hell shudder. Those who march with him will witness his wonders.

Mark 1:29-39

Pastor Jonathan Badgett

showdown

august 22, 2021

No place on earth is immune to darkness—no place under the sun to hide away from heaven’s enemy. But with heaven’s Champion we need not fear! He is authorized by heaven to command the darkness and make it run. The safest place on earth is close to Jesus Christ!

Mark 1:21-28

Pastor Jonathan Badgett

battle plan

august 15, 2021

Every successful battle demands rigorous planning and a well-trained army. Heaven’s plan? No battle-scarred musclemen, mighty in deeds. No trained orators skilled in wisdom and wit. Just a few simple messengers with an even simpler message. Doomed from the start or destined for glory? Only heaven would decide.

Mark 1:14-20

Pastor Jonathan Badgett

invasion!

august 8, 2021

Who is Jesus and why did he come? As the opening of Mark’s Gospel makes clear, Jesus is the one sent from God to set his people free from darkness. He’s the champion of heaven—the hero of God’s story. His arrival signaled the end of the reign of darkness and the coming of God’s kingdom of light.

Mark 1:9-13

Pastor Jonathan Badgett