Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Applause Of Heaven

Watch "The Applause Of Heaven" By Greg Sidders
White Pine Community Church April 15, 2018





When God thinks of you, does He smile?
 
If the face of Jesus is any indication, the answer is: It depends. How God feels about you is not unrelated to your behavior.
 
So what kind of behavior pleases God? And what might we do to displease Him? We'll find out in our study of Mark 12:35-44.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Lopsided Spirituality

Watch "Lopsided Spirituality" By Greg Sidders
White Pine Community Church April 8, 2018






If you've ever flipped through the pages of a Bible or listened to a sermon series or seen the bookshelf in a pastor's office, it may surprise you to hear that all of God's expectations can be condensed to a single tweet.

It only took Jesus 140 characters to tell a man who was buried in religious rules and regulations what matters most to God. We'll let His simple teaching in Mark 12:28-34 show us how we can become more of what He created us to be.

Monday, March 26, 2018

A Love Story

Watch "A Love Story " By Greg Sidders
White Pine Community Church March 25, 2018







 
 
 
 
You know God loves the world collectively, but how can you be sure He loves you personally? 
 
It's not by interpreting your circumstances, because they are always changing, sometimes arguing for God's love, sometimes arguing against it. No, there has to be something more reliable, more unchanging.
 
There is.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Why People Reject Jesus

Watch "Why People reject Jesus" By Greg Sidders
White Pine Community Church March 18, 2018








Some people say "I can't" when what they really mean is "I won't."
 
They say that what is keeping them from Jesus is an unconvinced mind, but the real issue is an unwilling heart.
 
In our study of Mark 11:27--12:27, we are going to see through the intellectual objections of Christ's critics into the motives of their hearts ... and perhaps discover what lies beneath our own reluctance to go all in.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Jesus Under Pressure

Watch "Jesus Under Pressure" By Greg Sidders
White Pine Community Church March 11, 2018







"True character is revealed in the choices a human being makes under pressure. The greater the pressure, the deeper the revelation."
 
It was Robert McKee who wrote that, and we know it's true, because we have seen it in our own lives and in the lives of others.  Pressure reveals character.


In our study of Mark 10:46--11:25, we will see what character traits Jesus displayed when He was under pressure. I think it will increase both your reverence for Him and your desire to be more like Him. 

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Descending Into Greatness

Watch "Descending Into Greatness" By Greg Sidders
White Pine Community Church March 4, 2018




"We are built for significance," wrote Joe Stowell. "Our problem is not that we search for it, but that we search for it in all the wrong places."

OK, then, what's the right place?


In Mark 10:32-45, Jesus gives us a clear and unforgettable answer to that question. If you want to be a truly significant person--dare I say, a great person--don't miss church this Sunday. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Young At Heart

Watch "Young At Heart" By Greg Sidders
White Pine Community Church February 25, 2018







We expect kids to learn from their elders, but the most important lesson in life is something they can teach us.
What do kids know that we adults don't? And why do we have such a hard time learning what comes so naturally to them?
We'll learn from the way Jesus interacts with both children and adults (in Mark 10:13-31) how to be young at heart when it comes to that which matters most.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Jesus On Divorce & Remarriage

Watch "Jesus On Divorce & Remarriage" By Greg Sidders
White Pine Community Church February 11, 2018




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Divorce has wounded more people per square mile than almost any other relational tragedy. No wonder we're reluctant to subject ourselves to a sermon about it!

But one thing we can count on when Jesus is doing the teaching is that we will both hear truth and feel grace. I hope you will take the risk of joining us as we study Mark 10:1-12, because only good can come from sitting at the feet of Jesus.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Teachable Moments

Watch Teachable Moments By Greg Sidders
White Pine Community Church February 4, 2018





Imagine looking back on February 4, 2018 as one of the most memorable days of your life--not because that was the day the Patriots won their sixth Super Bowl, but because that was the day God spoke to you so personally and so powerfully that your life was never the same.
 
It is remarkable to me how God can use an ordinary church service to do something extraordinary in the life of a Jesus-follower. I'm praying that our study of Mark 9:30-50 will have that kind of impact on your life, and mine.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Power Surge

Watch "Power Surge" By Greg Sidders
White Pine Community Church January 28, 2018




We live in an age of medical "miracles". So much of what used to be incurable is now treated with remarkable success. But what should we do when we are told that "there is nothing more we can do"? That may be a hypothetical question for you right now, or it might be an urgent one.
 
I believe Mark 9:14-29 provides answers that are as relevant today as they were in the ancient world. From this passage we are going to learn how to access the healing power of God when it's all we have left.
 
And if you happen to need that power right now, we'll do everything we can to help you get it.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Dot & The Line

Watch "The Dot & The Line By Greg Sidders
White Pine Community Church January 21, 2018







Is following Jesus all it's cracked up to be?
 
Honestly, has your Christian life turned out to be what you thought it would be when you opted in? If not--if you have experienced disappointment or disillusionment as a disciple--you have probably heard the tempting whisper, "Why not opt out?"
 
The passage we will study together this Sunday at White Pine will explain why suffering is part of salvation, and, more importantly, it will remind us why it's still worth it to follow Jesus, painful though it may be at times. I pray that Mark 8:31 - 9:13 will give you a second wind.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Stranger Than Fiction

Watch "Stranger Than Fiction" By Greg Sidders
White Pine Community Church January 14, 2018








How do you turn a man, great as he may be, into a god?
 
You start with facts, but then you mix in some fiction. A miracle here, a claim to deity there. You Photoshop your hero until he becomes superhuman.

This is what many people believe Christians have done to Jesus.  We have mythologized him into a Messiah--the kind of God we want and need.

But do historical documents support that theory, or do they have a compelling ring of truth?
 
We're going to examine Mark 7:24 - 8:30 to see if the Jesus of the Bible is a man-made myth or the God-sent Messiah.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Increasing Our Impact

Watch " Increasing Our Impact" By josh Sibert
White Pine Community Church December 31, 2017






Do you ever have the desire to accomplish something BIG...something that helps a lot of people?  Me too. And who better to learn from than one who has impacted the lives of millions?
Join us as we focus on two days in the life of Jesus during which He shows us a couple of tips on how we can be pushed and enabled to have a BIG impact on others around us...in ways that are truly helpful.