Video Teaching Messages

In addition to our in-person Gathering Circles on Sunday mornings, we are offering a video-based teaching experience for anyone to watch at any time. Our Sunday morning Gathering Circles offer a place to come together, engage with one another, and learn from the Bible. The video teachings will offer a way for anyone to benefit from these teaching experiences, whether they are in-person or not.

Currently, the Gathering Circle is being taught by Rob Kranz with a lesson entitled: “Being God's Image". These classes will be recorded each Sunday and available online beginning Tuesday afternoons to view.

VIDEO LINKS

Latest Videos

5.12.2024

Title: Elders and Deacons

Description: In this lesson, Rob Kranz examines passages relating to elders and deacons in the early church. These passages are remarkable for how they envision these roles in relation to Roman society. Rob also examines some interpretive challenges in these passages.

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5.5.2024

Title: Paul and Women

Description: Some of the most problematic passages in the New Testament about women are attributed to Paul (see Lessons 2, 3, and 4). However, women play an essential role in Paul’s ministry and the history of the early church. In this lesson, Rob Kranz examines the role women play in Paul’s ministry. Any interpretation of the “problematic” passages cannot be taken independently but must be considered in the context of Paul’s engagement with women.

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4.28.2024

Title: Jesus and Women

Description: Many passages could be discussed about Jesus’s dealings with women. In this lesson, Rob Kranz focuses on Luke 8:1–3. In this passage, we learn that a group of women support Jesus’s ministry “out of their own resources.” Rob examines this phrase and shows how it relates to Roman society at large and makes some interesting connections with the Jewish communities in Asia Minor.

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4.21.2024

Title: Sarah and Hagar

Description: Sarah and Hagar (Gen 16 and 21) are two women who function within a patriarchal system in the Bible. However, that does not mean they don’t have agency and exercise remarkable power. In this lesson, Rob Kranz explores the stories of Hagar and Sarah and how these women exercise power and authority. Hagar engages with God in ways usually reserved for the Patriarchs.

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4.14.2024

Title: Huldah and the Prophet

Description: In this lesson, Rob Kranz explores a “deep cut” in the Old Testament: the story of King Josiah and the female prophet, Huldah (2 Kings 22). This lesson examines what we know about Huldah and what other options Josiah might have had in seeking guidance from the LORD. Huldah shines through as the authoritative voice of God for both King Josiah and the High Priest Hilkiah.

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4.7.2024

Title: Deborah and the Chieftain

Description: In this lesson, Rob Kranz explores the account of Deborah (and Ja’el) in Judges 4–5. This class explores Deborah as a prophetess and judge of Israel and whether or not she has this role because men failed to take their God-given role or if she was given this role independent of the men.

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3.24.2024

Title: Resurrection

Description: We discuss some of the surprises found in the Gospel accounts of the resurrection.

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3.17.2024

Title: Atonement Theory

Description: A brief summary of various atonement theories and impact on our view of Christ’s mission.

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3.10.2024

Title: Being God’s Image: Women and Men in the Kingdom of God - What is Patriarchy? Lesson 8

Description: In this lesson, Rob Kranz examines how our modern perspective of patriarchy differs from patriarchy in the Bible. Genesis 27 provides the background to explore the roles and responsibilities of women within the household structure.

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3.3.2024

Title: Being God’s Image: Women and Men in the Kingdom of God - A Look at Where We’ve Been: Lesson 7

Description: In this week's lesson, Rob Kranz takes a step back to review the first six lessons of this study. He also provided an opportunity for more discussion and questions from the class

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2.25.2024

Title: Being God’s Image: Women and Men in the Kingdom of God - Gen 2:4–3:24 – A Suitable Helper? Lesson 6

Description: In this lesson, Rob Kranz examines the Garden of Eden story and what we can learn about the relationships between women and men and the Kingdom of God. How should we understand the consequences of their disobedience in relation to God’s design and our mission within the Kingdom of God?

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2.18.2024

Title: Being God’s Image: Women and Men in the Kingdom of God - In the Image of God (Gen 1:1–2:3), Lesson 5

Description: In this lesson, Rob Kranz looks at the first creation account in Genesis 1. He examines the poetry of this chapter to show how humankind is portrayed differently from the rest of creation and how “male and female” function in connection to humankind being made in the image of God.

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2.11.2024

Title: Being God’s Image: Women and Men in the Kingdom of God - Silent Women, Lesson 4

Description: In this lesson, Rob Kranz examines 1 Cor 14:34–36, where Paul says that women should be silent in the churches. He discusses the cultural components of this letter and the broader issues Paul addresses, including others that he commands to be silent.

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2.4.2024

Title: Being God’s Image: Women and Men in the Kingdom of God - The Big "But", (Part 2) Lesson 3

Description: The Big “But...” (Part 2). In this lesson, Rob Kranz delves into the social context of 1 Tim 2, emphasizing verses 13–15. He examines this passage in light of what we know about the Greek goddess Artemis of the Ephesians, her relationship to the city of Ephesus, and how Artemis might fit into the cultural context of new converts to Christianity in that city.

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1.28.2024

Title: Being God’s Image: Women and Men in the Kingdom of God - The Big "But", (Part 1) Lesson 2

Description: For many people, Paul’s prohibition against women teaching men in 1 Tim 2:12 is a clear commandment we must follow today. In this lesson, Rob Kranz carefully examines this passage by looking at the Greek words Paul uses and the construction of this sentence. When compared with New Testament passages of similar grammatical structure, Paul’s prohibition carries a different meaning than many of our English translations reflect.

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1.21.2024

Title: Being God’s Image: Women and Men in the Kingdom of God - Lesson 1b

Description: In this lesson, Rob Kranz introduces the series and addresses some common (mis)perceptions about the terms complementarianism and egalitarianism.

1.21.24 Slides

 

1.14.2024 - No Video

Title: Being God's Image: Women and Men in the Kingdom of God - Lesson 1a

Description: Rob Kranz starts a new series called "Being God's Image", this is the Part 1 of the first lesson.

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12.17.2023

Title: The Mission of Christ - Week Seven

Description: Wrap up discussion on Paul’s vision of the role of the church.

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12.10.2023

Title: The Mission of Christ - Week Six

Description: Continued discussion on Paul’s vision of the role of the church.

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12.3.2023

Title: The Mission of Christ - Week Five

Description: Continued discussion on Paul’s vision of the role of the church.

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11.26.2023

Title: The Mission of Christ - Week Four

Description: Continued discussion on Paul’s vision of the role of the church.

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11.19.2023

Title: Fulfilling the Mission of Christ - Week Three

Description: Continued discussion on Paul’s vision of the role of the church.

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11.12.2023

Title: Fulfilling the Mission of Christ - Week Two

Description: Continued discussion on Paul’s vision of the role of the church.

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11.05.2023

Title: Fulfilling the Mission of Christ - Introduction

Description: Jess Ellis begins a short series discussing Paul’s vision of the role of the church.

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Archive Videos

10.29.2023

Title: Lesson 4 - Creation and the Flood

Description: Rob Kranz continues a new series called "The Flood", the third lesson is called "Creation and the Flood".

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10.22.2023

Title: Lesson 3 - The Flood in Film

Description: Rob Kranz continues a new series called "The Flood", the third lesson is called "The Flood in Film".

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10.15.2023

Title: Lesson 2 - Ancient Sources

Description: Rob Kranz begins a new series called "The Flood", the second lesson is called "Ancient Sources".

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10.9.2023

Title: Lesson 1 - Children Stories

Description: Rob Kranz begins a new series called "The Flood", the first lesson is called "Children Stories".

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10.1.2023

Title: Lesson 9b - The Rise of Apocalypticism

Description: We continue our study taught by Rob Kranz. The ninth lesson called The Rise of Apocalypticism

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9.24.2023

Title: Lesson 9a - The Rise of Apocalypticism

Description: We continue our study taught by Rob Kranz. The ninth lesson called The Rise of Apocalypticism

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9.17.2023 - No Video

Title: Lesson 8 - And Your Little Dog Too.

Description: We continue our study taught by Rob Kranz. The eigth lesson is titled "And Your Little Dog Too."

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9.10.2023 - No Video

Title: Lesson 7 - What's So Special About Eliah?

Description: We continue our study taught by Rob Kranz. The seventh lesson asks the question "What's So Special About Eliah?"

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8.20.2023

Title: Lesson 6 - The Parable of the Dives and Lazarus

Description: We continue our study taught by Rob Kranz. The sixth lesson focuses on The Parable of the Dives and Lazarus.

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8.13.2023

Title: Lesson Five: The Parable of the Persistent Widow

Description: We continue our study taught by Rob Kranz. The fifth lesson focuses on The Parable of the Persistent Widow.

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8.6.2023 - No Video

Title: Lesson Four: Jesus and Current Events Part 2

Description: We continue our study taught by Rob Kranz. The fourth lesson focuses on Jesus and Current Events.

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7.30.2023

Title: Lesson Three: Jesus and Current Events Part 1

Description: We continue our study taught by Rob Kranz. The third lesson focuses on Jesus and Current Events.

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7.23.2023

Title: Lesson Two: The Greatest Commandment

Description: We continue our study taught by Rob Kranz. The second lesson focuses on The Greatest Commandment.

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7.16.2023

Title: Lesson One: Jewish Groups and Sects

Description: We begin a new study taught by Rob Kranz. The first lesson focuses on Jewish Groups and Sects.

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7.9.2023 - No video this week

Title: Life After Life After Death - Part Three

Description: We continue our short study on “the end times”.

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The Story Text

 

7.2.2023 - No video this week

Title: Life After Life After Death - Part Two

Description: We continue our short study on “the end times”.

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6.25.2023

Title: Life After Life After Death - Part One

Description: We begin a short three week study on “the end times”. What do we know? What do we imagine? What should our focus be?

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6.18.2023

Title: Jude Wrap Up

Description: Jude Summary and Q&A

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6.4.2023

Title: Jude 18

Description: The wrap up to Jude and why Jude applies to us today

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5.28.2023

Title: Jude 14

Description: Jude quotes Enoch 1 to further his warning against false teachers

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5.21.2023

Title: Jude 11-13

Description: Three more historical typological patterns of rebellion by Cain, Balaam and Kora associated with the false teachers Jude is addressing in his letter.

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5.14.2023

Title: Jude 9-10

Description: Michael the archangel vs Devil where in the Bible is this story?

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5.7.2023

Title: Jude 5-8 Wrap Up

Description: Jude links the Sodom and Gomorrah event to the Sin of the Angels.

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4.30.2023

Title: Jude 5-8 Part Four

Description: We continue the discussion of the “sin of the angels” in verse six.

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4.23.2023

Title: Jude 5-8 Part Three

Description: We continue the discussion of the “sin of the angels” in verse six.

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4.16.2023

Title: Jude 5-8 Part Two

Description: We continue the discussion of the “sin of the angels” in verse six.

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4.2.2023

Title: Jude 5-8 Part One

Description: This week we begin a discussion on the "sin of the angels" in verse six and the events at Sodom in verse seven and how they relate to Jude's warning of the false teachers among his audience.

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3.19.2023

Title: Jude 6

Description: The Fallen Angels that sinned

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3.12.2023

Title: Jude 1:1-4 

Description: Jesus and Moses in Exodus

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3.5.2023

Title: Paul's Worldview Summary

Description: Romans overview and summary.

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2.26.2023

Title: Living as Christ's People

Description: After Paul spends a significant portion of his letter to the Roman church focused on their shared salvation and righteousness, he now turns to how to live as Christ's people among their vast differences in heritage and worldviews.

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2.19.2023

Title: Romans 9 Part 2

Description: Fully understanding Jeremiah, Isaiah and Hosea so that we can see how Paul misuses those prophecies in Romans 9… part 2.

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2.12.2023

Title: Romans 9 Part 1

Description: Fully understanding Jeremiah, Isaiah and Hosea so that we can see how Paul misuses those prophecies in Romans 9… part 1.

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2.5.2023

Title: Romans 4

Description: Being Righteous and reflecting the righteousness of Yahweh comes from faith, not being baptized, circumcised or keeping the sabbath.

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1.29.2023

Title: Romans 1

Description: How can we know YAHWEH is faithful in the promise of salvation.

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1.22.2023

Title: Malachi and Romans, Part Two (B)

Description: Finish up Malachi telegraphing the coming Messiah.

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1.15.2023

Title: Malachi and Romans, Part Two (A)

Description: Yahweh sends a final message through the prophet Malachi on Israel’s failure to fulfill their calling and vocation. Part Two will be centered on Malachi telegraphing the coming Messiah.

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1.8.2023

Title: Malachi and Romans, Part One

Description: Yahweh sends a final message through the prophet Malachi on Israel’s failure to fulfill their calling. Part One will be centered on Israel's “Election & Vocation”.

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12.18.2022

Title: Stephen's Use of “Son of Man"

Description: Jesus and Stephen's use of the term "Son of Man" and what it means.

 

12.11.2022

Title: Son of Man, Part 2

Description: This week we explore three more times where Jesus uses “Son of Man” and the reaction to that claim.

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12.04.2022

Title: Son of Man

Description: When Jesus uses “son of man” in John 12 how does he misquote Daniel 7 and what do those that hear him think that he means?

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11.27.2022

Title: The Messianic Story - Part Two

Description: Continued discussion on looking at scripture from a storied approach using motifs to create anchor points to move the theme forward.

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11.20.2022

Title: The Messianic Story - Part One

Description: We begin looking at scripture from a storied approach discovering motifs that move the theme forward and leave anchor points along the way.

11.20.22 Slides

 

11.13.2022

Title: Applying Hermeneutics to Understand Messiah - Part Three

Description: Today we conclude our discussion on understanding Judaism’s teaching of Messiah.

NOTE: There was an issue with the video audio; therefore, no video will be posted this week.

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11.06.2022

Title: Applying Hermeneutics to Understand Messiah - Part Two

Description: Continued discussion on understanding Judaism’s teaching of Messiah.

 

10.30.2022

Title: Applying Hermeneutics to Understand Messiah - Part One

Description: This week, we define hermeneutics and discuss its impact on how we interpret biblical text to lay a framework for understanding Judaism’s teaching of Messiah.

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10.23.2022

Title: What Does the Bible Say?

Description: The history of the scriptures.

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10.16.2022

Title: From a Millennial Point of View

Description: Jess Ellis hosts a Q&A session on the video that was presented on 10.09.22.

 

10.09.2022

Title: From a Millennial Point of View

Description: Jess Ellis chats with his daughter, Jo Ellis, on her views about church today.

 

10.02.2022

Title: The Foundational Anchor Points to Genesis 1-12

Description: Understanding the significance of Eden, the Flood, and most importantly, the Tower of Babel sharpens the focus of our lens as we read the rest of the Bible.

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9.25.2022

Title: Correct Anchor Points To Reading the Bible

Description: We discuss several historic “Anchor Points” to reading the Bible that can lead to a “mis-reading” of the text.

 

9.18.2022

Title: Saul to Paul - A Worldview Paradigm Shift

Description: This week we want to look beyond the familiar story of Paul’s conversion from our 21st Century worldview and consider the significance of his conversion in the 1st Century worldview. How did Saul move from wanting to crucify Christ to proclaim he was crucified with Christ? What impact did that single event have on moving God’s mission forward?