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
October 17, 2021 - october 31, 2021

Pastor Jonathan Badgett & pastor Zach Masdon

rules of engagement

october 31, 2021

Rules are important. They keep us inside the lines and outside of trouble. God has set some of the rules for us. But who decides the rest? And how do we know when each rule applies? The short answer: Jesus! If we want to know the long answer, we’re going to need to spend more time with him.

Mark 2:18-28

Pastor jonathan badgett

Essential personnel

october 24, 2021

The kingdom advances! Now that Jesus has revealed his authority to forgive sins, the next stage of his mission becomes clear. He’s on the hunt for sinners—not to condemn and cast them out. No, Jesus is recruiting sinners—these essential personnel will help advance his kingdom here on earth!

Mark 2:13-17

Pastor jonathan badgett

jesus, the forgiver of sins!

october 17, 2021

When Jesus forgives the paralytic man of his sins, Jesus demonstrates His authority over sin by healing and restoring the paralytic man. The question now is “what do we do with this information? Do we disregard it like the Scribes, or accept Jesus as the Son of Man like the four men who brought their paralytic friend to Jesus?”

Mark 2:1-12

zach walsh


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


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


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