“You should come” marked Jesus life, the life of those who experienced Jesus, and grew to mark the life of Jesus’ disciples. But what happens when we say, “You should come,” and people respond, “No thanks.” This week, our Lead Pastor Nate Ray looks at Mark 2. In Mark 2 we meet four friends who weren’t going to let any obstacle get in the way of their friend experiencing Jesus.
May 2, 2021
Ever get a little freaked out about inviting a friend to church? What if inviting someone is not just good for them, but it’s good for us, the ones doing the inviting? Our Lead Pastor Nate Ray shares from John 4, when Jesus encounters a new friend. “You should come” marked Jesus’ life, it changes the life Jesus’ new friend, and it can change our lives too.
April 25, 2021
There will always be interruptions. We see interruptions as inconveniences; God sees interruptions as invitations. Our Lead Pastor Nate Ray looks at a story in Numbers 14 about God’s people facing an interruption, and reflects on our story in light of their story. They forgot, and we forget, the God who leads you to the land will lead you through the land.
April 18, 2021
At The Front Church, we’re learning from Jesus and this week we’re looking at Jesus’ workweek rhythm. Our Lead Pastor Nate Ray examines Jesus’ practices on the Sabbath, and how they can translate to our lives today.
April 11, 2021
We’ve all lived “How did I get here?” moments. Our Lead Pastor Nate Ray shares from Luke 7, where we meet someone in their “How did I get here?” moment. What happens? How does Jesus respond? God may look a lot different than we have been tempted to think.
April 4, 2021
This week The Front Church has a guest speaker! Chasen Robbins, Director of the University of Utah’s Intervarsity chapter, shares from Luke 19.
March 28, 2021
Without adapting, our lives become stagnant and our churches become stagnant. Our Lead Pastor Nate Ray finishes our series, “Practices,” by taking a look at the Apostle Paul. Paul is always adapting because the most important thing for him is to see as many people as possible experience Jesus’ story. That’s most important for us at The Front Church too.
March 21, 2021
Have you ever considered a risk by weighing the pros and cons? What gets you over the edge? What motivates you to take the risk? In Matthew 16, Jesus asks his disciples to risk, but he does so by inviting them to dream of another world that’s possible. Listen to our Lead Pastor Nate Ray share from Matthew 16: Jesus is always inviting us to take our next step.
March 14, 2021
“You belong, even if they say you don’t.” Jesus’ message to Levi in Luke 5 is a powerful one, and it still speaks today. We say love changes the world, but often we act as if shame changes the world. Listen to our Lead Pastor Nate Ray unpack Jesus’ encounter with Levi, and Jesus’ invitation for us into something new.
March 7, 2021
On Saturday morning, February 27, friends, neighbors, and community members joined with the people of The Front Church to give away 40,000 lbs of food! At The Front Church, we don’t just want to be a church in our community; we want to be a church for our community.
How is going to church like going to your first college football game? What’s the deal with Jesus getting angry, flipping over tables in the temple courts, and chasing out the animals? Our Lead Pastor Nate Ray begins our new series, “Practices,” and shares from Matthew 21:12-17.
February 28, 2021
This week The Front Church has a guest speaker! David Henderson, Pastor of Neighborhood Church, a new church coming to Daybreak, shares from Isaiah 6.
February 21, 2021
God’s plan is to use God’s people for God’s mission. But often, our churches can begin to look more like country clubs than outposts of God’s kingdom. Our Lead Pastor Nate Ray asks what might it look like for our church to be an outpost where God’s people are sent from and into a broken and hurting world to extend God’s presence?
February 14, 2021
Faced with an impossible mountain to climb, we remember our God has lifted his people up impossible mountains, and we cry out for him to do it again. Our Lead Pastor Nate Ray shares from the poetry of Psalm 44 and wraps up our series on 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting. Click here for fasting resources.
February 7, 2021
“If only… then” is something we think often: “If only I had purchased GameStop stock a week ago, then I’d be okay; if only my husband would get off his phone, then I’d be okay.” When Jesus fasted, he was tempted with “If only … then…” too. Did you know Jesus fasted? Why would Jesus need to fast? Our Lead Pastor Nate Ray shares from Matthew 4:1-11. Click here for fasting resources.
January 31, 2021
Our Lead Pastor Nate Ray shares from Zechariah 7:1-14. What is true fasting? The people in the passage are more interested in a religious ritual than they are truly seeking God. And if we’re honest, we may not be that different. Is there a cheat code for our spiritual life? Is there an easy button? We are in the middle of 21 Days of prayer and fasting. Would you join us? Click here for fasting resources.
January 24, 2021
Our Lead Pastor Nate Ray shares the story of Acts 13:1-12. The church in Antioch sets aside a time for prayer and fasting, and they experience breakthrough: the Holy Spirit speaks, the Holy Spirit sends, and the Holy Spirit emboldens. Our 21 Days of prayer and fasting begins this Sunday. Would you join us? Click here for fasting resources.
January 17, 2021
Is your tank empty? Are you tired from the slog of 2020? Do you desire spiritual breakthrough?
Our Lead Pastor Nate Ray begins our series, 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting, by examining Jesus’ words to his followers in Matthew 6:16-18. Click here for fasting resources.
January 10, 2021
When it looks like hell around you, Heaven has come to live within you.
Our Lead Pastor Nate Ray shared this message at Cheyenne Hills Church, kicking off their new series, “Christmas in Focus.” Cheyenne Hills is a partner of The Front Church.
Sunday, Dec 6, 2020.
On Thursday, September 17, 28 volunteers came together to give away 33,166 pounds of food to over 450 families in our community!
Jesus is always inviting us to dream of another world that’s possible, inviting us to take our next step, and He knows who He’s working with.
Our Lead Pastor Nate Ray shared this message at The Bridge Community, a partner of The Front Church.
Sunday, August 2, 2020.
This summer, we’re doing something a little different: Church in the Garage. Anyone’s welcome, we’re kid-friendly, and social distancing standards are implemented.
There were other messiah movements that predate and postdate the time of Jesus, and they all follow a similar pattern: when the would-be messiah dies, the movement dies. Why, after Jesus’ death, didn’t Jesus’ movement die? Why did Jesus’ movement grow exponentially? Why did it break the pattern of all the other would-be messiah movements?
Have you ever prayed and asked, “Where are you God? Have you abandoned us? Have you forgotten about us?” The Psalmist prayed prayers like these. Too often, as Jesus’ people, we skip grief. But Jesus didn’t skip grief. Could it be that in our grief, we may actually meet our God?
Quarantining, working from home, and homeschooling your children during coronavirus? It’s not easy, and sometimes we snap. What should we do after we snap? Pretend it didn’t happen? Pretend everything is normal?
A lot of us may be asking, “How do we talk to our kids about Coronavirus?”. Jessica shares some simple tips for explaining Coronavirus to our kids in a way that is accessible and that they can understand.
Have you ever felt like God’s forgotten? You aren’t the only one.
Our Lead Pastor Nate Ray shared this message at Grace Fellowship, a partner church of The Front Church.
Sunday, January 12, 2020.