Happy New Year!

January 5, 2017



College Heights’ own Preaching Resident, Justin Dewell, wraps up our series "Be Christmas" by teaching us what it means to "Be Life" in a world full of death.




Ask the Spirit to show you ways to “be life.” How can prayer prepare you to be life?


Who do you know that needs to hear about God’s forgiveness? In the next month, tell them the story of Jesus coming to forgive them.


Where in your life has fear held you back from following God? Next time you sense God is calling you to something, but you are afraid, determine to say “Yes” to God.


The Spirit gives us what we need to follow Jesus. How can you use your gifts and passions to communicate the life God offers?


We are kicking off a new sermon series through the Gospel of Mark called SPEAK. We will work our way through the life of Jesus from now till Easter. And the way we are dividing this study through the book is through punctuation marks.

We will first spend several weeks talking about SPEAK?  We will answer the major questions of

  • Why speak? 
  • How to speak?
  • Who to speak to?
  • What to speak?

We will then move on to SPEAK! 

We will highlight the things we speak against and the tools we speak with that give our speaking a punch, that make it speak!

Then we will look at SPEAK... 

We will see that are speaking is not complete in and of itself, but is joined together with other key activities in the life of Jesus.


If you didn't get one of our  SPEAK bookmark Sunday, you can find the reading list here. Take our New Year's Challenge to read the passage every week between now and Easter as we study through the gospel of Mark!

And then lastly we will conclude with SPEAK:

We will learn the story of what we are supposed to be speaking.

So the series in a nutshell:

  • SPEAK?
  • SPEAK!
  • SPEAK…
  • SPEAK:

Hope to see you this Sunday!

Posted on January 5, 2017 .