Pastor Wes begins by asking what nicknames people had when they were growing up and asks what is behind the nickname. He points out that while we do not know if Jesus had a nickname growing up, the gospel writers attribute a number of names to him. "Jesus," in itself, means God Saves. Pastor concluded that our God knows each of us by our names as well.
Seminarian Tyler Strom preached this Sunday. He centered on the differences between having life abundantly according to the world, or having abundant life in the eyes of God. One can have a lot of "stuff" but that is not abundant life. Abundant life is knowing God loves you as you are, that God cares for you.