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This week, Jess and not one, but two special guests sit down to recap our Hearing God series answering questions like, "what other spiritual practices do you recommend for practicing hearing with God?" and, "how do I talk about hearing God with someone who isn’t Christian?" Plus important topics like working remotely in Disneyland and seeing Jesus …
 
Am I making the right decision? What should I do? For many of us it’s not until we’re facing big life challenges or decisions that we start moving into a listening posture. But if our ears are not tuned to hear the small things it can be hard to hear God for the bigger ones. God will provide guidance for us, but he is more interested in the person …
 
Phil in the Blank is your time to get to know our new Senior Pastor Phil EuBank! Jess and Mark sit down with Phil to pass along your questions in a fun, lighthearted conversation. Today's topics include: More coffee talk, In and Out fries, favorite PHILanthropy and sports. To join in on the fun simply text in your question to (650)600-0402!…
 
This week Jess, Mark and Rachelle sit down with Cheryl Fletcher to chat Menlo Park dining recommendations, how a person's intentions can affect a group, and a guided practice to praying for someone. Text us: (650)600-0402 When it comes to hearing God, we all sometimes need help. In this sermon we discuss finding that support and guidance. We consid…
 
When it comes to hearing God, we all sometimes need help. In this sermon we discuss finding that support and guidance. We consider who can help us and what that help looks like. As a bonus, we talk about how you can learn to be a person who helps others hear God. Formation practices are our training ground for Christlikeness. The formation practice…
 
Phil in the Blank is your time to get to know our new Senior Pastor Phil EuBank! Jess and Mark sit down with Phil to pass along your questions in a fun, lighthearted conversation. Today's topics include: Phil's most embarrassing moments on stage, favorite things about pastoring, and the classic question - does pineapple belong on pizza? To join in …
 
God reveals himself uniquely throughout the pages of the Bible. The history, stories, poems, letters, and prophecies we find in it provide a picture of who God is, what his character is like, and what he wants for us. The Bible also gives us an understanding of who we are as humans and of what really matters in our lives. If we read it prayerfully,…
 
Phil in the Blank is your time to get to know our new Senior Pastor Phil EuBank! Jess and Mark sit down with Phil to pass along your questions in a fun, lighthearted conversation. Today's topics include: Coffee, rap music, and the intersection of ministry and artificial intelligence. To participate, simply text in your question to (650)600-0402!…
 
This week Jess and Mark sit down with Cheryl Fletcher to finally uncover what her actual job title is, discuss how hearing God's voice can be a gift or a weapon, and leave you with space to practice. Text us: (650)600-0402 Many of us want to hear God’s voice but aren’t always sure it’s possible—or if it’s actually God we’re hearing. In this sermon,…
 
Many of us want to hear God’s voice but aren’t always sure it’s possible—or if it’s actually God we’re hearing. In this sermon, we’ll explore what it really means to hear God, consider some helpful guardrails that offer assurances that we’re not just making things up, and take a look at a practice designed to help us hear. Go to http://menlo.church…
 
This week Mark and Jess sit down with our staff resident cycling and futbol expert, Joshua Jewel-Horton to chat Tim Keller, how children are more resilient than adults, and how to become who we are. Text our team: (650)600-0402 Practice makes people who they are. In this sermon we’ll look at a somewhat obscure Old Testament story and use it as an o…
 
Menlo Park Students Director Josh Jewell-Horton is preaching for us today! Practice makes people who they are. In this sermon we’ll look at a somewhat obscure Old Testament story and use it as an opportunity to pause and reflect on how the events of the last year have affected us. How have we changed? How have we grown? Who have we become? Plus, we…
 
Mark and Jess sit down the Bearer of Christmas AKA the Queen of All Things AKA The Queen of Astronomy AKA our Director Pastor to chat all things Christmas, slowing down, walking 5.1 miles and the tough parts about the season. Text us! (650)600-0402 God’s grace can often be found in the ordinary, everyday activities of our life. But how can we make …
 
God’s grace can often be found in the ordinary, everyday activities of our life. But how can we make sure not to miss it—or resist it? This week we'll see how God followed a group of people and revealed himself to them through their vocation. For us, what might it mean for God to suddenly appear in our routine, daily living? How would we respond? T…
 
This week Mark and Jess chat with Cheryl Fletcher, holding the title of Bearer of Christmas this time around, to chat about angels and disappointment. Stay tuned for the end to receive an early Christmas gift! Have a question for the podcast? Need prayer or encouragement? Text us: (650)600-0402 None of us is joyful, confident, and self-assured ever…
 
None of us is joyful, confident, and self-assured every moment of every day. We all have ups, downs, and struggles. This week is for those who are, or have been, discouraged, disappointed, or doubting. We’ll take an honest look at how to approach God during those challenging times when we’re not sure we believe in Him, or when we’ve felt disappoint…
 
This week Mark and Jess sit down with Matt Stephan to continue our conversation around a slow pace, and be sure to stick around for a very special ending segment of the podcast! Does it sometimes feel like you’re spending most of your life in transit? Getting from one place to another, waiting to begin, standing in line, hoping a meeting will end—j…
 
Does it sometimes feel like you’re spending most of your life in transit? Getting from one place to another, waiting to begin, standing in line, hoping a meeting will end—just so you can get to your next task or meeting? What if, instead of rushing through these everyday moments as quickly as possible, there was a way to fill them with God’s presen…
 
This week Jess is out, so the Jimmy G of Menlo Midweek Keith Riley joins Mark and Matt Stephan to kick off our Advent series. We chat about Keith's pie addictions, grace, and the golden hour of 5-6am for parents. Check out our Menlo Meditations podcast - a short, 2 minute listen to start your dad with Jesus this Advent season. God has a gift for yo…
 
God has a gift for you. It is a gift that will not fail no matter what you may face. Christmas is our annual celebration to recognize that this gift has arrived. Although we may not always be patient and faithful as we wait for it, Jesus is always faithful. He always arrives. A fresh and exciting understanding of his grace is waiting for you! This …
 
For the first time ever Mark and Jess sit down with not one, but two guests! Josh Fox, our Director of Weekend Experience, and Matt Summers, our Mountain View Campus Pastor, join us to chat about gratefulness, digging through dog daisies, and T9 versus QWERTY keyboards. Menlo Meditations Podcast Text us: 650-600-0402 Studies show that gratefulness …
 
Studies show that gratefulness is one of the answers to a happy, flourishing life. What many don’t realize, however, is that this principle is evident all through the Bible. God created us to be grateful and experience the joy that follows. This week we’ll look at a story of gratitude from Luke’s gospel. Together, we’ll learn how to practice being …
 
We were honored to get extra time with Fuller Theological Seminary President Mark Labberton! We discuss So Cal vs. Nor Cal, how fear is a rhythm, and his hopes for the church going forward. This is a not miss episode! In this turbulent time of division, change, and confusion, do you have a clear understanding of exactly where you are? And… how do y…
 
Today we welcome guest speaker, President of Fuller Seminary, Mark Labberton, to preach for us at Menlo Church. In this turbulent time of division, change, and confusion, do you have a clear understanding of exactly where you are? And… how do you know? What if it turns out that, by God’s grace, we aren’t truly in the place we think we are, but some…
 
We get the privilege of getting more time with our new Senior Pastor Phil EuBank! Jess, Keith (now known as the Jimmy G. of Menlo Midweek) and Phil talk about the Bay, our hopes for Menlo and Texas BBQ! For too the long the church has been known more for the negative—what it’s against—rather than for its positive actions and messages. But it doesn'…
 
Today we hear from our senior pastor candidate, Phil EuBank! For too the long the church has been known more for the negative—what it’s against—rather than for its positive actions and messages. But it doesn't have to be that way. Menlo Church is uniquely positioned to be the kind of place that can create new ways of sharing the hope of heaven whil…
 
This week Adam Hendrix joins Mark and Jess to close out our Colossians Series, debrief Halloween, and talk about identity and perspective. Text us at (650)600-0402. Come join us this weekend to vote for our Senior Pastor Candidate Phil EuBank! What do you identify as? It’s complicated. We each have many layers to our identity. Our jobs, our race, g…
 
What do you identify as? It’s complicated. We each have many layers to our identity. Our jobs, our race, gender, education, or hobbies. The list is endless. But what is at the core—our true identity? For Christians, our truest identity is seen in Jesus. We are his. We do everything in the name of Jesus. But what does that mean? Many people claim to…
 
This week the gang is back together! Mark, Jess and guest Adam Hendrix chat about Japan, Harry Potter, repentance, and how to live into the person God created us all to be. Need something? Text us! (650)600-0402 For many, Christianity is just about being told all the things we shouldn’t do—and at first glance that’s what Paul, in Colossians 3, seem…
 
For many, Christianity is just about being told all the things we shouldn’t do—and at first glance that’s what Paul, in Colossians 3, seems to be doing. However, he’s actually talking about something deeper and more beautiful. He’s hoping we’ll see the symptoms and indicators of what happens when we live in our false self, which results in our sett…
 
On today's episode, Scott Palmbush joined Jess to deep dive his sermon in our Colossians series and to share a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT (did someone say Senior Pastor candidate?!?!) In Scott's Sunday message, he explored how we can live in a world where we are surprised by difficulty and pain, but still see the bigger picture of God’s redemptive work. We d…
 
Join us this week to explore how we can live in a world in which we not surprised by difficulty and pain, but still see the bigger picture of God’s redemptive work. We'll delve into Paul's writings in Colossians and will talk about how we can engage in the world with real humility and compassion. We'll also take on the big questions: What changes i…
 
This week we talk to our speaker Adam Hendrix about plants, grandmas and Colossians! In this week's sermon, we explored how we can live in a world in which we are not surprised by difficulty and pain, but still see the bigger picture of God’s redemptive work. We dove into Paul's writings in Colossians and will talk about how we can engage in the wo…
 
There are over 51 million YouTube channels, over 2 million podcasts, and over 1 billion TikTok videos per day. With this endless stream of philosophies, opinions, and ideologies, each one has the power to lead us astray and deceive us. Join us for this sermon, when we explore Paul's warning about being taken captive by empty philosophies and opinio…
 
This week Mark and Jess sit down with Cheryl Fletch with a fun discussion filled with big seminary words, how 40 hours of works gets chiseled down to a 30 minute teaching, and as promised in her message - a deep dive in Colossians 1:24. Text us: (650)600-0402 This week we’re talking about the suffering we choose. Why would someone choose suffering?…
 
This week we’re talking about the suffering we choose. Why would someone choose suffering? Parents do so every day for their children. As do business owners who care deeply for their employees and customers. And Paul chose suffering for the sake of the church. We’ll explore what it means if we desire to live a life of love for others. And we'll ask…
 
Mark and Jess sit down the Rev. Dr. Scott Palmbush to get a theology 101 lesson, talk about AYSO soccer and get some practical skills on how to better understand Jesus. Dive into our Bible Study resources to ignite your mind and heart around the goodness of Jesus at http://menlo.church/Colossians Menlo Labs are fun, interactive gatherings designed …
 
This week, through the words of the apostle Paul to the Colossians, we explore who Jesus was. Our tendency is to reduce Jesus to an idol. But that Jesus will never deliver us from sin and death or transform us. This message will encourage us to abandon our false images and embrace the real Jesus. Look at the Scriptures that describe Jesus and ident…
 
Mark, Jess and Cheryl sit down to talk about grace, calling to God, and the Giants vs. Dodgers. Do you ever feel like you’re not measuring up on your journey of faith? Open the book of Colossians with us to discover how God changes us and where the journey begins. Dive into our Bible Study resources to ignite your mind and heart around the goodness…
 
Do you ever feel like you’re not measuring up on your journey of faith? Open the book of Colossians with us to discover how God changes us and where the journey begins. Dive into our Bible Study resources to ignite your mind and heart around the goodness of Jesus at http://Menlo.Church/Colossians Find a sermon-based study guide for this week: http:…
 
This week Mark and Jess sit down with Cheryl Fletcher to chat more about the opening message of our Colossians series. We chat being a queen, the importance of slowing down and how following Jesus really changes everything. What does that to help find and follow Jesus and how do we know if we are actually following God? In this talk, we lay the fou…
 
We are launching a new series titled Colossians: Following Jesus. For more details on the series, check out a special episode of Menlo Midweek at http://menlo.church/podcasts What does that to help find and follow Jesus and how do we know if we are actually following God? In this talk, we lay the foundation for a series on Colossians and how it wil…
 
We are launching a series on Colossians this weekend and got the opportunity to chat with Adam Hendrix as he helped shape this series. We chat hopes for the next 8 weeks, hamster wheels and some great tips and recommendations for how to engage with the Bible as we journey through this book together. Would you like to help us out with the podcast? M…
 
This week, we get some more time with our Menlo Park campus pastor Mark Swarner as he closed out our Get in the Game series. Jesus looks at us with all our faults and failures, just as we are, and says, “I want YOU on my team.” This is in contrast to things like sports championships when only a select few ever get to play in one. Unlike major sport…
 
This week, our Menlo Park campus pastor Mark Swarner closes out our Get in the Game series. Jesus looks at us with all our faults and failures, just as we are, and says, “I want YOU on my team.” This is in contrast to things like sports championships when only a select few ever get to play in one. Unlike major sports teams, God doesn’t just look fo…
 
Last week was our campus preaching weekend which means we had live teaching at each of our 5 campuses. We get some time to chat with Josh Robertson, our San Jose Campus Pastor, to dive into why we need to love not serve, and diseases that plagued us as kids. One beautiful thing about being human is that God gives us unique gifts, talents, personali…
 
One beautiful thing about being human is that God gives us unique gifts, talents, personality traits, passions, and perspectives. Our world and culture tell us to use these strictly for our own self-centered motives. Join us this week to hear how God’s plan is different; God's plan is to combine our individuality with others uniqueness - to create …
 
Mark and Jess get more time with Pastor Scott Dudley from Bellevue Presbyterian Church to hear more stories, get some great advice and laugh - a lot! Menlo has been "in the game" for almost 150 years as we've been helping people find and follow Jesus. Join us this week as we hear from former Menlo Church Pastor Scott Dudley share about our legacy o…
 
Today we continue our series, “Get in the Game“ and we will be hearing from Pastor Scott Dudley from Bellevue Presbyterian Church. Menlo has been "in the game" for almost 150 years as we've been helping people find and follow Jesus. Join us this week as we hear from former Menlo Church Pastor Scott Dudley share about our legacy of worship, disciple…
 
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