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What If Jesus was Serious? 

Many people assume that Christianity has been pushed aside by culture because Christians take Jesus too seriously. But what if that's not true? What if the biggest problem affecting Christianity today is not that we take Jesus too seriously, but that we've failed to take Him seriously enough? What if culture's rejection of Christianity is not the result of Christians obeying Jesus, but the result of too many Christians ignoring Him?

This eight-week sermon and small group series focuses on the challenging statements by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount. 

NOTE: Series theme inspired by Skye Jethani's book of the same name.


We encourage you to utilize these resources for our series. The content is designed to help you grow in community and individually, and also to share with others who might benefit from them.

Our daily word of encouragement videos also reinforce what is taught on Sunday mornings. You can access our videos on social media, the home page of our website, in our enewsletter, and on our YouTube channel.


Discussion Guides for small groups are updated by the end of day on Friday each week and coincide with the sermon for that week.


Listen to some of the worship songs that we sing on Sundays from our Spotify playlist. It's a great way to engage in worship while you drive, do chores, or exercise, and it's also a way to fill your home with truth and peace and joy.

If you don't have a Spotify account, 


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Video Resources from RightNow Media

RightNow Media is a digital library you have free access to through Ventura Missionary. We encourage you to not only use this library for your own discipleship, but to also share content with anyone in your life who is looking for hope, truth, and help in topics such as marriage, parenting, and other common life situations. Do a search on our weekly topics and find some great supplemental material. There is also great content for kids! 

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*PLEASE NOTE: Ventura Missionary Church, and our leadership (including Pastor Doug) does not endorse every idea or theological perspective in these resources; however, we have found them to be helpful resources in developing a well-rounded understanding  about our teaching series.