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Please enjoy our Sunday Messages.  We also include our Talking Points / Walking Points for you to dig deeper into the message by yourself, with your community group, or with your family and have a daily devotional thought each day that relates to the previous weeks message.

Jesus is Gone: What’s Next – Part 2 of 2 – Get in the Game! – May 7, 2017

Share with Friends… SERMON SUMMARY The Bible sometimes uses sports analogies to describe the Christian life (Hebrews 12:1-2; 1 Corinthians 9:24- 27). The Christian life is compared to a race—not a sprint, but a marathon where great endurance is required. God wants us Christians to get off the sidelines and into the game (Ephesians 2:8-10; […]

Mary, A Model of Motherhood – May 14, 2017

Share with Friends… SERMON SUMMARY This Mother’s Day we look at several characteristics of a woman God chose to raise his only Son (Luke 1:26-38). Twice in our text, the angel Gabriel told Mary that she was highly favored by God. What was it about Mary that caught God’s attention? Scripture doesn’t give us the […]

Jesus is Gone: What’s Next? – Part 1 of 2 – Resetting Expectations of the Church – April 30, 2017

Share with Friends… SERMON SUMMARY 1. Our lives are shaped by our expectations. Shaped by the Old Testament, the disciples expected God quickly to bring in a physical, national kingdom of Israel with a victorious, messianic ruler who would squash all Gentile opposition. The disciples expected and wanted one thing, but Jesus had something else […]

The Jesus of Easter – Part 5 – The Advantages of Jesus’ Absence

Share with Friends… SERMON SUMMARY World-famous Christian illusionist Andre Kole, who specializes in debunking claims others’ make of having supernatural power, has offered a $1,000,000 prize if he is not able to explain a magic trick. Kole came to faith in Christ as a result of trying to prove that Jesus’ miracles were only trickery. […]

The Jesus of Easter – Part 4 – The Relevance of the Resurrection – April 16, 2017

Share with Friends… SERMON SUMMARY The central tenant of Christianity is incredible the claim that Jesus of Nazareth was raised from the dead three days after being crucified. But even if it did happen—does it matter? After all, if it did happen, it happened over two thousand years ago! I’m convinced that Jesus’ resurrection speaks […]

The Jesus of Easter – Part 3 – Did Jesus Rise from the Dead?

Share with Friends… SERMON SUMMARY There is a good deal of historical evidence surrounding the resurrection of Jesus. In fact, there are mountains of evidence, but today we are going to look at a special subset of that evidence called the Minimal Facts. The Minimal Facts approach consists of only those facts that are strongly […]

The Jesus of Easter – Part 2 – Jesus: The True Passover Lamb – April 2, 2017

Share with Friends… SERMON SUMMARY Last week, in preparation for Easter, we began an overview of the events that transpired during the last week of Jesus’ life. We covered the main events that transpired from Monday through the Passover meal he celebrated with his disciples on Thursday evening. Jesus transformed the Passover into what we […]

The Jesus of Easter – Part 1 – The True Passover Lamb – March 26, 2017

Share with Friends… SERMON SUMMARY Today, I want to begin preparing our hearts for Easter by looking at some of the important events that occurred during the last week of Jesus’ life. Monday. The gospel of Mark describes the scene as Jesus entered Jerusalem in preparation for the Jewish Passover (Mark 11:8-10). The enthusiastic crowd […]

Wherever God Has You – March 19, 2017 – (Final Session of Merge Student Conference)

Share with Friends… SERMON SUMMARY Twenty-first century western culture is terribly focused on looking forward to things, which oftentimes hinders our ability to be plugged in to the present. We can get so caught up in thinking about what’s coming next that we forget to be intentional in our current situation. This is especially true […]

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