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Sermons on 1 John

Sanctity of Life

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Sanctity of Life SERMON SUMMARY Abortion is a controversial topic, a painful topic. In our society it is inevitable that some will be offended. I know that, and that is surely not my desire. The alternative is not to bring it up—yet it’s too important to ignore. My prayer is that out […]

Questions & Answers – Part 3 of 4 – Why does God allow bad things to happen? – September 23, 2018

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Three weeks ago Pastor Lanier kicked off a new, four-part series called “Questions & Answers”. We’re shining a light on this important subject of “worldview”. In our first installment, Lanier helped us answer that foundational question, “How can we know what’s true?” Next we considered whether science has made God […]

Jesus Outside the Lines Sermon Series

Jesus Outside the Lines: Part 4 of 4 – Pursue the “Other” – April 29, 2018

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Today we wrap up our series, “Jesus Outside The Lines”. In week one, we looked at how a proper understanding of grace causes us to view the world around us not as morally inferior or unenlightened, but as people who, like us, are candidates for God’s grace. The next week […]

Foundations of the Faith – Understanding Sin and Temptation – Part 7 of 8

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary How do believers walk with God in a deteriorating society? Is it even possible? To answer that question, there are some foundational truths that we need to understand. First, we must understand what hinders us from walking in fellowship with God: our sin problem. Rather than seeing God’s loving and […]

Foundations of the Faith – Jesus – The “Normal” Human Being – Part 4 of 8

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary Two thousand years ago an unimpressive looking Jewish blue-collar laborer burst on the scene, claiming to be God. Jesus’ life and ministry, his sinless perfection, and his historically undeniable death and resurrection were so convincing that he was God, that merely fifty years after Jesus walked the earth, some people […]

Eclipsed – The Mystery Revealed – Ephesians 3 – Part 3 of 6

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary One evening while I was a seminary student, as I was driving home I saw this guy holding a gas can, and trying to wave down cars. I pulled over and rolled down my window. He asked for gas money, but I didn’t want to just give him money, so […]

Getting There – Keep Going – Part 8 of 8

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary In our eight-part series “Getting There,” we have stated that the goal of the Christian life is to become more like Jesus Christ in his character and values. To do so, we must imitate his lifestyle, incorporating the spiritual disciplines that he practiced and modeled for his disciples. Today, let’s […]

Hope is Rising – Part 1 of 2: The Day Christ Died

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary We refer to the day on which Jesus died as “Good Friday.” But to those who witnessed its events, “Bad Friday” or “Dark Friday” would have seemed much more appropriate. The events that transpired that Friday and the Sunday which followed, however, have turned this world upside down. What man […]

Danger: Life Ahead. Navigate Wisely – The Key to Success in 2016 (Proverbs Series)

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary The key to success in life is simple, though profound. It can be stated in three propositions: (1) “There is a God.”, (2) “You are not Him.”, and, (3) “You are to revere, worship and obey the God who is.” The book of Proverbs was written to give us the […]

Book of James – A Prologue: My Big Brother

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary Last Sunday we completed a 13-part series on the New Testament book written by and bearing the name of Jesus’ little brother, James. We’ve all heard the phrase, “Seeing is believing.”, but James thoroughly disproves it. James spent more than 30 years seeing perfection—watching Jesus “up close and personal”—and yet […]

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