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What Jesus Says to His Church – Sardis- The Dead Church

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail What Jesus Says to His Church – Sardis- The Dead Church – 6 of 8 SERIES STUDY GUIDE This 8-part series uses a comprehensive study guide. Download from the Save PDF button above. SERMON SUMMARY Part 6 of 8 Sermon Summary. APPLICATION / CHALLENGE If you have the Holy Spirit, if you […]

Faith & Work: An Uneasy Alliance – Viewing Work through the Lens of the Great Commandment

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Faith & Work: An Uneasy Alliance – Viewing Work through the Lens of the Great Commandment – 3 of 8  SERMON SUMMARY “There is what I do on Sunday, and then there is what I do during the week. There is my private faith life, and then there is my public work […]

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 […]

Sermon Series: Radical Faith

Radical Faith: Part 5 of 7 – Radical Relationship – February 11, 2018

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY As we continue our series on the Hard Sayings of Jesus, we come across a saying so hard that it caused many of Jesus’ followers to walk away. The passage is John 6:53-55, 66 in which Jesus speaks of his followers “eating the flesh of the Son of Man and […]

The Mystery of Christmas – The Angle on Angels – Part 2 – December 17, 2017

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Many of us are familiar with the story of Jesus’ birth—about his mother’s miraculous pregnancy, about his birth in a manger, about angels announcing his arrival to some shepherds (Luke 1:30-33; 2:8-15). And, of course, many of our favorite Christmas songs mention the role of angels too. Today let’s gain […]

Jesus’ Miracles – Meaning for Today – Part 1 Power Over Nature – November 5, 2017

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY The Bible is filled with accounts of the miraculous. For the Christian, miracles confirm God’s existence, his power and his message, but the secular world view allows no divine intervention. But if miracles are not possible we should all go home, forget about God, and abandon our faith. Portuguese philosopher […]

1st Timothy – Part 6 – Shipwrecked or Smooth Sailing – How Elders Protect Us – June 25, 2017

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY For many people, a vacation aboard a sailboat, tucked away in some quiet cove, is a dream come true. But cruises don’t always have storybook endings. Shipwreck always is a possibility. Likewise, according to 1 Timothy 1:19, if we’re not careful, our faith can become “shipwrecked”. We all know someone […]

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

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 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…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 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 […]

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

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 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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