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Sermon Series: Radical Faith

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

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail 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…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail 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…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail 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…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail 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…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail 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…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail 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…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail 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 […]

Foundations of the Faith – Understanding Forgiveness – Part 8 of 8

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary All of us want to live a life of significance. And the only way to assure that is live each day with eternity in view. This life is preparation for roles and responsibilities we will assume in the next life when we will have the opportunity to reign with Christ […]

Foundations of the Faith – The Holy Spirit is Not a Ghost! – Part 6 of 8

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary Sermon Summary What mental image do you get of God the Father? Now picture Jesus. Now, try to picture the Holy Spirit. For most of us, it is hard to envision the Holy Spirit. Who is the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit is not an it, but a person. He […]

Foundations of the Faith – God is Absolutely in Control – Part 5 of 8

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary We live in a painful, confusing world with way too much evil and injustice; how can we make sense of it? Believers have a hard time reconciling all the pain and evil in the world and the existence of God. Does God cause or allow these evils? What are the […]

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