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Sermons on Titus

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

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 obsolete. If you…

Reboot: The Reformation at 500 – Continuing the Reformation – Part 6 of 6 – October 1, 2017

SERMON SUMMARY It’s a pleasure to get to join you again as we complete our series celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. I hope that rediscovering these central tenets of the Christian faith has been as meaningful for you as it has been for me. Today we are going to stop looking back at…

Reboot: The Reformation at 500 – By Grace Through Faith – Part 4 of 6 – September 17, 2017

SERMON SUMMARY October 31st, just a few weeks away, marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the event that sparked a “reboot” of Christianity. The first, most foundational of those truths is “Sola Scriptura”—Scripture alone is our source of truth. The second question the Reformers addressed was, “What does God reveal in his Word…

Reboot: The Reformation at 500 – Solus Christus — Christ Alone, Our Only Mediator – Part 3 of 6 – September 10, 2017

SERMON SUMMARY Christianity had gotten off-course, and so 500 years ago a brave Catholic monk named Martin Luther nailed to the door of a church a list of 95 abuses. In Luther’s day, church leaders competed against the Scriptures for authority. Today, due to globalization, Christianity is just one of many religious options— each of…

1st Timothy – Part 4 – Spiritual Leadership in the Church – June 11, 2017

SERMON SUMMARY First Timothy 3:1-7 reveals the qualifications required to serve as a leader in the church. Paul’s focus here is on the character qualities befitting those who aspire to church leadership. The New Testament identifies two primary leadership roles: elders and deacons. Elders are servant leaders; Deacons are leading servants. Today we will talk…

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

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 is referred to…

Foundations of the Faith – Is Jesus Really God? – Part 3 of 8

Sermon Summary Jesus is a controversial historical figure, not so much because of what he taught, but who he claimed to be: God in the flesh. Those who knew him best believed him, and risked life and limb to echo that claim. Is Jesus really God? Let’s consider the case for Jesus’ deity. Jesus claimed…

Modus Operandi – How God Works In His World – Part 2 of 2: The Means God Uses

Sermon Summary Modus operandi is Latin for “method of operation”. God’s M.O. is to use “means” to accomplish his will. A “means” is an instrument or a method used to accomplish something. God uses means to bring people into his family, and then he uses means to help us become fully-devoted followers. There is a…

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