Transforming Ordinary People into Extraordinary Followers of Christ

Sermons by Lanier Ward (Pastor to Students)

The Mystery of Christmas – A Survival Guide to Dysfunctional Family Christmas – Part 1 – December 10, 2017

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Christmas is widely known as the “most wonderful time of the year” and the “happiest season of all.” We are told again and again that it’s a season of joy, family bonding, and making memories that will last a lifetime. But we live in a fallen world and many things […]

Principled Parenting in the Real World – Part 2 – The Power of Love – October 15, 2017

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY If you want to pass down to your children a genuine, life-changing Biblical faith, if you want them to grow in Christ-likeness, then you must build engaged, loving relationships with them. With each day comes the opportunity to build loving, emotional bonds with your children that will increase the likelihood […]

Principled Parenting In the Real World – Part 1 – What Are We Trying To Do – October 8, 2017

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY What is the goal of Christian parenting? It is critical that we know what it is we are trying to do. Without a clear goal, our parenting efforts will lack direction and focus. Principle #1: The Bible teaches that our goal should be for our children to become like Jesus […]

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

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail 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 […]

Reboot: The Reformation at 500 – Overview – Part 1 of 6 – August 27, 2017

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY As soon as I saw Justin Long’s “Get a Mac” ad, I immediately ditched my PC and bought a refurbished Macbook. I thought I had it made—until this pretty little spinning wheel thing kept popping up and I’d have to restart my computer. It got worse, and so I took […]

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 […]

The Reason for Hope – Part 3 of 4 – Christmas: A Time for Salvation

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Not only is Christmas a time for celebration and for reconciliation, it is also a time for salvation. When we talk about salvation, we are generally referring to God’s deliverance FROM sin, ourselves, and hell. God offers salvation as a free gift to those who accept Christ (Ephesians 2:8). Our […]

Angry? – The Tests of Anger – Part 2 of 2 – September 4, 2016

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail Coming Soon! SERMON SUMMARY In part 1, we gained an understanding of what anger is and where it comes from in biblical terms. We learned that God is angry, and his anger is always righteous and pure. Likewise, Satan is angry; however, his anger is always destructive and hateful. We saw that […]

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