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1 Peter – Living a Pure Life in an Unpure World

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 1 Peter – 1 Peter 1:13-21 – 3 of 18 SERMON SUMMARY How can Christians remain pure in an impure world? Some would say that we should withdraw from the world, lest it rub off on us. But Philippians 2:15 and John 17:14-15 offer a different tactic. Notice those words, “in the […]

Appetites – June 10, 2018

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY The Bible has a lot to say about what we do with our appetites. And probably the most famous example comes from Genesis 25, the story of Jacob and Esau. While in their mother Rebekah’s womb, “the babies jostled each other within her.” There was a battle going on between […]

Sermon Series: Radical Faith

Radical Faith: Part 6 of 7 – Radical Marriage – February 18, 2018

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Sermon Summary We are in a series of messages where we are looking at some of the hard sayings of Jesus. Today, we are going to look at a hard saying about marriage and divorce. As we do so, we must emphasize two Scriptural truths regarding marriage and divorce. The […]

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 […]

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

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 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 […]

Jesus’ Parables – Lessons to Live By – The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant – Part 2 of 5 – September 18, 2016

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY In Matthew 18:21-35, we find a parable that focuses on forgiveness. From it we can glean several principles that will enable us to set others, as well as ourselves, free, as we extend forgiveness. In this passage, Peter asks Jesus about his obligation to forgive when a “brother” or fellow […]

Tuning Your Life To God’s Word – Psalms Series – Psalm 4 – Part 4 Of 4 – August 21, 2016

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY If you were with us last week, you will recall from our study of Psalm 3 that King David is on the run. His son Absalom is attempting a military coup. Absalom wants to be Israel’s next King, and if he has to kill his father to make it happen, […]

How to Stop Quarreling and Start Loving – Part 10 of 13

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary Why do Christians sometimes fight, bicker, and quarrel? Who is to blame, and what are we to do about it? James, Jesus’ half-brother, addresses that very question in James 4:1-10. James asserts that quarrels are sourced in wrong desires. We all have desires, many of which are perfectly legitimate. But […]

Fully Devoted – Part 1 of 6: What Does God Want Most From Me?

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary By virtue of his sinless life, death, burial and resurrection, Jesus did for us what we could not do for ourselves. He bridged the gap that separates us from God because of our sin. And if you have placed your trust in him as your Savior, your sin is no […]

Flipped – Left Out

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary You can feel left out at any age—it can happen in grade school when they’re picking teams for kickball. It can happen in high school, when you’re not invited to a cool kid’s party. It can happen in college when a girl you like doesn’t reciprocate. It can happen as […]

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