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"Redemptive Relationships" Tagged Sermons

God Space – Workshop

TEACHING SUMMARY Purchase the God Space book here. View the workshop slides here. TAKE ONE STEP Each week, write down one doable concrete step of obedience, small or large, that you will put into practice this week. (James 1:22: “But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.”)

Faith & Work: An Uneasy Alliance – Work: A Rich Mission Field

Faith & Work: An Uneasy Alliance – Work: A Rich Mission Field –  8 of 8 SERMON SUMMARY One of the most fruitful mission fields is the workplace. We spend a lot of time there; we have friends there, many of whom are not Christians. Think about it…we get paid to spend time alongside men…

Jesus Outside the Lines Sermon Series

Jesus Outside the Lines: Part 4 of 4 – Pursue the “Other” – April 29, 2018

SERMON SUMMARY Today we wrap up our series, “Jesus Outside The Lines”. In week one, we looked at how a proper understanding of grace causes us to view the world around us not as morally inferior or unenlightened, but as people who, like us, are candidates for God’s grace. The next week we talked about…

Jesus Outside the Lines Sermon Series

Jesus Outside the Lines: Part 3 of 4 – Purity: A Tool or a Weapon? – April 22, 2018

SERMON SUMMARY We have been examining our relationships with people who are “different” from us in some way. Maybe they don’t go to church, or they are from a different ethnicity or political party, but somehow they are different. First we explored the truth that understanding grace as an absolutely free gift that cannot be…

Jesus is Gone: What’s Next? – Part 1 of 2 – Resetting Expectations of the Church – April 30, 2017

SERMON SUMMARY 1. Our lives are shaped by our expectations. Shaped by the Old Testament, the disciples expected God quickly to bring in a physical, national kingdom of Israel with a victorious, messianic ruler who would squash all Gentile opposition. The disciples expected and wanted one thing, but Jesus had something else in mind. False…

The Jesus of Easter – Part 5 – The Advantages of Jesus’ Absence

SERMON SUMMARY World-famous Christian illusionist Andre Kole, who specializes in debunking claims others’ make of having supernatural power, has offered a $1,000,000 prize if he is not able to explain a magic trick. Kole came to faith in Christ as a result of trying to prove that Jesus’ miracles were only trickery. More than any…

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

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 to our present…

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

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 if your current…

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

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 salvation is not…

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