Sermons


Oct 22, 2017
Does God Even Care?
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Habakkuk 1
One of the main critiques of Christianity, by cultural voices, centers around the idea that God seems indifferent and inconsistent in His dealings with people. We assume that God is like us or that we are god-like, and would do things differently. Habakkuk thought that as a prophet he would have some insight about the mysterious ways of God, but he came to a different conclusion as he interacted with God.
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  • Oct 22, 2017Does God Even Care?
    Oct 22, 2017
    Does God Even Care?
    Series: (All)
    Habakkuk 1
    One of the main critiques of Christianity, by cultural voices, centers around the idea that God seems indifferent and inconsistent in His dealings with people. We assume that God is like us or that we are god-like, and would do things differently. Habakkuk thought that as a prophet he would have some insight about the mysterious ways of God, but he came to a different conclusion as he interacted with God.
  • Oct 22, 2017The Lens of Grace
    Oct 22, 2017
    The Lens of Grace
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    Romans 5:15-16
    As agents of God's reconciliation, it's important that we see people through God's eyes. Last week we looked at how our neighbors are the objects of God's love and as a result, they are the mission. This week we will look at how we view each other in the church. We are not righteous because we have earned it, we are not righteous because we live it, and more than anything, we need to view each other through the lens of God's grace.
  • Oct 15, 2017Chair Four: Go and Bear Fruit
    Oct 15, 2017
    Chair Four: Go and Bear Fruit
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    John 15:1-17
    The Fourth Chair is the place where church growth happens. Growth happens when individual Christians bear fruit. That fruit is the Christian lifestyle, showing itself in character and multiplying disciples.
  • Oct 15, 2017A Shifting Perspective
    Oct 15, 2017
    A Shifting Perspective
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    2 Corinthians 5:14-16
    "From now on we regard no one according to the flesh" Paul says, but too often we do exactly that. We live in a performance-based culture. We are a driven people, as such, we praise success but starve out defeat. We find it nearly impossible to see people the way that God does, but God loves the world. He loves the redeemed and the reprobate. He loves you if you're successful, or crushed in spirit. If we are successful in serving as ministers of reconciliation, we've got to see people like God does.
  • Oct 8, 2017How Jesus Shaped Disciples: Gone Fishin’
    Oct 8, 2017
    How Jesus Shaped Disciples: Gone Fishin’
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    Matthew 4:12-19
    Fishing is a common activity of people. Some fish for a living and some fish for fun. Some don’t fish at all. Jesus, however, uses fishing as a way to describe the ministry that the disciples would be involved in. Because of that, we should talk a little about fishin’, so we can better understand what it means to be a Christian.
  • Oct 8, 2017Created For Good Works
    Oct 8, 2017
    Created For Good Works
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    Ephesians 2:8-10
    Lifeline of Hope Guest Speaker
  • Oct 1, 2017Four Chair Discipling – Spending Time with New Believers
    Oct 1, 2017
    Four Chair Discipling – Spending Time with New Believers
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    John 1
    The Disciples of Jesus had a lot to learn if they were going to follow Jesus. This is true for all of us. Before we followed Jesus, we followed something else and learned something else. We are all disciples of something. Following Jesus results in many changes the combine to define a “new life”.
  • Oct 1, 2017The Bottom Line
    Oct 1, 2017
    The Bottom Line
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    Colossians 1:17-23
    Believers have been given a tremendous task. Paul refers to it, somewhat cryptically, as the ministry of reconciliation. This ministry is not a gift, it is a task, a work, an effort but more importantly, it's not actually about you. The ministry of reconciliation - this task that we have been given - it begins with Christ and it ends with Christ. If we realize that reconciliation is a work of Christ, it will probably help the way our culture relentlessly, doggedly argues about everything. This Sunday we will kick off a 3-part series on the Ministry of Reconciliation.
  • Sep 24, 2017Four Chair: A Way of Discipleship
    Sep 24, 2017
    Four Chair: A Way of Discipleship
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    Luke 6:39-40
    Several statements in scripture direct us to follow the example of Jesus and how He lived and trained His disciples. Today, people emphasize that Jesus was some sort of Social Justice Warrior (SJW). While He was concerned with social issues, He also left us an example so that you could follow in His steps.
  • Sep 24, 2017Building Sacred Space
    Sep 24, 2017
    Building Sacred Space
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    Ezra 2:68-70
    God did not command His people to build a temple. It was the conviction of David out of the gratitude of his heart. As it turned out, Solomon actually built the temple. This temple was destroyed because Israel lost track of why it was built in the first place.