Jul 17, 2016
Faith in the Margins
2 Corinthian 4:7-12
 
You and I are living in the middle of a seismic change in our country. For as long as we have been alive (you and I), the country has always believed that the church had the market cornered on morality and virtue. Even people who wouldn't be bothered with all the rules of church typically thought church a good thing, but no more. The Christian faith is moving to the margins. Today, the average American no longer thinks of Christians as moral people. We are backwards, superstitious, malevolent, bigoted, and hateful. This perception is being fueled by the antics of a few truly disturbing groups, but it is working. This morning, we will kick off our series on Perseverance as we talk about faith in the margins.
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  • Jul 17, 2016Faith in the Margins
    Jul 17, 2016
    Faith in the Margins
    2 Corinthian 4:7-12
     
    You and I are living in the middle of a seismic change in our country. For as long as we have been alive (you and I), the country has always believed that the church had the market cornered on morality and virtue. Even people who wouldn't be bothered with all the rules of church typically thought church a good thing, but no more. The Christian faith is moving to the margins. Today, the average American no longer thinks of Christians as moral people. We are backwards, superstitious, malevolent, bigoted, and hateful. This perception is being fueled by the antics of a few truly disturbing groups, but it is working. This morning, we will kick off our series on Perseverance as we talk about faith in the margins.
  • Jul 10, 2016Caleb O’Hara
    Jul 10, 2016
    Caleb O’Hara
    Caleb O’Hara has been working full-time with the Ripon Church of Christ for ten years. He is the executive director of the Recharge Excellence Conference on the doorstep of Disneyland. He has a passion for working with Millennials and has created the Expedition Winter Camp and a community for Millennials in churches of Christ called Refuge. He hates writing but is a regular writer for the Gospel Advocate Magazine. Somehow he was also talked into creating and writing in his own weekly blog at CalebOHara.com. He and his wife have three children and has spent most of his life in the Central Valley of California.
  • Jul 10, 2016Solar Event
    Jul 10, 2016
    Solar Event
    Truitt's Biblical education was received at SIBI and Sunset School of Missions. Additional studies were done at LCU and he is a graduate of Abilene Christian University. Truitt's preaching ministry spans more than 4 decades and includes local pulpit ministry in Texas and Arizona in addition to mission works in India, West Africa and Eastern Europe. Truitt has preached in 25 foreign nations and 42 states in the USA. In 1989 Truitt became a member of the Faculty of SIBI in Lubbock, Texas and since 1993 has served as President. Truitt is married to Sandra Kay (Troy) and they have four children and eleven grandchildren who are a joy to their lives.
  • Jul 3, 2016Got Motivation?
    Jul 3, 2016
    Got Motivation?
    Nehemiah 2:11-20
     
    As Nehemiah made his way to Jerusalem and began to work on the wall, his approach was different from how others may approached. He didn’t announce with fanfare or call attention to himself. How come? Because it was his deal
  • Jul 3, 2016Healthy Teaching
    Jul 3, 2016
    Healthy Teaching
    2 Timothy 4:1-8
     
    So many in our wayward society have rejected the idea of healthy teaching and have replaced it with ideas and concepts that bring decay, suffering, and in many ways, death. One of the challenges of the ministries that the church offers is to communicate the wellness that comes from knowing God. The truth brings mental, emotional, physical, and certainly spiritual, wellness.
  • Jun 26, 2016Come
    Jun 26, 2016
    Come
    Genesis 11:1-9
     
    It’s always special to be invited to something. Invitations make people feel wanted, needed, and important. God makes it clear that He wants to be invited into your life. Is He welcome to come in?
     
  • Jun 26, 2016Our Blood Type is Be Positive
    Jun 26, 2016
    Our Blood Type is Be Positive
    I Thessalonians 5:16-18
     
    Growing as a Christian is a process of identifying, removing and replacing. We identify, through our study of scripture areas where we need to change. We pray for wisdom and insight on how to remove those things that need to change, and seek the Holy Spirit for the power to replace. We have had a few discussions on overcoming fear. It is not enough to overcome fear. We have to replace the fear with optimism.
  • Jun 19, 2016From Chaos to Order
    Jun 19, 2016
    From Chaos to Order
    Isaiah 41
     
    When life bears down or we endure the adverse consequences of our actions, life can seem chaotic. It is at those times we need order. Isaiah writes at a time of impending doom. He tells us to look to the future and not despair because of our present circumstance. Rather, in our despair, look out and look up.
  • Jun 19, 2016You Never Know What You’ll Find When You’re Lost
    Jun 19, 2016
    You Never Know What You’ll Find When You’re Lost
    Philippians 3:12-16
     
    Every experience in life has value to the person who follows Christ. We should become skilled at interpreting and filtering all the events of our life through our faith. That allows us to take captive every attitude and action and make it obedient to Christ.
  • Jun 12, 2016Keeping Your Life on Course
    Jun 12, 2016
    Keeping Your Life on Course
    Romans 6:1-23
     
    The book of James refers to single-minded faith as a perquisite to not being pushed around by the winds (see James 1:5-8). As a Christian, this is always the challenge. The winds of culture are always going to blow and we are always going to be affected by those winds. We are in the middle of several cultural storms right now. Christians are to learn the skill of tacking across the wind and utilizing the power that is intrinsic in followers of Christ.
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