Aug 14, 2016
What They Say About You When You Are Gone Matters Most
2 Chronicles 29:1-11
 
The author of the books of the Kings and the Chronicles would either begin or end the accounts of the lives of the Kings with a simple summary statement. Of King Ahaz, he wrote, “He did not do what was right in the Lord’s sight like his ancestor, David.” (2 Chronicles 28:1) Of Hezekiah, he says something different. Which would you rather have written about you? What will be written?
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  • Aug 14, 2016What They Say About You When You Are Gone Matters Most
    Aug 14, 2016
    What They Say About You When You Are Gone Matters Most
    2 Chronicles 29:1-11
     
    The author of the books of the Kings and the Chronicles would either begin or end the accounts of the lives of the Kings with a simple summary statement. Of King Ahaz, he wrote, “He did not do what was right in the Lord’s sight like his ancestor, David.” (2 Chronicles 28:1) Of Hezekiah, he says something different. Which would you rather have written about you? What will be written?
  • Aug 7, 2016Gifts To Give Your Children: Contentment
    Aug 7, 2016
    Gifts To Give Your Children: Contentment

    We have so much and there is so much potential within us. Sometimes people accept mediocrity because their view of their potential in Christ is blocked by what everyone else has or is doing. When we learn to see ourselves through God’s eyes, we begin the journey toward contentment.

  • Aug 7, 2016What They Say About You When You Are Gone Matters Most
    Aug 7, 2016
    What They Say About You When You Are Gone Matters Most
    1 Timothy 4:1-10
     
    Godliness is the application of God’s plan to the human experience. Before a person become a Christian she or he lives according to their own plan. When Christ’s gift becomes our possession, things change; unless you decide to hold on to ideas of the past.
  • Jul 31, 2016Gifts to Give Your Children: Boldness
    Jul 31, 2016
    Gifts to Give Your Children: Boldness
    Acts 4:5-13
     
    The first century Christians held themselves in a way that was hard to miss. They were confident and straightforward. Luke simply uses the term boldness to describe them. The opposite of boldness is fearfulness, which is the natural virtue that surfaces if boldness is not present.
  • Jul 31, 2016Principles of Perseverance
    Jul 31, 2016
    Principles of Perseverance
    1 Peter 3:8-18
     
    Peter states that perseverance is one of the virtues in which a Christian should continually grow (2 Peter 1:6, 8). Throughout the two letters he writes, he gives several principles of perseverance. Today we will notice those found in this section of 1st Peter.
  • Jul 24, 2016Gifts you Can Give Your Children
    Jul 24, 2016
    Gifts you Can Give Your Children
    Acts 2:42-47
     
    What happens when parents give their kids things they don’t need? The kids grow up. (Insert awkward pause). Then what? They operate according to the virtues that you have planted. There is no magical time when kids get it. They get what you give them. Godly character is the gift. Over the next several Sunday evenings we will discover several of these essential gifts.
  • Jul 24, 2016Perseverance Can Be Astonishing
    Jul 24, 2016
    Perseverance Can Be Astonishing
    1 Peter 4:1-6
     
    It is not easy to live in this world when you have the convictions of faith. Culture clamors and shouts to be heard. It distracts and deceives to gain acceptance. We have to dig in or give in. Peter’s message to us is to “Dig in deep!”
  • Jul 17, 2016Don’t Use That Kind of Language Around Me
    Jul 17, 2016
    Don’t Use That Kind of Language Around Me
    2 Corinthians 4:7-8
     
    Is this sermon about the dangers of having a potty-mouth? No. If we have to have that talk, this would be a sermon on Matthew 15:18. This is a message about change. Sometimes, change is a bad word to us. We are afraid of it, don’t understand it and we’re comfortable the way we are; but change is the basic truth of life. When we stop changing physically, we start dying. The same is true spiritually.
  • 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.
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