We all know weird Christians. We all know needy Christians. When we look around the church, it becomes clear that the vast majority of Christians would fit into these categories. Why is this? Is Christianity a crutch for the weak or does God have a purpose in how He has composed the church? And should Christiniaty be rid of the weird aspects of our faith in order to get more people in the doors? I Corinthians 1:26-31
What does it mean to live on mission? We know the mission is to make disciples from Matthew 28, but how do we make that a priority in our lives? Paul shows us in I Corinthians 9 that the mission was the reason for his many sacrifices. I Corinthians 9:19-23
Spiritual depression might not be talked about among Christians, but it is a major problem in our churches. So many Christians silently struggle with spiritual depression due to being fearful or embarrassed about their emotional state. Yet, David writes about his depression in Psalm 42 and gives us much insight into how a Christian is to battle their spiritual depression. Psalm 42.
Everyone wants to have an impact for Christ, but we cannot reach our community without a heart for the city. In the book of Jonah we see a beautiful example of a heart for the city, although not from the prophet. Jonah 4
We all need community. We were created with that deep need to be in relationship with other people. The local church is supposed to be where we can find healthy community. Many churches are far from it though, so how can we help our church be a healthy community? Philippians 2:3-4 show us what a healthy community looks like.
Who is the Rock of the Church? What is the power of the Church? Many of the foundational questions regarding the Church are answered in Jesus' first words on the matter to Peter.
All of us want to know what God's will is? Yet, many of us think of His will as lost and in need of being found. Is God's will lost? Or is it right in front of us? Romans 12:1-2
There are two types of Bible readers in the world: 1. That that only read the Bible 2. Those who read and do the Bible. James calls us to put our faith into practice by actually living what we read and not being a hypocritical observer of the Word. James 1:22-25
Do you struggle with anger? Sometimes we can write off anger as just part of our personality, but James teaches us that anger is much more than a character fault, rather it is abominable to God and must be put away from us just as any other sin. James 1:19-21
What is so important about Jesus being the Son of God? Everything. I John 5:20-21
We continue our sermon series titled "The Genealogy of God" this time focusing on Jesus as the son Of Adam.
We continue on in the Christmas series "The Genealogy of God" and this week we focus on "Jesus The Son Of Abraham". This shows how Jesus is the fulfillment of the promise God gave to Abraham in Genesis 12:1-3.
We kick off a new Christmas themed series titled "The Genealogy of God" from Luke 3. In this first installment we look at Boaz and Ruth, not only is it a great love story but it is a picture of how Christ is our Kinsman Redeemer.
While James 1:14-15 show us that man's desire is to sin continuously, our text today shows us just how "other" God is because He desires salvation for all sinners. James 1:16-18
Who is responsible for all the pain and suffering in the world and in our lives? It's easy to blame God, but is He responsible? If not, who is to blame? James 1:13-15
What are you living for? As we look to James 1:9-12 we must examine our priorities and ask whether our priorities align with what God desires.
On this reformation Sunday we discuss the importance of this day in particular what was accomplished 500 years ago by men like Martin Luther who taught justification was by faith and faith alone. We are unable to add anything to the salvation that was made possible by Jesus and accessed by us through faith. Text is Romans 5:1-2.
We examine James 1:5-8 and look at the application of wisdom in the context of affliction.
We examine James 1:1-4 and consider the joy that is found only through suffering.
We examine Joshua 4 and challenges us to consider what are the "monuments" in our life where we can testify to God's grace.