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October 21, 2018
I know this is an obvious statement but we live in a sexually obsessed world. We have lived in this world for so long that it seems as if little offends us anymore. Of course this is nothing new. The Bible is filled with examples of the destruction left behind by lust and all it leads to. But if our desire is to truly live and thrive in this beautiful Kingdom Jesus has brought us into then we have to address our lust, the lies we have been taught and take an honest look at God’s truth. Once again, Jesus’ desire is not to shame us but to bring healing and wholeness into my life, to restore His design through His grace. See you Sunday!
October 14, 2018
In His first sermon Jesus proclaims the liberating message of the Gospel, the appearance of the “Kingdom of God.” It’s a big concept to unpack but one with a lot of practical implications too. For instance, as Jesus invites us to experience and know God the Father as Jesus knows Him, it is a call to a certain kind of life fitting for a member of God’s family. So, what kind of life is God calling us to? What kind of people does He want to transform us into? In order to begin unpacking this question we are going to start with the virtues Jesus calls us to and the vices He calls us away from. We are going to begin with anger, we might as well jump right in, right? See you Sunday!
October 7, 2018
Over the last several weeks we have been looking into some of the attributes of God. I hope and pray that you have seen the beautiful God that Jesus knows and through this have come to love God more deeply, But, as with many significant moments in life, we ask the question 'now what?' The Bible often phrases the question 'how should we then live?' If I believe all that I have learned and continue to learn about God then what impact does that have on my life? It's a big question and one we can begin to answer by looking at what happens when we reject God. Of course God does not want us to reject Him but rather to live through Him. It's only right then to see what is wrong with the prevailing culture's way of living so we can see the glorious adventure that God calls us into. I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.
September 30, 2018
There is no shortcut to taking the time to get to know another person. Relationships are built over time. However, sometimes I get impatient and just want to ask the question 'who are you?' to get a summary of who a person is. But you know what happens? We usually talk about what we do, our likes and dislikes, etc. . . . which are interesting pieces of information but do not get to the heart of our identity. Over the past few weeks I hope that you have a new appreciation for who God is as generous, loving, trustworthy, holy, self-sacrificing, and good. Let's go one step further to see how God transforms our identities, makes us new creations, and how living in the new identity really should revolutionize our lives. See you Sunday!
September 16, 2018
If there is one issue that has confounded so many of us it is the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The death and resurrection of Jesus is the event on which history pivots but the question 'why the cross?' is still being asked, even by those who have been followers of Jesus for many years. So, let's talk about that this Sunday. Let's talk about the God who is self-sacrificing and Who, in fact, says there 'is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends.' Let's talk about how the greatness of God's sacrifice speaks to our desperation and the depth of our predicament. Let's talk about being rescued and lifted out of this predicament to freedom in Jesus. See you Sunday!