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Christianity is Christ
I Believe: Sermon on the Creed
February
25
,
2024
Church
God Works Through People
Ruth
January
21
,
2024
Christian Virtues

Ruth and Boaz were two incredible models of character that show us how we ought to be as people of God in his kingdom.

Behold the King: Peace
Behold
December
3
,
2023
Holidays
The Gospel

To behold is to look deeply, to hold something in view and to be attentive to the depth and detail of what you might not, on the surface, see. Advent is a season for followers of Jesus to spend in a posture of deep attention: our focus is on the coming of Christ, and the coming of Christ’s Kingdom.

Understanding the Gifts of Tongues and Prophecy
The Gifts
November
12
,
2023
Holy Spirit
The Blessing of Being Dependent
Influencer
October
1
,
2023
Leadership
Christian Living

Leadership is a team sport. Want to go fast – go alone; want to go far – go together...

How to Stop Being a Hypocrite
Upside Down Kingdom
July
16
,
2023
Christian Living

Jesus is assuming we are serving, but when we serve, the posture of our heart matters. Instead of us changing our city, we want our city to change us. Doing the deeper work of caring is not about how we change others; it is about how we are being changed when we give or fast or serve.

What Does the Bible Teach About Divorce?
Upside Down Kingdom
July
2
,
2023
The Gospel
Christian Living
Growth

How to give and keep your word? Jesus’ kingdom was upside down. Where there was more general acceptance of divorce in the surrounding culture, Jesus challenges his disciples to this impossible ideal of keeping your word – even if it causes you pain.

Covenant can be destroyed however, and in those situations, we do believe there is room for divorce in discernment with Christian community, counselors, and pastors.

What Will Heal America's Divisions
May
28
,
2023
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Called To Be a Caregiver
Flourishing Relationships
April
23
,
2023
Family

Caring for someone when they are weak, vulnerable, sick, or dying is a way to demonstrate the sacrificial, humble love of Jesus. Christ gave up his rights and took on the nature of a servant. Caregiving relationships often require us to give up a sense of what we have a ‘right’ to (freedom, etc). They demand that we reconstitute our sense of self, our rights, and that we find communion with Christ, who became a servant and washed the feet of the disciples... as well as communion with the disciples, who washed the body of Jesus before His burial. Caregiving can be both a profound formational experience as well as a deeply exhausting and demanding one.

How to Become Free from Envy
Vices and Virtues
March
19
,
2023
Christian Virtues
Partnering With Christ to Heal the World
Colossians
February
5
,
2023
Growth
Prayer
What Do You Do When Something in the Bible Offends You?
Colossians
January
29
,
2023
Christian Virtues

Paul moves to making this ‘new humanity’ practical in our real, day-to-day lives. To do this, he takes the big idea and applies it to contemporary Roman Household codes... redefining roles, and motivations, and relationships, ie Jesus is the Lord, not the husband, etc... Paul is reshaping the roman household codes around Jesus so they are transformed beyond recognition. What are current ‘codes’ that need to be reexamined in light of Jesus’s call to His followers?

Making Jesus Attractive
Colossians
December
11
,
2022
Evangelism

This poem or early church hymn communicates the centrality and supremacy of Christ. The rest of the letter is an exploration of the meaning of this poem. Christianity isn’t simply about a particular way of being religious, or a system for how to be saved or how to be holy, it is about a person, Jesus Christ. The poem points to a few things regarding the person of Jesus: 1. Jesus is the image of God, so we know who God is by looking at him. 2. Jesus holds together the old creation and the new. 3 Jesus is the blueprint for genuine humanness. We can discover how to be human by looking at him and he is the head of the new reconciled humanity.

If God is Good, Why do Bad Things Happen?
Good Question
October
30
,
2022
Christian Living
Christian Virtues

Clarity on what the Bible is and what the Bible is not... The Bible tells one incredible story that followers of Jesus claim changes everything. Followers of Jesus have been willing to risk their lives, love sacrificially, and give generously in light of the over-arching Message of the Bible.

Isn't the Bible Just a Book of Myths?
Good Question
October
23
,
2022
Christian Virtues

Clarity on what the Bible is and what the Bible is not... The Bible tells one incredible story that followers of Jesus claim changes everything. Followers of Jesus have been willing to risk their lives, love sacrificially, and give generously in light of the over-arching Message of the Bible.

Is Believing in God Just Wishful Thinking?
Good Question
September
25
,
2022
Holy Spirit
Christian Living

This is the big critique of faith: it's nice that you can believe those things to make you feel better, but it's not really true. But the truth is, there are many intellectually and emotionally satisfying reasons to believe in God. In the Psalms, we see the incredible beauty of creation that points to the reality of a creator.

Following the Prince of Peace into a World of Conflict
James
July
31
,
2022
Christian Living
Christian Virtues

Following the Prince of Peace in a world of conflict. Conflict in our world - all the divisions. Can't get anyone to agree over anything. Knowing how we make peace in a turbulent world.

How to Stop Being Self-Deceived
James
July
3
,
2022
Christian Living
Growth

Jesus loves us and sees us truly - His eyes are like burning fire and He sees straight to the heart of us and loves us dearly. I John 3:20 "If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything." God loves us more than we can believe about ourselves.

What Do We Need Most When We Go Through Trials?
James
June
19
,
2022
Christian Virtues

What do I need when I go through trials? What we most need is wisdom. The way God prepares us for the brutality of this world is by giving us wisdom.

How To Become A Compassionate Person
Winsome
May
1
,
2022
Christian Living
Christian Virtues

Living winsome lives begins with a change of heart. We can only see people when we gain God’s heart for the world, and see with his eyes of compassion.

Fulfillment vs. Contentment
Work: Christians in the Workplace
April
21
,
2022
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Epic Covenant
Epic
March
20
,
2022
Christian Virtues
Christian Living

"What is covenant? How does scripture reveal covenant and how do the implications of the OT covenant transform through the NT covenant we have in Christ? What does covenant look like? In the OT, it involved flesh & blood & death. For Christ, it involved flesh & blood & death. For us, it involves another way: grace, through faith in Christ. What does covenant mean for followers of Jesus? What does covenant to us inform us about own places of relationship & commitment (marriage, church) as Christians?

What if there is a promise that can't be broken?"

How Jesus Heals the Whole Person
Epic
February
13
,
2022
Holy Spirit

Rich Nathan

February 13, 2022

Naturally Supernatural

Luke 5:17-26  


I. The Critics

II. The Crowd

III. The Friends

IV. The Sick Man

V. Jesus


Asking for More of the Holy Spirit
Epic
January
16
,
2022
Holy Spirit
Christian Living

Asking For More of The Holy Spirit

Rich Nathan

January 16, 2021

Naturally Supernatural

Luke 4:14-21

I. The Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ

II. The Holy Spirit and you