Category Archives: Series

The Christian Atheist

“Go up and take possession of the land I have given you.” But you rebelled against the command of the LORD your God. You did not trust him or obey…
spit: emeo (em-eh'-o); to spit, vomit, utter rejection, supremely repulsed. LUKEWARM CHRISTIANS ENERGIZED CHRISTIANS Crave acceptance from People more than acceptance from God. Find rest in the acceptance they already…
Sin whispers to the wicked, deep within their hearts. They have no fear of God to restrain them. 2 In their blind conceit, they cannot see how wicked they really…

1 Peter: Hopeful Suffering

By embracing Jesus' Attitude about suffering, I can win the battle against sin. What is Jesus' Attitude? Temporary Pain for Eternal Gain (1 Peter 3:17-18, Luke 22:42, Hebrews 12:2) Developing…
What Not to Do. Don’t turn to Google for an answer. Don’t assume the unexplained is inexplicable. Don’t presume the Bible is guilty until proven innocent. Don’t allow confusion on…
Comparing two treasures: Treasure #1: Gold in the Rockies Treasure #2: Christ   3 things you need in order to be prepared to share the treasure you have in Jesus:…
I Peter 3:8-15 The goal of my life is to Please God. 2 corinthians 5:9, 1 corinthians 10:31 The quality of our lives has a lot more to do with…
Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious…

WHY are wives called to submission?   Following your husband’s leadership is the most powerful tool you have to influence him toward Christ.   How wives try to change their…
SLAVERY in the BIBLE: Jesus didn’t come to free people from slavery, He came to free them from their sins. Jesus didn’t come to change the national culture, He came…
Christians & Government Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority, 14 or to governors, who are sent by him…
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Making Room

1. Getting my heart in the right spot. The good samaritan - Luke 10:25-37 Who must I help? vs Who can I help? Jesus came to forgive sinners, not to…
“Martha’s problem is not in her service; it’s in her distraction. Potential threats to our successful hospitality: 1. The need to have everything just right. “Martha was distracted by all…
My approach to life and my place in the “body” Romans 12:1-5 “in view of God’s mercy” conformed or transformed (circle one) “sober judgment” = a modest assessment of oneself…
Hospitality is graciously sharing what you have with someone else. Biblical Hospitality = Sharing love to strangers Ephesians 2:11-22 "Before Christ" vs "In Christ" Romans 12:13 - Share with God's…
Values that can hinder deepening relationships: 1. Accomplishment 2. Accumulation 3. Refuge 4. Anonymity The first core concept of hospitality: Acceptance “Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you,…

Advent Conspiracy

What is one of the most meaningful gifts you've ever been given? When we give ourselves, we're loving like Christ. John 1:1-14 What did Jesus give? Luke 2:11 "Today in…
1. How can I be content as God desires? 2. What did God give at Christmas? 3. What did God spend at Christmas? 4. What were the Gold, Frankincense, &…


Chasing Happy

A very common lie: “Happiness is found in ___________________.” A not-so-common truth: “Happiness is found in _________________.” 3 things we must believe in order to experience the JOY of generosity:…
3 Sources of Anxiety 1. Unresolved conflict Philippians 4:2-5 - value my relationships as much as my rights. - be willing to involve others when necessary. - don’t depend on…

Eat Up

2017-11-12
Genesis 25:27-34 An example NOT to follow Dangerous Appetites: “Your appetites will either rule you or be ruled by you.” How do we rule our appetites? Philippians 3:17-4:1 “Choose what…
“Rejoice in the Lord.” Philippians 3:1 What’s your “why?” When Jesus becomes your treasure, He also becomes your purpose. “Watch out for those dogs” (Phil 3:2-4) “the dogs” = religious…
In today’s culture, our understanding of “purpose” has changed. PURPOSE = Potential = Happiness. “self-esteem” + “American dream” = Expected Greatness Philippians 2:19-30 Timothy - “I have no one like…
“work out your salvation” “with fear and trembling” “it is God who works in you” “to will and to act” “do everything without complaining” “shine like stars in the universe”…
Happiness is always linked to circumstances BUT it is most often sabotaged when I fail to see (or give appropriate value to) some of the best things God has given…

Zoom Out

2017-10-01
How do you find happiness when life doesn't turn out the way you expected? When you change what you see, you will change what you feel. To view the "Fred's…
Lies We Believe: Happiness is found in my physical appearance Happiness is found in my posessions Happiness is found in my achievements The Truth about Happiness: Happiness doesn't come from…
The way we tend to think about “happy”: “My happenings determine my happiness.” A better way to think about “happy”: “Happiness comes from changing my perspective, not changing my circumstances.”…

FAQ Sermon Series

Got Questions? The Bible has Answers.

 


What does the Bible say about homosexuality? Genesis 2:18,22-25; Exodus 20:4; I Corinthians 6:18; Ephesians 5:3 Why would God limit something as beautiful as sex? Not only is it beautiful,…
Biblical evidence that the answer is YES: (2 Timothy 3:1-5; 2 Peter 3:3-4; James 5:8; I Peter 4:7; Matthew 24:36-39; Revelation 22:7,12,20; Hebrews 1:1-2; Acts 2:17) 4 possible responses to…
Special guest speaker Rick Hadley Science = Observable, testable knowledge Religion = A cause, principle, or system of beliefs Naturalism = The presupposition or belief that there is no God.
The 3 “Wills” of God: 1. Sovereign will - God always gets his way 2. Moral will - God points out the right way 3. Individual will - God has…

Set Free

Experience long term victory over the beast within.

Perks of Slavery to Sin sin --> Death Impurity Ever Increasing Wickedness Death Perks of Slavery to Righteousness Life Right Living Set Free Ever Increasing Holis

Set Free

2017-04-09

Prayer: “God, please use the truth of Romans 6 to help me die to this sin.” The gospel: The good news that Jesus offers Forgiveness, Freedom from Sin, and New…

The Value of Alignment


Value#5 Intimacy with God is the power source for Personal Transformation.
Value #4: “SERVING OTHERS with a humble heart is our expression of Gratitude to God” Serving means setting aside what I want to intentionally benefit someone else. Understanding & Embracing…
Value #3: “PEOPLE MATTER to God and therefore matter to us” 1. Ezekiel 18:32 (PEOPLE MATTER TO GOD) “God takes no pleasure in anyone's death.” Every person matters to God,…
Value #2: “AUTHENTIC COMMUNITY is required for sustained Spiritual Growth” “Authentic Community” means I have a transparent relationship with a group of people. 1. John 13:34-35 Love = Command What…
Biblical Truth is our Final Authority VALUE = “a desire or priority that is so strong, it determines what I do.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is God Breathed.” “All…

Immerse · Fuse · Radiate

A Strategy for Growing Healthy Christian

Our radiate should have a positive effect on 2 different groups of people: 1. Other Believers 2. Those who are far from God 3 ways the early Christians radiated God's…


Pi Squared

Some people feel awkward or uncomfortable sharing their faith with friends and family. This series will give you a clear strategy to reach out to loved ones that makes a lot of sense. Pray, Invest, Invite. We call it, “Pi2”.

Invite

2017-07-30
A simple gospel outline from John 3:16 1. God loved 2. God gave 3. We believe 4. We receive
Christianity is Contagious. How do people catch it? What is your style of Evenagelism? Confrontational, Intellectual, Testimonial, Interpersonal, Invitational, and/or Serving. How do these “Styles” correspond to God’s Spiritual Gifts?…

Invest

2017-07-16
What do I have to invest? Self 1. A Story 2. Love to Give 3. A message INVEST = Think “way of life” What is “the mystery of Christ”? Christ…

Pray

2017-07-09
4 Things to pray for: 1. Providential Moments - God would convince them of their need and His love for them 2. Opportunities 3. Boldness 4. Clarity
If God opens a door, am I ready to walk through it? 2 angles to being prepared to share: 1. Being ready to share God's story 2. Being ready to…
It's better to invest a lot in a few people than to invest a little in a lot of people. 3 kinds of christians: 1. Cactus Christian 2. Chameleon Christian…
4 People to Pray for: 1. Family Member 2. Friend 3. Co-worker/classmate 4. Neighbor 3 things to pray for: 1. Oppurtunties 2. Boldness 3. Clarity