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Sun, Sep 17, 2017
Duration: 43 mins 37 secs
Forgiveness has become a fad in psychological and medical literature. But definitions of forgiveness remain fuzzy and too focused on self. The biblical exhortation to forgive follows the pattern set by Jesus. It is a gift of pardon to a repentant person who has morally offended another. When we get this wrong, we gloss over our hurts and keep ourselves in harm's way.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017
Duration: 40 mins 6 secs
Encouragement is key to holding on to the faith. Whether pressures are internal or external, we all feel them pressing in on us. Encouragement allows us to press on. Our encouragement should not be mere flattery, but should help others focus on Christ.
Sun, Sep 03, 2017
Duration: 40 mins 10 secs
Teaching is not reserved for the professionals. When the people in the church embrace God's ideal picture of #LifeTogether, they are filled with the Word of Christ and it flows out of them. Everyone who learns from God has something to pass on. This sermon closes with four examples.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017
Duration: 42 mins 48 secs
Random acts of service are good, but leave our hands on the steering wheel. We control when and whom we help. Jesus has a better way: being a servant. The New Testament command to serve one another gets beyond random acts to being available and leveraging our strengths for the body of Christ.
Sun, Aug 20, 2017
Duration: 43 mins 23 secs
God put us in the body of Christ so we could shoulder one another's hardships. We are called to live together, not alone. According to Galatians 5:22-6:5, to bear the burdens of a spiritual brother or sister we should be spiritual, sensitive, and self-aware.
Mon, Aug 14, 2017
Duration: 43 mins 54 secs
Greetings and good-byes matter. They set the foundation or establish the tone of a relationships. The apostle Paul encouraged the church to "greet one another with a holy kiss" on several occasions. The kiss leveled the playing feel and linked people together. It was a way of including others and showing love. We must learn to express our welcome with a warm embrace.
Sun, Aug 06, 2017
Duration: 42 mins 9 secs
Envy is an enemy to gratitude. When we spend more time lamenting what others get rather than what God gives, it spoils our souls. Jesus exposes this tendency in his parable of the Pay Day.
Sun, Jul 30, 2017
Passage: Luke 14:25-33
Duration: 41 mins 18 secs
Jesus is not looking for fans, but followers. He is not as interested in decisions as disciples. Those who chose to follow Jesus must do the hard work of counting the cost in advance. Otherwise, you might be like the person who started a building project, but did not finish it.
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Passage: Luke 15:1-32
Duration: 47 mins 47 secs
We look for lost keys, socks, and gift cards. God looks for lost sons and daughters. We all have the propensity to run from God or refuse His love. We are all prodigals. Fortunately, our God shows relentless love.
Sun, Jul 16, 2017
Duration: 43 mins 48 secs
God works in small, steady, slow ways. This the picture Jesus paints of the Kingdom of Heaven in the Mustard Seed parable. The imagery is familiar and relevant. For we prefer the fast and efficient, the big and impressive. We must learn to rest in God's blessed slowness.
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