Sun, Feb 24, 2019
Duration: 43 mins 51 secs
We seek and receive identities from every sphere of life. We are known by our family role, work title, recreational habits, ethnic background, academic achievements, and personal quirks. Doctor. Dad. Delinquent. Sister. Snob. Southerner. God gives us our truest identity: adopted sons and daughters. Jesus secured this new identity for us, sending his Spirit to imbibe us. It is our task to embrace this new ID.
Sun, Jan 29, 2017
Duration: 40 mins 13 secs
We think of honor as something we earn, win, or achieve. In Peter's day, honor was one's inherited or ascribed worth, but symbolized by one's titles, dress, headpiece, and seat at the table. Strangers and foreigners had no honor, unless ascribed by a higher authority. Fortunately for Peter's audience (and the modern church), the Heavenly Father grants honor to His people. He granted them a new and marvelous identity in Christ: chosen race, royal priesthood, holy nation, God's possession.
Sun, Jan 22, 2017
Duration: 42 mins 53 secs
In this sermon, Pastor Tim shows pictures of his children, drinks a lot of milk, and talks about the glorious growth expected from God's people. When we crave good and love others, growth naturally follows.
Sun, Jan 08, 2017
Duration: 40 mins 44 secs
We belong to God. This truth has special appeal to followers of Jesus who do not fit into the surrounding world. Peter wrote to a band of misfits and exiles, but called them elect and beloved. He assured them they belonged to God even though they faced hardship. Indeed, belonging to God is the most exceptional thing about a Christian.
Sun, Feb 28, 2016
Paul describes the raised life in Colossians 3-4. Those who have died with Jesus, have been raised with him. The new life results in a raised mind, a moral makeover, resounding praise, and transformed homes. This sermon gives special attention to the exhortation: "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly."
Sun, Aug 09, 2015
Duration: 34 mins 12 secs
The religious faction gaining ground the fastest in American is the "Nones" - those who do not affiliate with any brand of belief. Many of THEM are not adverse to faith in God or antagonistic toward Christians. They simply do not see the relevance of institutionalized religion (See Pew Survey from May, 2015). Regardless of THEIR affections, the church does exist for THEM. For Jesus does not build His church simply to sustain privatized belief. He empowers His church to make God's glory public good.
Sun, Mar 08, 2015
Duration: 44 mins 46 secs
Jesus goes to the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukoth) and makes an audacious statement. To drive home his claim to be living water (John 7:37-39), a Jewish tour guide offers his insight on the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukoth), the greatest of Jewish celebrations. The accent of the "guest speaker" may not be great, but the content will give rich meaning to Jesus profession in John 7. It will make you want to praise.