Sermons

Sermon: November 2, 2014 – So You’re a Saint. Now What?

I’d be willing to bet that when you wake up in the morning, your first thought is not, “Wow, it’s a good day to be a Saint!” We are Saints – called to grace in Jesus Christ – but what are we called to? How do we exercise our Sainthood in the world? In this message, we’ll look at how God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things, and explore our true calling as Christ’s Saints.

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Sermon: October 26, 2014 – A Living Freedom

When Martin Luther nailed his list of grievances to the door of his local parish, he fired a shot, not only at the Catholic Church, but also at his own – and our own – delusions of self-sufficiency. This message looks at the true and lasting Freedom Jesus gives us through the lens of the Gospel of John, and discover that we, like the Church, are in the same constant Reformation.

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Sermon: October 19, 2014 – Loyalties

We can be loyal to all sorts of things: family, friends, our favorite sports teams, our alma mater. But where does our loyalty lie when it comes to our spiritual life? In Matthew chapter 22, the Pharisees, the religious leaders of Jesus’ time, try their very best to trap Him in a “conflict of interest.” How Jesus expresses His loyalties may surprise you.

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Sermon: October 12, 2014 – The Key to a Joyful Life

Fill in the blank, “I’ll have joy in my life when ___________.” It’s so easy for us sometimes to think of Joy as something just around the corner; a settled peace that’s just beyond that obstacle, just one solved problem away from being our reality. When Paul talks about Joy, he talks, not about a set of settled problems that arises from the outside, but about the settled Spirit of God that swells up from the inside. In this message, we’ll unpack what the Bible says about Joy, about Rejoicing, and about the settled peace that comes from actively trusting in Jesus. (Philippians 4:4)

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Sermon: October 5, 2014 – What Happens When We Really Know Jesus

Christianity was never meant to be a religion. Religion is about us. It’s about rules and how well we’re able to follow them. Paul figured that out the hard way, just as many Christians figure that out the hard way. In this message, we’ll look at Paul’s simple, yet forceful, take on what it is we’ve been called to as Christians: A life-long, life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ; and what happens in our lives when we really know Him.

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