What’s your calling?
Listen to the Sermon / Download the PowerPoint Among those professing to be Christians, it seems like the phrase - "God called me...", or something like it - has taken on popularity. How this phrase is used today compared to a biblical "calling" is not the same. That said, is there another way of getting the sentiment across, and if so, how?
Issues of Life
Listen to the Sermon / Download the PowerPoint Life... it happens. But, how do you deal with it? More importantly, do you deal with it through godly wisdom? Sometimes, its these simple reminders that keep Christians "in Christ".
Pierce My Ear
Listen to the Sermon / Download the PowerPoint The Old Testament is HARD. Take for instance the law when a Jewish slave - who has earned his freedom - voluntarily decides to serve his master forever. Thankfully, the yoke of our Lord is "easy". How so?
Jesus, the Master Teacher
Listen to the Sermon Our guest speaker, Luke Adams, reminds us one of the reasons why Jesus is Master Teacher: because He asked great questions!
Ready for Defense
Listen to the Sermon / Download the PowerPoint Apologetics seems all the rage these days on Social Media as Christians seek to "defend the faith". Apologetics, as used in modern context, definitely serves a purpose and is helpful to the cause of Christianity. That said, Christians need to be reminded that apologetics should never be used to "prove" Christianity, the gospel, the existence of God, etc. No, it is the gospel that is sufficient to all who (would) believe.
The Gift of Righteousness
Listen to the Sermon / Download the PowerPoint As Christians we are called to live a life of righteousness. but make no mistake "our righteousness" is NOT what justifies our salvation before God. No, the abundance of grace we received comes in the form as a "gift of righteousness" that reigns "in life through the One, Jesus Christ."
Am I My Brother’s Keeper?
Listen to the Sermon Ben Hayes gives us a powerfully practical reminder of how we (Christians) are to answer the question: Am I my brother's (sister's, elder's, etc.) keeper? Emphatically, the answer is YES!
Exposing the Pharisees
Listen to the Sermon / Download the PowerPoint There is both an alluring positive quality yet false sense of security regarding the Pharisees. Their desire to keep God's commandments is so very commendable but Jesus condemned them because of their hypocrisies and exposed them for who they were. The "righteous" among us need to heed this lesson.
Listen to the Sermon / Download the PowerPoint Like the Isthmian Games that the apostle Paul culturally alluded to when writing to Christians at Corinth, so too are the comparisons between our modern Olympic Games to our walk in Christ.
Why We do What We Do
Listen to the Sermon / Download the PowerPoint When someone asks you why the church you belong to does something or doesn't do something how do you answer? Unfortunately, many Christians give quick "Bible authority" (or similar) answers not realizing the inconsistencies with their answers. So, why do we do what we do?