As the new year is upon us, it's a fitting time to talk about the principle of "firsts." There are a number of "firsts" referenced throughout the Bible, and a distinct value is placed on what comes first. This sermon seeks to clarify and provide people with a better understanding of what Scripture says about how to honor God and demonstrate our faith with the first-fruits of our finances, time, and actions. We'll look at how things were redeemed in the Old Testament, how things are redeemed today, and explore what Scripture says about unlocking the blessings God has for us in our lives.
Have you ever wondered how you are to live an excellent life? And to live an excellent life, not for yourself, but for the God who created you and loves you? Let’s take a journey together through 1 Peter beginning on January 13 to see how we can glorify God by the way we live.
A wise person once said, "We can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but not a single second without hope." Hope initiates. Hope motivates. Hope liberates. That is why the greatest gift you and I can give anyone is hope. This Advent series answers the question, "What is hope and where can I find it?"
Imagine the early days of the church. The risen Christ ascended to the right hand of the Father and God the Holy Spirit poured out on believers including the Gentiles. Paul and Barnabas are set apart by the Holy Spirit and sent out to minister in pagan Gentile areas. The church is exploding, but how is the church to be organized? How is she to function? How are these new Christians supposed to know how to live or what to do when people disagree over important doctrinal matters? Who is in charge? Paul’s letter to Titus instructs this true son in the faith about how to encourage, teach, and organize the believers of Crete.
Throughout the history of Christianity, we often forget that God is a triune God. He is God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. Some Christians seem to show little evidence that they have any theology of the Spirit while others seem to emphasize the Spirit at the expense of other biblical doctrines. What seems clear is that few Christians have it quite right. This sermon series seeks to clarify and provide people with a better understanding of what Scripture says about The Holy Spirit.
What makes a strong family today? In this sermon series, we’ll try to answer that question from God’s Word. We’ll talk about family worship, giving the family blessing, family fears and authority in the family.
Do your prayers seem dull and repetitive? Do you feel like your prayers are never answered? Did you ever think that the reason these things are happening is because of the way you pray? The goal of this sermon series is to help people to better understand the model of prayer Jesus left us and how we can have a more powerful and dynamic prayer lives.
In today's culture, there are many definitions of how we define manhood and womanhood. This sermon series seeks to provide clarity on these topics and reveal what God's Word says, which is the only source of truth, about each of these roles.
What does it mean to be a new creation? What does it mean to be a child of God? This sermon series breaks down names that are given to believers in Jesus Christ that are used in Scripture. By understanding these names we will know better how to live lives that glorify God.
This sermon series focuses on topics in Scripture which are important to God, and why they should matter to us today. Such as the gospel, baptism, membership, etc.
What does true love look like in a relationship? What can husbands and wives do to rekindle the fires of romance and intimacy in their marriage? How can a couple draw on the power and love of Christ to overcome the inevitable challenges that marriages face? The series, Awaken Love, mines the wisdom found in the Song of Solomon for building a marriage that not only survives but thrives.