10.15.2017 – The Radical Cost of Following Jesus

“There is no way to follow Jesus without Him interfering with your life. Following Jesus will cost you something. Following Jesus always costs something. This brings up a very telling question: has following Jesus cost you anything? I don’t mean for that to be a rhetorical question. What has following Jesus cost you? How has Jesus interfered with your life?” That quote sets up where Dan headed in his sermon this week!

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10.08.2017 – Honey, I Shrunk the Gospel

There was a hit movie back in the 80s called Honey, I Shrunk the Kids! But the truth is the church in America has done the same thing to the “gospel.” How have we shrunk it? We have made the gospel only about what happens AFTER you die. But that version of the GOOD NEWS doesn’t seem to be good news in a broken world that is filled with racism and diseases like cancer and evils like human trafficking… or for people struggling with depression and other emotional pain… or for those who are chronically hungry or in need of water. So how do we “un-shrink” the gospel? In other words, what is the gospel according to Jesus? Check out this week’s sermon and find out!

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10.01.2017 – Angel Armies

Did you know that God is called the “Lord of Hosts” over 250 times in the Bible? That phrase literally means “God of Angel Armies!!!” Angels have a huge role to play in God’s story… and they have a huge role to play in ours! This Sunday, we dug deep into the gospel of Mark and highlighted some surprising things angels did in the life of Jesus that went far beyond them singing “Hark!” in the the Christmas story.

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09.24.2017 – When a Voice Speaks from Heaven

An angry judge up in the sky. Someone who is disappointed in you. Someone who is punishing you for sins from your past. When you think about how God things about you, what thoughts come to mind? The ones you just read? And in your wildest dreams could you imagine the Father saying to you what He said to Jesus on the day of His baptism: “You are my son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” Because that IS what God says about you! May we dare to believe that! And may we learn HOW to believe it! And that is what our sermon this week was all about!

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09.17.2017 – A Place Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Like tough questions when it comes to theology? Here’s one… John the Baptist comes preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. So everyone goes out to get baptized by him. No problem so far, right? But then Jesus shows up and He gets baptized too! Why? After all He was without sin so He didn’t need to repent of anything, right? And He didn’t need to be forgiven for anything, right? So why was He baptized? The answer will surprise you, especially for Christians living in America! And the answer is hidden in this week’s sermon title…

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09.10.2017 – Why the Gospel is NEWS… and what makes it GOOD

“On your mark, get set…. go!” We say that phrase at the start of a race or at the beginning of a journey. Well, this Fall we are using that phrase at our church… with a twist! Our all-new sermon series is titled On Your “Mark” where we are taking an in-depth look at the life of Jesus in the gospel of Mark. This week, we looked at the opening of this account of Jesus which reads, “This is the Good News about Jesus the Messiah…” by unpacking some key truths about why the “good news” is so good!

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08.27.2017 – How the Holy Spirit Changed America

We take for granted that the Founding Fathers of America had Christian roots. But have you ever wondered why that was the case? It actually goes back to a key text in Acts 16 where the Apostle Paul headed west into Europe instead of east into Asia. And what’s interesting is Paul actually wanted to head east… until the Holy Spirit showed up! But what if Paul treated the Holy Spirit as the “forgotten member of the Trinity” and ignored Him? How would America be different? And what if we ignore the Holy Spirit in our lives? Check out this week’s sermon as we look at answers to these key questions!

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08.20.2017 – What Prophecy Is… and Isn’t

“Prophecy.” What words or images come to mind when you heard that word? A guy standing on a street corner wearing a sign that talks about when the world is going to end? Someone dressed in strange clothing with even stranger hair? When it comes to prophecy there is a ton of misinformation out there. So what exactly does the Bible teach about prophecy? And how can we press into the command the Apostle Paul gives us: “to eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially prophecy” (see 1 Cor. 14:1)?

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08.13.2017 – When Exactly Did Jesus Change His Name?

This week, we had Guest Teacher Tony DiRienzo with us as we continued our summer sermon series called “Acts 29.” In Tony’s sermon, we looked at the fact that the book of Acts is often called “The Acts of the Apostles.” Thus, when we hear the story of a crippled man being healed by Peter and John, it’s easy to think thoughts like “Well of course they could do that! They were apostles!” But was it really because of who Peter and John were that the man was healed, or was it because of something else altogether? Please watch\listen and find out!

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