SERMON ARCHIVE



SERMONS BY SERIES


SERMON ARCHIVE

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These Three Are Nonnegotiable
Now, we know from the example Jesus set in his life and ministry and from other writings in the New Testament that making other “Jesus followers” or “making disciples” involves three key components: Letting people know they can be on good terms with God by ...
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Now, what’s the point of Church?
If you lose sight of what God has called us to and why we’re doing what we’re doing then it won’t be long until your fires of motivation to use your time, talent, and treasure in that effort will begin to smolder. When that happens ...
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Crosscurrent Living calls us to faithful prayer
As Christ followers, prayer is one of the primary tools that we have in our tool belt. So, here is my working definition of prayer. This is not comprehensive by any means: Prayer is the exercise of communicating directly with the one true God ...
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The Power of Patience
Reflecting Jesus is not easy.   Therefore, it is important to keep in mind friends that we can try as hard as we want in all these areas to control our tongue to clothe ourselves with humility but the reality is we can’t do it through ...
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A Warning Against the Abuse of Wealth
This morning we are going to jump back into James at the beginning of Chapter 5, our last chapter in the Crosscurrent Living series. In this passage James is going to specifically address people who abused their power in order to gain wealth at the ...
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Living the humble life: Part 2
This morning as we look at the next two struggles in chapter 4, I want us to keep humility at the front of our minds because it is the solution to these struggles as well. That’s why I have creatively titled this message Living the ...
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Living The Humble Life
Throughout the Bible, Old Testament and New Testament, it was firmly held that the Heart or the affections are the starting point and motivation of all of our decisions and actions.  We as modern, refined, intelligent adults may pride ourselves on our ability to think ...
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The Good Life
Today we're going to be talking about living the good life. We’re going to see two opposing ways of living and explore the foundations for each of them. When we finish today, I think you’ll agree that we reflect Christ when we live pure and ...
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Power Of The Tongue
Today we learn that our faith should not only influence our actions but also our speech. In this series of crosscurrent living… we will be tackling the topic of the tongue. I would argue the current of our speech is a current that we all ...
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The Action Of Faith
Today we are going to diagnose our faith as either dead or alive by looking at 3 characteristics of a dead faith which James gives us here in James 2:14-26 ...
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Reflecting Christ through the Current of Favoritism
Reflecting Jesus in adversity is hard, Reflecting Jesus in how we relate with one another is difficult and today we see James calling us to take another step into the North Platte (if you will) of reflecting Christ through the current of favoritism ...
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The Word's Influence
Last week, in verse 18, James said that God gave us birth through the word of truth. Today I want to look at verses 19-27 and talk about how the effect of the word should be evident in our everyday lives and relationships ...
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The Value Of Adversity
Today we start a brand new summer series in the book of James that we’re calling Crosscurrent Living. As people who love Jesus we are called to live differently than the world around us. That’s why this series is going to be so good: it’s ...
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Annual Celebration 2016
Welcome to our Annual Celebration service. Each year on the first Sunday in June we take a Sunday morning and we celebrate a few mission victories over the past year, and we review the big picture on our proposed budget to resource the year of ...
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Becoming a David-type Christian
As we think back over David’s life he models a number of important attitudes and attributes each of us would do well to learn and practice. For our purposes today, I want to highlight four key practices for a life that is “after God’s own ...
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Only God
Today we get to review what the “Man after God’s own heart” had to say in his twilight years—after facing countless battles, transitions to power, big failures in his leadership, and writing a number of gut wrenching, soul lifting songs and poetry. How does a ...
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Finding Mercy Following Deadly Pride
Once again today the final story I want to review with you reminds us that as great a man as David was, he was still a HU-man. So, turn in your Bibles to 2 Samuel 24 where we see that even as a seasoned God ...
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Refreshing Shade Of Loyal Friends
Personally, domestically, and politically David was hurting. At this point, his opportunistic son Absalom could smell blood in the water. As we step into chapter 15 he’s conspiring and working the crowd in Jerusalem’s town center to garner support for his run for the throne ...
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Lessons From David’s Biggest Failure Part 2
The topic of sin seems to be disappearing out of our conversation, even in many churches. The idea of a person taking personal responsibility for his or her sin seems to have become non-PC. But here is the truth. While our culture tries to suppress ...
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Lessons From David's Biggest Failure
At this time David was probably about 50 years old or maybe a few years older. He had been on the throne about 20 years. He had distinguished himself as man of God, as a composer of psalms, as a faithful shepherd, as a valiant ...
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God’s Crazy Game Changer
This week we are going to explore a real live story just like this out of the life of David—A story of a crazy, undeserved, game-changing offer made to one with no hope and no options ...
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The Blessing Of "No"
God will not affirm you in something he hasn’t called you to. And today we are going to see quite plainly the truth of that statement. Today we will witness God tell David No. Lets look at it right now ...
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Deciphering God's Call
“Be very careful... how you live... not as unwise but as wise... making the most of your time, because the days are evil... therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.”- Ephesians 5:16-17 Look at the charge here. Christians believers... make ...
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Open your heart to the accredited Savior
The Apostle Peter explains a great deal about the difference Easter can make in our lives and in our eternities in a talk he gave about 50 days after the very first Easter. Peter was speaking to a crowd, perhaps like all of us today—a ...
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