Sun, Jan 15, 2023
Duration: 47 mins 36 secs
"You be you. Express yourself. Find your inner shine." These are common exhortations in our age where the individual reigns supreme. They are also at odds with life "in Christ," where our real ID comes from our relationship to God. Jesus made a way for us to join God's family. To be "in Christ" is to be a beloved child of God. Our real ID is eternal; it will outlast any earthly status. We'll talk about it today and hear from a panel on the subject.
Sun, May 09, 2021
Duration: 55 mins 54 secs
The topic of gender identity has taken our world by storm. It especially affects the younger generation, who has seen a meteoric rise in trans-labels. State laws and recent executive moves have helped cement transgender identity into everyday life. So how should Christians respond? Well, simply put, with compassion and conviction. This sermon defines terms, outlines social implications, and looks at Genesis and Jesus to reaffirm the good, orderly, essential creation of male and female. It also accounts for gender identities that don't fit. Four biblical insights and Christians postures conclude the message.
Sun, Jul 14, 2019
Duration: 53 mins 49 secs
The fall affects us all in different ways. Some people are born into generational poverty. Others are born with brain defects. Some people inherit addictive or angry tendencies. Others grow up with same-sex attractions. But all of us is accountable to God for how we steer our lives toward his righteous standard. This sermon will explore our corrupt past, crooked path, complicated period, God's glorious plan to change us, and our need for supports in the meantime.