Sun, Mar 25, 2018
Duration: 40 mins 41 secs
Life is like the game of Life. Money comes in; money goes out. But what God gives is always good enough. This is the secret Paul learned - satisfaction and contentment do not come from prosperity or security but knowing our strength and provision come from God.
Sun, Mar 18, 2018
Duration: 44 mins 13 secs
The world is a mess. We can easily be weighted down by burdens. Interpersonal conflicts and circumstances out of our control cause anxiety. Fortunately, all our Uh Ohs can serve as reminders to talk to the God of peace who can calm our restless hearts.
Sun, Mar 11, 2018
Duration: 42 mins 17 secs
We follow Jesus one step at a time. We cannot allow religious rivals, our religious resume, or relational detractors bog us down. Rather, we take one more step to know Jesus more. And the best part: He is worth knowing.
Sun, Mar 04, 2018
Duration: 45 mins 46 secs
We rolled out the Red Carpet for this sermon and gave out Kudos to people who live like Jesus. This, of course, was the page straight out of Paul's letter, who commended Timothy and Epaphroditus for risking their reputation and life (respectively) to serve Jesus.
Sun, Feb 25, 2018
Duration: 46 mins 20 secs
We make plans in every are in life: finances, health, education, travel. Sadly, we fail to plan in the spiritual realm, and our lives suffer for it. Paul's encouragement to "work out our salvation" means having a plan and executing it. And the good news: God gives us the energy to move forward.
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
Duration: 44 mins 34 secs
Male, Roman citizens in Paul's day were granted more privilege than anyone else in their day. They joined an "honors race" that Paul turned on its head. He encouraged people to reflect the ethic of Jesus: not ascending to the peak of the social ladder, but climbing down to the nadir. Learn how to admit, appreciate, limit, and leverage privilege from the famous Christ Hymn.
Sun, Feb 04, 2018
Duration: 42 mins 57 secs
External pressures and internal tensions require us to build strong bonds. Followers of Jesus must stand firm against secular forces, as well as bind together against disunity. These are not easy tasks. They begin with a loyalty to Jesus and stay firm when followers of Jesus practice humility.
Sun, Jan 28, 2018
Duration: 45 mins 32 secs
Our culture denies death. Listen to the headlines advertisements: we're always attempted to prolong life, mask aging, and defeat sickness. The apostle Paul faced his mortality. "To live is Christ and to die is gain," he wrote. He cares less about ending suffering, and more about intimacy with Jesus. Listen in.
Sun, Jan 21, 2018
Duration: 40 mins 19 secs
Sometimes we get rerouted. Our GPS helps us avoid traffic jams or construction zones. We are accustomed to new routes. But when God allows a roadblock in our life (like Paul's imprisonment), we too quickly panic. We need to remember these are opportunities to see Him work.
Sun, Jan 14, 2018
Duration: 37 mins 24 secs
One of the best ways to serve others is pray for them. When we talk to God about others, we lay before him their greatest needs. And, as Paul teaches us, that's not for a job promotion or healthy diagnosis, but for abounding love, discernment, and hope for Jesus' return.