Sun, Sep 27, 2020
Duration: 45 mins 17 secs
Too often we view spiritual growth as an individual exercise. We do personal devotions. We make personal commitments. We mark personal progress in our individual battle against sin. We call these achievements "spiritual growth." Unfortunately, we miss a key component to God's plan for spiritual growth: the body. Ephesians 4:1-16 makes it clear, spiritual growth is a group effort. Paul urges believers to go in the same direction (character), agree to the core doctrine, and get to the final destination (Christlikeness).
Sun, Sep 13, 2020
Duration: 47 mins 39 secs
God has given us, the church, a crucial role in His grand plan. He calls us to minister and serve, like the apostle Paul did. Our ministries are diverse and adversity may come, but Jesus wants us to join him in witnessing to the world. This is his Great Reveal.
Sun, Jan 06, 2019
Duration: 42 mins 59 secs
We are new creations. We are Christ's ambassadors. We are God's co-workers. These words from Paul frame the 2019 theme: We Participants. Being a participant does not guarantee a life devoid of trials. In fact, joining God's mission often spells personal suffering. But we participate because it is God's way of winning the world to Jesus.
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.
Sun, Jan 07, 2018
The Christian life is not a solo performance. God links his people together in grateful, loving relationships to help us work for his good. He calls us to be team players, which is not only counter cultural, but also difficult when you feel like you let the team down (or it lets you down). Nevertheless, the call to link arms remains.
Sun, Sep 03, 2017
Duration: 40 mins 10 secs
Teaching is not reserved for the professionals. When the people in the church embrace God's ideal picture of #LifeTogether, they are filled with the Word of Christ and it flows out of them. Everyone who learns from God has something to pass on. This sermon closes with four examples.