Sermon Series

Sermon Preview: Choose Communion Over Criticism

Last week, Pastor Jody challenged us to live our lives to a higher standard, above the self-interest of partisan positioning. As Christians, we are called to rise above in order to show others a more excellent way in Christ. This means that we must understand the power of our words, both to help and to…

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Sermon Preview: Speaking Life Into Others

When Jesus was teaching how to pray in Matthew 6, He emphasized the necessity of forgiveness, punctuating the lesson with these words from verses 14 and 15: “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your…

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Sermon Preview: Forgiveness

We live in a world and a culture that tells us to never let up, never slow down, strive to be as efficient and productive as possible. The idea of slowing down and waiting for something to happen seems so counterintuitive as to almost be offensive. While we may say our drive to make things…

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Sermon Preview: Had I Known

It’s okay to not be okay. These words are both reassuring and challenging to us. In one sense, we all long to know that it’s okay if we aren’t okay, while at the same time being extremely uneasy with the idea of making ourselves so vulnerable. We live in a culture that tells us to…

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You Asked for It: The Bible

“Is the Bible inerrant? And what does this mean to us as Christians as we interact with the world?” What a great question! If we are disciples of Jesus Christ and we believe that we are to live our lives by the word of God, then it is important to understand how we are to…

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You Asked for It: Turning the Other Cheek

“Self-defense vs. turning the other cheek?” The Scripture that brings to mind this question is located in Matthew 5:39, when Jesus says, “I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.”  In explaining what is meant by this passage, one would…

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You Asked for It: Jesus in Physical Form

“Is it foolish to ask Jesus to appear in physical form again?”  I find this to be a very interesting question. Maybe we approach this question by looking at the Trinity. God the Father sent us His Son and when the Son ascended back to heaven, the Father and Son sent us the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit…

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You Asked for It: The Torah vs. The Bible

“What’s the difference between the Torah and the Bible?” The Torah can have a range of meanings, but it is most widely understood as the law of God that was revealed to Moses. It is recorded in the first five books of the Hebrew scriptures, also known as the Pentateuch. The definition of the word…

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