SERMON SERIES: & vol. 2
Truth is often a complex thing. Often the answer to the question, “Is it _______ or _______?” is, “Yes.” When we encounter this complexity, it can be easier to lean to one side of the divide or or the other. But if we’re going to be faithful to reality we need to become comfortable with the tension between seemingly divergent sides of the same truth.
In this series, we’ll dive into four two-layered truths and seek to do justice to these complex realities by offering unqualified thoughts on both sides of each topic.
PART 1: SLAVES & FRIENDS
Our relationship with Christ is complex. Are we his slaves or are we his friends? In this message we’ll explore how Jesus says both things are true—it’s not an “OR”; that it’s an “AND.” We are Christ’s slaves and his friends.
11/25/18 Speaker: Justin Gerhardt
PART 2: FOR GAY MEN AND WOMEN & AGAINST SIN
For a long time, the church has failed to love LGBTQ individuals well. That is not okay.
Today, mounting cultural pressure has many Christians turning a blind eye to what Scripture says about sexuality. That is not okay.
...Is there a third way?
12/2/18 Speaker: Justin Gerhardt
PART 3: ALREADY & NOT YET
Is the Kingdom of God, that is the reign of God, already here or has it not yet come?
In this sermon, we'll take a look at one of Jesus' parables and how it helps us to see that the Kingdom is Already & Not Yet.
Text: Matthew 13:33
12/9/18 Speaker: Justin Gerhardt
PART 4: HARDER & EASIER
It's hard to follow Christ, to take up your cross.
It's easy to follow Christ, to welcome the abundant resurrection life.
This week's sermon is foundational to any understanding of what life looks like for a follower of Christ. It's not just easy, and it's not just hard. It's both. It's difficult bliss.
12/16/18 Speaker: Justin Gerhardt