The Gospel According to Paul, part 5: Stuck Together

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In this message, Jake reminds us that as Christians, the Lord has unified all of us through himself and the Lord also has urged us to put every effort towards fostering unity among the body. A timely message for today as we are barraged by workings in our world which attempt to divide and to isolate us from one another. Thank God, we are stuck together as the body of Christ and called to grow together!

The Gospel According to Paul, part 4: The Violin Player And The Dark Powers

As Christians, we have a tendency to think being a follower of Christ is about toughing it out with clenched fists as we try to be perfect and keep the dark powers at bay. A life driven by fear. What if I told you there was another way? What if I told you these dark powers and our desire for perfection has been nailed to the cross? In this message, Randy Harris reminds us of Paul's words to the Colossians which speak truth for us today. We are called to give up fear and to play along to the music of God's grace knowing the victory is won!

The Gospel According to Paul, part 3: When Empty is Good News

What if we strove to think the way Jesus thought? This message explores the beautiful, upside down nature of the Gospel. A radically inclusive Gospel about a crucified Messiah who empties himself by taking the form of a slave in order to unify all people. Even more, this Messiah invites us to spend our life becoming who he has pronounced us to be: citizens of another world, the Kingdom of God.

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The Gospel According to Paul, part 2: Jesus: God's Yes

In this message, Randy Harris explores Paul's simplest explanation of the Gospel which is by no means eloquent. In view of Paul's own experience of failure on his missionary journeys across Asia, Paul shares news to the Corinthians that is Good for the sum of us who feel incompetent in this life. With two words, Paul reminds us of our need to rely not on ourselves but on the God who raises the dead.

Good With Money, Part 3: Enough Is Enough

One of our greatest struggles with money and stuff is a constant thirst for more. It shackles us and keeps money squarely in the “curse” category for us. The solution, although difficult to pursue, is straightforward and entirely achievable: contentment. In this message, we’ll explore the nature of contentment and some practical ways to cultivate it in our lives.

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Jesus, Monarch, Part 2: Heir Apparent

Beto. Trump. Capitalism. Affluence. Family. Ourselves. We love choosing kings. We're just bad at doing it. In this message, we'll explore the way our deepest needs are poorly met by the kings we often choose—and the way the're perfectly satisfied by only one monarch: Jesus.

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Jesus, Monarch, Part 1: Startled

What are your expectations of Jesus? No matter who you are or how much you’ve actually interacted with him, you probably have some. Maybe you expect him to heal you. Maybe you expect him to make you give all your money away. Or make you richer. Maybe you expect him to make you a better husband. Or less anxious. Maybe you expect him to act like Mr. Rogers. Or who knows—maybe you expect him to act more like President Trump. As we begin this series, we’ll find that Jesus has a way of defying our expectations, whatever they may be. And we’ll find that our response to that dissonance makes all the difference. 

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Still Breathing, Part 1: Taste And See

If you're like most people, new to church or experienced, reading the Bible can be, well, complicated. People say it's important to do, but doing it brings up so many questions.

- What is it, exactly?
- What's the deal with all the different parts?
- Why does it matter whether or not we read it?
- Isn't it old and out of touch?
- What do I do if I can't understand it?
- It seems boring. Am I reading it wrong?

These are all legitimate questions. Join us for this series as we seek out some helpful answers.

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