Do you think about yourself...a lot? Many of us would admit that we struggle with self-absorption, constantly focusing on ourselves. Our culture reinforces our self-absorption. Is there any hope? Pastor John opens up Matthew 6 to show us how through the Lord's Prayer, we encounter the Lord of the prayer. And when we do, surprising freedom follows.
Do you know what is the ascension of Jesus? Could you explain it to someone else? We don't talk about the ascension much, so many wonder if it matters. In this sermon from Acts 1:1-11, Pastor John show why the ascension matters for mission.
What do a wealthy Asian fashion dealer, a poor Greek girl who is hustled for her spiritual powers, and a working class ex-soldier have in common?
Give up? The answer is "nothing"! They are very different people, with nothing in common....EXCEPT, they are changed by the same Good News.
Pastor John opens up Acts 16 to continue our series "Church on Mission".
Pastor John kicks off our new series by talking about our missional God, how Jesus talked about himself, and a church that gathers but doesn't scatter. We apologize for the quality of sound on this particular video.
Phillip takes a look at people's mistrust of "the church" and televangelists with their money, talks about the common "Pit Bull" attitude when it comes to living day to day, and how the Gospel changes our relationship to our cash.
Guest preacher and church planter Darren Bennett speaks from Revelation on "Is Christianity a White Person's Religion". Starting with "Jesus is not white!", Darren takes us through the pain in order that we might find healing and hope together.
How could Christianity be valid when it is has not stood against injustice? How could the Christian faith be legit when Christians have participated in injustice? How could Christianity be true when it has even been used to oppress others? These are hard questions, but questions we must address. Pastor John opens the Bible to address these issues.
If God is good, does the presence of suffering mean that he cares but isn't powerful enough to do something about it? If God is powerful, does the presence of evil mean he could do something but he doesn't care enough to take action? Pastor John continues our series in Hurts, Hesitations & Hang-Ups.
"I'm spiritual, but not religious. Organized religion is just full of self-righteous people." Pastor John kicks off our new series "Hurts, Hesitations & Hang-Ups: addressing obstacles to the Christian faith" with a sermon on Bad Religion.