In the first chapter of Mark Jesus explodes on the scene, in control of every situation, demonstrating his divine authority over sin, Satan and sickness. And in 45 short verses he is more famous than the Beatles. How does his Lordship affect our lives today?
Three nails fixed Jesus to the cross, two through his wrists, one through his feet. On the cross Jesus suffered the wrath of God for us sinners. God punished Christ in our place. Jesus died, was buried and raised the third day. And he appeared to hundreds of people after his resurrection.
In 1 Corinthians 15 Paul the Apostle summarizes the most core elements of the gospel of Jesus Christ to remind the Corinthians (and us!) of the work of Christ that saves us.
Palm Sunday marks the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, a sign of his divine kingship. The events that unfold during “Holy Week” in the New Testament books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John point to Jesus’ kingly–and indeed, divine–status.
The religious leadership of Israel rejects Jesus, but God doesn’t. Through his suffering and sacrificial death on the cross, Jesus acquires all the authority in heaven and on earth. This messages explores the depths of Jesus’ kingship in light of the religious leaders’ rejection–and what it means for us today.
Does the Devil really exist? Does he really tempt people to sin or disobey God? How do we resist and combat him then? This message looks at the most explicit “spiritual warfare” passage in the New Testament and gives some advice on what the schemes of Satan are and how to counter them.
To wrap up our series on relationships, Pastor Lance and Suzanne fielded questions on everything from disciplining your children to how you keep a marriage going through rough times to whether it is a sin for unmarried people to live together, even if they have had a child together.
This message looks at the relationship of parents and children in Ephesians 6:1-4 and assorted Proverbs. We look at the need for parents to instruct, correct and be the loving authority for their kids.
This message focuses on the importance of Bible reading, and more than that, the delight of Bible reading. God-honoring relationships should be rooted in a love of God’s Word, since it is God’s revelation of himself and his will for us. What we often miss is the fact that the Bible is a delight! Hopefully this sermon will inspire you to read it and see for yourself.
In this message we look the seven “commandments” of dating. They aren’t actually commands from the Bible, but amount to seven wise practices derived from biblical principles.
The Bible says nothing about dating. Directly.
So how do we honor God with our dating? We discover principles in the Bible that we can apply to dating and relationships. This message seeks to uncover four principles that will guide us.
Mixed marriages are dumb. Not the kind where black people marry white people, but the kind where followers of Jesus marry people who don’t follow Jesus. Mixed dating is dumb, too. If it’s foolish to marry someone who hates your God, it’s foolish to date them, too.
And since choosing a spouse is the second most important decision you will ever make (after choosing to follow Jesus), it’s a pretty important discussion.
But why does one’s religion matter so much in choosing a mate?? This message seeks to address this crucial question.