Real Women

This message looks at the wife’s role in marriage.  For this message Lance invited his wife, Suzanne, to come up front with him and discuss what submission looks like in marriage, how husband and wife work together as a team, etc.

Please forgive the technical glitches.  The recording volume is a bit jumpy.

Aliens From Planet Jesus

Probably the best way appreciate God’s instruction in 1 Corinthians 7:8, 25-35 is to you see yourself as an alien!  What Paul the Apostle says here runs so counter to our culture, it is hard to swallow.  Singleness is superior to marriage, the Apostle says, because it frees you up to serve God with fewer distractions.

It seems best in a series on relationships to make this our starting point, to remember that marriage is temporary (there is no marriage in heaven, Jesus said) and that this life is preparation for eternity.

When to Expect Christ

One of the most fascinating predictions in the Bible is the “70 weeks” prophecy in Daniel 9:24-27.  In this prophecy God reveals the timing of Christ’s first coming and even mentions his death–500 years ahead in advance!  In Luke 19 in the New Testament Jesus comes riding into Jerusalem on a donkey (fulfilling Zechariah 9:9) and presents himself as Israel’s King.  And while many people rejoice and proclaim his greatness, the religious leaders reject Jesus.  Within a few days, so would the crowds.

Jesus expected Israel to be expecting him.  He laments that his people rejected the very thing that would bring them peace: Jesus.  He expected them to take the prophecy of Daniel 9 seriously.  In fact, God judges Israel (with the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple in AD 70) for not acknowledging the time of Christ’s coming.

Giving Thanks in All Circumstances

This message looks at the exhortation in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 to give thanks in all circumstances.  Christians should give thanks for God’s provision of material and spiritual blessings, obviously, but what about things like traffic, sicknesses or suffering?  Paul the Apostle goes on in Romans 5:3 to say that we rejoice in suffering.

For a reason.

In this sermon we will find out how we can be thankful to God even in tragedy.