Choosing Love

The First Step
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Scripture: Romans 7:14-20; Genesis 6:5-8 This Sunday in our sermon series, Hidden Angels, we will be discussing how God expects Christians to treat those who have addictions to substances like alcohol and drugs. You are probably aware that we are living in a time with unprecedented levels...

The Power of Knowledge
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Scripture: Daniel 1:1-17 This Sunday in our sermon series, Hidden Angels, we will be discussing how knowledge has become the most important commodity in our world today. Our scripture reading is a reinforcement of that reality. The book of Daniel is a series of stories that talk about what...

Solitary
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Scripture: Acts 12:6-11; Genesis 39:19-23 This Sunday in our sermon series, Hidden Angels, we will be discussing the state of the prison system in the United States. In order to frame this discussion, we need to ask a fundamental question: is the purpose of prison to punish the person who...

Untouchables
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Scripture: Luke 4:38-41; Matthew 8:1-4 This Sunday in our sermon series, Hidden Angels, we will be discussing the how caring for the sick is something foundational to the Christian faith. Jesus was known as a healer during his time. There are literally dozens of stories of Jesus performing...

32 Lessons of the Early Church
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  For the last sermon in our sermon series, Church and State: The Rise of Early Christianity, I spoke about the 32 lessons we learned over the last year from the early church overcoming obstacles. Those lessons were hung on the ceiling of the Sanctuary, mimicking Augustine’s...

Augustine
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Scripture: Luke 22:39-46, Matthew 10:26-33 We have come to the last sermon in our series, Church and State: The Rise of Early Christianity. We have been talking about the story of the early church for the past 11 months and this Sunday we are going to close it all out. Last week we talked...

Tertullian
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Scripture: Matthew 5:38-45; Mark 13:9-13 This week in our sermon series, Church and State: The Rise of Early Christianity, we are talking about the church father Tertullian. He was born in Carthage around 160 A.D. and was the recipient of an incredible education. It wasn’t until...