Choosing Love

Origen
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Scripture: Luke 15:11-32 This week in our sermon series, Church and State: The Rise of Early Christianity, we are talking about the church father, Origen. Whether you realize it or not, Origen had an enormous impact on the Christian faith. Origen is arguably one of the most prolific...

Perpetua and Felicity
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Scripture: Matthew 10:34-39; Acts 2:37-42 We are continuing with our sermon series, Church and State: The Rise of Early Christianity. We are in the fourth and final part of our sermon series. Each week we’re going to be examining the church fathers and mothers who made a contribution...

Irenaeus
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Scripture: Romans 5:12-14; 18-21; Genesis 3:17-19 This Sunday we will begin the fourth and final part of our sermon series, Church and State: The Rise of Early Christianity. We’ve gone through all of the letters and all of the gospels, so for the last part of this series we’ll...

The Final Cut
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Scripture: 2Peter 2:4-10; Jude 1:5-9 We have come to the last sermon in the third part of our sermon series, Church and State: The Rise of Early Christianity. This Sunday we will be reading from two of the oddest documents in the entire New Testament: Jude and 2Peter. These are the last...

I'll Speak for Paul
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Scripture: 1Timothy 3:1-13; 2Timothy 3:1-9 This week for our sermon series Church and State: The Rise of Early Christianity, we are discussing the changing role of women in the church towards the end of the first century. In the early years of the church’s existence, women were not...

Doppelganger
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Scripture: 1John 2:18-25; 2John 1:7-11 This week for our sermon series Church and State: The Rise of Early Christianity, we begin by discussing how the idea of the soul becomes part of Christianity. Traditional Christianity defines the soul as the spiritual part of the body, or the true essence...

The Birthplace of Purgatory
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Scripture: 1Peter 3:18-22; 4:12-17 We are back to our sermon series Church and State: The Rise of Early Christianity. The third part of this series is designed to tell you the story of how Christianity established its identity as a completely separate religion from Judaism. As we enter into the...

A Brand New Jesus
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Scripture: John 4:7-15, 5:1-18 We are back to our sermon series Church and State: The Rise of Early Christianity. We completed the second part of this series back in February where we were tracking the second generation of Christians who were transforming the church from 70-90 A.D. The bulk of...

Equilibrium
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Scripture: Genesis 3:1-7, John 20:1-20 Easter is upon us and I am amazed at how every year so many people come to celebrate Easter at our church. Even though Easter is known as a day where families make an effort to get together, I find it odd that Easter is the most attended Sunday of the...

Pride & Humility
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Scripture: Matthew 21:1-13; Luke 18:9-14 During the season of Lent, we are doing a sermon series called Seven, where each week we are examining one of the seven deadly sins and pairing it with its counterpart found among the seven cardinal virtues. Last week we talked about wrath and justice...