Choosing Love

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...

Wrath & Justice
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Scripture: Luke 7:41-50; Esther 3:1-6 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 lust and chastity...

Lust & Chastity
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Scripture: 1Thessalonians 4:3-7; Judges 19:22-30 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 greed and...

Greed & Charity
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Scripture: Luke 6:30-36; 1Timothy 6:6-10 During the season of Lent, we are doing a sermon series called Seven, where each week we will be examining one of the seven deadly sins and pairing it with its counterpart found among the seven cardinal virtues. Last week we talked about sloth and...

Sloth & Diligence
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Scripture: Matthew 20:1-16; Proverbs 6:6-11 During the season of Lent, we are taking a break from our Church and State sermon series. We will return to the third part of the Church and State series following our celebration of Jesus’ resurrection on Easter. Traditionally, Lent is a period...