Sermons

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Julie Andrews once trilled, “Begin at the beginning, it’s a very good place to start.” When speaking about people progressing from no faith or hostile to faith, we must begin orienting ourselves in relation to God. We have to speak of sin, but even before that comes a word of grace.

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We Can’t Take the Bible Literally

Many claim the Bible is historically inaccurate at best, and oppressive to certain peoples at worst. Because of this Christians shouldn’t take the Bible to be as authoritative as they do. This sermon points out the need to allow God to contradict our wills in order to be a truly personal relationship.

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Science has Disproved Christianity

Stories of creation, miracles, and the resurrection are all things the modern day atheist have trouble believing. In fact, much of science and atheism tells us we must reject belief in God in order to be thinking people. This sermon contends that one does not need to cease thinking to be a Christian, rather Christianity has an orderliness and rationality to it.

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Christianity is a Straitjacket

Imagine the Riders coach threw out the rulebook and told the players to just do what feels good to them on the field. Is there any validity to the claim that Christian faith practice is a straitjacket? What does it mean for us to put on Jesus easy yoke and learn from him?

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A Loving God Sends People to Hell?

From the culture’s standpoint, the doctrine of hell is one of the most difficult to understand and accept. It seems to distinguish between people (inequality) and calls into question the love of God. This sermon seeks to show that even hell is rooted in God’s love and human (bent) desire.

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A Good God Allows Suffering?

When we are told that God is both good and powerful, it can be difficult to understand how suffering is allowed to continue. Is God not good or is he not powerful? This sermon offers a third option which results in the possibility of our suffering being redeemed.

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Aren’t All Religions Equal?

It seems arrogant, in our age of skepticism, to claim that ours is the true religion and everyone must convert to it to be saved. This sermon provides the rationale of Christianity which provides a unique hope not found in other faiths.

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Drilling Down

We are in the fight of our lives, but we do not do battle alone. God has power which he gives to us — not to beat the enemy into submission, but to stand firm in the love of God.

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Inseparable

Each week the people of God receives a benediction. This is more than a last word to wrap up the service, or even a sending of the church back into the world. The benediction is a spoken blessing which has power to shape those receiving it.

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