Sermons

Become What You Are

Why do some people flourish and some falter? While we can’t put everything onto the home life, it has been shown that people who come from homes where they know they are deeply loved and supported tend to thrive in life. The same is true in the Christian life; by knowing that we are deeply loved by our Father we can go on to deeper depths experiencing God’s grace in our lives.

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Soul Flip

Salvation is not a status to be obtained, but an entry way to a whole new life. Similar to purchasing a new house, the next step is to inhabit it. Perhaps this means some repair or renovation projects. Maybe some of the old furniture no longer suits. Yet, we don’t renovate ourselves, rather we hand the keys over and trust the graciousness of the host.

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Pull a U-Turn

Becoming a Christian does not happen by accident. A person can’t become a Christian and not know it and a person can’t keep going in the same direction and arrive in the kingdom. To become a Jesus follower requires an intentional change of direction. But, even that course correction is throughly rooted in the grace of God.

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You Are Here

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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