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Cultivating & Letting Go (2 of 6)

Sermon Series: Cultivating & Letting Go | Lent 2019
Sermon Title: Be a Hen in the Fox’s Den
Scripture Reading: Genesis 15:1; Psalm 27; Luke 8:22-25; 13:31-35; 2 Timothy 1:7

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Jesus showed courage in the face of fear and opposition. Contrary to popular images of Jesus, he was not stoic, dispassionate, or timid. Instead, Jesus is brave and daring, his love is fierce. He called Herod Antipas a fox and likened himself to a mother hen who takes on danger to protect her young. Listen as, Pastor David invites us to cultivate the courage of Jesus and let go of fear, in a message entitled, Be a Hen in the Fox’s Den.  

Worship Resources:
sermon video (mp4)
sermon slides
March 17 bulletin

Peacemakers (4 of 4)

Guest Speaker: Shane Claiborne
Sermon Series:
Peacemakers: Living Peacefully in an Age of Outrage
Sermon Title: Blessed are the Peacemakers
Scripture Reading: Luke 10:25-37

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Jesus told a parable of a despised Samaritan who helped a person that had been beaten and left for dead on the road to Jericho. Jesus shared this story in response to the question: “Who is my neighbor?” It’s a powerful story that seeks to crack the stereotypes and prejudices that perpetuate an “us vs. them” mentality. As Shane Claiborne points out, we should be ready to do what the “good” Samaritan did, but we should also be willing to rethink the whole road to Jericho. Listen as Shane invites us to consider how Jesus calls his disciples to reimagine what it looks like to be peacemakers.

Worship Resources:
sermon video (mp4)
January 27 bulletin
small group discussion questions

Living with Joy

Sermon Title:  Living with Joy
Scripture Reading:  Matthew 6:19-34; John 10:10; 15:9-12; Philippians 4:6-8

Jesus said that he came to give us abundant life. He wants his joy to be complete in us. But what does that mean and how does that happen? And if Jesus offers us his life, why do many Christians continually live with fear, anxiety, and depression, instead of living with joy? In Living with Joy, Pastor David shares how we must discipline ourselves to abide in Christ and seek his Kingdom before everything else.

Worship Resources:
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July 30 bulletin
small group discussion questions

Whom Shall I Fear?

Sermon Title: Whom Shall I Fear?
Scripture Reading: Psalm 23:4; 27:1-6; Luke 8:22-25; 1 John 4:18

We are bombarded with news and messages today that appeal to a very primitive part of our brain (fight or flight); intentional or not, many of our leaders and mass media prefer we live in fear to boost their ratings or to keep us from the truth about what is really going on behind the scenes. And the Scriptures tell us that we have an unseen enemy who exploits our fears to keep us afraid and faithless. But God has made a way for us to overcome this immobilizing fear.

In Whom Shall I Fear?, Pastor David challenges us to resist the forces of fear that hold us captive and renders our faith in Christ useless. Listen to David and view the slides here.

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