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Family Values or Kingdom Values?

Guest Speaker: Evie Telfer
Sermon Title: Family Values or Kingdom Values?
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 56:4-5: Mark 3:21, 31-35; 4:11-12; Matt 19:27-30

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In our culture, many of us experience Christian marriage and family to be under siege. The evangelical movement has responded by doubling down in defense of the family. Some of the unintended consequences of this have been the idolization of the nuclear family and the collateral damage it causes to single adult Christians. What if Jesus never intended to protect the biological family but to redefine it altogether? How might Jesus be calling the church to prophetically proclaim the Kingdom of God through his radical teaching of kinship in the family of faith? Listen as Evie Telfer (Messiah Village Residential Living Pastor) invites us to embrace Jesus' teaching and live out his Kingdom vision for the church.

Worship Resources:
sermon video (mp4)
sermon slides
June 23 bulletin

Money, Sex & Power (2 of 3)

Sermon Series: Money, Sex & Power
Sermon Title: Redeeming Sex
Scripture Reading: Matthew 19:1-12; Romans 1:18-25; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

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Nothing has been as divisive in the church and the broader culture today than issues related to human sexuality. Since the beginning of the sexual revolution in the mid-twentieth century, American society has idolized sex, and we're still seeing the ongoing fallout of a sex-crazed culture. If the church is ever going to offer a fresh Christian vision of sexuality, we must stop reacting, as well as conforming, to the world around us. In Redeeming Sex (2 of 3), Pastor David challenges us to see sex as a sacred gift for marriage and encourages those who are single to devote themselves fully to the work of the Kingdom.

Worship Resources:
sermon video (mp4)
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May 26 bulletin
small group discussion questions
Suggested Reading & Resources