Archive for the ‘Christianity’ Category

“What is God’s Plan For Your Life?” July 23, 2017

July 21, 2017

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“The Trap of Misplaced Trust” < Click here to listen!

“Counterfeit, knock-off watches look like the real thing, but when people buy them, the fake gold plating fades, internal mechanisms break, and soon the watch stops completely. Has someone sold you a counterfeit relationship with God?”
Keynote Scripture: Isaiah 30

“You and Me and Zacchaeus” July 20, 2017

July 18, 2017

“You and Me and Zacchaeus” < Click here to listen!

“If Hollywood made a movie about Zacchaeus, Danny DeVito might be asked to play the role of this short man who made a ton of money. The plot? Jesus loved Zacchaeus even though no one else seemed to.”

Keynote Scripture: Luke 19

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“Where God Lives” < Click here to listen!

“We can never say it too often or too dogmatically: all that we are and all that we will ever be is a product of God’s grace!”

Ephesians 2

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“We’ve Always Done It This Way” < Click here to listen!

“Join us as we give thanks that God doesn’t play by religious rules. That’s why the kingdom of God is such incredibly great news!”
Keynote Scripture: Acts 10

“Your Money Is No Good Here”

July 17, 2017

“Your Money Is No Good Here” < Click here to listen!

“No humanly derived resources are accepted as valid currency in the kingdom of heaven. Religious currency is counterfeit money!”
Isaiah 55

“Giving With a Cheerful Heart” July 16, 2017

July 13, 2017

“Giving With a Cheerful Heart” < Click here to listen!

“We will discuss what the Bible says and what it doesn’t say about giving.”

Keynote Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:6-8

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“Greater Things” < Click here to listen!

“In one of the most startling promises he ever gave (John 14:12) Jesus told us that we will do even greater things than he did. What did he mean? What can be greater than opening the eyes of the blind or raising the dead?”

John 14

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“Grace Without Reservation(s)” < Click here to listen!

“Grace is the narrow road that leads to eternal life — it’s not crowded, it’s the road often not taken. Grace involves accepting God without any reservation(s). By contrast, the eight-lane religious freeway is bumper to bumper with people attempting to have a relationship with God on their own terms — it’s paved with good intentions, but it’s the highway to hell.”
Keynote Scripture: Romans 11

“Scandalous Grace” July 12, 2017

July 10, 2017

“Scandalous Grace” < Click here to listen!

“Join us for the first sermon of a two part series on grace. We examine the story of Esau and Jacob and what it teaches us about God’s scandalous grace.”

Genesis 25

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“Let the Party Begin!” < Click here to listen!

“The very idea of any kind of party, laughter, and enjoyment of life itself is suspect in some religious environments. However, the authentic body of Christ sings, dances and loves. It’s a Jesus kind of church! The Bible reveals God as the lavish giver, the life of the party and the Lord of the Dance.”

John 2

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“Love Without Limits” < Click here to listen!

“As humans we are plagued by shortages and limitations. God, however, is without limitation; his love will never be subject to some kind of “heavenly warming” effect that could threaten to diminish his “reservoir” of love. God will never run out of love, neither will he ever take it back once he gives it.”
John 13, Ephesians 3

“What Is and Who Is the Church?” July 09, 2017

July 5, 2017

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“God Really Likes You!” < Click here to listen!

“Our keynote passage (Rev. 21:1-4) provides a snapshot of the picture presented to us throughout this fascinating book. Revelation contrasts religion and authentic Christianity, depicting our relationship with God on the basis of his love, rather than on religious performance.”

Jeremiah 31, Revelation 21

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“The Master’s Voice” < Click here to listen!

“As the sheep of the Lord’s pasture he enables us to come to know his voice (John 10:4). How can we attentively listen for the voice of the Master?”

John 9&10

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“Living in the Lord’s House” < Click here to listen!

“God invites us all to “come on over.” His house is our house, his doors are wide open. Discover what it means when Psalm 23 tells us that we “will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.””
Psalms 23, Isaiah 53&55, James 4

“Citizens of Heaven” July 04, 2017

July 2, 2017
 “Citizens of Heaven” < Click here to listen!
“We will ponder what it means to be a citizen of heaven while residing on planet earth.”
Keynote Scripture:Philippians 3, Ephesians 6
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 “Freedom In Christ” < Click here to listen!
“Galatians 5:1 tells us that it is for freedom that Christ has set us free. In today’s sermon Pastor Greg highlights that freedom in contrast to the bondage of religion.”
Keynote Scripture: Galations 5:1
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Keynote Scripture: Matthew 5:43-45

“Citizens of God’s Kingdom” June 30, 2017

June 29, 2017
“Loyalty to country — faith in God. Are they one and the same? Many, in the name of Jesus, tell you they are. But kingdoms are in conflict — and the greatest conflict of all is that between earthly kingdoms and our heavenly kingdom.”
Isaiah 2, Matthew 22, John 14&18, Romans 13, Philippians 3
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“God-given Freedom” < Click here to listen!

“We can have political and economic freedom, but remain enslaved to false religion. Of all freedoms, freedom in Christ is the most cherished and prized of all.”

Keynote Scripture: Galatians 5

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 “Love Is Something We Do” < Click here to listen!
“Love Is Something We Do”
“As humans we learn to love by being loved — as Christians we are able to love others because God has first loved us. If we have not accepted God’s love, then we can do and do and do — and we will still never produce God’s love.”
1 John 4
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“Religion Gets Up God’s Nose” June 27, 2017

June 25, 2017
“Join Greg as he rehearses Jeremiah’s sermon (Jeremiah 7:1-11) given as people were going “to” temple (church). God told Jeremiah to tell those who were merely fulfilling their religious obligation to be inside the four walls of a “holy place” that they were having a religious experience but missing the meaning.”
Jerimiah 7, Acts 7
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“It’s one of the most incredible, stupendous things about God — he will always love you. There is no place you can go, no depth to which you can sink, no low place you can inhabit that would cause God to end his relentless pursuit of you. God will never give up on you!”
Exodus 3
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Keynote Scripture: 1 John 4:7-8

Grace Then

June 23, 2017

Jeremiah 7 …”23 but I gave them this command: Obey me, and I will be your God and you will be my people. Walk in obedience to all I command you, that it may go well with you. 24 But they did not listen or pay attention; instead, they followed the stubborn inclinations of their evil hearts. They went backward and not forward.”

Matthew 12:32 “Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.” Luke 12:47 “The servant who knows the master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what the master wants will be beaten with many blows. 48 But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. Romans 8:12 “Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. 13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.”