“The Walking Wounded”

June 23, 2017
“The Walking Wounded” < Click here to listen!
“Jesus doesn’t break a bruised reed, nor did he extinguish a smoldering wick. He is our Great Physician who ministers to those who are at the end of their rope, those whose spirits who have been crushed — the walking wounded.”
Isaiah 42, Psalms 34, Matthew 12
“Forgiveness can be a difficult, painful subject because it involves some of the darkest places of our lives, while it can also be liberating and filled with joy because it can only be given by the Light of this world. We examine forgiveness and we consider what some mean when they speak of “forgiving God.””
Keynote Scripture: Romans 8, Isaiah 55

“What If God Was One of Us?” June 21, 2017

June 19, 2017
“Our sermon, based on Hebrews 2:5-12, considers our identity in Christ. As we focus on Jesus Greg recalls the haunting question posed in the title of the best record of the year in 1996. Was Jesus, as the lyrics of this song ask, “just a slob like one of us”?”
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“We never say that two people are “at” love — why do we say that two parties are “at” peace? Why not talk about being “in” peace? Join Greg to talk about the peace (shalom) of God, a peace that is not simply the temporary end of some negative external experience or relationship, but an eternal assurance of well-being that is a gift of God.”
John 14  , 1 John 1
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“Experiencing His Peace” < Click here to listen!

“God’s peace is not something humans produce externally. God’s peace is his gift given to us by his grace, and we experience it internally, in our hearts and in our souls.”

Keynote Scripture: Ephesians 2: 13-18

“A Father’s Legacy” June 16, 2017

June 15, 2017
“This week as we celebrate Father’s Day we consider the high calling of human fatherhood, and we give thanks for our gracious and loving heavenly Father.”
Ephesians 6
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“Our Father”

June 14, 2017

“Our Father” < Click here to listen!

“Fatherhood has fallen on hard times. This Father’s Day we need the viewpoint of God as self-imparting Father wholly devoted to those to whom he gives life.”

Keynote Scripture: Matthew 6-7, John 14, James 1

“What Is the Gospel? – Part 2” June 13, 2017

June 11, 2017
“The gospel of Jesus Christ is in its own league, entirely different from any and all religion. Our message invites you to discover why God isn’t interested in human attempts to “roll our own” gospel.”
Galations 2
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“In this first of a two-part series about the gospel, we learn that the gospel is more than what Jesus said and did. The gospel was and is who Jesus is. Jesus is the gospel, and the gospel is Jesus.”
Romans 1, 1 Corinthians 1
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Keynote Scripture: Galatians 3:1-3

“The unvarnished, ugly and unadorned truth is that morality based on religion outraged and offended by God’s indiscriminate acceptance of anyone other than its rituals, rites, routines and regulation.”

“He Loves Us More” June 09, 2017

June 7, 2017
“God’s unconditional love is refreshing and welcome news for all of us, especially as we live in an increasingly polarized, fragmented world. Greg talks about God’s grace, and why we have difficulty grasping and accepting it.”
Romans 8
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“Greg discusses religious innovations, teachings, traditions and interpretations about prayer and contrasts them with Christ-centered, relational prayer. Prayer is a critical part of your relationship with God.”
Matthew 6
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“The Ministry of Death — or The Ministry of Life?” < Click here to listen!

“God speaks to us, through Paul, in 2 Corinthians 3:6-8. We have a choice: dead religion — formulaic, the same-old, menu-driven spiritual rituals and ceremonies— or — dynamic, exuberant relational life in Christ? Which will it be?”

Keynote Scripture: 2 Corinthians 3, Hebrews 8, Colossians 2

“A Storm, a Ship and a Harbor” June 06, 2017

June 4, 2017
“Come with us on a journey — a storm, a ship that encounters the storm and the harbor that awaits the end of a turbulent voyage. It’s all about your relationship with God.”
Acts 27
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“Are you settling for religious bondage when you could have freedom in Christ? Are you choosing the mirage of safety in religion — or are you accepting Jesus, and the risk, as we humans might see it, of relationship with God?”
John 18
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John 8: 1-11

“What Are We Waiting For?” June 02, 2017

May 31, 2017
“Comedian Bob Newhart used to say, preparing his audience for his spoof of some event or practice, “it might have gone something like this.” Join Greg as he reconstructs what early Christians might have been thinking 15 years after the first Pentecost.”
Acts 1
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“Let the birthday of the church, the body of Christ, refresh you with a breath of fresh air from the Lord. Experience how God can clear the air. Let this be a time of renovation and renewal.”
Acts 2 & 3
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“The Power and the Glory” < Click here to listen!

“Pentecost is the key to mature Christian life lived by the Spirit. It’s at Pentecost that the disciples are given the power and the ability to give the real meaning of the resurrection of the Lord. In the power of the spirit we can truly be effective Christians.”
Keynote Scripture: Acts 2

“Holy Help” May 30, 2017

May 28, 2017
 “Holy Help” < Click here to listen!
“Jesus promised his disciples the Holy Spirit. That same Holy Spirit is available to Christians today. Be encouraged in today’s sermon that the Holy Spirit is there for you.”
Keynote Scripture: John 14: 15-21
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“This week Greg discusses what Paul means when he says that we should count ourselves as “dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus” (Romans 6:11). Greg contends that being dead AND alive is the centerpiece and core essence of our spiritual identity.”
Romans 6, Ephesians 2

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“Renewal for the Weary” May 26, 2017

May 25, 2017
“The Bible tells us God not only created the universe, he manages and maintains it with what we would describe as effortless ease. But many of us find ourselves perpetually tired. We are reminded we can exchange our weakness for God’s eternal strength.”
Isaiah 40
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“Reforming Grace” < Click here to listen!
“Reforming Grace”
“In order to be a Christian Martin Luther had to leave his church. It still happens today! Religion demands that you embrace its pills and potions, effectively driving many away from intimacy with God. Even though religious legalism is having its way with hundreds of millions, the good news is that grace will eventually put religion and all of its devices out of business.”
Keynote Scripture: Isaiah 57, Matthew 23, Acts 7
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“Forgiven of Things You Can’t Forget” < Click here to listen!
“Forgiven of Things You Can’t Forget”
“The woman on the phone couldn’t forgive herself of a secret — something she had done many decades before — she was sure God would never forgive her. Today we ask God to join us in our secret places, where skeletons of our past hound us.”
Keynote Scripture: Psalm 25