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Five Languages of Atonement (Romans 5:6-10)

Five Languages of Atonement (Romans 5:6-10)

Since “Atonement” is one of those words which may strike us as too theological to comprehend, the Bible gives us several “languages” which communicate what atonement means using scenarios we can relate to. We explore 5 of these languages: The Battlefield, The Marketplace, The Temple, The Law Courts, and Exile. And we ask 3 questions of each: Where does this language place me w/out Jesus? Where does this language place Jesus? And where does this language place me once I am in Jesus?

Enduring With Christ (2 Timothy 2:8-13)

Enduring With Christ (2 Timothy 2:8-13)

As part of our 2018 multilingual worship service, we had 3 brief sermons on 2 Timothy 2 - one in Korean, one in Spanish, and this one in English.

Relational Evangelism: Culture and Empathy (1 Corinthians 9:16-23)

Relational Evangelism: Culture and Empathy (1 Corinthians 9:16-23)

We continue our series on Relational Evangelism by exploring what Paul meant by becoming all things to all men in the context of sharing the Gospel. What can I do to bridge the culture gap with someone I'm trying to teach the Gospel to? And how can I avoid unnecessary offense, getting in the way of the message?

Jesus the Underdog (Matthew 2:13-23)

Jesus the Underdog (Matthew 2:13-23)

Have you ever considered all the forces that had to be overcome for Jesus to complete His mission? It is an unlikely story. And that's exactly why it is Gospel. And it's exactly why His victory is a message of hope for all of us.

The Psalm of the Cross (Psalm 22)

The Psalm of the Cross (Psalm 22)

Psalm 22 is one of the most vivid and detailed descriptions of the cross experience - what it meant for Jesus and what it means for us.

Revolutionary Subordination (Philippians 2:1-11)

Revolutionary Subordination (Philippians 2:1-11)

In this great Christ-Hymn of Philippians 2, we learn from Jesus that exaltation only comes because of humility. We walk through this text backwards to see the points that are being made to Christians in how they relate to one another.

Declared the Son of God (Romans 1:1-4)

Declared the Son of God (Romans 1:1-4)

The basics of the Gospel: how the resurrection declares Jesus as the Son of God

An Appeal Through Resurrection (1 Peter 3:21)

An Appeal Through Resurrection (1 Peter 3:21)

We explore the Bible's presentation of baptism as a confession, a statement of repentance, a prayer to God for a clean conscience, and as a participation in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.

Offensive Words of Evangelism (Acts 24:24-25)

Offensive Words of Evangelism (Acts 24:24-25)

The Gospel has an offensive core because it confronts strongly held views and demands a response. We certainly need to be sensitive to the listeners and not make the Gospel more offensive than it needs to be. But there are certain "trigger words" that will challenge the listeners. We look at a few of these "trigger words" in the Book of Acts - these being often offensive but still necessary.