Jesus creates unlikely friendships. He was the reason these men were enemies. And then He became the reason they were friends. We examine the relationships between Paul, Barnabas, and John Mark to see what we learn about Christian friendship, especially what it is capable of enduring.
How should we use the term “Christian”?
What will happen to the unimmersed on the Day of Judgment?
Why do we not come together for prayer gatherings in response to crisis like past generations did?
Our culture now values youth over age, even to the point of sending us messages that we must conform to youth or be left behind. We consider a biblical perspective on age, on interactions between generations, and especially on treatment of older generations.
As a followup to last week’s sermon on Traditions, we explore the mindset which leads to division and sectarianism…and the path toward recovery and prevention.
We explore 3 kinds of traditions: those built on biblical precedent, those which violate biblical precedent, and those which are neutral and should be flexible. What are the dangers which can come with all 3 kinds?
We cap off our series on how the Christian handles Memory by exploring what the weekly sharing of the Lord’s Supper teaches us about our memories. We examine the remembering of our Lord from 3 angles: His Story, My Story, Our Story.
The implications of life on the Vine of Jesus are exciting. The implications of NOT being connected to Jesus are startling. We explore the multiple aspects of this vine metaphor Jesus uses to describe the contrast of life in Him vs. "life" apart from Him.
One of Satan's strategies is to confuse us on who our real enemy is. If he could just get us to turn on each other, our army would be destroyed with the enemy suffering no real casualties. We discuss some ways this can happen.
Are we guilty of trying on churches in a way which resembles shopping for clothes or a toy? We discuss the dangers of church hopping, church shopping, and becoming passive members who consume without producing.