Sermons from March 2018

Sermons from March 2018

Easter for Everyone: Why, Who, and How

Easter is a special time of year to remind everyone that we are welcome home into God’s family. In this message, we look at why Jesus came to earth, who Jesus came for, and different ways for how we can respond. Luke 19:1-10 tells us that Jesus came to seek and rescue lost people, while Matthew 9:9-13 tells us that Jesus came for everyone – especially imperfect, damaged, and unreligious people. And our response can be hostile, shallow enthusiasm, apathy,…

God Sex and Marriage: By God’s Design Marriage is Two Becoming One

In this series, we tackle the controversial topic of what exactly the Bible says about God, Sex, and Marriage. This week, we further discuss how marriage means two becoming one, and thinking of marriage as a covenant, not a contract. Ephesians 5:21 and Philippians 2:1-8 tell us that marriage is the making of one out of two through self-denial, service, accountability, and forgiveness.  And it is this type of transformative relationship that shows us marriage should not be thought of…

God, Sex, and Marriage: Marriage and Singleness

In this series, we tackle the controversial topic of what exactly the Bible says about God, Sex, and Marriage. This week, we further discuss what it means to be created, integrated sexual beings, and how that relates to being married and single. Genesis 1:27-28 tells us that being a “sexed creation”, or not sexless, is a good thing, and by having cross-gendered relationships (whether as a friendship or as a unique, selective romantic relationship), we deeply enrich our lives with…

God, Sex, and Marriage: Two Sexes: God’s Design. God’s Gift

In this new series, we tackle the controversial topic of what exactly the Bible says about God, Sex, and Marriage. In this opening message, we learn that it is a complex subject, but the important thing is to keep God as the foundation for how we determine our attitudes towards sex and marriage. We examine Genesis to learn that God is the designer and creator of sex and that He made two sexes. However, we live in a disordered world…