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  • The God of the Living

    November 17th, 2019  |  Season 19  |  17 mins 2 secs
    jesus, live for god, peter

    In our final week in our series, "God doesn't need you, but he wants you", we look at what it means to follow Christ with our life. Listen in as we follow alongside Peter during the arrest of Jesus and the moments after.

  • Pressure or Presence?

    November 10th, 2019  |  Season 19  |  20 mins 1 sec
    disciple, follow me, jesus, presence

    Why do Christians do "Christian" things? Jesus calls us to follow him, and many people have responded to the call. But do we respond to the person of Christ, or do we respond to a pressure of obligation, society, or culture? This week, we look at Peter and his responses to Jesus when he is first called by him.

  • Sitting Before the Lord

    November 3rd, 2019  |  Season 19  |  19 mins 16 secs
    1 chronicles, david, prayer

    Prayer is a foundational piece of the Christian faith. Why is it important? Why does it matter? This week, we look at David's prayer in 1 Chronicles 17 as a response to God's blessing upon him and his family.

  • God's House

    October 27th, 2019  |  Season 19  |  20 mins 41 secs
    blessing, david, house

    Do we need to build a house so that God can be present with us? David tries as much as a way to honor and bless God, but things don't go as he had planned. This week, we're in 1 Chronicles 17 with David and his desire to build a temple for God.

  • God Wants Humility, not Strength

    October 20th, 2019  |  Season 19  |  28 mins
    ark of god, david, humility, uzzah, worship

    A key ingredient of worship is the presence of God. But as a result, a second key ingredient to worship is how we respond to the presence of God. This week, we look at2 Samuel and David, Uzzah, and the bringing of the ark of God into Jerusalem.

  • Can God Use Me?

    October 13th, 2019  |  Season 19  |  20 mins 59 secs
    god wants you, joseph, serving god

    Joseph, the great-grandson of Abraham, makes it into the Hall of Faith in Hebrews 11. God obviously used him to accomplish good things. But can God use the rest of us to accomplish good things?

  • Trusting a God Bigger than a Box

    October 6th, 2019  |  Season 19  |  22 mins 38 secs
    abraham, isaac, obedience, sacrifice, want

    Sacrifices are never easy. The "heroes" of the Bible didn't have an easy time with them, either. This week, we dive into what God requires of us and how he provides for us as we look at Abraham and the unimaginable request from God to give up his beloved son Isaac.

  • The Sin and the Sinner

    September 22nd, 2019  |  Season 19  |  19 mins 25 secs
    noah, sacrifice, sin

    Noah is the story of recreation to fix the suffering in the world caused by sin. But the problem of sin in the human heart is a difficult problem to fix.

  • Made for What?

    September 15th, 2019  |  Season 19  |  24 mins 29 secs
    creation, genesis, image of god, need, purpose, want

    This week, we start our fall sermon series "God Doesn't Need You, but He Wants You." But does God really not need us? And if he doesn't, why are we here? What are we made for? We look at Genesis 1 and the creation of humankind to dive into that question.

  • Faith Like Abraham's?

    September 8th, 2019  |  Season 19  |  17 mins 37 secs
    abraham, faith, righteousness, robert moran

    Where do you see your faith in 6 months? So asks high school senior Robert Moran as he preaches on Genesis and Abraham's call from God while discussing his faith and his journey of growing in relationship with Jesus.

  • Get to the Back of the Line

    August 25th, 2019  |  Season 19  |  21 mins 51 secs
    children, first, greatest in the kingdom, jesus, last

    The disciples were trying to figure out who of them would be the greatest in kingdom of heaven. We look this week at Matthew 18 to see how Jesus let them know that they'd have to see the world a bit upside down if they wanted to be great.

  • Seeking God When You're in a Bad Place

    August 11th, 2019  |  Season 19  |  18 mins 49 secs
    depths, jesus, redemption, relief, sin, sorrow

    Life is full of difficulties: some wrought upon ourselves, some wrought upon us by others, and some wrought upon us by the realities of a broken world. This week we look at Psalm 130 and the plea to God for relief from the depths of life's troubles, as we learn how to wait hopefully and expectantly for that relief to come.