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Fully, Freely, and Forever: Forgiveness of Sins

Original Date: 
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Exodus 34:5-10 Fully, Freely, and Forever: The Forgiveness of Sins

Public Shaming
In 2013 Justine Sacco was a 30-year-old senior director of Corporate Communications at IAC. In other words, she was a PR person for a large internet company that runs websites like Ask.com and Urbanspoon. Over the holidays, she was flying from New York to South Africa to visit family.

God Has a Big Family: The Holy Catholic Church

Original Date: 
Sunday, July 9, 2017

Ephesians 2:11-22 God Has a Big Family: The Holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints

The Best God Joke Ever
Emo Philips is an American comedian with a bowl-cut hairstyle and a strange falsetto voice and child-like delivery. In his 1985 debut comedy album he tells a joke that in 2005 was voted the funniest religious joke ever. It goes like this:

Once I saw this guy on a bridge about to jump. I said, "Don't do it!" He said, "Nobody loves me." I said, "God loves you. Do you believe in God?"

The Paraclete: "I Believe in the Holy Spirit"

Original Date: 
Sunday, July 2, 2017

John 14:15-31 The Paraclete: I Believe in the Holy Spirit

What Jesus is Doing Today: Seated at the Right Hand

Original Date: 
Sunday, June 25, 2017

Various scriptures What Jesus is Doing Today: Seated at the Right Hand of the Father

Pledge of Allegiance
Today we are going to continue our study of the Apostles’ Creed. Since Easter, we have been going through this short confession of faith that Christians have been reciting together for centuries.

The Strangest Part of the Creed: He Descended into Hell

Original Date: 
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Various Scriptures The Strangest Part of the Creed: He Descended to the Dead

The Familiar
Today we are resuming our series working through the Apostles’ Creed.

The Fifth Prefect: Suffered Under Pontius Pilate

Original Date: 
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Matthew 27:11-26 *The Fifth Prefect: Suffered Under Pontius Pilate *

The Creed
We are doing a series of sermons based on the Apostles’ Creed. Since Easter, and going to the middle of July, we are going line by line through this ancient confession of faith that has been used by Christians across the centuries and across the continents.

So before I begin, I’d like to invite you to stand and we will confess our faith together:

Christians, what do you believe?

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

His Tomb Was Borrowed: Crucified, Died and was Buried

Original Date: 
Sunday, June 4, 2017

Matthew 27:57-61 His Tomb Was Borrowed: Crucified, Died, and was Buried…On the Third Day He Rose Again

The Creed
Once again, we are continuing in our study of the Apostles’ Creed. The Creed is an early summary of Christian belief. In fact, the word “Creed” comes from the Latin word “credo”, which means “I believe.” When we stand and say this Creed together, we are saying: 1) I agree, I believe these things are true; 2) I pledge, I stand with this God and reject all others; and 3) I trust, I give my life into the hands of this God.

Why the Virgin Birth Matters

Original Date: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Luke 1:26-28 Why the Virgin Birth Matters: “Conceived by Power of the Holy Spirit and Born of the Virgin Mary”

The Fundamentals
The end of the 19th Century and beginning of the 20th Century was a time of great scientific progress and optimism. The theories of Charles Darwin were taking hold, great technological achievements (like the light bulb and the telephone) were being made, and belief that humanity could unlock all the mysteries of the universe was high.

ICHTHUS: Jesus Christ, God's Only Son, Our Lord

Original Date: 
Sunday, May 7, 2017

Matthew 16:13-18 ICHTHUS: Jesus Christ, His Only Son, Our Lord

A Familiar Symbol
When Christianity started, the dominant culture was not always friendly toward it. After all, it was the Jewish Authorities that wanted Jesus dead, and it was the Romans who killed Him. Neither group was particularly excited about the notion that Jesus had come back to life.