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Real Christians Really Look Forward to Christ's Return

Original Date: 
Sunday, June 24, 2012

2 Peter 3:3-14 Real Christians Really Look Forward to Christ’s Return

Maranatha!
There’s this thing that I say at the end of nearly every service, and often people will come up to me and ask me what it means. It’s the word “maranatha.” Today, I’m going to explain what it means and (more importantly) explain why I say it.

Real Christians Really Are the Church

Original Date: 
Sunday, June 17, 2012

1 Corinthians 1:1-3 Real Christians Really Are the Church

Real Christians Really Sin (and Confess It)

Original Date: 
Sunday, June 3, 2012

1 John 1:5-2:2 Real Christians Really Sin (and Confess It)

Brian Welch testimony
(Welch is the former lead guitarist for the heavy metal band Korn and a hardcore partier and drug user. In this clip he tells how love for his daughter and the faithful witness of some Christian business partners led him to Christ and changed his life.)

The Question
The Brian Welch story is a vivid illustration of just how great the redeeming grace of Jesus is. Even from the deepest depths of sin, Jesus can rescue and change.

Real Christians Really Read Their Bibles

Original Date: 
Sunday, May 27, 2012

Reading that led to a Failure to Read

When I was in college I qualified for a financial aid program called Work Study. It was a way of helping pay for school that required me to do jobs on campus. Since I was a history major, I applied for Work Study jobs in the history department.

Real Christians Really Pray

Original Date: 
Sunday, May 20, 2012

A Mighty, Mighty Man
My Freshman year of high school I went out for the school play. We were doing a comedy that year—more of a farce—that if I remember correctly was called Airline! It was sort of in the tradition of Leslie Nielson’s Airplane. A really dysfunctional airline with a very quirky assortment of passengers.

Real Christians Really Love People

Original Date: 
Sunday, May 13, 2012

Adventures in Conference Going
I’m going to tell you a story, but before I do, there are two things you need to know: 1) I know nothing about cars, and 2) I’m an idiot. Got that? I’m mechanically disinclined, and I’m not very bright.

Real Christians Believe the Real Gospel

Original Date: 
Sunday, April 15, 2012

1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Real Christians Believe the Real Gospel

This is a Football
Vince Lombardi is one of the most revered football coaches of all time. He coached the Green Bay Packers for 9 years and won 5 league championships, including the first two Super Bowls. In 2010 Broadway hosted a play about his life. The Super Bowl Trophy is named after him.

Real Christians Really Love God

Original Date: 
Sunday, April 29, 2012

Matthew 22:34-38 Real Christians Really Love God

Loving the Giver
Many of you are familiar with a book called The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. I know Jay has mentioned it in a sermon or two, and I know some of your small groups have studied it. Basically, the premise is that there are 5 ways that we all communicate or receive love: Words of Encouragement, Physical Touch, Acts of Service, Quality Time, and Gift Giving.