What is the relevance of the Old Testament for Christians? Do we follow it? Why do we still think the Ten Commandments are valid, but we also eat “unclean” animals? If it made the Hebrews unclean to wear mixed fabrics, why can we? If we stoned people in the OT, why don’t we today? This […]
The second half of the beatitudes continues to present us with challenging truths. Jesus tells us to be merciful peacemakers who suffer well even when we are unjustly treated. It is incredible to look at, but in light of the life, death and resurrection of Christ – we see a new reality unlike anything else […]
The sermon on the mount is one of the most famous sections in all of the Bible. But, it is also one of the most challenging. Jesus opens the sermon with the “Beatitudes” or the supreme blessings. However, what he says is incredibly counter-cultural and counter-intuitive. Is it really true that the spiritually poor are […]
At the end of 2 Corinthians – Paul, after writing boldly to correct and challenge the Corinthians – encourages them to rejoice and live at peace with one another. How do we balance direct, bold, challenging authority with love, joy, peace and restoration? In this sermon, we look at the heart of rejoicing in light […]
Love is an interesting concept. We all desire it, but there is some confusion as to what exactly love is. Is it an emotion? An action? Is it about happiness? How hard should it be? There are so many questions about the concept of love. In this sermon Mike presents a case for love from […]
Our world is full of “solutions” and ways to find “life.” It is overwhelming. From understanding controversial cultural issues, to complex political issues and all the way to the internal pressure (what is my life about?) life can be crushing. Christianity offers a better way – in this message we explore what it means to […]
In the letter of 2nd Corinthians, Paul is writing to a difficult church. His strength and direction come from having a sole focus on God. He tells the Corinthians to look at God. In fact – this is the very thing Jesus calls us to do – to watch and follow him. What does this […]
Money can grip us in a powerful way, whether it is the promise of joy, security, possessions or hope, or the grip of debt and unmet expectations. The Bible actually tells us that money cannot satisfy us, and if we look to it, it will enslave us. How do we get free from the love […]
God alone can change our hearts for good. And he wants to put great things into all of our hearts, but, how exactly does that happen?
Jesus became poor to make us rich in life. We are called to do the same. So, what does that mean for us?
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