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?
Is it possible to be severely in affliction and in extreme poverty, yet be described as having an “abundance of joy” and as “overflowing in a wealth of generosity?” The Bible says yes, but how could this possibly be?
We are saved from our sins by grace alone, through faith. So what is the role of holiness and righteousness in light of these truths?
Jesus makes us new creations. How does that work? What does that mean?
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