In our culture, a person is generally accepted by society based on the impressiveness of their educational qualifications, job titles and family reputation. Unfortunately, we transfer that faulty thinking to the church and assume that God only accepts us based on the impressiveness of our spiritual resumes. The good news is, that’s not the case […]
If you were to take a bird’s eye view of Paul’s letter to the Corinthians you would find that the Corinthians are divisive, selfish, Christ-dishonoring misfits. The Corinthians are guilty of sexual immorality, guilty of idolatry and guilty of believing false doctrine. The Corinthian Church is arguably one of the worst churches in the entire […]
The early church started with with a bang. The Holy Spirit showed up at Pentecost, filled the first Christians with power and they began to testify that Jesus is Lord. From there the apostles spread out preaching the good news, making converts and starting churches. In this sermon, Living Hope Location Leader, Trevor Nashleanas, preaches […]
One of the most common cultural misconceptions in our day is that good people go to heaven. By making unhealthy comparisons with others like us we come to the unhelpful conclusion that we are good people who can get better. The Bible teaches a different story. According to God’s Word, we are sick people in […]
The cultural perception of religion is that it ruins everything. Modern society tends to view religion as the cause of most of the world’s problems because religious people are hypocritical trouble-makers who force their outdated beliefs on others through intimidation, condemnation, force or oppression. Ironically, Jesus isn’t too fond of religion either. In fact, in […]
There are too many similarities between the world’s religions for just one of them to be right. God should just be happy if you’re whole-heartedly devoted to a god and a religion. A god who doesn’t accept everyone seems intolerant and exclusive. Chances are, these are statements you’ve either thought or heard, but do they […]
Discipleship is about learning to live in obedience to God through faith in Jesus Christ through intentional relationship over time. It requires that we not only know the Lord, but spend our lives helping others know him as well. Making disciples is our one objective. For more discipleship related content click here.
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