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Dialogue: The Necessity of Prayer

Sermon Podcast Audio  Your browser does not support the audio element. Prayer Defined We are kicking off a brand new series of messages we are calling “Dialogue: Recovering the Lost Art of Communicating with God.” Over the next several weeks we want to take a look at how we communicate with God. I think we all bring certain thoughts and ideas about prayer with us, things we have been taught or have heard through the years, passages of the Bible…

Unexpected Restoration

Sermon Podcast Audio  Your browser does not support the audio element. Introduction Today we wrap up our series called, “Unexpected: What You Never Saw Coming.” Over the last few weeks we have been looking at moments from the resurrection of Jesus forward. What Jesus did and how we respond can often catch us off guard, just as it did for the disciples back then. It’s not what we expect to see or happen. Today we will look at what happens…

Unexpected Encounter

Sermon Podcast Audio  Your browser does not support the audio element. Introduction Today I have the privilege of teaching from one of my favorite stories about Jesus.  And that’s a pretty BIG statement given all the stories about Jesus in the Bible.  I mean, whether you’re a Christian or not, the stories of Jesus in the Bible are rather incredible; they tend to draw you in and make you want to know more about this man and his miracles.  He taught with such wisdom. …

Unexpected Doubt

Sermon Podcast Audio  Your browser does not support the audio element. Introduction We are at the beginning of a new series we kicked off last week called “Unexpected: What You Never Saw Coming.” For four weeks we are going to be looking at the period of time right after that first Easter Sunday to see how everything that Jesus did during this period was totally and completely unexpected. Last week, we looked at the resurrection of Jesus and how everyone was…

Unexpected Life

Sermon Podcast Audio  Your browser does not support the audio element. Surprises Do you like surprises?  Okay, how many of you are normal and don’t like surprises?  I don’t. My family and the staff here at church will tell you that I can be a little bit of a control freak and surprises are one of those things I have no control over and therefore I don’t care for them too much. And for me, it doesn’t matter if it…

God is Missional

Sermon Podcast Audio  Your browser does not support the audio element. Introduction  Today we are going to conclude our series called “God Is.”  We have loved hearing stories from some of you about how your view of God has been stretched and deepened as a result of these messages.  While I say today is our final message in this series, by no means have we preached an exhaustive list of the character traits of God… after all, we never even taught about…

God is Gracious

Sermon Podcast Audio  Your browser does not support the audio element. Introduction We have been in a series called “God Is…” where we have looked at a lot of different verses in the Bible that help us to better understand the various aspects of God’s character. Our goal is to make sure we see God, not as we want him to be, or maybe as we have always thought him to be, but as he truly is. We only know…

Unexpected: What You Never Saw Coming

Have you ever been around someone who has told you a story more than once. In fact, it might be that you have heard it so often that you could tell the story yourself! If the story was meant to be funny, you probably don’t laugh after you’ve heard it the first time. And if the story is moving, you might even become a little numb to the emotion of it by the third or fourth time you hear it.…

God is Jealous

Sermon Podcast Audio  Your browser does not support the audio element. Introduction  I’m so excited to continue our series describing who God is.  Long before we began this series, when we were only in the planning stages — I was fired up to teach you all about this character trait of God.    And the reason I wanted to teach on this topic is because it’s a hard pill for many of us to swallow.  It’s one of those character…

God is Holy

Sermon Podcast Audio  Your browser does not support the audio element. Introduction We are in the middle of a series of messages where we are trying to fill in the the blank, “God is                 .” Our goal is to deepen our understanding of who God is. When we deepen our understanding of who God is, this results in a response. We cannot come face to face with God and just walk away from it. God is not some benign force…

God is Sovereign

Sermon Podcast Audio  Your browser does not support the audio element. Introduction Have you ever stopped to think about why you are where you are and what brought that about? Was it dumb luck or was God involved somehow? To be up front, I can tell you that as an eight year old boy growing up in southwest Arkansas, I never, not once, had the thought, “You know, when I’m 40, I’d like to be pastoring a church in Iowa.”…

God is Infinite

Sermon Podcast Audio  Your browser does not support the audio element. New Series called God Is Today it is my pleasure to kick off a new message series we’re calling “God Is.”  Now I know, some of you might already be feeling a little disappointed going from such a practical series as GetFit to one you expect to be so dry and boring.   But I promise this series won’t be dry and disconnected from the life you are living…