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Sermons on Living Our Faith

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Peace, Not Tolerance

In order to achieve peace, we often compromise. Even though we don’t agree with someone’s viewpoint or actions, we tolerate it because we want to keep the peace. We tolerate our circumstances, but we aren’t content in them. True peace comes from God, from immersing ourselves in his promises and knowing that his love for…

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Joy, Not Pleasure

When our favorite sports teams win, we celebrate. When we complete a major project, we are ecstatic. As we monitor our bank accounts, we find satisfaction when we see the amounts increase. These experiences are full of happiness and pleasure. But we don’t have to feel happy and pleased to experience joy. Joy comes from…

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Love, Not Lust

The world uses “love” as a term to describe how we feel about everything from food to TV shows to other people. In this context, love is conditional; our feelings of love change based on circumstances and what we think about these circumstances. They are often feelings of lust, desiring after a person based on physical attraction. The love that Jesus has for us, that he showed us on the cross, is never-failing. This unconditional love is what we strive to show those around us. Sermon Text: Galatians 5:16-26

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Change Agents for Christ

A church building may exist at a specific mailing address, but the Church doesn’t end when the property line does or after Sunday services. You are not only a recipient of reconciliation but an ambassador of Christ, to seek and save the lost. As we build relationships with family, community, culture, and even strangers, the…

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What if…We Worshiped Without Shame

What do you worship? In order to truly determine what you worship, you have to consider those things that you put first in your life. We’re always worshiping something. The only one we can worship without shame is God. Just like the people in the streets of Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, we can worship God…

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The Stuff We “Need”

It’s so easy to get sucked into comparing ourselves with others. We try to have all the latest-and-greatest, strive to be the best, try to gain power, and ignore the fact that we’re attempting to fill a God-shaped void with earthly things. What we really need is God’s love and forgiveness, which we have through Jesus. 1 Timothy 6:6-10

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The Gospel Made Me Do It

Because of the gospel… From the early days of Christianity, followers of Christ have been known for doing good, serving the least of these, and loving our neighbors. Because of the gospel, in a world where people are treated as commodities or as opponents, we will dignify all people by seeing them as image bearers…

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Generosity in Sacrifice

Jesus sacrificed everything for us. Because of his death and resurrection, we are assured forgiveness of sin and eternity in Heaven. Worship is our opportunity to thank God for His sacrifice for us. God doesn’t need your money, but He wants your heart. We don’t give to God because we feel guilty or because of a mandate; we give to God out of thankfulness and appreciation for all He has done for us. Giving money and time to God is worship. Romans 12:1-2

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Generosity in Hospitality

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs explains that humans need to have physical needs met, feel safe, and have a sense of belonging to ready themselves for learning and engaging in activities that benefit others. This is exactly why hospitality is so important. Hospitality includes greetings, food, drink, and conversation. But it’s much more than that. The most important aspect of hospitality is how guests feel and what they take away when they leave. We show hospitality to others through serving them at church and in our community because of Christ’s example of hospitality in our own lives. Hebrews 13:1-3