SERMONS

 
 
AUDIO SERMONS
One of the most vexing questions when it comes to being a Christian is: What does it mean to live a holy life in an unholy world, and how do we do it? As Paul says in his second letter to the Corinthians, the Holy Spirit is remaking us from the inside out to be more like Jesus. We are called to live out that inner transformation in our daily lives, but exactly what that means and how that looks has challenged Christians and the church for 2,000 years. Through the middle portion of 1 Corinthians, chapters 5-10, Paul gets down to the nitty gritty with them and points the way for us. Through this series, we’ll look at several ethical challenges we face as well as work through the tension of trying to be holy in an unholy world.

Jul 14, 2024
A Holy Covenant (1 Cor. 7:1-16)
Marriage is meant to be a day-in and day-out reflection of what it looks like to be more like Jesus.
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  • Jul 14, 2024A Holy Covenant (1 Cor. 7:1-16)
    Jul 14, 2024
    A Holy Covenant (1 Cor. 7:1-16)
    Marriage is meant to be a day-in and day-out reflection of what it looks like to be more like Jesus.
  • Jul 7, 2024Body Image (1 Cor. 6:12-20)
    Jul 7, 2024
    Body Image (1 Cor. 6:12-20)
    Being more like Jesus means glorifying God in our bodies.
  • Jun 30, 2024Rules of Engagement (1 Cor. 6:1-11)
    Jun 30, 2024
    Rules of Engagement (1 Cor. 6:1-11)
    In an unholy world, how we disagree points the way to Jesus Christ.
  • Jun 23, 2024More Serious Than We Think (1 Cor. 5:1-13)
    Jun 23, 2024
    More Serious Than We Think (1 Cor. 5:1-13)
    As we seek to become 
more like Jesus, 
the problem of sin 
is more serious 
than we think.
It’s something we, as Christians, do every week, it’s a genre of music we listen to all the time, but what, exactly, is ‘worship’?  In 1 Corinthians 11-14 and 16, we learn not just what worship is but also what God intends for us in our worship of Him.  Worship is more than the music we listen to in our car, and more than just showing up to church on Sunday morning.  Through this series, we’ll see what it means to worship God in fullness and truth.

Jun 16, 2024
One More Thing (1 Cor. 16:1-24)
With our eyes set on the King and the Kingdom, worship becomes our way of life.
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  • Jun 16, 2024One More Thing (1 Cor. 16:1-24)
    Jun 16, 2024
    One More Thing (1 Cor. 16:1-24)
    With our eyes set on the King and the Kingdom, worship becomes our way of life.
  • Jun 9, 2024When You Come Together (1 Cor. 14:26-40)
    Jun 9, 2024
    When You Come Together (1 Cor. 14:26-40)
    Christian worship draws together the varied events and seasons of our lives, draws us together with other Christians, and with God.
  • Jun 2, 2024What’s Worship (1 Cor. 14:1-25)
    Jun 2, 2024
    What’s Worship (1 Cor. 14:1-25)
    Worship is our response to God's love made manifest in Jesus Christ.
  • May 26, 2024Most Excellent (1 Cor. 13)
    May 26, 2024
    Most Excellent (1 Cor. 13)
    In the Kingdom of God, love is the way.
  • May 19, 2024One For All (1 Cor. 12:14-31)
    May 19, 2024
    One For All (1 Cor. 12:14-31)
    Worship is at its best when the whole Body participates.
  • May 12, 2024All For One (1 Cor. 12:1-13)
    May 12, 2024
    All For One (1 Cor. 12:1-13)
    The difference between worship and other gatherings is the presence and gifts of the Holy Spirit.
  • May 5, 2024What We’ve Received (1 Cor. 11:17-34)
    May 5, 2024
    What We’ve Received (1 Cor. 11:17-34)
    The Sacrament of Communion reminds us what we’ve received and what we proclaim to the world: That it is by grace we have been saved through faith in Christ alone.
  • Apr 28, 2024Propriety & Christian Worship (1 Cor. 11:2-16)
    Apr 28, 2024
    Propriety & Christian Worship (1 Cor. 11:2-16)
    In this message, we learn what it means to worship God properly - as He would have us worship Him.
The most important, essential event and doctrine of Christianity is the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  In 1 Corinthians 15:14, “if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.”  Everything rises and falls on the resurrection of Christ.  Through this series, we’ll see how Scripture helps us explore the depths and wonder of the resurrection and why it’s not just essential to the Christian faith, but our lives as well.

Mar 24, 2024
Anticipation (Mark 10:32-34; 11:1-11)
Whether we are amazed or afraid, we can anticipate Jesus always leads the way.
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  • Mar 24, 2024Anticipation (Mark 10:32-34; 11:1-11)
    Mar 24, 2024
    Anticipation (Mark 10:32-34; 11:1-11)
    Whether we are amazed or afraid, we can anticipate Jesus always leads the way.
  • Mar 17, 2024Some Kind of Zombie? (1 Cor. 15:35-49)
    Mar 17, 2024
    Some Kind of Zombie? (1 Cor. 15:35-49)
    The resurrection of Jesus Christ provides all we need to know about the bodily resurrection of the saints.
  • Mar 10, 2024It Doesn’t Make Sense (Phil. 3:7-16)
    Mar 10, 2024
    It Doesn’t Make Sense (Phil. 3:7-16)
    The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is what makes sense of the here and now.
  • Mar 3, 2024This Changes Everything (1 Cor. 15:12-34)
    Mar 3, 2024
    This Changes Everything (1 Cor. 15:12-34)
    The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the seminal moment that changes our past, our future and our present.
  • Feb 25, 2024Dying & Living (Romans 6:1-14)
    Feb 25, 2024
    Dying & Living (Romans 6:1-14)
    Our addiction to sin is broken through our baptism into the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
  • Feb 18, 2024Of First Importance (1 Cor. 15:1-11)
    Feb 18, 2024
    Of First Importance (1 Cor. 15:1-11)
    The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the foundation, verification and confession of the truth of the Gospel.
One of the hardest things to embrace as a Christian, whether you’ve been walking with Jesus for a few decades or a few days, is how opposite the values and way of living of the Kingdom of God are from the values and lifestyle of our world and culture. One might say that Jesus lays out the vision and values of the Kingdom of God in the Gospels, and then the Epistles constantly call us back to it because we are so prone to wander from it. The truth is that the Kingdom of God takes the values and lifestyle of this world and flips it upside down, and there is no better example of how hard it is for us to accept this as Paul’s letter to the Corinthians.

Feb 11, 2024
30 Seconds (1 Cor. 4:8-21)
Series: Upside Down
The crown worn in the Kingdom of God is made of thorns, not gold.
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  • Feb 11, 202430 Seconds (1 Cor. 4:8-21)
    Feb 11, 2024
    30 Seconds (1 Cor. 4:8-21)
    Series: Upside Down
    The crown worn in the Kingdom of God is made of thorns, not gold.
  • Feb 4, 2024The Unexpected Virtue of Staying in Your Lane (1 Cor. 4:1-7)
    Feb 4, 2024
    The Unexpected Virtue of Staying in Your Lane (1 Cor. 4:1-7)
    Series: Upside Down
    Because of Jesus Christ, God does extraordinary things through our ordinary faithfulness.
  • Jan 28, 2024All Together Now (1 Cor. 3:1-23)
    Jan 28, 2024
    All Together Now (1 Cor. 3:1-23)
    Series: Upside Down
    A mature faith turns our understanding of being a disciple of Jesus Christ upside down.
  • Jan 21, 2024Not So Secret (1 Corinthians 2:1-16)
    Jan 21, 2024
    Not So Secret (1 Corinthians 2:1-16)
    Series: Upside Down
    We attain the glory of kings when we, through the power of the Spirit, search out the ‘secret’ wisdom of God.
  • Jan 14, 2024Crazy Talk (1 Cor. 1:10-31)
    Jan 14, 2024
    Crazy Talk (1 Cor. 1:10-31)
    Series: Upside Down
    The cross of Jesus Christ turns what binds us together upside down.
  • Jan 7, 2024A Resolution of Gratitude (1 Cor. 1:1-9)
    Jan 7, 2024
    A Resolution of Gratitude (1 Cor. 1:1-9)
    Series: Upside Down
    In a me-first world, a resolution of gratitude turns everything upside down.