Archive for the 'Kingdom of God' Category

Everybody’s Searching for Something

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

What does your soul thirst for? Most of us could come up with a long list of things that would make us happy.

That’s part of the excitement of Christmas — it taps into that subconscious sense that maybe there is something out there, just waiting to surprise me, just waiting to be unwrapped, something that will quench this thirst in my soul.

In today’s Scripture, Jesus tells us a story about people like us –- thirsty people –- and how they finally found what they were looking for.

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Is Jesus Conservative or Liberal?

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

Some preach a conservative Jesus; some a liberal Jesus. What’s the truth?

The goal of every Christians is supposed to be to become more like Christ. So if you’re a Christian, and you were to see that Jesus was more liberal or conservative than you, would you be willing to change?

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My Reason For Being

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

Why am I here? What is the purpose of my life?

There is within every human a deep desire — instinctive and powerful — to discover the meaning of reality and then establish harmony, oneness, with that reality. We are, virtually all of us, deeply spiritual beings.

Jesus had a few things to say about that. This sermon examines another of His “Kingdom Parables.”

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The Power of Forgiveness

Sunday, November 12th, 2006

Think of the person who has done you the most wrong — someone who has wounded you deeply. Have you forgiven them?

You may say they don’t deserve it — and you’d be right. But your forgiving them is not for their good, it’s for you.

Listen for some radical — but essential — lessons on forgiveness.

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The Danger of Religion

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

This sermon continues our series on “the kingdom of God”.

Jesus tells a parable that compares God’s realm to a great dinner party. And the story has a shocking twist — you’ll be amazed at who attends the party, and who’s left out.

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Radical Makeover

Sunday, October 15th, 2006

We’re continuing our series on “The Kingdom of God”, a term which refers to “any place, any space, where God rules.”

In today’s scripture, Jesus invites us to look at the world from a radically different perspective — one of inclusion and grace, which is certainly not the way the world usually works.

Want to be part of God’s great movement to transform this world? Listen as we explore how that’s done.

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Joy at Midnight

Sunday, October 8th, 2006

We’re continuing to study “The Kingdom of God”, a term which refers to “any place, any space, where God rules.”

Is there any place in your life today where you feel defeated, a victim of circumstances, awaiting the inevitable?

If so, this week’s service is for you.

We look at two gospel passages — a parable, and a healing story — that can give us profound insight for allowing God’s power in to the places where we feel most defeated.

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The Secret of Success

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

This sermon continues our series on “The Kingdom of God”, a term which refers to “any place, any space, where God rules.” it was Jesus’ mission — and should be ours — to usher in the Kingdom of God. “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as in Heaven.”

So if that’s our goal, we’d better get really clear on what a space looks like when God becomes ruler. In two parables examined in this sermon, Jesus sketches a picture for us so that we will know what kind of changes should be going for in ourselves, our families, our workplaces, our churches, our world.

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The Problem With Planet Earth

Sunday, September 17th, 2006

Everywhere we look in this world there is brokenness and suffering — but it doesn’t have to be that way.

This sermon begins a new series about “the kingdom of God.” It’s a concept that we see throughout Jesus’ teachings, and it’s not about the afterlife, as you might think. It’s all about bringing the goodness of God to this life, here and now.

Listen as we look at how to turn the world around.

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