Archive for November, 2008

If I Could Turn Back Time

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Our sermon series on Mastering Our Money resumes with a look at three key spiritual principles for growing our prosperity.

These principles will surprise you! You’ve probably never even realized they are relevant to wealth management.

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This Is All Your Fault!

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Have you ever been told — or felt like it was implied — that Christians can’t feel sad or depressed or angry?

Would it surprise you to know that over a third of the Psalms, most of Job, plus an entire book — Lamentations — are all prayers that express anguish to God?

The writers of those texts were being honest. And they dared to bring their pain, frustration — their lament — directly to God.

This sermon looks at ways to reclaim the power of the prayer of lament. Listen or watch for a lesson that’s practical and life-giving.

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Crazy Love / Priceless

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

On November 16, we had the opportunity to hear from two of our students who are in seminary at Earlham School of Religion. Vivian Wyatt, our student intern, preached at the 9:30 am and 6:00 pm services, and David Zier at the 11:00 am service. This was a requirement for a preaching class they’re taking.

They both used the same scripture, John 12:1-8.

Do you consider yourself to be practical? That’s a good thing, right?

What if the Spirit moved you to do something impulsive, selfless, extravagant? Would you do it? Or would you restrain yourself, thinking you might look foolish?

Listen or watch to learn about crazy, extravagant expressions of love from the example of Mary.

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Five Steps to Financial Freedom

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

Last Sunday’s sermon was a tough one. We focused on the fact that, by any objective standard, we who live in the United States are fabulously wealthy. And with the wealth, according to Jesus, comes great responsibility.

So, how do we move forward? How do we make sense of that knowledge? Watch this sermon for some ideas that are thoughtful and practical, as we seek to live responsibly with the blessings we’ve been given.

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Sacred Trust

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Suppose someone knew a really important fact about your life or family background that was hidden from you. Are you the kind of person who would rather not be told? Or would you want to know the truth, no matter how shocking?

In this sermon, you will learn some shocking truths about yourself — and your status in this world. You will never again see yourself the same. But that’s good… because Jesus says truth sets us free.

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