Sun, 15 July 2007
Reading: Luke 10:25-37
Direct download: 2007-07-15_Pastor-Twila-Schock_Go_Go-with-Mercy.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 7:45pm CDT
Sat, 14 July 2007
Many people think this command is easy to keep because they have never actually murdered anyone, but Jesus points out to us that in our anger, we “kill? each other every day. Every time we speak out in anger, whenever we act out in anger, when we intentionally hurt someone else – we are doing exactly what we’re told not to do. God knew anger was a problem and would always be a problem for us and so here he takes time to help us!
Direct download: 2007-07-14_Dave-Striepling_Tender-Commandments_But-I-Never-Killed.mp3
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Sun, 8 July 2007
Reading: Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
Jesus widens his horizon of ministry from 12 to 70 and then sends them out together, in pairs, into the mission of the kingdom of God. Followers of Jesus are to go out into the world together, discern where they can be effective and then serve whole heartedly.
To Know: We are a community called to serve.
To Feel: Each of us is called and gifted to serve.
To Do: Go serve together.
Direct download: 2007-07-08_Pastor-Scott-Hackler_Go_Go-Together.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:15am CDT
Sat, 7 July 2007
Contrary to popular belief, this commandment is not just for kids! While we are to honor our parents, those who are parents are called to also be worthy of honor. And this command – is the only commandment with a promise – it is the hinge between the commandments about our relationship with God and our relationships with others. Our lives hinge on how we deal with this commandment because in knowing how to honor parents – we learn how to honor others as well. Tonight will also not only talk about honoring, but will teach us HOW to honor as well. To Know: What it means to honor someone in God’s eyes To Feel: Called to figure out ways to honor our parents – and others in our lives. To Do: Choose today someone you need to honor and have a hard time honoring…then make a plan to start honoring them today!
Direct download: 2007-07-07_Pastor_Scott_Hackler.mp3
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Sun, 1 July 2007
Reading: Luke 9:51-62
Jesus is on the move and headed right through Samaria toward Jerusalem to his eventual death on a cross. Nothing is going to distract him. There are no excuses that he will make. We will focus on the cost of being a disciple of following Jesus.
Basic Focus: cost of discipleship; commitment
To Know: Following Jesus, as long as it means power, life, and basically getting what we want in this world, is easy. As soon as it involves sacrifice, not returning evil for evil, or loving those who don’t love us, it gets to be a whole different ball game. We tend to want to lash out and take the situation into our own hands, rather than picking up our own crosses.
To Feel: A sense of commitment to the kingdom of God and sharing the Gospel of Christ.
To Do: Stop making excuses.
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:04am CDT