Sermons 2017

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Romans: Loving Well In A Culture Of Pain And Hardship

How do Christians love well? How do we show the world what we truly believe, really believe, that God is love? The world is dying for us to show love. Don’t get me wrong. Truth is important but truth without love is a noisy gong. GONG! GONG! GONG! Show me that you really love me, the world cries out. We all know this but how do we live it? To be very specific, Romans 12:9 says “Let love be without hypocrisy.” If we could just figure out how to honor Paul’s exhortation in this one verse, we wouldn’t have enough chairs in our churches. In this one statement we hold the secret to our goal and our greatest obstacle- love and hypocrisy. Love without hypocrisy is the secret to revealing Christ in community and culture. Show love. The obstacle? Hypocrisy. So Paul says, live consistent to your beliefs. We figure this out, watch how God transforms an irrelevant organization called the church into a vibrant relevant center of faith discovery and supportive community.

Over the following several weeks we will explore practical ways to express love in our church and in our culture through Paul’s teaching in Romans 12-16.

June 4 - Romans 16 - Paul Shows Us Why Series June 4 - Romans 16 - Paul Shows Us Why

The final scene fades out, the film overture fills in, and the credits…

May 28 - Romans 15:14-33 - A Ministry of Encouragement Series May 28 - Romans 15:14-33 - A Ministry of Encouragement

If you heard the words, “I want to tell you what I really think of you”,…

May 21 - Romans 15 - When Weakness Is a Strength Series May 21 - Romans 15 - When Weakness Is a Strength

I remember being young and feeling powerless. I used to feel weak. I attended…

May 14 - Romans 14 - Replacing Judgment With Love Series May 14 - Romans 14 - Replacing Judgment With Love

Romans 14 is the weaker brother/ sister passage. Paul is not implying that…

May 7 - Romans 13 - Loving The Government Series May 7 - Romans 13 - Loving The Government

We love the law when it catches the thief, but not so much when its red…

April 30 - Romans 12:9-21 - Flavor of Love Series April 30 - Romans 12:9-21 - Flavor of Love

Love—we want it bad! Our Spotify/Pandora/iTunes playlists are full of songs…

April 23 - Romans 12:1-8 - What it Takes to Become a Loving Person Series April 23 - Romans 12:1-8 - What it Takes to Become a Loving Person

We begin a new series this weekend - Romans 12-16- Loving Well in a Culture…