Sermons 2017

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Rascals, Renegades, and Radicals: The People God Puts to Work

God chooses all sorts of people to join him on mission. Read the Bible. It is full of all sorts of characters, whose flaws are put on full display for us to see. Though God doesn't prioritize screw-ups, he also strangely seems to use a full blend of character qualities in his service. There is no cookie cutter personality, body type, ethnicity, or talent pool serving as the default for God's choice to impact the world and move his kingdom forward. There is one phrase we must resist using as our excuse, "God couldn't use me, because I am ..." God's choice for leadership, while not random, is loaded with diversity. Again, read the Bible ... it is full of characters.

Aug 27 - Rascals, Renegades, and Radicals: The People God Puts to Work - Gideon Series Aug 27 - Rascals, Renegades, and Radicals: The People God Puts to Work - Gideon

If you've lived a bit, it doesn't take long to realize that life has a…

Aug 20 - Rascals, Renegades, and Radicals: The People God Puts to Work - Thomas Series Aug 20 - Rascals, Renegades, and Radicals: The People God Puts to Work - Thomas

Doubting Thomas. Not a great nickname for a disciple of Jesus, but this…

Aug 13 - Rascals, Renegades, and Radicals: The People God Puts to Work - Elizabeth Series Aug 13 - Rascals, Renegades, and Radicals: The People God Puts to Work - Elizabeth

This summer we have received an up-close look at the people that God puts…

Aug 6 - Rascals, Renegades, and Radicals: The People God Puts to Work - Peter Series Aug 6 - Rascals, Renegades, and Radicals: The People God Puts to Work - Peter

It is one thing to stand on the shore at Torrance Beach and dream of surfing…

July 30 - Rascals, Renegades, and Radicals: The People God Puts to Work - Paul's Motley Ministry Crew Series July 30 - Rascals, Renegades, and Radicals: The People God Puts to Work - Paul's Motley Ministry Crew

Last year, I saw the coolest thing at one of the millions of Redondo Beach…

July 23 - Rascals, Renegades, and Radicals: The People God Puts to Work - Paul Series July 23 - Rascals, Renegades, and Radicals: The People God Puts to Work - Paul

We know him as St. Paul; the first followers of Jesus to meet him knew…

July 16 - Rascals, Renegades, Radicals, and Remarkable Responders - Jonathan Series July 16 - Rascals, Renegades, Radicals, and Remarkable Responders - Jonathan

Are you able to rejoice when others succeed and you don't? How about when…

July 9 - Rascals, Renegades, and Radicals: The People God Puts to Work - Daniel Series July 9 - Rascals, Renegades, and Radicals: The People God Puts to Work - Daniel

You know that little feeling in the pit of your stomach when you know something’s…

July 2 - Rascals, Renegades, and Radicals: The People God Puts to Work - Rahab Series July 2 - Rascals, Renegades, and Radicals: The People God Puts to Work - Rahab

A radical is someone who affects the fundamental nature of something; it…

June 25 - Rascals, Renegades, and Radicals: The People God Puts to Work - Jeremiah Series June 25 - Rascals, Renegades, and Radicals: The People God Puts to Work - Jeremiah

Jeremiah was a rascal: outcast for speaking truth to power with his poems…

June 18 - Rascals, Renegades, and Radicals: The People God Puts to Work - Joseph Series June 18 - Rascals, Renegades, and Radicals: The People God Puts to Work - Joseph

God’s plan is to put people to His good work, whether you are a rascal,…