The Beginning of The Story - The Story Week 1

Today is the Beginning of The Story!   This series is one of the best ways to go through the Bible.   We'll be focusing on the events through history that make up God's story - the story told in the Bible by over 40 writers inspired by God to write down what they have learned for us so that we know what God has done, what he is doing, and where he is taking us.   Wouldn't you like to know what the God of the universe is up to?  Wouldn't you like to know how history, philosophy and religion all resolve?  You can know this, it's what the Bible tells us, from Genesis to Revelation.  You know what else?  You are invited to play a part of that story!

This series is based on a Bible reading plan called "The Story" and you can follow along with your own Bible or use the curriculum called the story.   The curriculum is excellent, so especially if you are new to reading the Bible, it's a great way to do it.  Most of it is just the NIV translation put in novel form so you can read it easily.   You can find it and more related curriculum on our resources page.

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We Have A Story - Everything We Need, Part 6

Our series concludes today with a final look through 2nd Peter - it's called "Everything We Need." Today's message is called "We Have A Story"  Are you sure you have everything?  Peter tells us we do.  The main passage used in this message 2 Peter 3:14-18.

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Our Avenger and Judge - Everything We Need, Part 4

Our series continues today with a look through 2nd Peter - it's called "Everything We Need." Today's message is called "Our Avenger and Judge."  Are you sure you have everything?  Peter tells us we do.  The main passage used in this message 2 Peter 2:10-22.

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Beware of Fake News - Everything We Need, Part 3

Our series continues today with a look through 2nd Peter - it's called "Everything We Need."  Today's message is called "Beware of Fake News."  Are you sure you have everything?  Peter tells us we do.

The main passage used in this message 2 Peter 2:1-9.

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Easter Sunday 2017

 

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Christianity didn’t start because people believed and liked the teachings of Jesus.  Christianity began because of something people saw –a resurrected man named Jesus.  Christianity is a faith that is founded on this event.  Want to know Jesus?  Start at the resurrection. 

Our sermon today is an Easter sermon from John 20, where we invite you to re-engage with Jesus.  

Some notes from the message:

A necessary definition:  

Untermensch |ˈo͝on(t)ərˌmen(t)SH|  - noun (plural Untermenschen |-ˌmenCHən| ) 
a person considered racially or socially inferior.

From this article quoted on the show:

Tom Holland in The New Statesman:  Why I Was Wrong About Christianity

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/religion/2016/09/tom-holland-why-i-was-wrong-about-christianity

The True Celebrity - Palm Sunday

There is one true celebrity –it’s Jesus Christ.  He needs to have our regard in every way – but we should be encouraged – to him, there are a lot of celebrities – and that includes you.  You are famous in heaven!  It’s true.

Palm Sunday reminds us that Jesus has a bigger agenda than we do – and his agenda is right.  He is the true celebrity and deserves all of our regard.   So we’ll get into that today from Matthew chapter 21.

The Freedom of Self-Control - Modern Faith 11

Self-control is the key to unlocking freedom in your life.  Maybe that sounds backwards, if you want the freedom to just do whatever you want.   But just doing whatever we want leads to tyranny and anarchy and destruction, even in any personal sense.   But self-control leads to making good decisions and putting the right priorities in the right order in our lives.  The result of doing that is great freedom.  Self-control is our subject as we conclude our series today on the Fruit of the Spirit called Modern Faith on the Cultivating Ethos program, right here on AM 1210, KPRZ, the Christian station.

Today is the final message in our series on The Fruit of the Spirit called Modern Faith.   The subject is Self-Control and our main passage is 1 Corinthians 9:24-27.