Ministry World Sermon

How do we the church care for a world that does not care about?

In this sermon we discuss how the Church has been strategically placed on the outside of our culture to bring peace and prosperity (ie: shalom) …

One God Sermon | photo: CreationSwap.com

Missional Living Series Part 6 | God is One: Missional Essentials By Spencer Boersma Text: Mark 12:28-34 This part in our Missional Essentials series goes back to basics: Christianity believes in one God not many gods, monotheism not polytheism. It is a truth that has become obvious to us, so obvious that we forget why…

Sermon: Repentance | photo: creationswap.com

The word repentance has become unfashionable, faux pas. Why is this? It is probably because Christians have consistently misunderstood what it means and who it is for. Instead, repentance has been used as an instrument for Christian to relate to non-Christians from a position of power, privilege, superiority, and comfort.

When this happens the church begins to look all too human, helping only those that help it, opposing those that oppose it, neglecting those that are worthless to it.

However, when we look at how John the Baptist and Jesus preached repentance and for whom, we find that repentance is something that calls the church – the church first! – to powerlessness, calling the church to love freely, not for self-advancement.

Living this powerlessness and grace is what awakens people to the kingdom of God that has come near to them, as Jesus gives his gospel presentation in the “beatitudes,” the founding values of God’s nation

Use Your Gifts | Missional Living | photo: creationswap.com

We are never to treat those who have yet to respond to Gods love as projects we are to do our best to see them from Gods perspective. This may mean we move form knowing them to like them to loving them. But in that time we must be open to how God wants to respond to the world around us, this means we need to listen and see how God is moving around those He has invited us to connect with…

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John 1: 1 – 18; Phil. 2:1 – 11; John 20: 21

The word “Incarnational” is not found in the Bible but it definitely defines what Jesus did for us. The latin meaning of the word is, “In the flesh”. And we can see in John 1: 14 in the Message version, that Jesus became flesh and blood and moved into the neighborhood.

Imagine Jesus living on your street or in your town – the fact is, He is there. He is there because you are there and Christ lives in and through us. So how can we live just like Jesus did and make an impact for our culture and world, take a look at some of these passages and the insights they give to us, its not that hard really, it might surprise you…

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