Aug 24, 2014
The Heart of Worship
Series: None
In this sermon, Pastor Charles discusses worship in the context of Romans 12:1, where the Apostle Paul challenges readers to offer their whole selves to God as their "reasonable service," their "spiritual act of worship."
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  • Aug 24, 2014The Heart of Worship
    Aug 24, 2014
    The Heart of Worship
    Series: None
    In this sermon, Pastor Charles discusses worship in the context of Romans 12:1, where the Apostle Paul challenges readers to offer their whole selves to God as their "reasonable service," their "spiritual act of worship."
  • Jul 20, 2014From Mess to Masterpiece
    Jul 20, 2014
    From Mess to Masterpiece
    Series: None
    Ephesians 2:7-10
  • Jul 2, 2014Guard The Good Deposit
    Jul 2, 2014
    Guard The Good Deposit
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    Series: (All)
  • Jun 15, 2014The Forgiveness Factor
    Jun 15, 2014
    The Forgiveness Factor
    Forgiveness is not only commanded by God, but is crucial for us in order for us to find healing from life's inevitable betrayals. It doesn't mean forgetting, but includes dealing head-on with wrongs, whether real or perceived. We cannot accomplish this in our own strength, but we can find the courage to forgive through God's strength in our lives.
  • Jun 8, 2014Healthy Skepticism
    Jun 8, 2014
    Healthy Skepticism
    The second installment in the Trust and Betrayal series, this message focuses on the need to cultivate a healthy, biblically-based skepticism based upon our understanding our own fallenness along with that of others, which enables us to not only guard ourselves against betrayal, but to flee judgmentalism and find the ability to forgive. Ultimately, we need the wisdom that comes from God in order to be "wise and serpents and harmless as doves."
  • Jun 1, 2014Back From Betrayal
    Jun 1, 2014
    Back From Betrayal
    The first installment in the Trust and Betrayal series, this message focuses on the need to acknowledge but that we have been betrayed and that we have the capacity to betray others, in order to enable us to move towards healing and developing a healthy balance between trust and testing. As we become able to trust others, we are able to trust God as well.
  • Apr 27, 2014Standing Tall Through the Struggle Pt. 1
    Apr 27, 2014
    Standing Tall Through the Struggle Pt. 1
    Series: None
    1 Peter 1:1-9 provides a rich source of encouragement for us as believers as we encounter the inevitable struggles of the Christian life. Knowing who we are in Christ, what we've been given, and facing the truth about trials equips us to stand tall in the midst of life's struggles.
  • Apr 20, 2014The Never Ending Story
    Apr 20, 2014
    The Never Ending Story
    Mark's blunt ending of his Gospel and his telling of the resurrection story leave us to face the reality of resurrection and the sweeping changes it brings. We are often resigned to live with death, to dwell among the tombs. Jesus has gone on ahead of us, and challenges us to lay down our excuses, our crutches, and all the trappings of death, and to boldly embrace the radical, revolutionary realities made possible by Jesus' resurrection from the dead. Text is Mark 16:1-8.
  • Apr 13, 2014Terms of Peace
    Apr 13, 2014
    Terms of Peace
    We often view Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem through rose-colored glasses. However, Luke points out Jesus' lament over Jerusalem because they did not recognize the day of visitation, the terms of peace that God has extended to them. Do we understand the terms of peace that God extends to us, or are we seeking peace and fulfillment through our own means and methods?
  • Oct 13, 2013Moses Is Dead
    Oct 13, 2013
    Moses Is Dead
    Series: None
    After the death of Moses, Joshua was faced with the challenge of leading the Children of Israel into the promised land. Moses' death symbolizes the transition from the old way of thinking and doing things to the new thing that God will do in the present. What got the Israelites to the edge of the promised land is not necessarily what will take them into the promised land.