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  • I'm A Good Person Myth Series

    Contributed by Rick Thiessen on Apr 28, 2017
    based on 5 ratings
     | 6,343 views

    Our culture indoctrinates us so that we wind up believing some things about God, the Bible or Christianity that just aren’t true. This week we look at a popular idea, all good people go to heaven.

    SE102807 MYTH BUSTERS 4. I’m a Good Person INTRO Andy Stanley tells the story of a church kids teacher who was trying to explain heaven to his class. So he asked the class a series of questions to see what they already thot about the subject: - if I had a garage sale and sold all my stuff ...read more

  • There's No "I" In Team Series

    Contributed by Rick Thiessen on Apr 13, 2017
    based on 85 ratings
     | 5,745 views

    The Cointhians were selfishly focusing on their own expressions of certain gifts for their own benefit and ignoring God’s call to edify the "other guy"

    ‘BE092902 PLAYING ON GOD’S TEAM 4 There’s No “I” In Team. (Opening SLIDE) When was the first time you saw the gift of tongues or prophecy in operation? Some of you without much church background don’t have a clue what I’m talking about! You’ll know more in 30 minutes. - Others of you ...read more

  • Recession Obsession Series

    Contributed by Rick Thiessen on Apr 13, 2017
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,028 views

    Dealing with our fears and worries about the economy in this series leading up the presidential election.

    SE101908 STATE OF THE UNION 3. Recession Obsession Well it looks like we’re heading into some really tough economic times. You’ve already heard much about these high profile banks that have failed and a few others have merged just to survive. Perhaps you haven’t heard just how many other ...read more

  • My Secret Sex Sin Series

    Contributed by Rick Thiessen on Apr 13, 2017
    based on 9 ratings
     | 5,046 views

    Jesus fearlessly talked about the power of our sexuality and called people to internal and external sexual purity. How to take radical action against sexual sin and deal with it when we’ve failed

    SE101506 MONSTERS INC. 3. My Secret Sex Sin Jesus had such a way of cutting to the chase. In a day and age when no one would talk about sex privately let alone publicly he fearlessly discussed human sexuality. And he acknowledged it’s power. And he acknowledged how the misuse of our ...read more

  • Communication Series

    Contributed by Rick Thiessen on Apr 13, 2017
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,345 views

    How poor communication makes families desperate and the principles of good communication from the Bible.

    SE020407 DESPERATE HOUSEHOLDS 1. Communication Looking down Wisteria Lane, we find perfect homes in a quiet suburb. But the whole show is about finding out things are not always what they seem. - Susan, the divorcee and single mom who will go to extraordinary lengths for love, or ...read more

  • Fingerprints Of God Series

    Contributed by Rick Thiessen on Apr 13, 2017
     | 2,285 views

    This week we explore the reasons to believe in a God like the Theistic religions believe in, all powerful, eternal, omnipresent, and personal.

    SE041114 How I met 3. Fingerprints for God SLIDE This week, we want to make the case for God. If you talk to the resident agnostic in your life, they will tell you they think the case for God is weak. Or, to put it another way, the case against God is very strong. Open and shut. Which ...read more

  • Whose Truth? Series

    Contributed by Rick Thiessen on Mar 21, 2016
     | 1,899 views

    In this series, we attempt to build a worldview from scratch to arrive at Christianity. First question, is truth true?

    INTRO: WHAT’S A WORLDVIEW? We’re building a Christian worldview from scratch this month. (SLIDE) So first let’s ask, what is a “WORLDVIEW”? (SLIDE) A worldview is a set of assumptions we hold about the basic makeup of the world. Such as - (SLIDE) What is the ...read more

  • Exploring The "Isms" Series

    Contributed by Rick Thiessen on Mar 21, 2016
     | 1,157 views

    A look at the three main branches of worldviews, pantheism, atheism and theism to see which makes sense.

    SE040414 HOW I MET MY SAVIOR 2. The Isms TITLE SLIDE Imagine I put two items in front of you: a Jar full of jelly beans, and an IPod. Then, I ask a question: - Is choosing your worldview, more like guessing the actual number of Jelly Beans in a jar, or more like picking your favorite ...read more

  • Jesus Fact Or Fiction Series

    Contributed by Rick Thiessen on Mar 21, 2016
     | 1,291 views

    Are there good reasons to believe that Christian Theism is the most plausibly truth religion? If so, Jesus demands our attention, our faith, our love and obedience and our total devotion.

    SE051814 HOW I MET MY SAVIOR 4. Jesus: Fact or Fiction? (SLIDE) INTRO: We’ve been building a Christian worldview from scratch this month, and here’s what that looks like from the GROUND UP: - (SLIDE) First, we have to believe Truth exists. - (SLIDE) Second, we looked at the ...read more

  • Being At Witness Series

    Contributed by Rick Thiessen on Jun 23, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,478 views

    Learning how to share our faith means being willing to walk across the room. This entails relationship building, doing favors and listening to the Spirit’s lead.

    BE060808 WHO DO YOU LOVE 13. Be Good News First (TITLE SLIDE) INTRO A couple of years ago, after listening to a talk by Dan, I looked more carefully at my behavior in mixed crowds of Christians and non-Christians. I noticed one day at the Y that there was this strategic distance I had ...read more

  • Sex Series

    Contributed by Rick Thiessen on Jun 23, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,649 views

    After the wonder of courtship, marriage struggles set in that do not match the fairy tale. This week we deal with common sexual problems in marriage and what God’s Words says about it.

    SE051808 AFTER HAPPILY EVER 3. Sex I think every married couple, no matter man or woman or how long they’ve been married WANTS a fulfilling sex life. Like this one old couple who were at an old coffee shop one night and the husband leaned over and asked his wife, "Do you remember that time ...read more

  • Communication Series

    Contributed by Rick Thiessen on May 11, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,015 views

    After the courtship and story book wedding, a marriage ensues and communication that was so easy before starts to degrade. This has much to do with male and female differences and needs.

    SE050408 AFTER HAPPILY EVER 1. Communication INTRO If you’ve ever read The Little Mermaid story or watched the Disney version, you might think this is every woman’s fantasy. It’s a wonderful, romantic fairy tale of a beautiful girl falling in love with a handsome, rich and dashing prince, ...read more

  • Mental Discipline

    Contributed by Rick Thiessen on Apr 7, 2008
     | 1,604 views

    Jesus called us to love God with all our MINDS... when we fall for mushy thinking about God, morals and religion, we’re not exercising mental discipline. Jesus called people to earnest seeking and intellectual honesty.

    SE030208 THE D WORD 1. Mental Discipline Many of us, when we think of the “D” word, we think about physical discipline and what comes to mind is the epidemic of flabby bodies today. But the truth is there’s another flabbiness epidemic in our day – but it’s of the MIND. Flabbiness is being ...read more

  • Jesus And Me Myth Series

    Contributed by Rick Thiessen on Nov 6, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,253 views

    American Christainity has bought into some unbiblical ideas about faith and church and Jesus. This week, we talk about the lone ranger Christianity build on individualism

    SE100707 MYTHBUSTERS 1. Jesus and Me Myth MYTHS We’re prone to pick up and pass on myths. I know this because I have an email account. I get about 4 emails a week detailing fantastic stories that just a small amount of research will prove totally false. But people just keep picking them ...read more

  • The Weapons Of Our Warfare Series

    Contributed by Rick Thiessen on Jan 6, 2006
     | 1,343 views

    God is in a cosmic war with evil that he invites us to engage in. In Lewis’s TLTWTW we see parallels to biblical, spiritual weapons of our warfare in the gifts given to the children in Narnia: Sword, Cordial, Horn

    BE121105 WAR WITH GOD 2. The Sword, Cordial and Horn (TITLE SLIDE) INTRO Samaritan’s Purse put out a story about brutal persecution going on in Southeast Asia and the Sudan. This year in the Sudan, a pastor was singled out by Muslim revolutionaries and drug behind a tank by his bound hands ...read more