Sermon Series
  • 1. 1. Joy For The Journey

    Contributed on Feb 1, 2001
    based on 496 ratings
     | 29,196 views

    Four factors we need in order to have genuine joy in the spiritual journey.

    In 1492 Christopher Columbus set out for the Orient and ended up in the Caribbean. Some people have said that Columbus set a pattern that’s continued for the last 500 years…that men still won’t stop and ask for directions. For many of us guys, being someplace we’ve never been before is a ...read more

  • 2. 2. A Call To Authenticity

    Contributed on Feb 1, 2001
    based on 154 ratings
     | 19,150 views

    Four reasons authenticity with other Christians is absolutely essential to the spiritual life.

    Barb’s life is a mess. Her drinking problem is out of control, and her husband Ken refuses to cover for her anymore. Everyone around her sees Barb’s problem, but they all pretend like everything’s just fine, a classic case of denial. Every Sunday Barb and her family dress in their Sunday best and ...read more

  • 3. 3. A Pleasing Walk

    Contributed on Feb 1, 2001
    based on 242 ratings
     | 15,907 views

    Three tests to determine whether our spiritual journey is pleasing to God.

    I have yet to meet anyone who actually likes to take tests. In fact some people have a phobia about taking tests, they freeze up as soon as the test is passed out, suddenly the light seems brighter, the room seems smaller. Recently I ran across some impossible test questions that are sure to strike ...read more

  • 4. 4. Focusing On The Final Destination

    Contributed on Feb 1, 2001
    based on 92 ratings
     | 13,582 views

    Four ways focusing on Christ’s second coming can help us in the spiritual journey today.

    Few things are more difficult than driving a long distance with small children. No matter how many activity books, games and tapes you bring, you still hear the steady drone of, "Are we there yet?" How do you respond that? The Irritated Response: "We’re closer now than the last time you ...read more

  • 5. 5. Betrayed!

    Contributed on Feb 1, 2001
    based on 111 ratings
     | 16,128 views

    Four ways to make sense out of spiritual betrayal when spiritual companions turn away from Jesus.

    There’s a scene from the 1988 movie Shoot To Kill that still makes my blood run cold. Maybe you remember the movie, it starred Sidney Poitier and Tom Berringer, and it was about their search for a jewel thief who murdered his victims. During one scene in the movie there’s a group of backpackers ...read more

  • 6. 6. Walking With Others

    Contributed on Feb 1, 2001
    based on 105 ratings
     | 8,799 views

    Three ways our relationships with other Christians demonstrates our faith in Jesus

    When I was in high school my friends always told me that I was born twenty years too late. You see, in high school I idealized the countercultural movement of the 1960s, when the youth culture was demonstrating against everything from the Viet Nam War to Civil Rights. But I was in high school in ...read more

  • 7. 7. Getting Our Bearings

    Contributed on Feb 1, 2001
    based on 129 ratings
     | 9,153 views

    Two ways to get our bearings and stay on course in the spiritual journey.

    When I was a child my mom and adoptive father bought a sailboat with fantasies of sailing around the world. But first we had to learn how to sail…which included learning how to navigate. One of my earliest memories was going out in our little sailboat from Marina Del Rey, and my adoptive dad ...read more

  • 8. 8. Get Real!

    Contributed on Feb 1, 2001
    based on 93 ratings
     | 4,699 views

    Five reasons why loving each other is so important to God.

    Things aren’t always what they first appear to be. During my first few years as the pastor of teaching here at LBF Church I got a phone call from a guy identifying himself as a Navy Chaplain. He told me that a guy recent discharge from the Navy’s child had died under tragic circumstances while he ...read more

  • 9. 9. Lighten Your Load

    Contributed on Feb 1, 2001
    based on 147 ratings
     | 10,218 views

    How to lighten our load of four burdens that can crush us in the spiritual life.

    For many people today the spiritual journey is filled with crushing burdens. I think of the character Rodrigo from the 1986 academy award winning movie The Mission. Rodrigo, played by Robert DeNiro, portrays a slave trader who kills his brother in a fit of rage. He’s filled with such terrible ...read more

  • 10. 10. Walking With Confidence

    Contributed on Feb 1, 2001
    based on 143 ratings
     | 14,473 views

    Four ways to walk the spiritual life with confidence.

    Learning to drive can be a very scary experience, especially for the parent who’s teaching his or her 15 year old to drive. But sometimes we forget how hard it is for the new driver, who’s suddenly introduced to a whole new world that the rest of us take for granted. New drivers start out lacking ...read more