Sermon Series
  • 1. "jesus Only" People

    Contributed on Feb 15, 2020
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    How many things do we need to "add" to Jesus to have a fulfilled life? We find it easy to find comfort, meaning, significance in so many things beside Jesus.

    (You can listen to the audio of the sermon on my podcast at: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/697261.rss) Intro: • “Jesus and” memes. o Not that Jesus cares if you love coffee or pumpkin spice, etc. • The challenge is when we equate two things by using “and.” o In our hearts we know that our hobby, ...read more

  • 2. "gotcha" Kind Of Faith

    Contributed on Feb 15, 2020
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    Is our God made in our own image? If He is, then He's surely not big enough. Colossians 1:13-23 remind us of the true image of God.

    (you can listen to the audio of this sermon on my podcast at: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/697261.rss) Intro: • Mom & daughter at breakfast. Is God here? Getting more and more specific… Is God in my juice cup? Yes… Little girl: • I Gotcha! • Unwittingly we shape our concept of God to more ...read more

  • 3. Christ In You

    Contributed on Feb 21, 2020
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    Life has two parallel tracks. Often, both good and bad run side by side in our every day life. Being "Jesus Only" people means we learn to lean on Him when we suffer.

    (To hear this sermon, please go to my podcast at: https://www.buzzsprout.com/697261/2027619 Christ In You Intro: • Good news/Bad news jokes • A seed of truth in them. Life has two parallel tracks: What we perceive as good and bad run side by side. • But we’re conditioned to seek after and expect ...read more

  • 4. Don't Get Trapped

    Contributed on Feb 21, 2020
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    There's something out there trying to trap you into making it/them the Lord of your life. Anything or anyone who is not Christ is trying to trap you.

    (To hear the sermon please go to my podcast at: https://www.buzzsprout.com/697261/2066766) Don't Get Trapped Intro: • Better mousetrap. Little bit of peanut butter, irresistible. o An easy meal, easy fulfillment. • What kind of traps do we fall into? o Mystical tools, ...read more

  • 5. Stay Connected

    Contributed on Feb 23, 2020
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    Staying tightly connected to Christ helps us avoid legalism.

    (You can hear the sermon on my podcast at: https://www.buzzsprout.com/697261/2102748 ) Stay Connected Intro: • Teenage lawyers. o You never said I couldn’t… o Why does he get to do… • Every parent has dealt with one. Every child becomes one when they need to negotiate themselves out of punishment ...read more

  • 6. Do Everything

    Contributed on Feb 24, 2020
     | 1,316 views

    We all struggle with a "dual nature." We sort of like Bannon/The Hulk from the movies and comic books. It doesn't take much to move us away from Christ-likeness to self-interest and rebellion.

    You can listen to this sermon on my podcast at: https://www.buzzsprout.com/697261/2134049 Do Everything  Intro: • Jekyll & Hyde, The Hulk o Book cover o Jekyll/Hyde illustration o Bannon/Hulk o Bannon/Hulk meld • Stories like these illuminate the struggle in all of us. Good vs. ...read more

  • 7. A Community Of Faith

    Contributed on Mar 1, 2020
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    The "Jesus Only" life begins with our closest community - Our family. It begins with how husbands and wives treat and care for one another. Then our parenting comes into the picture and expands outward into our life at work and in the larger community.

    A Community of Faith  (To hear the sermon, please go to my podcast at: https://www.buzzsprout.com/697261/2209196 ) Intro: • [VIDEO] Relationship Tension video montage. (clips from Big Fat Greek Wedding, Home Alone and Office Space.) • What do they all have in common? Relationships that are in ...read more

  • 8. Walking In Wisdom

    Contributed on Mar 1, 2020
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    A powerful "Jesus Only" lifestyle is characterized by our behavior, our prayer and our speech. Paul concludes Colossians with this emphatic reminder.

    Walk In Wisdom  To hear the sermon, please go to my podcast at: https://www.buzzsprout.com/697261/2238320 Intro: • Holiday stress. • Good timing as we finish Colossians today. • Paul’s practical advice on a “Jesus-only” lifestyle in terms of how we deal with the world around us. Pray ...read more