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    February 26, 2017
    Faith that Works Scripture:
    James 4:1-6
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    Speaker: Lukus Counterman - James 4:1-6 presents a key problem that can exist even amongst the people of God. They still fight with each other - maybe in the home, at work, or even in the church. Where does this come fro...
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Supernatural Living for Natural People
Sun, Apr 19, 2015
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52 mins 26 secs
Speaker: Jon Kopp - How many times have you prayed, “Father, please forgive me and help me not do this again?” Hundreds, probably. And, every time—God forgives. But we still pray--“Father, I’ve tried everything. Why is this so hard? Why can’t I get victory here?” We all want forgiveness, but we all also really want victory. We long for victory over our sin. We really hope that you can teach an old dog new tricks. Paul has good news for us this morning. In Romans 8:5-13, he gives us good news for defeated people. Good news for people hoping for victory that struggle finding it. Because spiritually speaking, an old dog can learn new tricks. The gospel says that we can change. We can have victory over sin. There is freedom from the law of sin and death. God can deliver us from our wretched body of sin and death. And that is very good news.
Gospel Growth: Missions
Sun, Apr 19, 2015
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31 mins 21 secs
Speaker: Jonathan Albright
Standalone Messages
Sun, Apr 12, 2015
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47 mins 39 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - Thomas Edison was working on a crazy contraption called a light bulb, and it took a whole team of men 24 straight hours to put just one together. The story is told that when Edison was finished with one light bulb, he gave it to a young boy helper who nervously carried it up the stairs. Step by step he cautiously watched his hands, obviously frightened of dropping such a priceless piece of work. Well, you’ve probably guessed what happened by now; the poor young fellow dropped the bulb at the top of the stairs. “I’m so sorry Mr. Edison,” the boy sobbed. “It’s alright my boy,” Edison replied graciously. It took the entire team of men 24 more hours to make another bulb. Finally, tired and ready for a break, Edison was ready to have the bulb carried up the stairs. He looked over at the same young boy who dropped the first one, and without a word about his past mistake, asked him to take the bulb upstairs. That was forgiveness. When God forgives us, it’s forever, never to be held against us or brought up again. We can be eternally secure in God’s forever-forgiveness.
Gospel Growth: Missions
Sun, Apr 12, 2015
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37 mins 11 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman
Easter Changes Everything
Sun, Apr 05, 2015
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47 mins 39 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - Easter is all about the resurrection; it is about the dead coming to life. Christians observe this holiday in order to celebrate Jesus’ victory over the grave. Death could not hold the Author of Life captive. Jesus broke the bonds, and emerged from the tomb after three days. But Easter is not just a historic event about a supernatural occurrence. It has important implications today. You see, Easter reminds us how desperately we need Jesus. Without a risen Savior, the destiny of all mankind would be death and doom. But because Jesus is alive we can live too. Paul writes in Ephesians 2:6 that we can be, “raised up with him.” In other words, we need Jesus because without him we are dead, but through him we can be made alive. This Easter, consider how Jesus’ resurrection should impact you. Have you been “raised up with him?” Have you been made alive through his grace? May the Lord teach us the significance of Easter, and help us appropriate the benefits of his resurrection today.
Gospel Growth: Missions
Sun, Apr 05, 2015
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31 mins
Speaker: Lukus Counterman
Easter Changes Everything
Sun, Mar 29, 2015
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50 mins 1 sec
Speaker: Lukus Couterman - John 12:20-36 is unique among the Gospels. The narrative describes a group of Greeks coming to celebrate Passover and they request an audience with Jesus. They want to “see” him. But when the disciples inquire about the potential interview, Christ does not appear to directly address the request. He begins to talk about how his “hour has come.” What does that mean? The hour has come for what? Jesus goes on to describe his death on the cross. Upon closer inspection, the discourse does concern the Greeks. If the Gentiles were ever going to truly “see” Jesus, then he needed to be crucified and glorified. Jesus’ death was necessary before the full-fledged Gentile mission could begin. And so, when Jesus speaks of “the hour” or “the time” he is introducing a major event in the redemptive history of mankind – namely, the cross. May the Lord teach us of his sacrifice, death, and glory this morning as we reflect on his crucifixion.
Gospel Growth: In Virtue
Sun, Mar 29, 2015
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30 mins 8 secs
Speaker: Jon Kopp - Living in our purpose of developing and displaying the excellencies of Jesus Christ is not easy, especially as we battle temptation and spiritual complacency. For this reason, God has given us multiple reminders which serve to motivate and promote a life that is lived after its purpose.
Gospel Rooted Living
Sun, Mar 22, 2015
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51 mins 57 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - Christ’s sacrifice on the cross enables us to have righteousness through faith. By turning to the law in an attempt to gain righteousness through works, the Galatians had “fallen away from grace.” They were turning their backs on what Christ had already secured for them. If they really wanted to earn God’s favor through following rules, they would have to follow them all. The Old Testament law was a comprehensive unit; one part could not be enforced in isolation from the rest of the law. So if the Galatians really wanted to go down this path they would have to follow not just the Ten Commandments, but more than 600 other laws that were handed down by Moses. In Galatians 5, Paul exhorts the churches of Galatia to take hold of the freedom that has been given to them in Christ. He begins with a rallying cry, “For freedom Christ has set us free.” He really wants the Galatians to return to the freedom found in the grace of God and to throw off the slavery of adherence to the law.
Gospel Growth: In Virtue
Sun, Mar 22, 2015
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30 mins 29 secs
Speaker: Jon Kopp - We cannot fulfill life’s purpose of developing and displaying the excellencies of Jesus Christ in our own strength. The power for virtuous living comes from Christ and His indwelling Spirit alone. Therefore, we must access that power by dependent obedience.