This week Greg discusses what Paul means when he says that we should count ourselves as “dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus” (Romans 6:11). Greg contends that being dead AND alive is the centerpiece and core essence of our spiritual identity.
The Bible tells us God not only created the universe, he manages and maintains it with what we would describe as effortless ease. But many of us find ourselves perpetually tired. We are reminded we can exchange our weakness for God’s eternal strength.
In order to be a Christian Martin Luther had to leave his church. It still happens today! Religion demands that you embrace its pills and potions, effectively driving many away from intimacy with God. Even though religious legalism is having its way with hundreds of millions, the good news is that grace will eventually put religion and all of its devices out of business.
The woman on the phone couldn’t forgive herself of a secret — something she had done many decades before — she was sure God would never forgive her. Today we ask God to join us in our secret places, where skeletons of our past hound us.
God doesn’t want us to walk far behind him in fear, nor does he want us to grovel at his feet. God wants us to be in close and intimate relationship with him.
Greg’s sermon focuses on Jesus as our man in the middle, in the middle of our lives and trials, reconciling us to God.
At dinner in a Pharisee’s house, Jesus forgave a harlot. Her debt was great, yet she was forgiven. You will be forgiven too, if you accept Jesus Christ as your savior, but if you try to do it on your own as the Pharisee did, then your debt remains.
God’s love is so much more than the popular definition of love that often leads to roller-coaster-ride like relationships that rely solely on infatuation and sexual attraction. Worship with us as we reflect on the love of Christ — a love that loves us into loving.
Listening to God involves trust and faith. It is far more than dictating our wants and desires. Prayer is more than us talking to God — it is talking with God — asking Him to change us and tell us what He wants us to do.
Greg notes the one letter difference between the words “grave” and “grace” — a reminder to us that God’s grace transforms the “final” resting place of our body from decay and defeat into victorious, eternal life.
Aging grace-fully means walking more by faith than by sight. Aging grace-fully can mean that we realize that we cannot do all that needs to be done via our own strength.
As we celebrate mothers, we explore the nature of God. We learn that it is the very nature of God to place his grace in places thought to be humanly improbable or impossible.
While there is no greater physical place of ministry, position or power than that of a mother, we can learn a great deal about our heavenly Father as we honor our earthly mothers.
Mothers ARE God’s life giving assistants. This is a day to honor our Mothers and all who have helped us along the way. It’s also a time to remember those who assist God as he re-births people as children of God.
We can do nothing of eternal significance without the Holy Spirit working through us. The Holy Spirit eternally abides and lives in us — there is a permanence in that relationship.
Jesus tells us that apart from him we can do nothing, and the Apostle Paul tells us in Philippians that he can do all things through Christ who strengthened him. Listen to this encouraging sermon.
There are two dimensions of the kingdom of heaven–and the present dimension is right now! Heaven can’t wait!
“Extreme Makeover” T.V. programs are popular because making a new start is always an intriguing proposition. Hebrews 13:20-21 reveals biblical terms that describe our spiritual makeover.
Jesus, the mediator of the new covenant, is the sure foundation, the Rock in whom and through whom we have faith.
As our series on faith continues, we continue to study from Hebrews 11 and consider seven critically important facets of faith.
In this first of a three-part series about faith, we define and explain the core elements of living faith — the faith that only God can give.
Whether it’s the two brothers of Luke 15 or the two brothers of A River Runs Through It “Two Brothers” will help you consider God’s infinite love, and the special relationship he offers to you.
The gospel often turns our expectations upside down — so that those who think they are religious found — who think they have it made — may actually be lost. And those who think that God has given up on them — there just might be hope.
Are you hearing the “real thing”? There’s only one gospel of Jesus Christ. All other gospels are pretenders and imposters. As Paul says, “a different gospel … is really no gospel at all” (Galatians 1:6-7).
Religious legalism may seem to have the same external signs as authentic Christianity, but it’s going a different direction. A hijacked plane still has all of the external signage outside that identifies it as an airline with a commendable mission — but internally, a different mission is being planned. There is more to real Christianity than meets the eye.
Christendom is filled with talk of “prayers that work.” But what about prayers that don’t “work”? Is there more to prayer than convincing God to give you what you want?
Jesus is “the door” and he opens up full and abundant life for us. Find out what that means — don’t miss today’s sermon.
Christian faith is not a matter of swallowing religious beliefs. Christians should believe, but in what? Is your God too small?
Christians know about “Doubting Thomas” and generally don’t want to identify with him, but doubt isn’t the opposite of faith. Doubt helps us on our way to faith.
What is humility, and how was the Son of God and Creator of the Universe humble? In today’s sermon Greg talks about how God has our interests in mind.
Many Christians see suffering as a consequence for sin, but is it correct to say that all suffering is a result of sin? In this season when we consider Jesus’ suffering, it’s appropriate to take a look at suffering in the Christian life and why Christians suffer.
Join us for this annual victory celebration for the Body of Christ — the day commemorating Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. The wonderful truth of this day is that we are hidden with Christ.
We invite you to an Easter celebration. We will not simply honor the legacy of a good man, a man who once was. We will celebrate the Rock, the cornerstone of our faith, our risen Lord, who is, who triumphed over death and the grave.
Days before his own brutal death on the cross and subsequent resurrection, Jesus stood before a tomb and demanded that death release Lazarus. Lazarus came forth — just as we all can — because of the limitless love of God.
When you die and arrive at the pearly gates of heaven, why should God let you in? Greg’s sermon shines the spotlight of grace on spiritual transformation, as we center our worship in and on our Lord and Savior.
Greg talks about what it means to be a witness of our risen Lord — what it involves and what it doesn’t. Join us as we worship our risen Lord and ponder how God, in his grace, shares the good news with others.
Palm Sunday when we commemorate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem was a joyous occasion as was Jesus’ resurrection one week later. Those two joyful events were bookends to a week of sorrows. Greg’s sermon focuses on the meaning of Jesus entering the city.
Christians are holy people. But how do we become and remain holy? Is it something we do? Find out in today’s message.
In his message today, Greg takes a close look at a biblical account showing the extent of Jesus’ humility. It’s the time when Jesus washed his disciples feet. Jesus served his companions by washing their feet when no one else volunteered. In doing so he showed how deeply he loves us.
Matthew 4:1-11 tells us how Jesus dealt with Satan’s temptations. In today’s message Greg discusses three keys for dealing with temptation we can learn from Jesus’ example.