Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego — it’s a revered story we all know — but what is the real moral of this story we read in the book of Daniel?
Jesus does not promise to keep us from the storms of life, but he will endure them with us and never forsake us. We have an enemy during the storms of our lives that can be conquered through Jesus.
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.
As we celebrate Father’s Day we celebrate earthly fathers and we worship our heavenly Father, giving thanks that 1) we have a heavenly Father who is God and 2) a God we know as Father.
So many children today, like sheep, are harassed and helpless. Today we focus on what our heavenly Father can and will enable earthly fathers to do and be for their children.
Peter learned the lesson we all do — sin will take us farther than we want to go and cost us more than we want to pay. But the good news is that Jesus does not hold the fact that we have denied him against us. The cross of Christ, and his resurrection, is good news!
Karma is a “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” cause and effect philosophical assumption that what goes around comes around. This religious idea is universal — the idea that we get what we deserve. But what does the gospel say?
We turn our attention to the parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man. Greg discusses the implications of this parable in our world of “bad news religion.”
In this service we consider the vision given to the Apostle John of a great multitude in white robes as a picture of God’s kingdom of heaven. Join us as we discuss the kind of people you might meet in heaven.
The Christian journey is a pilgrimage from darkness to light. This week the body of Christ joins Jesus as he travels to Jerusalem, a journey that ends as eternal light explodes out of the darkness of his tomb.
Greg discusses the purpose God gives his diverse human family and that as Christians we can lose our purpose if we lose our focus on Jesus.
The goal of the TV series CSI is to find out what happened at the crime scene. Jesus will visit our personal crime scene, and by his blood, and the power of his resurrection, give us new life.
We invite you to go fishing with Jonah, Moby Dick, The Old Man and the Sea and Jesus’ disciples on the Sea of Galilee.
Today’s sermon is for those who find themselves lost in a spiritual desert, baked by the blazing sun, desperately trying to find some shade, and above all, some life-giving water. The good news is that there is no “God-forsaken” place in which we may find ourselves where God is not present. Help is on the way!
Greg’s sermon focuses on Jesus as our man in the middle, in the middle of our lives and trials, reconciling us to God.
Given enough time, human beings will eventually let you down. But God can always be relied upon. God always comes through.
Spiritual re-birth from God renders us child-like again. What can we learn about faith from the trusting, open attitude of a child?
The body of Christ is bigger than any human enterprise can encompass or represent. God is building our eternal home.
Can we be generous and resentful at the same time?
Contrary to popular opinion, God is not waiting for you to make a mistake so he can punish you.
Because of God’s free forgiveness, citizens of God’s kingdom have no outstanding spiritual debts.
Religion is all about what you think you have done for God. Grace is all about what God has done for you. God’s grace will cause you to lose your religion.
The good news is that because of God’s grace we do not get what we deserve.
Jesus came to put an end to the oppressive demands of religion. Jesus didn’t and doesn’t care about all of the futile religious attempts to “get right with God” because in him God made it right.
Jesus tells us that the faith he imparts to us will help us overcome any and all obstacles we may encounter. Pastor Greg talks about some of the obstacles we can overcome with the faith God gives us, by his grace.
The focus of today’s sermon is that Christian life is always something new. Authentic Christianity often differs widely from the status quo of our culture. Authentic Christianity is also the precise opposite of religious traditions, prompting many in Christendom to protest, in a vain attempt to safeguard their traditions saying, “but, we’ve never done it that way before.”
In today’s message, Pastor Greg shows how Isaiah is using money to draw attention to God’s amazing riches for us. Isaiah’s message encourages us to buy into the heavenly economy of God’s amazing grace.
Many ask some form of the question, “Am I getting all I want, all I need, out of life?” Pastor Greg discusses that question in the light of Paul’s admonition that we “present our bodies as living sacrifices.”
Discover an answer for your own pain and suffering, and that experienced by our loved ones, when it intersects with the love and suffering Jesus demonstrated and endured for us.
We celebrate Mother’s Day by considering the contrast Paul provides between Hagar, the slave woman, and Sarah, the free woman. We study human love and suffering from a Christ-centered perspective.
Celebrate Mother’s Day in the context of the love and admiration Jesus had for his mother.
If you’ve ever munched on a bag of cookies you thought you purchased with your own “hard earned” money, only to find out that you were eating someone else’s cookies, you know the answer to the question: What do we have that we did not receive?
Where is the wisdom that comes from heaven in this most educated and knowledgeable era in human history? What is that wisdom?
Pastor Greg talks about keeping prayer simple, sincere and heartfelt, and he discusses the relationship between life’s rough spots and prayer.
Today’s sermon assures us from the Bible that Christians are both saints and sinners at the same time and that Jesus does not turn his face from us.
Pastor Greg shows that Christ’s invitation for us to come to him promises rest FROM religion, its legalism, its demands and its failure to give us rest.
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.
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 promised his disciples the Holy Spirit. That same Holy Spirit is available to Christians today. Be encouraged in today’s sermon that the Holy Spirit is there for you.
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.