How Possible Is the Impossible?

Christmas 2010

Luke 1.18, 34

Matthew Raley (12-19-10)

We can get a little jaded about Christmas. One of the causes may be preaching that portrays God as Santa Claus: He’s “the God of the impossible” if you have enough faith. In this sermon we study two questions reported in Luke 1, questions that show us the amazing, hard reality of God’s power.

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Published in: on December 21, 2010 at 5:14 pm  Leave a Comment  

Discernment When You’re Under Duress

Discernment: The Forgotten Art

Colossians 3.22-4.1

Matthew Raley (12-12-10)

Do Paul’s instructions to slaves and masters in Colossians have any relevance to our lives now? In this sermon, the conclusion of our series on discernment, you’ll find out just how uncomfortably relevant they are.

Published in: on December 21, 2010 at 5:11 pm  Leave a Comment  

Your Family and Your Savior

Discernment: The Forgotten Art

Colossians 3.18-21

Matthew Raley (12-5-10)

Being rooted in Jesus Christ is the way to grow spiritually, as Paul teaches the Colossians. In this sermon, continuing our series on discernment, we study Paul’s directions about family life: if you want to stay rooted in Christ, pay attention to your closest relationships.

Published in: on December 21, 2010 at 5:08 pm  Leave a Comment  

Discernment and the Church

Discernment: The Forgotten Art

Colossians 3.1-17

Matthew Raley (11-28-10)

If we want to discern what to do about truth, we should take care not to rip ourselves away from other believers. In this sermon, we study Paul’s teaching about how we grow spiritually by putting on the healing virtues that unify the body of Christ.

Published in: on December 5, 2010 at 4:24 am  Leave a Comment