The Real Battle

A Biblical Response To Gay Marriage

1 Corinthians 6.13

Matthew Raley

Many evangelicals think the issue of gay marriage is a battle to restore American culture. In this sermon, we examine the conflict between two views of human nature that go back to the beginning of American life, the Bible’s view and the Enlightenment’s. We discover that evangelicals aren’t necessarily on the right side.

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Published in: on January 28, 2011 at 7:38 pm  Leave a Comment  

What Is Marriage In the Bible?

A Biblical Response To Gay Marriage

Various Texts

Matthew Raley

We evangelicals tend to blame others for the sexual immorality flooding our culture. But as we await the ruling of the 9th Circuit on Proposition 8, we need both to recover the biblical vision of marriage and to repent of our part in the institution’s decline. In this sermon, we examine both responsibilities.

Published in: on January 28, 2011 at 7:34 pm  Leave a Comment  

Local Giving and Local Testimony

Giving As a Way of Life

Acts 4.32-5.11

Matthew Raley (1-2-11)

Jesus told the first generation of believers that the temple in Jerusalem would be destroyed. In this sermon, a study of Acts 4, we see the impact this prophecy had on their financial behavior, and the model they leave for us.

Published in: on January 14, 2011 at 6:18 pm  Leave a Comment  

Honor the Lord With Your Wealth

Giving As a Way of Life

Proverbs 3.1-12

Matthew Raley (12-26-10)

New inmates are always entering the emotional jail of financial distress. But the keys of release from that jail are very old. In this sermon, we examine Proverbs 3 for wise living.

Published in: on January 14, 2011 at 6:15 pm  Leave a Comment