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Living Without Worry (Matthew 6:25-34)

If God take such pains to make a small flower or bird beautiful, how much more will He take care of you? Worry keeps me focused on my limited resources. Trust keeps my attention on God's abundant resources.

Living Without Greed (Matthew 6:19-24)

Money and possessions bring momentary happiness, security, power, and success. However, they will eventually let us down.

Living Without Performance (Matthew 6:1-8, 16-18)

Outside the Kingdom of God, we have no way to determine our value other than what others say about us. There is only One who truly knows our hearts, and He is the One we are to seek. God is an invisible God, and He cares deeply about what we do that no one else can see.

Living Without Revenge (Matthew 5:38-42)

God has made peace with humanity in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. The consequences of this are enormous: the new covenant is a covenant of peace.

Living Without Lying (Matthew 5:33-37)

Four statements that need to be made: God is truth and can never lie. The Spirit is truth. Jesus is "the Way, the Truth, and the Life.” The God of Truth guides us into truth.

Living Without Sin (Colossians 3:1-17)

There are three primary points to today’s sermon- 1. We start by understanding that we abide in Christ (John 15:4-5). 2. Sin remains, but it most not reign (Gal. 5:16-17). 3. You are a new creation, a child of God (2 Cor 5:17).

The Mission of Feeding and Tending (John 21:9-23)

Today, we will look at another appearance story in John's gospel.

How's the Fishing Going? (John 21:1-8)

Jesus has given His disciples a mission and after His resurrection, their lives return to normal. Is this the mission He sent them on?

Visible Reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:11-21)

Paul is clear in 2 Corinthians, that we are all to be ministers. But what does that mean? What does it mean to be a minister?

Cross-Shaped Serving (John 13:11-20)

John 13 is a central chapter in the shape of John's telling of the Gospel. In the act of foot-washing, we see Jesus communicating a deeper understanding of who He and His Father are.

A Cross-Shaped Existence (Mark 8:27-38)

To be a disciple is to be one who spends his/her life apprenticed to our Master, Jesus Christ. We are always in a learning/growing relationship. We do not acquire information about God, but skills in faith.