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Life On Other Planets?

Suppose tomorrow we discovered a race of aliens more capable than us living on a distant planet.  How would that affect your faith?  Even if you’ve been in church your entire life, you’ve probably never heard a sermon about that.  Yet it’s a very real existential question.  Scientists say life on other planets is very […]

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The Origin of the Cosmos

Faith and science are often pitted against each other in our culture.  If you love science, many assume, you can’t be a person of faith.  If you’re a person of faith, others assume, you should be wary of science.  This Sunday Pastor Jeff begins a new sermon series on faith and science inspired by Dr. […]

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When A Dream Dies

Life is full of unexpected, unwelcome, and sometimes devastating interruptions.  How many times has life thrown you a curve ball?  How we respond in those times is critical.  So that’s what we’re going to talk about on Sunday, as we conclude our sermon series on The Meaning of the Cross by exploring a fourth great lesson of […]

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We always hear church people say, “On the cross Jesus paid for our sins; if he hadn’t died we couldn’t be forgiven.”  But why?  What does that really mean?  Nobody ever takes the time to break it down and explain it.  On Sunday we will, as we continue to explore The Meaning of the Cross.  We’ll […]

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Lots of Christians are convinced LGBTQ people have no place in the church and will have no place in heaven, because that’s what they’ve always been taught.  This Sunday we’ll study a passage of Scripture that powerfully rebuts that negative perspective, as we mark Gay Pride weekend in Indianapolis.  Come on out and celebrate God’s […]

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Expectations

As a children of God, what do we have the right to expect from God in terms of the quality of our life?  Most of us would hope for a long life filled with blessings with minimal suffering.  But then along comes Jesus, saying, “Take up your cross and follow me.”  What does that mean?  […]

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God Help Us

As Christians, we believe Jesus’ death on the cross was the most pivotal event in the history of the world.  On Sunday we will launch a new sermon series that explores why.  Over the next four Sundays we’ll look at four different meanings of the cross, each taking us deeper in the understanding of our faith and […]

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The Ups & Downs of Spiritual Life

This is a warning from the Emergency Broadcast System: As soon as you begin to gain momentum in your prayer life, something is sure to happen that threatens to disrupt it.  As the Scriptures say, “The devil is like a roaring lion, roaming about, seeking whom he may devour.”  This Sunday, as we continue our […]

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The Wind Beneath My Wings

Who are the people who have inspired you to live a life of faith?  Who are the people you have (or could still) inspire to live a life of faith?  Those are the questions we’re going to grapple with on Sunday as we study a powerful Gospel story, celebrate our Mothers and Grandmothers, and consider […]

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Resting In God

So far in our sermon series on prayer, we’ve talked about prayers of petition and processing prayers. This Sunday we’ll tackle a third form of prayer that virtually none of us have ever tried, yet it’s been a part of Christian tradition for years and scientific studies have shown it to be amazingly transformational. Join […]

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The Missing Link in Our Prayers

Did you know that there is something prayer can do for us that’s even more beneficial than the things we ask for and receive. Yet most people have never heard of this other aspect of prayer, let alone tried it. This Sunday we’ll talk about it, as we continue our sermon series based on the […]

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