If there’s only one sermon you ever hear, make sure it’s this one. Last Sunday we explored the first half of Jesus’ encounter with the woman at the well in Samaria. We saw how Jesus shattered all kinds of social barriers to engage the Samaritan woman in the single longest dialogue anyone ever had with […]
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 […]
This week we’ll conclude our current sermon series by exploring the 9th core characteristic of a Spirit-filled life – self-control. Studies show that our level of self-control – a learned trait – is a stronger predictor of success in life than many other factors, including intelligence. We’ll explore several biblical principles that can help us grow our self-control, […]
This week Pastor Jeff is going to talk to us about the 8th core characteristic of a Spirit-filled person. The Greek word Paul uses for the 8th characteristic is “pistis.” The meaning of the word is profound and potentially life-changing. Invite a friend to tune in with you.
In recent weeks, we’ve been exploring the core characteristics of a Spirit-filled person. This Sunday – Pentecost Sunday – we’ll continue that theme by focusing on the kindness. In the process, we’ll look at some oft neglected stories buried deep in the Old Testament that contain rich teachings about what it means to simply be […]
What’s the difference between being religious and spiritual? Being religious is often associated with rote rule-keeping. Rules, rules, rules. Being spiritual is completely different and so much more beautiful! That’s what we’re going to explore this Sunday as we continue our sermon series about being salt and light in a hurting world.
Think of someone you’ve known who exudes gentleness and patience. Wouldn’t you like to be more like them? As we all know, it’s easier said than done. But this Sunday we’ll explore some ideas that might help, as we continue our sermon series about being salt and light in a hurting world.
Have you ever known someone who exuded peace and joy even during life’s toughest times? How is that possible? This Sunday we’ll explore the Biblical formula for experiencing a peace and joy that defies life’s ups and downs. As we do so, we’ll draw on stories from the lives of some amazing women of faith, […]
You’ve heard the phrase thrown about a lot lately, but on Sunday we’re going to explore it from a very different angle. According to the Bible, every contact we have with someone else leaves an enduring trace on them and us – for better or worse. If we want to be Jesus’ hands and feet […]
This Sunday we’ll look at a Biblical quarantine story and ask what great lessons we can learn from that experience for what we’re facing today. Believe it or not, something really good could come out of this time of social distancing and sheltering at home. Supplement Sermon Links: Examples of “Habits of Grace” https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/themelios/review/habits-of-grace-enjoying-jesus-through-the-spiritual-disciplines/ https://spiritualfitclub.com/spiritual-activities-self-care-begin-today/ https://sumaiyawood.com/kick-start-your-daily-spiritual-practice/
Life is constantly testing us, confronting us with all kinds of disorienting experiences. How we respond in those moments, moment by moment, gradually makes us who we are, for better or worse. This Sunday we'll look at a story from Genesis that offers insight into how we can become much better at responding in the […]
Pastor Jeff concludes a 3-part sermon series exploring what the Bible says about LGBTQ people. Part 3 is the most important in the series, as we think deeply about how Jesus taught us to make moral decisions. It’s possible you’ve spent a lifetime in church, but never been taught Jesus’ basic approach to ethical decision-making. […]