Jul 17, 2016
Joe Hamper
Joe Hamper
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  • Jul 17, 2016Joe Hamper
    Jul 17, 2016
    Joe Hamper
    Joe Hamper
  • Jul 10, 2016Laying Your Cares Before the Lord
    Jul 10, 2016
    Laying Your Cares Before the Lord
    Michael Pettiette explained two separate occasions when Hezekiah, one of the kings of Judah, responded to the concerns of life. First, Hezekiah responded with humility and trust in God. But then, he seems to think more highly of the relationship he might have with a Babylonian king rather than his relationship to God.
     
    Of course, as Michael considered on Sunday, we too can often vacillate between trust in God and relying more on earthly powers and relationships.
  • Jul 3, 2016Life On Missions
    Jul 3, 2016
    Life On Missions
     
    Cody Howard shared his story of “Life on Mission,” and the Gospel motivation for that kind of life. Cody is not a super Christian, nor does the Bible advocate for only some Christians to engage the world around them for the sake of the Gospel and the glory of Christ.
     
    All Christians are to live their lives on “mission,” but we must understand the many and diverse ways that Christians can do just that. This handout is intended to help us to think through this general concept (Life on Mission), and to help us apply ourselves to living as lights in the world.
  • Jun 26, 2016Living With Open Hands
    Jun 26, 2016
    Living With Open Hands
    "He is no fool who loses what he cannot keep in order to gain what he cannot lose.” Jim Elliot spoke these words from a steely resolve to live a life utterly given to Christ and others. He was determined to make Christ known to a people who were abysmally lost in sin and ignorant of the Gospel. Jim did lose his mortal life at the murderous hands of the very people he endeavored to evangelize, but the Gospel broke in upon this dark tribe in spite of such a grievous loss. Jim gained an eternal reward, and a tribe of sinners gained a Gospel hearing. May God create in all Christians the same kind of resolve – to live a life utterly given to Christ and others.
  • May 29, 2016Deacons Amoung Us
    May 29, 2016
    Deacons Amoung Us
    In our culture today, serving others is only popular if one can actually do little of it and be largely recognized for it. “Servant-leadership” may be a popular phrase in some circles, but many more people want only the “leadership” part of that model, and they are quite unwilling to be committed to the "servant” part. In the local church, God has established two offices – the Elders/Pastors and the Deacons. Deacons are individuals named for the task of service, and these are meant to be godly examples of just this kind of person. All true Christians are servants of Christ and others, but deacons act as exemplary servants, and the benefits are enormous.
  • Apr 24, 2016Creation Sunday | Explosive Evidence For Creation
    Apr 24, 2016
    Creation Sunday | Explosive Evidence For Creation
    Western culture today is not certain about much. Who can make absolute statements about morality, history, or truth? In this unfettered society, there seems only one certainty held among our postmodern contemporaries. Carl Sagan put is succinctly when he said, “The cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be.” This, of course, is a statement about our universe and our world. The claim is simply an affirmation that there is no God, no supernatural creative activity, and no providential power. This starting point is utterly contrary to the Biblical worldview, and these differing trajectories travel massively different paths. It may come as a surprise, however, that the Biblical worldview finds evidential support outside of the Bible as well as within. In this message Bruce Malone makes an introductory case for a Biblical worldview.
  • Apr 24, 2016Creation Sunday | Blind To The Obvious
    Apr 24, 2016
    Creation Sunday | Blind To The Obvious
    Western culture today is not certain about much. Who can make absolute statements about morality, history, or truth? In this unfettered society, there seems only one certainty held among our postmodern contemporaries. Carl Sagan put is succinctly when he said, “The cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be.” This, of course, is a statement about our universe and our world. The claim is simply an affirmation that there is no God, no supernatural creative activity, and no providential power. This starting point is utterly contrary to the Biblical worldview, and these differing trajectories travel massively different paths. It may come as a surprise, however, that the Biblical worldview finds evidential support outside of the Bible as well as within. In this message Bruce Malone makes an introductory case for a Biblical worldview.
  • Apr 24, 2016Creation Sunday | The Creation Foundation
    Apr 24, 2016
    Creation Sunday | The Creation Foundation
    Western culture today is not certain about much. Who can make absolute statements about morality, history, or truth? In this unfettered society, there seems only one certainty held among our postmodern contemporaries. Carl Sagan put is succinctly when he said, “The cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be.” This, of course, is a statement about our universe and our world. The claim is simply an affirmation that there is no God, no supernatural creative activity, and no providential power. This starting point is utterly contrary to the Biblical worldview, and these differing trajectories travel massively different paths. It may come as a surprise, however, that the Biblical worldview finds evidential support outside of the Bible as well as within. In this message Bruce Malone makes an introductory case for a Biblical worldview.
  • Jan 31, 2016E Pluribus Unum
    Jan 31, 2016
    E Pluribus Unum
     It is not uncommon for local churches to be perceived as appealing to people of a certain a niche. Maybe this church is known as the “traditional church that values truth and conveys reverence.” Maybe that church is known as the “relevant church that makes the ‘un-churched’ and the ‘de-churched’ feel welcome.” Or maybe another church is known as the “caring church that makes a difference for good in their community.” Individuals can often be drawn to churches that champion causes that interest them, and the inevitable result of such market-driven Christianity is (at the very least) segregation and stifled growth. God has gifted individuals with varying gifts from others, and the local church is to be a Mosaic – not a blank wall.
  • Aug 17, 2014Two Things That Matter Most
    Aug 17, 2014
    Two Things That Matter Most
    There are many questions that one might answer that would reveal a tremendous amount of information.  Two questions like this are the subject of this message.  First, Do you believe the Gospel?  Second, Do you now, or are you willing to submit yourself to authority of the Scriptures?  How you answer these two questions will say much about you, and Pastor Marc answered both of them in his inaugural message at FBC Diana.