Mar 12, 2017
JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | THE UNSETTLING GLORY OF CHRIST
Christianity enjoys quite a bit of comfort and luxury in America today. In addition to this place of plush prestige, Christianity in America is also confidently pragmatic. American Christians have more Bibles, more education, better access to theological teaching, greater facilities, more plentiful resources, and less cultural opposition than most every other Christian in the world today, but they also regularly fail to share the Gospel with a friend, diligently study the Bible, or pray. One major reason for this is a settled comfort with the status quo. In this message, we seek to explore the unsettling glory of Christ and the implications it should have upon us."JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | THE UNSETTLING GLORY OF CHRIST ".
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  • Mar 12, 2017JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | THE UNSETTLING GLORY OF CHRIST
    Mar 12, 2017
    JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | THE UNSETTLING GLORY OF CHRIST
    Christianity enjoys quite a bit of comfort and luxury in America today. In addition to this place of plush prestige, Christianity in America is also confidently pragmatic. American Christians have more Bibles, more education, better access to theological teaching, greater facilities, more plentiful resources, and less cultural opposition than most every other Christian in the world today, but they also regularly fail to share the Gospel with a friend, diligently study the Bible, or pray. One major reason for this is a settled comfort with the status quo. In this message, we seek to explore the unsettling glory of Christ and the implications it should have upon us."JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | THE UNSETTLING GLORY OF CHRIST ".
  • Mar 5, 2017RETHINKING THE CHURCH: BAPTIST DISTINCTIVES | AN ASSEMBLY OF SAINTS
    Mar 5, 2017
    RETHINKING THE CHURCH: BAPTIST DISTINCTIVES | AN ASSEMBLY OF SAINTS
    Southern Baptists are historically a people of deep conviction. They tend to have strong feelings about things, and they tend to voice those feelings with boisterous arguments. Over the decades, it has become clear that Southern Baptists have some distinctive marks. One of those distinctives is a Southern Baptist definition of church membership. In this message, we will look at what Southern Baptists have understood the Bible to teach regarding church membership, and we will be challenged to consider our own practices in light of this teaching.
  • Feb 26, 2017JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | THE ROUSING GLORY OF CHRIST
    Feb 26, 2017
    JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | THE ROUSING GLORY OF CHRIST
    It has often been said that Christianity in America is marked by a low view of God. The biblical convictions that mark genuine Christianity are perceived as unimportant, irrelevant, and outdated among many professing Christians in the Western world. However, this view of God is simply incompatible with the biblical record. If God is anything, He is astonishing, weighty, and glorious. Christ reveals much about God during an unsuspecting wedding party, and we want to marvel at His exceeding glory.
  • Feb 19, 2017ENTRUSTING WITH THE GOSPEL
    Feb 19, 2017
    ENTRUSTING WITH THE GOSPEL
    Most every Christian in America knows that he/she should be both a disciple and a disciple-maker, but very few Christians understand what that means and how important it is. In our age of individualism and personal autonomy, not many people are thinking much about others. The responsibility to invest in others, especially for the sake of spiritual benefit, belongs to every Christian. Because we have received the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we have been entrusted with that good message. And because we have been entrusted with it, we are to hand it along to others as well. Disciple-making disciples - that’s what every faithful Christian is.
  • Feb 12, 2017JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | JESUS CHANGES EVERYTHING
    Feb 12, 2017
    JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | JESUS CHANGES EVERYTHING
    In Southern America today, you’ll likely find many people who think well of Jesus Christ. It seems most people think Jesus stands for socially respectable and admirable things. People will sometimes quote Jesus or cite something He did in order to validate their own ideas about good and right actions. However, the Jesus of popular culture is much safer and more appropriate than the Jesus of the Bible. The biblical Jesus changes everything. He changes what His followers see, what they do, and what they believe. One can hardly have a genuine relationship with Jesus without having their world turned upside-down.
  • Feb 5, 2017COMMUNION SUNDAY | COMMUNION WITH ONE ANOTHER
    Feb 5, 2017
    COMMUNION SUNDAY | COMMUNION WITH ONE ANOTHER
    For nearly 2,000 years Christians have celebrated, remembered, and proclaimed the person and work of Christ through the ordinance of Communion (or Lord’s Supper). However, it may be that many Christians today are not nearly as familiar with the incredible meaning behind this essential ordinance. In this message, we shall look to a familiar passage that speaks to this subject, and we will focus our attention on the communal feature of Communion. This ordinance was always meant to evoke feelings of unity and mutuality, and we pray for God to form us accordingly.
  • Jan 29, 2017JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD
    Jan 29, 2017
    JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD
    In American culture today, Christianity is largely perceived in one of two ways. Some see Christianity as backwards and suppressive; but others see it as casual and stylish. Both have a skewed perspective, and each demonstrates a lack of understanding regarding what Christianity is really all about. God is holy and just; He is gracious and kind. In the person and work of Christ, we may observe the fullness of God’s justice and grace on simultaneous display. In this message, we shall seek to unpack the beauty, the sorrow, and the triumph of the Lamb of God.
  • Jan 22, 2017Rethinking the Church : Baptist Distinctives | VALUING LIFE IN A FALLEN WORLD
    Jan 22, 2017
    Rethinking the Church : Baptist Distinctives | VALUING LIFE IN A FALLEN WORLD
    Baptists (particularly Southern Baptists) hold several beliefs dear. Among them is the belief that human life is sacred, valuable, and worthy of preservation at every stage. This integral belief, like all Baptist beliefs, comes from the conviction that the Bible demands it. However, Christians (Baptists and otherwise) are sometimes confused about what it should look like to live according to the clear teaching of Scripture. In this message, we will explore the biblical basis and the application of a belief in the sanctity of human life.
  • Jan 15, 2017John : That You May Believe | Grace & Truth Came To Dwell
    Jan 15, 2017
    John : That You May Believe | Grace & Truth Came To Dwell
    The God who has always been has made Himself known throughout human history. Speaking and working, judging and rescuing, He has revealed Himself progressively over time. And yet, there is one focal point of history where God’s glory breaks into the created world as a matchless thunderbolt. Unassuming yet utterly authoritative, humble yet worthy of all honor, selfless yet supremely glorious. As we look at the person of Christ on the pages of holy Scripture, we are able to see God’s grace and truth as He came to take up residence among humanity.
  • Jan 8, 2017John : That You May Believe | GOD’S OVERWHELMING LIGHT
    Jan 8, 2017
    John : That You May Believe | GOD’S OVERWHELMING LIGHT
    The “light” of God is symbolic of His purity, truth, blessings, and presence. Some people seem to believe that God’s presence may be enjoyed without His purity, or that His blessings may possessed without His truth. The Bible teaches that God’s light is overwhelming. It exposes wickedness, illumines darkness, condemns to death, and produces life. There is no one who is able to escape God’s light, but some receive it with humble gladness. Those who are the children of God are born from Him, as miraculous glimmers from His spectacular brilliance.