Pay Forward, Not Back

September 8 2019

Matthew 5:38-42 — Kingdom people respond to personal injury, insult, and persecution with love and generosity. We do not take revenge. We do not pay back. Instead we pay forward with love, joy, and generosity. We have a choice to make—our comfort or the cross? We have died to self. We are concerned for the welfare and wellbeing of the other person. This is radical! We are called to live the alternative, counter-cultural way of love. True love overcomes evil.

This is part of our series, Living the Kingdom Life, based on the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5-7.

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Radical Truthfulness

September 1 2019

Matthew 5:33-37 — Living the Kingdom life involves radical truthfulness. Kingdom people, followers of Jesus Christ, are people of the truth. They speak with, live out, and practice radical truthfulness. They do not need oaths, vows or promises to confirm the truth or to back up their words. Kingdom people are people of integrity; people of their word. They do what they say they will do. They walk their talk. Their radically truthful lives, words, and actions gives a powerful witness to the Truth, Jesus Christ.

This is part of our series, Living the Kingdom Life, based on the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5-7.

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The Mingling of Souls

August 25 2019

Matthew 5:31-32; 19:3-9 — Through this passage the Holy Spirit led us to do a mini-series on sexuality within our main series, Living the Kingdom Life. This mini-series is called Radical Purity for Sexual Discipleship. Who is discipling our next generation in the area of their sexuality? Who is discipling us sexually? What is God’s design for sexuality? We are called to follow, obey, and exalt Jesus as Lord, Creator, and Savior of every aspect of our lives, including our sexuality and marriage. The Church must be a safe place where we can talk about and help one another regarding our sexual questions, struggles, hurt, pain, and brokenness. Radical purity is necessary for Kingdom living. This and the next 3 sermons explore these questions. This mini-series is based on and makes extensive use of the following resources: Juli Slattery, Rethinking Sexuality: God’s Design and Why It Matters; Matt Chandler, The Mingling of Souls: God’s Design for Love, Marriage, Sex & Redemption; David Platt, Counter Culture: Following Christ in an Anti-Christian Age.

This is sermon #4, The Mingling of Souls, the last in the mini-series, Radical Purity for Sexual Discipleship. This is part of our larger series, Living the Kingdom Life, based on the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5-7.

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Radical Purity for Kingdom Sexuality

August 4 2019

Matthew 5:27-32; 1 Cor. 6:12-20 — Through this passage the Holy Spirit led us to do a mini-series on sexuality within our main series, Living the Kingdom Life. This mini-series is called Radical Purity for Sexual Discipleship. Who is discipling our next generation in the area of their sexuality? Who is discipling us sexually? What is God’s design for sexuality? We are called to follow, obey, and exalt Jesus as Lord, Creator, and Savior of every aspect of our lives, including our sexuality and marriage. The Church must be a safe place where we can talk about and help one another regarding our sexual questions, struggles, hurt, pain, and brokenness. Radical purity is necessary for Kingdom living. This and the next 3 sermons explore these questions. This mini-series is based on and makes extensive use of the following resources: Juli Slattery, Rethinking Sexuality: God’s Design and Why It Matters; Matt Chandler, The Mingling of Souls: God’s Design for Love, Marriage, Sex & Redemption; David Platt, Counter Culture: Following Christ in an Anti-Christian Age.

This is sermon #3, Radical Purity for Kingdom Sexuality, in the mini-series, Radical Purity for Sexual Discipleship. This is part of our larger series, Living the Kingdom Life, based on the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5-7.

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God Designed Our Sexuality

July 28 2019

Matthew 5:27-32; Gen. 1:1,27-28; 2:18, 23-25; Deut. 6:4-5; Eph. 5:21-33 — Through this passage the Holy Spirit led us to do a mini-series on sexuality within our main series, Living the Kingdom Life. This mini-series is called Radical Purity for Sexual Discipleship. Who is discipling our next generation in the area of their sexuality? Who is discipling us sexually? What is God’s design for sexuality? We are called to follow, obey, and exalt Jesus as Lord, Creator, and Savior of every aspect of our lives, including our sexuality and marriage. The Church must be a safe place where we can talk about and help one another regarding our sexual questions, struggles, hurt, pain, and brokenness. Radical purity is necessary for Kingdom living. This and the next 3 sermons explore these questions. This mini-series is based on and makes extensive use of the following resources: Juli Slattery, Rethinking Sexuality: God’s Design and Why It Matters; Matt Chandler, The Mingling of Souls: God’s Design for Love, Marriage, Sex & Redemption; David Platt, Counter Culture: Following Christ in an Anti-Christian Age.

This is sermon #2, God Designed Our Sexuality, in the mini-series, Radical Purity for Sexual Discipleship. This is part of our larger series, Living the Kingdom Life, based on the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5-7.

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Sexual Discipleship

July 21 2019

Matthew 5:27-32 — Through this passage the Holy Spirit led us to do a mini-series on sexuality within our main series, Living the Kingdom Life. This mini-series is called Radical Purity for Sexual Discipleship. Who is discipling our next generation in the area of their sexuality? Who is discipling us sexually? What is God’s design for sexuality? We are called to follow, obey, and exalt Jesus as Lord, Creator, and Savior of every aspect of our lives, including our sexuality and marriage. The Church must be a safe place where we can talk about and help one another regarding our sexual questions, struggles, hurt, pain, and brokenness. Radical purity is necessary for Kingdom living. This and the next 3 sermons explore these questions. This mini-series is based on and makes extensive use of the following resources: Juli Slattery, Rethinking Sexuality: God’s Design and Why It Matters; Matt Chandler, The Mingling of Souls: God’s Design for Love, Marriage, Sex & Redemption; David Platt, Counter Culture: Following Christ in an Anti-Christian Age.

This is sermon #1, Sexual Discipleship, in the mini-series, Radical Purity for Sexual Discipleship. This is part of our larger series, Living the Kingdom Life, based on the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5-7.

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