Heart repentance is so different from surface repentance. It means you’re an integrated Christian resting in grace from first to last, and forming you more and more into a rare kind of person - someone wit humble strength and strong humility.
Repentance and its flip side, faith, are not only the beginning of the Christian life; they are also the engine of Christian growth. As we start our integrated series, we learn the uncomfortable truth about where repentance begins - in the gap between our created destiny and our lived reality. Hear how to grapple with the gap.
Serving others is perhaps the most countercultural thing that Christians can do. Where can we get the spiritual power to lift our eyes and hearts beyond ourselves and to the interests of others, except knowing the One who put our interests before His own. This sermon challenges us to live lives of service in response to the grace of our Servant King.
Conflict - most people hate it, some people love it. The surprising thing about conflict is that it is not only inevitable, but it can also be highly productive for community, when handled healthily. This sermon explores Jesus’ instructions for how to do conflict well, and his powerful word about where we get the strength to do that.