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24 minutes | Jul 23, 2018
Weakness is still weakness
Paul’s example of being “content” with the hardest things in his life is a strong challenge to us. How can we get to the place where we can “think well of” the thorn in our flesh? 2 Corinthians 12:7-11
23 minutes | Jul 16, 2018
You Can’t Hide Anyway
The fact that God is present with us all the time is not always encouraging to think about. How do we deal with the hard questions related to God’s presence where evil is being done? Psalm 139
22 minutes | Jul 9, 2018
More Grace Than You Need
The grace of God revealed in Exodus 34:6-7 is enough to break generational chains of sin and forgive anything you’ve done - if you will just draw near. Also: does God punish children for their parents’ sin?
24 minutes | Jul 2, 2018
The Good Thing about Anxiety
We think of anxiety as a problem to be solved by whatever means necessary, but God can use it to draw us closer to himself. 1 Peter 5:6-8
22 minutes | Jun 18, 2018
Don't Waste Your Access
In the introduction to our summer series on drawing near to God we saw the beautiful truth that Jesus has opened the way for us to draw near to God. But we hold back and put up our own barriers, and so we waste the access that Christ has led us into...
22 minutes | Jun 11, 2018
Encouragement in the War
Prayer and encouragement—two essential activities in the spiritual battle that is the Christian life. We talk about how to see these as part of our warfare together. Ephesians 6:19-24.
21 minutes | May 21, 2018
No Napping on the Battlefield
God has given us everything we need to fight the fight he has called us to. What does it mean to take seriously the responsibility to put on the armor of God? The Battle of San Jacinto provides a fitting backdrop to the discussion. Ephesians 6:14-15
25 minutes | May 14, 2018
Fighting the Forces of Evil
The Christian is called to fight a spiritual battle. It can be scary to think about it, but God has given everything we need to fight successfully. Ephesians 6:10-13
21 minutes | May 7, 2018
Slaving Away At Work
Being a faithful worker in the workplace is less about getting stuff done and making money, and more about displaying Christ in every corner of your life. Whoever we may work for, we are slaves to Christ. Ephesians 6:5-9.
22 minutes | Apr 30, 2018
Parenting as Gospel Coaching
Parenting is less like teaching a class and more like coaching an athlete or musician—teach, practice, correct, and inspire by example. Discussion of Ephesians 6:1-4 and parenting by principle.
23 minutes | Apr 23, 2018
The Mystery Of Marriage Podcast
24 minutes | Apr 16, 2018
When Marriage Isn’t a Fairytale
God has given specific principles for relating to one another as husband and wife. How do these principles of submission and love work out when one partner isn’t cooperating?
21 minutes | Apr 9, 2018
Walking Wisely. Everywhere
Making the most of the time according to Ephesians 5:15-21 does not mean constantly “talking about the Lord” with everyone. How do Christians “redeem the time”?
20 minutes | Mar 26, 2018
Learning To Be Light
The principle of being light in darkness is pretty easy to understand in theory, but it can get messy in the day to day moments of life. How do we navigate being light in the darkness around us without participating in the darkness itself, and without...
22 minutes | Mar 19, 2018
Walking in Love, Even When You’re Joking
What does it look like to walk in love? How do we navigate this in a culture that’s so consumed and defined by feelings? Then, how does this translate into our humor? Important questions that Eph 5:1-5 help us answer.
21 minutes | Mar 12, 2018
Words, Anger, and Grieving the Spirit
Ephesians 4:25-32 contains commands that show how we are transformed by God’s work in our life together. But it’s not just a list of “don’ts,” it’s a description of relationships that bring transformation through the work of the Spirit.
22 minutes | Mar 5, 2018
It Is Not About Me!
Ephesians teaches us that the church is fundamentally about the glory of God and not about our pleasure or comfort. When we orient all our thinking about the church toward this simple truth, we can walk in Christ together in a mature, diverse unity.
21 minutes | Feb 26, 2018
If You Have a Hammer, Find a Nail
The topic of spiritual gifts generates a lot of debate, but it’s important to understand the basics of God’s grace-gifts to the church so that we’ll use them as he intended: together, in love, to build up the church. 1 Corinthians 12:4-31.
21 minutes | Feb 19, 2018
Pick Up That Load
According to Galatians 6:1-2 Christians are supposed to carry each other’s burdens. How do we do this without being harsh? What does it look like to share a burden with someone? Discussion with guest preacher and soul care/counseling specialist Lee Lewis
21 minutes | Feb 12, 2018
The Christian’s Dress Code
In Ephesians 4:17-24 Paul draws a strong contrast between the thinking and conduct of those who are outside of Christ and those who are in him. He uses the language of getting undressed and dressed again to picture the Christian’s response to the...
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