Walking as the Pardon of God

April 24, 2016
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How to navigate today's world full of differences while holding Christ in the center.  Taylor Qualls

Testimony and Update From Pro Deo

April 17, 2016
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This week we have some personal testimonies and an update from Kylie Ewing about what's going on at Pro Deo.

Conversion Envy: Saul on the Road to Damascus (Acts 9:1-19)

April 17, 2016
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Christianity loves a rags-to-riches, sinner-to-saint conversion story. But not everyone has such a dramatic tale? Does this mean you aren't a "christian" as someone with a more spectacular story of faith? Why isn't everyone's faith story mostly the same?

Acts, Tell Your Story (Evangelism)

God Appointments: Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch (Acts 8:26-40)

April 10, 2016
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God sometimes uses what appear to be chance meetings to spread the good news of his love. What God Appointments might God be arranging for you?

 

Acts, Tell Your Story (Evangelism)

The Good Life

April 3, 2016
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The default good life works very well but it worries secular philosophers. The human experience isn't just "flat" and ordinary: work, family, health, wealth, longevity, ease, no pain. Notice there is nothing soulish about the default good life. More, ordinary good life has fallen into the pit of insatiability - we want more and we don't know how to stop (Eccl. 1:7,8). Jesus says the ordinary good life is "living by bread alone" (Luke 4:4). Not good. The biblical good life takes Psalm 23 as its starting place: "The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want..." The more rounded good life is centered on simplicity and contentment. This message comes out of my doctoral reading of philosophers Charles Taylor, Jamie Smith, Aldous Huxley, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Miroslav Volf.