Oct 10, 2021
A Faith from Here to Eternity
In today's passage from our 1 John series, where Jesus emphasizes the necessity of being "born again," we discover that to see Jesus and His truth means more than observing what He did or hearing what He said; it means a change of identity. And our new birth changes everything. Our old lives are gone and we learn to walk in a new life. NOTE: The last few minutes of sermon audio are lost due to a technical difficulty.
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  • Oct 10, 2021A Faith from Here to Eternity
    Oct 10, 2021
    A Faith from Here to Eternity
    In today's passage from our 1 John series, where Jesus emphasizes the necessity of being "born again," we discover that to see Jesus and His truth means more than observing what He did or hearing what He said; it means a change of identity. And our new birth changes everything. Our old lives are gone and we learn to walk in a new life. NOTE: The last few minutes of sermon audio are lost due to a technical difficulty.
  • Oct 3, 2021I Don’t Want to Do That Anymore
    Oct 3, 2021
    I Don’t Want to Do That Anymore
    Series: Standalone
    Troy discusses our journey to become more like Jesus, and how we need to replace the wrong things in our lives with the right things. He also emphasizes that the difference between the life we’re living, and the life we’ve always wanted, is doing the right things over and over again. NOTE: At approximately the 3:55 mark, the audio is lost for about 20+ seconds, but then returns.
  • Sep 26, 2021The Only One Who Knows Our Hearts
    Sep 26, 2021
    The Only One Who Knows Our Hearts
    Continuing in our series through the Gospel of John, Troy explains that although Jesus knows every single one of our thoughts, words, and actions, He died on the cross for us anyway. He took the punishment that we deserved and put it on Himself. And it’s critical that we understand the love and grace that God has shown us, despite our brokenness, because we need to show love and grace to other people, despite their brokenness.
  • Sep 12, 2021What if God Was One of Us?
    Sep 12, 2021
    What if God Was One of Us?
    To kick off our new series through the Gospel of John, Troy reminds us that Jesus, who is fully God, became fully human and experienced every temptation and suffering that we face, and He even died a terrible death to pay the penalty that each of one us owed. NOTE: Due to technical issues, the sermon audio begins about 10 minutes into the message.
  • Sep 5, 2021Come Back So We Can Leave Again
    Sep 5, 2021
    Come Back So We Can Leave Again
    Series: Standalone
    In our final "standalone" message of the summer, Troy describes how we “come back” each Sunday, just so we can “leave again” by going out into the world, shining our light in the darkness, and sharing the good news of Jesus. Our world needs us; our city needs us; and our neighborhood in the Shadle area needs us.
  • Aug 29, 2021Give Me a Break (or Help Me Escape)
    Aug 29, 2021
    Give Me a Break (or Help Me Escape)
    Series: Standalone
    Sometimes, we need physical rest and the chance to focus on God and gain spiritual strength. Other times, there's a mental or emotional rest that we need just as much, if not more, than physical rest. And that's when we need to get out of our own heads and just do something.
  • Aug 22, 2021No, Please, You Go First
    Aug 22, 2021
    No, Please, You Go First
    Series: Standalone
    Left to ourselves, we tend to put ourselves first and do as little as possible for others. But as Troy explains, we all know, deep down, that there’s a problem with that way of living, and we want to be better than that. What if we thought about others more than ourselves? What if we showed grace and kindness to the people who disagreed with us? What if we did as much as possible for them? What if we said, essentially, “No, Please, You Go First.”
  • Aug 8, 2021God Reached Down to Us
    Aug 8, 2021
    God Reached Down to Us
    Series: Standalone
    As Troy reminds us in this week's standalone message, we were all in a deep hole from which it was impossible to escape, but God reached down to us when He came to the earth in the person of Jesus Christ. He jumped into the hole with us, and He rescued us, because He's been there before and He knows the way out.
  • Jul 25, 2021Remember Where You Started
    Jul 25, 2021
    Remember Where You Started
    Series: Standalone
    In today's standalone message, Troy invites us to remember where it all began, not only in our physical lives, but also in our journeys of faith. We can refresh ourselves and find the strength to go on when we recall how Jesus paid our penalty for us, how all of our sins have been forgiven, and how that leads us to forgive other people.
  • Jul 18, 2021Growing Up is Hard to Do
    Jul 18, 2021
    Growing Up is Hard to Do
    Series: Standalone
    In a standalone message, Troy shares how there’s nothing like seeing someone grow from birth to maturity, and how there's nothing more fearful than watching someone who should grow to maturity remain a child. The same thing is true in our spiritual lives; we want infants and children to move on to maturity, and we want mature Christians to take under their wings people who are spiritual children.