Culture and creation, Pt 2

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Pastor John says it’s amazing what things have become part of our culture that are not God’s design for our lives. If we’re going to live out what we’re called to, we’ve got to trust what scripture says and we’ve got to face the difficult challenges that come upon us. The Christian culture has become basically a sub-culture and the battle lines were drawn along theological and ideological boundaries: becoming about what we think what you should do and how you should live. But that wasn’t how Jesus approached the battle.

Message delivered 7/28/13.

Bad Theology 101

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C.S. Lewis wrote in Mere Christianity “if you do not listen to theology, that will not mean that you have no ideas about God. It will mean that you have a lot of wrong ones — bad, muddled, out-of-date ideas.”

Assistant pastor Amy Minnich shares a number of examples of bad theology … wrong, misleading notions about who God is … and shows from Scripture what the truth is about those things. Message delivered 7/21/2013.

Be encouraged, both in blessing and in testing

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Guest speaker Zach Zirbel shares that whether we are going through a really fiery trial in our life, or just the daily grind, we need encouragement. It takes courage and encouragement just to go to work every day and do a good job so you can hold your head up.

A model of how that can happen is given in 1 Samuel 30, when David and his followers found their families had been carried offby Amalekite raiders. David was distressed because his men were talking about stoning him … but David found strength in the Lord his God.

Short story even shorter, they pursued the Amalekites, destroyed them and got back all their family members and posessions.

Using other examples from scripture and his own life, Zach shares about the critical value of taking encouragement from God. Message delivered 7/14/13.