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The grace of God

Grace and King David / 09.02.18
"Grace has no load limits." The story of King David illustrates that God’s grace is at work even in the messiest of situations. When David has a moral failing God goes to work to make things right. He corrects David, walks David through the consequences of his actions, and sees David through to the other side. God’s grace toward David shows that there is hope for us even on the darkest days.
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08.26.18 / Rescued by Grace
The grace of God is powerful. It is not limited by our past nor our present. It is not restricted by any labels that we carry with us. Through the grace of God, we are forgiven and accepted. The grace of God is mighty to save us and rescue us … and we see this truth demonstrated in the story of a foreigner and prostitute named Rahab. Through the grace of God, she was not only delivered from destruction, but she became an important part in God’s story of salvation.
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08.19.18 / Chosen by Grace
Long before God gave the 10 commandments, he established that His relationship with people would be constituted by His grace, not by our keeping rules. The story of Abraham illustrates how this worked in his life, and how God interacts with us by His grace today as well. God chooses to bless us by his grace, not because we deserve His blessing.
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08.12.18 / The Law and the Grace of God
The law of God flows from the grace of God. God in His mercy gave the Ten Commandments to Israel so they would not enslave themselves to things smaller than the living God. By grace God continually cares for His people by providing them with teachings that help them live in relationship with God and one another.
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08.05.18 / Grace in God’s Creation
God’s grace – His attitude of love and mercy toward His people – is a theme running through the entire Scriptures, not just the New Testament. Throughout the month of August, we’ll trace the gift of grace through the Old Testament, beginning today with the awesome gift of creation. To view the “Image of God” video (referenced at 17:56), click here.
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the parables of Jesus

07.29.18 / The Rich Fool
We close the series on Jesus’ parables with his story of the Rich Fool. We will wrestle with the questions that Jesus raises: How do you measure success? What are you doing with the surplus that God is giving you? What is your source of security?
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07.22.18 / Unfathomable Forgiveness
Is there a limit to forgiveness? That is what Peter wanted to know. Jesus goes to the heart of the matter with this dramatic story!
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07.15.18 / “Which Is Better?”
Life is filled with choices. When you get your eyes examined, the doctor is constantly asking, “Which is better: one or two?” The waiter will ask, “What would you like better: soup or salad?” The salesman asks, “Do you want more room or better gas mileage?” Jesus, in telling the story of the two sons, is challenging us to ask what God would like better: words or actions.
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07.08.18 / The Compassionate Vineyard Owner
In the Kingdom of God, things work quite differently than we are used to. In the parable of the vineyard workers, Jesus teaches us that it’s not about what you have done, but what the Lord does for you.
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07.01.18 / The Talents
What will you do with your one and only life? One of the struggles we face as Christ-followers is to be on our guard against complacency. There’s a temptation to say, “Well, I’ve been saved by Jesus, so I’m good. I can just live my life the way I want.” The parable of the talents demonstrates that one day, we will have to give an account for how we used the gifts and abilities entrusted to us. One day, Jesus will return and ask, “What did you do with your one and only life?”
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06.24.18 / Pharisee and Tax Collector
In this culture of selfishness and narcissism we find it hard to be humble. Selfishness is a form of idolatry, because we become dependent upon ourselves, and that can lead to thinking that we are somehow capable of providing for our salvation. Today we look at the parable of the tax collector and the Pharisee. We will hear Jesus’ opinion of selfishness and His desire for humility.
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06.17.18 / The Parable of the Sower
Why do some people hear the word of God and believe and others do not? Why do some people show initial excitement at Christianity and then fall away? And why do some people hear about Jesus and form a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ? Jesus addresses these questions in today’s story, the Parable of the Sower.
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06.10.18 / The Great Banquet
The Kingdom of God is compared to a feast of abundance. Jesus invites people of every race and ethnic group to receive of his joy, forgiveness, hope, and purpose. But as He points out in this parable, some of those you might expect to be present (the religious, the self-sufficient, and the successful) are the most likely to turn down an invitation of grace. Yet Jesus doesn’t give up in extending his invitation to spiritually needy people like you and me.
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06.03.18 / The Rich Man and Lazarus
This week we will look at one of the classic parables of Jesus. The story of the rich man and Lazarus touches on several significant issues. Why would a loving God allow for hell? Would people in hell choose heaven if given a choice? What place do unbelief and grace play in everlasting life?
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the Gospel-Centered Family

05.20.18 / Word-Following Family
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05.13.18 / Grace-Filled Family
"Grace Wins" by Matthew West, © 2015 Atlas Holdings, CVLI #504119486
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05.06.18 / Gospel-Centered Family
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this changes everything

04.29.18 / Go
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04.22.18 / Grow
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04.15.18 / Discover
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04.08.18 / This Changes Everything
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04.01.18 / Easter (CLC)

03.31.18 / Easter (SLC)

03.30.18 / Good Friday


The Good & Beautiful God

03.25.18 / The King
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03.18.18 / God Transforms
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03.11.18 / God Is Holy
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03.04.18 / God Is Love
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02.25.18 / God Is Trustworthy
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02.18.18 / God Is Good
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GOAT: Greatest of All Time (Lent)

03.21.18 / Mary

03.14.18 / John the Baptist
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03.07.18 / Esther
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02.21.18 / Moses

02.14.18 / Abraham (Ash Wednesday)


Reading the Bible

02.11.18 / Reading Backward
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02.04.18 / Guest speaker, Brad Gray


Love Your Neighbor

01.28.18 / No More "Us" and Them"
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01.21.18 / Out of Poverty
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1.14.18 / Loving Your International Neighbor
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Out of the Overflow

1.7.18 / Time and Treasure
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12.31 / Salt and Light
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12.24 / The Greatest Gift

12.24 / The Father's Gift of Overflowing Love

12.17 / The Generosity of the Shepherds
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12.10 / Surrender
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12.3 / Anticipation
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The Mystery of the Sacraments

11.26 / The Lord's Supper
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11.19 / Baptism

11.12 / The Mystery of the Sacraments
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11.5 / Orphan Sunday
  


The Reformation: Why Does It Matter?

10.29 / A Calling for Everyone!
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10.8 / Grace Alone
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10.22 / The Authority of Scripture
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10.15 / Faith Alone
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