This Is The Gospel

Beau Martin continues the “This is Church” series by preaching on 1 Corinthians 15:1-11. In the passage, the Apostle Paul warns the Corinthians not to believe in a gospel other than this: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures. In order to remember our “first love”, we take a look at how this simple gospel message was told, and foretold, “according to the Scriptures.”

This Is Fitting

Pastor Andy preaches through 1 Corinthians 14:26-40 about what is fitting for church. When the church gathers, what should our gatherings look like? What should the character of our meetings be? How does our worship reflect the character of the God we worship? How can we be a Spirit-filled church? And what does this mean for LakeView as we move forward?

This Is Beneficial

What is speaking in tongues? And what is prophecy? Why does the Bible say that prophecy is more beneficial in church than tongues if both are from the Holy Spirit? And what does this supernatural stuff have to do with us today? These are the questions we consider as Pastor Andy continues our series through 1 Corinthians, This is Church.

This Is The Most Excellent Way

Pastor Andy continues the series through 1 Corinthians with one of most all-time well-loved passages of Scripture in history: 1 Corinthians 13, the “love” chapter. We’ll see that this passage isn’t about marriage, but rather about the pathway to spiritual greatness. Why is love the most excellent path to true spirituality? Listen and find out!

This Is The Body of Christ

"The church is the Body of Christ." Those words are so familiar, almost too familiar, we sometimes forget the significance of them. As Pastor Andy continues our series through 1 Corinthians, This is Church, we’ll see that just as one Holy Spirit manifests His power through many different gifts, so the one Body of Christ is formed from many different parts, and the church is made up of many different people… but all according to the will and plan of God.

This Is Communion

In 1 Corinthians 11:17-34, Paul admonishes the Corinthian church for the divisions in the church and the way they are handling the Lord’s Supper. Mike Moll shares that communion is a sign of our continued walk with and fellowship with Jesus, and also discusses the role that baptism and good works have in being evidence of and completing our faith.

This Is Proper

Pastor Andy kicks off our summer sermon series through the end of 1 Corinthians with one of the weirdest, most debated, most difficult to understand passages in the entire New Testament! As we study 1 Corinthians 11:2-16, we’ll see that it’s not so much about what role women should have in the church, but rather how women and men should go about fulfilling the role and ministry God has given to them.

Super-Natural

In John 20:22, the Resurrected Christ breathed on His disciples and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” Then nearly 7 weeks later the Ascended Christ poured out the gift the Father had promised, the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:4; 2:4,17,33). We look into these two different experiences of “receiving the Holy Spirit” and the supernatural results that Sprit-filled believers can expect, individually and corporately.

The Spirit on Mission

We live in the era of the Holy Spirit, when the Spirit of God advances the mission of God through the church of God. What does the mission of the Holy Spirit look like, and how does He work in and through us to accomplish that mission? Pastor Andy briefly examines five stories from the Book of Acts that reveal the Spirit on mission.

Be Filled with the Spirit

In Ephesians 5:18, the Bible commands us to “be filled with the Spirit.” What does that mean? How can we be filled with the Spirit? And why are some Christians not filled with the Spirit? Pastor Andy continues our series on the Holy Spirit by looking at what the Bible has to say about the filling of the Spirit in the life of a believer.

The Spirit Old and New

2,000 years ago during the Jewish holiday of Pentecost, the world changed. The Holy Spirit was poured out with power and supernatural miracles, fulfilling an ancient prophecy and ushering in a new era in human history. Pastor Andy continues our series on the Holy Spirit as we look at this incredible event in Acts 2 and explore what it means to live in the Last Days.

Who is the Holy Spirit?

Who is the Holy Spirit? There are so many weird, wacky ideas about Him floating around in the world, and to be honest, there’s a lot of unknown as well. For millions of Christians today, it’s too easy to neglect the Holy Spirit because we’re not really sure who He is, what He does, or how He works. Pastor Andy kicks off a new series, The God Christians Forget, by laying a biblical foundation for who the Holy Spirit is. As we’ll discover in the weeks to come, He is the key to living the Christian life God has called us to.

What Happens After I Die?

It seems there are as many beliefs about what happens after you die as there are people.  Are any of these beliefs based in truth and does it even really matter if we know what happens after we die?  The Bible has a lot to say about this topic. In this message Ryan Horrisberger, one of our elders, will explore six major things we know about what happens after we die and discuss how knowing these things helps us to live a more confident, purposeful, and God-glorifying life.

What Is Right and Wrong?

Do you tend to be a rule-keeper or a rule-breaker? How do rules and laws relate to right and wrong? What is right and wrong, anyway? Pastor Andy brings the fourth message in our series Stuff Christians Believe as we see what the Bible has to say about living a righteous life. Hint: It's not about following the rules!

Why Am I Here?

What is the meaning of life? Philosophers have spent lifetimes debating and arguing that very question. The world has many ideas about why we exist, but they all fall short in some way. In this third message from the Stuff Christians Believe series, Pastor Andy examines how the Bible answers the question, Why am I here?

Who Am I?

“Who am I?” is a question we all have to ask ourselves as some point. Mike Moll discusses the answer to this question from a biblical perspective. We are all created and loved by God, but because of sin, we are born separated from God. God calls us to faith in Christ so that we can be reconciled to Him and adopted as His children. When we place our faith in Christ, we are new creations and our eternal destiny changes, but we must learn to renew our minds and walk in our new identity. God’s love for us is not based on our performance, but is based on our being his beloved children, clothed with the righteousness of Christ.

Who Is God?

The word “Christian” has almost completely lost its meaning in today’s world. What does it mean to be a Christian? What do Christians believe? What values do we hold? What are some of the things Christians do? Pastor Andy starts a new series that will weave in and out over the next couple of years as we explore what it really means to be a Christian. It begins with what we believe, specifically what we believe about God. That is the fundamental question of life, because what you believe about God determines everything else. Join us as we explore some basic Christian beliefs over the next five weeks.

Choose Your Own Adventure

Easter Sunday at LakeView Church! This special service included baptisms, music, and a message from Pastor Andy. We concluded our series through the Gospel of Mark, which is a “choose your own adventure” Gospel. As he brings his powerful story of Jesus to a close in Mark 16:1-8, Mark challenges us to choose our own adventure when it comes to following Jesus.