Mike Moll, one of our elders, brings the second message in our series Christmas Songs. In Luke 1:67-69, we find Zechariah's response to the angel who told him his wife, Elizabeth, would have a son in her old age. That son was John the Baptist, the forerunner of Christ.
Pastor Andy begins a new sermon series called Christmas Songs, where we study together the original songs of Christmas. The first Christmas music was composed a couple thousand years ago and written in Scripture. These Christmas songs from the Bible will help us make this Christmas season a time of worship, with family, friends, food, and shopping filling their appropriate roles under the Lord Jesus Christ.
Ryan Horrisberger, one of our elders, concludes part 1 of Who Is This Man?, our series through the Gospel of Mark. In Mark 6:1-13, we see a lack of faith in the people Jesus grew up with. But we also see a demonstration of faith in His disciples. Sometimes, familiarity breeds contempt, but it takes faith to follow Jesus. How comfortable are you in your Christianity? Is it time to step out of the familiar and follow Jesus into the unknown?
In week seven of our series Who Is This Man?, Pastor Andy teaches from Mark 5:1-20. In this passage, Jesus invades the kingdom of darkness, binds the Strong Man, and destroys his legions with nothing more than a word of command! Jesus's power is unlimited, and through our study of this text, we'll learn how we can deal with demons in our own lives and our world.
In the sixth installment of our series through the Gospel of Mark, Pastor Andy teaches from Mark 4:35-41. In this story, Jesus and the disciples head out across the Sea of Galilee in their boats, only to run into a dangerous storm that threatens their lives. What Jesus does is nothing short of miraculous, and we learn how we can follow Jesus even amidst the storms of life.
Mike Moll, one of our elders, continues our series through Mark's Gospel, looking at some of the parables Jesus told. Jesus is the Son of God who brings the Kingdom of God near, and He uses everyday, relatable illustrations, analogies, and stories to show us what the Kingdom of God is like. Do we have ears to hear?
Continuing through the Gospel of Mark, Pastor Andy teaches through Mark 3:20-35. In this scene, Jesus's own family says He's crazy and the religious leaders accuse Him of being demon-possessed. But Jesus points out that while some make think He's a lunatic and others that He's a diabolical liar, those who seek to do God's will recognize Jesus for who He really is, the Lord.
Pastor Andy continues our series through the Gospel of Mark, Who Is This Man? In Mark 2:13-17, Jesus once again breaks the rules. This time, He calls Levi, a tax collector, to follow Him, and He even goes to Levi's house to eat with other tax collectors and sinners. How could Jesus, a good moral teacher, a religious leader, a respectable man associate with "those kind of people?"
Pastor Andy brings the second week in our series through the Gospel of Mark, Who Is This Man? In this scene from Mark, Jesus encounters an untouchable–a man with leprosy comes and begs Jesus to make him clean. Jesus's reaction to this unclean leper turns the world's kingdom upside down and reveals that Jesus makes the unclean clean, and the unholy holy.
Pastor Andy kicks off a new series through the Gospel of Mark, Who Is This Man? Jesus never wrote a book, but more books have been written about him than anyone else in the world. He never wrote a song, but more songs have been written about him than any other person in human history. He never traveled more than 200 miles outside his hometown, but he left his footprint on the whole earth. Who is this man whose life has changed the course of human history and inspired billions of people over thousands of years to follow him? Your answer to that question will change your life... forever.
Pastor Alex brings the story of Hosea and Gomer. God told Hosea to marry an unfaithful woman, named Gomer, as a living parable and a symbol of the ancient Isrealites' unfaithfulness to God. In spite of her adultery, Hosea forgave her and redeemed her and restored their relationship. In the same way, God loves us unconditionally–even when we are faithless, He is faithful. God loves us, God loves you, with a never-stopping, unbreakable, eternal covenant love.
Pastor Andy continues the two-part miniseries "Laying a Foundation." Following Nehemiah's example, our desire is for LakeView to be a church characterized by both prayer and action. We will be men and women who seek God's will and then act on it.
What is the foundation of your life? And what do we want to be the foundation of the life and ministry of LakeView Church? Laying the proper foundation is a critical element of building anything, whether a home, a family, a life or a ministry. This week and next, our new Lead Pastor, Andy Fuqua, begins a short series studying two leaders from the Old Testament who laid solid foundations for the nation of Israel. As we see how these men built their lives and ministries, we'll be able to apply those principles to our lives and to the ministry of LakeView Church for decades to come.
How to be a stand-up church in an upside-down world. We are walking through 1 Corinthians as we try to understand what it means to follow Christ in freedom, unity, spirituality and many other areas. How do we stand firm in the midst of a culture which promotes so many things counter to what Christ teaches?
Pastor Tom Nebel concludes his interim ministry at LakeView with a message on being a pilgrim for the glory of God and the sake of the gospel. The Apostle Paul was willing to give up his apostolic rights in order to bless others, encourage discipleship, and spread the good news of Jesus Christ.