Pastor Andy continues our Christmas series with a message from 1 John 4:7-21 about love. When we receive God’s love and complete it by sharing it with others, God shines in us. This Christmas, let’s love like no one else!
Guest speaker, Beau Martin, begins the Advent series focusing on Hope. Jesus Christ came to earth and fulfilled, in detail, the prophesies concerning the Messiah, the hope of Israel. As we wait for His return, will we continue to praise Him by being a light in this world? Will we continue to place our hope in Him, even if we look foolish?
Pastor Andy finishes the series on prayer with a psalm of Thanksgiving.
In Ephesians 3:14-21, the Apostle Paul prayed for the church. The same prayer he prayed for his church is the prayer we're praying for ours: that God would drench us in his overwhelming love to know what goes beyond the limits of knowledge and be filled with all the fullness of God.
Pastor Andy continues the series on prayer with a look at Psalm 16, a prayer of dependence and confidence in God. How can we say that God is our only hope? Why do Christians put all their eggs in God’s basket? Why do we pray: “Lord, I need you”?
Pastor Andy starts a new series on prayer, the most important thing we can do as Christians to experience the love of God, to have a victorious faith, and to accomplish the Great Commission. Each message in the series is paired with a popular worship song that parallels the theme of the Scripture. This week’s sermon is on the Lord’s Prayer in the Gospel of Luke.
Mike shares why our confidence in the promises of Christ and our hope of a future together with him in paradise should give us joy in all circumstances and help our faith persevere through the trials of this life.
Mike discusses how the Bible uses the word "hope," why believers have hope, how they get that hope, and what that hope is.
“Forgive and forget.” Or so we’re told. So often we believe that forgiving means forgetting, and since forgetting about the sin and hurt someone has caused us is darn near impossible, we give up and assume we just can’t forgive. But biblical forgiveness is not forgetting, as we see in the final message in our series, Lies Christians Swallow.
“The word on the street is that faith is a potent mixture of intellectual and emotional self-control that when properly harnessed can literally change outcomes through positive thinking and clear visualization” (Larry Osborne, Ten Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe). What is faith? And, can it really fix anything? Pastor Andy looks at these questions from a biblical perspective as we continue the series, Lies Christians Swallow.
Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” But does that really mean that raising kids in a godly home guarantees they’ll grow up to follow Jesus? What about all the kids who were raised well, but walked away from God as adults? Pastor Andy continues our series, Lies Christians Swallow, by looking at some parenting wisdom from the Bible.
There are many false ideas, spiritual urban legends, floating around our churches today. Unfortunately, we often swallow these lies hook, line, and sinker, and then get frustrated with God for failing to keep promises He never made! Pastor Andy kicks off a new series, Lies Christians Swallow, by looking at a common misconception about God’s will. Does God really have a “blueprint” for our lives?
What is the best part of knowing Jesus? Some might say forgiveness. Others, freedom from addiction. Still others would say it’s the peace and joy they’ve found in Christ. And most would probably say the promise of eternal life is the best part of knowing Jesus. While all those things are true and good, Pastor Andy preaches from Luke 10:38-42 to show us what the best part of knowing Jesus truly is.
Pastor Andy finishes our series through 1 Corinthians with the final chapter. The Apostle Paul, who wrote the letter, concludes with several personal comments and parting thoughts. What we can see clearly is that church isn’t just a non-profit organization, a corporation selling Jesus as a product, or an entertainment agency. Church isn’t business, it’s personal—it’s a community, a family.
What does the Bible say about our physical bodies as it relates to Jesus’ return? Is heaven a place where our spirits are forever separated from our bodies? In this message, Ryan Horrisberger, one of our elders, examines 1 Corinthians 15:12-58 where we see that these are questions the early church has wrestled with. The Bible it turns out, is very clear on the subject, and the apostle Paul writes strongly to the believers in Corinth about how they should understand the resurrection of the dead.
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.”
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?
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.
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!