Forgiving Means Forgetting

“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.

Faith Can Fix Anything

“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.

A Godly Home Guarantees Godly Kids

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.

God Has a Blueprint for My Life

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?

The Best Part of Knowing Jesus

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.

This Is Personal

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.

This Is The Resurrection

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.

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.