What is Palm Sunday and why do we celebrate it? What’s the deal with the palm leaves? Christians do weird things, and playing with leaves in church is one of them. But, as we’ll see, it has great significance for life both now and in the future.
What is a “normal” Christian life? We turn to Acts 2:42-47 to see what normal life was like for the very first Christians. How “normal” is your life as a follower of Jesus?
At the very first church service in history, the Apostle Peter preached the sermon that is the bedrock of our faith, the unstoppable message that defines what Christianity is. Let’s dig into Acts 2:14-41 and find out what that rock is on which Christ built His church.
Acts 2:1-13 records a turning point in human history: the day on which God the Holy Spirit was poured out on all followers of Jesus. We’ll see what some of the practical implications of this incredible event are for us today.
What do you do while you’re waiting on God’s next move? We dive into Acts 1:12-26 to get wisdom from God’s Word about how to wait productively.
How did Christianity go from a movement started by Jesus and a handful of disciples to over 2.3 billion people who identify as Christians today? We begin a new series through the Book of Acts, which shows just how this whole “Christianity” thing started.
Baptism is one of those weird traditions in church. And what makes it confusing is that it seems like every church does it just a little differently. What is baptism, why do we get baptized, and why does LakeView practice baptism the way we do? Pastor Andy concludes our series, Weird Things Christians Do.
Christians do weird things… like eating crackers and drinking juice in church. What is Communion and why do we do it? In this message we dig into Scripture to uncover a precious gemstone of the Christian faith.
Pastor Andy turns to Matthew 28:16-20 to assess the church’s mission and what God has next for LakeView.
Pastor Andy concludes a short series in Proverbs looking at Proverbs 5:1-23. In these verses we find important principles for protecting our marriages in a sex-crazed society, and living according to God’s plan, even when it’s not easy or popular.
Proverbs (well, really the whole Bible) is a treasure trove of wisdom for life. It teaches us how God designed life to work. This week Pastor Andy turns to Proverbs 3:1-12 to unpack it’s teaching in how we relate to God, which in turn changes everything else in our lives.
Pastor Andy continues the series through Proverbs by looking at Proverbs 2:1-22. This “wisdom poem” from the Old Testament shows us just a few of the benefits that come from living by God’s wisdom.
Christmas Eve at LakeView Church. Pastor Andy finished up the Advent series by looking at John 1:1-14 to see what the Bible says about who Jesus is, and how we need to decide what we're going to do with that claim.
Hope, love, joy, and peace. In this fourth Advent message, Pastor Andy turns to the Book of Philippians to find out how we can have the peace of God and the God of peace this Christmas.
“In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials” (1 Peter 1:6, NIV). How can the Bible say that we should rejoice in the middle of suffering? Pastor Andy digs into 1 Peter 1:3-9 to find out what Peter meant when he wrote those words, and how they apply to our lives today.
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!
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.