How can we say that Jesus is the only way to God? Isn’t that arrogant and intolerant? Isn’t that narrow-minded? Let’s honestly examine the problem of religious exclusivity, and see how the gospel’s response to the problem compares with popular culture’s response to the problem.
In our society, we have a crisis of integrity. But what is integrity and how can we live with integrity? Proverbs 20:7 shows us it’s more than we often think, and the Bible guides us to a life lived with integrity.
Why do we celebrate Easter? What is the significance of the resurrection? Does it really matter that Jesus lives? These are the questions the Bible answers in our Easter celebration worship service.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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”?
“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.
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.
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.”
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.
We continue to learn from the Gospel of Mark as Pastor Andy teaches another week in the Who is This Man? series. The passage is Mark 15, the trial and crucifixion of Jesus. As we see what Jesus endured on the cross, we’ll see how everyone around Jesus responded and reacted to Him, and we’ll be challenged with the question: What is my response to the crucifixion?
Pastor Andy continues the series through Mark’s Gospel. In Mark 14:32-52, Jesus goes to the Garden of Gethsemane with His disciples to spend the night in prayer. It was there He faced His darkest hour, the moment at which He began to experience separation from God the Father. As we see Jesus face the dark night of the soul, we’ll discover the way through (not around) suffering in our own lives.
Pastor Andy teaches from Mark 8:27-9:1, the passage where Jesus says, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves, take up their cross, and follow me.” What does mean for us today? We’ll see that when it comes to following Jesus, we’re either all in or all out… are you all in?
Have you ever gotten something mostly right, but a little wrong? Sometimes being close just doesn’t cut it. It’s the same with who we say Jesus is. If we’re mostly right, but a little off, it can have negative consequences on our faith. Pastor Alex continues our series through the Gospel of Mark and challenges us to see the signs and recognize who Jesus is.