Faith Unshackled - A Personal God

July 18, 2017

This 6 part series looks at ways we limit our faith.  Over the 6 weeks we will look at 2 beliefs, 2 actions, and 2 virtues that help us experience God through faith as He always intended. This sermon reminds us that we shouldn't think that God is too big or too holy to love us, flaws and all.

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Churchy Balderdash - Faith

July 14, 2017

"What is your faith?" and "Do you have faith?" are two very different questions because the use different definitions of th word "faith". Sometimes faith refers to what we believe. Other times it points to who we trust. This week's sermon looks at some examples to see how Jesus used the word "faith".

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Churchy Balderdash - Baptism

July 8, 2017

This sermon series examines some of the words thrown carelessly around churches... and not many other places. Sometimes we have no idea what they mean, and other times the definition we think we know is different from everyone else's. The word Baptism has different meanings in different church traditions. This sermon isn't about the method of baptism, but the significance of baptism. It could change your life.

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Churchy Balderdash - Autonomy

June 26, 2017

Some churchy words are common across denominations, others, not so much. This sermon discusses an important word for the Restoration Movement. Congregational autonomy is an important concept for Churches of Christ, but like any good concept it can still be abused.

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Churchy Balderdash - Fellowship

June 20, 2017

"Fellowship" is a word bandied around any time Christians get together. John has something more akin to the "Fellowship of the Ring" in mind when he speaks of fellowship in 1 John 1.

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Churchy Balderdash - Christ

June 12, 2017

Contrary to popular opinion, "Christ" is not Jesus' last name. This sermon clarifies the definition and explores the implications of that understanding.

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Churchy Balderdash - Salvation

June 5, 2017

This sermon series examines some of the words thrown carelessly around churches... and not many other places. Sometimes we have no idea what they mean, and other times the definition we think we know is different from everyone else's. The word Salvation implies that Christians need to be saved from something. What is that something and how secure is our salvation?

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Churchy Balderdash - Gospel

June 5, 2017

This sermon series examines some of the words thrown carelessly around churches... and not many other places. Sometimes we have no idea what they mean, and other times the definition we think we know differs from everyone else's. This sermon considers some of the different ways we define the term Gospel.

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Do As I Say

April 18, 2017

It's easy to hear Jesus' teaching and admire it's virtues. This passage and sermon reminds us that what we do with Jesus' teaching is just as important as whether or not we agree with it.

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Living the Good Life - Making Judgments

April 5, 2017

Christians find ourselves often characterised as judgmental. In Matthew 7:1 Jesus tells his disciples not to judge. How does Jesus use the word "judge" and how does this impact the behaviour of Christians?

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