Audio: God’s Will in Your Calling

 

Your Decisions and Christ’s Kingdom
1 Corinthians 7.17-31
Matthew Raley (7- 13-14)

For the last several weeks we have been studying Paul’s letter to the Corinthians to find out what  it looks like to live for the Kingdom of Christ in the middle of real life. We have learned that principles are like text messages from Jesus telling us the place where, in his grace, he will meet us. In this week’s sermon we look at more examples of decision-making that start where you are in life. How can you serve Christ, not just when your circumstances improve but right now? What does Paul mean when he says to lead the life that the Lord has assigned to you?

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Sermon Notes 7-13-14

Audio: God’s Will in Life Commitments

Your Decisions and Christ’s Kingdom
1 Corinthians 7.1-16
Matthew Raley (7- 6-14)

What if you were able to receive text messages from Jesus?  If he sent you a text asking to meet him for coffee at a certain place and time, would you join him there?  In today’s message we continue studying Paul’s letter to the Corinthians to find out what  it looks like to live for the Kingdom of Christ in the middle of real life. We will see that Paul gives us two principles by which to frame all of our decisions. These principles are like texts from Jesus telling us the place where, in his grace, he will meet us.

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Sermon Notes 7-6-14

 

Video: How Our Fathers Thought

Your Decisions and Christ’s Kingdom
1 Corinthians 7.29-31
Matthew Raley (6-29-14)

Over the last three weeks we have been studying our passage in 1 Corinthians to learn what it means to live in light of the short season in which we live, awaiting the Day of Christ. But what does it look like when people really believe that this world is passing away? This week, as we prepare to celebrate July 4 we will get a clear picture from our own nation’s heritage. In today’s sermon we will consider how our fathers thought about this world and their place in it, and how their decisions founded our nation and launched a worldwide movement to spread the Gospel that continues to this day.

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Sermon Notes 6-29-14

Reading of the Book of Mark Part 2

Evening Service

6-29-14

On Sunday evening, June the 29th, David Calkins read the last half of the book of Mark, taking us from verse 34 of chapter eight through to the end, finishing his reading of the book from The Message completely and almost without comment.  David did take a few brief and lighthearted moments at the beginning of the service to explain his thoughts about the reading.  “When I got this idea,” he said, “I thought we’d just say a word of prayer, read the Bible, go away . . . I just think the Bible speaks to us.”

By the end of the evening, his very simple statement proved eloquently true.  We began with Jesus’ teaching, “Self-help is no help at all.  Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to saving yourself, your true self” (MSG), and ended with His crucifixion, resurrection and ascension.  Taken whole and in context, over the course of an hour, no further comment really needed to be made.  The telling of the gospel spoke for itself.

To hear the first part of the reading of the book of Mark, click here.

Audio: How Our Fathers Thought

Your Decisions and Christ’s Kingdom
1 Corinthians 7.29-31
Matthew Raley (6-29-14)

Over the last three weeks we have been studying our passage in 1 Corinthians to learn what it means to live in light of the short season in which we live, awaiting the Day of Christ. But what does it look like when people really believe that this world is passing away? This week, as we prepare to celebrate July 4 we will get a clear picture from our own nation’s heritage. In today’s sermon we will consider how our fathers thought about this world and their place in it, and how their decisions founded our nation and launched a worldwide movement to spread the Gospel that continues to this day.

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Sermon Notes 6-29-14

Video: In Defense of Radical Faith

Your Decisions and Christ’s Kingdom
1 Corinthians 7.29-31
Matthew Raley (6-22-14)

In today’s passage Paul advises the Corinthian believers to set their worldly desires and goals to the side and to devote themselves to Christ instead.  He teaches that all Christians are called to abandon this world to its doom and work for Christ’s Kingdom. This morning we will be asking how can he make such an apparently uncaring demand, and what gives him the right to call people to this degree of sacrifice?

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Sermon Notes 6-22-14

Reading of the Book of Mark Part 1

Evening Service

6-22-14

 

During the evening Life Builder Class of June 22, David Calkins began his complete, uninterrupted reading of Mark without comment.  The audio below documents part 1 of the reading.  David will read part 2 on June 29 at 6 pm.  Please note: due to technical difficulty with the recorder, the recording begins at the 9th verse of Mark Chapter 1.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

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