Audio: Your Knowledge and Your Rights

Bill of Rights Stamp, 1966. Image via Wikimedia Commons
Bill of Rights Stamp, 1966. Image via Wikimedia Commons

How Your Life Can Glorify God
1 Corinthians 8.1-3
Matthew Raley (10-19-14)

This past summer, a heartbreaking news item made the rounds. A little girl was being trained to shoot an uzi. She lost control of the weapon and killed her instructor. Certain things in life are so powerful that they become destructive if we lose control. Knowledge is one of those things. Knowledge is an uzi: you’d better be able to direct it. If your knowledge controls you, it will harm everyone around you.

Today we begin a new series from 1 Corinthians. What we’re going to study is how to glorify God by uniting our knowledge with love.

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Sermon Notes 10-19-14

Audio: Where Is Heaven?

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Study of Clouds with a Sunset near Rome, by Simon Alexandre Clement Denis

Tough Questions 2014
Revelation 21.1 – 22.5
Matthew Raley (10-12-14)

This summer our congregation gathered questions about faith, God, and Christianity from our friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Today’s sermon is the final in a six-week series answering those questions.

Many of the questions we gathered in the summer were confrontational. But some, like this one, were simple requests for information. What does the Bible say about heaven? Is it really in the clouds? And what, if anything, happens there?

We begin our study of heaven with a close look at Eden in Genesis 2.8-17. We see that the garden is richly supplied, and the Lord intended human beings to use all these resources to extend the garden into all the earth. Specifically, there are rivers, the tree of life, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Heaven in our text is that garden redeemed and recreated. In today’s message we will see how heaven beautifully fulfills the work God began in that first garden.

Please note: owing to technical difficulties, the audio quality of this sermon is sub par.  In particular there are about 16 seconds of very poor audio near the end of the sermon.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Sermon Notes 10-12-14