Love

"Why is Jesus the Only Way" - Adam Barnett

Jesus. He changed everything about everything (Week 38) This morning we welcome guest speaker Adam Barnett as he encourages us that our Christian mission must be an affair of love before it is an affair of truth. As a believer, you posses the truth, but you must earn the right to share it with the way that you love. Jesus is the “why” our souls long for. (John 14:1-11, Isaiah 53:7) 

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"Love Knows No Bounds" - Tim Mannin

Ephesians (Week 7) What is our vision for the church? What is our vision for our personal life? Are we as a church and as people seeking to be self-fulfilled in our church and self-focused in our life? There is a big difference between really liking the things of God and rooting ourselves in the kind of love that knows no bounds. This is the mindset that is the catalyst behind why we love our city, love our neighbors and desire to be a church that is planted in the love of God that knows no bounds. (Eph. 3:14-19)

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"Love Your City" - Tim Mannin

Doing Things That Matter (Week 5) Reckless love is an action that is not just about doing good deeds. So many followers of Jesus effort to be good people, but we must also effort to bring the kingdom of God. The people we love, we pray desperately for. Are our prayers for our city and our neighbors desperate enough? (Mark 2:1-12, Job 29:6, Isaiah 52:7)

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"Too Much Of A Good Thing" - Tim Mannin

1 John: Love Conquers All (Part 11) In our final morning in the series 1 John (Love Conquers All), we witness a "drop the mic" moment from John as he encourages us to keep away from idols in his final words of the letter. There are really good things in life that we sometimes elevate into a higher position and it begins to drive our life. If we look to created things to give us hope, love, and happiness, they will eventually break our hearts. (1 John 5:20-21, Rom. 1:21,25, Rev. 2:2-5)

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"God's Will Isn't So Hard" - Tim Mannin

1 John: Love Conquers All (Part 10) Have you ever wondered if you're doing God's will? How do we discern this? We treat God as though he is a traffic cop at the intersections of life, but following His will is more like He is the sculptor shaping us in to who we are called to be. His will is that we would hear and listen to His voice. (1 John 5, Rom. 12:1-2, Matt. 22:35, 1 Thes. 5:16-18) 

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"But God Loved Us" - Kaleb Kinney

1 John: Love Conquers All (Part 8) This is love.. not that you first loved God, but He loved you and sent His son to die for you. God is not concerned with what you bring to the relationship, His love for you is 100% dependent on Him. If we are loved so unconditionally, we must give that same love to everyone we meet. It doesn't matter what any have done, all are deserving of His love. (1 John 4:7-16, Luke 15)

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"Matter Over Mind" - Tim Mannin

1 John: Love Conquers All (Part 6)  As John discusses what it means to love, he appeals to our gut-level essence of our being. He implores us to put matter over mind, to not just think about things like forgiveness and loving your neighbor, but actually act on these things. Do we actually forgive, love, and show patience, or do we just agree with the concept? (1 John 3:11-18) 

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"Guard Love" - Tim Mannin

1 John: Love Conquers All (Part 2) John shows us a narrative of love and keeping the commandments of Jesus. We must pay attention to the moments when love is not easy, when it doesn't come naturally. Guarding love is about saying "I'm not going to love when it's just an easy thing, I am going to love in all situations." The gospel is advanced when we chose to love in the difficult situations. Love will conquer all. (1 John 2:1-7, John 13:34-35, 15:12)

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