John 13:34-35; Acts 2:42-47; Ephesians 2:13-22 A million sermons have been preached and a million books written (from both a Christian and non-Christian perspective) about the importance of community. In this sermon, we discuss specifically how God uses Christians--the church--living in community to lead their friends and neighbors to faith in Jesus.
Text: Luke 7:31-35; John 15:12-17; Acts 19:28-31 How are you at friendship? Do you have true friends--people who know you to the bottom and love you anyway? If so, you know how important friendship is. As beautiful as it is in its own right, friendship can also accomplish even more: it can be a powerful [...]
Text: Genesis 2:8-10; John 14:1-3; Romans 12:12-13; Hebrews 13:1-2 Have you ever been welcomed into a place? A group? A family? How did it make you feel? Special? Cared for? Grateful? Loved? That’s what hospitality is meant to accomplish, and if we are to be a people who live our “sent-ness” successfully, we need to [...]
Text: Genesis 12:1-4; Matthew 5:13-16 God’s people were never called to be “sponges”--those who receive his blessings and just soak them up, with no further purpose. Instead, we have been called to be conduits of blessing. As we receive them, we not only taste their benefits, but pass them along to our friends and neighbors [...]