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The Legacy of Sin

When sin creates a rift in our life, or the lives of those whom we are close to, the response is often bewilderment. Hasn't Jesus conquered sin? we might think. Why is this still so damaging? What we are struggling with in those moments is distinguishing the punishment for our sins from the natural consequences of it. And while Jesus absorbs sin's punishments, he does not always remove every consequence.

Overcoming the Giants

I understand that the strategy of fighting a physical human-being is far different than fighting some of these struggles mentioned just a moment ago, but I believe the character of David can teach us something of how and why we fight.

A Transformed Conclusion

Transformation can be illustrated through the life of a marine who returns from boot camp. They, quite literally, are different people when they return. Their posture is straighter, their speech is clearer, their bodies are stronger, and their spirit is firmed. As transformed believers in Jesus Christ, we too should quite literally be different people than who we were before. Sermon by Senior Minister Rusty Tugman and Connections Minister Payton Minzenmayer.

Living in Community

When we imagine that we, as Christians and humans, can live in total independence and self-sufficiency, we are deluding ourselves. God, from the beginning, never intended that we should go through the world "alone." We simply cannot experience fully the power and delight of life with God without also being drawn into life together with our community. Sermon by Connections Minister Payton Minzenmayer.

Overflowing Gratitude

Gratitude is a magnificent thing, and one that transforms our perception of the world. It is also the key to opening up the reality of the gospel in people’s lives. Sermon by Connections Minister Payton Minzenmayer.