Sermons

Living Your Faith In A Crazy World

Living Your Faith In A Crazy World
Aug 2015
Our world is changing. The events in the courts, on the streets, in the news, around the internet, across the world, and even in our houses of worship have unsettled many. How are we to respond?

Some have withdrawn in fear. Others have become louder and louder in hopes of inciting change. Still others have lingered in confusion. And some have just willingly closed their eyes hoping that through ignorance things might return to great familiarity.

Does God have anything to say about how we respond? Is He concerned about what is going on? What is He calling us to say? What is He wanting us to do?

Will you join us as we explore God’s requirements for us in this crazy world? They are different than you might think.

Sermons in this series

Part 4 - Walk Humbly
Sun, Aug 09, 2015
Duration:18 mins
And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?" And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets." (Matthew 22:35-40 ESV) I need you to keep it simple for me. When it gets too complicated, I get confused. Fortunately, in scripture there are several places that God distills simple truth. Last week, we began to open up what it is that God desires us to do in the crazy days that we live in. Micah 6 told us that we must Drop Religion and Seek Justice. If you missed it I'd encourage you to listen to this sermon at our website. This week we will look at his further instruction to Love Mercy and Walk Humbly. In many ways, this is connected to what Jesus tells us is the two greatest commandments in all of scripture - Loving God & Loving our Neighbor. The real question is, who is our neighbor and how do we carry that out? Is that just being a good guy to the people around us or is there more?
Part 3 - Love Mercy
Sun, Aug 09, 2015
Duration:21 mins
And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?" And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets." (Matthew 22:35-40 ESV) I need you to keep it simple for me. When it gets too complicated, I get confused. Fortunately, in scripture there are several places that God distills simple truth. Last week, we began to open up what it is that God desires us to do in the crazy days that we live in. Micah 6 told us that we must Drop Religion and Seek Justice. If you missed it I'd encourage you to listen to this sermon at our website. This week we will look at his further instruction to Love Mercy and Walk Humbly. In many ways, this is connected to what Jesus tells us is the two greatest commandments in all of scripture - Loving God & Loving our Neighbor. The real question is, who is our neighbor and how do we carry that out? Is that just being a good guy to the people around us or is there more?
Part 2 - Do Justice
Sun, Aug 02, 2015
Duration:41 mins
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8 ESV) I'm a bit of a geek. I grew up reading and collecting comic books. I'd get up every Saturday morning and watch the Super Friends. I imagined I was Batman as I patrolled the neighborhood on my bike. I'd like to think at some point, I outgrew it. But I'd be lying. I still watch superhero cartoons. I catch most comic book movies. And I've read a graphic novel or two. One super villain that I always thought was funny was Bizarro Superman. He was from an alternate reality than Superman, where most things were opposite to our own. Bizarro Superman and the world he came from was recognizable in a strange backward way. At this point, you are wondering why we are taking this strange trip into my pre-teen fantasy world. Because honestly, after reading the headlines, checking out Facebook, and overhearing conversations in Starbucks, I feel like somehow, I have been transported to Bizarro World. Things seem familiar but backwards. I see people cry over lions but defend those that sell babies for parts. I hear passionate arguments about what kind and color of flag we should fly. I regularly hear about instances of violence by those who should be protecting us. I feel disoriented and confused and left struggling to figure out what to do. So how do we respond? What should we do? What should we say? This week, I want to consider a passage from the Old Testament which is familiar, and then try to understand how we respond to such a world. Would you take a few minutes and read through Micah 6 to prepare your heart and mind? Also, would you consider inviting someone to join you this week?
Part 1 - Drop the Religion
Sun, Aug 02, 2015
Duration:29 mins
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8 ESV) I'm a bit of a geek. I grew up reading and collecting comic books. I'd get up every Saturday morning and watch the Super Friends. I imagined I was Batman as I patrolled the neighborhood on my bike. I'd like to think at some point, I outgrew it. But I'd be lying. I still watch superhero cartoons. I catch most comic book movies. And I've read a graphic novel or two. One super villain that I always thought was funny was Bizarro Superman. He was from an alternate reality than Superman, where most things were opposite to our own. Bizarro Superman and the world he came from was recognizable in a strange backward way. At this point, you are wondering why we are taking this strange trip into my pre-teen fantasy world. Because honestly, after reading the headlines, checking out Facebook, and overhearing conversations in Starbucks, I feel like somehow, I have been transported to Bizarro World. Things seem familiar but backwards. I see people cry over lions but defend those that sell babies for parts. I hear passionate arguments about what kind and color of flag we should fly. I regularly hear about instances of violence by those who should be protecting us. I feel disoriented and confused and left struggling to figure out what to do. So how do we respond? What should we do? What should we say? This week, I want to consider a passage from the Old Testament which is familiar, and then try to understand how we respond to such a world. Would you take a few minutes and read through Micah 6 to prepare your heart and mind? Also, would you consider inviting someone to join you this week?
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