August 6, 2023
Most people have heard the statement, "Spare the rod spoil the child." It's a general saying people use to promote disciplining their child. Many people believe this is a biblical statement. The verse most closely associated with this statement is likely Proverbs 22:15 In this sermon we look at why this statement is a misquote and what the Bible actually says about this topic.
July 30, 2023
"For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them." (Matthew 18:20) No doubt we've heard the worship leader say this at some big event. For good reason! It's great to know God is with us! O ne problem. What if this verse isn't about worship at all? In this sermon, Dylan unpacks what this verse is actually about. Hint: Next time the worship leader quotes this verse ask yourself, "Who's getting kicked out of church today?"
July 28, 2023
"Money is the root of all evil" That's the way it's been quoted over the years. When understood this way it's easy to think there's a real problem with money. Most people know this reference can be found somewhere in the Bible. But what if this verse doesn't actually say money is the root of all evil? 1 Timothy 6:10 is where we find this verse. It's actually a verse about the heart of man. When our hearts our out of whack, there's no telling the evil we are capable of. What if, in the end, our love for money prevented us from seeing eternity with a clear lens?
July 16, 2023
"God helps those who help themselves." Variations of this quote have been said for many years, and can be found in many different pieces of literature. But can these words be found in the Bible? Turns out there are a number of passages that can be used to defend this statement. Meanwhile, there are a number of passages that can be used to counteract this statement. What about the deeper truths of our faith - Like salvation? In this sermon find out about our part, and God's part, and learn the difference.
July 9, 2023
We all WANT people to receive a punishment that's fair. Often, we have an internal sense of justice - What's right and what's wrong. But what happens when we decide to take matters in to our own hands? "Eye for an eye" is a phrase people say a lot when we get back at someone else for what they've done to us. But what does Exodus 21:24 really say? And how should we apply it to our own lives today? This sermon teaches us how a Christ Follower can honor God through our thoughts and actions when we've been wronged.
July 2, 2023
Leviticus 19:28 is the verse mom's everywhere use to tell their children to not get a tattoo: Tattoo Taboo! The book of Leviticus can sound scary. Further, there's a LOT of things we don't do any more that the book of Leviticus clearly says to do - At least for the people of Israel. In this sermon we learn about what the word "Tattoo" may mean in this verse. We learn more about the book of Leviticus and the period of wandering in the Desert. Most importantly, we learn about what it means to be "set apart" for God.
June 25, 2023
"God must've needed another Angel." This is a statement we may hear when someone dies. Particularly, a young child. It's meant to help ease the sadness in the moment. It could be a sweet thought that God thought so much of the individual that He would take them prematurely. But what does the Bible say about us becoming Angels when we die? In this sermon we evaluate where this saying comes from, why we say it, and whether or not it's even biblical. Hint: We do a deep dive in to what Angels actually are and how we could effectively communicate love with people when their loved one passes.
June 18, 2023
When we face difficult circumstances it would not be uncommon for us to hear the words, "God won't give you more than you can handle." It's meant to be encouraging. In some circumstances it may be! But what if that statement simply isn't biblical? This sermon is a deep dive in to the statement. What we're gonna find is - That statement simply isn't biblical. However, the Bible DOES teach us a very clear truth about God's role in our temptation. What we KNOW is that we have some very real promises from God. We CAN face our temptation - With Him.
June 11, 2023
"Judge not, lest ye be judged." (Matthew 7:1) This is one of the most well known verses in the Bible - Especially among non-Christians. And for good reason. Who wants to be judged by someone else? But what is Jesus actually saying in this verse? Is he saying we should never judge? This sermon is a deep-dive in to what kind of judgments Christians are supposed to make, who we are supposed to judge, and how we are supposed to judge. Hint: We ought to be very careful when it comes to passing judgment on others.