Speaker: Mike MaglishClear
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 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 4, 2023
We like to quote scriptures from the Bible - especially when they are encouraging and help to life our spirits when life is difficult. One of the most quoted passages is Romans 8:28. In this verse there is a clear promise of "all things working together for good". We often think this is talking about our current situation being wrapped up nicely and neatly in a bow. But what if that's not what this is about? And what if this promise is only for certain people? And what if this promise is even better than we thought? This sermon from Romans 8:28 examines what the promise of good means to the Apostle Paul and why he uses this language.
May 28, 2023
Philippians 4:13 is one of the most exciting quoted, yet most misunderstood passages in all the Bible. Popular among athletes, this verse has motivated many people to achieve great things. What if this verse isn't about achievement at all? What if this verse is so much deeper than that? It all comes down to what the words "All things" means. Can we really do ALL THINGS through Christ? We can, but only if we know the secret. In this passage, we learn ALL THINGS is the SECRET and how we can achieve it.
May 7, 2023
In the book of Genesis the Bible tells us of a catastrophic event. The loss of life staggering to a degree we could never fully comprehend: This at the hand of God, Himself. The wrath of God is something we have to come face to face with. It's a very real part of who He is. It's also how we can understand His Goodness and Grace. Grace in the flood? How is this story about Grace? This sermon examines how God chose to save a remnant. And how through the remnant God ultimately saved all mankind. It's part of our origin story, and it informs who we are as believers even to this day.
April 9, 2023
You've been invited to have a seat at the King's banquet. What do you do? Do you ignore the invitation or do you rejoice at this unexpected offer? In this Easter sermon, we take a close look at Jesus' parable from Luke 14:12-24 titled the Great Banquet. Jesus tells this story of a man hosting a grand feast who sends invitations out to many. However, time and time again he is met with excuses of those too busy or too self-important to attend. The man sends out more invitations, even to those whom society would deem undesirable, in hopes of filling his banquet halls. So what does this mean for us? Find out in "The Invitation" and learn that you too have been given an invite by God.
April 2, 2023
Series: Foundations For Followers
The Lord's Supper. The Eucharist. Communion. Whatever we have grown to know it by, this is an important event in the life of a Christian. But why? What, exactly, is it? There's something powerful about a dinner table. In this sermon we look at the Lord's Supper. We examine what, exactly, Jesus said and did during the Lord's Supper. Ultimately, we look at what the Lord's Supper means to you and to me today.