Speaker: Tim NayClear
November 12, 2023
We are God's Representatives. Sounds simple enough, right? In this sermon from Romans 13 we learn what the Apostle Paul teaches us about being God's Representatives when it comes to authority. We don't always like authority. In fact, we are usually really good and explaining why we dislike authority. Especially in matters of our government. Find out what it means that ALL AUTHORITY has been put in place by God. Does that mean Hitler? Does that mean I have to do everything I'm told. Find out in this super practical, and helpful, sermon.
November 5, 2023
Being Merciful is not usually a natural thing for us. Yet, it's part of our identity as a Christian. Romans 12:1-2 teaches us that because God is merciful, we need to offer our bodies as a living sacrifice. In this sermon we discuss how Paul challenges the church in Rome to live out their faith in view of God's mercy. It means being a living sacrifice. The problem is, the word "sacrifice" itself indicates death. Yet being a living sacrifice is holy and pleasing to God. Join us as we seek to better understand God through this important passage.
October 20, 2023
Having Power Over Sin. We don't STOP sinning just because we're a Christian, but we can make sure sin doesn't have power over us. But how? Being dead to our sin means we are walking in a new life. We are different now. In fact, sin itself is dead to us. In this sermon from Romans chapter 6 we look at what Grace is all about, and what that means when it comes to our sin. We are no longer slaves to our sin. We no longer have to do it. Learn how sin, in light of Grace, is brought to nothing. That's who we are as Christians. That's our identity.
October 8, 2023
Peace & Joy. What are they and where do they come from? In this sermon from Romans 5:1-11 we learn about what it's like when we aren't at war with God. When we are justified by God, and we have received the peace that comes from being in a right relationship with God (Justified) we can experience true Peace and Joy. At that point we realize our identity isn't wrapped up in the circumstances of our life. And we realize we don't have to be in control of everything all the time. But we can experience what it means to truly rest in Christ. Give this sermon a listen.
September 17, 2023
Idolatry. It's a big deal to God, and for good reason! There's no end the what we can become when we choose to exchange the CREATOR for the CREATED. That's what a self-centered identity is all about. It can get gross. Just look at the list in Romans 1:18-32. In this sermon we will look at how things go off the tracks when we allow for our identity to be self-centered. It's no longer about honoring and serving God.
September 10, 2023
What is our identity? Our identity is challenged many times throughout our life. Another way to ask that question might be, "Who am I, really?" In Romans 1:16-17 Paul answers this question. There are a lot of things we are not. But, as Christians, we learn we are people of Gospel Identity. In this sermon we learn about the identity of Saul vs. the identity of Paul. Same person. Yet not at all the same person. Find how how to to remind yourself who you are in Christ and how your Gospel Identity allows Jesus to transform you at your core.
August 27, 2023
It's not that most Christians don't want to share their testimony. It's that most Christians don't exactly know how to share their testimony. One of the greatest examples in Scripture of "Sharing Your Story" can be found in John 9: The Blind man who can now see. In this sermon we learn how to our testimony 15 seconds and how to create conversation in the process. So others have an opportunity to come face to face with a God who desperately wants to change their life as well.
August 20, 2023
How often do we pray for people? Every day? For how long? An hour? (Or a minute and a half?) We don't always want to pray for people. It's even harder when the people we are praying for are difficult, or mean to us. Colossians 4:2-4 teaches us about prayer. God deeply loves people and wants them to love Him back. When we pray for other people, especially if they are difficult or mean to us, we are meeting God right where He is. When we meet God where He is, we begin to take on His heart. And we understand why prayer for others matters so much.
August 13, 2023
Would you rather? We've all played that game as an ice breaker. Would you rather drink coke or Pepsi? Usually the questions are light and pretty fun. This sermon from 1 Corinthians 9 teaches us what we should "RATHER". It leads us to answer questions about what we really value and what matters to us. The Gospel should be at the top of the things we focus on. We should RATHER preach the Gospel... Because people are the prize. Because eternity is the goal.