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The Pleasant Offering for Our Triune God

At the heart of missions is the nature of God. God first loved us. God first gave to us. When we follow him by faith we want to give what is pleasing to him. In this lesson, Lenin Munguia offers us encouragement for giving toward our annual Great Commission Sunday with a reminder of these principles from 2 Samuel 24:18-25, Phil. 2:5-11 and Rom. 15:16.

By |2019-10-16T06:42:16-05:00October 13th, 2019|2 Samuel, Philippians, Romans, Sermons|

The Christians Impact on the World – Part 2

The call of Christianity is to live a life set apart from the world. And when Christians do this it really does make a difference. This was apparently something that was out of order on the island of Crete when Paul wrote to Titus. In Titus 3:1-8, Paul gives Titus reminders about the need to truly make an impact on their world.

By |2019-10-03T19:27:04-05:00September 22nd, 2019|Sermons, Titus|

Why We Give

Most churches on the Christian spectrum believe in Giving, at least in theory. Where we struggle, however, is in the practice of giving. In this lesson, we answer the question some ask about why we give, but we do so by establishing a fundamental, theological truth that allows us to give the way God wants Christians to give.

By |2019-08-29T18:58:20-05:00August 25th, 2019|1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Why We Series|

Why We Preach

It is clear that God deems preaching important. In Rom. 10:14, scripture states that preaching is needed for people to hear and believe the word. In this lesson, we examine the first sermon ever preached in the setting of the new church God would establish on the day of Pentecost after Jesus' death, burial and resurrection. An examination of this sermon in Acts 2 helps us understand "Why We Preach."

By |2019-08-22T19:22:37-05:00August 18th, 2019|Acts, Romans, Why We Series|

What the Cross Means

It's true that many people don't truly understand what the cross means. But is it possible for disciples to not understand the meaning of the cross? The answer is "yes" according to Mark 8:22-38. In this lesson we connect what seems to be two unconnected stories with a lesson Jesus teaches about the true meaning of the cross.

By |2019-07-08T19:07:41-05:00July 7th, 2019|Mark, Sermons|

And the Church Said ‘Amen’

It's not easy to be a Christian in our modern, post-Christian society. Standing with Jesus is out of touch and makes us feel uncomfortable in our world. Yet, in some ways, that's always been true. A story in Acts 4 is the perfect example of this. After Peter and John were told not to preach about Jesus anymore, they assembled with other Christians and prayed a prayer affirming how to face a world that threatens our faith. What they affirmed in Acts 4:24-30 is the heart of the Christian's faith. Today we should affirm the same basic beliefs as we continue to be the church of Jesus in a hostile environment.

By |2019-07-01T20:49:07-05:00June 30th, 2019|Acts, Sermons|

The Importance of Deacons

In God's master plan for the church he designed a special group of workers called "deacons." All Christians are to "serve" and "minister" but those who serve as deacons perform a work in the church that is crucial to a local church's unique needs. This lesson takes a look at this important role.

By |2019-06-17T12:21:18-05:00June 16th, 2019|1 Timothy, Sermons|