Is Christianity Dying? Christianity is dying. At least, that’s what major newspapers are telling us today , culling research from a new Pew Center study on what almost all sociologists are observing these days—the number of Americans who identify as Christians has reached an all-time low, and is falling. I think this is perhaps bad news for America, but it is good news...
Author: Russell Moore
Topic: Church and Culture
Celebration is about spiritually savoring all of who God is, all that He has done. It is all about the joy available to us and the connections we have with others. Celebration is God's promise that pulls us forward and assures us that we have a secure future in Him. We must savor Him and all His gifts with a grateful heart.
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: Psalm 118:24, Nehemiah 8:9-12, 1 Thessalonians 5:16, Deuteronomy 16, Nehemiah 8:9-11
Gratitude is the overwhelming response to God's love and compassion. Our undeniable guilt plus God's undeserved grace equals unbridled gratitude.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Colossians 1:12-14, Psalm 95:2-7, Matthew 7:1-11, Psalm 118:1-4, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Topic: The Birth of Christ
Malachi chides the Israelites for forgetting God and everything He has done for them. When we become blind to God, we take HIs grace for granted. How we serve God reveals what we really think of Him. We must never lose sight of His wonderful grace.
Scripture: Malachi 1:1-8
Complaining makes life miserable. Complaining causes us to miss what God is doing now, damages the gifts He gives us and hurts our testimony. If we speak instead with gratitude and contentment, we enhance our relationship with God and others, and we receive heavenly rewards.
Scripture: Philippians 2:14-15, Genesis 3:11-13, Genesis 4:6-9, Exodus 16:1-2, Matthew 20:1-16
We should take time to remember the brave men and women who have fought for our freedom. This special service traces the stories of four brave veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf War. Video footage and personal interviews describe the faith and courage of those who protect us.
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
God longs for an intimate relationship with each of us. When Christ healed the ten lepers, only one returned to give Him thanks. The other nine followed Christ’s instructions, but missed the opportunity to have a love relationship with Jesus. Similarly, we can obey the rules, attend church, give money, read the Bible yet neglect intimacy with our Lord. He awaits.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Luke 17:11-19, Romans 6:23, 2 Kings 5, 2 Chronicles 26, Romans 3:23
Topic: The Life of Christ
I’m wondering how much of the creation/evolution debate is caught up in the labels of “Evolution,” “Creation,” and “Intelligent Design.” I say this because of the popularly understood notions of what these labels mean. While you personally may not regard evolution as beginning with the idea that God does not (or must not) exist the published works indicate that the...
Author: Tom Terry
Topic: Preaching & Teaching
It seems that Thanksgiving; at least the meaning of it all is being lost somewhere. In many respects we’ve traded it wholesale for football, turkey, an insane variety of foodstuffs and an excuse for a four day weekend. In a lot of ways it’s become more the starting gun to Christmas; a brief celebration with a built-in justification to gorge ourselves the day before we run...
Author: Craig Lounsbrough
Rejoice. Refuse to resent. Recognize God's Hand at work. Appreciate all seasons of life. Don't confuse the supply with the Source. Recognize. Release. Receive. Remain. Preached at Elevation Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Steven Furtick
Scripture: Philippians 4:10-19