Captured by Joy

Captured by Joy

Lon AllisonJune 18, 2017

God wants us all to be captured by joy even in the midst of all life throws our way. How can such a thing be possible? Pastor Lon explains this seemingly unbelievable call as he presents this second message in our series on the Fruit of the Spirit.

Beginning with Love

Beginning with Love

Rob BughJune 11, 2017

The moment we come to Christ, the Holy Spirit comes to reside within us—and He changes us! He grows His fruit inside us as we allow Him to work. Today Pastor Rob begins our studies on the Fruit of the Spirit as they are found in Galatians, chapter 5, ...

One of Our Finest Hours

One of Our Finest Hours

Tom DoyleJune 4, 2017

While we hear a steady stream of bad, even frightening, news coming out of the Middle East, Tom Doyle shares the exciting story of changed hearts and lives as Muslims in the region are coming to Christ in record numbers. In spite of harsh persecution ...

The Purpose of Parenting

The Purpose of Parenting

Wil FrancoMay 28, 2017

Concluding our two-part series on Gospel Parenting, Pastor Wil Franco looks to the Gospel of Matthew for a message that speaks to parents and non-parents alike: We are all called to do the same thing: making disciples. He goes on to describe three resources ...

Gospel Centered Parenting

Gospel Centered Parenting

Rob BughMay 21, 2017

As he introduces a two-part series of messages on Gospel-centered parenting, Pastor Rob contrasts our culture's emphasis on behavior and performance with parenting that focuses on the heart of the Gospel: our radical brokenness and God's radical ...

A Woman of Nobility: Esther

A Woman of Nobility: Esther

Lon AllisonMay 14, 2017

Pastor Lon begins this message with a beautiful reminder that it is through us, His children, that God mothers and fathers the world. Turning to the Old Testament account of Esther, he explores her role in protecting and advocating for her people—and ...

The Father's Love

The Father's Love

Rob BughMay 7, 2017

As we conclude this series on the parable of The Prodigal Son, Pastor Rob looks at the father and the love he shows to both his sons. He then looks at four aspects of God's love pictured in this story, and how they illustrate the breadth and beauty ...

Prodigal Brother

Prodigal Brother

Lon AllisonApril 30, 2017

Jesus is a storyteller, Pastor Lon says, and one of his best-known stories is the Parable of the Prodigal Son. In part two of our three-week study of that parable, we're focusing on the elder brother: a rule keeper, the "good" son—and ...

Prodigal Brother

Prodigal Brother

Lon AllisonApril 30, 2017

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Prodigal Son

Prodigal Son

Rob BughApril 23, 2017

Launching into a three-week series on one of the most well-known stories told by Jesus, Pastor Rob explains that The Prodigal Son is really about three different people. Focusing first on the younger son, he offers hope and a message of grace for anyone ...

Easter

Easter

Rob BughApril 16, 2017

On this day of celebration, Pastor Rob talk about hope—and the role it plays in every human soul. While hope in our society today appears to be on the decline, he explains how what happened on Easter can provide each of us with unparalleled positive ...

Jesus and the Cleansing of the Temple

Jesus and the Cleansing of the Temple

Rob BughApril 9, 2017

Entering into what is known as Holy Week, we join millions of Christians around the world in reflecting on the amazing historical events leading up to Christ’s death and resurrection. Following Christ’s joyous and celebrated entry into Jerusalem, we ...

Glorying in the Gospel

Glorying in the Gospel

Rob BughApril 2, 2017

As we conclude our series in Galatians, Pastor Rob offers a powerful reminder of the freedom that Christ bought through His death and resurrection—and how that impacts our lives as we first place our faith in Him, and in every day that follows.

The Gospel and Relationships

The Gospel and Relationships

Rob BughMarch 26, 2017

As we continue our series on the freedom that comes through faith in Jesus Christ, Pastor Rob turns to one of the most practical sections in the book of Galatians. Recognizing that Christians live with an ongoing battle against our sinful nature, he walks ...

The Fruit of the Spirit

The Fruit of the Spirit

Rob BughMarch 19, 2017

"There's a war going on in our hearts," Pastor Rob says, "between the flesh and the Spirit." Looking to Galatians chapter 5, he examines why we need to take this battle seriously, what will happen if we don't—and the amazing ...

Walk in the Spirit

Walk in the Spirit

Hanibal RodriguezMarch 12, 2017

Our culture has many definitions for the word freedom. But in the book of Galatians, Pastor Hanibal says, that term has a very specific meaning—one that can empower Christ-followers to break free of their bonds and experience real freedom in every area ...

The Path to Free Life

The Path to Free Life

Lon AllisonMarch 5, 2017

A longing for freedom is common to all people in every place. As we continue our series in Galatians, Pastor Lon talks about the greatest freedom of all—freedom of the soul. He begins with Paul's heartfelt cry at the start of chapter 5: "It ...

Born to be Free

Born to be Free

Rob BughFebruary 26, 2017

As he continues our studies in Galatians, Pastor Rob looks at how Paul's letter reflects his deep love and care for the young church as it is threatened by manipulative false teachers—and how Paul's tough but caring message to the Galatians ...

Fighting for Others

Fighting for Others

Rob BughFebruary 19, 2017

Idolatry is not a normal desire for something evil but an over desire for something good. As we study Galatians 4:8—20, Pastor Rob invites us to take a deeper look into our hearts and search for any idols that may be taking us away from Him. Additionally, ...

The Children of God

The Children of God

Rob BughFebruary 12, 2017

Continuing our series on the freedom found in the Gospel of Christ, Pastor Rob looks at two fundamental truths about a believer's new reality as a follower of Christ. Exploring texts in Galatians and Romans, he examines both our union with Christ ...

The Christian and God's Law

The Christian and God's Law

Rob BughFebruary 5, 2017

Even in our increasingly irreligious culture, worth is most often based on performance. As Pastor Rob continues a series on the Freedom found in the Gospel of Christ, he looks at one of life's most critical questions: How does a person become right ...

Freedom vs Foolishness

Freedom vs Foolishness

Hanibal RodriguezJanuary 29, 2017

Continuing our studies in Galatians, Iglesia del Pueblo Lead Pastor Hanibal Rodriguez unpacks a tough-love message from the apostle Paul, warning the young church at Galatia about a perilous error that had crept into their beliefs.

Sola Fide—Faith Alone Saves Us

Sola Fide—Faith Alone Saves Us

Lon AllisonJanuary 22, 2017

If you're trying to gain God's approval by carefully obeying a set of rules, you'll want to listen closely to Pastor Lon's message from Galatians 2. There's nothing wrong with rules, he says, unless they are substituted for the ...

The Fight for Freedom

The Fight for Freedom

Lon AllisonJanuary 15, 2017

Continuing our studies of Paul's letters to the Galatians, Pastor Lon examines the apostle's own story—of his dramatic conversion and his transformation from persecutor of Christians to become one of the most effective evangelists and teachers ...

There is Only One Gospel and It's Priceless

There is Only One Gospel and It's Priceless

Rob BughJanuary 8, 2017

From its opening words, Paul's purpose in writing his letter to the Galatians is clear: this young church must never add anything to—or take anything away from—the redeeming Gospel of Jesus Christ. In this first message of an extended study of ...

2017: A New Vision for God

2017: A New Vision for God

Rob BughJanuary 1, 2017

Sometimes our best hopes for a new year are undone by our own wrong choices. Other times our good intentions fall victim to circumstances beyond our control. Whatever has caused your good intentions to falter in the past, Pastor Rob points us to the book ...

A Human Perspective on the Light’s Arrival

A Human Perspective on the Light’s Arrival

Lon AllisonDecember 25, 2016

The story of the first Christmas, laid out in Luke chapter 2, is one of the simplest, yet most dramatic stories ever told—an event that literally changed the course of human history. Pastor Lon shares the meaning of the Christmas story—not just for ...

The Impact of the Light on the World

The Impact of the Light on the World

Rob BughDecember 18, 2016

God becoming man is considered to be "the greatest miracle of all miracles." In this final Sunday of Advent, Pastor Rob looks to be beginning of 1 John, to confirm not only what Christmas is—but what it isn't. He then looks to these verses ...

The Impact of the Light on the Church

The Impact of the Light on the Church

Lon AllisonDecember 11, 2016

When Jesus—the Light of the World—enters our hearts, we are intimately connected with the God of the universe. But there's more, Pastor Lon reminds us: Just as our new life in Jesus transforms our relationship with God, it also transforms our ...

The Confirmation of the Light

The Confirmation of the Light

Rob BughDecember 4, 2016

As we move toward the celebration of Christ's birth, Pastor Rob reminds us of the ways in which the lights of Christmas reflect our hearts' universal longing for beauty and truth. He then unpacks the profound claim of Jesus Christ: "I am ...

The Arrival of the Light

The Arrival of the Light

Rob BughNovember 27, 2016

The One whose birth we celebrate on Christmas is called the Light of the World. On this first Sunday in Advent—the season when the church anticipates the celebration of Christ’s birth—Pastor Rob looks to the opening chapter of the Gospel of John ...

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

Rob BughNovember 20, 2016

In this conclusion to our series on God's Design for Marriage and Singleness, Pastor Rob explains how all of us can grow in Christ through our relationships with other believers—including our spouse. He then looks to Paul's words in Ephesians ...

The Key to a Marriage that Lasts

The Key to a Marriage that Lasts

Ted ConiarisNovember 13, 2016

Just like buildings need to start with a firm foundation, so do our relationships. Pastor Ted continues our series on God’s Design for Marriage and Singleness by talking about ways we can assess whether a relationship’s foundation is firm or faulty, ...

Relationships—A Mess Worth Making

Relationships—A Mess Worth Making

Hanibal RodriguezNovember 6, 2016

Reminding us that all humans are relational beings, Pastor Hanibal looks at the remarkable guidelines set out in Scripture for all our relationships. Whether we are married or single, he outlines three things we need to understand and apply in order to ...

Marriage, Singleness, and the Gospel

Marriage, Singleness, and the Gospel

Rob BughOctober 30, 2016

Pastor Rob Bugh kicks off a four-part series focusing on God’s Design for Marriage and Singleness. He begins by looking at how the world-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ transformed the relationships of those within the church—both married and single—and ...

Relationships—A Mess Worth Making

Relationships—A Mess Worth Making

Rob BughOctober 30, 2016

Reminding us that all humans are relational beings, Pastor Hanibal looks at the remarkable guidelines set out in Scripture for all our relationships. Whether we are married or single, he outlines three things we need to understand and apply in order to ...

Diversity: Generous Justice

Diversity: Generous Justice

Chris McElweeOctober 23, 2016

Completing a series on our mission and values with a celebration of our local outreach, Pastor Chris McElwee focuses on the Great Commandment and challenges us, through the story of the Good Samaritan, to rethink what it means to love our neighbor.

Evangelism

Evangelism

Lon AllisonOctober 16, 2016

The Kingdom of God is on the move, propelled forward by Christ Himself. Pastor Lon looks to Christ's directive in Matthew 9, to present a compelling and hopeful picture of how God continues to invite us into His work to reach the world with His love ...

Humility; Prayer

Humility; Prayer

Rob BughOctober 9, 2016

We are a hospital, not a country club.” That statement—long heard around Wheaton Bible Church—has taken on even greater significance as our church has refined its mission and values. If that kind of humility is embraced in our lives, Pastor Rob says, ...

Community; Leadership Development

Community; Leadership Development

Phil ShieldsOctober 2, 2016

Small Groups Pastor Phil Shields continues our exploration of the mission and values of our church, focusing on two of our values that relate to community life within the church. Pointing to the truth of Hebrews 10:19–25, Pastor Phil reminds us that ...

Spirit Dependence and Sending

Spirit Dependence and Sending

Rob BughSeptember 18, 2016

As our mission clarifies what we are trying to accomplish, our values help guide us along the way. Pastor Rob continues our series as he talks about the values of Spirit Dependence and Sending. Looking at two promises Christ made regarding the Holy Spirit ...

Priesthood of All Believers; Deep and Wide

Priesthood of All Believers; Deep and Wide

Rob BughSeptember 18, 2016

Continuing our studies on the mission and values that guide us as a church, Pastor Rob explores the implications of two central truths: 1) Everyone is called to all-the-time ministry, and 2) Healthy believers go deep and wide. Grasping the meaning of these ...

Gospel Centrality

Gospel Centrality

Rob BughSeptember 11, 2016

As we begin this foundational 7-week series, Pastor Rob looks at the three inseparable strands of our mission as a church; that more and more people would love God, grow together, and reach the world. He then looks at the first of twelve core values that ...

The Hope of Heaven

The Hope of Heaven

Rob BughSeptember 4, 2016

What will satisfy the deepest longings of our hearts? As he concludes our studies in the Old Testament book of Jeremiah, Pastor Rob finds the answer to that vitally important question in promises God made to His prophet Jeremiah—promises that point to ...

Faithful to the End

Faithful to the End

Lon AllisonAugust 28, 2016

Spoiler alert: The book of Jeremiah records no happy ending to the prophet's forty-five year ministry. Right up to the end, his earnest pleadings continue to be ignored, and the promised dire consequences result. But Jeremiah remained unshaken, offering ...

The Christian and Culture

The Christian and Culture

Rob BughAugust 21, 2016

Conquered and exiled into Babylon, God's people experienced the consequences of their disobedience and rebellion toward Him. With their beloved city Jerusalem sacked, they have been taken as captives into a foreign land. But God is not done with them, ...

The Risk and the Kingdom of God

The Risk and the Kingdom of God

Rob BughAugust 14, 2016

As he continues our series of studies in the book of Jeremiah, Pastor Rob explains why the prophet made a risky real estate purchase and how God used that transaction to send a powerful message about Himself and His faithfulness toward His people.

The New Covenant

The New Covenant

Rob BughAugust 7, 2016

Throughout our studies in Jeremiah, we've seen the prophet face overwhelming adversity and suffering as he called a disobedient and rebellious nation to turn back to God. But in Jeremiah chapter 31, Pastor Rob says, we find a pivotal message of hope—one ...

The Righteous King

The Righteous King

Wil FrancoJuly 31, 2016

In this political season when so many are confused, even anxious, about the future, we find clarity and comfort as Pastor Wil unpacks the message of Jeremiah 23, where the prophet focuses his message on the leaders of his day.

Waiting and Watching

Waiting and Watching

Lon AllisonJuly 24, 2016

In Jeremiah chapter 25, we find this faithful prophet—after more than 23 years of pleading with God's people to turn back to Him-—only halfway through his difficult life's calling. Pastor Lon looks to this model of endurance for encouragement ...

Jeremiah's Lament

Jeremiah's Lament

Rob BughJuly 17, 2016

When Jeremiah spoke God's truth into the culture of his day—calling Judah back to God—the rejection and suffering he experienced was staggering. But even as he cried out to God in his anguish, Jeremiah demonstrates the kind of strength and perseverance ...

The Potter's House

The Potter's House

Rob BughJuly 10, 2016

We are a people consumed with our own pursuits—building into and seeking to control our own lives, families, careers, and purposes. As Pastor Rob continues our series in Jeremiah, he looks at a powerful passage that reminds us of who is truly in power ...

The Only Hope

The Only Hope

Phil ShieldsJuly 3, 2016

The prophecies of God's messenger Jeremiah foretold a bleak future for God's hard-hearted and disobedient people—graphically describing the judgment and misery that was to come. But embedded in that bleak prophecy is a message of hope, offering ...

Scatter

Scatter

Kevin HarneyJune 26, 2016

Special guest Kevin Harney, founder of Organic Outreach International, offers inspiring words and practical suggestions on how we as God's people can scatter the seed of Christ's love to those around us—with joy—every day.

The Danger of Blind Spots

The Danger of Blind Spots

Rob BughJune 19, 2016

Jeremiah had a tough assignment: deliver a harsh message to a rebellious and hard-hearted nation. Turning our attention to Jeremiah 7, Pastor Rob examines what God’s messenger had to say in his second message to the nation of Israel—and the bleak future ...

Unfaithful People, Faithful God

Unfaithful People, Faithful God

Phil ShieldsJune 12, 2016

Pastor Phil Shields examines a difficult message Jeremiah was called to deliver early on in his prophetic ministry—warning a nation that had turned its back on God of the grave consequences that will result from their unfaithfulness and continued disobedience. ...

Called and Sent

Called and Sent

Lon AllisonJune 5, 2016

As we begin our Unshaken series, focusing on the life and message of Jeremiah, Pastor Lon introduces us to "God's prophet to the nations," a man who faced some of life's greatest difficulties and challenges but nevertheless remained ...

Work, Culture, and the Gospel

Work, Culture, and the Gospel

Rob BughMay 29, 2016

As we conclude our series on Redeeming Work, we are reminded that when our work is fueled by faith, we are joining Jesus in His mission of healing a broken world. Looking to the life of Joseph, Pastor Rob explains the importance of understanding the culture ...

Work and Witness

Work and Witness

Lon AllisonMay 22, 2016

The majority of people who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ say they were influenced most, not by a pastor at church, but by someone they encountered in their everyday world. Pastor Lon looks to the life of Daniel to show how we, too, can all use ...

What Makes Work So Hard?

What Makes Work So Hard?

Lon AllisonMay 15, 2016

God created work and designed it to be meaningful for us and beneficial to others. Yet, in our broken world, work—for so many of us—is hard and unrewarding. Pastor Lon looks to Genesis 3 to explain why work has become so difficult, and suggests four ...

Why Work (Part 2)

Why Work (Part 2)

Rob BughMay 8, 2016

Whether mother, manager, or mail carrier, as Christ's people we are called to merge our faith with our everyday lives—no matter what type of work fills our days. In this second message in our Redeeming Work series, Pastor Rob turns to the Old Testament ...

Why Work (Part 1)

Why Work (Part 1)

Rob BughMay 1, 2016

As we begin our Redeeming Work series, Pastor Rob explains that every believer has been tasked with using our daily work for the glory of God and for the blessing of others. God Himself is always at work, Rob says, and offers us practical ways we can ...

Envy

Envy

Rob BughApril 24, 2016

Throughout history, Pastor Rob tells us, envy has been recognized as a deadly emotion, causing people not only to resent the good things others have, but also creating a longing to see their happiness destroyed. An example from the life of King Saul helps ...

Anger

Anger

Rob BughApril 17, 2016

Anger is a common—and destructive—emotion, both in our own lives and in the lives of human beings throughout the world. But there are two kinds of anger, Pastor Rob explains: one, which is clearly sin, and another that we can lovingly embrace on behalf ...

Discouragement

Discouragement

Wil FrancoApril 10, 2016

Every one of us experiences discouragement—whether it be relational, situational, physical, or spiritual. Pastor Wil explains that the real question is what we can do about it. Continuing a series on dealing with troubling emotions, he looks to Psalm ...

Worry

Worry

Rob BughApril 3, 2016

Our world is full of people who are overwhelmed by worry—and we are no exception. Too often we experience anxiety and fear over things we can't control. The good news, Pastor Rob says, is that Jesus Himself understood our tendency to worry, and ...

Jesus Lives for Everyone

Jesus Lives for Everyone

Rob BughMarch 27, 2016

Jesus is risen! The historical event of Jesus' Resurrection is a life-altering, paradigm-shattering historical reality. But much more, Pastor Rob reminds us, the Easter story is a story with a soul—a story of God's love for all people, which ...

Jesus Died for Everyone

Jesus Died for Everyone

Rob BughMarch 25, 2016

On Good Friday, the question we might naturally ask is: What can possibly be “good” about the betrayal, the trials, and the crucifixion of Jesus? From a human perspective, there is nothing good about the suffering and death of our Lord, but in this ...

Jesus Came for Everyone

Jesus Came for Everyone

Rob BughMarch 20, 2016

On the day of His Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem, Jesus stirred a deep longing in the hearts of those who waved palm branches and shouted "Hosanna—a longing for a Good King, who would rescue them from their pain, their oppressors, and their troubles. ...

Speaking Up about Jesus

Speaking Up about Jesus

Rob BughMarch 13, 2016

Concluding ten weeks of studies in the book of Acts, Pastor Rob examines one of the greatest evangelistic moments in Scripture. He tells the powerful story of how the apostle Paul turned his personal pain and imprisonment into a platform for the Gospel ...

Paul in Ephesus

Paul in Ephesus

Rob BughMarch 6, 2016

Even good things—like family, approval, comfort, jobs, happiness, security—can become a problem for us when they move into the ultimate place in our lives. That problem, Pastor Rob says, is called idolatry. It's something Paul addressed in the ...

Unstoppable Christians

Unstoppable Christians

Lon AllisonFebruary 28, 2016

The believers in the early church were so full of God's love they were unstoppable in sharing their faith with others. Pastor Lon describes three ways they were a witness of Christ's love to those around them—three biblical actions we can put ...

The Unstoppable Gospel

The Unstoppable Gospel

Lon AllisonFebruary 21, 2016

When you discover something great, you can hardly keep from sharing it. Pastor Lon looks at the amazing promise found in Acts 2:38-39 and explains how those in the early church who had experienced the over-whelming, never ending love of God, shared the ...

Reaching the City

Reaching the City

Rob BughFebruary 14, 2016

Looking at the second half of Acts 11, Pastor Rob explores the amazing account of how the Gospel of Christ spread beyond the geographic boundaries of Israel to ignite one of the greatest spiritual awakenings of all time—reaching hundreds of thousands ...

Committed to Conversion

Committed to Conversion

Rob BughFebruary 7, 2016

This hope-filled series continues to remind us of what made the first-century church so humble, fearless, and unstoppable—as Pastor Rob looks at the theology of conversion and the amazing transition of the Acts Church into a world-wide movement of God. ...

Scattered to Save

Scattered to Save

Lon AllisonJanuary 31, 2016

As he continues our studies in the book of Acts, Pastor Lon examines the amazing story of what happened when the enemies of the young church tried to shut down its explosive growth—but their efforts backfired, making it clearer than ever that the God-given ...

Community As Witness

Community As Witness

Lon AllisonJanuary 24, 2016

Every local church that is living out its faith "to the maximum" shares five common characteristics. Pastor Lon looks to Acts chapter 2 to see how those powerful traits played out in and around the first church and how we can witness the same ...

Our Supernatural Power

Our Supernatural Power

Rob BughJanuary 17, 2016

The presence of Holy Spirit in your life, Pastor Rob says, is the most important thing about you. And just as the Spirit's miraculous life-giving power transformed fearful fishermen into fearless men of faith, it is the Spirit's presence within ...

Our Unstoppable Mission

Our Unstoppable Mission

Rob BughJanuary 10, 2016

The book of Acts, Pastor Rob says, answers the questions of those who are wondering about the truth of who Jesus is and why they should follow Him—starting with the facts surrounding the miraculous Resurrection of Jesus and His Ascension into heaven. ...

The Joy of a Generous Life

The Joy of a Generous Life

Ted ConiarisJanuary 3, 2016

There is no more exciting and joyful way to live, Pastor Ted reminds us, than a lifestyle of grace-fueled generosity—telling the story of the Gospel to those around us through concrete actions that demonstrate the gift of God's grace.

Advent, Part 6

Advent, Part 6

Phil ShieldsDecember 27, 2015

Some of life's surprises are the kind that bring delight and joy. But when the unexpected news is troubling, even frightening, our default response is more likely to be crippling fear or anger—until we learn the key to responding as Mary did to ...

Advent, Part 5

Advent, Part 5

Rob BughDecember 24, 2015

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Advent, Part 4

Advent, Part 4

Rob BughDecember 20, 2015

As we move closer to the celebration of Christmas, Pastor Rob looks at the world-altering reality behind the well-known picture of a baby in a manger. A signal to all mankind that “Help has arrived!” this divine birth is a pivotal moment in God’s ...

Advent, Part 3

Advent, Part 3

Rob BughDecember 13, 2015

In an unsettling and troubled world—when events happening all around us can bring worry about what the future holds—Pastor Rob reminds us that this is not the final chapter. "There is a Redeemer," he says, "Who won't be satisfied ...

Advent, Part 2

Advent, Part 2

Rob BughDecember 6, 2015

On this second Sunday of Advent, Pastor Lon tells the story the most unimaginable gift of all time—far more extravagant than anything we could long for this Christmas: the never-earned, never-ending overwhelming love of God.

Advent, Part 1

Advent, Part 1

Rob BughNovember 29, 2015

In an increasingly troubled world, difficult circumstances can cause us to lose sight of God's healing and grace. Pastor Rob begins a new series that reminds us of the here-and-now power of Jesus Christ and the world's most important story.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

Rob BughNovember 22, 2015

Concluding our Leaning Upstream sermon series, Pastor Rob examines texts throughout the New Testament that affirm that racism—valuing one race over another—is a sin and that the diversity of humanity is to be celebrated not tolerated.

Care for God's Creation

Care for God's Creation

Lon AllisonNovember 15, 2015

When Adam and Eve did the one thing God told them not to do, decay and brokenness were introduced into the perfection of His Creation. But that's not the end of the story. The curse of thorns and thistles, earthquakes and hurricanes, will one day ...

All Life is Sacred, Part 4 (The Poor, the Marginalized, and the Oppressed)

All Life is Sacred, Part 4 (The Poor, the Marginalized, and the Oppressed)

Chris McElweeNovember 8, 2015

Forcibly displaced from their homes, this year alone more than 59 million people will officially become refugees—half of whom are under age 18. In the face of such overwhelming injustice, how do God's people respond? Pastor Chris looks to Isaiah ...

All Life is Sacred, Part 3 (Sex Trafficking and Sexual Abuse)

All Life is Sacred, Part 3 (Sex Trafficking and Sexual Abuse)

Rob BughNovember 1, 2015

As Pastor Rob examines the massive tragedy of sexual abuse and exploitation taking place in our world today, he points to a biblical account of just such a sin, and reminds us of the staggering difference between disgrace and God's grace that offers ...

Through Us, Part 2

Through Us, Part 2

Danny CarrollOctober 25, 2015

"The Bible," says Dr. Daniel Carroll, "is full of stories about migration—people leaving their homes and native lands in search of food and safety." Dr. Carroll's message on our Local Impact MissionsFest Sunday reminds us of ...

Through Us, Part 1

Through Us, Part 1

Henri AounOctober 18, 2015

Henri Aoun—born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, and now a missionary to the Muslim world—kicks off MissionsFest 2015, sharing dramatic stories of God at work in the Middle East, "reconciling the world to Himself" through the strategic and ...

All Life is Sacred, Part 2 (Orphans, Widows, and Those with Special Needs)

All Life is Sacred, Part 2 (Orphans, Widows, and Those with Special Needs)

Chris McElweeOctober 11, 2015

As we continue our series on living out biblical convictions in the face of cultural norms, Pastor Chris offers a surprising word on the kind of worship that pleases God. Looking to Isaiah chapter 1, he details the special care God requires us to extend ...

All Life is Sacred, Part 1 (Abortion and Euthanasia)

All Life is Sacred, Part 1 (Abortion and Euthanasia)

Lon AllisonOctober 4, 2015

In the fifth in a series of messages on some of the most challenging cultural issues of our day, Pastor Rob addresses the subject of abortion, laying out two foundational truths that will clarify our thinking and our response to this critically important ...

God's Vision Lost, Part 2 (Adultery, Pornography, and Transgender Issues)

God's Vision Lost, Part 2 (Adultery, Pornography, and Transgender Issues)

Lon AllisonSeptember 27, 2015

Tackling tough issues relating to sex and gender from the perspective of the Gospel, Pastor Lon examines God's design for human sexuality and the devastating consequences that result when sexual temptations pull men and women away from God's ...

God's Vision Lost, Part 1 (Homosexuality)

God's Vision Lost, Part 1 (Homosexuality)

Rob BughSeptember 20, 2015

Speaking into the cultural debate surrounding the issue of homosexuality, Pastor Rob looks at what the Scriptures teach about homosexual behavior within the larger context of the Gospel—which doesn’t divide people into categories but is a message of ...

God's Grand Vision for Marriage and Singleness

God's Grand Vision for Marriage and Singleness

Rob BughSeptember 13, 2015

This is the second in a 10-part series of messages examining current cultural issues from a biblical perspective. Explaining that God is for marriage, for singleness, and for healthy relationships in community, Pastor Rob looks at three misconceptions ...

The Gospel and Culture

The Gospel and Culture

Rob BughSeptember 6, 2015

This message opens a 10-week series on some of the most difficult issues facing our culture today—and explains how the Gospel of Jesus Christ forms the framework for responding with clear, biblical convictions. Pastor Rob begins by offering two foundational ...

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