Gospel

Radical Joy: "Jesus is All That Matters"

Edmund Brooks

Have you ever been mocked for your faith? Have you ever found yourself in a situation being embarrassed because of what you believe? In this section we will see why Paul is not embarrassed or frustrated by his current persecution.

RADICAL JOY - Jesus is All That Matters study guide

The Culture of Christ: "We Love"

Randy Christian

Jesus said people would know we belong to Him because of our love for one another.  Understandable when you remember that John said the very nature of God is love.  Of course, that bets a question.  What love?  Whose definition of love?  What exactly are we commanded to do?  Whether our spouse, a neighbor, a friend or an enemy, this commands pretty much covers how we respond to everyone, so it is important for us to understand what Christians do when we say “we love”.

THE CULTURE OF CHRIST - We Love study guide

Ancient Tweets: "Friends"

Edmund Brooks

Friends are important to us.  Casual friends, close friends, BFFs.  Friends are not just important to us—they influence us.  How many of us remember the peer pressure of adolescence?  Of course peer pressure—and the need for peers—doesn’t change as we emerge from adolescence.  We all have peers.  The difference between adolescents and adults is we can do a better job of choosing our friends and governing our friendships?

ANCIENT TWEETS - Friends study guide

Christian?: "What do Christians Believe?"

Randy Christian

There are as many sets of “statements of faith” in the US as there are Christians.  Each group has its own set of beliefs.  But if “Christian” is defined by scripture, then so are Christian beliefs.  What does the Bible say Christians believe?

CHRISTIAN? What do Christians Believe? study guide

Easter 2017: "Bad News, Good News"

Randy Christian

The phrase “gospel” means “good news” and the Easter holiday celebrates that Good News.  But the good news only makes sense in the context of the Bad News.  In order for a person to accept the good news and respond to it, they have to understand and accept the bad news.

EASTER 2017 - Bad News, Good News study guide

THAT'S WHAT HE SAID: The Right Kind of Dirty

May 6, 2012Jeremy Lee

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to absorb the gospel into their lives immediately, and others seem to have the words of truth bounce right off of them? And why do some people respond so positively and later seem to go right back to the way they were? This week we open our new series “That’s What He Said” with “The Right Kind of Dirty” and learn what kind of dirty we need to be!

Foolishness

April 1, 2012Randy Christian

April 1 is a day Foolishness reigns! Practical jokes and jokesters are the expectation, and everyone wants to be in a position to call out “April Fool” if they catch someone in their joke. But the scriptures talk about foolishness too. The world thinks the gospel is foolishness. But what is really foolish? The gospel, or someone rejecting it?

Freedom Truth

January 25, 2009

Randy Christian

(Galatians 1:6-10)

“That’s the gospel”, or “It’s the gospel truth”. We’ve heard this, but what does it mean? The term “gospel” means something very specific, and while there are a lot of counterfeits, there is only one true gospel. How do we know the real thing, and how do we react to the counterfeits when we see them? Join us as we look at the relationship between the gospel and freedom, and the threat that is posed to that freedom.