May 10, 2020
ALIVE Together
Series: ALIVE
Ephesians 4:1-16
 
We are most ALIVE when we are in community with other followers of Christ, united but not uniform.
 
Caught up in the conveyor belt of busyness, we often find ourselves with a posture of survival. Let's just make it through the day. But why just survive when we can be ALIVE? Jesus says that He came to give us life more abundant, so what's keeping us from experiencing it? When we forget who we are and why we're here, we miss out on so much of what God designed for us as truly life. Paul writes his letter to the Ephesians to remind them of their identity in Christ and their purpose for Christ so that they could know what it means through the Gospel to be truly ALIVE. In this sermon series, we'll explore the first five chapters of Ephesians as Paul shares the truths of the Holy Spirit's work to unite us to Christ and orient our lives towards His glory. We will see and savor the message that when we were dead in our sins, God in His grace made us truly ALIVE.
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  • May 10, 2020ALIVE Together
    May 10, 2020
    ALIVE Together
    Series: ALIVE
    Ephesians 4:1-16
     
    We are most ALIVE when we are in community with other followers of Christ, united but not uniform.
     
    Caught up in the conveyor belt of busyness, we often find ourselves with a posture of survival. Let's just make it through the day. But why just survive when we can be ALIVE? Jesus says that He came to give us life more abundant, so what's keeping us from experiencing it? When we forget who we are and why we're here, we miss out on so much of what God designed for us as truly life. Paul writes his letter to the Ephesians to remind them of their identity in Christ and their purpose for Christ so that they could know what it means through the Gospel to be truly ALIVE. In this sermon series, we'll explore the first five chapters of Ephesians as Paul shares the truths of the Holy Spirit's work to unite us to Christ and orient our lives towards His glory. We will see and savor the message that when we were dead in our sins, God in His grace made us truly ALIVE.
  • May 3, 2020ALIVE for Christ
    May 3, 2020
    ALIVE for Christ
    Series: ALIVE
    Ephesians 3:7-21
     
    Consider the ways lesser purposes in life diminish our experience of being ALIVE.
     
    Even in the darkest times of suffering and mystery, the times when we feel like everything is against us being ALIVE, we hold tightly to our purpose of life for Christ.
     
    Caught up in the conveyor belt of busyness, we often find ourselves with a posture of survival. Let's just make it through the day. But why just survive when we can be ALIVE? Jesus says that He came to give us life more abundant, so what's keeping us from experiencing it? When we forget who we are and why we're here, we miss out on so much of what God designed for us as truly life. Paul writes his letter to the Ephesians to remind them of their identity in Christ and their purpose for Christ so that they could know what it means through the Gospel to be truly ALIVE. In this sermon series, we'll explore the first five chapters of Ephesians as Paul shares the truths of the Holy Spirit's work to unite us to Christ and orient our lives towards His glory. We will see and savor the message that when we were dead in our sins, God in His grace made us truly ALIVE.
  • Apr 19, 2020ALIVE in Christ
    Apr 19, 2020
    ALIVE in Christ
    Series: ALIVE
    Ephesians 1:3-14
     
    God unites us to Christ before time so that our primary identity and all of our spiritual blessings are found in Christ. This is where true life is found, not Christ in us, but us in Christ.
     
    Caught up in the conveyer belt of busyness, we often find ourselves with a posture of survival. Let's just make it through the day. But why just survive when we can be ALIVE? Jesus says that He came to give us life more abundant, so what's keeping us from experiencing it? When we forget who we are and why we're here, we miss out on so much of what God designed for us as truly life. Paul writes his letter to the Ephesians to remind them of their identity in Christ and their purpose for Christ so that they could know what it means through the Gospel to be truly ALIVE. In this sermon series, we'll explore the first five chapters of Ephesians as Paul shares the truths of the Holy Spirit's work to unite us to Christ and orient our lives towards His glory. We will see and savor the message that when we were dead in our sins, God in His grace made us truly ALIVE.
  • Apr 5, 2020Lazarus Saturday
    Apr 5, 2020
    Lazarus Saturday
    Series: Sermons
    If we have been raised with Christ, we may also die like Christ. Does your resurrection point to the greater resurrection?
  • Mar 8, 2020Sorry – Regret
    Mar 8, 2020
    Sorry – Regret
    Series: Sorry
    Luke 15: 13-24
     
    Why did I do that? Regret is an awareness of the consequences of and event or action.
     
    When you walk toward Christ, all of the regrets, the shame and condemnation fade away. That is available to all of us. We serve a risen savior who paid the penalty for your sin and for my sin. He says to each and every one of us, "you don't have to stay at the dead end. I am willing to forgive and willing to restore and willing to give a new life and a new beginning, to each and every one of you."
  • Mar 2, 2020Sorry – Confession
    Mar 2, 2020
    Sorry – Confession
    Series: Sorry
    Psalm 32:3-5
     
    Admitting our wrongs to God and others frees us from the damaging effects of unconfessed sin. So, Let us be free to confess and find the freedom in confession.
  • Feb 9, 2020God Is Unchanging
    Feb 9, 2020
    God Is Unchanging
    Series: God Is
    Numbers 23:19
     
    Seeing God's immutability and sovereignty as the foundation for God being ever faithful.
     
    "What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." -AW Tozer. The words, "Be still, and know that I am God," mean next to nothing to the self-confident, bustling worshiper in the busy 21st century. If we are not constantly renewing our minds to think rightly about who God is, we will substitute the once lofty and deep truths of our faith for entertainment and general feel-goodery. If we are longing to be anchored in the truth of who God is among the waves of this world, we must know truly who God is from His Word. This series will examine several key attributes of God so that we can know the One who knows us completely; so that Advent can have a God-sized vision for the future.
  • Feb 3, 2020God Is Holy
    Feb 3, 2020
    God Is Holy
    Series: God Is
    Exodus 3:13-15
     
    Exploring God's incommunicable attributes of aseity, eternality, immutability, omniscience, and unity.
     
    "What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." -AW Tozer. The words, "Be still, and know that I am God," mean next to nothing to the self-confident, bustling worshiper in the busy 21st century. If we are not constantly renewing our minds to think rightly about who God is, we will substitute the once lofty and deep truths of our faith for entertainment and general feel-goodery. If we are longing to be anchored in the truth of who God is among the waves of this world, we must know truly who God is from His Word. This series will examine several key attributes of God so that we can know the One who knows us completely; so that Advent can have a God-sized vision for the future.
  • Jan 12, 2020Resolve 2020 Vision | Family
    Jan 12, 2020
    Resolve 2020 Vision | Family
    Deuteronomy 6:1-9 Propelling families towards a Christ-exalting vision for the year. To resolve means to decide firmly on a course of action. We often find ourselves with plenty of resolve and resolutions at the beginning of each year. But only 64% of resolutions last beyond January and only 46% last longer than six months. Where does all that resolve go? In this sermon series, we'll examine some of the ways God calls us to resolve in different spheres of our lives: individually, in our families, in our communities, and in our church. With simple and focused resolutions, we'll call upon God to give us the resolve to see a 20/20 vision accomplished in 2020.
  • Aug 29, 2019Theology Thursday | Epistemology
    Aug 29, 2019
    Theology Thursday | Epistemology
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community. Once a month we have a segment called Theology Thursday where we discuss a Christian truth in a format we call Elevator Theology. This week we're talking with Pastor Joe about epistemology.