Sermon Archives

Ben Janssen
July 6, 2014

The Danger of Sex

The Danger of Sex

The Christian morality of sex runs against the grain of Western culture. In fact, the Christian sex ethic has always been counter-cultural simply because no other viewpoint holds as high a view of sex as the Christian viewpoint does. It is this high view of sex that makes it dangerous, which is why we are […]

June 22, 2014

The Disciplined Church

The Disciplined Church

One of the greatest responsibilities given to every member of a church is the responsibility to look after the welfare of everyone else in the church. We are a family of brothers and sisters, and love requires us to do what we can to help others grow in their love for Jesus. This is not […]

June 1, 2014

Spiritual Wisdom

Spiritual Wisdom

Many Americans today consider themselves to be spiritual but not religious. Although religious affiliation is being abandoned by so many, spirituality remains an important part of their lives. It is critical that we understand what true spirituality is, because the wisdom of God can only be known, accepted, and applied by those who are spiritual.

May 25, 2014

The Wisdom and Power of God

The Wisdom and Power of God

The wisdom and power of God are hidden from those who look for it in the wisdom of the world. Indeed, God’s wisdom and power are evident only by looking through the cross of Christ. There is nothing more wise, more praiseworthy, more powerful than the message of the cross of Christ. And if we look […]

May 18, 2014

The Mess We’re In and How to Get Out

The Mess We're In and How to Get Out

The city of Corinth had much in common with the prosperous cities of our day. The opportunity to prosper materially brought with it the allure of various sins, and the church seemed to be languishing from these cultural temptations. But in spite of the mess that the church often becomes, the message of the cross […]

May 11, 2014

Praying for Life

Praying for Life

The traditional ending to the Lord’s Prayer appears to have been taken from one of David’s prayers recorded in the Old Testament. This doxological ending points us to the importance of prayer as we recognize the greatness of God and the smallness of humanity. Only with these perspectives in mind will we be firmly rooted […]

April 27, 2014

Forgive Us Our Debts

Forgive Us Our Debts

The fifth petition of the Lord’s Prayer is that our Father would forgive our sins. By calling our sins “debts,” we see the need we have for God’s forgiveness, which is perhaps the greatest gift we could ever be given. But we are incapable of receiving this gift if we find ourselves unable to forgive […]

April 20, 2014

Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread

The fourth petition of the Lord’s Prayer is asking God to provide our daily bread. While the request simply refers to the provision of the necessities of life, it also points beyond this to the source of life itself. By praying for daily bread we are able to see how God provides for us and […]

March 23, 2014

Praying to Our Father in Heaven

Praying to Our Father in Heaven

The Lord’s Prayer begins by inviting us to address God as our heavenly Father. We must not overlook this great privilege. In fact, when we understand the significance of relating to God as our Father, we will begin to understand the joy and power of prayer. With God as our Father, we can come to […]

March 16, 2014

Embracing the Mystery | Real Prayer

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Embracing the Mystery | Real Prayer

Pastor Clint and Pastor Ben tackle two important questions about prayer. First, Pastor Clint encourages us to embrace the mystery of the simultaneous truths of God’s sovereignty and human responsibility in our praying by looking to the example of Daniel. Then Pastor Ben helps us to consider the proper manner in which we should pray […]

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