Life

Messages about Life

07/17

Brass Tacks

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: authority, holiness, Life

The enemy’s mission is clear-steal, kill, and destroy. Likewise, the mission of Jesus is clear-to bring life with abundance! When does abundant life begin? To whom does it apply? By what authority is such a declaration? In a world that has devalued life and stripped the Word of authority, consider afresh the brass tacks of God to such questions.  Text: John 10:10; Psalm 139

05/29

Spur One Another on: The Church doing life together

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: encourage, exhort, Life

In a world of sound bites, voices, and bad news, a characteristic of the church despite such realities is to “spur one another on” in the faith. Consider what “spurring on” might look like and its application today.  Text: Hebrews 10:19-25

04/04/21

Broken by the Resurrection

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: Life, Resurrection, revelation

The many titles given Jesus include “Resurrection” and “Bread of Life.” Consider the Emmaus disciples, so absorbed in news feeds they missed the One walking with them–until bread was broken by the Resurrection. Today, 2021, “He is Risen” is still Good News!  Text: Luke 24:13-35

02/07/21

Grace for Life

Speaker: Eric Marshall
Topics: freedom, Grace, Life

Grace is a free gift that God gives us, but it is also a responsibility. Such a free gift, if misunderstood, can lead to abuse. Some might think they can now sin as they please because grace abounds to the sinner. But God’s grace enables the believer to live a new life.  Text: Philippians 2:12-13

01/26/20

Why do you worry? Stewarding joy and energy

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: anxiety, joy, Life, worry

Worry is a thief which delights in robbing Christ-followers of joy and energy. Jesus asks his audience a pointed spiritual question, “Why do you worry?” It takes courage to genuinely hear this question. Consider how Jesus gives a freeing perspective over the stronghold of worry.  Text: Matthew 5:24-34

04/01/18

Unlock and Breathe in the Resurrection

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: Fear, Life, Peace, Resurrection

The Good News of Christ’s resurrection was announced, yet the disciples remained behind locked doors. Consider how the resurrected Christ entered this fear-filled space and breathed resurrection power on the disciples, a gift which continues for all who believe. Text:  John 21:19-31

11/19/17

God is FOR Marriage & Family, Part 2

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: family, Life, Marriage, vitality

In today’s world, one might wonder if God is still for marriage and family given the opposition facing it. In Part 2, consider how God’s Word promises life and vitality within marriage and family through created and timeless applications.  Text: Ephesians 5:15-6:4

11/12/17

God is FOR Marriage & Family, Part 1

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: family, Life, Marriage, wholeness

In today’s world, one might wonder if God is still for marriage and family given the opposition facing it. Consider this two-part series assuring us that marriage and family was the crown jewel of creation which God continues to bless, redeem, and equip.  Text: Genesis 2:18-25, 7:1