Pastor Andy continues our series, In the Lion's Den, through the first six chapters of Daniel. This series examines what the Book of Daniel has to teach us about how to maintain our Christian faith in an increasingly hostile culture. In the sermon today, we learn a few strategies for how to resist bowing down to the idols of our culture.
There are so many reasons why we don't study the Bible. I wish we had a longer list of reasons why we DO study the Bible. Today's message is very practical. We need to get a grip on God's Word. Do you have a high view of God's Word? If you do, then you are probably a student of the Word as well. The purpose of personal Bible study isn't to simply gain more knowledge but to know the Author of the Book.
No matter where you are on the spectrum of your spiritual journey, I think it is safe to say that everyone wants to be better at praying. Whether it's consistency or depth or vigilance, we long to strive for more. Praying is hard work. It is a discipline too. In our series, Stuff Christians Believe, we see the importance of a lifestyle of prayer. Take up the challenge and pray for the 500 with us!
Why do we worship? Genuine worship is our response to who God is. Last week we were reminded that God is Awesome. In response to that truth, we worship. We recognize our utter dependence on Him. Psalm 96 is a call to worship. We are called & created by God to worship. The Westminster Shorter Catechism: the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy him forever.
This Easter we kicked off a new sermon series called Stuff Christians Believe, highlighting some of the foundational beliefs and practices of Christians throughout the centuries. On Easter Sunday we talked about how to categorize Jesus. Pop culture accepts Jesus as a good moral teacher, but in this message we show why Jesus cannot be just a good moral teacher. In an adaptation of C. S. Lewis' classic argument, we show that Jesus must be either a Liar, a Lunatic, a Legend, or the Lord. What do you do with Jesus?