Follow the Leader

Here’s the question that I want to have you consider: Am I following the leader? As you reflect back on this past year, have you been following the leader?

Length: 41:29

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The Unopened Present

This morning we are going to consider one of the gifts associated with the incarnation that sometimes remains unopened – even by people who have believed in Jesus.

Length 25:22

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Faith Café #009: Difficult Assignments

Today we talk about the difficult tasks that God gives. Let us know what you think. We would love to hear the questions you have.

Length: 26:15

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God’s Difficult Assignments

God often gives difficult assignments. At least they’re difficult to us. Other people may be able to handle them with no problems, but we sometimes feel like God has given us an assignment that will take every ounce of spiritual and emotional energy we’ve got – and even then we’d be fortunate to get a D+.

Length: 28:23

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Faith Café #008: Anxiety Over the Return of Christ

This week we talk about the Thessalonians anxiety over the return of Christ and what a more appropriate response would be.

Length 21:32

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Anxiety Over the Return of Christ

In our passage for today (5:1-11) Paul addresses a concern among believers who are alive and awaiting the return of Christ. There seemed to be some anxiety over what would happen to them at the return of Christ.

Length 27:23

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Faith Café #007: Comforting Others

This week we talk about what it looks like to “grieve in the context of hope” and also how to come along side others who are grieving and give them comfort.

Length 27:21

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Knowledge Beyond Experience

In 1 Thessalonians 4 and 5 Paul describes the complexity of events that surround the personal, visible return of Jesus Christ. He describes things that go beyond anything we’ve ever experienced in this life.

Length: 27:53

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Faith Café #006: Sexual Purity

CONTENT WARNING: We talk about sex throughout this episode.

Today we take on the issue of sex, trying to answer questions that we think you might have. Brian’s sermon below, titled A Life that Pleases God, covers Paul’s writings in 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8.  Paul there states, “For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you abstain from sexual immorality.”

In our culture this is still one of the biggest issues we face.  We try to tackle questions like:  What is physically okay outside of marriage? How does God view me when I commit sexual sins? How can I approach a son, daughter, friend, or family member about these issues for help or to help? Etc….

Length 33:32

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Show Notes/Links:

Web Accountability Software:
Covenant Eyes
xxxChurch.com

Filters:
Comparison of 10 top Filters

Resources for Parents:
Passport to Purity

Books about Overcoming Sexual Sin:
Every Man’s Battle
Every Woman’s Battle
Every Young Man’s Battle

Books about Healthy Sexual Relationships in Marriage:
Intended for Pleasure
Sheet Music

Russ referenced a guy named Mark Deaver (sp?) he meant Mark Driscoll (google for more info).

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A Life that Pleases God

Ever want to know what the will of God is? Paul couldn’t be clearer. It is your sanctification. This is what pleases God.

Length 32:09

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