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“It’s OK to HAVE SEX but …”

Today in our “It’s OK to … but …” series: SEX.

Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.

Hebrews 13:4 (ESV)

Sex is one of the great gifts of God – and one of the most abused. Abused from misuse and abused from vilification.

How – and why – do we, as Christians, recapture the beauty and joy given and found in this wonderful and intimate act?

Join us and find out!

SCRIPTURES USED:

  • 1 Corinthians 6:12-20
  • 1 Corinthians 7:1-9
  • Hebrews 13:4
  • Proverbs 5:15-20

“It’s OK to DOUBT but …”

Today in our “It’s OK to … but …” series: the topic of DOUBT.

Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?

Luke 24:38 (ESV)

Belief and trust in God is a paramount tenet of the Christian faith, yet all Christians – all people! – doubt.

Does that mean we are no longer Christian?

Does that mean we have lost our faith?

As Christians, how can we still have faith and yet doubt?

Join us and see.

SCRIPTURES USED:

  • Luke 24:36-43
  • James 1:6-8
  • Hebrews 11:1-2
  • Romans 4:1-3, 23-25; 5:1

“It’s OK to GRIEVE but …”

We continue our sermon series, “It’s OK to … but …” with the topic of GRIEF.

It’s OK to Grieve, but …

The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

Psalm 34:18 (ESV)

Grief can be overwhelming and shadow everything and everyone else around us. But God gave us this emotion, too. We even see it played out in the Lord Jesus!

What do we do when grieved?

How do we endure?

What does it mean for a Christian to be grieved?

Join us as we explore!

SCRIPTURES USED:

  • Romans 12:15
  • Psalm 34:18
  • Isaiah 53:1-5
  • John 11:28-44
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

“It’s OK to BE ANGRY but …”

Today we begin our new sermon series, “It’s OK to … but …” with the topic of ANGER.

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun do down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.

Ephesians 4:26-27 (ESV)

God gave us emotions, including anger, for a reason. But like all things, we need to use them within the bounds God has given us. Outside those bounds lie danger and sin. So, how can we be angry but not sin?

SCRIPTURES USED:

  • Mark 11:15-17
  • Ephesians 4:25-27
  • James 1:19-20

GOD’S PROMISES: Hope

Today we wrap up our sermon series: “GOD’S PROMISES” as they relate to HOPE!

“GOD’S PROMISES: Hope”

Challenges and heartaches will always be with us while we are in this world. God promised us as much. But He has overcome the world, so we can rejoice and have hope, no matter what! We need to remember that every day.

SCRIPTURES:

  • Psalm 130
  • Romans 5:1-5
  • Romans 15:13

“It’s OK to DRINK ALCOHOL but …”

Today in our “It’s OK to … but …” sermon series: ALCOHOL.

Do not get drunk with wine, but be filled with the Spirit.

Ephesians 5:18 (ESV)

Much is made of the fact that some Christians drink and others staunchly eschew all alcohol and the dangers involved.

What are we to make of this and how should we address this – as all things – in a godly way?

Join us as we explore.

SCRIPTURES USED:

  • John 2:1-11
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:5-11
  • Ephesians 5:15-21

“It’s OK to … but …” — New Sermon Series

Some of you say, “We can do whatever we want to!” But I tell you that not everything may be good or helpful. We should think about others and not about ourselves…

When you eat or drink or do anything else, always do it to honor God…

I always try to please others instead of myself, in the hope that many of them will be saved.

1 Corinthians 10:23-24, 31, 33 (CEV)

Are Christians really free? What does that mean for how we can and should act? How do our emotions play into our freedoms and actions?

These tough questions play out for us every day in the decisions we make.

More specifically, there are many areas of our lives that get ignored, glossed over, over emphasized, or vandalized – and that shouldn’t be!

In our new sermon series, “It’s OK to … but …”, we are going to take a look at some of the important and practical issues every Christian faces and see what they mean for us as followers of Jesus.

The topics we will cover are, “It’s OK to … but …”

  • Be Angry
  • Grieve
  • Doubt
  • Be Hurt
  • Have Sex
  • Drink Alcohol
  • Be a Democrat/Republican

Join us each week – in person or online! – as we explore these important areas of freedom and duty!

GOD’S PROMISES: Patience / Endurance

Today we discuss “GOD’S PROMISES” as they relate to patience and endurance.

“GOD’S PROMISES: Patience & Endurance”

Confinement; job loss; financial and physical strains: all affect us beyond what we would like to admit.

Enduring this for long periods is ‘challenging,’ to say the least.

Patience is part of the “Fruit of the Spirit,” but we can find it in short supply.

How do we endure in faith and patience in whatever circumstance we find ourselves?

SCRIPTURES:

  • Psalm 33:18-22
  • Ephesians 6:10-13
  • James 1:2-4
  • Isaiah 40:27-31

REMEMBER: Next week we’re back in person!!

Read, see, and listen more about that here.

GOD’S PROMISES: Healing

We continue our sermon series: “GOD’S PROMISES” as they relate to healing.

“GOD’S PROMISES: Healing”

Pandemics; plagues; contagions: they kill thousands; even millions. We need healing. Not only for the physical, but also for the mental, emotional, and spiritual effects from these and other ailments. Where does God fit into this? Where should He?

SCRIPTURES:

  • James 5:13-16
  • Matthew 11:1-6
  • Matthew 9:1-8

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