Text: 1 Corinthians 9:15-27 Speaker: Dru Lattin Direct Download (Right-click link and save file)
Paul wants us to know he has rights and privileges as a minister of the Gospel. He also wants us to know that he doesn’t make use of these rights – and he gives clear reasons why he doesn’t. Paul is using his rights – and exercising self-denial – in order to achieve a goal: To win some to Christ. Dru looks at the importance of preaching to Paul, and what he did about it.
Text: 1 Corinthians 9:1-14 Speaker: Dru Lattin Direct Download (Right-click link and save file)
What do apostles, oxen, and exegesis of Deuteronomy have in common? They’re all important parts of Paul’s defense of Christian freedom, as found in 1 Corinthians 9. Before looking at what Paul does with his freedom and rights, Dru spends today’s message looking at some diverse but valuable lessons we can learn from his arguments.
With a grab bag of three topics – the nature of apostleship, ministerial support, and principles of Bible study – he concludes with the kitchen sink: what does it means to have freedom in Christ?
Speaker: Conroy Loewen
Texts: Hebrews 6.11; Exodus 20:1-7, etc Direct download (right click and select “save target as…”)
It’s one thing to believe in God, but another to see that belief make a difference in your own life. In this message, Conroy asks a series of questions about our belief in God: How real is he in your own life? Do you sense a relationship with him? Do you have real experiences with God? With this simple but important challenge, he asks us to consider how our belief in God is truly impacting our life.
Speaker: LaMar Troyer
Texts: Matthew 18:21-35; miscellaneous Direct download (right click and select “save target as…”)
All of us have been wronged by someone else, at least once. Regardless of the scope of the offense, forgiveness is essential to those who claim to love God. In this sobering yet uplifting message, LaMar connects genuine love with forgiveness.
How can we be freed from the prison of unforgiveness? How can we help others become free? Listen below:
Several weeks ago, Dru shared about what translation is and how it happens. He also discussed the history of the King James Bible and its profound impact on English, even today. And then there were two weddings. And a memorial service. And a baptism.
Here he shares the final installment: it’s not “live”, but a simple recording. In it, he addresses the following questions:
Why should I consider using a different Bible translation?
What version actually is the Bible?
What should we do when Bible translations differ?
Can we be confident that what we have today is God’s Word?
Which version should I use? How should I use other versions?
Text: Topical Speaker: Don Davis Direct Download (Right-click link and save file)
In a special evening service, Don Davis – an evangelist and missionary from India – shared about the weapon and prayer. He passionately challenges us to grow in prayer, both personally and as a church.
Text: Acts 8:26-40 Speaker: Elv Graber Direct Download (Right-click link and save file)
This Sunday was special for our church, as we celebrated baptism for one of our young men. In this message, Elv shares about a man who traveled countless miles to find truth, and the surprising place he found it.
After the sermon, Jube – who was baptized – and his dad share testimonies.