Why This Waste?

Speaker: Dru Lattin
Text: Mark 14:3-9
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What does genuine worship look like? Dru tells the story of one woman who was determined to honor Jesus, regardless of what others thought. Listen below for important lessons on worshipping God, no matter what.

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Notes and reflection questions from bulletin:

Mary’s worship was focused on Jesus.
Mary’s worship required boldness.

Mary’s act of worship was

  • Theological
  • Emotional
  • An act of service

Personal reflection:

  • How do I intentionally worship God in my day-to-day life?
  • What if anything is holding me back from worshipping with freedom? (Colossians 3)
  • On what do I evaluate my relationship with Christ? (John 14:15-24; 1 John 5:1-4; Romans 8:14-16, 37-39)

Conflict in Context

Speaker: Dru Lattin
Text: Philippians 4:2-7
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Even among those who follow Christ, there will be disagreement and misunderstanding. How should we get back on the same page with our brothers and sisters? Using an example from the early church, Dru shares five things we should do to help resolve conflict.

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Equipped to Fight

Speaker: Dru Lattin
Text: Ephesians 6:10-18
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What does it take to be a warrior? For Fathers’ Day, Dru looks into the classic passage on spiritual warfare to remind dads – and all of us – that we are raising our children on a battlefield. It’s a tough job, but God has equipped us to fight well. Listen below:

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The Lord’s Command

Key texts: 1 Corinthians 14:26-40
Speaker: Dru Lattin
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Around the world, churches meet together every week to worship. Though all true churches are meeting to exalt Christ and learn of him, there’s still a lot of diversity in how each group does this. Is this okay?

In this message, Paul concludes his discussion of church practice, and provides two simple principles for how we should worship together. Listen below to hear what they are, and what it looks like in our church.

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God Is Really Among You

Key texts: 1 Corinthians 14:20-25
Speaker: Dru Lattin
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Among Christians, there are few topics more controversial – and yet central to our experience – than prophecy. In this message, Dru explores the practice in the Bible, focusing on Paul’s teaching to the Corinthian church.

Despite the confusion and conflict, it is important that we understand prophecy. When we embrace this gift to the church, Paul shows that we will be marked as a people that God is truly with.

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She Shall Be Praised

Speaker: Dru Lattin
Text: Proverbs 31
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Proverbs 31, the classic text describing a “virtuous woman”, is often considered during Mother’s Day. But what is this chapter actually about? What can we learn?

Rather than overwhelming women with unattainable expectations, this text can actually encourage all of us. With practical insight, Dru explores the characteristics of a wise woman and how we can support each other as we grow in wisdom.

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How Will I Benefit You?

Key texts: 1 Corinthians 14:1-19
Speaker: Dru Lattin
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Continuing with 1 Corinthians, Dru tackles the sometimes-confusing issue of speaking in tongues. After a historical overview of this spiritual gift, he looks at the motivating principles behind how speaking gifts are to be used in the church. Paul called Corinth to “seek to excel in building up the church.” We should do no less.

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