Sermons in series “Set Free”
Mark Spurlock · March 25, 2012
What does it mean to be a Christian? Is it that you once said a prayer? Is it your church attendance record? Is it the amount of money you've donated or the time you've served? Life as a Christian is much more -- and much simpler -- than all of that. For those who have forgotten, you were once separated from God, but God restored your relationship with Him through the sacrifice of Jesus. Through that truth, you can truly be set free for life!
Rene Schlaepfer · March 18, 2012
What's the most important thing you need to do today? Now ask yourself: will it matter 100 years from now? Our lives are filled with an agenda of things to do, but Christians should have just one goal in mind above all others. What is that goal? And are you living a life that puts the first things first?
Mark Spurlock · March 11, 2012
What is prayer? For some, it's like the pledge of allegiance: majestic words for special occasions. For others, it's a wish list: gimme gimme gimme! But prayer is something God wants us to engage in, and at the heart of prayer is knowing Whom it is you are talking with. Have you relegated prayer to some corner of your life -- before meals, for example -- or is there something more you have yet to experience?
Rene Schlaepfer · March 4, 2012
What are your relationships like? For most people, there's a complicated answer. Wives and husbands, parents and children, bosses and employees -- there are power struggles, issues of respect, expectations, and lots of room for drama! How can the grace that God has demonstrated towards you be lived out in your earthly relationships? Is it possible to live like Jesus, showing people the kind of love He already has for you?
Rene Schlaepfer · February 26, 2012
Bad habits. Addictions. Chronic behavior issues. Are you battling any of these? It's easy to fall into negative patterns in our lives. Sometimes it seems there can't be a way out! But God is in the business of restoration, and there IS an escape hatch waiting for you. How can you be set free from the things you struggle with the most? And how can you begin to focus on "do" rather than "don't"?
Rene Schlaepfer · February 19, 2012
Christianity is simple: God is good and loves you, but because of your sin you've been separated. Through Jesus, that rift is repaired. That's it! But for some reason, people can complicate it. Rules, conditions, new interpretations, measurements of how we're doing -- all these obscure the heart of our faith, which is God's grace. How can you rediscover the essence of Christianity, and be set free from burdensome legalism?
Rene Schlaepfer · February 12, 2012
Who is Jesus to you? An admirable philosopher? An interesting literary figure? Not everyone believes Jesus is who he says he is. But for those who regard him as the Lord, that means he deserves all of our attention! Is there something in your life that has distracted you from the power of Jesus Christ?
Rene Schlaepfer · February 5, 2012
There are a lot of belief systems in the world -- perhaps as many as there are people! Most of these systems involve doing good versus doing bad, and lifting yourself up by your bootstraps. The good news is there is freedom available to you, and it's not through something that has already been done for you! How can you be free from an endless cycle of fruitless false religion?
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