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Sermons on Lifestyle

Fake Sex

Our culture ascribes to a number of myths about sex. In this sermon we seek to address each lie with truth: Lie:  it’s the most important thing in life vs. Truth:  It’s not – Jesus never had sex, and was the most fully-realized human being ever. Lie:  sexual desire/preference is “an identity” – same-sex, opposite-sex, “are…

New Sex

So you get the Christian worldview, but what if it doesn’t match your experience?  This sermon is a place to recognize that everyone’s story with sex is messed up.  So if you have had sex outside of marriage, have gotten pregnant, have had an abortion, are addicted to pornography, are same-sex attracted, are deeply discontent being single…

The Dream Redeemed

What the gospel says to racism – and what we hope CCF will be like.  Stories of Jesus welcoming the “outsider” (Greeks who “want to see Jesus”).  Stories of how the Kingdom of God brings races together in the same church family (Ephesians), and sows the seeds of the end of class and ethnic value-categories…

Living Sacrifices Hear Best

What’s Your Posture? God is Eager to Confide – His posture is open – with the person who offers himself or herself to Him. The thoughts, commands, and dreams of God’s heart are so precious that He’s not going to share them with a closed, distracted heart.

Healing Prayer

We serve a Healer!  Using Acts stories, demonstrate how the Jesus message is often a “show and tell” gospel – that the message of “I make all things new” can apply to our emotions and bodies here and now. What would our witness be like if we prayed for healing for people in Red Square?…

The Stress of Seeking Security

Our priority is seeking the Kingdom — this simplifies our life.  Anchored in our knowledge that there is a Father in Heaven who takes care of us… we don’t need to rush to consume.  Busy-ness is rooted in the drive for the things we think will make us secure.  Learn to pray the prayer “I…

The Stress of Relational Conflict

The gospel and the Spirit of God help us in conflict.  To be a believer is to sign up for conflict.  Natural tendencies are fight or flight.  The gospel is raising conflict (appropriately) and reconciliation/restoration.  Peace-makers work hard for reconciliation.