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The Pop Pulpit – Part 2

How important is freedom to you?  Secularism is a cultural framework that works against belief and undermines anything supernatural   Two kinds of truth:Opinion Truth: True for you Unchanging Truth: True for everyone   Getting Reality Wrong – will destroy your life   This Culture’s Religion “Feels Truth”   The world’s secular culture is spiritually driven   1 John 5:19 We know that we are children of God and that the world around us is under the control of the evil one.   We hate the World’s…

The Pop Pulpit – Part 1

Wrong beliefs can ruin your life  Getting Reality Wrong – will destroy your life   We are all preached to by secular culture every single day   “These beliefs have not so much been argued as assumed. They are not enforced: rather imbibed. We do not receive them as intellectual propaganda to be obey,  Instead these beliefs are communicated to us at an almost subconscious level through the high priests of advertising and techno prophets of Silicon Valley” (Mark Sayers)   Getting reality…

Be the Bush

Guest Speaker Tim Teakle shares an encouraging message on first impressions, suffering, and God’s calling for our lives. Some are called to be Moses, and some are called to be the bush.

You Were Here

A message from Dave to those who are on the way to God. When you move away from the church, what are you moving towards?

Pop Up Emotions – Part 4

Recap: Guilt: The person who is forgiven the most loves the most  My past may remind me, it will not define me. My past will lead me to worship  Envy: Run Your Race  My point of reference is myself last year   Anger is not getting what you want, so pray for what you want   Fear is a normal biological reaction  Our memories and imaginations kick in and cause fear to linger   Mark 4:35- That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let…

Pop Up Emotions – Part 3

Recap: Guilt: Change out the narrativeThe person who is forgiven the most loves the most   My past may remind me, it will not define me. My past will lead me to worship  Envy: Run Your Race My point of reference is myself last year  Look for eternal meaning around you  How do you deal with your anger? Stuffer  Hinter  Silent burner  Exploder   Anger is a signal light for injustice   Righteous Anger   Eph. 4:26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while…

Pop Up Emotions – Part 2

There are real reasons for popup emotions but do we really need to accept them?   What is in our hearts will eventually spill out on those who are closest to us   Recap: Guilt: Change out the narrative  The person who is forgiven the most loves the most  My past may remind me, it will not define me. My past will lead me to worship  Envy   Proverbs 14:30 A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones  Galatians 5:26 Let…

Pop Up Emotions – Part 1

We need to learn not to believe every thought or emotion that pops up   Where do these pop-up emotions come from?   Matt. 15:16-20 “Don’t you understand yet?” Jesus asked. “Anything you eat passes through the stomach and then goes into the sewer. But the words you speak come from the heart—that’s what defiles you. For from the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, all sexual immorality, theft, lying, and slander. These are what defile you.  What is in our hearts will…

Habits

“New” brings new energy   Habits   Done often, hence done easily, eventually done automatically   Habits to free up our limited conscious resources   Habits stem from Cue/ Response/ Reward   With time, the brain begins to expect and crave the reward as soon as the cue arises  Our willpower is limited in capacity and endurance (like a physical muscle).  Change/ Transformation/ New is what God is all about   2 Cor. 3:16-18 But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. Now the Lord is the…

Christmas Eve: The Coming Light

Life is a miracle and a mystery  Like living by the sea, we have come accustom to the beauty and miracle of LIFE   Isaiah 9:1-2 Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan—  The people walking in darkness have seen a great light;…