Jun 21, 2015
Get Off The Merry-Go-Round
News B90
Israel, in the book of Judges, was caught on a wild merry-go-round ride swirling between sin, oppression, repentance and redemption. But we aren't unfamiliar with their ride. We often hop on that crazy adventure of sin ourselves.
However, when the Israelites repented of their sin, God was ready to respond by sending a judge to bring deliverance for his people. Yet, these people were not stellar characters. Each had obvious flaws in heritage, character, or morals.
Why did God use such broken people as deliverers? The answer is because it was never about them. It is all about God and what he can do through people who are willing to be used by him. While we may see ourselves reflected in the story of Israel, it is all about God.
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  • Jun 21, 2015Get Off The Merry-Go-Round
    Jun 21, 2015
    Get Off The Merry-Go-Round
    News B90
    Israel, in the book of Judges, was caught on a wild merry-go-round ride swirling between sin, oppression, repentance and redemption. But we aren't unfamiliar with their ride. We often hop on that crazy adventure of sin ourselves.
    However, when the Israelites repented of their sin, God was ready to respond by sending a judge to bring deliverance for his people. Yet, these people were not stellar characters. Each had obvious flaws in heritage, character, or morals.
    Why did God use such broken people as deliverers? The answer is because it was never about them. It is all about God and what he can do through people who are willing to be used by him. While we may see ourselves reflected in the story of Israel, it is all about God.
  • Jun 14, 2015That’s Why They Call It The Desert
    Jun 14, 2015
    That’s Why They Call It The Desert
    News B90
    God allows us to go through difficult periods in order to create within us the obedience that he desires in relationship with Him. If we are truly to follow after him it will take some change of perspective that he may only be able to accomplish as we traipse through the desert. Yet, the real call for us is to learn from the desert wanderings of Israel in our own journey toward a life of godly obedience.
  • Jun 7, 2015Abraham: The Journey of Faith
    Jun 7, 2015
    Abraham: The Journey of Faith
    News B90The B90 Message series is a series that accompanies our congregational effort to read through the entire Bible in 90 Days. This is the first message in the series.
    Abraham is mentioned as the "father of faith", however, Abraham's faith was not perfect. Often is could best described as "lurching toward faith." But as imperfect as his faith was there were characteristics that made his faith notable.
  • May 31, 2015Growing Like Jesus Did
    May 31, 2015
    Growing Like Jesus Did
    As believers, we are called to grow just as Jesus did, following the example of Jesus as a twelve-year-old boy.
  • May 24, 2015Lessons On Personal Ministry
    May 24, 2015
    Lessons On Personal Ministry
    Series: (All)
    Ministry is not the responsibility of the professional, or the leader. Ministry is a shared responsibility for all of those in the body of Christ.
    This message from Romans 12:3-8 speaks about 4 lessons that we need to learn and put into practice in order to faithfully and fruitfully fulfill our ministry calling.
  • May 17, 2015Making A Difference Through Church Planting
    May 17, 2015
    Making A Difference Through Church Planting
    Chuck Richardson, the Director of Operations for Ignite Churchplanting, shared the difference that FCC is making in the lives of people by partnering to plant churches in the greater Chicagoland area.
    All of us make a difference, whether it be in great actions or in small. We are all called to participate in making a difference in the different ways that God has enabled us.
  • May 10, 2015Making A Difference Through Southside Pregnancy Center
    May 10, 2015
    Making A Difference Through Southside Pregnancy Center
    The Faith Promise representative from Southside Pregnancy Center shared how FCC is making a difference through our support of the organization.
    • Young lives are rescued from abortion.
    • Young mothers are saved from guilt.
  • May 3, 2015Advancing The Kingdom to The World
    May 3, 2015
    Advancing The Kingdom to The World
    Don Green, the President of Lincoln Christian University, shared that God has a purpose. His purpose has to do with advancing His Kingdom. That kingdom is both diverse and unified. We are his instrument for advancement.
    Message by Don Green, the President of Lincoln Christian University.
  • Apr 26, 2015Process
    Apr 26, 2015
    Process
    Sermon A Book That Makes A DifferenceThe Bible accomplishes its purpose of leading us to Jesus and equipping us for everything we will face as God's children through four activities that God's Word can accomplish: teaching (instruction in proper beliefs), rebuking (clearing up erroneous beliefs), correcting (pointing out misbehavior), and training in righteousness (instruction in right living).
    The message includes a cursory reading in 1 Corinthians 6, 8, 11 that provides an example of how the Biblical author weaves these uses of Scripture together to equip us, and show us the relationship between what we believe and how we live.
  • Apr 12, 2015Power
    Apr 12, 2015
    Power
    Book That Makes A DifferenceScripture is the Word of God, and as such, it speaks to us with the full authority and power of God himself.
    God Word is inspired in that He, through the work of the Holy Spirit, guided human authors to write His timeless truth.
  • Apr 5, 2015Zombies, Zonks and Magic Acts: Why The Easter Message Matters
    Apr 5, 2015
    Zombies, Zonks and Magic Acts: Why The Easter Message Matters
    Series: Easter
    Easter MessageThe Resurrection is not just another theological tenet of Christianity. It is what holds Christian theology together, and as such it matters in what we believe and how we live.
    This message considers 5 contrasts that Paul offers between life without the resurrection, and how the resurrection changes everything.
  • Mar 22, 2015Sharing Your Sustaining Story
    Mar 22, 2015
    Sharing Your Sustaining Story
    Series: Stories
    StoriesWe all love a good story, and since God has written us into His story, we all have a story to tell.
    But we have more than one story to tell. Along with our Salvation Stories, we have Sustaining Stories of events that God has brought us through that give us an opportunity to learn to trust Him.