May 29, 2016
Family Matters
Family engagement is essential to the raising of Godly children.
  • May 29, 2016Family Matters
    May 29, 2016
    Family Matters
    Family engagement is essential to the raising of Godly children.
  • May 22, 2016Ministry The Right Way
    May 22, 2016
    Ministry The Right Way
    News Ministry Fair
    When we speak of ministry we often get things messed up because we begin with thinking of ourselves. But ministry is not about us. It is about God using us to grow and develop others into Christlikeness.
    This message was for the annual MInistry Fair Sunday.
  • May 15, 2016Ministry Matters
    May 15, 2016
    Ministry Matters
    Faith Promise 2016
    Ministry is a channel for spreading God's hope.
    This message by Kit Dodson, of Milligan College, was part of the 2016 Faith Promise Emphasis.
  • May 8, 2016Rediscovering Hope
    May 8, 2016
    Rediscovering Hope
    Faith Promise 2016
    Christianity is about rediscovering hope. Our partnership in missions is a partnership in sharing that hope with others.
    This message was presented by Kathy Bozyk, the Executive Director of Southside Pregnancy Center as part of FCC Chicago's annual Faith Promise Emphasis.
  • May 1, 2016Is Jesus Enough
    May 1, 2016
    Is Jesus Enough
    Series: Not A Fan
    Sermon Not A Fan
    When Jesus closed the buffet, and began passing out hard to swallow teaching, the fans fell away.
    What if the only thing God had to offer you was Jesus? Would that be enough? If life had your back against the wall and all that was offered was Jesus, would he be sufficient? What if lost everything that you hold dear, and Jesus is the only thing left, would you be satisfied?
    All of the things you have accomplished, accumulated, built and dreamed of are not enough without Christ.
  • Apr 24, 2016More Than Rules
    Apr 24, 2016
    More Than Rules
    Series: Not A Fan
    Sermon Not A Fan
    Religion regards rules over relationship. Christianity recognizes relationship results in regard for rules.
    In this encounter, Jesus is confronted by rule-followers over what to do with a rule-breaker. In pointing out our inability to live up to the rules, he calls us to follower, not rules, but Him.
  • Apr 17, 2016A Comfortable Cross
    Apr 17, 2016
    A Comfortable Cross
    Series: Not A Fan
    Sermon Not A Fan
    Americans have become creatures of comfort, as has the church in America. We have even made the cross into a comfortable object.
    However, the cross in the first century would have been seen as an instrument of torture and death ... the ultimate emblem of weakness.
    Yet, God took that emblem of weakness and transformed it into a source of strength, the power of God for salvation.
    As we take up our cross, we ask for God to do what he did in the cross within us.
    Adapted from Not A Fan by Kyle Idelman
  • Apr 10, 2016Choosing Intimacy
    Apr 10, 2016
    Choosing Intimacy
    Series: Not A Fan
    Sermon Not A FanWhen Jesus chooses us, He chooses us to engage in an intimate relationship with Him. He does not want us to be familiar fans, but intimate followers. That may be a risky venture which requires vulnerability. But we will never have the depth of relationship which will bring closeness and forgiveness without getting to know Him and letting Him know us.
    Message springs from Luke 9:23 - "If anyone would come after me." And contrasts Simeon and the sinful women in Luke 7.
  • Apr 3, 2016Open Invitation
    Apr 3, 2016
    Open Invitation
    Series: Not A Fan
    We have learned to be skeptical we told a deal is available for "anyone." But when Jesus invites "anyone" to follow Him, anyone means everyone. There are no exceptions, no excuses. However, following Him will cost you everything.
    This message is based on the discipleship call of Jesus in Luke 9:23. Sermon Not A Fan
  • Mar 28, 2016Fan or Follower?
    Mar 28, 2016
    Fan or Follower?
    Series: Not A Fan
    not-a-fan-subpageJesus is not interested in having fans. He desires followers. Fans are fickle. Followers are committed.
    It is time that many in the church honestly assess their relationship with Christ. Are they a committed follower or a fan?
  • Mar 20, 2016Foster Faith
    Mar 20, 2016
    Foster Faith
    Sermon Awaken LoveAll of the marriage strategies and solutions will not help if you are missing the most important piece in the puzzle -- God.
    God created marriage and he understands how it works.
    He also knows the joy and heartbreak of marriage because marriage his how he describes his relationship with his people. He understands forgiveness because he offers it to us. He understands the work, because he accomplished it on our behalf.
  • Mar 13, 2016Cultivate Commitment
    Mar 13, 2016
    Cultivate Commitment
    Sermon Awaken LoveMarriage is a relationships of commitment, a relationship of promises. But what do you do when if becomes difficult to keep the promises that you made?
    We all shared vows when we got married. These vows were our promises, our commitments to faithfulness in marriage. At the wedding altar it is hard to imagine what these vows mean, but the words you shared at that moment become some of the toughest promises to keep.
    Yet, in keeping those vows, you show your faith and trust in God when things are not going well, and you learn to be more like Him as you live our those promises.