Archive for April 2017

Shocked

Posted in Paul, hermeneutics by LifeSpringChurch on April 30th, 2017

This week's sermon is a discussion of Paul's outrage over the fact that the Galatian church had allowed false teachers to enter the church and pollute the gospel.  The sermon explores the fact this this distortion of truth occured less than one generation away from the start of the church.  How much more can false teachings haunt us, now 2000 years past the start of the church.  Galatians 1:6-10 is the text.

 

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Koinonia

Posted in resurrection, church, Holy Spirit by LifeSpringChurch on April 23rd, 2017

Acts 2:41-47 tells the story of what happened to the first disciples after the day of Pentecost.  The Greek word Koinonia is the word Luke uses to describe the community and experience that was formed out of the Resurrection of Jesus and the coming of the Holy Spirit.  The sermon describes what it means to be a community defined by this fellowship word.

The text for this sermon is included in this recording, read by Melvin Mahaffey, one of LifeSprings young men.

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Disarming the Powers

Posted in Easter, Cross, death of Christ by LifeSpringChurch on April 18th, 2017

This sermon is about the substance of our Easter hope.  It's central idea is the Jesus did far more than just forgiving our sins.  In fact, he destroyed the power of evil in the world and gave us freedom to live as God originally created us. 

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Passover

Posted in crucifixion, Easter, Cross, death of Christ by LifeSpringChurch on April 10th, 2017

This sermon comes from Matthew 26:17-30 which is the account of the Passover meal that Jesus ate with his disciples prior to his death.  That Jesus chose Passover rather than the Day of Atonement, for example, is an indication of how Jesus envisioned his mission and the meaning of his death.  The sermon explores this idea.

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The Cruciform Church

Posted in Cross, Christ by LifeSpringChurch on April 3rd, 2017

This sermon is the first in a 3-lesson series on the influence of the Cross on the life and thouht of disciples of Jesus.  The sermon look as the self-centeredness of the current age and how the cross elminates such thinking.

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