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What Really Counts

Posted in Cross, Christ, Communion by LifeSpringChurch on April 30th, 2018

This week's sermon comes from Galatians 6:11-17 and is Paul's assertion that the Cross is central in everything for him.  "...may I never boast in anything but the Cross...."  The semon finishes our four-part series on the importance of the Lord's Supper.


They began planning how to kill him.

Posted in Jesus, Christ by LifeSpringChurch on March 19th, 2018

This sermon comes from Mark 11:15-18 and concerns the time when Jesus cleared out the temple of its money changers and tables of commerce.  The sermon explores the disruptiveness of following Jesus.


Character Produces Hope

Posted in Jesus, crucifixion, Christ, death of Christ by LifeSpringChurch on June 20th, 2017

The text for this sermon comes from Romans 5:1-8.  The sermon looks at the victory Christ achieved in his suffering and death and the implications of that victory for the way we look at current events.  


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.


Praying for Bread

Posted in Jesus, prayer, Christ by LifeSpringChurch on February 19th, 2017

This sermon looks at the third concern of the Lord's Prayer - daily bread.  It looks at the role that bread plays throughout the Bible and asks what the implications are of a disciple of Jesus caring about bread for others and not merely for self.


Thy Kingdom Come

Posted in kingdom, Christ by LifeSpringChurch on February 13th, 2017

This sermon is the second in the current series about the Lord's Prayer.  This sermon looks at Jesus' prayer for God's Kingdom to come and for His will to be done on earth in the same way it is done in heaven.


Lustful Eyes

Posted in Christ by LifeSpringChurch on January 29th, 2017

This sermon looks at a second of the "antitheses," that section of the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus repeatedly said, "You have heard it was said.....but I say to you."  In each of these antitheses Jesus explains that God's right intentions regarding the commands had been perverted.  Today's sermon explores, "You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery,' but I say to you, don't even lust."


Simmering Anger

Posted in Christ, Sermon on the Mount by LifeSpringChurch on January 22nd, 2017

The text for this sermon come from Matthew 5:21-26 and is the opening of a section of the Sermon on the Mount called the "antecedents" because Jesus repeatedly says, "You have heard it said before that...." followed by Jesus' expostion of what God's real and true intention was vastly different than what the religious leaders were saying.  Today's sermon examines the issue of simmering anger.  "You have heard it said that you shall not kill, BUT I say to you, don't even be angry with your brother (simmering anger) or call him a moron."


Caring About the Weak

Posted in discipleship, Christians, mind of Christ, Christ by LifeSpringChurch on January 8th, 2017

This sermon looks at the second four of the eight beatitudes in Matthew 5:  merciful, pure in heart, peacemakers, and the persecuted.  The beatitudes, in sum, give a picture of the transformation that occurs to those who take discipleship to Jesus seriously.


Weak Knees and Tired Hands

Posted in Christ, Advent by LifeSpringChurch on December 18th, 2016

This sermon was the fourth and last in LifeSpring's Advent series and took it's text from Isaiah 7:10-16.  It looks at the manner in which Isaiah speaks what some call "a word out of place."  In other words, when things look bleak is the time when Isaiah says the hopeful and forward looking thing.  It's the word you most want to hear when things look hopeless and associated this time of year with the coming of Christ.


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