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Posted in gospel, hermeneutics by LifeSpringChurch on July 8th, 2018

This sermon comes from Joshua's final speech to Israel (Joshua 24:2, 14-15)l in which he calls for them to make a decision about whom they will worship in the future - the gods of their ancestors or The God of Israel.  The sermon examines the way in which our faith become polluted by other ideas which we indiscriminately add to our belief system.


I have seen your salvation.

Posted in Mary, gospel, Christmas by LifeSpringChurch on December 24th, 2017

This sermon is taken from the Magnificat and looks at what Mary told us about Gospel and the work of God.



Posted in gospel, Paul, generosity by LifeSpringChurch on May 29th, 2017

Paul wrote the little, twenty-five verse of Philemon to a slave-owner.  Paul was sending escaped slave, Onesimus, back to his owner, and Paul wrote to persuade Philemon to receive Onesimus back as a newly converted brother in Christ.  The letter is an excellent look at Christian accountability, conversion, and generosity.c  



Posted in gospel, Paul by LifeSpringChurch on May 22nd, 2017

The book of Colossians was written to a church that had been infected by false teaching.  Paul told this church that he prayed constantly for them to the effect that they would grow in maturity and wisdom with respect to God's will for them.  This sermon examines the dangers of false teaching and the way to be protected against it.


Go West Young Man

Posted in church, missional, gospel, evangelism by LifeSpringChurch on September 18th, 2016

This sermon takes its title from a Horace Greely quote during the westward migration in the infancy of the United States. The sermon text comes from Acts 13:1-5 in which the church in Syrian Antioch commissioned Paul and Barnabas to begin a westward push of the gospel to central Turkey and parts west of there.  This sermon looks at the four characteristics of the first century church and shows how LifeSpring can imitate them as well:  trusting God, being sensitive to God's call, focus on mission, and unification in purpose.



Posted in God, grace, gospel, good news by LifeSpringChurch on July 24th, 2016

Exodus 19:1-8 is the text for this sermon.  The sermon has the Exodus as its core event and discusses how, after the Fall, mankind has constantly been moving away from God. Nevertheless, God has persevered in seeking to return mankind to full relationship with him.


The Fall

Posted in Jesus, the Cross, gospel by LifeSpringChurch on July 3rd, 2016

This sermon begins a series called "Nine Great Biblical Events" which will continue through the month of August.  The goal of the series is to look at major events in the Bible which have affected us today.  "The Fall" is our first of the series, and it examines the results of Adam and Eve's sin in the Garden.  The text for the sermon is Genesis 3:1-24.


They Begged Us to Leave

Posted in gospel, good news, Paul by LifeSpringChurch on April 24th, 2016

This sermon finishes a short series on the book of Acts.  Acts 16:11-40 is the text, and the subject is the way that Paul, Silas, and other church leaders were transformed by the mission that God had given to the church to move westward.  The story of courage, passion, and intention is inspiring to modern-day disciples of Jesus.


Scattered Everywhere

Posted in grace, Jesus, gospel, Holy Spirit by LifeSpringChurch on April 18th, 2016

This sermon takes a look at how the Good News moved westward from Israel to Syria, Turkey, Greece, and Italy.  It looks at how the early church had to come to terms with its Xenophobia and start to embrace a wider audience.


“Favor the Lowly”

Posted in Mary, gospel, Magnificat by LifeSpringChurch on December 23rd, 2015

This sermon looks at how Mary's Magnificat contains echoes of the Old Testament in its message of redemption.


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