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Blessed are the Poor.

Posted in Jesus, discipleship, Christ by LifeSpringChurch on February 18th, 2019

This sermon comes from Luke 6:20-42 which is Luke's recounting of the Sermon on the Mount.  Blessed are the poor explores the uncompromising demands of following Jesus, reflected in Jesus odd blessing on all those who are poor by the world's standards.  Those are the people who form the best Jesus-followers.

What is the Sabbath for?

Posted in , Jesus by LifeSpringChurch on February 10th, 2019

This sermon comes from Luke 6:1-11 comes from the occasion when Jesus healed a man's hand on the Sabbath and was condemned for it.  The sermon takes a look at proper uses of the Sabbath as disciples of Jesus.

Go Out Where It Is Deeper

Posted in Jesus, faith by LifeSpringChurch on February 3rd, 2019

This sermon comes from Luke's account of the Great Catch of Fish in Luke 5:1-11.  The sermon is ultimately about whether we will trust God and "go out where it is deeper" or whether we will trust our own fear and desire for control more than God.

Into the Wilderness

Posted in Jesus, wilderness by LifeSpringChurch on January 14th, 2019

The second act of the Holy Spirit in Jesus' life was to drive him into the wilderness.  The sermon comes from Luke 4:1-13 and takes a look at how Jesus grappled with loneliness and temptation presented to him by Satan.  The sermon also asks if we sometimes attempt to find our own solutions for Satan's attacks.


Posted in DefaultTag, Jesus by LifeSpringChurch on December 31st, 2018

The last sermon of the year comes from Luke 2:22-35 and is the account of Jesus' presentation in the temple.  The principle idea of the sermon is the importance of the daily habits that give our lives depth and wisdom.  The sermon especially looks at the importance of the instilling of good practices in the lives of our children.

So You Wanna Live Forever?

Posted in Jesus, Lord's Supper by LifeSpringChurch on August 21st, 2018

This week's podcast combines scripture reading, sermon and table talk into one podcast due to the theme and rearrangement of our normal, usual order of worship.  The sermon comes from John 6:51-58 and Jesus' statement that if we want to live eternally we must be willing to "eat his flesh and drink his blood."

Whatever Gains I Had

Posted in , Jesus, discipleship by LifeSpringChurch on May 27th, 2018

This sermon comes from Philippians 3:7-11 in which Paul discusses how his priorities changed when he started following Jesus.

What ending would you write

Posted in Jesus, resurrection by LifeSpringChurch on April 2nd, 2018

Mark 16:1-8a is the setting for this week's sermon.  It is Mark's record to the resurrection of Jesus, and it is far shorter and more cryptic than the other Gospel accounts.  In this sermon we examine the why's of the short ending and what we would rather it have said for the sake of our respective faith.  What ending would you write?

You Are What You Love

Posted in Jesus, wealth, Temple by LifeSpringChurch on March 27th, 2018

A little widow who deposits her only two coins into the collection box in Temple and a woman who annoints Jesus with an extrememly expensive ointment are the center of this week's sermon.  Called "You are what you love," this sermon takes a look at the order we give the pieces of our lives - often putting Jesus way down the list.

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.

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