This Palm Sunday, we look back at Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem. Crowds surrounded Him and honored him with praises and palm branches. But was something missing? The same people who shouted Hosanna this day were the same ones who shouted "Crucify Him!" a few days later. How did this show of worship turn to the Garden of Gethsemane and the cross itself? Are there times that praise can be misused? What does praise truly require of us? Join Dr. Mark Lantz as he examines the concept of praise in our relationship with God this Palm Sunday in his sermon, "When Your Praise Is Not Enough."
When Your Praise Is Not Enough
April 14, 2019 • Dr. Mark Lantz
Introduction • May 31, 2020 • Pastor Mark Lantz
We come to this Pentecost Sunday after a time of shutdown and separation. We have been separated physically, but hopefully not spiritually. But now, as we resume our gatherings, what's next? Do we go back to business as usual? What changes do we have to make as the world around us goes into a change the likes of which we have never seen before? Jesus' ascension marked a time of change for the disciples. They were entering into a new era of ministry, as well as a new era in their lives as a whole. And it was the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost Sunday that gave them the power and courage to walk into everything new that now faced them. Join Dr. Mark Lantz as he takes a look at the account of the coming of the Holy Spirit, and what that can tell us about our job as the church right ere and right now.
Introduction • May 27, 2020 • Pastor Mark Lantz
Emotions. We've all got them, and they can be...problematic, to say the least. In fact, sometimes it feels like our emotions are driving us more than we're driving them. They're an unconscious reaction to what happens around us and to us, and it can be hard to keep them within their boundaries. Emotions are an integral part of who you are, and as we continue our discussion on the whole human existence, we can't ignore the soul, the seat of our emotions. In this introductory session to a new series called Double Take, Dr. Mark Lantz goes over the basics of emotions, the emotional climate of our country, and what the Bible says about our emotions and how to use them.
May 24, 2020 • Pastor Mark Lantz
We are fast approaching Pentecost Sunday, on which we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit for the very first time on the early church. But we tend to skip over the time between Christ's ascension and the coming of the Holy Spirit. Jesus was fully aware that the disciples would be waiting for the Holy Spirit for a time. Thus, His last conversation with them is incredibly important. What principles can we glean from this conversation that apply to us today? What can we learn from this time of waiting? Join Dr. Mark Lantz as he examines this last earthy conversation of the Lord Jesus Christ in part 6 of Restored.