Life is full of changes, that is natural. But what happens when those changes become an end in and of themselves? What happens when we use change as an excuse for not finding who we truly are? Many of us are flitting from job to job or from relationship to relationship. We are in the midst of an identity crisis, and we are seeking some sort of identity outside ourselves that will bring us satisfaction. In this lesson, Dr. Mark Lantz takes Scriptural principles from throughout the New Testament to help you discover exactly what your identity is in Christ and how you can quit seeking something outside yourself and find everything you need in Christ Who is within you right now. Life on Purpose is a teaching series from Dr. Mark Lantz who, along with his wife Crystal, are the lead pastors of Christian Center Church in South Bend, Indiana. Dr. Lantz’s teaching series is designed to take practical and relevant truths from the Word of God and empower us to live the life we were designed to live.
How to Avoid an Identity Crisis
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February 15, 2019 • Dr. Mark Lantz
July 14, 2019 • Dr. Mark Lantz
We all have a tendency to judge the health of people by their outward appearance, but this is simply too short-sighted for reality. Despite outward appearance, there are people within the church who are completely bound by a spirit of depression and anxiety. These people are bent in two so that it is impossible for them to see the world around them and the beauty that God has given to them. In Luke 13, Jesus encountered a woman who was physically bent in half, unable to look up to see where she was going. This is the position these people find themselves in spiritually. But what we learn from this passage is that Jesus was able to heal this woman with just a word, as well as silence those who were more concerned about tradition than with the real person in front of them. Join Dr. Mark Lantz as he examines this passage in this sermon, entitled Look Up.
July 10, 2019 • Pastor Scott Phenis
We all face trials and struggles. At any given moment, you're most likely facing some sort of opposition. But sometimes, those struggles seem like more than a day-to-day battle. Sometimes it feels like you're up against a wall that you cannot break through. You're stuck in one position, and it feels that you'll never be able to escape. These times come to us all, and God knows that. That's why He gives us some real encouragement and instruction in His Word for these times. Join Pastor Scott Phenis as he examines these difficult times in Break Through.
The Power of the Passover
The Passover is one of the most famous of the Jewish feast days. It commemorates the night God convinced Pharaoh to release the Israelites, and it was the last thing Jesus did with His disciples before His crucifixion. What is the significance of this day, and what else does it symbolize for us? There is so much packed into this single feast, and it tells us so much about our walk with God and the way He interacts with us as His children. Join Dr. Mark Lantz as he dives into the tradition of Passover and what it signifies to the New Testament believer in this sermon, The Power of the Passover.