There's been much talk of the rise of the "nones" in our nation regarding Millennials and others who have no religious affiliation (and don't want one.) For the church to ignore this reality is tragic and yet, to continue a practice of inviting young people into lukewarm Christianity is not the answer. Jon speaks of this reality.
Losing a Generation
January 29, 2017 • Jon Wood
013 - The Holy Couple
Why No-Fault Divorce is Unbiblical • November 12, 2017 • David Tarkington
There is no one in our community, much less our churches, , who has not been impacted by divorce. Whether a family member, co-worker, friend, or self, divorce impacts all. It becomes a difficult subject in church because so many, even in the church, have walked back up the aisle to undo the relationship that was solidified after walking down an aisle. The biblical marriage union, between man and woman, is attacked by Satan from the get go. There’s no “honeymoon” when it comes to spiritual attack.
012 - The Forgiving Father
Forgiveness is Not Unconditional • November 5, 2017 • David Tarkington
What is biblical forgiveness? Are we to forgive everyone unconditionally? Is that what God does? What about living with a WWJD attitude? Is that good? In this message Pastor David explores the biblical teaching on forgiveness while debunking some of the cultural and even "church" versions of forgiveness that are being propagated today.
011 - The Disciplining Father
Discipline is Love • October 29, 2017 • David Tarkington
Church discipline is something that Christians often just don't want to address For some, it's the fear that too much focus on discipline leads to legalism. For others, it's a fear of being judgmental. Both extremes are sinful. Jesus, in Matthew 18, gives step-by-step instructions for Christians and his church regarding holy, redemptive discipline within the body.