Resources on Life Issues

Myths of Christian Grandparenting

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Society has no shortage of ideas about what it means to be a good Grandparent, but how do you navigate through the myths and unhelpful stereotypes? Dr. Paul Miller taught an interactive seminar in the Sanctuary on Sunday morning, August 5, 2018, to give guidance to grandparents (and those who someday may become grandparents) on… Read more »

A Non-Christian’s Experience After Death

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There is a stark contrast between what man emphasizes and what God says, and we must remember that our fate after we die is settled not by what we feel but rather by what God has spoken.

Final Destinations After the Resurrection

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People will spend eternity exactly where they belong. In the first message of this five-part series, Pastor Josh Beakley begins at the end of the story – after death, the resurrection, and the final judgment – to the final place everyone will spend eternity.

Courageously Protecting the Church

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Doctrine matters. What we believe about God changes how we relate to Him and how we live our lives. No church is healthy when it is a safe place for wolves to harm the flock without fear of being confronted.

The Joy of Community

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Our local church is a spiritual family to whom we belong and are committed to love, serve, encourage, strengthen and sharpen for the glory of God. It’s a community that derives life from a mutual love for and a shared experience with Jesus.

Proclaiming the Gospel, Part 2

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Significance in our lives flows from working for our Lord Jesus with faith and zeal. A good life is a life invested zealously in the mission of Christ: proclaiming His Gospel and strengthening His church for discipleship.

Dads in the Church

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There is no moment in our lives when we don’t need fresh manna taught from the Word of God to fill our souls, especially in the context of the local church. In this message from Titus 2:1-10, Pastor Ritch exhorts men of every age to stay engaged and connected into the work of the local church and leading their homes and communities to walk in accordance with the Scripture.

The Shepherd’s Authority

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In this message from Deuteronomy 31, Dr. Daniel Bennett (Senior Pastor of Bethany Community Church in Washington, Illinois) teaches about the limited, temporary and fragile nature of the authority given to church shepherds, and the God-honoring example Moses offers for church leaders today.

Confronting Our Own Selfishness, Part 1

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Our radical worship of God leads us to confront our own selfishness. Self-centeredness always presses the church to be about disputable matters, while God-centeredness always yields disputable matters over to God and humbly pursues the spiritual health of others.

The Love of God Shown in the Light of the Son

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God’s love is shown in the light of the Son. We either continue to reject God, love our sin, and stay condemned or we come into the light of Jesus and live.