Damascus Road Church: Marysville, WA

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Sermons from Damascus Road Church: Marysville, WA
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Delivered from Distress | Psalm 107

Feb 16, 2020

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This song starts and ends with God’s goodness, His love and his works. They are worthy of singing about! What could be greater than being called “the redeemed of the Lord” who have been delivered from distress. God Saves people from trouble (hand of the foe). Why? Because of His steadfast love. Six times in this psalm it God has a “steadfast love” This is not the same thing as our emotive love. This is a specific type of love that God perfectly reflects. It is a covenant love. God making a promise to love His people, more than a promise it is a “binding” to His people. They are His! This is a song sung by those who have been “redeemed by the Lord” and brought back from distant exile. In this case the song was about the nation of Israel being brought back from exile in Babylon. Unfaithful to God they were scattered by a foreign enemy, but now they are no longer in “trouble” or the hand of the foe, they have been gathered. Apart from God we are all people in exile, separated from where we desire and where we belong and God purchases a people and brings them together from scattered individuals to gathering of His people. God Saves and we celebrate! But saved from what? The song breaks out into four distinct verses/stories showing there is a diversity of distress, and different groups in need of deliverance or salvation. We will see there are no perceivable limits to how and who God is able to save, but there is only one solution. They cry out to the Lord in distress and God answers. Despite sin, God saves. Because of sin, God saves.

Gripped | Isaiah 40:10-31

Feb 9, 2020

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Have you ever experienced a generalized anxiousness which seems to have no immediate source? What about a need to control people and events around you, or conversely the reluctance to set a course for yourself? Are you a spendthrift? Miserly? Do you continuously seek the approval of others, or actively avoid contact? Do you avoid decision making? Are you frequently too hasty? Terrified by confrontation? Always up for a good battle? What about you, this morning? Is there an anxiousness in life which hinders your joy? My starting point for this morning is that in many cases these pervasive states of the heart and mind are response mechanisms to a fear different than physical threat. Fear that burrows deep inside us, which requires a completely different solution in order that we may experience joy and flourishing in our lives. We need God’s perfect provision to defeat the enemy we face and his weapon of choice, Fear of Man.

ALIVE | Work | Ephesians 6.5-9

Feb 2, 2020

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Living New - The way unearned is not a way unchanged. Chapter 5 verse 15 says we are to “look carefully how we walk” and in verse 16 it says making the best use of time. This n the context that we have been made Alive by God and that He has prepared “good works” for us for us to “walk in them”. This include pursuing wisdom over foolishness and being stewards over the life we have been given. Joy and patience are to plays itself out in relationship and in responsibilities where we are engaging with each other making a (joyful harmony with God and people) with attitudes that are not entitled but are grateful to God all leading to dispositions humility rather than pride where we don’t seek to dominate one another but rather submit to one another. This is possible when we are empowered by the Holy Spirit in us not in our ability to change ourselves. Those are big important assumptions that have to proceed any discussion of the instructions from God. When we skip identity and go right to instructions, we will think our identity comes from our ability respond to direction rather than in receiving the grace and mercy of God. There are few ways we screw up our sense of identity and purpose than when it comes to the concept of work. We are Alive for a purpose. The way unearned is not a way without work. Before there was sin in the world there was purposeful God-given work to cultivate a culture of flourishing. Work was meant to be fruitful and good; we know this when we are enjoying our work. Sin has turned what should be productive into painful toil so we should not be surprised when our work is difficult or discouraging. We are all made to work. Since most of us spend ½ or more of our waking hours involved with work, if we’ve been made ALIVE by Christ then it will have an impact on our work. We are going to be looking at this from a variety of angles both practical and theological.

ALIVE | Parenting | Ephesians 6:1-4

Jan 26, 2020

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We are created for relationships- The way unearned is not intended to be walked alone. We have relationships with friends, family, neighbors, etc. which are important and edifying. We are all part of a family. Our families have great influence over how we learn about and practice relationships. As adults we are not neutral blank slates, but individuals formed over two decades (or more) of shaping, intentionally or accidentally by the families we grew up in. We take the various joys, victories, as well as the traumas and the wounds with us as our personalities and ways of being are established. Our generations who proceeded us went through the same process of transferring and forming before we arrived on the scene, so they start the process with us being impacted by their parents and family. We cannot minimize the impact our families of origin have in who are today and how we hope to change, grow, or engage in the future. This will overflow into how we interact with one another as a society as we navigate being people with distinct roles and responsibilities as members of different generations. So, as much as any area of our lives, if we want to see change in our world, our society, our communities, even in our churches, we have to start with individuals, with marriages, and families. Children led and loved by parents who are loved and led.

ALIVE | MARRIAGE | Ephesians 5:22-33

Jan 19, 2020

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We are created for relationships. The way unearned is not intended to be walked alone. We have relationships with friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, etc. Each of these can be important and edifying. However, God has created one earthly relationship that is unique and distinct from all others both in its nature and in what it represents. Marriage has been given by God to men and women to reflect the exclusive, faithful, and pure relationship Christ has with the church. It is not a human invention, but a God given gift. So why do we need these verses on how marriage relationship are to functions, who has what roles and what the purpose of it is? Because our marriages are broken and have sin and selfishness in marriages. Why? Because our marriages are two imperfect people apart from the work of God who are broken and selfish and so when a husband and wife come together sin and selfishness isn’t masked it’s multiplied. At the same time, it is a relationship that is intended to bring great joy and flourishing for the individuals in the marriage, as a couple and the other people around the marriage impacted by a flourish union. So, as much as any area of our lives or any other earthly relationship, if we want to see change in our world, our society, our communities, even in our churches, we have to start with our homes and marriages.

ALIVE | SEX | Ephesians 5:1-16

Jan 12, 2020

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Living New - The way unearned is not a way unchanged. Sin needs to be turned from. We are not made alive by repentance, but we are made alive to practice repentance. In Christ, we have been gifted with soft hearts that illuminate our understanding of this new life. Like wore out clothes, our old life does not suit our new life. Parts of our old life will have to be taken off and new ways of being will have to put on. This includes our sexuality

Faith in God | Hebrews 11:1-16

Dec 29, 2019

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We plan accordingly to what we desire and long for in hopes that they will be fulfilled, but what often happens is when the new year/new decade comes the expectations that we set up are often met with disappointment, wether they are fulfilled or not. And we need to ask our selves the question why that is. Why are we met not with satisfaction but rather disappointment or left unsatisfied or empty when what we desire is fulfilled or not? This is a problem; this is something the whole world struggles with, and this is something the bible specifically has an answer to.

UNEXPECTED Grace | Mary | Luke 1:26-56

Dec 22, 2019

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We start to ask a lot of questions about our life. How did the year go? What about next year? How is my health? Where do I stand with my job situation? What about this family or friend relationship? How is my parenting? What are the questions you’re asking? Behind all these questions are bigger questions, what we’re really asking is “Where do I stand with myself, other, and really God?” Am I significant? Is God near? What is my purpose? God seems distant there is a gap. I feel insignificant in the scope of the world or history. This impacts our sense of purpose. It can lead us toward a downward spiral. Then we see Mary, a young woman, in a forgotten rural town, pledged to be married to a local carpenter who has an angelic visit and gives birth to Jesus. When we think of Mary, we often think of nativity scenes or Christmas carols. We either saint her and for some even worship her or make too little of her. She is significant and in her story we find a picture of God’s grace needed, given, received, spread, and responded to, that is for us too!

UNEXPECTED Peace | Matthew 1:18-25

Dec 15, 2019

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It’s easy to read past these verses to get on to the good stuff, you know shepherds, angels, and kings. But let’s for a second imagine what it is like to be Joseph. Joseph is probably no more that 18. It used to be thought that Jospeh was a bit older, but recent scholars now say that Joseph was probably still in his teen. Ok, so think about what it is like to be 18. Young, good-looking, full of life, excited for his future. He probably had big dreams about getting married, getting his own house and starting his own business. Life was going just about as well as he hoped. And that is when the first Christmas meltdown happened.

UNEXPECTED Hope | Elizabeth | Luke 1:24-37

Dec 8, 2019

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We started are Christmas series, titled “Unexpected” last week, which will go all the way up to Christmas eve, highlighting characters from the Christmas story, and the idea behind “unexpected” is that the Christmas story we celebrate of God incarnate, Jesus, the Son of God taking on flesh and entering into human history, is unexpected. Israel was expecting a Messiah at this time, who would come and liberate them from the Roman Government, and this Messiah would come in great strength, but Jesus rather came in great vulnerability as a baby. This Messiah was expected to come and overthrow the nations with the sword, and yet Jesus came and was pierced with the sword for the nations. Along with the Christmas story being unexpected, there was a period of time from the last book in the Old Testament to the beginning of the gospels, where God is silent for 400 years. No prophet arises to speak for God to the people in that time frame. And some of you this morning are in a season of life that seems that way. Where there is a hard season in life right now, perhaps the Holiday season brings up old wounds and hurts and it seems as though God is absent because of His silence. And what I am here to preach on today is not only what we all need but what the people of Israel in that time needed as well, and that is hope!

UNEXPECTED Answer | Zechariah | Luke 1

Dec 1, 2019

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The story of Christmas found in the gospel is unexpected. For the people of God, God had been silent for 400 years. Many of them felt forgotten and yet, in the quiet, dark countryside, God remembered and came to them. But not how they expected. He came in the form of a baby, not to the king or powerful leaders, but to the lowly, the poor, the young and the old. The 2 gospels capture each person’s response when they encountered the angel or Jesus and those emotions capture our emotions at Christmas. In the same way, we will look at the Christmas story and see the many emotions we feel at Christmas and see that God is with us in all those places. How God shows up to unexpected people in unexpected ways. Christmas is often remembered by a miraculous birth, yet before the “silent night” when baby Jesus was born to a virgin outside an inn and laid in a manger there was another birth as unlikely as it was necessary. Before the arrival of the Savior King, God tells the OT prophet Malachi He will send a messenger who will preach to the people and prepare the way for the Kings arrival. In Luke 1we begin to see this prophecy fulfilled. It is here we meet an aged, faithful, childless couple, Zechariah and Elizabeth.

ALIVE Living | Ephesians 4:17-32

Nov 24, 2019

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We exist to be unified and to build one another up! That’s the idealistic desire and direction, but there is a realistic disposition that can sometimes cause destruction. We’re trying to live out this new life but then there are other people…..who might punch us in the mouth. We also cannot forget our roll and contribution to a culture of conflict. For others, we’re the other people making it difficult. How are you, me, we going to address this? We have responses that are similar to the world. The world and the church do love, relationship, and conflict the same ways… not healthy. Division, retaliation, bitterness and destruction rule the day. When we are loved, pursued, spiritually alive people, in relationship with God, how we do love, do relationship, and yes even how we do conflict needs to be distinct from the world. Jesus said we’ll be known in the world by what? Our love for one another. If gospel unity is going to be experienced as a community then gospel purity needs to be pursed as individuals in community. Our life with God is tied to our life with God’s people. We cannot believe that the vertical relationship we have with God, if it is vital and active won’t impact our horizontal relationships. We don’t live dead, we live as ones who have been made alive. So there is a transformation that changes what it means to be alive and how we now live.

The Fight For Grace | Galatians 1:1-8

Nov 17, 2019

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"Grace is the gift that unleashes the Gospel of Jesus Christ to give us life! It’s worth fighting for!!” It was so life giving and joyful to have Shaun Garman from Acts 29 US West serving our church by preaching the good news of freedom and grace in Jesus this AM

Gospel Culture Workshop | Session 1 | Sainthood

Nov 16, 2019

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The gospel of grace has been extended to us, through Jesus, as the primary means to our salvation and plays a key role in our spiritual growth as Christians. How does this gospel powerfully shape us so the grace, truth, and peace of Jesus Christ are the defining characteristics we embody as individuals permeating the culture of our relationships, families, and churches, while ultimately impacting our communities and beyond? Our “Gospel Culture Workshop”, was a special one-day training event taught by Shaun Garman, Vice President of Development of Acts 29 Global. Shaun was a business entrepreneur for 12 years before entering into the pastorate. Since then he has planted and pastored churches in Portland, Oregon and Ventura, California. He currently serves the Acts 29 Network as the Associate Network Director. Shaun has been married to Daisy for 30 years. They have 7 children and recently welcomed their 4th grandchild into the family. Shaun is passionate about Jesus, family, the Dodgers, surfing, fish tacos, film and learning from people that like none of those things. Session 1 | Sainthood Session 2 | Brother & Sisterhood Session 3 | Neighborhood

Gospel Culture Workshop | Session 2 | Brother & Sisterhood

Nov 16, 2019

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The gospel of grace has been extended to us, through Jesus, as the primary means to our salvation and plays a key role in our spiritual growth as Christians. How does this gospel powerfully shape us so the grace, truth, and peace of Jesus Christ are the defining characteristics we embody as individuals permeating the culture of our relationships, families, and churches, while ultimately impacting our communities and beyond? Our “Gospel Culture Workshop”, was a special one-day training event taught by Shaun Garman, Vice President of Development of Acts 29 Global. Shaun was a business entrepreneur for 12 years before entering into the pastorate. Since then he has planted and pastored churches in Portland, Oregon and Ventura, California. He currently serves the Acts 29 Network as the Associate Network Director. Shaun has been married to Daisy for 30 years. They have 7 children and recently welcomed their 4th grandchild into the family. Shaun is passionate about Jesus, family, the Dodgers, surfing, fish tacos, film and learning from people that like none of those things. Session 1 | Sainthood Session 2 | Brother & Sisterhood Session 3 | Neighborhood

Gospel Culture Workshop | Session 3 | Neighborhood

Nov 16, 2019

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The gospel of grace has been extended to us, through Jesus, as the primary means to our salvation and plays a key role in our spiritual growth as Christians. How does this gospel powerfully shape us so the grace, truth, and peace of Jesus Christ are the defining characteristics we embody as individuals permeating the culture of our relationships, families, and churches, while ultimately impacting our communities and beyond? Our “Gospel Culture Workshop”, was a special one-day training event taught by Shaun Garman, Vice President of Development of Acts 29 Global. Shaun was a business entrepreneur for 12 years before entering into the pastorate. Since then he has planted and pastored churches in Portland, Oregon and Ventura, California. He currently serves the Acts 29 Network as the Associate Network Director. Shaun has been married to Daisy for 30 years. They have 7 children and recently welcomed their 4th grandchild into the family. Shaun is passionate about Jesus, family, the Dodgers, surfing, fish tacos, film and learning from people that like none of those things. Session 1 | Sainthood Session 2 | Brother & Sisterhood Session 3 | Neighborhood

ALIVE Church | Ephesians 4:1-16

Nov 11, 2019

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ALIVE Prayer | Ephesians 3:14-21

Nov 3, 2019

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ALIVE Mystery | Ephesians 3:1-13

Oct 27, 2019

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Know God - Know Yourself | Rob Steinbach (Guest Preacher)

Oct 20, 2019

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ALIVE Citizens | Ephesians 2:11-22

Oct 13, 2019

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MADE ALIVE | Ephesians 2:1-10

Oct 6, 2019

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ALIVE Inheritance | Ephesians 1:15-23

Sep 29, 2019

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ALIVE Adoption | Ephesians 1:3-14

Sep 22, 2019

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Reframing Restoration | John 21

Sep 1, 2019

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Reframing Doubt | John 20:24-31

Aug 18, 2019

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Reframing Security | John 20:19-23

Aug 4, 2019

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Christopher Rich

Psalms | Psalms 139

Jul 21, 2019

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Reframing Victory | John 18:1-27

Jul 14, 2019

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Reframing Presence | John 16:4-33

Jun 30, 2019

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Pastor Chris Rich preaches on John 16:4-33 and the importance of God's presence in our lives.

Reframing Love and Hate | John 15-16:4

Jun 23, 2019

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Reframing (Power for) Obedience | John 14:15-31

Jun 16, 2019

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Ascend the Hill | Genesis 22:1-18

May 26, 2019

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Reframing Leadership: John 13:1-20

May 19, 2019

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Reframing Trust | John 12:37-50

May 12, 2019

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Reframing Expectations | John 12:12-36

May 5, 2019

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Reframing the Plot | John 11:45-12:11

Apr 28, 2019

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Reframing Sunday | John 20:1-18

Apr 21, 2019

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Easter 2019

Reframing Death | John 11:1-44

Apr 14, 2019

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Reframing Outrage | John 10:22-42

Apr 7, 2019

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Reframing Shepherding | John 10:1-21

Mar 31, 2019

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Reframing Sight | John 9:1-41

Mar 24, 2019

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Reframing Your Father | John 8:31-59

Mar 17, 2019

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Where are you from? Rather who are you from? How does you past origin impact your present character? What has happened in your past that is still impacting you today? What has happened even before you were born that has influenced your life? None of us are neutral blank beings that write our own stories or choose every influence in our lives that impacts us. So it’s not a matter of IF you’re impacted by your family of origin, but HOW have you been, and what it means for your present identity and future hope. Listen as we look at John 8:30-39, where, from Jesus' teachings on Freedom and Family, and what it means to be a genuine disciple, we are "Reframing Your Father".

Reframing Enlightenment | John 8:12-30

Mar 10, 2019

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Reframing Forgiveness | John 7:53-8:11

Mar 3, 2019

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"Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone" -John 8:7 This familiar and controversial text (John 7:53-8:11) about a women caught in adultery is significant in how we understand the Gospel of Grace, engage with sin, and/or walk in judgement of others. What is our role in condemnation of others and how should we evaluate our own heart motivation and guilt? How do we experience the grace and mercy of God? Even when we actually are guilty? What should it lead us to in response?

Reframing Refreshment | John 7:25-52

Feb 24, 2019

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Reframing The Law | John 7:1-24

Feb 17, 2019

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The Story: Creation, Fall, Redemption, Restoration

Feb 10, 2019

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The storyline of the Bible in its simplest form can be understood through the four words: Creation, Fall, Redemption, Restoration.

Rescuing Redeemer: Forgiveness

Feb 3, 2019

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Forgiveness embodies the very nature and character of God, therefore when a person has been truly saved, rescued, redeemed and restored through their forgiveness of sin and new life in Christ, they will have a desire and possess the ability to “like God” forgive others.

Reframing Provision | John 6:22-71

Jan 27, 2019

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Is Jesus your provision, or is he a means to something else that you want?

Reframing Power | John 6:16-21

Jan 20, 2019

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Join us as we are "Reframing Power" from John 6:15-21, where we see Jesus miraculously meets us in the midst of our storms to take us where He calls us to go.

Reframing Need | John 6:1-15

Jan 13, 2019

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Most of us are living our lives in 'Want', with a lack of satisfaction in our circumstances. 'Want' is not bad, but need is deeper and necessary for survival. If we’re going to experience a life that is full, joyful, at the bare minimum it needs to be sustainable. Some of us see our desperation and need as too great to overcome while believing we are isolated with little hope of real change. Listen as we "Reframe Need" (John 6:1-15) seeing how Jesus is both willing and able to met us and move us from empty and desperate to full and satisfied in our place of greatest need.

Reframing Authority | John 5:18-47

Jan 6, 2019

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We can move away from a definition of authority as something to be feared or reject to something to be received and responded to out of gratitude when we Reframe Authority.

An All Satisfying God | Hebrews 11:13-16, 39-40

Dec 30, 2018

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Love | Matthew 22:34-40; 1 John 3:16-18, 4:7-12

Dec 23, 2018

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We have been loved by God actively so we can actively love one another. You’ve heard it said, “Hurt People, hurt people” but what we see is “loved people, love people.”

Joy | Isaiah 25:6-9 & James 1:2-5

Dec 16, 2018

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Hope | Psalm 130, 1 Peter 1:3-7

Dec 9, 2018

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We need HOPE when we can't see evidence of how things get better. Jesus gives us hope.

Peace | Isaiah 9, Ephesians 2

Dec 2, 2018

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During the next four Sundays of Advent at Damascus Road we will explore how true Peace, Hope, Joy, and Love can only be experienced when we Trust Jesus.

Reframing The Sabbath | John 5:1-18

Nov 25, 2018

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How do you define rest? What is keeping you from rest? We’re unsettled, in discomfort, and we wonder if it is ever going to change. When this happens we can easily get inward focused, even whiny, and down right annoying. People can be really annoying … and Jesus heals them. Not because of their attitudes, but usually despite them.

Gospel Leadership | 1 Timothy 3:1-7, 1 Peter 5:1-4

Nov 18, 2018

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11/18/18 | Gospel Leadership | Pastor Christopher Rich | Damascus Road Church | rdchurch.org

Reframing the Resurrection | 1 Corinthians 15:12-28

Nov 11, 2018

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If Jesus isn’t alive then we’re lying about God! No resurrection = > No salvation!

Reframing Faith | John 4:43-54

Nov 4, 2018

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How do you define faith? What is something you’ve placed great faith in, only to see what you hoped for unrealized? What do you turn to or go to when you are in a place of desperation? Why do you believe what you believe? A vague "faith" will never give us true hope, any more than being a “person of faith” will lead to healing new life. It is always the object of faith that always determines the nature of your faith, not the intensity or sincerity of it. In John 4:1-42 will be "Reframing Faith" to better understand what it means to walk in faith in Jesus alone.

Reframing Dignity | John 4:1-42

Oct 28, 2018

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Dignity. All people are worthy of it and thirsty for it. But what happens when it's been stripped away by outside culture or our own actions? Gender, race, sexuality, and spiritually are all issues that have to be navigated with the hope of seeing dignity restored. In John 4:1-42 we will be "Reframing Dignity" seeing the mission of Jesus is to bring and restore dignity to people and groups who are thirsty for it!

Reframing Success | John 3:22-36

Oct 21, 2018

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Reframing New Birth | John 3:1-21

Oct 14, 2018

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How do you understand what a Christian is? How do we comprehend the necessary change that happens as Christians? What is the irreducible essence of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus? -- *Note: Audio quality is slightly lower than normal.

Reframing Passion | John 2:13-23

Oct 7, 2018

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Don’t follow Jesus for things you hope He’ll do for you. Follow Jesus for what He’s already done for you.

Reframing Life | John 2:1-12

Sep 30, 2018

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Reframing Disciples | John 1:35-51

Sep 23, 2018

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Reframing Disciples | John 1:35-51

Reframing the Prophet -- Portrait of John the Baptist | John 1:6-8, 15-34

Sep 16, 2018

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Portrait of John the Baptist | John 1:6-8, 15-34

Gospel Unity | Ephesians 4:1-16

Sep 2, 2018

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ROAD LIFE | Gospel Unity |Ephesians 4:1-16

Forget Not All His Benefits | Psalm 103

Aug 19, 2018

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A Song of Thanksgiving | Psalm 116

Aug 12, 2018

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Sin’s Siren -- God’s Salvation Song | Psalm 51

Aug 5, 2018

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Jesus: Lord of Lords | Psalm 110

Jul 29, 2018

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Psalm 110

Anthem Against Anxiety | Psalm 56

Jul 22, 2018

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Blind Bitterness | Psalm 73

Jul 15, 2018

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The King’s Plot | Psalm 2

Jul 8, 2018

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Rooted for Life | Psalm 1

Jul 1, 2018

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PSALMS | Soundtrack for our Souls | Wk 1

FREED: To Contentment | Philippians 4:10-23

Jun 24, 2018

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FREED: To Peace in Conflict | Philippians 4:2-9

Jun 17, 2018

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FREED: to Present Maturity and Future Glory | Philippians 3:17-4:1

Jun 10, 2018

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FREED: from our PAST to His Future | Philippians 3:12-4:1

Jun 3, 2018

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FREED: from False Confidence to True Power | Philippians 3:1-11

May 27, 2018

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FREED: to Follow and be an Example | Philippians 2:17-30

May 20, 2018

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FREED: to Obey and Shine | Philippians 2:12-16

May 13, 2018

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FREED: to Humility | Philippians 2:3-11

May 6, 2018

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FREED: to Unity | Philippians 1:27-2:4

Apr 29, 2018

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FREED: to from the Prison of Self | Philippians 1:12-26

Apr 22, 2018

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FREED: to be Family | Philippians 1:1-11

Apr 15, 2018

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FREED: from Prison to Peace | Philippians 1:1

Apr 8, 2018

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Foolish Gospel

Apr 1, 2018

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Easter 2018

Foolish Arrival

Mar 25, 2018

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Gospel Proclamation | Acts 2:37-47

Mar 18, 2018

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NAHUM | Week 3: Great Injustice - Greater Comfort

Mar 11, 2018

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NAHUM | Week 2: Great Chaos - Greater Comfort

Mar 4, 2018

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NAHUM | Week 1: Great Vengeance - Greater Comfort

Feb 25, 2018

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RESOLVED | Week 6: Resolved to Be Pure

Feb 11, 2018

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RESOLVED | Week 5: Resolved to Go on Mission

Feb 4, 2018

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RESOLVED | Week 4: Resolved to Give

Jan 28, 2018

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RESOLVED | Week 3: Resolved to Grow

Jan 21, 2018

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RESOLVED | Week 2: Resolved to Gather

Jan 14, 2018

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RESOLVED | Week 1: Resolved to Run

Jan 7, 2018

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UNFINISHED HOPE | Week 14 : Promise Fulfilled

Dec 31, 2017

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Christmas Eve 2017 | Light in the Darkness - Isaiah 9:2-7

Dec 24, 2017

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UNFINISHED HOPE | Week 13: Unfinished Disciples

Dec 17, 2017

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UNFINISHED HOPE | Week 12: Unfinished Peace

Dec 10, 2017

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UNFINISHED HOPE | Week 11: Ruined Opposition

Dec 3, 2017

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UNFINISHED HOPE | Week 10: Rejoicing in Refuge

Nov 26, 2017

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UNFINISHED HOPE | Week 9: Rebuilt City - Unfinished Culture

Nov 19, 2017

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Ezra-Nehemiah

UNFINISHED HOPE | Week 8: Ruined City - Renewed Hope

Nov 12, 2017

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UNFINISHED HOPE | Week 7: Ruined Holiness - Restored Marriage

Nov 5, 2017

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UNFINISHED HOPE | Week 6: Unfinished Reformation

Oct 29, 2017

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UNFINISHED HOPE | Week 5: Unfinished Return

Oct 22, 2017

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UNFINISHED HOPE | Week 4: Unfinished Unity

Oct 15, 2017

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A Refuge for the Soul | Psalm 62:1-8

Oct 8, 2017

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UNFINISHED HOPE | Week 3: Restored Worship

Oct 1, 2017

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Ezra Nehemiah

UNFINISHED HOPE | Week 2: Unfinished Journey

Sep 24, 2017

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Week 2 in our series through Ezra-Nehemiah

UNFINISHED HOPE | Week 1: Covenant and Captivity

Sep 17, 2017

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1 John 15:4-11 | ROAD LIFE

Sep 10, 2017

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1 John 5:13-21 | Abide in Me - Abide in Today

Sep 3, 2017

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1 John 4:17-5:5 | Abide in Me - No Fear in Love

Aug 20, 2017

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1 John 4:7-16 | Abide in Me - Love Made Manifest

Aug 13, 2017

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1 John 3:19-4:6 | Abide in Me - Abide in Testing

Aug 6, 2017

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1 John 3:11-24 | Abide in Me - Abide in Brotherhood

Jul 30, 2017

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1 John 2:18-29 | Abide in Me - Against Counterfeits; Full of Conviction; With Confidence

Jul 16, 2017

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1 John 2:12-17 | Abide in Me - Abide in Maturity

Jul 9, 2017

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1 John 2:3-11 | Abide in Me - Abide in Obedience

Jul 2, 2017

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1 John 1:5-2:2 | Abide in Me - Abide in HIS Righteousness

Jun 25, 2017

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Jonah 4 | Deep Displeasure - Deeper Mercy

Jun 11, 2017

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Jonah 3 | Deep Deliverance - Deeper Mercy

Jun 4, 2017

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Jonah 1:17-2:10 | Deep Devotion - Deeper Mercy

May 28, 2017

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Jonah 1:4-17 | Deep Distress - Deeper Mercy

May 21, 2017

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Jonah 1:1-3 | Deep Disobedience, Deeper Mercy

May 14, 2017

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The Ministry of Reconciliation

May 7, 2017

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The Story | Ch 12 - His Return

Apr 30, 2017

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The Story | Ch. 11 - His Church

Apr 23, 2017

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The Story | Ch. 10 - His Resurrection

Apr 16, 2017

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The Story | Ch. 8 - His Arrival

Apr 9, 2017

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The Story | Ch 7 - His Promise Renewed

Apr 2, 2017

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The Story | Ch 6 - Our Kingdoms

Mar 26, 2017

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The Story | Ch 5 - His Nation

Mar 19, 2017

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The Story | Ch 4 - His Story

Mar 12, 2017

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The Story | Ch. 3 - Our Fall

Mar 5, 2017

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The Story | Ch. 2 - His Creation

Feb 26, 2017

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The Story | Ch. 1 - All About Jesus

Feb 19, 2017

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Road 101: Session 4: Doctrine

Feb 5, 2017

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Road 101: Session 3: Leaders

Jan 29, 2017

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ROAD 101: Session 2: The Church & Mission

Jan 22, 2017

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ROAD 101: Session 1: The Gospel

Jan 15, 2017

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The Gospel: His Work, Our Name, Our Identity and Our Values | Actis 9, 1 Cor 15, 2 Cor 5

A New Thing | Isaiah 43:18-19

Jan 8, 2017

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Caroling | Angel's Song | Luke 2:1-20

Dec 24, 2016

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Caroling | Zechariah's Song | Luke 1:67-79

Dec 18, 2016

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Caroling | Mary's Song | Luke 1:46-55

Dec 11, 2016

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Flouish in Response | 2 Thessalonians

Dec 4, 2016

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Flourish in Wholeness | 1 Thessalonians 5:23-28

Nov 27, 2016

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Flourish as the Church | 1 Thessalonians 5-12-22

Nov 20, 2016

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Flourish in Fear | 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

Nov 13, 2016

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Flourish in Death | 1 Thessalonians 4:8-13

Oct 30, 2016

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Flourishing in Brotherhood | 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12

Oct 23, 2016

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Our Guiding Principle | Philippians 2:1-11

Oct 16, 2016

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Flourishing in Sex | 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8

Oct 9, 2016

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Flourish in Gathering | 1Thessalonians 2:17-3:13

Oct 2, 2016

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Flourish in Preaching |1 Thessalonians 2:13-16

Sep 25, 2016

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Flourish in Leading | 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12

Sep 18, 2016

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Flourish in Following | 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10

Sep 11, 2016

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Flourish in Planting | 1 Thess 1:1

Sep 4, 2016

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Eternal Hope in the Face of Present Evil | Daniel 12

Aug 21, 2016

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The Gift of Adversity | Daniel 11

Aug 14, 2016

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Sovereignty, Suffering and Satisfaction

Beginning of the End | Daniel 10:1-21

Aug 7, 2016

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Our Prayers, His Promise | Daniel 9:1-27

Jul 31, 2016

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His Story | Daniel 8:1-27

Jul 24, 2016

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Son of Man | Daniel 7:1-28

Jul 17, 2016

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Dan in the Den | Daniel 6:1-29

Jul 10, 2016

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Writing on the Wall | Daniel 5:1-31

Jul 3, 2016

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Pride of Man | Daniel 4:1-37

Jun 26, 2016

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Bow or Burn | Daniel 3:1-30

Jun 19, 2016

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God at Work - Daniel 2:1-49

Jun 12, 2016

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In it, not of it | Daniel 1:1-21

Jun 5, 2016

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True and False Fasting | Isaiah 58

May 29, 2016

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Spirit in Unity | John 17:20-23 & Acts 2:42-47

May 22, 2016

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Spirit in the World | John 17:12-19

May 15, 2016

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Gospel Centered Family | 1 John 3:1-3

May 8, 2016

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Spirit in Us | John 16:5-15 & Acts 2:1-4

May 1, 2016

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Spirit in Salvation | John 15:23-27 & Acts 2:37-41

Apr 24, 2016

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The Trinity | John 14 and Acts 1:15

Apr 17, 2016

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Gospel Centered Marriage | 1 Peter 3:1-12

Apr 10, 2016

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Commission of the King | Matthew 28:16-20

Apr 3, 2016

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Risen King | Matthew 27:62 - 28:15

Mar 27, 2016

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The Forsaken King | Matthew 27:32-61

Mar 20, 2016

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The Governor and King | Matthew 27:1-2; 11-31

Mar 13, 2016

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Hopelessness of Judas | Matthew 27:3-10

Mar 6, 2016

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Fall and Rise of Peter | Matthew 26:31-35;69-75

Feb 28, 2016

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"Road Trip 2016" Family Update

Feb 28, 2016

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Family Meeting

Arrest and Trial of the King | Matthew 26:47-68

Feb 21, 2016

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Garden of the King | Matthew 26:36-46

Feb 14, 2016

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Jesus Worth - Matthew 26:1-16

Jan 31, 2016

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Passion of the King - The Book of Matthew Pt. 5

We Are Damascus Road | Acts 9:1-25

Jan 24, 2016

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Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

Jan 17, 2016

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On the Road | Not So Alone | Psalm 13:1-6

Jan 10, 2016

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Season Finale | Ecclesiastes 12:1-14

Jan 3, 2016

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On the Road With [out] Jesus | Luke 2:41-52

Dec 27, 2015

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Bridled Joy | Ecclesiastes 11:1-10

Dec 20, 2015

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Farmers Market of Foolishness | Ecclesiastes 10:1-20

Dec 13, 2015

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Die One Day, Live All Others | Ecclesiastes 9:1-18

Dec 6, 2015

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Who Do You Trust | Ecclesiastes 8:1-17

Nov 29, 2015

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Authentic Life | Ecclesiastes 7:1-29

Nov 22, 2015

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Saving a Sickening Legacy | Ecclesiastes 5:8-6:12

Nov 15, 2015

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Fear Him, Revere Him | Ecclesiastes 5:1-7

Nov 8, 2015

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Unbreakable | Ecclesiastes 4:1-16

Nov 1, 2015

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IJM | Power of Church Prayer

Oct 25, 2015

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International Justice Mission guest preacher on the power of church prayer

It's Not Fair | Ecclesiastes 3:16-22

Oct 18, 2015

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Church Plant Sunday

Oct 11, 2015

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Time to Turn | Ecclesiastes 3:1-15

Oct 4, 2015

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Worked to Death! | Ecclesiastes 2:12-26

Sep 27, 2015

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I Did it All! | Ecclesiastes 2:1-11

Sep 20, 2015

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Ignorance is Bliss | Ecclesiastes 1:12-18

Sep 13, 2015

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What’s the Point | Ecclesiastes 1:1-11

Sep 6, 2015

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Delivered from Distress - Psalm 107

Aug 23, 2015

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Tribute in Times of Trouble - Psalm 57

Aug 16, 2015

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Separation Day | Matthew 25:31-46

Aug 9, 2015

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Separation Day - Matthew 25:31-46

Psalm 50

Aug 2, 2015

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Unburied Life | Matthew 25:14-30

Jul 26, 2015

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Thief in the Night | Matthew 24:36-25:13

Jul 19, 2015

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Kingdom Inauguration | Matthew 24:29-35

Jul 12, 2015

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From Slaves to Sons | Galatians 4:3-11

Jul 5, 2015

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Abomination of Desolation | Matthew 24:15-28

Jun 28, 2015

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The End is Coming | Matthew 24:3-14

Jun 21, 2015

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The Woes from the King Part 3: Forsaken City | Empty Temple - Matthew 23:37 - 24:2

Jun 14, 2015

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Rejection of the King - The Book of Matthew Pt. 4 Wk11: The Woes from the King Part 3: Forsaken City | Empty Temple| 23:37-24:2

The Woes from the King Part 2: Seven Charges - One Verdict | Matthew 23:13-36

Jun 7, 2015

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The Woes from the King Part 1: Unbearable Preachers | Matthew 23:1-12

May 31, 2015

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The Woes from the King Part 1: Unbearable Preachers | Matthew 23:1-12

Entrapment of the King: Jesus & the Law | Matthew 22:34-46

May 24, 2015

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Entrapment of the King: Sad Theology | Matthew 22:23-33

May 17, 2015

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Entrapment of the King: Jesus & Politics | Matthew 22:15-22

May 10, 2015

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Wedding Feast of the King | Matthew 22:1-14

May 3, 2015

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Wicked Tenants - Gracious King | Matthew 21:33-46

Apr 26, 2015

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Authority of the King | Matthew 21:23-32

Apr 19, 2015

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Temple and the Tree | Matthew 21:12-22

Apr 12, 2015

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Easter - First Importance | 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Apr 5, 2015

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Jesus Enters | Matthew 21:1-11

Mar 29, 2015

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Jesus Serves | Matthew 20:17-34

Mar 22, 2015

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Generous Jesus | Matthew 20:1-16

Mar 15, 2015

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Jesus and Wealth | Matthew 19:16-30

Mar 8, 2015

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Jesus and Children | Matthew 19:13-15

Mar 1, 2015

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Jesus and Marriage | Matthew 19:1-12

Feb 22, 2015

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Jesus Disciplines Jesus Forgives | Matthew 18:15-35

Feb 15, 2015

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Jesus Values | Matthew 17:24-18:14

Feb 8, 2015

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Faithful Jesus | Matthew 17:14-23

Feb 1, 2015

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Jesus Only | Matthew 17:1-13

Jan 25, 2015

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Sanctity of Life | Isaiah 45:9-12

Jan 18, 2015

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Losing for Jesus | Matthew 16:21-28

Jan 11, 2015

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Jesus Builds | Matthew 16:13-20

Jan 4, 2015

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Leaven of False Teaching | Matthew 16:5-12

Dec 28, 2014

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Jesus Given | Matthew 16:1-4

Dec 21, 2014

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Defiled Without Jesus | Matthew 15:1-20

Dec 14, 2014

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Sinking Without Jesus | Matthew 14:22-33

Dec 7, 2014

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Jesus Heals a Canaanite | Matthew 15:21-31

Nov 30, 2014

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Jesus Satisfies, Jesus Sustains | Matthew 14:13-21,15:32-39

Nov 23, 2014

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Death of John the Baptist | Matthew 14:1-12

Nov 16, 2014

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Gracious Restoration | Ephesians 1:11-14

Nov 9, 2014

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Gracious Renovation | Ephesians 2:4-10

Nov 2, 2014

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Our Hope for Our City

Oct 26, 2014

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Gracious Redemption | Ephesians 1:3-10

Oct 19, 2014

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Gracious Regeneration | Ephesians 2:1-7

Oct 12, 2014

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Gracious Resolution | Ephesians 1:3-14

Oct 5, 2014

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Why Holiness Matters | Isaiah 6:1-8

Sep 28, 2014

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God's Forever City | Isaiah 65:17-25 (Mville)

Sep 21, 2014

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Rejecting Jesus | Matthew 13:53-58 (Mville)

Sep 14, 2014

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Parables of Kingdom Power and Price | Matthew 13 (Mville)

Sep 7, 2014

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Parables of the Kingdom | Matthew 13 (Mville)

Aug 31, 2014

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Jesus Rebukes | Matthew 12:38-50 (Mville)

Aug 17, 2014

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Denying Jesus | Matthew 12:22-37 (Mville)

Aug 10, 2014

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Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath | Matthew 12:1-21 (Mville)

Aug 3, 2014

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Jesus' Light Yoke | Matthew 11:25-30 (Mville)

Jul 27, 2014

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Doubting Jesus | Matthew 11:2-24 (Mville)

Jul 20, 2014

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Jesus Divides | Matthew 10:34-11.1 (Mville)

Jul 13, 2014

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Dead but for Jesus | Matthew 9.18-34 (Snohomish)

Jul 6, 2014

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Faith is believing Jesus can, Jesus will, and that only Jesus is able

The King Comforts | Matthew 10:26-33 (Mville)

Jul 6, 2014

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Warning from the King | Matthew 10:16-25 (Mville)

Jun 29, 2014

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Jesus loves bad people | Matthew 9.9-17 (Snohomish)

Jun 29, 2014

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The Harvest Is Plentiful, The Laborers Few | Matthew 9:35-10:15 (Mville)

Jun 22, 2014

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Jesus Makes Hearts Walk | Matthew 9.1-8 (Snohomish)

Jun 22, 2014

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Compassion of the King | Matthew 9:18-34 (Mville)

Jun 15, 2014

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Jesus Calls Matthew | Matthew 9.9-17 (Mville)

Jun 8, 2014

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Sinking with Jesus | Matthew 8.23-27 (Snoh)

Jun 8, 2014

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Jesus is the Lord of the Storm

Following Jesus Home | Matthew 8.18-22; 9.9-13 (Snoh)

Jun 1, 2014

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Jesus speaks on the cost of discipleship and call Matthew

Power Over Satan | Matthew 8.28-9.8 (Mville)

Jun 1, 2014

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Mission Costs | Matthew 8:18-27 (Mville)

May 25, 2014

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Jesus Heals | Matthew 8:1-17 (Mville)

May 18, 2014

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Jesus the Rock | Matthew 7:24-29 (Mville)

May 11, 2014

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Kingdom Admission | Matthew 7:13-23 (Mville)

May 4, 2014

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Judging Like Jesus | Matthew 7:1-6;12 (Mville)

Apr 27, 2014

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Jesus on Judging | Matthew 7.1-12 (Snoh)

Apr 27, 2014

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Jesus teaches us how to judge rightly.

Don't Worry, Trust Jesus | Matthew 6:25-34 (Mville)

Apr 20, 2014

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Jesus on Money | Matthew 6.19-24 (Snoh)

Apr 14, 2014

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Jesus teaches on greed and generosity

Kingdoms of Treasure | Matthew 6:19-24 (Mville)

Apr 13, 2014

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Calling on King Daddy | Matthew 6:5-15,7:7-11 (Mville)

Apr 6, 2014

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Jesus on God-glorifying Prayer | Matthew 6.5-14 (Snoh)

Apr 6, 2014

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Jesus teaches us how and what to pray for God's glory

The King's Secret Service | Matthew 6:1-4;16-18 (Mville)

Mar 30, 2014

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Rewriting the Law [Enemies] | Matthew 5:38-48 (Mville)

Mar 23, 2014

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Jesus on Retribution | Matthew 5.38-48 (Snoh)

Mar 23, 2014

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Jesus tells us what we must NOT do in response to those who hurt us, and what we MUST do.

Rewriting the Law [Divorce and Oaths] | Matthew 5:31-37 (Mville)

Mar 16, 2014

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Jesus on Marriage and Vows | Matthew 5:31-37 (Snoh)

Mar 16, 2014

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Jesus denounces the any reason divorces of the culture and calls men to love...even if they don't like.

Rewriting the Law [Lust] | Matthew 5:27-30 (Mville)

Mar 9, 2014

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Rewriting the Law [Anger] | Matthew 5:21-26 (Mville)

Mar 2, 2014

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