Wisdom from Proverbs: Covenants and Glue (Healthy Sexuality)

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With so many different voices shouting their view of sexuality to us, and with cultural understandings of sex constantly changing, how do we know what to believe about sex?

This morning we conclude our series in Proverbs by studying God’s good design for sex. Sex is a gift from God, intended to be enjoyed within the boundary of marriage. While many people think this makes God sounds like a killjoy, he doesn’t intend for this to suffocate our joy, but to maximize our joy! Listen more:

Wisdom from Proverbs: Somebody to Lean On

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In December we studied how God comforts us and offers peace, hope, and joy in our darkness. But how can we practically offer peace, hope, and joy to one another – especially to our friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors who are suffering?

This morning we look further in to Proverbs to see how the scriptures guide us in comforting those among us who are grieving and suffering. Ever wondered what to say when it seems like there are no words that could help? Learn what you can say to be helpful, and the things to avoid saying!

Blue Christmas: The Word Became Flesh

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“Joy to the World,” the song goes, but not everyone feels joyful during Christmas. What do we do when the lights—the festive music—the decorations—the cards—all tell us to feel joyful, but instead we feel darkness?

As we conclude our Blue Christmas series, listen to how the birth of Christ—the Word of God who became flesh—provides our truest and best hope in life, even when Christmas seems bleak.

Blue Christmas: Finding Joy in Darkness

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“Joy to the World,” the song goes, but not everyone feels joyful during Christmas. What do we do when the lights—the festive music—the decorations—the cards—all tell us to feel joyful, but instead we feel darkness?

It can help to remember that joy is not based on our circumstances; it’s a gift from God. And the truest joy comes from God’s greatest gift: his son Jesus. Listen to hear how Jesus offers a transcendent joy in our lives, even in the middle of our darkness.

Blue Christmas: Finding Hope in Anxiety

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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” they sing. But not everyone feels that way. In fact, for many of us, Christmas brings mixed emotions.

For those of us who feel anxious during the holidays—whether about family, or about the future, or about anything else—what do we do when Christmas feels more blue than white?

Find out this morning how Christ gives us hope in our anxiety—even during the stressful holiday season.

Wisdom from Proverbs: Who's in Charge, Here?

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Many things in life don’t turn out the way we thought they would, do they? Like our kids.

For better or worse, we can’t manipulate or control our children. But we can influence them. What do the Scriptures—and specifically the book of Proverbs—say about how to influence our children in a positive way? How do we parent our children in a way that helps them to flourish? Listen to find out more:

We Believe: The New Creation

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Heaven and Hell, End Times, The Next Life. No matter what you call it, we all have questions about it, and although God doesn’t tell us everything about what comes next, he tells us what we need to know. What are some of these things, and how do they affect our lives today? And what about those people who are “so heavenly minded that they’re no earthly good?”

We Believe: God the Son

What are the essential truths we believe about Jesus? He is the Son of God—fully human, fully divine—who loves us profoundly enough to make a way back to God even while we were still spiritually dead. While no sermon can tell us all there is to know about Jesus, listen as we explore some of the most important things to understand.