February 12, 2017 | Josh McPherson
The 10 Commandments are a big deal. They are the most well-known, most-quoted verses in all of the Bible. And sadly...often the most misunderstood. In this sermon, Pastor Josh unpacks the biblical and historical context in which the commands are given and explains how they are a loving expression of the Father's heart to his children. God has set us free to live free, but we often choose to live under the bondage and slavery of sin. What would it look like to truly live free?
February 19, 2017 | Josh McPherson
It's easy to dismiss idolatry and the worship of idols as pagan rituals done by ancient and primitive people and not something we deal with in the educated, sophisticated, enlightened western world. But nothing could be further from the truth. In this personal and powerful sermon, Pastor Josh unpacks the nature of idolatry, worship, and how to identify the false deliverers we so quickly look to, and how to break free from the bondage and slavery of serving the task-masters that are the false gods we worship.
February 26, 2017 | Josh McPherson
What does God mean when he says "You shall not misuse my name?" More than you probably thought. In the third sermon on the 10 Commandments, Pastor Josh unpacks the 4 ways we often (unknowingly) violate the third commandment. Far from a mere prohibition on a few bad words we utter when angry, the third commandment offers a comprehensive vision for living the Christian life in a way that honors and reveres the name of Jesus in every sphere of life.
March 05, 2017 | Josh McPherson
Honoring the sabbath is probably one of the most misunderstood and misapplied laws of all the 10 Commandments. Consequently, what was intended as a wonderful gift instead becomes a heavy yoke. In this sermon, pastor Josh unpacks the life-giving what, why, and how of honoring the sabbath principle. Much more than rules to follow about one day a week, enjoying the wisdom and receiving the gift of sabbath rest increasingly becomes a way of life for the follower of Jesus.
March 12, 2017 | Josh McPherson
The 5th Commandment is the pivot point of the 10 as it shifts the focus from our relationship with God to our relationship with others, and it starts with our closest neighbor...our parents. This sermon is for anyone who ever had a parent...whether young or old, dead or still alive, Pastor Josh unpacks the practical outworking of what it looks like at every age to honor one's parents. From small children to teenagers to young adults, the command is relevant and applicable to every person at every stage of life.
March 19, 2017 | Josh McPherson
When God commands us not to murder it's because He is for the comprehensive flourishing of human life. As followers of Jesus, Christians are to work for the flourishing of human life wherever they go in word and deed. In this sermon, Pastor Josh clarifies misconceptions related to capital punishment, self defense, just war, and explains the relevance of this text to euthanasia, suicide, and abortion. With a specific focus on abortion, Pastor Josh explains the three things it means to be pro-life as a Christian. The sermon includes a testimony given by a post-abortion survivor and the healing she has found in Christ.
March 26, 2017 | Josh McPherson
What does a submarine named the USS Tang, filet mignon, internal combustion engines, fences, cliffs, and torpedoes have to do with protecting marriage? Find out in this hard-hitting, straight-shooting, goodnews filled message from Pastor Josh as he shows just how critically relevant this command is to every person in our culture today.
April 02, 2017 | Adam James
How would human societies be different if just the 8th commandment (You shall not steal) were kept? God, in his wisdom, gave this command to His people so that they could enjoy freedom not just in their society, but even more so in their hearts. Listen to Pastor Adam James share a life-changing message on how Jesus can turn takers into givers and how you can be set free from the grip of greed and selfishness.
April 09, 2017 | Josh McPherson
When God gave us this command, he did it out of care for the human race. No society can flourish without justice, and no justice can be had without truthful witnesses. But is it applicable outside the courtroom? In a fake-news social-media driven culture who both demand the truth be exposed even while spreading falsehoods, this command takes us to the root of all sins and exposes our heart's need of the Savior who is himself Truth.
April 23, 2017 | Josh McPherson
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