Showing posts from January, 2012

The Half-Truth Problem & The Life of Christ: The Sermon on the Mount Link

Here lately, I have seen a rash of people hanging onto what I would call 'half-truths'. What I mean by half-truth is this: what they say is partially the Truth, partially a lie. My friends, a half-truth IS a lie. The enemy uses half-truth's to steer us away from the salvation we gain through Jesus Christ. Here are some of the examples of half-truths that I have seen:

"Homosexuality is not a sin."

"Faith is an individual thing, there isn't one path that is exactly the correct way to get to heaven..."

"We have to do works of The Law (Hebraic Jewish Law) and keep the entire Law in order to be saved in addition to believing in Christ."

"Why would a woman want to keep a child of a rape??? Abortion isn't wrong in this instance..."

"I'm a good person, that's enough to get me to heaven."

"Religion is just a system of control on society."

These are just a few of the various things I have seen. Here's th…

The Life of Christ: The Temptation

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The Life of Christ: The Baptism of Christ

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The Life of Christ: The Boy in the Temple

Today we are going to start a 14 week sermon series entitled “The Life of Christ”. This is by no means going to be a comprehensive study. There is no way we can look at the life of Christ in 14 weeks…it’s impossible. There is simply just too much information. I actually did this class in 6 weeks in school. It was REALLY intense. I actually had two textbooks for this class; “Four Portraits, One Jesus: An Introduction to Jesus and the Gospels” by Mark L. Strauss & “The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is” by N.T. Wright. Both of these books are great reads, however, very intense. I have a couple copies of each of these books if you would like to be challenged and grow your faith.

But over the next 3½ months, we will only be able to hit the highlights, obviously ending our series on Resurrection Sunday, April 8th. Between Christmas and Resurrection Sunday every year, there is roughly between 10 and 18 weeks between the two, depending on the year. However, before I…