Sermons

In addition to sermon audio and video files, many of our sermons have other resources other resources available, like Focus Scripture, Extended Summary, Sermon Homework and more. Our archive dates back to 1992 and all resources are free to download and distribute. Most sermons are by our Senior Pastor, Greg Boyd.

Below are our most recent sermons. You may also check out our archive using the links at the above left.

The End of Religion: Part 308/17/14

  • Speaker – Bruxy Cavey
     
  • Topics – Free Will, God's Will, Hypocrisy
  • In the third sermon in this series, given by Bruxy Cavey, we take another look at God's original plan for the world to live without religion. We learn that we do not study Scripture so that we can follow Scripture. We study Scripture so that we can follow Jesus.

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The End of Religion: Part 208/10/14

  • Speaker – Bruxy Cavey
     
  • Topics – Grace, Sacrifice, Covenant
  • Religion was not God’s original intention. Humanity was created as image bearers of God to be in intimate relationship with the divine. It was only after Adam and Eve were deceived by Satan to think God was distant did humanity try to bridge the perceived gap with God through religion. In the second installment of the End of Religion series, Bruxy explores how religion is the primary context in which sin flourishes.

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The End of Religion: Part 108/03/14

  • Speaker – Bruxy Cavey
     
  • Topics – Grace, Relationships, Presence of God
  • Adam and Eve were created to be in an intimate relationship with their Creator based on trust and love. With his craftiness, however, the Serpent talked about God as though he was not present and caused Adam and Eve to understand God in terms of religion, rather than relationship. Religion has then become the Church’s dominant way to interact with God, and yet he is calling us back to a grace-based relationship rather than a rule-driven religion.  

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Twisted Scripture: Matthew 22 and Romans 1307/27/14

  • Speaker – Greg Boyd
     
  • Topics – Controversial Issues, Kingdom of God, Politics
  • This week we look at the twisted interpretation of Matthew 22 and Romans 13. This is a text with a long standing tradition that teaches Christians to serve both the Kingdom of God and the kingdoms in which they live on earth. In this sermon, we will learn why this interpretation is false and how to better understand it. 

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The True Tale of Two Brothers07/20/14

  • Speaker – Vanessa Williams
     
  • Topics – Forgiveness, Covenant, Blessings
  • The popular culture’s influence through media such as fairy tales, comic books, and movies has impacted how we understand stories from God’s word. For many, as we read popular Old Testament stories like Jacob and Esau we automatically look for a hero and a villain. We look for actions to imitate from the “good guy” and actions to avoid from the “bad guy.” Vanessa explores how this approach to biblical stories is misguided and gives context and insight to the complicated and messy, yet redemptive relationship between Jacob and Esau.

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Twisted Scripture: James 107/13/14

  • Speaker – Greg Boyd
     
  • Topics – Controversial Issues, Faith
  • For many, faith is about attaining as much certainty as possible in order to be a true follower of Christ. But the Bible tells us faith is about committing to a course of action in the face of uncertainty. God is not seeking all the right answers from his people in order to let them into heaven; no, he is our loving Bridegroom who seeks to be in a covenantal relationship with us in the midst of our uncertainties.

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Twisted Scripture: Romans 1007/06/14

  • Speaker – Greg Boyd
     
  • Topics – Prayer, Salvation, Covenant
  • For many Christians, salvation has been reduced to a one-time prayer where one mentally and verbally agrees to a few key theological beliefs. The Bible and Jesus' life, however, present us with a more holistic salvation that involves wholeness, new life, and transformation. Instead of viewing salvation as a legal contract, we are invited to join Jesus in a covenantal marriage where his life is poured out for us and our lives are poured out for him.

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