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 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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Twisted Scripture: Hebrews 9:18-2206/29/14

  • Speaker – Greg Boyd
     
  • Topics – Forgiveness, Sacrifice, Sin
  • Our Twisted Scripture series continues this week as Greg explores Hebrews 9:18-22. This scripture passage is commonly used to support the penal substitutionary atonement theory in which our guilt was transferred to Christ and He was punished on the cross on our behalf. Greg raises several objections to this line of thinking and discusses the use of animal sacrifices as a method of atonement in the Old Testament.

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Twisted Scripture: Jeremiah 29:1106/22/14

  • Speaker – Shawna Boren
     
  • Topics – Hope, Judgment, Blessings
  • This week in our Twisted Scripture sermon series Shawna Boren discusses with us the misuse of Jeremiah 29:11. We take a look at how the verse, when taken alone, can claim life is always good. The problem with this use of the verse is that life is not always good. Life delivers us times that bring suffering. This week we look at how this verse can be better understood.

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Twisted Scripture: 1 Timothy 2:1206/15/14

  • Speakers – Greg Boyd, Nikole Mitchell
     
  • Topics – Controversial Issues, Leadership, Role of Women
  • 1 Timothy 2:12 has been used over the years to keep women from teaching or preaching theology and being in positions of leadership within a church. When looked at within its historical and cultural context, however, we find Paul's restriction on women was due to specific cultural problems that no longer apply to educated women today.

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Twisted Scripture: The Book of Job06/08/14

  • Speaker – Greg Boyd
     
  • Topics – Pain & Suffering, Satan, God's Will
  • The Book of Job has often been misused as a way to explain the mysterious ways of God in suffering and pain. The truth is that the Book of Job is there to teach us that God does not inflict pain and suffering, rather it is the cosmic warfare that we cannot see which interferes with God's true will for his people.

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