Sermons

In addition to sermon audio and video files, many of our sermons have 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.

How Clearly Have We Seen God?04/23/17

  • Speaker – Greg Boyd
     
  • Topics – Holy Spirit, Transformation, God's Will
  • This weekend we kicked off our new sermon series, Glimpses of Truth. For the next six weeks Greg will be covering the ways in which the Spirit of God was consistently working in the hearts of God’s people to reveal as much of God’s true character as possible. Throughout the Old Testament we read many examples of how the spiritual immaturity of God’s people determines their understanding of God’s true character. Never coercing nor shaming, but through love and immeasurable patience, God meets us exactly where we are and carries us on to the full revelation of Godself that is finally found in Jesus Christ. 

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Reason for Believing04/16/17

  • Speaker – Greg Boyd
     
  • Topics – Defense of Christian Faith, Resurrection
  • The Resurrection of Christ is central to the Christian message, yet it can be hard for some people to believe. Usually when people die, they stay dead! If Christ rose from the dead, it confirms his claims. Either Jesus rose from the dead, or the disciples were lying (Hoax theory) or the story is legendary (Legend theory). In this message Greg looks at the reasons to believe in the resurrection of Christ from historical evidence, and he examines problems with Hoax and Legend theories. 

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Good Friday04/14/17

  • Speaker – Greg Boyd
     
  • Topics – Forgiveness, Sacrifice, Salvation
  • “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” Jesus experienced separation from the Father on Good Friday, and many of us feel the same way. But God is here for us! Our Good Friday service included testimonies, a sermon message, worship and communion.

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The Word of God in Print and in Person04/09/17

  • Speaker – Bruxy Cavey
     
  • Topics – Controversial Issues, Non-Violence
  • How are other pastors and church leaders responding to Greg's proposal for interpreting the violence of God in the Old Testament? In this sermon, we get to hear from the perspective of Bruxy Cavey, pastor of The Meeting House in Toronto, Canada. He summarizes his interpretation of Greg's writings, and offers his take. 

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The Non-Violent Warrior04/02/17

  • Speaker – Greg Boyd
     
  • Topics – Judgment, Non-Violence, Problem of Evil
  • If we read the Old Testament assuming that it all is about the cross of Christ, then we can see how God stooped to the level of the cultural conditioning of the Old Testament authors to allow himself to be portrayed as violent. In addition, when we read carefully, we can actually see, within the passages of violence themselves, the nonviolent character of God breaking through.

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The Heavenly Missionary03/26/17

  • Speaker – Greg Boyd
     
  • Topics – Controversial Issues, Non-Violence
  • God is a God who stoops down, out of love, in order to meet people where they are. He is a heavenly missionary who accommodates that which he is against in order to win people over to the truth. This metaphor of a heavenly missionary helps us understand what God was doing when we read about the violent depictions of God in the Old Testament. 

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Something Else is Going On03/19/17

  • Speaker – Greg Boyd
     
  • Topics – Controversial Issues, Love, Non-Violence
  • The Old Testament often portrays God as either doing, commanding, or threatening violence. For many, this is a huge problem because these depictions contradict the way Jesus lived and commanded. What are we to do with this contradiction? In this sermon, Greg invites us to see that there is something else going in these portrayals of violence, and we can only see this something else when we understand what was going on when Jesus died on the cross. 

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