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In addition to sermon audio and video files, many of our sermons have other resources available like extended summaries and study guides. Our archive dates back to 1992 and all resources are free to download and distribute. Most sermons are by our Senior Pastor, Greg Boyd.

How Are We Doing?

• Greg Boyd

It is important periodically to step back and assess how things are going. More specifically, we need to make time for God to speak into our situations and reveal what improvements need to be made. Dr. Boyd took an opportunity to do this at Woodland Hills Church in St, Paul at the end of the year 1996.

The Real Christmas Story

• Greg Boyd

The relationship of Christianity to the culture in which it is found has always been complex and strained. Perhaps no event illustrates this problem better than our national celebration of Christmas. When the radical message of Christ gets mixed in with civic religion, the result is a trivialization and Domestication of God.

What is Your Picture of God

• Greg Boyd

The image that we have in our minds of God radically shapes how we think about God and more importantly, how we relate to God. What does your picture of God look like? The place where God is most fully revealed is in the person of God’s own Son, Jesus Christ. When we grasp the truth about Christ, we can have confidence that we are drawing near to a true and accurate picture of God.

The Taste of Death

• Greg Boyd

Perhaps the most universal fear is the fear of dying. We abhor the decay of our bodies as we age and we have anxiety about our death. It is amazing then to see that the Son of God came to Earth precisely to die and he did so willingly! In Christ, God takes our sin, death, and despair and in return God gives us Eternal Life, peace, joy and righteousness. To borrow a phrase from Martin Luther, this is indeed a “happy exchange”!

Radical Obedience

• Greg Boyd

The Bible teaches that Christ was perfected through his suffering. Christ suffered because of his radical obedience to the Father in this totally corrupt world. We live in this same world and are called to the same obedience.

Four Kingdom Principles

• Greg Boyd

The Kingdom of God is truly among us in one sense, for the forgiveness of sins has come and is available to all! But the Kingdom of God has yet to come in another sense, we await the Lord’s return when finally, peace will truly abound on earth. The Kingdom of God will come suddenly and God will salvage what can be saved. But there will be a final judgment that reveals the true status of our relationships with God.

Corruptio Optimma Passim

• Greg Boyd

There is something of a paradox at the heart of a human being. On the one hand, we are totally deprived sinners before a holy God, but yet our destiny is to reign with Christ in the Kingdom of God! It has been said that the corruption of the best is the worst. This is profoundly true of humanity which, though the crown of creation, is capable of the most destruction.

Glory and Excrement of the Universe

• Greg Boyd

Our lives are often riddled with contradictions: we can be singing praises to God one minute and swearing the next. There is something about us humans that makes this possible. Dr. Boyd will discuss humans as beings created in God’s image as he continues this series on the Letter to the Hebrews. If God created us in God’s own image, what happened? Why do we fall so far short of God’s glory?

How Shall We Escape?

• Greg Boyd

Nothing in this world is truly neutral. Everything is either growing or it is dying. This law is true of our spiritual lives as well. Dr. Boyd addresses this problem and what to do about it as he continues this series on the Letter to the Hebrews.

Touched by an Angel. Part 3

• Greg Boyd

Many people have argued that Jesus was actually an angel or some other type of being that is less than fully God. There is a sound Biblical defense against this claim. In the 1990’s people became increasingly interested in spiritual things of all sorts. As Christians this presents us with new opportunities as well as new obstacles to sharing our faith.
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