Preaching and teaching from the gathered worship services of LakeView Church, an Evangelical Free church in Stoughton, WI.
God Will Finish What He Started
We meditate on and celebrate one of the most hopeful, joy-filled, inspiring, encouraging, and exciting verses in all of Scripture, Philippians 1:6. "... being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
It's Not Business, It's Personal
In Mark 11, Jesus cursed a fig tree and ran the livestock market out of the temple courtyard. What was he up to?
I Do Not Think it Means What You Think it Means
In Luke 16, Jesus tells a parable that seems to endorse the actions of a dishonest manager who stole from his master. How can Jesus teach something like this? Let's jump into the story and see what it really means.
The Kingdom is Not Like This
As we look at The Parable of the Great Banquet, we see that Jesus was using the parable as a critique of the values of the society in his day. Jesus looked at what was going on among God's own people, and said through this story, "The kingdom is not like this." As we examine this parable, we'll ask four questions:
What does this teach us about God and his kingdom?
What does this teach us about the people who are part of God's kingdom?
What does this teach us about the people who are not part of God's kingdom?
How can we reflect this kingdom glimpse?
Eyes that See, Ears that Hear
Why did Jesus tell parables? In this series, we'll see that the parables pack a lot more punch than we often think. They're not just sermon illustrations or Jesus' version of Aesop's Fables. They're commentary on life and the Kingdom of God.
10. We Believe in Life After Death
In the final week of teaching through our EFCA Statements of Faith, Pastor Josh asks us the question: what does biblical faith look like? As we look beyond this world into the eternal life that lies ahead for those of us that have put our faith in Jesus, 1 Corinthians 15 encourages us to hold firmly to the gospel and stand firm in our heavenly hope. Our biblical faith will overflow producing lives that bring God glory!