The wild man with the crazy hair and the bizarre outfit comes out of the woods to deliver an offensive message to a crowd of important people. It’s “speaking truth to power” on steroids. And this is the way Jesus thought best to be introduced to the world? Not the most likely of starts for a successful campaign. But the message lands home.
In this message Pastor Josh unpacks the powerful truths that not only unlock the keys to eternal life but also to living all of the Christian life through the ongoing posture and practice of true, biblical repentance.
Immensely practical, the sermon includes 4 essential steps to true repentance with God and others, 2 kinds of sinners that most of us forget but all of us are, and 17 signs to help self-diagnose if you suffer from the most dangerous sin of all...religiosity.
How did Jesus go from a youth to a man? How did Jesus go from small-town blue-collar guy to Savior of the world? Could boy Jesus speak multiple languages as a kid and just didn’t tell anyone? Pastor Josh unpacks the oft-missed reality of Jesus’ humanity and what that would have looked like in his early developmental years. And in so doing we see a powerful roadmap for us to follow in growing up into maturity. This powerful message, addressed specifically to youth but applicable to all, unpacks the truths that while physical growth happens natural, spiritual growth and maturity happens intentionally.
In one of the most recognizable and commercialized events found in all of Luke, Pastor Josh unpacks surprising lessons from the familiar story. That while God’s arrival might have been expected by some, the way in which He came was entirely unexpected.
A sermon that examines both the historical events and theological implications of Jesus’ birth, it’s the practical lessons of how God works that land home in this fresh way to understand the old story of the birth of Jesus.
Has your mouth ever gotten you in trouble? Zechariah can relate. He’s been mute for 9 months because he doubted God’s announcement that a child would be born to his elderly barren wife Elizabeth. In this sermon, the silence is broken for both Zechariah and Israel as we finally welcome the arrival of the promised prophet, John the Baptist, the forerunner to Jesus. Zechariah gets a second chance to speak up. What will he say this time? And what kind of child will John the Baptist be? Listen as Pastor Adam walks through Luke 1:57-80.
In Episode 5 we take another look into the faith of Jesus mother, Mary, through her famous song of worship. There were many ways she could have responded but instead of fear and anxiety, God forged in her a heart of joy & praise. “My soul glorifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” Pastor Adam highlights 5 things that fill her song that fill the hearts and minds of Christians
One of the most scandalous parts of Jesus’ story is the claim that his mother Mary was a virgin. How could a child be born to a virgin? What kind of preposterous story is this? Can a thinking person take this seriously? In this episode Pastor Josh shows how the craziness of the story is actually an argument for its validity. Who could make this up? As he unpacks the story of Gabriel’s announcement to Mary, we learn 11 striking things about Jesus and examine how Mary’s response is an extraordinary example of faith for us to follow.
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