Pastor Bryan Catherman opened to Exodus 20:12 to look at the commandment, honor your father and mother. This sermon comes from Exodus 20:12 and is the next installment in our series, The Ten Commandments.
Pastor Brett Ricley oped to Exodus 20:8-11 to look at what it means to remember the sabbath and keep it holy. What is a sabbath? Why would God ask his people to stop, not work, rest, and see that God is in control? How do we keep the intention of this Jesus-fulfilled Law? What does it mean to trust Jesus and keep rhythms of rest and soak in the Lord?
We received a question about footnotes found in many translations of the Bible. They say things like, “Early Manuscripts to not contain this verse” or something to that effect. Looking at the second ending in Mark or the woman caught in adultery in John 8, you might see brackets. Some Bible translations even remove these verses. What are we to think about verses with these footnotes? Can we or should we trust our Bible translations? Should Pastor Bryan preaching on these verses?
This question came into a Redeeming Life: LIVE session so Pastor Bryan and Derek discuss what’s behind these footnotes and how we should think about this issue.
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Dr. Michael Cooper was our guest preacher on Sunday. He opened to Exodus 20:7 to discuss the third commandment, “Do no take the name of the Lord your God in vain.” Is this about using God’s name to curse? How should we understand the power of the name of God? How do ew know or measure what God, the highest law-giver has said? What does it mean that Christians take on God’s name as our identity as well. What does all this mean? Michael Cooper looks at all of these questions and more.
During one of our Redeeming Life: LIVE sessions, we were asked how we could be worshiping in a reverent way if we have drums on the stage. This is not a new question. It comes from a strong connection to the style of worship a person grew up with. The irony is that this for a generation, this debate was applied to the organ because the organ was used in pubs. But God has a lot to say about using instrumentation to worship him.
Pastor Bryan and Derek take some time to address this question.
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Guest preacher, Travis Kerns opened Exodus 20:4-6 to look at the second of the Ten Commandments to discuss God’s instruction on idolatry. This is the third sermon in our series, “The Ten Commandments.”
Why should Christians go to church services? Maybe you’ve heard a person say he or she loves Jesus but doesn’t need the local church? Is this biblical? Does a person really need to gather with the faith family and worship with fellow believers?
This question was asked of Adam Handy, Ed Fall, and Pastor Bryan during a Redeeming Life: LIVE session. We’ve edited that specific question and answer out to kick off Redeeming Life: Q&A.
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When it comes to the Christian Journey, we want to be in the game, on the field, but we’re often sitting the bench because we don’t practice the fundamentals of the Christian life. Exodus 20:3 commands that God’s people should not have affection for any other Gods but the Triune God of the Bible. In many other Scriptures throughout the Bible we are instructed to love God with everything we are: with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength. But in our day and age, we don’t know how to love, live life together in meaningful relationships, or be close to God. How can we love God if we have no idea how? We must get back to the fundamentals of the Christian Journey.
Listen to Pastor Bryan’s sermon about how to get back to the fundamentals. He even gives us a simple list of next steps to get us started.
On Sunday, Pastor Bryan Catherman asked the questions, “What is the relationship between the Law and grace for the New Testament believer?” and “How should the New Testament believer relate to the Old Testament Law today?” In short, how to we process questions like, “Can a Christian get a tattoo?” and “Are Christians free to eat bacon?”
This sermon is the introductory sermon to our new series, “The Ten Commandments,” a 12 week journey through the Ten Commandments.
Each year in September, we take some time to cast vision for the next years of our church. Pastor Bryan preached from Ephesians 4:11-16. As we look at the need for our church to grow spiritually and physically we need to understand how a church grows physically and spiritually, and how a Christian grows into maturity. Ephesians 4:11-16 offers us a plan and that's what Pastor Bryan laid out for us. And he provided a path that helps you identify your next step on the Christian Journey. Where are you and what's your next step? What's missing and needed to help you grow and mature in Christ?