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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

1 Corinthians: Real Church, Part 1

The Church in Union with Christ

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: 1 Corinthians 1:1-9

The church must live in light of the fact that it is united to Christ.

Imago Dei, Part 3

Race

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Mankind is made up of one race and many ethnicities that are divided because of sin, reunited through the gospel, and represented in glory.

Imago Dei, Part 1

Imago Dei

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Genesis 1:24-31

What does it mean to be human? Part of the Bible’s answer includes this: Human beings are made in the image of God.

Proverbs: Living Wisely, Part 2

The Proverbs

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Kevin Rogers introduces the Proverbs by overviewing the author’s material, objectives, audience, and claim.

His Passion, Our Power, Part 11

Power

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Acts 2:1-13

We will reach the nations and the generations when we stand as Christ’s witnesses, joyfully declaring the mighty acts of God in the power of the Holy Spirit.

His Passion, Our Power, Part 9

Commission

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Acts 1:1-8

As long as there are people on planet earth who have not yet heard a witness to the resurrected Christ, we still have a mission.

His Passion, Our Power, Part 8

The Ascension

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Luke 24:50-53

We must not only remember what Christ has done and look forward to what Christ will do. We must also think carefully about what Christ is doing right now, reigning at the right hand of the Father.

His Passion, Our Power, Part 5

Convinced of the Resurrection

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Luke 23:55-24:12

There are only two responses to the resurrection: it is either an idle tale, or it is something we behold and then marvel.

His Passion, Our Power, Part 3

Reckon with the Cross

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Luke 23:44-49

Heaven, Jesus, and the onlookers responded to the cross. How will you respond?

His Passion, Our Power, Part 1

God in the Dock

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Luke 23:1-25

If Jesus uses the same standards to judge me that I’ve used to judge him, will I be acquitted?

Grace Will Lead Us Home

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Ephesians 5:1-2

The Christian life is not easy, but neither is it complicated. Our calling is to worship God and imitate him by loving people.

Habits of Grace, Part 7

Rest

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Deuteronomy 5:13-15

True rest requires trust in God’s provision, power, wisdom, and ways.

Habits of Grace, Part 4

Service

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: John 13:1-17

Jesus repeatedly boils his life and mission down to a call to serve. All the Bible’s commands to serve others are rooted in and reference back to him.

Habits of Grace, Part 1

Bible Reading

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Psalm 1:1-3

The main reason you should read your Bible is because it will bless you.

Light in the Darkness, Part 3

Seek the Lord

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Psalm 63

Learn from Psalm 63 how to seek the Lord in times of trouble, and feel the strong arms of faith sustaining you.

Light in the Darkness, Part 1

Wait on the Lord

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Psalm 130

At the close of this year, cry out to him in your troubles, confess to him your sins, wait in expectation for his mercy, and hope in his redemption to come.

Faith & Politics, Part 5

Faith & Politics Forum, Part 5

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Daniel: Our God Reigns, Part 10

God Has a Plan

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Daniel 9:20-27

In response to Daniel’s prayer of confession, God ensures Daniel that he will deal with the sin of his people and secure their everlasting righteousness.

Daniel: Our God Reigns, Part 9

Set Your Face Before the Lord

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Daniel 9

Daniel turned his attention to God, and we should do the same. We should examine ourselves, come before him with an attitude of repentance and faith, and plead with him for his mercy and grace in our lives, knowing that we approach a God who is eager to provide help in time of need.

Faith & Politics Forum

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Daniel: Our God Reigns, Part 7

Who’s in Charge?

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Daniel 7

In times of national turmoil, Christians can take courage because the Ancient of Days who is in us is greater than the beasts who are in the world.

Daniel: Our God Reigns, Part 4

The King’s Testimony

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Daniel 4

God takes Nebuchadnezzar from the palace to the pasture. The palace may offer a better view, but the pasture offers better perspective.

Daniel: Our God Reigns, Part 3

Faith Under Fire

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Daniel 3

Faith isn’t believing God will keep you from fire. It’s believing he will be with you in it.

Daniel: Our God Reigns, Part 1

Living in Exile

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Daniel 1

It’s possible to be surrounded by pagan propaganda and still live a full and faithful life if your mind is set on serving God.


Application Questions:

1. How does Daniel 1 demonstrate both the sovereignty of God and the responsibility of his people?

2. Which of these most resonate with you: the call to endure in exile, to resist reprogramming, or to build in Babylon?

Ecclesiastes: Life Lessons, Part 8

Coming to Grips with Uncertainty

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Ecclesiastes 8:14-9:18

These days feel especially uncertain. We need to come to grips with the uncertain, so that we can deal with what is certain: the realities of death, of our present circumstances, and of God himself.

Ecclesiastes: Life Lessons, Part 6

Joy Under the Sun

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Ecclesiastes 5:8-20

Time flies when you are caught up in the joy of what God has given you to do in the present.

Ecclesiastes: Life Lessons, Part 2

Busyness

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:26

Life under the sun is busy with things that don’t last. The Preacher of Ecclesiastes encourages us to trade busyness for appreciation and abiding.

Ecclesiastes: Life Lessons, Part 1

Life is Gift, Not Gain

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Ecclesiastes 1:1-11

The “Preacher” introduces his book by describing the vanity of life and the dead ends on the road to “the good life.” In doing so, he prepares us to learn that life is gift, not gain.

Responding to Racism as Disciples of Jesus - Q&A

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Speaker: Michael Crawford, Kevin Rogers

Pause and reflect on the particular ways that God and his word call disciples of Jesus to engage with issues of race, ethnicity, and human dignity.

1 Peter: Living Hope, Part 11

Following the Man of Sorrows

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: 1 Peter 2:18-25

Those who follow Christ’s example of submission, even in the face of suffering, will be commended by God.

1 Peter: Living Hope, Part 9

Suffering as a Christian

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: 1 Peter 4:12-19

Suffering is a normal part of the Christian life and can bring blessing and lead to the glory of God.

1 Peter: Living Hope, Part 8

Stand Apart, Don’t Stand Alone

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: 1 Peter 4:1-11

Because our first allegiance in this world is to God and His Kingdom, we must stand together and be ready to stand apart for our faith.

1 Peter: Living Hope, Part 5

Live Honorably

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: 1 Peter 2:11-17

To live honorably, Peter calls his readers to submit to governing authorities, silence ignorance with virtue, and use their freedom to serve.

1 Peter: Living Hope, Part 3

Holiness in Hardship

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: 1 Peter 1:13-21

We are called to three things as we follow Christ through hard times: set our hope on grace, imitate God’s holiness, and live in awe of redemption.

1 Peter: Living Hope, Part 1

Living Hope

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: 1 Peter 1:3-5

Our hope is in a future inheritance that is founded on God’s mercy, secured through Christ’s resurrection, and kept by God’s power.

Romans 8: Life in the Spirit, Part 2

Life in the Spirit in Troubling Times

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Romans 8:9-17

If you enter into this troubling time confident and clear on who you are in Christ, it will radically shape how you live through it.

Romans 8: Life in the Spirit, Part 1

Live Free

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Romans 8:1-11

Jesus enters into your cycle of guilt and exhaustion and offers rest. But not only rest, he also gives power to live a truly spiritual life.

Malachi: Redeeming Love, Part 6

Don’t Forget Your Future

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Malachi 3:13-4:6

The main problem in all of us is a problem of perspective. We need a perspective of God’s work and our lives that takes into account, not just all of life, but all of eternity. So, God draws our attention to the day of the LORD and the blessing of belonging.

Malachi: Redeeming Love, Part 4

Redeeming Justice

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Malachi 2:17-3:6

God’s purpose in Malachi 3 isn’t necessarily to get us to do something, but rather to reorient our minds and our hearts around the justice and mercy of God.

Malachi: Redeeming Love, Part 1

Redeeming Love

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Malachi 1:1-5

The people of God in Malachi’s day needed to be confronted. Often, we too need to be confronted. But before God confronts us, he consoles us by reaffirming his extravagant love for us.

Christ Has Come, Part 3

Redemption: From Slaves to Sons

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Ephesians 1:3-10

Redemption is a word Christians often use without knowing what it means. When this word moves from jargon to truth, it will capture our hearts in a fresh way.

1 Timothy: A Family on a Mission, Part 13

The Fight of Faith

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: 1 Timothy 6:11-22

The Lord has one hand on our shoulder and a loving, Fatherly finger in our face. And he’s saying “Faith is a fight. A good fight. But a fight nonetheless. Fight it well. And here’s how.”

1 Timothy: A Family on a Mission, Part 11

Caring for Those Who Care for the Church

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

A church can care for its elders by respecting and providing for them, protecting and correcting them, and being careful in appointing them.

1 Timothy: A Family on a Mission, Part 9

How to Live an Exemplary Life

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: 1 Timothy 4:12-16

Paul calls Timothy, and all young men and women, to demonstrate Christian maturity, devote themselves to truth, develop their gifts, and treat their church like a family.

1 Timothy: A Family on a Mission, Part 7

Deacons: Leading Servants

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: 1 Timothy 3:8-13

Who are deacons and what do they do?

1 Timothy: A Family on a Mission, Part 6

Led by Elders: Servant Leaders

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Paul is emphatic about who an elder must be, what an elder must do, and how an elder must be perceived.

1 Timothy: A Family on a Mission, Part 3

Marked by Mercy

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: 1 Timothy 1:12-20

Whatever good exists in you or exists in us together, exists only because of the mercy of God. Knowing that will produce a kind of thankful self-forgetfulness that honors God.

1 Timothy: A Family on a Mission, Part 2

Rooted in Truth

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

To be a church family that knows and lives the truth, we must remain in our charge, a charge to be a people that aim to produce love. We must also beware of signs that we or others may be swerving from the truth.

1 Timothy: A Family on a Mission, Part 1

A Family on a Mission

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

We are a family on a mission. And the door of our house is painted red. We enter God’s house because of God grace, to live his truth, and to proclaim his salvation.

Our Values, Part 2

Community

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

God’s Word warns us not to believe the lie that we can coast our way through the life of faith. It exhorts us to fight the good fight of faith, and to help one another fight that good fight as well.

Our Values, Part 1

Mission

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Matthew 28:16-20

What is the mission of our church? Kevin dives into Jesus’ last command to his disciples and it’s wide-ranging implications for us as believers.

Last Words, Part 8

Access to God

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: John 16:25-33

We can know the Father clearly and we can approach the Father directly because the Father loves us personally. So, even in a troubled world, we take courage.

Last Words, Part 7

Real Joy

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: John 16:20-24

The happiest people are not the richest or most successful ones. The happiest people are those who have found their joy in Jesus Christ.

Last Words, Part 5

Handling the World’s Hate

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: John 15:18-16:4

Jesus warns his disciples that they should expect the world to hate them. However, by employing the Holy Spirit's help, they will bear fruit and endure when the going gets tough.

Last Words, Part 1

Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: John 14:1-6

Our hearts move from troubled to tranquil when we believe that Jesus holds our future.

The Gospel of John: So That You May Believe, Part 25

When Jesus Calls Your Name

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: John 19:41-20:20

When Jesus called Mary by name, she immediately recognized him and became a daughter of God.

The Gospel of John: So That You May Believe, Part 23

The Cross and Christian Love

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: John 13:21-35

On the night before his betrayal, Jesus loves his enemy. And then commands his disciples to love one another.

The Gospel of John: So That You May Believe, Part 20

A Different Kind of King

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: John 12:12-36

Leaders that we can truly admire are few and far between. That leaves us aching for better. Jesus is that true and better king.

The Gospel of John: So That You May Believe, Part 19

Responding to Resurrection Power

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: John 12:1-11

In John 12 we see how the resurrection of Lazarus is a polarizing event that forces us to respond. Do we embrace Jesus with extravagant devotion like Mary or forcefully reject him like the religious leaders?

Why We Gather

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Regular church gatherings are one specific context actually mandated to us by God. But why?

Songs for a Savior, Part 1

Mary’s Song

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Luke 1:26-50

Advent begins in the dark. Then, all of a sudden, there's a glimmer of hope. Word comes to Mary that a deliverer is coming.

The Book of Ruth, Part 2

Grace at the Bottom of the Barrel

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Ruth 2:1-23

When Ruth and Naomi arrive in Bethlehem, they have the Lord, each other, and not much else. But unbeknownst to them, the Lord is orchestrating circumstances of their ordinary lives to bring them extraordinary grace.

The Book of Ruth, Part 1

Rock Bottom Faith

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Ruth 1:1-22

The power of God is delivered by the invisible arm of providence. God uses the ordinary means of his providence to bring extraordinary grace to his people.

Live a Life of Love

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Ephesians 5:1-2

We are dearly loved children of God who imitate him by sacrificially loving others.

The Gospel of John: So That You May Believe, Part 15

I Am the Light of the World

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: John 8:12

Jesus gives this call: "Follow me and you will no longer walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

The Gospel of John: So That You May Believe, Part 13

Jesus Among Skeptics

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: John 7:1-31

Jesus doesn't dismiss unbelief, he addresses and speaks to the heart of it. Talk to Jesus about your doubts.

The Gospel of John: So That You May Believe, Part 9

Spiritual Satisfaction

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: John 4:1-42

In one encounter with Jesus, the Samaritan woman received a spiritual satisfaction so refreshing it was like springs of water flowing through her heart. That can happen to you, too.

The Gospel of John: So That You May Believe, Part 4

Wedding in Crisis

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: John 2:1-11

By intervening in a wedding in crisis, Jesus revealed his glory and his disciples believed.

The Gospel of John: So That You May Believe, Part 2

Behold, the Lamb of God

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: John 1:19-34

John is the witness. Jesus is the Christ.

The Promise of Christmas

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

With Mary and Elizabeth, we praise our promise-keeping God for his mercy, strength, and faithfulness.

Mature: A Series in the Book of Titus, Part 11

Living In Light of Grace and Glory

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Titus 2

Mark Mitchell closes out our series in the book of Titus. In this last chapter, we learn how good works flow from gospel living.

Mature: A Series in the Book of Titus, Part 4

True Elders and False Teachers

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Titus 1:9-2:1

Sound doctrine is vital in the church. We must run away from false gospels and instead hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught.

The Gospel of Mark, Part 1

The Gospel of Mark

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Mark 1:1-15

As we open a 7-part series in the Gospel of Mark this week, Kevin Rogers helps us to grasp the eternal significance of Mark's opening thesis statement: “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God” (Mark 1:1).

Tough Questions, Part 2

Why Does the Christian Response to LGBT Issues Seem Extreme and Polarizing?

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

We surveyed residents of our area to hear their objections to Christianity. In this message, Kevin Rogers addresses this significant objection, followed by a question and answer session with Andrew Wilson.

The Sanctity of Human Life

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Genesis 1:25-27

A mature theology of human life will lead us toward increasing clarity and compassion.

Bonafide: A Series in the Book of James, Part 5

Rein in Your Tongue

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: James 3:1-12

A mark of a legit and bonafide, Christian faith is keeping a tight rein on our tongues.

Romans: The Most Important Letter Ever Written, Part 11

Put Others First

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Romans 15

God’s Word gives us a command, a model, a guide and a goal to compel us to live in Christian unity despite our differences.

Romans: The Most Important Letter Ever Written, Part 6

Free from the Law

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Romans 7:1-25

Through our union with Christ, believers are freed from life under the law.

Romans: The Most Important Letter Ever Written, Part 2

Saved From What?

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Romans 1:18-32

Our condition apart from the gospel is one of suppressing the truth and being consumed by our passions.

Romans: The Most Important Letter Ever Written, Part 1

The Transforming Power of the Gospel

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Romans 1:1-17

The gospel is the power of God for salvation. It unifies the church and propels the church.

Isaiah: Behold the Conquering Servant King, Part 7

The Suffering Servant

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Isaiah 52:13-53:12

Righteousness comes to sinful people through the suffering of the Lord's Servant.

Isaiah: Behold the Conquering Servant King, Part 1

Religious Wickedness

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Isaiah 1:1-20

If we acknowledge our sin for what it is, God is so good and kind to redeem us and cleanse us of all unrighteousness.

Restless, Part 2

Security

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Psalms 90

In a transient world, confidence in the power and love of God is the only way to feel secure.

I Am, Part 1

I Am the Light of the World

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: John 8:12

Jesus says, "I Am the Light of the World."

What Child Is This?, Part 2

The Servant King

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Philippians 2:1-11

Jesus, the child in a manger is also the Servant King, who has come and is coming again.

Exodus: Saved for God's Glory, Part 11

Covenant Commitment

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Exodus 24:1-11

As believers, we enter a covenant with God where we accept his terms, sign the contract and enjoy his everlasting benefits.

Following Jesus: Being Disciples Who Make Disciples, Part 2

What Disciple Making Looks Like

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-2:12

Making disciples of Jesus involves loving, personal relationships where a Christian helps another person follow Jesus by guiding them in Christian faith and life through their encouragement and example.

Exodus: Saved for God's Glory, Part 5

The Plagues: God is Glorified in Salvation Through Judgment

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Exodus 7-10

The power and saving purposes of God are put on universal display through these great acts of judgment so that God is glorified among the Egyptians, the Israelites, and even to the ends of the earth.

Together in Christ, Part 6

A Community of One Yet Many

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: 1 Corinthians 12:12-27

God has made us one body and every part is needed.

Life Together, Part 3

Serving One Another

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: 1 Peter 4:7-11

We glorify God in the church by loving and serving one another.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 72

The Agony of Jesus in the Shadow of the Cross

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Matthew 26:30-46

Jesus' agony in Gethsemane awakens us to the cost of our redemption, calls us to alert prayerfulness, and comforts us in our own distress.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 47

Jesus’ Cross and Ours

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Matthew 16:21-28

Suffering precedes glory for Jesus and his disciples.

Worthy12, Part 6

Become Who You Are

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Colossians 3

From Colossians 3, Kevin Rogers taught that our aim in life is to actually live like who God has already made us in Christ. Sin wrecks the image of God in us, and our goal is to put off sin so the image of God can be fully revealed through us.

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