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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Forty: Forward Together, Part 9

Grace and Law

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: Romans 7:1-6

Two important questions arose from last week's message: What role does the law play in my life now that I am in Christ? And won't so much grace lead to more sin?

Forty: Forward Together, Part 7

Together on a Mission

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers, Mark Mitchell, P.J. Smyth

In membership at Covenant Life Church, the four essentials for everyone are Sunday services, serving teams, small groups, and financial giving. Learn how these four activities move us forward in our mission.

Forty: Forward Together, Part 6

The Importance of Faith

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: Numbers 13

Throughout Scripture, the importance of faith is hard to overstate. In this message, we learn lessons about faith and fear from the people of God in Numbers 13 and 14.

Forty: Forward Together, Part 5

Bold Moves (Part 2)

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Speaker: Kevin Rogers, Mark Mitchell, P.J. Smyth, Robin Boisvert

Text: Joshua 1

PJ Smyth, Mark Mitchell, Kevin Rogers and Robin Boisvert take turns to discuss the next bold moves on an Advance Partnership, Next Gen 10, Membership Re-Up, and a church Name Change.

Forty: Forward Together, Part 4

Bold Moves (Part 1)

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Speaker: Mark Mitchell, P.J. Smyth

Text: Joshua 1

God calls us to multiply our leadership, serve the DC Metro area, and give financially toward the mission.

Forty: Forward Together, Part 3

Church and City

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: Jeremiah 29:1-10

God calls us to seek the welfare of the DC metro area.

Forty: Forward Together, Part 2

Inward and Outward

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: Genesis 12

God calls us to be outwardly focused. He uses his people to bring blessing to the nations through Christ.

Forty: Forward Together, Part 1

Foundations: Prayer

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: Psalms 122

Prayer is foundational to our identity as a church. We are dependent on God's power for gospel advance in 2018 and beyond.

Mature: A Series in the Book of Titus, Part 10

Challenges and Tensions

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

In part 3 of our miniseries on work, PJ encourages us to adorn the gospel in everything, including work, family, church, and rest.

Mature: A Series in the Book of Titus, Part 9

Employers and Employees

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: Titus 1:9-10

In part two in our miniseries on work, PJ and a panel of members consider ways we can adorn the gospel at work. Employees should submit to their bosses, and employers should treat their employees justly and fairly because they also have a higher Boss.

Mature: A Series in the Book of Titus, Part 8

The Big Why

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

In part one in our miniseries on work, PJ reminds us that work is a good gift from God for ourselves and our neighbors, and addresses the common misconception of a divide between sacred and secular areas of our lives.

Mature: A Series in the Book of Titus, Part 7

Younger Women

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: Titus 2:4-5

PJ, Ashleigh, and panel of women talk about the value of singleness and marriage, the thorny issue of submission, and the need for older women to mentor younger women.

Mature: A Series in the Book of Titus, Part 6

Younger Men And Everyone: Self Control

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: Titus 2:6-7

PJ looks at four biblical, practical ways to grow in self-control: hand-to-hand combat, a higher cause, a greater affection, and a correct understanding of our new status in Christ.

Mature: A Series in the Book of Titus, Part 5

Older Men and Older Women

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: Titus 2:1-3

A clarion call to older men and older women to play their vital role in the church.

Mature: A Series in the Book of Titus, Part 3

Leading At Home

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: Titus 1:6-9

PJ and Ashleigh look at various aspects of marriage and parenting.

Mature: A Series in the Book of Titus, Part 2

Leadership Characteristics

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: Titus 1:5-9

A message about how elders and believers should approach alcohol, money, and hospitality.

Mature: A Series in the Book of Titus, Part 1

Leadership in the Church

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: Titus 1:1-9

All about elders: how they are appointed, and how they model Christian character, govern, teach, shepherd, equip and lead the church.

How the Gospel Moves From Friend to Friend, Part 2

How The Gospel Moves From Friend to Friend (Part 2)

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: John 1:43

In the second part of this series, PJ shares how we can continue to become more effective witnesses for Jesus Christ.

How the Gospel Moves From Friend to Friend, Part 1

How the Gospel Moves From Friend To Friend (Part 1)

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

PJ speaks on the importance of friendship evangelism and offers practical tips for becoming more effective messengers of Christ.

Tough Questions, Part 4

How Can There Be Only One Way To God?

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

In the last message of our Tough Questions series, PJ Smyth answers common objections about Jesus' claim to be the only path to God.

Tough Questions, Part 3

How Can Evil and Suffering Co-Exist with a Good, All-Powerful God?

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

In the third message in our tough questions series, PJ addresses this difficult issue which is then followed by a panel discussion.

Tough Questions, Part 1

Why Do Christians Seem Judgmental and Hypocritical?

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: Matthew 7:1-6

We surveyed residents of our area to hear their objections to Christianity. In this message, PJ addresses this top objection, followed by a panel answering questions from those in attendance.

CLC and Mission: Currently Weak, Potentially Wonderful

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: Acts 1:8

An honest and sobering fireside talk about the current state of our personal evangelistic passion, and how to improve in this area

Afterlife: Death, Hell, Heaven, Part 3

Heaven

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: Revelation 21

In part 3 of the afterlife series, PJ examines what the Bible says awaits Christ-followers in the new heavens and the new earth.

Afterlife: Death, Hell, Heaven, Part 2

Hell

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: Luke 16

A straight-talking, hard-hitting overview on what the Bible teaches about hell.

Afterlife: Death, Hell, Heaven, Part 1

Death

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: John 11

Death is not your end. Death is not the beginning of your end. Death is just the end of your beginning.

Team Talk

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

A message about the 5V's of Covenant Life Church - our vision, values, vital doctrines, vibe, and vehicles.

Physical Healing

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

A faith-inspiring message answering three questions: Where does sickness come from? Where does healing come from? How then shall we live?

Bonafide: A Series in the Book of James, Part 10

Patience, Prayer and Healing

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: James 5:7-20

A message about being patient during tough times, prayerful all the time, and about sickness and healing.

Bonafide: A Series in the Book of James, Part 9

Let The Wealthy Be Warned

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: James 5:1-7

In one of the most intense passage about money in the Bible, James issues a flurry of warnings and encouragements on how we handle our money.

Bonafide: A Series in the Book of James, Part 8

Pride and Humility (Part 2)

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: James 4:11-17

Continuing on the theme of humility, James talks about what it means to treat OTHERS humbly, and think of YOURSELF with humility.

Bonafide: A Series in the Book of James, Part 7

Pride and Humility (Part 1)

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: James 4:6-10

Remembering that God opposes the proud but exalts the humble, James gives four ways to live humbly before God.

Don’t Tag Along. Take Ownership.

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: Titus 1-3

Men should follow the example of Titus and move from showing up to serving to taking ownership.

Perhaps the Lord Will Act

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: 1 Samuel 14:23-48

On his ordination day, PJ calls our church to similar exploits of faith as Jonathan and his armor bearer.

Bonafide: A Series in the Book of James, Part 4

Faith and Works

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: James 2:14-26

Using several different case studies, James shows how we are saved FOR works not BY works.

Bonafide: A Series in the Book of James, Part 3

Show No Partiality

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: James 2:1-13

With classic James-like directness, James exposes partiality amongst believers and motivates them to change. On the eve of MLK Day, PJ brings specific application to issues of race.

Bonafide: A Series in the Book of James, Part 2

Hearing and Doing

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: James 1:18-27

A clarion call from James to HEAR God's word expectantly, meekly and intentional, and most important, to ACT on it.

Shaped by God’s Sovereignty

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Those who have been chosen by God, choose God. If you choose God, it is a sign that He has chosen you.

Shaped by God’s Grace

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: Titus 2:11-14

Grace is a gift from God in the form of his son Jesus, where there's forgiveness and peace for you.

A Charge to Covenant Life Church

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: 1 Corinthians 16

Stay Alert. Stand firm. Act like men. Love each other.

Mission Weekend 2016

The Message of the Mission

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: Luke 15

Christians are not saved because we are bad or good, but because we are forgiven.

A Mother’s Faith

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: Matthew 15:21-28

Great faith perseveres, locks on to Jesus’ power and locks onto Jesus’ grace.

Dead, Buried and Raised with Christ

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: Romans 6

As believers, we have died and have been raised with Christ, and are freed from sin's power.

Spirit Empowered Churches and Individuals

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

As Covenant Life Church, we are in eager and intelligent pursuit of the presence, power, fruit, and all the gifts of God’s Spirit as mentioned in the Bible, and we heed the biblical call to be filled with the Spirit, and remain filled, throughout our walk with Jesus.

Outwards

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: Colossians 4:5-6

Wise, outward Christians befriend unbelievers and provide gracious answers to their questions about faith.

God’s Sovereignty and our Faith

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: Luke 1:6-70

In this passage, the author Luke introduces Jesus the Messiah, reassures us of the unstoppable plan of God despite our deficits and stirs our faith so we can participate well in God's plan.

Let’s Do It Again

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: Acts 1-28

In just thirty years, between Acts 1 and Acts 28, the gospel advanced from Jerusalem to Judea to the ends of the known world. Today's church has the same God, the same commission, the same Holy Spirit, and the same urgency. Could we not do it again?

Worthy15, Part 4

The Love of God

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: Luke 15

Worthy15, Part 3

The God Who Sends Us

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: Acts 1

The Day the Gospel Came to Town

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: Acts 17:16-34

God uses, keeps and provokes us to love Him and our neighbors.

Together in Christ, Part 3

The Empowering Gospel

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Speaker: P.J. Smyth

Text: 1 Corinthians 2:2-5

The gospel is rocket fuel for Christian life and community.