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Our Values, Part 4

Servanthood

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

In spite of the jarring nature of the phrase to our modern ears, “slave of Christ” is biblical and it gets at something essential in our relationship with God. If we grapple with what this phrase means, our relationship with God will be strengthened and our servanthood will be effective.

Our Values, Part 3

The Spirit-Empowered Church

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Speaker: John Leconte

The Spirit-empowered church is a diverse, loving, and unified people which proclaims God’s word with boldness.

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 10

What Jesus Prayed for You and Me

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Speaker: Jose Troche

In his last hours on earth, Jesus prayed for all people who would eventually believe in him. But what did Jesus pray? What did he want for his church? What was his desire for them?

Last Words, Part 9

The Farewell Prayer of Jesus

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: John 17:1-19

Just hours before his death, Jesus prays. He prays that his father would glorify him as well as keep and sanctify his disciples.

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.

The Call of God

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Speaker: Michael Crawford

Text: 1 Samuel 3:1-11

God calls people to do specific things today. Is he speaking to you?

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 6

Jesus Prepares Us for the Mission

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: John 16:1-15

The Holy Spirit will come to convict the world, guide his disciples, and glorify Jesus.

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 4

Bearing Fruit Rooted in the Love of Jesus

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Speaker: Jose Troche

Text: John 15:1-17

Jesus calls his disciples to live lives that bear much fruit, fruit that is rooted in his unsearchable love for them.

Rest

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Speaker: Michael Crawford

Text: Mark 6:30-32

Do you feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities and difficulties in your life? In this text we look into Jesus's call for his disciples to rest, as well as its practical implications for our busy world today.

Last Words, Part 3

The Promise of God’s Presence

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

As Jesus is about to leave the disciples for the cross, he comforts them by reminding them of the necessity of obedience, the reality of the Holy Spirit, and the blessing of relationship.

Last Words, Part 2

Believing is Seeing

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: John 14:7-14

The most practical thing in a time of testing is believing what Jesus teaches about the One God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Because that is what will provide stability for your troubled souls. It will provide fuel for you service. It will truly thrill you, because this is who God is.

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 26

Do You Love Jesus?

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: John 21:15-25

After Jesus' resurrection, Peter's denials hung over him like a cloud. Jesus asked a series of painful questions that led to Peter's restoration and commissioning to a life of ministry.

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 Kind of Death He Died

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: John 18:28-32

Sorrowful to the Point of Death

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Speaker: Michael Crawford

Text: Matthew 26:36-46

See Christ's intentionality as he's in Gethsemane for you.

The Gospel of John: So That You May Believe, Part 24

Behold, Believe, and Bow

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Speaker: Matt Maka

Text: John 18:1-11

Jesus is eternal, all-powerful, able to cleanse, and your supreme protector, so bow to him willingly.

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 22

On the Night When He Was Betrayed

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

During the last night with His disciples, Jesus performs a shocking act of service in washing their feet. What is the significance of Jesus washing the disciples' feet, and are we willing to follow in his footsteps?

The Gospel of John: So That You May Believe, Part 21

Belief and Unbelief

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: John 12:36-50

Why is it that some people believe and others do not?

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.

This Man Receives Sinners

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Speaker: Michael Crawford

Text: Luke 15:1-9

There has never been anyone more fit to receive sinners than Jesus.

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?

The Gospel of John: So That You May Believe, Part 18

I Am the Resurrection and the Life

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: John 11

Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead so that we might glorify God, believing Jesus is the resurrection and the life.

Reformation Church History, Part 1

Review of the Late Middle Ages

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Due to a technical error, there is no audio recording of this class. Please download the outline, and accept our apologies for the inconvenience. Thank you.

The Gospel of John: So That You May Believe, Part 17

Are You a Part of Jesus’ Flock?

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: John 10

Are you one of Jesus' sheep? Nothing could be more important.

The Gospel of John: So That You May Believe, Part 16

One Thing I Know

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: John 9

We need Jesus, the Light of the World at the beginning, in the middle and at the end. We need Jesus, the Light of the World, right now. At this very moment. At every moment.

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?

Why We Serve

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

You will not serve someone you do not love and you cannot love someone you do not know. So, make it your aim to know God. The more you know him, the more you will love him. And the more you love him the more you will want to serve him.

God’s Got A Question For You

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Speaker: Michael Crawford

Text: Genesis 18:1-15

Is there anything too hard for the Lord?

Fellowship with God

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Speaker: John Leconte

Text: 1 John 1:1-2:6

Christian fellowship not only involves the gathering of believers, but we also enter fellowship with God through our faith in the Lord Jesus.

Songs for a Savior, Part 4

The Song of Simeon

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Luke 2:21-35

Simeon, his song and his prophecy, leave us marveling, wondering at Jesus. What child is this?

Songs for a Savior, Part 3

The Song of the Angels

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Luke 2:1-21

The angels know what's unfolding when Jesus' entered the earth, for they are singing it out! But the humans are just beginning to comprehend.

Relationships (1031 Wednesday Night Meetings), Part 6

Relationships: With Guys/Girls (Part 2)

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Speaker: Todd Keeler

Todd Keeler continues to address high schoolers on having a God-honoring and God-centered relationships with friends of the same and opposite gender.

Songs for a Savior, Part 2

Salvation Has Come

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Speaker: Jose Troche

Text: Luke 1:67-79

We used to live in darkness, we were dead, we walked in the path of misery and hopelessness, but Jesus came to lead us into a path of peace and salvation.

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.

Relationships (1031 Wednesday Night Meetings), Part 5

Relationships: With Guys/Girls (Part 1)

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Speaker: Todd Keeler

Todd Keeler addresses high schoolers on having a God-honoring and God-centered relationships with friends of the same and opposite gender.

The Book of Ruth, Part 4

The Great Kinsman Redeemer

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Ruth 4

For the conclusion of our series in Ruth we take a look into how Boaz redeems Ruth to continue the family name, and how this ultimately points to Christ as our kinsman redeemer.

The Book of Ruth, Part 3

Seeking Rest for Ruth

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Ruth 3:1-18

Is your heart at rest? Is it well with your soul? We can learn how to find rest for our own lives in Ruth's story. Ruth needs to find a redeemer to find rest. By finding Boaz, she gets closer to finding the ultimate rest she needs in Jesus.

Relationships (1031 Wednesday Night Meetings), Part 4

Relationships: With Friends

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Speaker: Todd Keeler

Todd Keeler addresses high schoolers on having a God-honoring and God-centered relationships with friends.

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.

Knowing God, Part 8

The Doctrine of Christ

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

The doctrine is usually discussed in terms of both the person and the work of Jesus Christ.

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.

Introducing God, Part 8

The Never Ending Ending

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

What does the bible say about our eternal future? And how does that affect how we live today?

Knowing God, Part 7

The Trinity

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

God eternally exists as three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. And each person is fully God, and there is one God.

Relationships (1031 Wednesday Night Meetings), Part 3

Relationships: With Family (Part 2)

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Speaker: Todd Keeler

Todd Keeler continues to address high schoolers on having a God-honoring relationship with family.

Introducing God, Part 7

How Shall We Then Live?

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: 2 Peter 3:1-10

We were meant to live life in light of what God has done and what he will do.

Knowing God, Part 6

Toward a Theology of Suffering (Part 2)

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Robin helps examine the apparently underserved suffering of Job and faithful believers.

Introducing God, Part 6

The Resurrection

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Speaker: John Leconte

Text: Matthew 27:62-28:15

Did the resurrection really occur? If so, why does it matter?

Knowing God, Part 5

Toward a Theology of Suffering (Part 1)

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Robin addresses preventative medicine, the problem of evil, the justification of God, and the question of why a good God allows evil to exist.

Introducing God, Part 5

The Death that Changes Everything

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Speaker: Mark Mitchell

If God is perfectly just and we have genuinely broken his law, how can we escape his punishment? Jesus satisfies both the justice of God and the mercy of God by dying in the place of sinners.

Knowing God, Part 4

The Attributes of God (Part 3)

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Robin teaches on God's justice/righteousness, jealousy and wrath.

Introducing God, Part 4

The Promised One

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

God has appointed Jesus as king. How does he exercise authority and how does he fix the problems of this world?

Knowing God, Part 3

The Attributes of God (Part 2)

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Robin teaches on God's holiness, goodness, love and glory.

Relationships (1031 Wednesday Night Meetings), Part 2

Relationships: With Family (Part 1)

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Speaker: Todd Keeler

Todd Keeler addresses high schoolers on having a God-honoring relationship with family.

Introducing God, Part 3

What is God Doing About It?

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

We have a serious problem. It's us. God doesn't leave us to try to fix ourselves — he gives us Jesus.

Knowing God, Part 2

The Attributes of God (Part 1)

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Robin teaches on God's attributes of knowledge/omniscience, will, power, holiness, and goodness.

Introducing God, Part 2

Our “Declaration of Independence”

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Speaker: Mark Mitchell

Text: Genesis 3:1-19

Why is life so bad? What happened to paradise? Well, Genesis 3 gives the answer, describing 4 main things: 1) the rebellion, 2) the consequences, 3) the judgment, and 4) the promise.

Knowing God, Part 1

Prolegomena

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Can we really know God in any meaningful way?

Relationships (1031 Wednesday Night Meetings), Part 1

Relationships: With God

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Speaker: Todd Keeler

Todd Keeler addresses high schoolers on having a God-centered relationship with God.

Introducing God, Part 1

God, Us, and the Meaning of Life

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Speaker: Mark Mitchell

Text: Genesis 1:1-2:3

How did we get here? God's creative work has meaning for us, his creation.

Devotion to Prayer and our Witness to the World

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Speaker: Mark Mitchell

Text: Colossians 4:2-6

As believers in Jesus, we must not forget to be devoted to prayer and wise toward the world.

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.

Spurgeon Room Studies: This Great Salvation, Part 6

Sanctification

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Sanctification is the work of God's free grace whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of God, and we are enabled more and more to die unto sin and live unto righteousness.

Spurgeon Room Studies: This Great Salvation, Part 5

Justification

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Justification is an act of God's free grace, by which he pardons all our sins, and accepts us as righteous in his sight, only because of the righteousness of Christ imputed to us, and received by faith alone.

Belonging to God

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Speaker: John Leconte

Text: Acts 27:20-26

Belonging to God is a relationship that is marked by the love of the Father, sealed in the blood of

Spurgeon Room Studies: This Great Salvation, Part 4

Conversion (Faith and Repentance)

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Conversion is our willing response to the gospel call, in which we sincerely repent of our sins and place our trust (faith) in Jesus Christ only for our salvation.

Looking to Jesus

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Hebrews 12:1-17

God is real and God is a rewarder. He promises a great salvation.

Spurgeon Room Studies: This Great Salvation, Part 3

Calling and Regeneration

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Calling and Regeneration

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."

Spurgeon Room Studies: This Great Salvation, Part 2

Union with Christ and Election

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Union with Christ and Election

The Gospel of John: So That You May Believe, Part 14

Living Water

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: John 7:12-13

Jesus proclaimed is an invitation to receive from him rivers of living water which will strengthen and encourage us for the work before us.

Spurgeon Room Studies: This Great Salvation, Part 1

Introduction

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Introduction

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 12

I Am the Bread of Life

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: John 6:22-71

Jesus is what you need for time and eternity. Believe in him.

The Gospel of John: So That You May Believe, Part 11

I AM! Do Not Fear

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Speaker: Jose Troche

Text: John 6:1-21

Jesus Christ is the only one who can take your deepest fears away. Run to him, trust him, and hold on to him with all your heart, soul, and strength and he will take care of your deepest needs.

The Gospel of John: So That You May Believe, Part 10

Eternal Life, Eternal Judgment

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: John 5:18-47

How do I gain eternal life? How do I avoid eternal judgment? These ought to be the two most important questions in the mind of every living person.

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 8

Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ

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Speaker: John Leconte

Text: John 4:43-5:18

Put your faith in the Lord, Jesus Christ, and you will have eternal life. Have faith not only in what he can do for you, but also in who he is and in his word.

The Gospel of John: So That You May Believe, Part 7

Serving the Surpassing Savior

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: John 3:22-36

Jesus is the Surpassing Savior and it's all about Him. He must increase, I must decrease.

The Gospel of John: So That You May Believe, Part 6

You Must Be Born Again

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: John 2:23-3:21

You cannot save yourself. But you can find eternal life by lifting up your eyes to Christ lifted up on the cross.

The Gospel of John: So That You May Believe, Part 5

Destroy This Temple And In Three Days I Will Raise It Up

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Speaker: Jose Troche

Text: John 2:13-25

Jesus' zeal for his Father's house drove him to clear the temple. But soon his body would be destroyed and raised in three days, providing a new way for God to dwell with all who believe in him.

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 3

Ordinary People Meet the Extraordinary Jesus

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: John 1:35-51

In a rather ordinary way, ordinary people meet and follow Jesus and are so impressed by him that they tell others about him, who in turn become followers and then tell others.

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 Gospel of John: So That You May Believe, Part 1

The Word

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: John 1:1-18

John begins his gospel by introducing his readers to the Word, the witness, the problem, and the solution.

Forty: Forward Together, Part 10

The Holy Spirit: God’s Empowering Presence

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: John 14:15-21

The Holy Spirit, who raised Christ from the dead, comes to live inside Christ-followers forever!

Revelation for Relationship

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Psalms 19

God reveals his glory through the universe and through the Bible, and we are called to respond to him as our Redeemer.

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.

The Hope of Christmas for Troubled Souls

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Speaker: Jose Troche

Text: Psalms 77

Christians can walk through months of despair and doubt, but God can meet them in the darkness.

Mature: A Series in the Book of Titus, Part 12

Devote Yourselves to Gospel-Shaped Good Works

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Speaker: Mark Mitchell

Text: Titus 3

Mark Mitchell reminds us that God's people are to devote themselves to good works that are shaped and informed by the Gospel.

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.

Loving Wisely Seminar

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Loving Wisely: Sharpening your relational skills for life and ministry.

Mens Gathering- Complementairian Marriage and Parenting

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Speaker: Scott Redd

Dr. Scott Redd and his wife Jennifer addresses men about complementairian marriage and parenting.

Marking the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Galatians 2:16

Martin Luther helped the church rediscover the good news that we are justified by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.

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 8

Gospel Facts and Faithful Followers

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Mark 15:33

Jesus' resurrection changes everything. In the final message of our series in the book of Mark, Robin Boisvert looks at the reactions of the first disciples and what our response can be today.

The Gospel of Mark, Part 7

The Crucified King

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Speaker: Jose Troche

Text: Mark 14:53-15:39

Jesus, the highest king, suffered our condemnation so that we can enter the presence of God.

Foundations of Faith, Part 7

The Doctrine of Predestination

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

In this class, Robin Boisvert teaches on the doctrine of predestination.

The Gospel of Mark, Part 5

The Servant Who Gave His Life

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Mark 10:17-45

The familiar story of the rich, young ruler and the status-seeking request of disciples James and John give Jesus the opportunity to teach us vital lessons: how to enter the Kingdom of God and what Jesus expects of those who follow him.

The Gospel of Mark, Part 4

The Anointed King Who Came To Save The World

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Speaker: John Leconte

Text: Mark 8:22-38

In this message from Mark 8, John Leconte describes how knowing who Jesus is and what he's come to do should impact our lives.

The Gospel of Mark, Part 3

Who is Jesus?

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Mark 3:7-35

In four different scenes, four groups have four different responses to the question, "Who is Jesus?" The way we answer this question will determine our eternal destiny.

Foundations of Faith, Part 5

The Doctrine of Christ

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

In this class, Robin Boisvert covers the Doctrine of Christ.

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).

Foundations of Faith, Part 3

The Doctrine of the Trinity - Part 2

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

This third lecture finishes up the doctrine of the Trinity, its history and theology.

Foundations of Faith, Part 2

The Doctrine of the Trinity - Part 1

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

This lecture closes out our discussion on the attributes of God and begins a discussion of the Trinity.

Foundations of Faith, Part 1

The Doctrine of God: Existence and Attributes

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

In this first class we ask the questions, "How can we know God and what is He like?"

Why Fathers Are Indispensable

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Speaker: Jamie Leach

Jamie interviews some CLC dads about what they've learned and then shares biblical wisdom on how God calls and equips us for fatherhood.

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.

Church History, Part 7

Bible Study: Church History (Section 2)

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Lecture 7--The final lecture in Section 2 deals with Church and State, the Schism of 1054 (Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy split) and the Crusades.

Church History, Part 6

Bible Study: Church History (Section 2)

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Lecture 6--In this lecture we look at further religious and political developments in the middle period of church history and note the rise and spread of Islam.

Church History, Part 5

Bible Study: Church History (Section 2)

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Lecture 5--In this session we trace the development of the Roman Catholic Church and the rise of papal power.

Church History, Part 4

Bible Study: Church History (Section 2)

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Lecture 4--More Augustine, discussing Pelagianism and continuing into the fall of the Roman Empire.

Wisdom from Above

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Psalms 111:10-112:10

Wisdom is seeing the world as God sees it and acting accordingly.

Church History, Part 3

Bible Study: Church History (Section 2)

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Lecture 3--We continue with Augustine including, the Donatist Schism.

Bonafide: A Series in the Book of James, Part 6

Wisdom and Humility

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Speaker: John Leconte

Text: James 3:13-4:5

If you are a bonafide Christian filled with the Spirit of God, your lifestyle should reflect your allegiance to Christ.

Church History, Part 2

Bible Study: Church History (Section 2)

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Lecture 2--An introduction to Augustine, especially his best known work, Confessions.

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.

Church History, Part 1

Bible Study: Church History (Section 2)

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Lecture 1--In this talk, we transition into the post-Nicene period discussing the change brought about by the emperor Constantine. We also discuss the controversies surrounding the development the doctrine of Christ--Nestorianism, Monophysitism and the solution at Chalcedon.

Bonafide: A Series in the Book of James, Part 1

Steadfast Under Trials

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: James 1

Trusting God in times of trial is the way forward and the way through.

Romans: The Most Important Letter Ever Written, Part 12

Romans 16

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Romans 16:1-16

God can use greeting to change lives, by making a difference in an individual and in a church.

Romans: The Most Important Letter Ever Written, Part 11

Put Others First

Date:

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 10

God’s Mercies and Our Relationships

Date:

Speaker: Mark Mitchell

Text: Romans 12

God's mercies are intended to be the very springboard and power that governs all our relationships to God, self, one another and even our enemies.

Romans: The Most Important Letter Ever Written, Part 9

Does God Keep His Promises?

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Romans 9-11

Does God keep his promises? Can we count on him? Paul is unequivocal. Yes, he does. He cannot otherwise since He is a faithful, covenant keeping God.

Romans: The Most Important Letter Ever Written, Part 8

A Christian’s Relationship to Civil Authorities

Date:

Speaker: Mark Mitchell

Text: Romans 13:1-7

We should submit to governing authorities because they are appointed by God and are servants of God.

Ancient Church History Class

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Romans: The Most Important Letter Ever Written, Part 7

Romans 8

Date:

Speaker: Jamie Leach

Text: Romans 8

We know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purposes.

Ancient Church History Class

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Romans: The Most Important Letter Ever Written, Part 6

Free from the Law

Date:

Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Romans 7:1-25

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

Ancient Church History Class

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Romans: The Most Important Letter Ever Written, Part 5

Freed from Sin

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Romans 6:1-14

Through union with Christ we've been freed from enslavement to sin so that we might serve God.

Ancient Church History Class

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Romans: The Most Important Letter Ever Written, Part 4

The Blessings of Justification

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Romans 5:1-11

Justification is the great and magnanimous doctrine that God the Judge has declared the believer to be righteous before him on the basis of Christ's work on the cross and through the believer's faith.

Ancient Church History Class

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Romans: The Most Important Letter Ever Written, Part 3

The Righteousness of God

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Romans 3:19-25

Righteousness is not man's gift to God, it is God's gift to man.

Romans: The Most Important Letter Ever Written, Part 2

Saved From What?

Date:

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

Date:

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.

Who's In Charge?, Part 2

Who’s In Charge?

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Acts 4:23-31

God is in charge even when it doesn't look like it.

Who's In Charge?, Part 1

Who’s In Charge?

Date:

Speaker: Mark Mitchell

Text: Daniel 4

No matter what's going on in our lives today or what may happen in the future, is God not worthy of our full and complete trust?

Worthy 16 Session 4 Sermon

Date:

Speaker: Matt Maka

Isaiah: Behold the Conquering Servant King, Part 8

The Good News of a Great Reversal

Date:

Speaker: Mark Mitchell

Text: Isaiah 61

Jesus brings good news of a great reversal.

Isaiah: Behold the Conquering Servant King, Part 7

The Suffering Servant

Date:

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 6

Salvation Comes from the Lord, Not Worthless Idols

Date:

Speaker: John Leconte

Text: Isaiah 44:6-23

There is no other option to get to God except through God himself. Anything or anyone else is an idol.

Isaiah: Behold the Conquering Servant King, Part 5

Comfort in an Uncomfortable World

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Isaiah 40

God comforts us when we agree with His glorious goal, recognize that only His Word is permanent and when we behold Him.

Isaiah: Behold the Conquering Servant King, Part 4

Comfort and Joy in God’s Salvation

Date:

Speaker: Jose Troche

Text: Isaiah 25

As we navigate through the storms and suffering of this present time, we find comfort and hope by looking forward to a glorious day of Christ's return.

Isaiah: Behold the Conquering Servant King, Part 3

In Whom Do You Trust?

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Isaiah 8:11-9:7

Just as Isaiah and the faithful remnant trusted the Lord in difficult political times, so we are called to do also.

Men’s Gathering Panel Discussion- Jesus at Work: How Christ Views our Daily Work and Life

Date:

A panel comprised of Travis Earles, Corby Megorden, Doug Duberstein, Jamie Leach and Pat Ennis discusses how Christ views our daily work and life.

Isaiah: Behold the Conquering Servant King, Part 2

Spiritual Blindness

Date:

Speaker: John Leconte

Text: Isaiah 6

The Holy Spirit opens our eyes from spiritual blindness in order to see God in his holiness.

Isaiah: Behold the Conquering Servant King, Part 1

Religious Wickedness

Date:

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.

What To Wear This Summer

Date:

Speaker: Mark Mullery

Text: Colossians 3:12-17

Let's dress in the wardrobe God has picked out for us and purchased for us. And tying it all together, let's put on love.

Mission Weekend 2016

Meet Our Partners In Japan And Uganda

Date:

Enjoy this chance to hear brief reports from two of our most respected church-planting partners.

Mission Weekend 2016

Bible Story Telling To Point To Christ

Date:

Drawing from her years of experience in Afghanistan, Debra will share the Bible’s stories as a single narrative of the gospel.

Restless, Part 5

Direction

Date:

Speaker: Mark Mitchell

Text: Psalms 25

In times of trouble, God graciously guides those who wait for him and trust in his goodness.

Restless, Part 4

Happiness

Date:

Speaker: Jose Troche

Text: Psalms 103

Let us praise the Lord for his immeasurable steadfast love toward us, his people.

Restless, Part 2

Security

Date:

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.

Restless, Part 1

Peace

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Psalms 23

The LORD provides peace for me and protects me personally on my pathway all the days of my life.

I Am, Part 7

I Am the True Vine

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: John 15:1-11

We bear fruit for God's glory by abiding in Christ.

I Am, Part 6

I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life

Date:

Speaker: Jamie Leach

Text: John 10:1-6

Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in Jesus. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

I Am, Part 5

I Am the Good Shepherd

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: John 10:1-18

Jesus is the good shepherd who lays down his life for the sheep.

I Am, Part 3

I Am the Bread of Life

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: John 6:22-59

Jesus is the divine Son of the Father, the true bread who came down from heaven and died to give eternal life to everyone who will truly believe in Him.

Men’s Gathering

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Robin talks to the men about the importance of marriage.

I Am, Part 1

I Am the Light of the World

Date:

Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: John 8:12

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

Jesus’ Teaching On How To Pray

Date:

Speaker: Jose Troche

Text: Matthew 6:5-13

Jesus teaches his disciples and us how to pray eagerly: seeking the glory of God and humbly appealing to his sovereign care.

What Child Is This?, Part 2

The Servant King

Date:

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.

What Child Is This?, Part 1

God With Us

Date:

Text: John 1:1-18

Our holy God has come in human flesh to give us life and grace.

Saved and Set Free to Proclaim the Gospel

Date:

Speaker: John Leconte

Text: Luke 8:26-39

Through an encounter with Jesus Christ, God radically transforms lives, so that through them others know the good news about his kingdom. In Jesus Christ, we are saved and set free to proclaim the Gospel.

Exodus: Saved for God's Glory, Part 15

God Dwells With His People

Date:

Speaker: Don DeVries

Text: Exodus 40

God purposed to be with his people.

Exodus: Saved for God's Glory, Part 14

Blessed Reassurance - The Covenant Is Renewed

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Exodus 33-34

In spite of their failure, God renews the covenant and reassures His people. God's gracious covenant love is stronger than our sin.

Exodus: Saved for God's Glory, Part 13

The Golden Calf

Date:

Speaker: Mark Mitchell

Text: Exodus 31:18-32:35

The sin of idolatry is deadly serious but forgiveness is possible through God’s provision of an intercessor.

Building Marriages for the Glory of God, Part 1

Life, Marriage, and the Glory of God

Date:

Speaker: Keith Welton

This seminar explores foundational biblical principles that marriage is God's idea and it is good. Marriage is God's idea by creating male and female to fulfill His purposes together, by creating a helper fit for Adam, by giving away the first bride and by speaking marriage's design of a one-flesh union into existence. After laying the theological foundation for marriage, this seminar then explores what it practically means to "think together" as a couple.

Exodus: Saved for God's Glory, Part 11

Covenant Commitment

Date:

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.

Exodus: Saved for God's Glory, Part 10

The Ten Commandments

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Exodus 20:1-20

Are the ten commandments important to Christians today? Yes, they reveal the nature of God as well as his will for us.

Exodus: Saved for God's Glory, Part 9

Awesome in Holiness

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Exodus 19:3-25

Because God is awesome in His holiness, we need a mediator in order to be reconciled with Him.

Exodus: Saved for God's Glory, Part 8

You Yourselves Have Seen

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Exodus 19:1-6

God graciously invites us to keep His covenant so that He might delight in us and that we might bring Him glory.

The Singing God

Date:

Speaker: Sam Storms

Text: Zephaniah 3

God will never release His grip on your life. The love that moves Him to burst forth in festive gladness and to sing over you is unending and eternal.

Following Jesus: Being Disciples Who Make Disciples, Part 3

Called to Disciple One Another

Date:

Text: Ephesians 4:11-16

To reach our full potential as a church, each of us must disciple one another.

Following Jesus: Being Disciples Who Make Disciples, Part 2

What Disciple Making Looks Like

Date:

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.

Following Jesus: Being Disciples Who Make Disciples, Part 1

Being Disciples Who Make Disciples

Date:

Speaker: Mark Mitchell

Text: Matthew 28:16-20

Jesus’ authority over all things and his presence at all times means we can and must make disciples of all people.

Walking in the Light of Jesus

Date:

Speaker: Scott Redd

Text: 1 John 1:5-9

Let the Gospel of Jesus Christ be a light to you when all the lights go out.

Living in the Hope of God’s Love

Date:

Speaker: Mike Bullmore

Text: Romans 8:18-39

How do you get to the point of living in the good of God's love for us? He's provided everything we need in Romans 8.

Exodus: Saved for God's Glory, Part 7

Departure, Deliverance, and the Glory of God

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Exodus 12:37-14:31

Salvation is of the LORD, totally, entirely, and all for his glory.

Exodus: Saved for God's Glory, Part 5

The Plagues: God is Glorified in Salvation Through Judgment

Date:

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.

Exodus: Saved for God's Glory, Part 4

Trust and Obey in the Day of Trouble

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Exodus 5:22-6:13

Even when things look bad, God calls his people to trust and obey him because he is faithful to fulfill his promises.

Exodus: Saved for God's Glory, Part 3

The Call and Commission of Moses

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Exodus 3:1-4:17

Moses says, "I am not." God says, "I AM."

Exodus: Saved for God's Glory, Part 1

Even When Life Is Hard

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Exodus 1

We can trust God to fulfill his promises and to deliver his people even when life is hard.

Together in Christ

A Community Excelling in Love

Date:

Speaker: Mark Mitchell

Text: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Love is supreme. Therefore pursue love above everything else.

We Owe the Gospel to the Nations

Date:

Speaker: David Platt

Text: Romans 1:1-17

Possession of the gospel creates a sense of obligation to reach all peoples with the gospel.

Together in Christ, Part 6

A Community of One Yet Many

Date:

Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: 1 Corinthians 12:12-27

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

Together in Christ, Part 5

A Community Marked by God’s Spirit

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

The Holy Spirit empowers us to declare that Jesus is Lord and gives us gifts for our common good.

How Should We Think About Leaders?

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: 1 Corinthians 4:1-2

Leaders in the church are called to be servants of Christ and trustworthy stewards of the gospel.

Building Marriages for the Glory of God, Part 2

Embracing God’s Design

Date:

Speaker: Keith Welton

Text: Ephesians 5:18-31

Husbands and wives are both created equal in the image of God, and yet in the oneness of marriage they have different roles for glorifying God. This message expounds on those differences and explains how the gospel informs and motivates each in their specific roles.

Together in Christ, Part 4

A Community Joined and Built Together

Date:

Speaker: Don DeVries

Text: Ephesians 2:11-22

Christ's death brought us near to God and broke down the walls between us, creating a new dwelling place for God in the church.

Together in Christ, Part 1

Citizens Worthy of the Gospel

Date:

Speaker: Mark Mitchell

Text: Philippians 1:27-2:11

Christians live worthy of the gospel when they strive for unity, following the example of Christ.

Colossians: Christ is All, Part 12

Ordinary People

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Colossians 4:7-18

Because Christ is supreme, we can entrust our ordinary lives to him, and our ordinary tasks can have extraordinary meaning.

The Importance of Sound Doctrine

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Matthew 22:34-40

As your knowledge of God grows, so will your love for him.

Colossians: Christ is All, Part 10

Honoring the Lord in All Our Relationships

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Colossians 3:18-4:1

Trusting and obeying the Lord in our everyday relationships honors and glorifies Him.

Colossians: Christ is All, Part 8

How Then Shall We Live?

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Colossians 3:1-11

God’s rules enable us to live the Christian life for his glory.

Life Together, Part 4

Grace Giving

Date:

Speaker: Mark Mitchell

Text: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

God’s abundant grace toward us enables us to be abundantly gracious givers.

Life Together, Part 3

Serving One Another

Date:

Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: 1 Peter 4:7-11

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

Colossians: Christ is All, Part 6

Don’t Settle for Shadows

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Colossians 2:16-23

Because of who Christ is and what he has done for us, we should resist the temptation to find fullness of salvation in anything or anyone other than Jesus Christ.

Colossians: Christ is All, Part 2

The Preeminence of Christ

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Colossians 1:15-23

Christ is preeminent and supreme, so we must continue to entrust ourselves to the hope of His gospel.

Colossians: Christ is All, Part 1

Christ is All

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Colossians 1:1-14

God has given us great blessings through our trust in Jesus Christ.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 72

The Agony of Jesus in the Shadow of the Cross

Date:

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 71

As They Were Eating

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Matthew 26:17-29

Though it was the night he would be betrayed, Jesus instituted a meal that reminds us of the covenant of grace that God has initiated.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 69

Ultimate Truth, Ultimate Consequences

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Matthew 25:31-46

How we regard Jesus Christ in our beliefs and actions determines our eternal destiny.

Women of the Word Conference, Part 4

Workshop

Date:

Speaker: Kathleen Neilson

Text: Psalms 77

A final interactive session of digging into Psalm 77 together

Women of the Word Conference, Part 3

Psalms as Praise

Date:

Speaker: Kathleen Neilson

Text: Psalms 138

Psalm 138 gives us magnificent poetry for our praise, showing us how and why to worship the Lord even in the midst of trouble.

Women of the Word Conference, Part 2

Psalms as Prayer

Date:

Speaker: Kathleen Neilson

Text: Psalms 51

Psalm 51 does not just instruct us about how to pray; it offers us living and active words of prayer. As David lays bare his heart before God in this poem, we can take these words to heart and do the same.

Women of the Word Conference, Part 1

Psalms as Poetry

Date:

Speaker: Kathleen Neilson

Text: Psalms 56

David doesn’t just tell us to trust God in the midst of our fears; rather, he shows us the process of trusting, through lines of poetry.

Parables: Truth Hidden in Plain Sight, Part 4

The Mustard Seed and Leaven

Date:

Speaker: Mark Mitchell

Text: Matthew 13:31-35

The kingdom of heaven is marked by astonishing growth and unchecked influence according to God’s unfailing plan.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 51

When Sheep Stray

Date:

Speaker: Matt Maka

Text: Matthew 18:10-14

The way we treat a straying Christian is a big deal to Jesus.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 49

Jesus Trains His Disciples

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Matthew 17:14-27

Throughout this passage, Jesus is training his disciples. Even though his disciples don’t understand, Jesus still instructs them, and he doesn’t give up on them.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 47

Jesus’ Cross and Ours

Date:

Speaker: Kevin Rogers

Text: Matthew 16:21-28

Suffering precedes glory for Jesus and his disciples.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 44

The Heart that Honors God

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Matthew 15:1-20

The heart that honors God keeps traditions in their right place and avoids hypocrisy, trusting in God alone for righteousness.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 42

Wrong Ways to Respond to Jesus

Date:

Speaker: Mark Mitchell

Text: Matthew 13:53-14:12

Familiarity with Jesus without faith in Jesus is dangerous. So is knowledge about Jesus without knowing him. The remedy is to embrace the gospel of Jesus.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 41

When It Comes To Jesus, There Can Be No Neutrality

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Matthew 12:38-50

To avoid condemnation we must align ourselves with Jesus Christ by becoming his disciples, doing the will of the Father.

Standing Firm: A Recipe for Stability

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Philippians 4:1-7

The key to overcoming anxiety about anything is to pray about everything.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 39

God’s Chosen Servant

Date:

Speaker: Mark Mitchell

Text: Matthew 12:15-21

Jesus is the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy, the Messianic figure foretold by the prophet Isaiah and anticipated by the Jewish people.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 36

Come and Find Rest

Date:

Speaker: Mark Mitchell

Text: Matthew 11:25-30

We recognize and receive the kingdom of heaven through the gracious revelation of the Father, the exclusive agency of the Son, and his sincere invitation to the weary.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 34

Are You the One Who Is To Come?

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Matthew 11:1-9

Even John the Baptist had doubts about Jesus as Savior, but he went to Jesus for answers. What will you do with Jesus Christ?

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 29

Jesus Christ, Compassionate Lord

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Faith is like a lifeline thrown out to someone who’s fallen overboard. The one on the saving end of the line is Jesus. Your faith is what connects you to him.

Living Three Dimensional Lives

Date:

Speaker: Ken Sande

Text: Matthew 22:37-39

God created us to be three dimensional people, using our hearts, souls, and minds to be aware of self, others, and God.

What Christmas Creates, Part 4

Generosity

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

Generosity is giving rooted in the gospel. The generous giver produces abundant righteousness and strengthens the bonds of Christian love.

What Christmas Creates, Part 2

Servanthood

Date:

Speaker: Mark Mitchell

Text: Philippians 2:1-11

Christmas creates humble, sacrificial servants who follow Christ’s supreme example.

A Mighty Fortress is Our God

Date:

Speaker: Mark Mullery

Text: Psalms 46

Where do you turn when disaster descends? Confidence is possible because the invincible, invisible, eternal, almighty God is with you, disciple of Jesus.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 24

The Call to Discipleship

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Matthew 7:13-29

Jesus sets before us two destinies. He makes a call to discipleship, and it requires a choice. Will we follow him?

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 22

Ask and Keep Asking

Date:

Speaker: Mark Mitchell

Text: Matthew 7:7-11

Jesus promises that asking, and even asking again, is not futile because God honors persistence and he delights in giving good gifts.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 20

The Kingdom of God and the Anxiety of Man

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Matthew 6:25-34

Jesus commands his disciples not to be anxious because their heavenly Father cares for them and their heavenly Father knows what they need.

Worthy12, Part 6

Become Who You Are

Date:

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.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 8

You Are Salt and Light

Date:

Speaker: Mark Mitchell

Text: Matthew 5:13-16

Followers of Jesus Christ are salt and light, influencing and illuminating the world, putting on display good works that bring glory to God their Father.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 7

The Beatitudes

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Matthew 5:1-12

The Sermon on the Mount is Jesus' authoritative teaching about the way believers should live as members of the kingdom of heaven. The Beatitudes are both a summary of the sermon and a description of the privileges and responsibilities of followers of Jesus.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 5

The Temptation and Victory of Christ

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Matthew 3:13-4:11

Jesus overcomes the devil’s temptations on our behalf by passing the test that Israel failed.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 1

Introducing the Gospel of Matthew

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Matthew 1:1-17

Matthew is the story of Jesus Christ, a true story about a man unlike any other man who ever lived.

Malachi: Looking Back, Looking Forward, Part 2

Those Who Fear God

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Malachi 3:13-4:6

Those who fear the Lord can face the future with joy and confident hope.

Doing Justice and Showing Mercy, Part 3

Practicing Mercy and Justice Today

Date:

Speaker: Mark Mitchell

In this third and final class, we discuss principles for demonstrating mercy and justice today along with some associated challenges.

How Church Works, Part 6

The Deacons

Date:

Speaker: Mark Mitchell

Text: 1 Timothy 3:1-13

Deacons are qualified non-governing officers in the church who serve under the direction and oversight of the elders in areas of practical or mercy-related ministry.

Doing Justice and Showing Mercy, Part 2

The Importance of Showing Mercy

Date:

Speaker: Mark Mitchell

In this class, we explore the topic of mercy by looking at what the Bible has to say about wealth and possessions, the parable of the good Samaritan, and how mercy flows from God's character.

Doing Justice and Showing Mercy, Part 1

Understanding Biblical Justice

Date:

Speaker: Mark Mitchell

In this class, we explore the meaning and demonstration of biblical justice by surveying sections of Scripture, from the old testament narratives, wisdom, and prophetic writings to the new testament.

How Church Works, Part 4

The Elders: Shepherds and Overseers

Date:

Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: 1 Peter 4:12-5:5

We must face suffering in this world by entrusting ourselves to God and his church.

One to One Bible Reading, Part 2

How Can We Get Started with One to One Bible Reading?

Date:

Speaker: David Helm

Getting started is as simple as pray, ask, and meet. However, it isn't easy because asking and meeting requires putting to death fear.

One to One Bible Reading, Part 1

Why Should We Do One to One Bible Reading?

Date:

Speaker: David Helm

One to one Bible reading invites everyone to benefit from the total sufficiency, absolute authority, and dynamic potency of God's Word.

The Most Influential Preacher in Your Life

Date:

Speaker: Paul Tripp

Text: Psalms 42

You are always preaching some kind of gospel to you. What gospel are you preaching?

Relationships: A Mess Worth Making

Date:

Speaker: Paul Tripp

Text: 2 Corinthians 5:14-21

Hurt and conflict, somehow, someway, become the ingredients of all of our relationships. Learn why hope turns into disappointment and peace morphs into conflict, and discover how your relationships can be what they were designed to be.

Reading the Bible for All Its Worth, Part 4

Biblical Interpretation: Content and Application

Date:

Speaker: Don DeVries

The key to understanding the content of a biblical text is observation. Paying attention to sentence structure, verbs, conjunctions, and figures of speech will help reveal the meaning of a passage.

Reading the Bible for All Its Worth, Part 3

Biblical Interpretation: Literary Context

Date:

Speaker: Don DeVries

When the Biblical writers wanted to communicate the truths of God’s revelation, God’s dealings with His people and His redemptive plan, they carefully chose words and literary forms that would best convey their meaning.

Reading the Bible for All Its Worth, Part 2

Biblical Interpretation: Historical Context

Date:

Speaker: Don DeVries

Biblical interpretation engages a process to understand the inspired human author's original meaning and applies the biblical truths to our 21st century lives.

Reading the Bible for All Its Worth, Part 1

The Importance of Rightly Interpreting God’s Word

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Speaker: Don DeVries

Text: Psalms 19:7-11

Rightly interpreting the Bible guards us from error, bridges the gaps between us and the biblical writers, and - most importantly - leads us to a growing knowledge and love of Jesus.

Medieval Church History: 500 to 1000 AD, Part 3

Church and State

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Matthew 22:21

This class covers events including monastic reform at Cluny, the Investiture Controversy and the standoff between Hildebrand and Henry IV at Canossa. We also discuss the deepening division of Eastern and Western branches of the church that led to the Schism of 1054.

2 Peter, Part 9

Living While Waiting for the Lord’s Return

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Speaker: Mark Mitchell

Text: 2 Peter 3:10-18

Waiting with anticipation of the Lord's return leads to right living until he comes.

Medieval Church History: 500 to 1000 AD, Part 2

The Development of Christendom

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Matthew 16:18

This class covers the rise of the papacy and its relationship with the Frankish kings, especially Charlemagne. We also briefly discuss Islam.

Medieval Church History: 500 to 1000 AD, Part 1

Events That Shaped the Medieval Church

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Acts 17:24-27

Three factors played a part in shaping the contours of the medieval church: the decline and fall of the Roman Empire; the migration of barbarian (Germanic) tribes on Rome's northern border; and the civilization-preserving role of monasticism.

From Rubbish to Rescue

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Speaker: Matt Chandler

Text: Philippians 3:1-16

Don't simply put on the outward appearance of holiness, playing the Christian "game." Treasure Jesus Christ above all else to find true righteousness and power for a godly life.

2 Peter, Part 5

The Divine Origin of Scripture

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Speaker: Jerry Bridges

Text: 2 Peter 1:16-21

What is more sure than Peter's own experience of seeing Jesus in his majesty and hearing the voice of God on the mount of transfiguration? Christians find greater surety in the words of the Bible than any personal experience.

Orphan Care and Adoption

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Speaker: Russell Moore

Text: James 1:27

Dr. Russell Moore speaks on the various challenges faced by families who adopt and the wonderful calling to care for orphans as the people of God.

Stepping Away from the Ledge

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Speaker: Russell Moore

Text: Luke 4:9-13

Standing on top of the temple, the devil offered Jesus the opportunity to test his Father's love and power, to be assured of his future. Instead, Jesus entrusted himself to God whose ability to rescue was proven by the resurrection from the dead.

Wanting Food, Not Fathering

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Speaker: Russell Moore

Text: Matthew 3:13-4:4

Satanic powers want to destroy Christians by leading them to forget who they are in Christ and to tempt them to grasp for themselves the things they desire.

2 Peter, Part 1

The Stability of Our Times

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: 2 Peter 1-3

We live in a fallen world, an unstable world, a world of uncertainty. However, growing in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ is the antidote to that instability.

The Glue of Christian Unity, Part 3

The Word of Christ and Christian Unity

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Colossians 3:16-17

We truly worship God when we honor his word and show love for his children.

The Gospel: Power for Peacemaking

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Speaker: Ken Sande

Text: Colossians 1:6-11

Many Christians struggle with conflict because they constantly forget to "power up" the gospel. The gospel motivates peacemaking, and, through the gospel, Jesus models the essential elements of peacemaking.

Genesis: From Creation to Covenant, Part 3

From Flood to Babel

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: 1 Peter 3:18-22

This class looks at the period of the flood and its place in redemptive history. It reveals not only God's judgment on sin but the salvation of the faithful.

Genesis: From Creation to Covenant, Part 2

The Concept of Covenant and Basic Interpretations of Genesis 1

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Genesis 1:1-2:4

This class discusses the covenants in Scripture and then discusses three basic interpretations of Genesis 1: the literal 24 hour interpretation, the day-age interpretation, and the literary framework view.

Genesis: From Creation to Covenant, Part 1

God’s Covenant with Abraham

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Genesis 12:1-3

This session contains introductory material concerning the first book of the Bible and then takes a closer look at the gracious covenant God initiated with Abraham.

Raised with Christ: Experiencing the Resurrection Life, Part 2

United with Christ in Death and Resurrection

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Romans 6:1-14

The energy for the Christian life is to be found in the reality of the believer's union with Christ. Being in Christ means a believer is freed from slavery to sin and has new life through his resurrection.

Nehemiah: When God Revives His People, Part 9

Dedication and Celebration

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Nehemiah 12:27-47

God blesses his people with joy and gladness when they thankfully remember what he's done for them.

Nehemiah: When God Revives His People, Part 8

Revival and Recommitment

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Nehemiah 9:38-10:39

When God revives His people, they respond in grace-filled recommitment. They make the appropriate connections between their sins and the difficulties of their lives, and then commit to change, being distinct from the world by living in love.

God Gives New Beginnings

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Speaker: Ray Ortlund

Text: Psalms 85

What does God have for us when we have squandered his grace in the past? Psalm 85 gives us the answer: more grace.

Persecution and Heresy in the Ancient Church, Part 4

The Christological Heresies

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Galatians 4:4-5

In the fourth and fifth centuries, the church faced various difficulties in understanding the incarnation of Jesus, leading to the heresies of apollinarianism, nestorianism, and monophysitism.

Persecution and Heresy in the Ancient Church, Part 3

Gnosticism, Marcionism, and Montanism

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: John 1:1

This class examines some ancient heresies which threatened the church in the second and third centuries. Pressure from these errors led to the development of the canon of Scripture.

Pursuing and Practicing the Spiritual Gifts, Part 3

The Gifts of Healing and Tongues

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: 1 Corinthians 12:7

This class covers basic questions about healing including its underlying theology. The second section on tongues explores the biblical data on this unique gift and its purpose.

World Religions, Part 4

Hinduism

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Speaker: Mark Mitchell

This class is an introduction to the beliefs and important concepts in Hinduism.

World Religions, Part 3

Buddhism

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Speaker: Mark Mitchell

This class is an introduction to the origins, beliefs and basic practices of Buddhism.

World Religions, Part 2

Judaism

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Speaker: Mark Mitchell

This class is an introduction to the history, beliefs, and basic practices of Judaism.

Kingdom Life in a Fallen World

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Speaker: Matt Maka

Text: Matthew 6:25-34

The Father's provision frees us from anxiety so that we can seek the kingdom of God.

Ancient Church History, Part 3

Life in the Apostolic and Post-Apostolic Church

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Acts 1:8

In this session we examine the spread of the Christian faith and the development of the church as an institution. We also consider the works of the apostolic fathers and the apologists of the early 2nd Century.

Ancient Church History, Part 2

The Roots of Christianity - Roman, Greek, Jewish

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Galatians 4:4-5

The New Testament Church did not originate in a vacuum. The ground was prepared by the Roman, Greek and Jewish worlds.

Ancient Church History, Part 1

Overview, Orientation, and Philosophy of History

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

This class session is an introduction to the study of church history including a comparison of different philosophies of history.

The Doctrine of the Trinity, Part 5

Final Reflections

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Galatians 4:4-6

In this last session, we discuss the trinity as it relates to worship, prayer, love and inclusive language.

The Doctrine of the Trinity, Part 4

The Theology of the Trinity

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Matthew 28:19

In this session, we look in greater detail at the idea of one God in three persons. We also discuss the trinity distinguished ontologically and functionally.

The Doctrine of the Trinity, Part 3

The Historical Context

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Matthew 28:19

This session traces the historical developments of the doctrine of the trinity in the fourth century, giving attention to the Arian controversy and the role of Athanasius.

The Doctrine of the Trinity, Part 2

The Divinity of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Galatians 4:4-6

The New Testament teaches that Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit are divine.

The Doctrine of the Trinity, Part 1

The Doctrine of the Trinity

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Matthew 28:19

This first session discusses the proper approach to a study of the trinity and then searches the Old Testament to discover hints of the Trinity.

Preach the Gospel to Yourself

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Speaker: Don DeVries

Enrollment Fee Voucher

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How We Got the Bible, Part 3

The Canon of Scripture

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Luke 24:44

This session explores the historical development of the Old and New Testaments, along with a discussion of the Apocrypha.

How We Got the Bible, Part 2

Christ and Scripture

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: 2 Peter 1:19-21

This session discusses the central role of the apostles as witnesses to divine revelation.

How We Got the Bible, Part 1

Revelation and Scripture

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Romans 1:19-20

This session introduces and compares the categories of general and special revelation. God has spoken to us, and the content of his speech culminates in Jesus Christ.

How We Got the Bible, Part 4

Inspiration and Authority

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: 2 Timothy 3:14-17

This final session has to do with the origin of Scripture, its authority, and its self-attesting nature.

Business Ethics

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Speaker: Wayne Grudem

Dr. Wayne Grudem speaks on ethics in business, followed by a time of question and answer.

Business for the Glory of God

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Speaker: Wayne Grudem

Dr. Wayne Grudem speaks on business and morality, including a question and answer time.

Romans, Part 14

Practical Gospel Implications

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Romans 14:1-15:13

This passage presents us with the practical outworking of love based on a gospel foundation.

Romans, Part 13

The Church and the State

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Romans 12-13

In Romans 12 & 13 we see how believing the gospel and obeying the gospel are inseparable aspects of the gospel.

Romans, Part 12

The Place of Israel in God’s Plan

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Romans 11

Has God rejected His people?

Romans, Part 11

Why Has Israel Not Believed?

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Romans 9-10

Does predestination mean God is not faithful to the Jews, whom he called?

Romans, Part 10

Future Glory and God’s Steadfast Love

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Romans 8:18-39

Paul ransacks his imagination for all images that might pose a threat to the believer’s security and dismisses each of them.

Romans, Part 9

Life in the Spirit

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Romans 8:1-17

This is one of the great chapters in Scripture. It features the Holy Spirit, with references to Him fifteen times in the first seventeen verses alone. But, it has been remarked that the theme of the chapter is the absolute security of the believer, from the “no condemnation” of verse 1 to the nothing “will be able to separate us” of verse 39.

Romans, Part 8

The Christian and the Law

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Romans 7

Robin Boisvert teaches on Paul's subject of the law in his letter to the Romans.

Romans, Part 7

Union with Christ and Victory Over Sin

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Romans 6

Robin Boisvert teaches on our being one with Christ, and slaves to righteousness.

Romans, Part 6

How Should We Then Live?

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Romans 5:12-6:14

We died in Christ to the dominion of sin. In light of this, how should we then live?

Romans, Part 5

The Blessings of Justification

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Romans 5:1-11

To exult in God is to rejoice not in our privileges but in his mercies, not in our possession of him, but in his of us.

Romans, Part 4

Abraham: Justified by Faith

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Romans 4

Abraham was justified not by works but by faith.

Romans, Part 3

The Biblical Doctrine of Justification: How Can I Be Right With God?

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Romans 3:19-31

Why do we need to be justified?

Romans, Part 2

God’s Wrath and the Guilt of Mankind

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Romans 1:18-3:20

This section of the letter of Romans is a stinging indictment of the entire human race. All are under sin and are therefore under the wrath of God.

Romans, Part 1

Introduction and Overview - The Power of the Gospel

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Romans 1-16

Robin Boisvert gives an overview of the book of Romans and examines the Gospel as the power of God for salvation.

The History of the Reformation, Part 3

The Reformed Branch of Protestantism

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

What is the importance and significance of the Reformation branch of Protestantism?

The History of the Reformation, Part 2

Martin Luther and The Road to Worms

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

What is the importance and significance of Martin Luther within Reformation history?

The History of the Reformation, Part 1

The Protestant Reformation

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Robin Boisvert reviews the setting of the Protestant Reformation.

The Doctrine of Justification, Part 3

The Crucial Concept of Imputation: Paul and James on Justifying Faith

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Robin Boisvert teaches how the doctrine of justification has great relevance to us because it deals directly with our relationship with God.

The Doctrine of Justification, Part 2

The Ground of Justification

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Robin Boisvert teaches how the doctrine of justification has great relevance to us because it deals directly with our relationship with God.

The Doctrine of Justification, Part 1

The Doctrine Located and Defined

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Robin Boisvert teaches how the doctrine of justification has great relevance to us because it deals directly with our relationship with God.