Christians and Government

Ben Foust
Romans 13:1-7

In the midst of a tumultuous political environment, Paul commands the Roman Christians to obey their government.

Give Us a King

Dennis McCallum
1 Samuel 8-10

The time of the Judges is ending and the people clamor for a king like the other nations. Although God knows this will end badly for the Israelites, He agrees to their demand because He has a better king in mind for the future.

Who You Really Are

Kait Casassa
1 Samuel 8-10

It's easy for people to view their mental health diagnoses or traumatic histories as their identity. This session explores biblical identity and its power for lasting change.

Eagerly Waiting for the King

Ryan Lowery
Philippians 3:18-21

While still on Earth, Christians should view their identity as that of an ex-patriot--living in a foreign land, with our citizenship in heaven. This teaching goes through aspects of our thinking that should be controlled by our identity, instead of worldly perspectives. This will translate into a loving, serving lifestyle that stands firm on the word of God.

The Psychological Self

James Rochford
Philippians 3:18-21

Introduction to The Letter

Ryan Lowery
1 Corinthians 1:1-9

Despite the highly immoral culture of Corinth, a church was able to be planted there. A few years after leaving them, Paul writes to the Corinthians to set them straight on a multitude of moral issues and encourage them back towards the main message of Christ.

Basic Mind-set: Worldly or Godly?

Gary DeLashmutt
James 4:13-17

A worldly mind-set is autonomous, self-sufficient, and compartmentalized. A godly mind-set makes pursuing God's will over one's onw will a priority, acknowledges one's radical weakness, and follows God's will in all areas of one's life.

Spritual Adultery with the World-system

Gary DeLashmutt
James 4:1-10

James writes a blunt letter to bring his audience back to true spirituality. Their relational conflicts reveal a deeper issue of disordered desires and dysfunctional prayer-lives. Their love of the world-system has led them to be unfaithful to God. James calls them to restoration by returning to the Lord and rejecting the world-system's values. God will liberate them to live for Him and He will welcome them back into His loving presence.

The Big Picture

Jim Leffel
Titus 1:1-5

The world we live in, with its culture and values, shapes our ideals, values, goals, and understanding of ourselves and our place in the world. We can allow the world system to conform us to its values or we can live in a pleasing, counter-cultural way, grounded in truth, and lived out in ways that transform us and all whom we encounter.