How to Inherit Eternal Life, Part 1

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In this message, Dr. David Jordan shares from Luke 10:25-37 concerning the parable of the Good Samaritan and what it means to us today in our quest for living life to the fullest.

In this first part, Dr. Jordan discusses the lawyer's obsession with "justifying" himself, the geography between Jerusalem and Jericho, and this story's connection with Psalm 23.

 

7 Words of Truth

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In this message, Dr. David Jordan looks at Genesis 2:7, "then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being."

What are some truths embedded in our humanity and the human experience? They are summarized in seven words: Dust, Spirit, Naked, Afraid, Competition, Pride, and Blessing.

Listen in to hear what it all means...

7 Principles of an Engaging Church, Part 3

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In this message, Dr. David Jordan shares the last of a 3-part sermon series on the "7 Principles of an Engaging Church." We are striving to embody these principles as a community in the coming years and we hope you'll do your best to live from them as well!

These principles can best be remembered through the acronym: i.W.e.T.h.e.e. (Inviting, Welcoming, Evangelizing, Transforming, Helping, Encouraging, Engaging).

In this message, he speaks about being a HELPING, ENCOURAGING, and ENGAGING church.

 

David Gushee: Moment of Christian Stewardship

During the Sanctuary service this Sunday, former Interim Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. David Gushee, shared with us in a moment of Christian stewardship:

7 Principles of an Engaging Church, Part 2

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In this message, Dr. David Jordan and Rev. Kristen Koger shares the second of a 3-part sermon series on the "7 Principles of an Engaging Church." We are striving to embody these principles as a community in the coming years and we hope you'll do your best to live from them as well!

These principles can best be remembered through the acronym: i.W.e.T.h.e.e. (Inviting, Welcoming, Evangelizing, Transforming, Helping, Encouraging, Engaging).

In this message, they speak about INVITING, WELCOMING, EVANGELIZING, and TRANSFORMING.

7 Principles of an Engaging Church, Part 1

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In this message, Dr. David Jordan shares the first of a 3-part sermon series on the "7 Principles of an Engaging Church." We are striving to embody these principles as a community in the coming years and we hope you'll do your best to live from them as well!

These principles can best be remembered through the acronym: i.W.e.T.h.e.e. (Inviting, Welcoming, Evangelizing, Transforming, Helping, Encouraging, Engaging).

Best Laid Plans

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In this message, Dr. David Jordan shares with us from Acts 16:1-10 in a story about the missional plans of the early church and how they're creatively displayed throughout Acts. What can we learn from the early church's missional vision? How have Baptist missions reflected this? How might we reorient ourselves to demonstrate to others that God loves them?

Shut the Front Door

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In this message, Rev. Kristen Koger shares with us from Acts 12:6-17 about the story of Peter being miraculously busted out of prison by an angel. The story has some incredible parallels with that of Jesus during his last days. It also has a relevant, meaningful message for us today.

Struggling with Prejudice

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In this message from Dr. David Jordan, he shares the story from Acts 10:1-43 and speaks about the mutual hatred and tension between Peter (a Jew) and Cornelius (a Roman lieutenant). But God worked in both of their hearts to help them overcome their prejudice.

A poignant sermon fitting for the tension that exists in our country right now regarding the crisis at the border. What are we to do about those seeking asylum? How should we respond to refugees? What about families being torn apart? We must overcome fear and prejudice and move forward in love for the other.

 

Creative Conflict Management

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In this message, which kicks off our summer sermon series exploring the book of Acts, Dr. David Jordan shares with us from Acts 6:1-7. The early church was experiencing some conflict within its fellowship and came up with an effective way to address the problem. It's something we can learn from in our churches, businesses, and organizations today.

Reversal of Misfortune

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In this message, Dr. David Jordan shares with us from Acts 2:1-13 about the Holy Spirit filling the disciples at Pentecost, marking the birth of the New Testament church. For Baptists in the South, it is sometimes difficult to know what to do with this passage, but Dr. Jordan helps us understand it more clearly.

Broken Bread; Opened Eyes

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In this message, Dr. David Jordan shares with us from the Gospel of Luke concerning the disciples' encounter with Jesus on the road to Emmaus. What happens when we share a meal together? Why is the breaking of bread so symbolic? What do we see when our hearts come into alignment with God's?