Nov 27, 2016
What Will I Choose?
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We live in a world and a time that demands constant decisions for a host of situations.  How do we decide what is best?  What decisions are really important?  Pastor Tim helps us discern what is most necessary in what we choose.
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  • Nov 27, 2016What Will I Choose?
    Nov 27, 2016
    What Will I Choose?
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    We live in a world and a time that demands constant decisions for a host of situations.  How do we decide what is best?  What decisions are really important?  Pastor Tim helps us discern what is most necessary in what we choose.
  • Nov 20, 2016Uncommon Sense – Week 8 (Prodigal Sons)
    Nov 20, 2016
    Uncommon Sense – Week 8 (Prodigal Sons)
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    Stories define so much of our lives - the stories we're told, the stories we tell, the stories we live, and the stories we dream of.  Jesus knew this, and often taught those around Him using timeless stories of eternal truths.  And those truths many times flew in the face of conventional wisdom, contradicting common sense of those days and our days as well.  His truth was definitely Uncommon Sense.
     
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    Included video audio credit:  Timothy Keller (The Prodigal God)
  • Nov 13, 2016Uncommon Sense – Week 7 (Luke 15)
    Nov 13, 2016
    Uncommon Sense – Week 7 (Luke 15)
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    Stories define so much of our lives - the stories we're told, the stories we tell, the stories we live, and the stories we dream of.  Jesus knew this, and often taught those around Him using timeless stories of eternal truths.  And those truths many times flew in the face of conventional wisdom, contradicting common sense of those days and our days as well.  His truth was definitely Uncommon Sense.
     
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  • Nov 6, 2016Uncommon Sense – Week 6 (Money)
    Nov 6, 2016
    Uncommon Sense – Week 6 (Money)
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    Stories define so much of our lives - the stories we're told, the stories we tell, the stories we live, and the stories we dream of.  Jesus knew this, and often taught those around Him using timeless stories of eternal truths.  And those truths many times flew in the face of conventional wisdom, contradicting common sense of those days and our days as well.  His truth was definitely Uncommon Sense.
     
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    It's been said that the last part of our lives that we give control over of is our finances ... and this is a subject that Jesus (and the whole Bible) talks about quite a bit.  Jesus shares some uncommon sense that, where our treasure is,  this is where our heart is.  Where is my heart then?
  • Oct 31, 2016Uncommon Sense – Week 5
    Oct 31, 2016
    Uncommon Sense – Week 5
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    Stories define so much of our lives - the stories we're told, the stories we tell, the stories we live, and the stories we dream of.  Jesus knew this, and often taught those around Him using timeless stories of eternal truths.  And those truths many times flew in the face of conventional wisdom, contradicting common sense of those days and our days as well.  His truth was definitely Uncommon Sense.
     
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    Often we find ourselves concerned with how we appear to others - do they think I'm successful enough, pretty enough, tall enough, strong enough, religious enough?  And on, and on.  Jesus flips this thinking on its head, and we see Him tell us that our lives are not about how great other people think we are but should rather be about how we can best tell the story of Jesus' great news with all we've got.  And it is a story that we should be dying to tell the world!
  • Oct 23, 2016Uncommon Sense – Week 4
    Oct 23, 2016
    Uncommon Sense – Week 4
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    Stories define so much of our lives - the stories we're told, the stories we tell, the stories we live, and the stories we dream of.  Jesus knew this, and often taught those around Him using timeless stories of eternal truths.  And those truths many times flew in the face of conventional wisdom, contradicting common sense of those days and our days as well.  His truth was definitely Uncommon Sense.
     
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    Jesus said some remarkable things.  Sometimes, they were shocking, especially to those who ascribe to a "common sense" approach to the world.  Today we look at five times when Jesus bewildered his hearers with these simple words: You have heard it said, but I say to ...
  • Oct 9, 2016Uncommon Sense – Week 2 (Humility)
    Oct 9, 2016
    Uncommon Sense – Week 2 (Humility)
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    Stories define so much of our lives - the stories we're told, the stories we tell, the stories we live, and the stories we dream of.  Jesus knew this, and often taught those around Him using timeless stories of eternal truths.  And those truths many times flew in the face of conventional wisdom, contradicting common sense of those days and our days as well.  His truth was definitely Uncommon Sense.
     
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    Our world pushes us to be the best, to beat everyone else, to come out on top, with others below us.  And if we can't be the best, we at least should be better than as many others as we can ... and we bite and devour and destroy each other in pursuit of this. Jesus shares a very different way for us, a very different way to be part of His family and for how we treat each other right here and now.  Take another look at the Uncommon Sense of Jesus.
  • Oct 2, 2016Uncommon Sense – Week 1 (Money)
    Oct 2, 2016
    Uncommon Sense – Week 1 (Money)
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    Stories define so much of our lives - the stories we're told, the stories we tell, the stories we live, and the stories we dream of.  Jesus knew this, and often taught those around Him using timeless stories of eternal truths.  And those truths many times flew in the face of conventional wisdom, contradicting common sense of those days and our days as well.  His truth was definitely uncommon sense.
     
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    One topic that seems to make pastors and listeners equally uncomfortable was one that Jesus never shied away from ... in fact, He talked about it more than heaven and hell combined.  He talked about money.  Discover the uncommon sense of Jesus when it comes to what role money should play in our lives and how it may very well be the clearest window into the condition of our hearts.
  • Sep 25, 2016Sacred Sins – Week 4 (Fear & Worry)
    Sep 25, 2016
    Sacred Sins – Week 4 (Fear & Worry)
    Series: Sacred Sins
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    Sin is easy to spot ... in others.  We're all great sin-sleuths when it comes to the mistakes and shortcomings in those around us, but what about the sin that resides in ME?  That's a much more difficult endeavor.
     
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    This world is scary.  There are so very many things to worry about that we can easily become enslaved to avoiding and protecting against our many fears.  But God lets us know that He designed us for something much more than fear or worry.  We were designed to trust Him - trust Him to be WHO He is and to have done WHAT He's done.  If we do that, fear becomes enslaved to HIM.
  • Sep 18, 2016Sacred Sins – Week 3 (Consumerism / Gluttony)
    Sep 18, 2016
    Sacred Sins – Week 3 (Consumerism / Gluttony)
    Series: Sacred Sins
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    Sin is easy to spot ... in others.  We're all great sin-sleuths when it comes to the mistakes and shortcomings in those around us, but what about the sin that resides in ME?  That's a much more difficult endeavor.
     
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    What could be more American than ... consumerism?  We Thrive as a nation by producing, consuming, importing, exporting, and doing so more, and more, and more.  But is this the way God designed it to be?

    In 1981, a band called Black Flag recorded a song that carried these lyrics:  "Gimme, gimme, gimme - I need some more. Gimme, gimme, gimme - don't ask what for.  I know the world's got problems ...I've got problems of my own."  This song has been covered many times since, and it speaks to the heart of what we look at today, namely, that we can too easily be driven by a need to find our fulfillment in getting something more or in getting more of something.
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