Do you tend to be a rule-keeper or a rule-breaker? How do rules and laws relate to right and wrong? What is right and wrong, anyway? In the fourth message in our series Stuff Christians Believe we see what the Bible has to say about living a righteous life. Hint: It’s not about following the rules!
What is the meaning of life? Philosophers have spent lifetimes debating and arguing that very question. The world has many ideas about why we exist, but they all fall short in some way. In this third message from the Stuff Christians Believe series, I examine how the Bible answers the question, Why am I here?
The word “Christian” has almost completely lost its meaning in today’s world. What does it mean to be a Christian? What do Christians believe? What values do we hold? What are some of the things Christians do? We started a new series that will weave in and out over the next couple of years as we explore what it really means to be a Christian. It begins with what we believe, specifically what we believe about God. That is the fundamental question of life, because what you believe about God determines everything else. Join us as we explore some basic Christian beliefs over the next five weeks.
Easter Sunday at LakeView Church! This special service included baptisms, music, and a message. We concluded our series through the Gospel of Mark, which is a “choose your own adventure” Gospel. As he brings his powerful story of Jesus to a close in Mark 16:1-8, Mark challenges us to choose our own adventure when it comes to following Jesus.
We continue to learn from the Gospel of Mark during another week in the Who is This Man? series. The passage is Mark 15, the trial and crucifixion of Jesus. As we see what Jesus endured on the cross, we’ll see how everyone around Jesus responded and reacted to Him, and we’ll be challenged with the question: What is my response to the crucifixion?
We continued the series through Mark’s Gospel. In Mark 14:32-52, Jesus goes to the Garden of Gethsemane with His disciples to spend the night in prayer. It was there He faced His darkest hour, the moment at which He began to experience separation from God the Father. As we see Jesus face the dark night of the soul, we’ll discover the way through (not around) suffering in our own lives.
We looked at Mark 8:27-9:1, the passage where Jesus says, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves, take up their cross, and follow me.” What does mean for us today? We’ll see that when it comes to following Jesus, we’re either all in or all out… are you all in?