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Discover the Life You Really Want: Part Four: How Do I Defeat the Obstacles? Overcoming the Difficulties: Numbers 13:25-33; 14:1-9
Sunday, February 19, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

We continue our sermon series, Discover the Life You Really Want. This sermon series maps out the process God takes us through to give us the life we really want. This week we talk about defeating the giants in our lives! 

Discover the Life You Really Want: Part Three: What Do I Do When There Are No More Options? Facing the Dead Ends: Exodus 14:10-16, 21-22, 31
Sunday, February 12, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

Ever face a dead end in your marriage, job, finances, or some other area of your life? 

On the road to our dream, sometimes the delays become so difficult that you exhaust your options. The situation seems to deteriorate to impossible. Hopeless with no way out and no alternatives left, you have reached a dead end. W
e continue our sermon series, Discover the Life You Really Want. This sermon series maps out the process God takes us through to give us the life we really want. This week we talk about facing the dead ends of life. 

Discover the Life You Really Want: Part Two: Why Is It Taking So Long? Handling the Delays: Genesis 16:1-2, 15-16; 17:1-5; 21:1-3, 5:22:1-14
Sunday, February 5, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

So God has given you a dream. What happens when the dream is not fulfilled when you want it to be? 

We continue our sermon series, Discover the Life You Really Want. This sermon series maps out the process God takes us through to give us the life we really want. This week we talk about handling the delays of life. 

Discover the Life You Really Want: Part One: What Does God Want for Me? Capturing the Dream: Genesis 12:1-5
Sunday, January 29, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

Most people want more out of life than what they are presently experiencing. Deep down inside they know that there has to be more to life than this.

The good news is that we don’t have to settle. You can discover the life that you really want. Jesus said, “My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.” We can experience this kind of life.

This Sunday we begin a new sermon series, Discover the Life You Really Want.  This sermon series will map out the process God takes us through to give us the life we really want.

Preparing for a Miracle: Mark 6:34-44
Sunday, January 22, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

Need a miracle in your life?

Someday you’re going to need one. At some point, you’re going to need a miracle – a financial miracle, a health miracle, a relational miracle, a spiritual miracle. 

This Sunday talk we look at one of the most famous and most witnessed miracles that Jesus Christ ever performed. We will see some key essentials in receiving God’s miracles in our lives. 

Reframing: Staying
Sunday, January 15, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

This Sunday, we conclude our sermon series, Reframing and we talk about staying power to keep you engaged in what God has called you to do! 

Reframing: Serving
Sunday, January 8, 2017 :: Chad Wright

Why do you do what you do? What if there is a greater motivation for all your expended energy and efforts? 

This new series, Reframing, will challenge you to view your beliefs and actions differently. 

BAM New Year: Proverbs 21:5 ; 29:18
Sunday, January 1, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

This is a  message from Pastor Brian about having a BAM New Year, setting goals that are Benefical, Attainable and Measurable. 

He Will Be Called: Part Two: Everlasting Father & Prince of Peace: Isaiah 9:1, 6
Sunday, December 18, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

This Sunday, December 18th, we continue our Christmas sermon series, He Will Be Called and hear a warm message about what the name of Christmas really means! You will gain a new and relevant perspective on the coming Christmas.

He Will Be Called: Part One: Wonderful Counselor & Mighty God: Isaiah 8:22; 9:1,6
Sunday, December 11, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

There are many names for Jesus, but what do they really mean? Today we begin our Christmas sermon series, He Will Be Called. We discover why Jesus is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. You will gain a new and relevant perspective on the Savior who was born in a manger over 2,000 years ago. 

Unforgiving: Part Four: Why Does a Person Forgive? Philemon 19-25
Sunday, December 4, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

This Sunday we conclude our sermon series through the New Testament Book of Philemon called, Unforgiving. Christian intellectual C.S. Lewis once said, “We all agree that forgiveness is a beautiful idea until we have to practice it.” In other words, it’s easier said than done. Forgiving can be hard to do. What drives us to forgive? In this sermon we will talk about motivations for forgiveness.

Unforgiving: Part Three: How Does a Person Forgive?: Philemon 8-18
Sunday, November 27, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

Holidays can bring up relational strife. When there is conflict, forgiveness is not easy. How do we do it?

We continue our sermon series through the New Testament Book of Philemon called, Unforgiving, and talk about the practical actions of forgiveness.

Unforgiving: Part Two: What Kind of Person Forgives? : Philemon 4-7
Sunday, November 20, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

Forgiveness is not easy. Do you find it hard to forgive? What does a forgiving character look like?

We continue our sermon series called, Unforgiving, and we  talk about what kind of person forgives.

Unforgiving: Part One: Living Lessons on Forgiveness: Philemon 1-3, 10-11
Sunday, November 13, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

When we’re mistreated, it’s often difficult to move beyond the loss and pain. It’s not easy to forgive.

However, unforgiveness can be unforgiving, binding us in bitterness.

This Sunday, we start a new sermon series called, Unforgiving, where we will walk through the brief New Testament book of Philemon and experience a classic story about the freedom found in forgiveness.

Honeydew: Malachi 3: 6-12
Sunday, November 6, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

Do you like honeydews? We don't mean a chore list a wife gives her husband! We mean sweet green melons.

This Sunday, November 6, at Life Church, the message is called Honeydew. View this video message by Pastor Brian about Honeydew.
 

Jesus for President: Part Six: Jesus Rules: John 8:31-36, 56-59
Sunday, October 23, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

All the debates are over. The election is just 18 days away, on November 8th. What will happen?

This Sunday we conclude our sermon series, Jesus for Presidentwith a special message about Jesus. We talk about why the day after the election will be a great day!

Jesus for President: Part Five: Civic Christianity: Titus 3:1-9, 14
Sunday, October 16, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

As Christians, we are called to live "in" this world, but not be "of" this world. How do we do this?

How do we live as both Christians and citizens of this country?

This Sunday we continue our sermon series, Jesus for President and talk about our role as citizens, including some practical voting tips.

Jesus for President: Part Four: Is America a Christian Nation? John 8:31-32
Sunday, October 9, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

The late Jerry Falwell once said, “I believe America has reached the pinnacle of greatness unlike any nation in human history because our Founding Fathers established America’s laws and precepts on the principles recorded in the laws of God including the Ten Commandments. God blessed this nation because in its early days she sought to honor God and the Bible, the inerrant Word of the living God.” 

Is this true? Were we founded as a Christian nation?

This Sunday, we continue our sermon series, Jesus for President and talk about whether America is---or ever was---a Christian nation.

Jesus for President: Part Three: God & Government: Romans 13:1-7
Sunday, October 2, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

There is a lot of talk this election season about what government is supposed to be doing. What are the responsibilities of government?
 
We continue our sermon series
, Jesus for President and
 see what the Bible has to say about the role of government in our lives.

Jesus for President: Part Two: Jesus or Caesar?: John 18:33-40 & Matthew 20:20-28
Sunday, September 25, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

Is the government the answer to the great problems of our day?

We continue our new sermon series, Jesus for President. We talk about the kingdoms of this world in relation to the kingdom of God, and ask the important question of whether our government can save us?

Jesus for President: Part One: Political Posture: Matthew 22: 15-22, 34-40
Sunday, September 18, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

The 2016 presidential election is turning out to be the most unique and controversial in years. 
 
In this politically-charged climate, what are we to do? 
 
This Sunday we begin a new sermon series at Life Church called, Jesus for President. We will not endorse any candidate, but we will talk about our relationship with God and government along with a biblical and practical approach to the election. 

Operation CARE: Acts 6:1-7
Sunday, September 11, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

In a family, care is so important. We take care of each other. What does this look like in a church family?

This Sunday, September 11th, Pastor Brian looks at Acts 6:1-7 and delivers an important message about CARE in the church. 

Love Where You Live: Day of Service on October 30th
Sunday, September 4, 2016 :: Tim Schlung

On Sunday, October 30, Life Church will be partnering with many other local churches to go out into Leander and surrounding cities, to serve in the name of Jesus. This message talks about the 4 key reasons as to why we are doing this. 

In Joy: Part Thirteen: Joy In Provision: Philippians 4:10-23
Sunday, August 28, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

This Sunday Pastor Brian wraps up our summer series through the Book of Philippians called In Joy, and talks about how God meets our needs. 

In Joy: Part Twelve: Joy In Peace: Philippians 4:4-9
Sunday, August 21, 2016 :: Toby Tucker

True joy can be experienced in authentic peace, yet, for many, the word peace is as difficult to find as it is to define. What does the word peace mean to you?  Where does it originate? Do you have true peace?

This Sunday we continue our sermon series through the book of Philippians called In Joy. We discuss the way we are united and how to resolve conflict in our church and relationships. 

 

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