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Collisions Part Six - Steering Clear of in Parenting: Parents & Children
Sunday, October 15, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

Toddlers to teens, to full grown adults, raising children is one of the most challenging tasks we have. It is also one of the most important responsibilities God has given us. How are parents to raise their children? Find out how to prevent collisions with your kids and what to do when they happen.

Collision: Part Five: Steering Clear of Collisions in Marriage: Covenant & Change: Ephesians 5:31
Sunday, October 8, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

The Scripture says that "those who marry will face many troubles in this life" (1 Corinthians 7:28). Too true!

Marriage is not easy. Have you ever noticed that? How do we stay married in a culture of divorce?

This is what we are talking about this Sunday as we continue our series, Collision. This sermon series is about how to steer clear of relational collisions in marriage, parenting, and work. 

Collision: Part Four: Steering Clear of Collisions in Marriage: Communication & Conflict: Ephesians 4:25-32
Sunday, October 1, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

The Scriptures say that “the tongue has the power of life and death" (Proverbs 18:21 - NIV).

Our words can bring life or death to our marriages and relationships.

This Sunday at Life Church we continue our series, Collision, and talk about communication and conflict in marriage. We will learn how to fight, Jesus style!

This sermon series is about how to steer clear of relational collisions in marriage, parenting, and work. 

Collision: Part Three: Steering Clear of Collisions in Marriage: Submission & Roles: Ephesians 5:21-33
Sunday, September 24, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

One of the causes of collisions in marriage is clashing roles. What are the roles of husbands and wives in marriage?

This sermon series is about how to steer clear of relational collisions in marriage, parenting, and work. 

Collision: Part Two: Steering Clear of Collisions in Marriage: Power & Submission
Sunday, September 17, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

There's one question, that if asked on a regular basis, will transform any relationship. Guaranteed. What is this one question? This sermon series is about how to steer clear of relational collisions in marriage, parenting, and work.

Collision: Part One: Steering Clear of Collisions in Marriage: Issues and Solutions: Ephesians 5:31-32
Sunday, September 10, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

Col·li·sion: an instance of one moving object striking against another. 

Collisions happen with our spouses, children, and on the job. They can result in a lot of destruction and collateral damage. 

This new sermon series, Collision, is about how to steer clear of relational collisions in marriage, parenting, and work. 

Barriers to Breakthroughs: Joshua 1:1-9
Sunday, September 3, 2017 :: Larry Lundstrom

Do you need a breakthrough in some area of your life?

Over and over God is reminding us that he is at work and he wants to use us – regular everyday, ordinary people. Yet, so often we allow barriers to keep us from clearly knowing and living out his greater purpose. 

This Sunday we will see how God moves us from barriers to breakthroughs.

Under Construction: Part Fourteen: Put on the New: Ephesians 4: 25-31
Sunday, July 30, 2017 :: Keith Abbott

We all have some old habits that need to die and be replaced with new ones. We continue our Under Construction series through the book of Ephesians, and look at the things we need to take off and the things we need to put on.

Finding My Fit: Ephesians 1:4-5, 11,18-20; 2:8-10
Sunday, August 27, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

Did you know that God handcrafted you for a specific purpose that he prepared in advance for you to do? Today we talk about finding where you fit in God's plan. 

Under Construction: Part Seventeen: Power for Living
Sunday, August 20, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

We conclude our Under Construction sermon series through the book of Ephesians, and talk about one of the key secrets to truly living out who God called you to be. 

Under Construction: Part Sixteen: Light Sleep: Ephesians 5:8-17
Sunday, August 13, 2017 :: Toby Tucker

It does not take much effort to realize that we are living in dark times. What it looks like to walk in the light? We continue our Under Construction sermon series  through the book of Ephesians, and look at how we can illuminate a dark world. 

Under Construction: Part Fifteen: Like Father, Like Son: Ephesians 5:1-7
Sunday, August 6, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

Ever notice how children imitate their parents? For good or bad, we tend to do what our parents did. If God is our ultimate Father, what does it look like to imitate him?

This Sunday
 we continue our Under Construction sermon series through the book of Ephesians, and see what it looks like to follow our Heavenly Father. 

Under Construction: Part Thirteen: Why and How of Change
Sunday, July 23, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

All of us have flaws. We are all under construction. Change can seem so hard, but it is possible.

We continue our Under Construction series through the book of Ephesians, and we talk about how you can change...and why you need to!

Under Construction: Part Twelve: Key to Maturity: Ephesians 3:1-13
Sunday, July 16, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

As a kid at times you might have been told, "Grow up!" All of us at some point do have to grow and mature. How do we mature in our faith?

We continue our Under Construction series through the book of Ephesians, and talk about a key to spiritual maturity.

Under Construction: Part Eleven: Expectation of Unity: Ephesians 4: 1-16
Sunday, July 9, 2017 :: Keith Abbott

Within the word community is the word, 'Unity'. In a world of tremendous diversity how can the church be unified?

We continue our Under Construction series through the book of Ephesians and look at a picture of the unity God desires we have with one another.

Under Construction: Part Ten: Building Blueprints
Sunday, July 2, 2017 :: Tim Schlung

NOT RECORDED, BUT SERMON NOTES ARE AVAILABLE

God's great mystery revealed is that all could be part of his family through Christ and through his church. This is the foundation of our Christian walk. But God wants us to build on our foundation, not leave it as is! This Sunday we gain a glimpse of what is to be built upon the foundation laid out for us in Christ. 

 

Under Construction: Part Nine: Final Blueprints Revealed
Sunday, June 25, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

Everyone likes a good mystery. Trying to unravel and reveal the secret is captivating. 

Did know that God has a huge mystery? And better yet, he has revealed it to us! Knowing it is an important part of our identity.

We continue our sermon series, Under Construction and talk about God's revealed blueprint! 

Living Strong: 1 Corinthians 16:13-14
Sunday, June 18, 2017 :: Keith Abbott

What does it mean to be strong? What does it mean to truly live strong? This Sunday's Father's Day message talks about Living Strong in Christ.

Under Construction: Part Eight: A New Humanity: Ephesians 2:11-22
Sunday, June 11, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

Many of the problems that we have in our world are a result of racial strife: caste clashes, genocides, ethnic cleansing, mass migrations of refugees, race riots, and the ever-present antagonism between the police and people of color. The United States has never been entirely sure what to do about race. What is the answer? This Sunday we continue our sermon series, Under Construction, and we see what God says about unity in diversity.

Under Construction: Part Seven: What You Were & What You Are: Ephesians 2:1-10
Sunday, June 4, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

The popular TV series The Walking Dead is about how to survive a zombie apocalypse. What do we do about the walking dead that are all around us? You might be one of them and not even know it! 

We continue our sermon series, Under Contruction, and examine God's hopeful antidote to counteract experiencing a deathlike existence. 

Under Construction: Part Six: Prayer for What You Need to Know: Ephesians 1:15-23
Sunday, May 28, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

In order to be built up and have the character of Jesus Christ, there are some things we need to know.

We continue our sermon series, and look at some essential need-to-know facts and the role of prayer in constructing identities of who God is calling us to be. 

Under Construction: Part Five: Sealed by the Spirit: Ephesians 1:13-14
Sunday, May 21, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

In constructing our identity, we have looked at the roles God the Father and God the Son play. What about the Holy Spirit? He seems mysterious to most of us. What is his part in forming us?
We continue our sermon series, Under Construction and look at the often neglected work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. 

Motherhood and Trust: Ruth 1:1-6, 19-21; 4:13-17
Sunday, May 14, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

Motherhood and trust go hand-in-hand! Motherhood is a wonderful trust that God has given to mothers, and it is essential that every mother learns to trust God with her life and children. This Sunday you can be encouraged by a biblical story of motherhood and trust. 

Under Construction: Part Four: Redeemed by the Son: Ephesians 1:7-12
Sunday, May 7, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

We know that Jesus died on the cross, but what all did that accomplish and how does his work of redemption help practically build you up into the person God is calling you to be?

This Sunday we continue our sermon series called, Under Construction. As part of the foundation of constructing your identity, we look at the difference of redemption. 

Under Construction: Part Three: Chosen by the Father: Ephesians 1:3-6
Sunday, April 30, 2017 :: Brian Lightsey

As children, we always wanted to be chosen for the sports team, drama part, or class project. No one ever wants to be unchosen! We never outgrow this.

We continue our sermon series called, Under Contruction. As part of the foundation of constructing your identity, we talk about how God has chosen you. 

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