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Jesus for President: Part Two: Jesus or Caesar?: Matthew 22:15-22, 34-40
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. 

In Joy: Part Eleven: Joy In Unity: Philippians 4:2-3
Sunday, August 14, 2016 :: Keith Abbott

Have you ever noticed that the word UNITY is found in the word COMMUNITY? Unity is crucial to the church and conflict resolution is an essential part of establishing and sustaining it.

 

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

 

In Joy: Part Ten: Joy In Focus: Philippians 3:17-4:1
Sunday, August 7, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

Our joy can greatly be affected by where we place our focus. What are you looking at?

We continue our sermon series through the book of Philippians called In Joy, and talk about how our focus can increase our joy. 

In Joy: Part Nine: Joy In Winning: Philippians 3:12-16
Sunday, July 31, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

We continue our sermon series through the book of Philippians called In Joy and talk about how to win the race of life!

In Joy: Part Eight: Joy In Gospel: Philippians 3:12-16
Sunday, July 24, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

This Sunday we continue our sermon series through the book of Philippians called In Joy. We hear a very important message from Pastor Brian about how religion is not the answer when it comes to being right with God and having joy.

In Joy: Part Seven: Joy In Attitude: Philippians 2:14-18
Sunday, July 17, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

Do you know someone who is a grumbler or complainer or just has a bad attitude?

We continue our sermon series through the book of Philippians called In Joy. Pastor Brian teaches on what the Bible has to say about how to have a good attitude! 

In Joy: Part Six: The Joy of Salvation: Philippians 2:12-13
Sunday, July 10, 2016 :: Keith Abbott

In every relationship there are two people. Each side is involved in making the relationship vibrant and fulfilling. What about our relationship with God? What is our contribution and what is His?

We continue our sermon series through the book of Philippians called In Joy. This message is about finding joy in our salvation as we understand our part and let God do His.

A New Kind of Freedom
Sunday, July 3, 2016 :: Tim Schlung

While it's good to celebrate the freedoms that we have in our country, it's even more important to celebrate the freedom that we have in Christ. In today's sermon we learn how freedom in Christ can profoundly impact our lives...if we're willing to take the necessary risks to live out that freedom. 

In Joy: Part Five: Joy In Humility: Philippians 2:1-11
Sunday, June 26, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

This week we continue our sermon series through the book of Philippians called In Joy and talk about your greatest friend and your greatest foe when it comes to joy. 

In Joy: Part Four: Joy In Manhood: Philippians 2:19-30
Sunday, June 19, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

What does it mean to be a man? Being a male is a matter of birth, but being a man is a matter of choice. What does God say a man is?
 
This Father’s Day we continue our sermon series through the book of Philippians called In Joy, and  look at some characteristics that make up a strong man. 

In Joy: Part Three: Joy In Suffering: Philippians 1:12-30
Sunday, June 12, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

Human suffering is one of the most painful realities of this world. Hurt is all around us. No one is exempt from the pain that comes with living on this earth.

This Sunday, June 12, we continue our sermon series through the book of Philippians called In Joy, and hear a challenging message about the relationship between joy and suffering and how to face the difficulties of life.

In Joy: Part Two: Joy In Partnership: Philippians 1:3-11
Sunday, June 5, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

We continue our sermon series through the book of Philippians called In Joy, and talk about an important key to joy. 

In Joy: Part One: Joy In Christ Jesus: Philippians 1:1-2
Sunday, May 29, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

"I just want to be happy.”

People are consumed by the passionate pursuit of happiness. As we look around, we’re surrounded by bad news and heavy hearts are everywhere.

Few needs are greater today than our need for joy – unexplainable and uncontainable, contagious and outrageous joy.

This sermon series, called In Joy will take us through the New Testament book of Philippians, and will offer us some insights on experiencing true joy regardless of the circumstances we face. 

You Are Here: Part Two: The Places We Go
Sunday, May 22, 2016 :: Keith Abbott

Living in the present can be difficult in today’s world. Our hearts and minds wander and we miss moments and relationships right before our eyes. So where are we if we aren’t living in the present? How do we come back? This Sunday we finish our series "You Are Here" with a message entitled: The Places We Go.

You Are Here: Part One: Understanding Time
Sunday, May 15, 2016 :: Keith Abbott

In today’s world, our minds are often everywhere except in the moment where we need them to be. Days, months, and years pass by like a blur and we don’t know where the time went. Today we be begin a two-part series that deals with living in the present entitled, "You Are Here."

Greatest Need of a Mother
Sunday, May 8, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

This week we talk about the greatest need of a mother.

Enough
Sunday, May 1, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

On a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being little and 10 being much, how satisfied are you right now with life? 

Ever feel like you don’t have enough? Enough money, enough patience, enough energy, enough contentment?

This Sunday, May 1, we  talk about having...enough.

The Cross and the Crescent: Part Four: Response to Islam
Sunday, April 24, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

Muslims live in our neighborhoods, sit by us at work, and attend school with our children. Some Muslims are also responsible for continuing evil acts of terrorism throughout our world.

What is our response?

This Sunday, April 24, we conclude our sermon series, The Cross and the Crescent and discuss how, as Christians, we are to respond to Muslims. 

The Cross and the Crescent: Part Three: Beliefs of Christianity and Islam
Sunday, April 17, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

Do you know what Muslims believe? Do you know what Christians are supposed to believe? According to Barna Research, 81% of Christians in America lack a biblical worldview. Do you know the beliefs of the Christian faith? 

This Sunday, April 17th, we continue our sermon
 series, The Cross and the Crescent and talk about basic Christian and Islamic beliefs and how we are different. 

The Cross and the Crescent: Part Two: Contemporary Islam
Sunday, April 10, 2016 :: Brian Lightsey

We often hear people assert that Islam is a religion of peace, yet terrorists commit evil acts in the name of Allah. What is going on?

This Sunday, April 10th, we continue our sermon
 series, The Cross and the Crescent and look at the state of contemporary Islam. 

 

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Shame is the most destructive emotion for most people; yet, it is the least talked about. This class will discuss what shame is, techniques for healing our shame, and how to develop shame resilience while practicing courage, compassion, and connection. Brene Brown's book, 'I Thought It Was Just Me, But It Isn't' will be used to guide the discussion. For more information, contact: Mike Bass (mrbass@austin.rr.com) Length: 7 Sessions
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Whether your marriage is healthy or hurting, come enjoy a fun and enlightening study based on famed author, Gary Chapman’s book and conference The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted. Be reminded of, or learn for the first time, biblical and practical principles that strengthen a marriage no matter what stage it’s in. For more information, contact: Aaron & Emily Benick (anbenick@yahoo.com) Length: 5 Sessions
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Come at 6:30pm every Wednesday evening for a time of prayer and thanksgiving as we pray for each other, our church, our community, and our nation. Childcare is available at no cost. For more information contact Lisa Gant (prayer@yourlifechurch.org).
Oct 05 6:30p
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Healing Shame
Shame is the most destructive emotion for most people; yet, it is the least talked about. This class will discuss what shame is, techniques for healing our shame, and how to develop shame resilience while practicing courage, compassion, and connection. Brene Brown's book, 'I Thought It Was Just Me, But It Isn't' will be used to guide the discussion. For more information, contact: Mike Bass (mrbass@austin.rr.com) Length: 7 Sessions
Oct 05 6:30p
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Financial Peace University
This class will help you get your finances in order and learn things like how to get out of debt, live on a budget, and save for retirement. For more information, contact: Mike Kaply (mike@kaply.com) Length: 9 Sessions
Oct 05 6:30p
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The Marriage You've Always Wanted
Whether your marriage is healthy or hurting, come enjoy a fun and enlightening study based on famed author, Gary Chapman’s book and conference The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted. Be reminded of, or learn for the first time, biblical and practical principles that strengthen a marriage no matter what stage it’s in. For more information, contact: Aaron & Emily Benick (anbenick@yahoo.com) Length: 5 Sessions

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