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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. 

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.

 

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