Sermon Archive

Bold, unapologetic, and practical teaching each week at Life Church Austin, Texas.

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Generous Grace
Sunday, November 29, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

Today Pastor Brian talks about one of the effects of grace in our lives.

Love Where You Live: Part Four: Take a Step
Sunday, November 22, 2015 :: Tim Schlung

This Sunday we wrap up our sermon series called Love Where You Live: The Art of Neighboring.

Over the course of the series, we've learned how important it is to love our nextdoor neighbors, and we've talked about how to break down major barriers in order to do so. Now, we conclude the series with a call to put into practice all that we've learned. 

Love Where You Live: Part Three: Facing the Fear Factor
Sunday, November 15, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

We continue our sermon series called, Love Where You Live: The Art of Neighboring, and talk about one of the greatest challenges in getting to know our neighbors: The fear of getting sucked into their problems and issues. 

Love Where You Live: Part Two: Tackling the Time Tension
Sunday, November 8, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

OK. Jesus is clear. We are to love our neighbors. 

But you might be thinking, “My schedule is already packed! What if my life is already too full? Do I have time to be a good neighbor?”

This Sunday, November 8, we continue our sermon series called, Love Where You Live: The Art of Neighboring, where we tackle the time tension of neighboring. 

Love Where You Live: Part One: Taking the Great Commandment Literally
Sunday, November 1, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

The Bible contains 31,102 verses. There’s a lot of information in there!

Of all the important truths for our lives in the Scriptures, which ones are the most important?

This Sunday, we start our new sermon series called, Love Where You Live: The Art of Neighboring, where we will hear from Jesus himself regarding the most important commands in the Bible: Loving God and loving others. In fact, he says that “there is no commandment greater than these” (Mark 12:31).

It is easier said than done! Listen as we examine how to live out these great high-priority truths in our daily lives!

God at Work: Part Seven: Brighten Up the Workplace
Sunday, October 25, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

We conclude our sermon series called, God at Work and talk about one of the most important reasons God has place you in your job.

God at Work: Part Six: Common Good
Sunday, October 18, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

This Sunday, October 18, we continue our sermon series called God at Work and look at how God uses work in our world for positive change.

God at Work: Part Five: Called to Work
Sunday, October 11, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

According to Forbes Magazine, over half of all Americans are "unhappy" in their jobs. Are you one of them?

Maybe we are in the wrong job or have the wrong attitude about our job? We need to rediscover God's calling for our work.

This Sunday, October 11, we continue our sermon series called, God at Work and we look at the important topic of calling.

God at Work: Part Four: Integrity on the Job
Sunday, October 4, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

We mourn this week as ten people were killed and another seven injured Thursday after a 26-year-old gunman opened fire in a classroom at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. He singled out Christians. Please be in prayer for the families of the victims.

This Sunday, October 4, we continue our sermon series called, God at Work. This sermon talks about taking a stand on our convictions at work and in life, regardless of the consequences.

God at Work: Part Three: Why Work Is So Hard
Sunday, September 27, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

Monday through Friday are full of challenges. Work is a grind. For some it is a four-lettered word. 

This Sunday, September 27, we continue our sermon series called, God at Work and talk about why is work so hard.

God at Work: Part Two: Finding Worth in My Work
Sunday, September 20, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

We continue our sermon series called, God at Work and talk about a perspective on your work you may have never considered. 

God at Work: Part One: Jesus CEO
Sunday, September 13, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

Work.

The first two decades of our lives are spent preparing for it. Thousands of dollars for education are invested in it. At least half of our waking hours are consumed by it. For some it is a four-letter word, but for all of us work is a necessary part of our daily lives and often defines us.

Did you know that God has something significant to say about your job?

If you want to have meaning in your week and not just live for the weekends, listen to this weeks message, as we start a new sermon series called, God at Work, that will help you bridge the gap between Sunday worship and Monday work.

Taking Your Essential Spiritual Vitamins: Part Six: Pivotal Circumstances
Sunday, September 6, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

This Sunday we conclude our sermon series, Taking Your Essential Spiritual Vitamins. and talk about the last essential spiritual vitamin, one we never want to take! We discuss God using painful experiences to grow our faith. 

Taking Your Essential Spiritual Vitamins: Part Five: Providential Relationships
Sunday, August 30, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

This Sunday we look at one of the strongest faith-impacting factors available to us.

Taking Your Essential Spiritual Vitamins: Part Four: Personal Ministry
Sunday, August 23, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

This Sunday we continue our sermon series and talk about how to experience God's power in our lives.

Taking Your Essential Spiritual Vitamins: Part Three: Private Disciplines
Sunday, August 16, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

As we continue our sermon series, Taking Your Spiritual Vitamins, today's sermon is about how to grow your faith in your private life.

Taking Your Essential Spiritual Vitamins: Part Two: Practical Teaching
Sunday, August 9, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

Storms come into all of our lives. Is it possible to have big and great faith that enables us to withstand the storms of life?

As we continue our sermon series, we will talk about an essential spiritual vitamin that is key in strengthening our faith so we can face the storms of life.

Taking Your Essential Spiritual Vitamins: Part One: Great Faith
Sunday, August 2, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

What if you could have a healthy and strong faith? Imagine how different your outlook on life would be if you had absolute confidence that God was really with you. 

Imagine how differently you would respond to difficulties, temptations, and even good things if you knew with certainty that God was actively involved in your life?

In other words, imagine what it would be like to have great faith?

How do we grow our faith? Pastor Brian begins a new sermon series, that will overview the essential spiritual vitamins that need to be a part of our lives for us to have a healthy and strong faith.

God Moments
Sunday, July 26, 2015 :: Mike Kaply

It seems like when we get older, we start forgetting things. Where we placed our keys. Birthdays. Anniverseries. Sometimes we can even forget the things that God has done in our life.

This Sunday, we explore how we can make our memories of what God has done for us never fade.

Whole Gospel
Sunday, July 12, 2015 :: Keith Abbott

It's estimated that more than 4,000 churches in the United States close their doors every year. Between 2010 and 2012, half of all churches in the U.S. did not add a single new member. Each year 2.7 million church members fall into inactivity. Why is this? In the New Testament we see explosive growth. In today's church, no so much. Could it be that the church is only embracing half the Gospel?

This Sunday, we explore some of the shifts that must happen for the church to live out the whole Gospel.

Complete
Sunday, July 12, 2015 :: Chad Wright

The Bible says we are complete in Christ (Col. 2: 9-10 NKJV). Do you feel complete? As Christians we can often struggle with what it means to be complete in Christ and we end up in an exhausting loop of trying to earn God's love. This Sunday we explore how to get off that endless treadmill of trying to justify and learn to accept the gift He gave us. 

Living in God's Strength
Sunday, July 5, 2015 :: Tim Schlung

We've all seen it happen. Someone we know who was once following God so closely seems to give up. They burn out on the Christian life, and now they're living in a way that's indistinguishable from those who don't have a relationship with God. Each and everyone of us is in danger of this happening to us. Why does this happen and what can we do to prevent it? Today we explore God's plan for helping us to continue in our walk with him.

Real Men Love Jesus?
Sunday, June 21, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

A special Father's Day message for men! 

Overcoming One of the Greatest Challenges of the Christian Life
Sunday, June 14, 2015 :: Brian Lightsey

In this message, Pastor Brian talks about overcoming one of the greatest challenges of the Christian Life, which is to not be ashamed of our faith. 

This Changes Everything: Part Nine: Lostness
Sunday, June 7, 2015 :: Tim Schlung

A generous estimate concludes that there are nearly 2.2 billion Christians in the world. This is a seemingly impressive number. However, with a total of 7.1 billion people in the world this means that there are still nearly 5 billion people who are lost, and in need of a Savior.

 

This Sunday we conclude our series called, This Changes Everything, as we talk about overcoming the great problem of lostness.

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