love

06 The Exchange

06 The Exchange

Romans 1:26-32, 2:1-4

Fear

Fear

There is no fear in love…

Stronger

Stronger

the logos became sarx and tabernacled

Creating Worlds

Creating Worlds

our words create worlds

Prophecy

Prophecy

God has a plan for you life, and it's better. 

Tongues

Tongues

There is a reason that "tongues" are possibly the most divisive issue INSIDE the church today.

A Great Sandwich

A Great Sandwich

We often overlook the fact that sandwiched between the two most informative passages we get on "the gifts of the Spirit" is the most far reaching, famous passage about love in the entire Bible. This is intentional. 

eight: connection

eight: connection

connection is living a life of constant community with God. 

He is our supplier, who is as close to us as the air that we breathe.

Paint the World with Love

Paint the World with Love

The world is watching how the church will continue to respond to the issue of racism that is so evident in our world today. 

#1 In Christ

series: Love Incorruptible

title: In Christ (part one)

date: April 23, 2017

teacher: Jacob Bender

scriptures: Ephesians 1:1-4, Ephesians 6:21-24, Ephesians 3:20-21, Ephesians 4:1-3, Revelation 2:2-5

He is not here

series: a week to live

title: He is not here (Easter 2017)

date: April 16, 2017

teacher: Jacob Bender

scriptures: Mark 16:1-8, Mark 10:33-34, Isaiah 57:15

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#4 Loving our Neighbors

series: Neighbor(ing)

title: Loving Our Neighbors

teacher(s): Jacob & Dawn Bender

date: March 19, 2017

scriptures: Luke 10:30-37, Acts 2:42-47, Galatians 2:6, Galatians 2:9-10, James 1:27, 2 Corinthians 6:18, Isaiah 32:8

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#1 Loving God

series: Neighboring

title: Loving God

teacher: Jacob Bender

date: February 19, 2017

scriptures: Luke 10:25-28, John 12:5-7, Matthew 26:10-13, John 15:12-15, 2 John 4:10, 1 John 4:19, Exodus 33, Romans 8:15

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#6 Indifference

series: Thawing

title: indifference

teacher: Jacob Bender

date: February 12, 2017

scriptures: Revelation 3:14-20, Ezekiel 16:49, Matthew 25:45-46, Luke 16, Deuteronomy 27:19, Ephesians 6, 1 John 3:18

Jesus says to the church in Laodicea - "would that you be hot or cold... but because you are lukewarm, I will spit you out of my mouth!" -Revelation 3:15-16.

 Most of us growing up being taught: You should be one or the other… and we associate hot or cold as being GOOD or BAD… and the teaching is typically that being lukewarm means you are somewhere in the middle of good and bad... and with THAT framework we hear Jesus saying: you are lukewarm and because of that I will spit you out of my mouth! and That leaves people thinking that Jesus would rather a person flat out deny him… not serve him at all, than to serve him, we could say: “half heartedly” - but what does that even mean? 

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Church Bells still ring in Brooklyn

title: Church bells still ring in Brooklyn

teacher: Jacob Bender

date: December 25, 2016

scripture: Ephesians 2:19-22

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#12 Fasting

series: Red Letter City

title: Fasting

teacher: Jacob Bender

date: July 3, 2016

scriptures: Matthew 6:16-18, Hebrew 10:16, Proverbs 20:6, Matthew 9:14, Matthew 9:15, Matthew 3:17, Genesis 3, John 8:44


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#9 Love Your Enemies

series: Red Letter City

title: Love Your Enemies

date: June 12, 2016

teacher: Jacob Bender

scriptures: Matthew 5:43-48, Matthew 16, Matthew 18, Leviticus 19:18, Proverbs 24:17, Romans 12:21, Luke 22:36, Matthew 26:52-53, Luke 23:34, Luke 6:46, Matthew 22:34-40, Matthew 10:34-36, Revelation 19:15, Isaiah 49:2, Isaiah 11:4, Ephesians 6:17 (rhema), John 1:14, Hebrews 4:12 (logos), Romans 12, Psalm 23, Psalm 23:5

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#1 Why are we afraid?

series: Cultivate the Romance

title: Why are we afraid?

date: January 3, 2016

teacher: Jacob Bender

scriptures: 1 John 4:18-19, Psalm 2:7-8, Psalm 27:1, Philippians 2:3-4, Luke 1:28, Isaiah 9:2

Fear is an incredibly motivating factor in our world right now, and I have watched over the last several months especially, how fear has actually dictated the way that people treat one another. The way that they accept one another and welcome one another.

The bible has a lot to say about fear, because the reality is, nothing can possibly keep you from being what you are supposed to be in Christ, and nothing can possibly keep you from loving people the way you are supposed to love them in Christ, and nothing can possibly keep you from doing the thing which God has put on your heart to accomplish, more than fear. It has infected my brain in the deepest ways, has already caused some of my vision to flutter, it has gotten in the way of my love.

And if there is one thing that I am determined to do differently as your Pastor here at Courage Church this year, it is this, I am not going to let fear have a voice at the table. I am not going to let fear stop me from trying anything. I would rather strike out swinging, than by watching a home run pitch fly by me while I stand idle, knowing that was the one that had the potential to go over the fence. That had the potential to be the home run.

And I would encourage you to join me this year as you set your goals and you pray about your dreams and the God sized vision for your life,  to believe that in Christ, we can do anything.


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