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When you're talking about villains in the Bible, there's really only one place to start...and that's with the man who betrayed Jesus, Judas Iscariot. ​But even though Judas committed one of the most villainous acts in history, there is an important lesson he can teach us to make sure we don't become the villains in our own stories. We all need to r…
 
A dollar bill is quite possibly the most recognizable form of currency in the world...and that means that a dollar bill is was made to be spent (whether we spend that dollar immediately or save it for the future). But there are two ways to think about every dollar that we spend. We can think about how much something costs us, or we can think about …
 
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began more than 19 months ago, we have all faced uncertain times. And, when we're not sure what the future holds, it's easy to be afraid. ​But even though no one can tell you exactly what the future holds for your family, your job, or your life; we can look back over the last 19 months and see that God has been with us t…
 
There are a lot of words that people use to describe the Bible. You'll hear people talk about the Bible being all-knowing, all-seeing, infallible, and our first and last line of defense against the darkness of this world. ​But is that really what the Bible is? In this sermon, we'll be exploring some of the things that we say about the Bible, and we…
 
There are people out there that will try to convince you that all you have to do to be a Christians is say a little prayer. They'll tell you that once you pray this prayer, Jesus will come into your life and then everything in your life will be perfect from that moment forward. ​But there's more to being a Christian than saying a prayer. In this se…
 
It's been said that being smart means you know a tomato is a fruit, but being wise means that you know better than to put a tomato in a fruit salad. What this little joke tells us is that there is a difference between knowing something and applying something. ​Throughout this series, we've covered a lot of information. But this week, we'll see how …
 
If you grew up in church, you probably remember the little rhyme and hand motions that taught you about the church. It went something like: Here is the church. Here is the steeple. Open the doors and see all the people. ​Now, that's a cute little game to play with kids...but the church is so much more than a building where Christians meet. So, this…
 
When we talk about what we, as Christians, believe, we have to talk about God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit. And that also leads us to talk about the Trinity. But let's just be honest here, the doctrine of the Trinity can be pretty confusing - because basic math tells us that 3 cannot equal 1 and 1 cannot equal 3. But the idea of the …
 
As Christians, when we talk about God, it's not too hard to talk about God the Father and God the Son. But when it comes to God the Spirit - or the Holy Spirit - it gets a little trickier. As a matter of fact, trying to explain the Holy Spirit can feel about as productive as nailing Jell-O to the wall. ​But just because it's not always easy to talk…
 
With more than 2.3 billion Christians worldwide, it's safe to say that you'll find Christians all across the theological spectrum. You'll find Christians who are more conservative and Christians who are more progressive. You'll find Christians who are more charismatic and Christians who are more reserved. ​But when it comes to what we, as Christian…
 
There are roughly 7.9 billion people in the world today. About 30 percent of these people - or roughly 2.3 billion people - call themselves Christians. Based on these numbers alone, it's hard to imagine we could all agree on anything...let alone something as big as God. But we do. ​In this sermon series, inspired by the Apostles' Creed, we'll be ex…
 
When you sit back and watch the incredible displays of athleticism at the Olympics, it's easy to feel a little inferior. No matter how hard we try, we'll never be on the same level as Simone Biles, Katie Ledecky, or any of the other athletes who competed in this year's games. ​Fortunately for us, our value as human beings doesn't come from our athl…
 
There are times in life when we all feel discouraged. We might feel discouraged because of something happening with our health, in our family, or at our job. And when we feel discouraged, we're all tempted to give up. ​But in this sermon, we'll hear the remarkable story of a future gold medalist who almost walked away from his sport because of a de…
 
From the original Dream Team to Vitaly Scherbo, the 1992 Olympic Games featured some of the greatest athletes to ever compete in the Olympics. But the most memorable moment from these games didn't happen on a basketball court or during the gymnastics competition. The most memorable moment from these games happened on the track...and it featured an …
 
If you've spent much time around a church on Sunday morning, then you probably have an idea of what worship is all about. Worship is about singing songs, saying prayers, collecting an offering, and listening to a sermon...right? Well, even though all of these things are part of our regular worship services, they are not what worship is all about. W…
 
For many of us, when we think about rest, we think about lounging around on the couch all day while we scroll through social media or binge watch something on Netflix. But that's not exactly what rest means. Rest is about rejuvenating our body, mind, and spirit so that we can live out God's purpose for our lives. ​But how do we do that? How do we f…
 
Work. We all have to do it, don't we? We have to earn a living so we can put food on the table, clothes on our backs, and a roof over our heads. But, for many of us, work is more than simply what we do...work has become part of who we are. But our identity is not defined by the work that we do. Our identity comes from God. And, although our jobs ar…
 
There are times when we pray when it sounds like God is little more than our Amazon Wish List. We constantly make requests of God, asking God to do more and more for us. But, when we pray, we can't lose sight of who we are praying to. When we pray, we are entering into the presence of the God who created the heavens and the earth and everything in …
 
Have you ever noticed that some people sound completely different when they talk to God than they do when they talk to other people? Sometimes they talk to God and sound like they're reading from the King James Version of the Bible or like they've just discovered a Thesaurus. ​But God doesn't care how elegant our prayers sound. What God really care…
 
Often when we talk about prayer, we say that we will pray for someone or something. But when you for someone or something, how many times do you really pray for them? If you're like many people, praying for someone or something means that you might pray about it once or twice. But what if God wants us to do more than just pray for? What if God want…
 
One of the most common definitions that you'll hear for prayer is that prayer is talking to God. And this means that many of us do all the talking when we pray. But prayer is really a two-way street. So a better definition is that prayer is talking with God. So, when we pray, we need to learn to do a better job of listening to God. In this sermon, …
 
As life begins to return to normal, many of us feel anxious about what the future holds. Whether it's taking off our masks, getting on an airplane, or eating inside a crowded restaurant again; there's a little to feel anxious about. So what do we do when we experience these occasional bouts of anxiety? What do we do when we feel like things are bey…
 
One of the biggest reasons that we don't fight fair with the people we love the most is that we have unrealistic expectations for the other people in our lives. We expect that everyone around us won't make mistakes or mess up. So, when we find out that our relationships aren't perfect, we can take it out on the people we're supposed to love. But, i…
 
You can't really fix a problem if you don't know what the problem is. But, when it comes to fighting with our family, we're often afraid to address a problem head-on. Instead, we behave in passive-aggressive ways hoping that the people we love the most will just magically know what's going on in our heads. But that's never going to happen. So, if w…
 
There's an old cliche that says there are three sides to every story - your side, their side, and what actually happened. One of our biggest problems when it comes to fighting fair is that we forget that not everyone sees things from the same perspective. In this sermon, we'll be reminded that we all see things differently. And we'll be talking abo…
 
Over the last year, we have all had a lot of moments where we've thought "If only I could do ______ then things would feel normal again." And, even as things begin to slowly return to some semblance of normal today, many of us are continuing to look forward to the future when we can this "if only" things once again. ​But, in our hurry to reach the …
 
As the world around us continues to change, our calling as a church has not. But the church is not capable of fulfilling that calling on its own. And that's because the church is not some self-sustaining organism. No, the church is made up of individuals - just like you. So, if the church is going to be who God has called us to be, we all have to d…
 
Have you ever had a moment where you found yourself ill-prepared for the circumstances you were facing? We all have...and that includes the church. ​As we resume worshiping in-person for the first time in more than a year, we're asking ourselves "So now what do we do?" Well, even though we're facing unprecedented times, our calling s a church has n…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed nearly every aspect of our lives. It's changed the way we think about our health, the way we interact with others, the way we shop, and even the way we eat. So it seems like COVID-19 will also change the way we do church as well. ​And, although church will be different in the future, God's calling for our church ha…
 
Last year, we missed out on many of the moments that we look forward to each Easter. But as things start getting back to normal this year, we don't want to miss out on the meaning of Easter. ​This Easter at Melbourne Heights as we'll celebrate Jesus' resurrection and talk about what the resurrection means for each of us.…
 
After being viciously tortured, Jesus was unable to carry his own cross all the way to the place where he would be executed. So another man, Simon of Cyrene, was pulled from the crowds and forced to carry Jesus' cross. Although we don't know much about Simon, there are hints that this event changed his life forever. In this sermon, we'll see what w…
 
As Easter approaches, there are times when we can falsely believe that Jesus is the only one who died on a cross. But Jesus was far from the only one to ever experienced this horrific form of execution. ​As Jesus hung on the cross, he actually had another person on each side of him. And, as we look at how these two criminals behaved during the hard…
 
Only hours before he will be arrested and put on trial, Jesus gathers together with his disciples to share a meal in a borrowed room. We can only imagine how much the events that would soon unfold weighed on Jesus' mind that night. But in spite of what he would soon face, Jesus remains more focused on his disciples than he is on himself. So what ca…
 
Holy Week is filled with some of the most significant events in the entire Bible. From Jesus' triumphal entry, to the last supper, to the crucifixion. But on Holy Tuesday, we read a story about Jesus picking fruit? ​Why is this story of Jesus and the fig tree included in the stories of Holy Week? And more importantly, what can it teach us about how…
 
On Holy Monday, Jesus enters the Temple in Jerusalem...and he's not real happy about what he sees when he gets there. In this week's sermon, we're going to discuss what was happening in the Temple, why it was happening, and what made Jesus so angry. We'll also see what we can learn from Jesus' anger to help us continue to follow God when we face di…
 
Holy week begins with Jesus entering into Jerusalem. But there is far more to the story than Jesus coming to town. Everything in this story is meant to show us who Jesus is: Jesus is our king. But Jesus isn't treated like a king for long. Five days later Jesus will be crucified. But in the story of his entry in Jerusalem, we're reminded that nothin…
 
When you realize that God is present in your life every moment of every day, you should enjoy praising God and celebrating what he is doing in your life. But real worship is about more than just having a big ole party for God. Real worship also requires us to change ourselves for the God who is present in our lives. So, in this sermon, we'll talk a…
 
Our God is the God who created the heavens and the earth and everything in them...but our God isn't just a big and awesome God. Our God is also a God that is present in our lives every moment of every day. So how do we respond to God's presence in our lives? We respond by praising God. And praising God is about more than just singing a song or two.…
 
We come together every Sunday to worship...but what does that mean? Is worship just about watching a video for 45 minutes on a Sunday morning, or is there something more to it? ​Of course, there is more to it. In worship, we get to encounter God. So, in this sermon, we'll be talking about who God is and we'll try to understand why we sometimes forg…
 
It's been reported that the average American has about 5 hours of free time each day. So, as followers of Jesus, it's important for us to have some guidelines on how God wants us to use that free time. In this week's service, we're talking about three guidelines that you can use to make sure you are following God with the way you spend your free ti…
 
Throughout this new year, we've been talking about how we can follow Jesus in every area of our lives. So, in this service, we'll be talking about how we can follow God with our finances. And we know that nobody really likes when a church talks about money. But we promise we won't be talking about money like a late-night televangelist. Instead, we …
 
As we begin this new year, we want to help you follow the way of Jesus in every area of your life. And we tend to focus on three specific areas in our lives every new year. We focus on our health, our finances, and the way we spend our free time. ​This week, we'll be talking about how we can follow Jesus with our health and why God wants us to be a…
 
Every year about 60% of Americans make New Year's Resolutions. The majority of these resolutions have to do with our health, our finances, or the way we spend our free time. But no matter what you may resolve to do, your resolution becomes your top priority as the New Year begins. But there is only one thing that should be our top priority...and th…
 
Throughout this Christmas season, we have reminded you that even though COVID-19 has changed the way we'll celebrate this year that Christmas isn't cancelled. But there is something that can cancel the good news of this season...and that's the way that we keep Christmas throughout the year. So now that December 25th has passed for another year, you…
 
Christmas is a season of love. But we don't often stop to think about who it is that God truly loves. We only think about God loving people like us...but God loves everyone. ​God loves people we wouldn't invite to Christmas dinner or even send a Christmas card to. And God sent his son into this world to die for them. And that is the scandal of Chri…
 
Throughout this season, we have reminded you that Christmas isn't about how we celebrate...it's about who we celebrate. So, to help us better understand who we celebrate at Christmas, we have been exploring the story of Jesus's birth. This week, we'll explore the story of the shepherds. And we'll see what the shepherds' involvement in this story te…
 
When you were a kid you may have dreamed that you would grow up and become a firefighter, an astronaut, or a pilot. But for kids growing up in Israel 2,000 years ago, they would've dreamt of being the Messiah...and that includes Jesus's earthly father, Joseph. In this week's sermon, we'll see how Joseph's dreams helped him to realize who God is and…
 
We know that the way we celebrate Christmas is going to be different this year. But Christmas isn't really about how we celebrate...Christmas is about who we celebrate. So we're looking at different parts of the Christmas story to see what they can teach us about who Jesus is. This week, we'll be taking a closer look at Mary's part in the story and…
 
Although it would've been nice to only worry about items on our Christmas list that were back-ordered on Amazon or how we could avoid Aunt Agnes's fruit cake...it's becoming clear that this Christmas isn't going to be normal. ​So can we actually celebrate Christmas if we can't get together with our family and friends? Well, we'll see throughout thi…
 
Thanksgiving is only a few days away. And most years that means that we are making plans to travel to see our family, or heading down to our basements to pull out our card tables and extra chairs...but 2020 is different. So what do we do when Thanksgiving is only a few days away and we don't feel like we have much to be thankful for?…
 
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