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Exchanging Bondage for Liberty
April 02, 2017 - Michael Acock
2 Corinthians 3:12-18, 2 Corinthians 5:1-5
Join pastor Mike Acock as he continues the Unveiled series with a discussion of the three stages of human development; Dependence, Independence and Inter-dependence.
Sacrifice on Behalf of All
March 26, 2017 - Phil Schaefer
2 Corinthians 4 : 8-11
"[Cruciform living] is a knowing that God goes before us into whatever darkness, disease, [or] conflict that exists in this world." Listen to the full sermon to hear what the cruciform life looks like in the midst of others' suffering.
The Greater Narrative
March 19, 2017 - Phil Schaefer
2 Corinthians 3:7-14
Pastor Phil continues his teaching of The Unveiling series with this week's podcast titled, The Greater Narrative. We review 3 main ideas how Personal Piety, The Domain of the Powers - Sin, Death, The Law, Satan, and The crucifixion of Christ is of cosmic consequence.There is no place in heaven or earth or under the earth that Christ does not proclaim it is mine!Our vision needs to be bi-focal: a seeing near & a seeing far. We do not work to attain righteousness. Let us become what we already are. This victory through Christ is accomplished by God and by God alone. That’s my confidence.
The Cruciform Life
March 12, 2017 - Phil Schaefer
2 Corinthians 3: 7-18
In the second sermon from the sermon series Unveiled, Pastor Phil Schaefer teaches on the cruciform life or the cross shaped life; that is the life of living, suffering, dying, burying and resurrecting into a new life shaped by Jesus Christ. Listen to hear more on how the cruciform life applies to all of our lives.
The Scandal of the Cross
March 05, 2017 - Phil Schaefer
2 Corinthians 3: 7-17
In first sermon of our Lent sermon series, Pastor Phil Schaefer teaches on the scandalous nature of the cross. The crucifixion "is irreligious because no human individually or humans collectively would have projected their hopes, wishes, longings, and needs onto a crucified man," and "[the cross's] central focus [on] the suffering and degradation of...God" is scandalous.
Maturity Comes Through Weakness
February 26, 2017 - Phil Schaefer
2 Corinthians 11:29
We naturally tend to think maturity has to do with knowing more - more knowledge, experience, and more figuring things out. We also think of maturity as being successful in career, marriage, parenting, or our 401k. We may even see maturity having to do with bible knowledge, or a well-developed prayer life, sinning less, having more of the fruits of the Spirit, or being more loving.Certainly those are signs of maturity, but the bible paints maturity much more layered than the measure of our achievements. This week Phil discusses how maturity is boasting in our weaknesses more than boasting in our accomplishments.
Navigating the Stages of Faith
February 19, 2017 - Phil Schaefer
John 14:1-10
This week Pastor Phil continues his discussion on the stages of Faith. Maturity in faith is about letting go of childlike images of God & being saturated in Christlike images of God. The sermon describes 6 different stages of where can find ourselves in our faith as we mature. Our goal should be to die to your childhood understanding of faith, but not die to the faith of your childhood.
Navigating the Stages of Life and Faith
February 12, 2017 - Phil Schaefer
Eccl 3:1-13
Life clearly has defining stages and so does our faith. A good metaphor for our lives can be seen this way: Our lives are an unfinished symphony. The stages of life are about knowing where we are in that symphony. These stages also relate to our maturity in our walk with Christ. Pastor Phil Schaefer shares the 2 main stages of life and how our maturity varies at each stage.
Walking in Humility
February 05, 2017 - Scott Mehl
Eph. 4:1-6
Join us in welcoming Guest Speaker Scott Mehl as he speaks about what Christian maturity looks like. Scott shares his messages of walking in humility with Christ and how our identity in Him shapes everything about our life.
The Spirit of Membership
January 29, 2017 - Phil Schaefer
Ephesians 4:1-6
"Membership has a profound affect on [our souls]." In today's sermon, Pastor Phil Schaefer teaches on what membership means to us at Christian Fellowship and how it affects our daily lives. Listen for more about membership and baptism at our church.