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James: Facing the Person in the Mirror

James chapter 1, part 1.  “…if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like.” -James 1:23 So what kind of person do we see looking back at us in this mirror? James briefly touches […]

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Intro to the Book of James

Main Points:  1. James is an important book from a mission angle. 2. James tackles the practical challenges of community. 3. James arises out of the wisdom literature tradition of teaching by opposites. 4. James was a witness, disciple and apostle of Jesus. 5. James is reflective of the prophetic tradition and the best of […]

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Christ Against the Gods: Sermon 5

Christ vs Demeter: Who is the Lord of the Bread? Sometimes we forget that the world Jesus came into and the one that the early church was raised within was very much like ours. The Gentiles were the people of a Greco-roman world. The term Gentile doesn’t always capture the Hellenistic culture of the classical […]

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Christ Against the Gods: Sermon 4

Series: Christ Against the Gods:Unmasking the true Lord of the Party Sermon: Christ vs. Bacchus Main Text: John 2:1-11 Main Points: Christ confronts…the duality of good vs evil and liberates by life and love. Christ conquers…slaveish servitude to flesh the world and the devil Christ commands…us to live free, feast and liberate others.

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Christ Against the Gods: Sermon 2

Steve Beck speaks on: Christ is Victor over: Superstition, Curses, Magic and Witchcraft “And here, at the coming of the Son, magic began to be destroyed, and all bonds were loosed; and the ancient kingdom and the error of evil were destroyed. All things were moved together, and the destruction of death was planned, and […]

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