Why is the life of Jesus so powerful and distinct? He left no writings, commanded no armies, built no structures and, yet, Jesus remains the most influential person who ever lived.
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Because of Jesus, we can love each other, the local church and the city of Fort Collins in ways that aren’t possible on our own.
Jesus meets us where we’re at so that we can find hope, faith and healing in him. That’s good news, no matter where you are or what your struggles are.
That never-ending rabbit hole of YouTube videos is pretty entertaining but it’s not always edifying. Jesus can satisfy your needs better than Charlie the unicorn can, anyway.
Speaker: Mitch Majeski Date: Aug 24, 2014
In the final message of our "Ecclesia vitae"/small group reboot series, Pastor Mitch explains how living in the overlap equips us to Be Human, to Be Here and to Be Humble.
Speaker: Mitch Majeski Date: Aug 17, 2014
You please God and bear fruit when you love your neighbor. Nothing else needs to be added. And we must remember that the Great Commandment and the Great Commission are two separate commands.
Speaker: Mitch Majeski Date: Aug 10, 2014
The gospel is good news. And good news is heralded. God wants his children to bear fruit by proclaiming the good news of his grace. But how do we proclaim it in an affluent, post-Christian society?
Speaker: Summitview Pastors Date: Aug 10, 2014
Travis Swan and Mitch Majeski take questions during our sixth small group reboot Q&A following the service on August 10, 2014. Most of the questions dealt with forming a team with people who go to other churches besides Summitview.
Speaker: Aaron Ritter Date: Aug 03, 2014
Jesus is clear: Bearing fruit is the mark of a true disciple; it is the sign of authentic salvation. But what counts as fruit? If we define this too narrowly, we risk putting the works of our own hands in front of the beautiful and life-changing grace of Jesus.
Speaker: Mitch Majeski Date: Jul 27, 2014
In Acts 3 and 18, and even in Matthew 4, we see narrative threads that demonstrate how the Kingdom of God was advanced through the normal flow of everyday life. So, as we continue our small group reboot, it's good to remember that making the most of every opportunity is not the same as making the most opportunities. Let's focus. Let's get out the "No" knife.
Speaker: Mitch Majeski Date: Jul 20, 2014
Acts 17:22-28, 1 Corinthians 1:2 and Acts 10:1-24 provide the biblical framework for our small group reboot. Because a healthy church community needs to have a clear sense of purpose and mission. God has a redemptive purpose for when and where we live. We have no way to comprehend the downstream, eternal effects when we are faithful with the opportunities God has given each one of us. Let the ecclesia-oikos overlapping begin.
Speaker: Aaron Ritter Date: Jul 13, 2014
As we conclude the 1 Thessalonians portion of "Ecclesia vitae," Aaron Ritter unpacks three vital signs of a healthy church: A longing for the Lord's return, respect for authority and "unceasing" prayer.
Speaker: Mark Saunders Date: Jul 06, 2014
What is the Christian life supposed to look like? How do we define "success" in the Christian life? Mark Saunders takes us through the iconic passage of 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12 and explains why Paul's charge to "live a quiet life" was and is still profound for Christians wanting to make an impact in their world.
Speaker: Aaron Ritter Date: Jun 29, 2014
Many of us fall into one of two categories: We're either far too casual about our sexuality and sexual sin; or, we are completely overwhelmed by the shame and guilt of past sins. Our sixth installment in our "Ecclesia vitae" series takes a look at the seriousness of sexual sin — and the healing and regeneration that Jesus brings in this area.
Speaker: Mitch Majeski Date: Jun 22, 2014
"That day" is coming. And Paul's prescription for how we prepare for that day is a bit counter-intuitive — and counter-cultural. Our unconditional, passionate commitment to the well-being of all is what grounds us in holiness. This is only possible when our heart-level affections are moved by the gospel.
Speaker: Mitch Majeski Date: Jun 15, 2014
Your life matters. It has weight. And in your life, as we live for Christ, we are destined for affliction. But we are also destined for glory. The importance of vital, healthy community is to bring a strengthening comfort that addresses these realities. Gathering together is not just "one more thing" to do. We must gather together around the Word in order to battle our afflictions and discouragement.
Speaker: Aaron Ritter Date: Jun 08, 2014
The key to giving and receiving exhortation? Being in a position to receive it. There must be proximity and vulnerability in order for us to follow the Bible's commands about exhortation.
Speaker: Mitch Majeski Date: Jun 01, 2014
Our words matter. But our motivations matter even more. Only the gospel can properly define and affect our motives and our words. Why does this matter so much? Because gospel-motivated speech will bring life, health and unity to our relationships and our community.
Speaker: John Larsen Date: May 25, 2014
What does it mean to be a Christian? What are the distinguishing characteristics in the life of someone who claims to believe in and follow Jesus Christ? John Larsen offers three proofs of faith embodied by "legit" Christians.
Speaker: Aaron Ritter Date: May 18, 2014
Aaron Ritter begins our "Ecclesia vitae" series with some context on the Thessalonian church and a call to being thankful for our spiritual family. There's nothing that strengthens genuine love and care for one another like thankfulness for those running the race with us.
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