Sermons

Churches That Thrive

A church that is thriving is growing, developing strength, prospering, and flourishing. We know that the church belongs to Jesus and that churches are made up of people, so what sort of people make up a church that is thriving? …

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His Church, Our Blessings

“Who do people say that I am?” Did you know that Jesus asked that question in Matthew 16? In connection with that question, he made an incredible promise: “I will build my church” (Matt 16:18). From that point forward, throughout …

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What Repentance Looks Like

In Acts 20:26-27 Paul described his efforts to proclaim “the whole counsel of God.” What is that? As we seek a Biblical answer to that question, we quickly discover that we have not heard “the whole counsel of God” if …

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Share His Grace With All

For the sake of HIS name. That’s our focal point for 2017 at Laurel Canyon. What has that looked like so far? RESPOND to the Lord BELONG to his church THRIVE in this family This sermon brings our theme for …

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Thrive in This Family

They are three of the most serious words a doctor can pass along: “Failure to thrive.” To thrive is to grow, to develop strength, to prosper, to do well, to flourish. For the sake of HIS name is our theme …

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Belong to His Church

It can hurt deeply to be told, “You don’t belong.” At the same time, it can be entirely inappropriate to claim something that belongs to someone else. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians helps us find the God-designed balance between the two …

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Respond to the Lord

People will seek responses from us, in various ways, throughout the day. Sometimes we don’t respond. Did we hear? Are we preoccupied? Are we opting to ignore? Are we being neglectful, self-centered, or rude? Are we intentionally using the opportunity …

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