Sermons

What Does It Mean to be Father-Defined?

Our aim at Laurel Canyon in 2014 is to be God-shaped–as individuals, families, and a congregation. One aspect of being God-shaped is the willingness to be Father-defined. To define is to state or set forth the meaning of, to explain …

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Who is the Lion Likely to Catch?

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith… (1 Pet 5:8-9) As those who have been washed in the blood of the Lamb (Rev 5:6; …

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God-Shaped in 2014

Our aim at Laurel Canyon in 2014 is to be God-shaped–as individuals, families, and a congregation. But now, O LORD, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand. (Isa …

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How Are You Handling Your Weight?

We all know what it is to be “weighed down” in life. How are you handling it? What sort of wisdom, counsel, and perspective can be gained from God? The oppressive weight of SIN “Watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed …

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Who is the Author of Your Life?

Acts 3:1-16 tells the story of a lame beggar being healed, as well as Peter’s explanation of how it happened and why it matters. Notice this portion of Peter’s message to the people who gathered in wonder and amazement at …

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Faith that Makes Jesus Marvel

When was the last time you saw something that made you “marvel”? To marvel is to be filled with wonder, admiration, or astonishment at something that is extraordinary. Who is the only man in the Gospels whose faith is said to …

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