Jesus Christ demonstrated his love for humanity by sacrificially giving his life on the cross and resurrecting from the dead. Because of this incredible act of love, those who are in Christ have become new creations. All of our past mistakes, sins, and miscues have been covered by the blood of Jesus. Our past no longer has the last word and final say over our lives. We have been given a fresh start. Pastor Aaron preaches that we have been reconciled to God and we can give hope to others.
Aaron Bauer • Issaquah Christian Church • Sermon • • 9 views • 30:37
Have you ever wondered if they really loved you? What would that look like? Is it just about affection? Romance? What if love requires a divine definition? Pastor Aaron preaches the second part of the Neighboring mini-series.
It was pretty rare to find someone who was willing to wish the best for the people that treated them the worst. That is until Jesus came along. He had the audacity to tell us to love our enemies and bless them when they curse us. Stephen was a man who lived out that message of forgiveness with an open heart even as he was murdered. Pastor Aaron preaches from Acts 7:54-8:3.
It was rare in those early days for Saul/Paul to receive a warm welcome almost anywhere. He was met with distrust and disgust. The new followers of Jesus distrusted him as a wolf among lambs. Saul’s former compatriots were disgusted by his turncoat allegiance to Jesus. What’s to be done? Pastor Aaron preaches from Acts 9:19-30.
Let’s not get political!? Ok, let’s talk about the religion that seeks to bring unity to society without God. There is a religious fervor to have all the benefits of the Kingdom of God without the King. The early Jesus Followers acknowledged Jesus King and themselves as his family and were empowered to live in such a way that their neighbors were stunned. Pastor Aaron preaches from Acts 2:42-47 to discover how we can be an awesome spectacle today.