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Church – It’s Not About You (video)

By Church, Preaching
Although this verse is a rather standard greeting of Paul’s, it would be wrong to simply dismiss it. When Paul refers to the church, he makes a very important theological statement: the church itself is “in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Paul reminds them of their position in God and in Christ, not just as individuals but collectively as the church. We are in God and in Christ because God has chosen us. John the Apostle would later write, “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins” (1 John 4:10). This message emphasizes that the church exists for God, not the other way around. Watch more videos at the Mountainview YouTube channel. Looking for a Speaking Coach? The most successful people are not always the smartest people. But they have one...
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Mountainview Vision Sunday 2021 (video)

By Church, Preaching
Our annual Vision Sunday message at Mountainview. Watch more videos at the Mountainview YouTube channel. Looking for a Speaking Coach? The most successful people are not always the smartest people. But they have one thing in common: they communicate well. I'd love to help you become a better communicator. Click here. My Background 25+ years of senior leadership experience church planter with Stadia former former president, Church Planters of the Rockies masters in business administration (mba) helped start 2 for-profit tech companies Need a Speaker or Presenter? Interested in having me speak for your church, conference, or organization? Follow this link to learn more.
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You Belong Here – The Outcast

By Church, Preaching
John 4 tells the story of Jesus meeting the Samaritan woman at the well. While the conversation initially begins with a request for water, Jesus quickly steers it into a topic that she was trying to avoid: her shame. There was a reason why she was drawing water at a time of day when few other people would be there. She had been married multiple times and was currently living with someone who was not her husband. When Jesus asks about her husband, he is not trying to embarrass her but to prove that he is from God. In this story, there are several levels of outcast involved: how Jews viewed Samaritans, how men treated women, and the fact that she had been married many times. Like people today, Jesus does not let her past or her status disqualify her from God’s love. Watch more videos at the Mountainview YouTube...
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What You Might Have in Common with Jesus (video)

By Church, Preaching
If you’ve ever felt rejected or unwelcomed, then you are good in company – the same thing happened to Jesus. Although many of the common people were attracted to Jesus and his message, the Jewish leaders and authorities viewed Jesus as either a threat or a blasphemer. Isaiah 53 reminds us that Jesus was “despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem” (Isaiah 53:3). In many respects, Jesus was the ultimate outsider both then and now. Watch more videos at the Mountainview YouTube channel. Looking for a Speaking Coach? The most successful people are not always the smartest people. But they have one thing in common: they communicate well. I'd love to help you become a better communicator. Click here. My Background 25+ years of senior leadership...
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Healing Power of Jesus (video)

By Church, Preaching
https://youtu.be/r2e6aEgjHKI When I was lost and wandering in the months after my mom’s passing, it wasn’t a good teacher that began the process of healing my heart. As we’ve seen in our journey through the New Testament book of Hebrews, Jesus was much more than just a good teacher. It doesn't matter whether our pain is self-inflicted or imposed on us by others. It is through Jesus we experience the healing power of God. Watch more videos at the Mountainview YouTube channel. Looking for a Speaking Coach? The most successful people are not always the smartest people. But they have one thing in common: they communicate well. I'd love to help you become a better communicator. Click here. My Background 25+ years of senior leadership experience church planter with Stadia former former president, Church Planters of the Rockies masters in business administration (mba) helped start 2 for-profit tech companies Need...
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