Crazy Stup______ Love: Frivolous Faith

It is amazing how much our human experience does not change as the times and technology change. Jesus’ words to the church in Laodicea reveal a lot about how He desires Christians to live, no matter the culture around them. Jesus is calling us to be aware. Live an examined life that is relying on His power and His love.

Revelation 3:14-22

  1. Lukewarm Faith
  2. How to be Lukewarm
    1. The problem we face is our ______-_____________. The solution we have is Christ’s ______ and __________.
    2. If your spiritual life has gone _____________ chances are good that your soul is _____________.
  3.  Unconditional love is what Jesus displays when we ______ our ______ yet He _____ us to _____.
  4. How to be Hot or Cold

Crazy Stup______ Love: Crazy Brilliant Love

All of our acts are tainted by sin, however we have a God who is able to forgive all of our sins. The God of the universe is crazy in love with you and He acted on our behalf…it’s only because He acted on our behalf that we can come to Him.

John 3:16-17

  1. Crazy Stup______ Love
  2. Crazy Stup______ Response
  3. Crazy Brilliant Love
    1. “Filthy Rags”
    2. Compared to what?
    3. Safe Confession
  4. Receive God’s Glory
  5. God’s Glory – Your Story

Crazy Stup______ Love: Compromising Communion

2020 is a new year filled with endless possibilities. One of the things we hope for as a church is deepening our relationship with Jesus Christ over this next year. We desire to fall more and more in love with Him and let His Word become more and more engrained in our vocabulary and life.

Psalm 19

Piercing the Dark: Little Herods

Who sits on the throne of your heart? In an American culture rampant with self-fulfillment and chaos, Jesus calls us to a different lifestyle. Jesus calls us to put Him on the throne and serve Him over ourselves. Jesus calls us to die to ourselves so that we can truly experience Joy.

Piercing the Dark of Faith

Mary’s journey of faith is not unlike ours. Her journey is one of obedience in the face of uncertainty. Let her faith be an inspiration and example of how are to trust the God who knows much better than we know.

Luke 1:26-56

  • A Questioning Faith
  • Slow Faith Builds Bold Faith
    • Mary’s thoughtful response
    • Mary’s gradual response
    • Mary’s wonder-full Response
  • Willing Surrender
  • Not so Fast Mary

Piercing the Dark: A Broken World

Pastor Mark dives into the real miracle of Christ’s incarnation. Jesus came into this world, fully God and fully man, to be with us. How is this miracle affecting your life?

Matthew 1:18-23

  • Princess for a Day
  • “Lip Service”
  • The Real Miracle
    • Jesus is God
    • Jesus is Human
    • Jesus is With Us
  • A Jesus-Centered Life
  • Born to Die

Piercing the Dark: Family Unfiltered

The holiday season brings about much joy, hope, and often times stress. Part of the stress is dealing with family dynamics. Though, I cannot help out with your family I can give you hope that Jesus, too, has quite the dysfunctional family tree. Sunday we will dive into Jesus’ lineage and see how it gives us hope in the midst of the darkness of this world.

Matthew 1:1-17

  1. History First
    1. Act or Listen?
    2. Jesus came primarily to __ ____ us, not to ______ ______ of us.
  2. Family Unfiltered
  3. Peace on Earth

Piercing the Dark: Light Shines

Isaiah said of the promised Messiah, “The people walking in darkness have seen great light…He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Jesus fulfilled that prophecy and we celebrate the Light of the World who did in fact pierce the darkness of this world and shed the light of God on all humankind.

Isaiah 9:2-7

Foundations: A Glorious Transformation

Revelation 21 and 22 give a beautiful description of the life that is to come when Jesus returns again. Pastor Mark takes a look at what it means to believe in “the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting” in our final sermon in the Apostles’ Creed series. We have loved this series and loved getting to really understand what we believe as Christians. Thanks for journeying with us and if you missed any message take a listen in our podcast or online at hagerpark.org.

Sermon Notes:

Revelation 21:1-4

  1. Institutionalized
  2. Not Looking Forward?
  3. Yearning for Heaven
    1. Death Still Comes
    2. Glorious Bodies will Come
    3. Eternal Life will Come
  4. Shake it Off
  5. Live This for That

Foundations: What’s the Big Deal?

Foundations – our series through the Apostles’ Creed is coming close to the end, but still has a lot of powerful truths to proclaim. This week’s message is on the line: “I believe in…the forgiveness of sins.”

Why is sin such a Big Deal and why do we need to be forgiven? Listen in as Pastor Mark helps us strengthen and solidify our faith as we build on a firm foundation with the answers to these questions.

Sermon Notes:

Romans 3:19-25

  1. Foreign Foulness
  2. What’s the Big Deal?
  3. “The Forgiveness of Sins”
    1. Total Depravity
    2. God’s Holiness
    3. God’s Mercy
  4. No Forgiveness – No salvation
  5. Know Forgiveness – Know Salvation