The Cruciform Life

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The Cruciform Life

We are beginning a new sermon series this morning that will run through Easter Sunday. We are calling it the cruciform life, meaning how can our lives be shaped by the cross. We are looking at various aspects of life, things such as forgiveness, dealing with evil, and finally, on Easter Sunday, being shaped by the resurrection. This morning we are exploring the theme of being shaped by freedom. We are looking at a passage from Paul’s letter to the Galatians, Galatians 5:1-15. And we will explore this from two perspectives. First we will look at the power of freedom. Verse 1 states that it was for freedom that Christ has set us free. And then we are commanded to stand firm in our freedom. The second point is the purpose of freedom, which vv.13-14 tell us is love. We were built and designed to love. Again, there are many misguided notions as to what love is so we can let the fear of some of these false definitions keep us from embracing the call of these verses. Being shaped by freedom through the cross will lead to a life of love.

April 16, 2017

Shaped by the Resurrection

Speaker: Rev. Jeffrey Birch Series: The Cruciform Life Topic: Easter Passage: John 11:25–11:27

April 9, 2017

Shaped by Love

Speaker: Rev. Jeffrey Birch Series: The Cruciform Life Passage: Romans 12:9–12:21

April 2, 2017

Shaped by the Battle

Speaker: Rev. Jeffrey Birch Series: The Cruciform Life Passage: Colossians 3:5–3:11

March 26, 2017

Shaped by Access

Series: The Cruciform Life Passage: Luke 19:45–20:8

March 19, 2017

Shaped by Freedom

Speaker: Rev. Jeffrey Birch Series: The Cruciform Life Passage: Galatians 5:1–5:15

June 2, 2019

God's One Story

Speaker: Rev. Jeffrey Birch Series: Romans: Not Ashamed of the Gospel Passage: Romans 4:9–:12

May 26, 2019

Covenant Family

Speaker: Rev. Jeffrey Birch Series: Romans: Not Ashamed of the Gospel Passage: Romans 4:1–:8

May 12, 2019

Surrendering to Grace

Speaker: Rev. Jeffrey Birch Series: Romans: Not Ashamed of the Gospel Passage: Romans 3:27–:31

May 5, 2019

The Indescribable Gift

Speaker: Rev. Jeffrey Birch Series: Romans: Not Ashamed of the Gospel Passage: Romans 3:25–:26

April 28, 2019

What Does Divine Intervention Look Like

Speaker: Rev. Jeffrey Birch Series: Romans: Not Ashamed of the Gospel Passage: Romans 3:21–:24

April 21, 2019

New Life

Speaker: Rev. Jeffrey Birch Series: Encountering Jesus Passage: Luke 24:1–:12

April 14, 2019

The World's True Lord

Speaker: Rev. Jeffrey Birch Series: Encountering Jesus Passage: Luke 19:28–:40

April 7, 2019

Our Only Hope is in the Lord

Speaker: Rick Koconis Series: Sermons by Guest Speakers Passage: Psalm 130

March 31, 2019

Lost and Found

Speaker: Rev. Jeffrey Birch Series: Encountering Jesus Passage: Luke 15:1–:2, Luke 15:11–:32

March 24, 2019

Engaging Reality

Speaker: Rev. Jeffrey Birch Series: Encountering Jesus Passage: Luke 13:1–:9