Sermons

Below are past sermons listed by title, series, speaker & passage. There is also a brief description of each for your convenience. Sermons are posted by the end of the day on the Wednesday following each Sunday. We provide audio & written files along with a pdf of the slides used. Each sermon is color coded in the text to correspond to slide changes. Enjoy!

06/06/2021

Loving God With Our Minds

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
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In Mark 12:30, we’re told to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind & strength. Today, we’re going to focus on loving God with our minds by thinking through creation, asking ourselves the question, “Is this world really all here for us?”

(This material is largely derived from UnveilinGLORY’s YouTeach series.)

05/30/2021

Distortions in Cat Theology

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
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Today we look at six distortions resulting from Cat Theology. (1) The life goal of a Cat, (2) how their view of ‘who God is’ becomes distorted, (3) their assurance of salvation may actually be on shaky ground, the we look at 3 Church leaders who may have Cattitude & what that may produce.

(This material is largely derived from UnveilinGLORY’s YouTeach series.)

05/23/2021

Selfish Bride

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
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We don’t want to be the Selfish Bride, marrying for only what we get out of it. Today we look at 6 symptoms of the cancer (Cat Theology) in the church, comparing them to a Dog’s Theology.

(This material is largely derived from UnveilinGLORY’s YouTeach series.)

05/16/2021

Outside the Box

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
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Dogs say, “You pet, feed, shelter & love me,” and conclude, “You must be God!” Cats say, “You pet, feed, shelter & love me,” and conclude, “I must be God!” These characterize Christian theology. Today we explore primarily why Jesus came, if you have Cat Theology, the answer may surprise.

12/07/2014

Distortions in Cat Theology

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
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Continuing in our humorous use of the analogy "cats vs. dogs," we continue to look at the parallels in our lives between God-centered and Me-centered attitudes and actions. Although this analogy may seem light-hearted, the examination of whether we view the world through Cat or Dog-colored lenses can create a sobering wake up call for all believers and hones in on an understanding of the core truth of our existence. Understanding the root distortions common to many Christian's thoughts and practices helps us recognize our misconceptions and exchange them for the reality of why we were created in the first place: to glorify God and join in His work.

11/30/2014

Selfish in the Church

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
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In this second part of our series, "Cat and Dog Theology," we discuss the fundamental differences between the way God-focused and self-focused christians worship. By examining the common thought-patterns we often bring to Christian practices such as prayer, study, meditation, cooperate worship, confession and discipleship, we identify a far too often self-focused attitude at the root of these seemingly God-focused activities. We learn how to effectively root out these misconceptions and enjoy a richer relationship with God and a greater effectiveness for good in our world.

11/23/2014

Thinking Outside the Box

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
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In this first sermon in our 4th sermon mini-series, Jason outlines the two ways most Christians view the world and their role in it: many of us unconsciously view ourselves as the center of God's plan, as His main motivation and focus--but that viewpoint actually should be flipped. Understanding how we often spend our time focusing on our concerns rather than viewing ourselves as a part of a larger story may radically change the way we live our lives. Using the humorous contrast between cats and dogs sheds some light on these contrasting world-views and helps us see more clearly what our focus has been/should be.