Up & Up "Appearing"

Jesus physically appeared to so many people - his disciples so that they would believe. He explained how the whole Old Testament was really about Him. He wanted them to see Him, to hear Him, to touch Him so that he would be absolutely and completely real to them. They had to know that they know, that he was alive resurrected. He appeared to give them faith and assurance to lay the foundation of the church. We believe because of their confident and certain testimony, and because the Spirit leads us to personally experience that truth bringing us assurance and an experience of the Living Jesus.

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Seth McCoyComment
Easter Sunday

He died once for all, but if Jesus has not been raised, we are still dead.  Since he was raised, the Spirit brought him back to life, the same way he brings us into new life.  We are born again, with a life that was brought to us by God - we couldn’t earn it.  He worked - entered our life and lived perfectly.  It was so hard, then he perfectly suffered never turning His back on God - even when everyone else, including God turned His back on Him.  He was lifted up raised up so that everyone that looks to Him can be saved.  You just have to look to Him and you will live, never die. Gospel. 

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Seth McCoyComment
Not Just For Us - Part 4 "City Vision"

The role the city plays in the Bible is powerful and changing. Cities are set up as places for safety, law, economic development, cultural creation. Every city bears God’s image because his image bearers created it, and every city represents man’s desire to glorify himself. Cities are radiating places of influence in culture, and by reaching cities, you can reach cultures and eventually the world.

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Seth McCoyComment
Not Just For Us - Part 3 "Contextualization"

When the gap between public truth and gospel truth is growing, the role of the church is take on the responsibility to build a bridge from biblical truth across the gap to the culture in a way that brings the real gospel truth to bear on the questions, hopes, desires that unbelieving people are actually asking and feeling.

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Zach HummerComment