October 22, 2017 - 05:01 PM Filed in: Colossians
Jesus asked his disciples the most important question in the history of the world. Who do you say I am? Today, there is no shortage of answers. Jehovah's Witnesses claim Jesus is the archangel Michael and the first created being. Mormons say he is the half-brother of Lucifer and we can become like him. Islam claims his is a good prophet, but inferior to Mohammed. Hindus claim he is a holy man. In this study we learn what the Bible says is the true identity of Jesus and why understanding his true identity changes your life.
Colossians 1:15-23 - Who Is Jesus? - Quicktime and iPhone Audio - AAC
Colossians 1:15-23 - Who Is Jesus? - Manuscript - PDF
Colossians 1:15-23 - Who Is Jesus? - Sermon Handout - PDF
Colossians 1:15-23 - Who Is Jesus? - Editable Sermon Notes - DOCX
July 13, 2014 - 05:58 PM Filed in: Alternatives to Christianity
We can not turn on the news without hearing about radical Islam. ISIS is seeking to unite Syria and Iraq in a caliphate. Radical Islam is behind the 9/11 attacks and the bombing of the US embassy in Libya. What does radical Islam believe? How is it different from peaceful Islam? Is it a threat to America?
Radical Islam - Quicktime and iPhone Audio - M4A
Radical Islam - Manuscript - PDF
Radical Islam - Sermon Handout - PDF
Answers to Your Questions on Islam
- What does the Quran say about the role of women?
- How does Ishmael relate to Islam?
- Why is it commonly said Islam is a religion of peace when there is so much in the Quran that says otherwise?
- How many Muslims live in the Lakes Area?
- What is the connection between Muslim faith and culture?
- Do Muslims believe they don't have free will or that everything they do has been predicted?
- How do the contradictions in the Bible compare to the contradictions in the Quran?
July 06, 2014 - 05:53 PM Filed in: Alternatives to Christianity
Islam is the second largest religion in the world, with over 1.6 billion adherents. But what do Muslims believe? Join us at CrossWinds Church in Spencer as we explore the beliefs of Islam and how they ultimately fall short of the good news of the gospel of Jesus. I was out of town so Jordan Gowing, my Spencer campus pastor, delivered the message.
Islam - Quicktime and iPhone Audio - M4A
Islam - Manuscript - PDF
Islam - Sermon Handout - PDF
Islam - Quick Facts Sheet - PDF
June 09, 2013 - 03:16 PM Filed in: John on Jesus
A recent Pew Forum survey revealed 57 percent of evangelical church attenders say many religions lead to eternal life. 70 percent of Americans with a religious affiliation share that view. Today, we don't believe everyone has a right to their opinion but we now believe all opinions are equally right. In John 14, Jesus prepares his disciples for his departure and for what they need to know to keep them on the mission once he is gone. A big part of that is understand how unique Christ is. As we study this chapter, we won't just learn what kept the disciples on mission but we learn how to stay on the mission Jesus gives to us today.
John 14:1-14 - On Mission - Quicktime and iPhone Audio - M4A
John 14:1-14 - On Mission - Manuscript - PDF
John 14:1-14 - On Mission - Sermon Handout - PDF
John 14:1-14 - On Mission - Small Group Work Sheet - PDF