Listen in as guest speaker, Jason Sowell of Current Initiatives, continues our Compassion sermon series with a message about what loving our neighbor really looks like from Matthew 9:9-13.
What do you do when a hostile person questions you in front a group of people? Jesus calmly responded to questions with questions. In Luke 10:25-37 we read that Jesus used a short story to help the expert in the law understand a spiritual point. Jesus longs for each of us to live a life filled with compassion and to extend that to others. There are many times we’ve asked the wrong question and needed to be corrected. Listen in as Pastor Neal Benson shares about the Parable of the Good Samaritan and what Coastline is doing to serve Ventura County.
It was a cold morning when some of the people closest to Jesus woke up. They headed to the tomb where His body lay. A problem arose, His body was gone! The stone was rolled away not so Jesus could get out but so they could look in. In the darkest hour they had experienced Jesus met them. Jesus met Mary at the tomb and she found life. Jesus met the disciples in a locked room and brought them peace. This Easter Sunday, Pastor Neal Benson kicks off our brand new sermon series, “Compassion.” Listen in as he preaches from John 20 on how Jesus came to bring us comfort and peace.
Colossians was a letter written to a group of Jesus followers living in Asia Minor. Paul and his companion, Timothy, are the wrote this letter to a church they didn’t start but longed to see grow in the grace and goodness of Jesus. The primary reason for the letter was to address the false teaching that was infiltrating the growing church. Paul wrote the truth about Jesus and what it looks like to be a follower of Jesus. He encouraged the church to be unified and continue a life of prayer and dedication to Jesus. He even reshaped household dynamics under the leadership of Jesus. In this final sermon, Pastor Neal Benson will share from Colossians 4:2-18 about making the most of every opportunity that comes your way.
In Colossians 3:18-4:1, Paul redefines the Roman household around the love of Jesus. Listen in as Pastor Neal speaks about what happens when a person allows Jesus to be the Lord of their home. This sermon has the power to reshape your family life, and this text has the power to rewire your heart for the things of God and the plans that He has for your life.
Our transformation through Christ is explicitly linked to our understanding of Jesus and our identity in Him. The transforming power of Jesus challenges our morality, shapes our relationships, and drives our Christian community. Listen in as guest speaker, Hylke Hylkema, continues the Colossians series with a message about how to align our lives with our identity in Christ.
The letter to the church of Colossae was written to help them combat false teaching that had snuck into the church. In Colossians 2:6-23, The Apostle Paul reminds the church how important it is to be rooted and built up in Jesus. Paul then moves to speak the truth about the Deity of Jesus. Finally, Paul gives two warnings to the church about false teaching and the negative impact it will have. Listen in as Pastor Neal teaches about being alive in Christ.
Our culture is pushing Jesus of out schools and wondering why chaos continues. We push Jesus out of the marriage relationship and wonder why marriages are failing. We push Jesus out of the workplace and wonder why depression is increasing. It's no wonder less people are following Jesus. You’re invited to listen in as Pastor Neal talks about how to strive for maturity in Christ based on Colossians 1:24-2:5.
In Colossians 1:15-23 we read about the supremacy of Jesus. Paul teaches us that Jesus is the invisible image of the visible God, and that Jesus is the firstborn over all creation. We find out that we were created in Him, through Him, and for Him. These passages give hope to anyone who feels like an enemy of God. Listen in as Pastor Neal Benson teaches about being reconciled to Jesus.
Everyone of us has experienced a time when we thought the end was near or found ourselves in a situation we weren't sure we would survive. It’s situations like these that make you think about how you’re living your life. Listen in as Pastor Neal kicks off a new sermon series on the book of Colossians. In this sermon we study Colossians 1:1-14 and talk about living a life worthy of the Lord.