Category: Sermon Thoughts

Blessing is Our Lifestyle

Blessing is Our Lifestyle Growing up in a conservative Christian house when I lived with my Dad (who was saved during my parent’s divorce) I knew where all the potential evil of this world resided.  I was made aware of all the pitfalls around me and how awful it would be for me, my future Read More

Year 5777, Prophetic, Insight

Prophetic Importance of the Jewish Year 5777

Sermon preached on 10/2/2016 – Hidden Valley Worship Center Jewish New Year 5777 This evening is the beginning of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year.  Every year we take a moment to look at the dates, to understand the significance that we can see prophetically in a year. For those who are not familiar, here Read More

marriage, family, equality, gender equality,

Marriage, The Garden, Romans 5 | September 22

Marriage and the Biblical roles of men and women are critical to bringing the kingdom of heaven to earth.  Pastor Chris talks about one of the passages used to show that Eve was under Adam’s authority and how it is likely a misused passage and does not support that narrative.  Eve sinned first and was Read More

Marriage, Eden and the Fall Pt. 3

When Christ died, He did so to restore all that was broken, including marriage.  Pastor Chris discusses the issues concerning the roles of Adam and Eve in relation to authority and dominance in the Garden of Eden.  The highlighted issue is the fall of mankind, and the argument that Adam is ultimately more responsible than Read More

The Marriage and Garden Part 2

Pastor Chris shares on the concept of Adam and Eve in the garden and how that relates to the views of marriage according to classic Complementarians. The idea that Adam had authority over the woman in the Garden of Eden doesn’t seem to hold up with the text itself and Chris dives into a few Read More

The Garden and Marriage Part 1

Pastor Chris is talking about the roles and words used to delineate the gender roles and uses in the Garden of Eden. God sees the need of man and creates woman as a suitable helper. This concept is important as the use of the words in the Hebrew must be looked at carefully in order to honor the text and Read More

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