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  • Taboo (Week 4)

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    September 3: Suicide and the Scriptures


    The Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" thrust suicide into the cultural conversation. This sermon explains why Christians are tempted by suicide, what the Bible says about suicide, and gives 13+ reasons why we should live to the end of our God-ordained time of grace.

  • Taboo (Week 3)

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    August 27: God's To-Do's for the Depressed


    Aren't Christians supposed to be happy? To rejoice in the days that the Lord has made? So, why do so many of us feel so unhappy? Depression is a complicated struggle that has both chemical and spiritual components. It often leads to greater depression as the depressed realiaze how many "rejoicing commandments" they aren't keeping. This message looks to the Psalms/Lamentations to resonate with 'down and out' Christians and to remind them of the God who walks with them in the darkest valley.

  • Taboo (Week 2)

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    August 20: Drunkennes (part 2)


    Spirit vs spirits. Paul talks about the two ways to find excitement, joy, etc. - to be filled with the Spirit or to get drunk on beer, wine, and spirits. As Paul explains in Ephesians 6, these two paths affect marriage, children, work, and spiritual warfare.

  • Taboo (Week 1)

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    August 13: Drink To The Glory Of God


    Appleton was recently named the drunkest city in America...and many Appleton residents smiled proudly. Like fish who don't realize what water is, we in Wisconsin don't realize how abnormal our drinking habits are. Or how destructive. This message will introduce our people to our problem, share God's wisdom about honoring God with what we drink, and provide a better buzz in the pleasure of knowing Christ as Lord.