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Part 9 - The One Commandments

Jesus didn’t come to initiate Judaism 2.0. He came to offer something entirely new to the world: a new covenant that would forever change humankind’s relationship with God. And with that new covenant came a new ethic—one that insisted that the greatest choose the back of the line.

Scripture - John 11:57; 12:12; Luke 22:6; Matthew 22:15–16, 24–25, 33–40; John 13:34–35; Ephesians 4:32; 1 Corinthians 13:4–5; Philippians 2:5; Ephesians 5:1–2; John 13:34

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Part 8 - The New Covenant

The words “unlimited” and “unconditional” make us suspicious. Whether those words describe an insurance policy, cellphone agreement, we assume unlimited is really limited and unconditional has some conditions. That suspicion extends to our relationship with God. Unconditional love? Unlimited forgiveness? There must be a catch. But what if there isn’t?

Scripture - John 11:57; 12:12; Luke 22:6; Matthew 22:15–16, 24–25, 33–40; John 13:34–35; Ephesians 4:32; 1 Corinthians 13:4–5; Philippians 2:5; Ephesians 5:1–2; John 13:34

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Part 7 - Leading Great

Jesus introduced the most powerful, transformational, and inspirational leadership principle on the planet. Every leader you respect practices it. The leaders you don’t respect don’t practice it. You can lead without it, but you won’t be a leader worth following unless you embrace it.

Scripture - John 11:46–48, 53–54; 12:9–12, 19; 13:4, 8, 13–17; Mark 10:32–38, 41–45

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Part 6 - Nic At Night

Jesus claimed to be greater than the temple. He made the temple obsolete. Most of his followers assumed his end game was to declare himself king. The more discerning among them sensed something else was going on. Jesus spoke with authority but refused to take charge. He wielded extraordinary power, but never for himself. What was he up to?

Zach Williams performs "To the Table" . This video was played at the end of Steve’s message.

Scripture - John 3:1–10, 14–15; John 3:16–17

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Part 5 - Greater Indeed

Something in us is tempted to believe God loves his law more than his people. We’re tempted to prioritize rules over people. Maybe you left church because somebody prioritized the Bible over your divorced mother or gay brother. But Jesus came to offer us a life greater than keeping religious rules.

This video was played at the end of Kevin’s Message.

Scripture - Matthew 5:17; 7:28–29; 12:1–2; Mark 2:27; Matthew 12:6; Mark 13:1–4; 1 Corinthians 6:19

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Part 4 - New World Order

If you are not a particularly religious person or you used to be and walked away from that, I’m confident you have a good reason. After all, you are a reasonable person. As a reasonable person, I want to give you a reason to reconsider Jesus. Jesus came to introduce something brand-new… to the world, for the world.

Against all odds, a band of Jewish blasphemers were following a crucified teacher with…

No territory – No military – No sacred texts

Scripture - John 1:29; Luke 4:14–15; 7:16; 6:20; Matthew 5:13–14, 16–18, 21–22; 7:12, 28–29; 12:6; 28:18–20

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Part 2 - For The World

“Might makes right” is the default setting for the world. Those with wealth and power write the rules, and they usually write them to favor themselves. That was true in Jesus’ time as well. But he came to turn everything upside down.

Jesus established a new, upside down kingdom. Power would be leveraged for the powerless. Wealth would be leveraged for those in need. Influence would be leveraged for those without a voice. The first would be last and the last would be first. 

Scripture: Matthew 3:14; 4:1–10; Luke 4:13–14; Mark 10:45; Luke 9:25

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Part 1 - For The World

Jesus didn’t come to extend an old religion. He didn’t come to just clarify old truths. He didn’t come to just preach sermons and offer wise teachings. From the angel’s announcement to Mary that she would give birth to a son whose “kingdom would never end,” it was clear: Jesus would do something new for the world.

 

Scripture: Luke 3:1–2; Matthew 3:5–6; John 1:7–9, 15, 17, 19–27; Matthew 3:7–8; John 1:28–29

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What Makes You Happy - Part 1

Part 1 - Not Thing

We all daydream about a trouble-free life made possible by something: a dream job, house, car, spouse, child, family, or pile of money. But what if no thing can make us happy?

What makes you happy? Something came to mind, right? Something comes to mind for all of us. We all daydream about a trouble-free life made possible by something: a job, house, car, spouse, child, family, or pile of money. But what if what makes you happy isn’t a what at all. What if it’s a who? 

Scripture - Matthew 22:36-40; James 1:15