What I Meant When I Said “Christian Pornography”

This past Sunday I started a new sermon series called "Transformed."  In the introductory sermon I made the point that Scripture presents transformation as an expectation of following Christ.  Sadly, many of us Christians spend more energy excusing our lack of transformation than we do embracing transformation as an expectation. We do this by surrounding … Continue reading What I Meant When I Said “Christian Pornography”

Bridges Norman

Bridges Norman is a non-profit community service organization in Norman, OK who assists high school students who live alone due to a family crisis or homelessness.  It was formed through a collaboration of the Norman community, Norman Public Schools, and the Norman Housing Authority.  Several Alameda Church of Christ members are involved with this wonderful … Continue reading Bridges Norman

A Powerful Example of Christian Perseverance

On Palm Sunday 2017, ISIS terrorists killed 47 Coptic Christians in Egypt. Intended to crush the spirit of Christians in that part of the world, the attack had the exact opposite effect. This message from a Coptic priest is a powerful example of the kind of perseverance Christ produces. Glory be to God! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO6MwqDlIYY

Transformed (A Sermon Series)

On Sunday I will kick off a brand new sermon series called "Transformed." The purpose of the series is to examine the attributes of a person whose life has been transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. In doing so, my prayer is that all who hear this series will be challenged and inspired to … Continue reading Transformed (A Sermon Series)

Transformation is an Expectation

We Christians talk a lot about the transforming effects of the gospel of Christ, and rightfully so, but I sometimes wonder if we have forgotten that for followers of Jesus Christ transformation is also an expectation. In Romans 12:1-2 the apostle Paul writes, "Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, … Continue reading Transformation is an Expectation