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Every once and while, God does something big. Whether He introduces an unanticipated change, presents an unforeseen decision, or brings an unexpected opportunity—sometimes, God sends something along that changes everything. These moments require something unique from us: bold faith. Faith to take a risk, even if we don’t have all the information. Faith to make a change, even if we feel fine where we are. Faith to take a step without knowing where it may take us. These moments don’t happen every day, but the story of God’s people is full of them.

Join us as we trace one of the most powerful stories of trust and courage in the entire Bible and discover the big God who enables us to live with bold faith.

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Nathan Miller - January 21, 2018

03 Attention

Simply Different - Brookside Campus

Luke 12:35-40

From Series: "Simply Different - Brookside Campus"

Overwhelmed. Distracted. Stressed. Overcommitted schedules. Overcommitted paychecks. This is normal in our culture. But there is another way to live. We are invited to something different. Something better. Something simpler. Join us this January as we see how Jesus extends an invitation to trade this “normal” life for something simply different.

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Nathan Miller - January 21, 2018

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Simply Different - Brookside Campus

Luke 12:35-40

From Series: "Simply Different - Brookside Campus"

Overwhelmed. Distracted. Stressed. Overcommitted schedules. Overcommitted paychecks. This is normal in our culture. But there is another way to live. We are invited to something different. Something better. Something simpler. Join us this January as we see how Jesus extends an invitation to trade this “normal” life for something simply different.

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Nathan Miller - May 27, 2018

07 Gospel Freedom

No Other - Downtown Campus

Galatians 5:1-15

From Series: "No Other - Downtown Campus"

The gospel message is central to the Christian faith. But what is the gospel and who is it for? Is it a religious doctrine, a book of the Bible, or a spiritual fairy tale? And what do we do with it after we hear it? While the gospel message is timeless, the way every generation understands it is subject to change. For this reason it is so crucial that the church in every generation should seek to thoughtfully and lovingly teach the central truth of the good news of Jesus Christ that rescues the lost and rejuvenates the church. For this gospel is our only hope in life and death. There is no other.

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Nathan Miller - May 27, 2018

07 Gospel Freedom

No Other - Downtown Campus

Galatians 5:1-15

From Series: "No Other - Downtown Campus"

The gospel message is central to the Christian faith. But what is the gospel and who is it for? Is it a religious doctrine, a book of the Bible, or a spiritual fairy tale? And what do we do with it after we hear it? While the gospel message is timeless, the way every generation understands it is subject to change. For this reason it is so crucial that the church in every generation should seek to thoughtfully and lovingly teach the central truth of the good news of Jesus Christ that rescues the lost and rejuvenates the church. For this gospel is our only hope in life and death. There is no other.

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Nathan Miller - May 21, 2017

04 Sloth & Diligence

Vices and Virtues - Leawood Campus

Luke 10:38-42

From Series: "Vices and Virtues - Leawood Campus"

What steals joy, impedes spiritual growth, ruins relationships, brings entire civilizations down, and can be found in each of us? The answer is vice — sinful habits of mind and body that characterize life without God. In church history, descriptions of the allure and danger of vice abound. This includes the attempt to list the most central vices — the seven deadly sins. In Scripture, too, the vices are taken seriously, warned against, and condemned as deceitful and destructive. But how do we escape from these vices? We find in the writings of both ancient and modern philosophers, in church history down through the centuries, and, most importantly, throughout the entirety of Scripture, that we escape vice by growing in virtue - healthy habits of mind and body that characterize life with God. Join us for Vices and Virtues as we walk through the Scriptures to consider how to escape the dangerous allure of the vices and how to grow in the divine vibrancy of the virtues.

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Nathan Miller - May 21, 2017

04 Sloth & Diligence

Vices and Virtues - Leawood Campus

Luke 10:38-42

From Series: "Vices and Virtues - Leawood Campus"

What steals joy, impedes spiritual growth, ruins relationships, brings entire civilizations down, and can be found in each of us? The answer is vice — sinful habits of mind and body that characterize life without God. In church history, descriptions of the allure and danger of vice abound. This includes the attempt to list the most central vices — the seven deadly sins. In Scripture, too, the vices are taken seriously, warned against, and condemned as deceitful and destructive. But how do we escape from these vices? We find in the writings of both ancient and modern philosophers, in church history down through the centuries, and, most importantly, throughout the entirety of Scripture, that we escape vice by growing in virtue - healthy habits of mind and body that characterize life with God. Join us for Vices and Virtues as we walk through the Scriptures to consider how to escape the dangerous allure of the vices and how to grow in the divine vibrancy of the virtues.

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Nathan Miller - November 11, 2018

02 Bold Faith Takes a Big God

Bold Faith - Olathe Campus

Numbers 13:25-14:45

From Series: "Bold Faith - Olathe Campus"

Every once and while, God does something big. Whether He introduces an unanticipated change, presents an unforeseen decision, or brings an unexpected opportunity—sometimes, God sends something along that changes everything. These moments require something unique from us: bold faith. Faith to take a risk, even if we don’t have all the information. Faith to make a change, even if we feel fine where we are. Faith to take a step without knowing where it may take us. These moments don’t happen every day, but the story of God’s people is full of them. At Christ Community, we believe such a moment is upon us. We’re at a crossroads, and God has put an opportunity before us that could change everything. It will require wisdom, discernment, and, yes, bold faith. Join us as we trace one of the most powerful stories of trust and courage in the entire Bible and discover the big God who enables us to live with bold faith.

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Nathan Miller - November 11, 2018

02 Bold Faith Takes a Big God

Bold Faith - Olathe Campus

Numbers 13:25-14:45

From Series: "Bold Faith - Olathe Campus"

Every once and while, God does something big. Whether He introduces an unanticipated change, presents an unforeseen decision, or brings an unexpected opportunity—sometimes, God sends something along that changes everything. These moments require something unique from us: bold faith. Faith to take a risk, even if we don’t have all the information. Faith to make a change, even if we feel fine where we are. Faith to take a step without knowing where it may take us. These moments don’t happen every day, but the story of God’s people is full of them. At Christ Community, we believe such a moment is upon us. We’re at a crossroads, and God has put an opportunity before us that could change everything. It will require wisdom, discernment, and, yes, bold faith. Join us as we trace one of the most powerful stories of trust and courage in the entire Bible and discover the big God who enables us to live with bold faith.

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Nathan Miller - November 5, 2017

05 A Life Willing to Suffer

Life: A task too big for us - Shawnee Mission Campus

Jeremiah 20:1-13

From Series: "Life: A task too big for us - Shawnee Mission Campus"

Life flows in one of two directions. For most, life declines into dullness. We become like everyone around us. We buy what everyone else buys. We do what everyone else does. We believe what everyone else believes. We want to be ourselves, unique and different, but instead we slide into the grain of what everyone else is doing. It takes courage to fight the grain of living a small life - only a few have it. Jeremiah had the same choice. Live like everyone else, or live the life God called him to. The only problem is, Jeremiah had no chance of living that life. God called him, and calls us, to a life we have no chance of living. Why would God give anyone a life that is too hard or too big to accomplish? Because we were never meant to live life in our own strength. We were never meant to live like everyone else. We were always meant to live for God, who always calls us to a life that is too big for us. Jeremiah lived that life. A life he could never have lived on his own. Jeremiah had radical faith in God, so He lived like no one else. He was unique. He said things others were not willing to say. He did things others were not willing to do. He suffered things others were not willing to suffer. How do we live a life that is too big for us? Join us as we journey together through the life of Jeremiah.

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Nathan Miller - November 5, 2017

05 A Life Willing to Suffer

Life: A task too big for us - Shawnee Mission Campus

Jeremiah 20:1-13

From Series: "Life: A task too big for us - Shawnee Mission Campus"

Life flows in one of two directions. For most, life declines into dullness. We become like everyone around us. We buy what everyone else buys. We do what everyone else does. We believe what everyone else believes. We want to be ourselves, unique and different, but instead we slide into the grain of what everyone else is doing. It takes courage to fight the grain of living a small life - only a few have it. Jeremiah had the same choice. Live like everyone else, or live the life God called him to. The only problem is, Jeremiah had no chance of living that life. God called him, and calls us, to a life we have no chance of living. Why would God give anyone a life that is too hard or too big to accomplish? Because we were never meant to live life in our own strength. We were never meant to live like everyone else. We were always meant to live for God, who always calls us to a life that is too big for us. Jeremiah lived that life. A life he could never have lived on his own. Jeremiah had radical faith in God, so He lived like no one else. He was unique. He said things others were not willing to say. He did things others were not willing to do. He suffered things others were not willing to suffer. How do we live a life that is too big for us? Join us as we journey together through the life of Jeremiah.

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