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The First Songs of Christmas
Songs have such power to convey meaning and evoke emotion. Christmas music is no exception.

Whether they cause you to feel jolly or jaded, these seasonal songs of celebration impact us. We want to experience the wonder and glory of God’s entrance into our world through The First Songs of Christmas. We’re not talking about the tunes we hear at the mall. This advent season we will see the story of Christ’s birth through the songs that are sung in the opening chapters of Luke’s gospel. 

Let’s listen together and discover the glorious truth that Jesus is the song our hearts long to sing.

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Reid Kapple - June 4, 2017

06 Anger | Patience (Leawood Campus)

Vices and Virtues - Brookside Campus

James 1:3-4; 19-21 Vices & Virtues Recorded June 4, 2017 Leawood Campus

From Series: "Vices and Virtues - Brookside 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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Reid Kapple - June 4, 2017

06 Anger | Patience (Leawood Campus)

Vices and Virtues - Brookside Campus

James 1:3-4; 19-21 Vices & Virtues Recorded June 4, 2017 Leawood Campus

From Series: "Vices and Virtues - Brookside 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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06 Anger & Patience

Vices and Virtues - Leawood Campus

James 1:19-27

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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Reid Kapple - June 4, 2017

06 Anger & Patience

Vices and Virtues - Leawood Campus

James 1:19-27

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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Reid Kapple - December 8, 2019

02 The Song of Zechariah

To believe in the light of Jesus is not simply to admit you see the light, but that you now live in the light. To be rescued, forgiven, and redeemed by Jesus means that we have not merely been saved FROM something but also FOR something. If you are in Jesus Christ then you are summoned in grace to live a life of holiness, which means a life that is beautifully distinct from the darkness we see around us. And you are called to live in righteousness, which means you are to live, work, and fight for justice, peace, and equity for all people. And you are to do so before Jesus, not as the judging one watching us from heaven, but as the righteous one leading us in this world. But if you are not a follower of Jesus, this invitation to live in the light is for you as well. You are invited and welcomed in to live in the light with Jesus and with his people. To come out of the darkness of sin and shame and find that there is something, indeed someone who is able to push back the darkness. This song that Zechariah is singing is a song that you can sing as well. A song that tells you that God’s mercy is available to deliver you from the shadow of death. And his grace is available to lead you and guide you through your life all your days. Yes, there is indeed a darkness that destroys us. But what this song of Christmas so powerfully and brightly tells us is that there is a light that rescues us. And the light of Jesus is the only thing that will push back the darkness. Will you step into the light or will you remain in darkness? The Song of Zechariah Luke 1:57-80 December 8, 2019 Reid Kapple

From Series: "The First Songs of Christmas - Olathe Campus"

Songs have such power to convey meaning and evoke emotion. Christmas music is no exception. Whether they cause you to feel jolly or jaded, these seasonal songs of celebration do impact us. And we want to experience the wonder and glory of God’s entrance into our world through The First Songs of Christmas. Now we’re not talking about the tunes we hear at the mall. This advent season we will see the story of Christ’s birth through the songs that are sung in the opening chapters of Luke’s gospel. And as we listen we will discover the glorious truth that Jesus is the song our hearts long to sing.

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Reid Kapple - December 8, 2019

02 The Song of Zechariah

To believe in the light of Jesus is not simply to admit you see the light, but that you now live in the light. To be rescued, forgiven, and redeemed by Jesus means that we have not merely been saved FROM something but also FOR something. If you are in Jesus Christ then you are summoned in grace to live a life of holiness, which means a life that is beautifully distinct from the darkness we see around us. And you are called to live in righteousness, which means you are to live, work, and fight for justice, peace, and equity for all people. And you are to do so before Jesus, not as the judging one watching us from heaven, but as the righteous one leading us in this world. But if you are not a follower of Jesus, this invitation to live in the light is for you as well. You are invited and welcomed in to live in the light with Jesus and with his people. To come out of the darkness of sin and shame and find that there is something, indeed someone who is able to push back the darkness. This song that Zechariah is singing is a song that you can sing as well. A song that tells you that God’s mercy is available to deliver you from the shadow of death. And his grace is available to lead you and guide you through your life all your days. Yes, there is indeed a darkness that destroys us. But what this song of Christmas so powerfully and brightly tells us is that there is a light that rescues us. And the light of Jesus is the only thing that will push back the darkness. Will you step into the light or will you remain in darkness? The Song of Zechariah Luke 1:57-80 December 8, 2019 Reid Kapple

From Series: "The First Songs of Christmas - Olathe Campus"

Songs have such power to convey meaning and evoke emotion. Christmas music is no exception. Whether they cause you to feel jolly or jaded, these seasonal songs of celebration do impact us. And we want to experience the wonder and glory of God’s entrance into our world through The First Songs of Christmas. Now we’re not talking about the tunes we hear at the mall. This advent season we will see the story of Christ’s birth through the songs that are sung in the opening chapters of Luke’s gospel. And as we listen we will discover the glorious truth that Jesus is the song our hearts long to sing.

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Reid Kapple - October 13, 2019

04 A Church for the End of the World...Is Uncompromising

Revelation: A Church for the End of the World - Shawnee Campus

From Series: "Revelation: A Church for the End of the World - Shawnee Campus"

The world is changing. Technological progress has led to amazing developments - we can access anything, anywhere, or anyone in the world with the device in our pockets. We are filled with confidence that we will make a better future for ourselves. That we have no limits. The kingdom is right around the corner… At the same time, fewer and fewer people are attending church in the US. People who grew up in church are leaving, disengaging. Belief in a kingdom we can make for ourselves is strong, but it is a kingdom without a King. What is the church to be in this cultural moment? Join us as we go to an ancient source, the book of Revelation, 7 letters written by Jesus to the church of the 1st century that provide the way forward for the church of today. A church for the end of the world...

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Reid Kapple - October 13, 2019

04 A Church for the End of the World...Is Uncompromising

Revelation: A Church for the End of the World - Shawnee Campus

From Series: "Revelation: A Church for the End of the World - Shawnee Campus"

The world is changing. Technological progress has led to amazing developments - we can access anything, anywhere, or anyone in the world with the device in our pockets. We are filled with confidence that we will make a better future for ourselves. That we have no limits. The kingdom is right around the corner… At the same time, fewer and fewer people are attending church in the US. People who grew up in church are leaving, disengaging. Belief in a kingdom we can make for ourselves is strong, but it is a kingdom without a King. What is the church to be in this cultural moment? Join us as we go to an ancient source, the book of Revelation, 7 letters written by Jesus to the church of the 1st century that provide the way forward for the church of today. A church for the end of the world...

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