Sermons preached by JR. Forasteros.


  • I am a River - Identity Crisis

    I am a River - Identity Crisis

    01/05/2016 Duración: 33min

    A life of faith often seems to make little sense in a faithless world. We struggle to find meaning and purpose because we lose sight of the end goal – Heaven on Earth. But when we keep the End in mind, we find the courage to participate in a bold,...

  • Courage to Love - Identity Crisis

    Courage to Love - Identity Crisis

    24/04/2016 Duración: 27min

    Jesus says the defining mark of the Church is our love. Could it be in the end that fear is what keeps us from participating in God’s new life? What does having the courage to love look like?

  • The Sheep Whisperer - Identity Crisis

    The Sheep Whisperer - Identity Crisis

    17/04/2016 Duración: 28min

    Our lives are busy and hectic, and at times we feel as though there’s no hope. How do we remain faithful to God when life gets out of control? The early Christians found they needed to hear the voice of their shepherd and follow him. Spiritual...

  • Lamb Living - Identity Crisis

    Lamb Living - Identity Crisis

    10/04/2016 Duración: 33min

    Forgiveness in the face of injustice is difficult. Seeking reconciliation is even harder – it often feels wrong not to fight back. But Revelation shows us a Jesus who is not a conquering lion, but a slaughtered lamb. And his sacrificial forgiveness...

  • Impostor Syndrome - Identity Crisis

    Impostor Syndrome - Identity Crisis

    03/04/2016 Duración: 30min

    The Church often struggles to be the body of Jesus in the world because we refuse to bear the marks of our crucifixion. What does it look like for the Church to lead from weakness and vulnerability?

  • Wlld Lions - Identity Crisis

    Wlld Lions - Identity Crisis


    The powers of our world have us trained to roar on command, to rage and be afraid to follow God's way. But Jesus' resurrection frees us to follow God's call boldly.

  • Privilege - System Failure

    Privilege - System Failure


    Mention the word Privilege and watch everyone get uncomfortable. But Privilege is an opportunity to talk about opportunity. And to see that God is a God who leverages Privilege for the good of those who have less position. How can the Church talk...

  • Security - System Failure

    Security - System Failure


    We live in a culture ruled by fear. Everyone – especially those in charge – want us to be afraid because our fear gives them control. When is fear healthy? When does it become an idol? God’s promises to Israel offer us hope in a fearful world....

  • Consumerism - System Failure

    Consumerism - System Failure

    06/03/2016 Duración: 03min

    Our Consumeristic culture tells us that the way to the “good life” is to get more, buy more, have more. But God prescribes that the “good life” is found by giving. When the Israelites were about to enter the land, God gave them some specific...

  • Hospitality - System Failure

    Hospitality - System Failure

    28/02/2016 Duración: 32min

    America's increasing suspicion can be tied to a lack of "third spaces" - spaces that blur the lines between public and private. But Christians are called to be radically hospitable. How can we create third spaces where we can embody God's radical...

  • Education - System Failure

    Education - System Failure

    21/02/2016 Duración: 33min

    Most of us are aware that our educational system has deep flaws in it. But how dangerous are they? And how can we resist our broken educational system, and even act as agents of healing?

  • Food - System Failure

    Food - System Failure


    How does the food industry disconnect us from God and from creation? And how can we recover the meal as an opportunity to receive grace and power?

  • Ash Wednesday - System Failure

    Ash Wednesday - System Failure

    10/02/2016 Duración: 27min

    We often treat sin as personal moral failings but Sin has an institutional component too. What institutions in our culture form us to be sinful? And how can the Church act as a counter-institution that forms us to be holy?

  • Warts  All - Fear  Desire

    Warts & All - Fear & Desire

    07/02/2016 Duración: 30min

    We’re convinced that spirituality is all about putting on the perfect front. But when we fake perfection, we cover up the good news of Jesus’ new life. We rob the world of seeing that Jesus transforms us from death to life, from imperfection to...

  • Follow Your Heart - Fear  Desire

    Follow Your Heart - Fear & Desire

    31/01/2016 Duración: 29min

    As we continue to discern our spiritual gifts, we must recognize that it flows out of our loves. Spiritual gifts are not a way for us to elevate ourselves, but to engage the world. As we learn to the love the world more, God will reveal the gives in...

  • Selling Light Bulbs - Fear  Desire

    Selling Light Bulbs - Fear & Desire

    24/01/2016 Duración: 30min

    Even once we discover what we love, we struggle to connect with our calling because our loves seem so ordinary. But the story of Chiune Sugihara and Paul's words in 1 Corinthians 12 remind us that when the Spirit leads, even the most mundane...

  • Spider-Man in a Cornfield - Fear  Desire

    Spider-Man in a Cornfield - Fear & Desire

    17/01/2016 Duración: 34min

    Most of us have no idea that God has given us abilities that enable us to bring God's kingdom about. But if you're following Jesus, you're using these abilities whether you realize it or not. Learn how to discern your gifts so you can participate...

  • Magic Tricks - Fear  Desire

    Magic Tricks - Fear & Desire


    We think faith is like magic, and spiritual people like excellent magicians. Trying to figure out God's Will sounds like a lot of work, so it's no wonder only a few spiritual experts figure it out. But the true magic of faith isn't something we...

  • Work in Progress - What to Expect When Were Expecting

    Work in Progress - What to Expect When We're Expecting

    03/01/2016 Duración: 26min

    Our confidence to move into the future comes not from blind hope or our own efforts. Rather, when we respond to God's announced intentions, we can be confident that our faithful action will bear fruit in accord with God's work in our world. We move...

  • Picking Up on the Clues - What to Expect When Were Expecting

    Picking Up on the Clues - What to Expect When We're Expecting

    20/12/2015 Duración: 32min

    As we journey into the future, it's hard to know what to focus on - how do we know what will be important before we see the whole picture? Part of faithfulness is learning to discern the clues.

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