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Welcome to the weekly podcast of Christ Community Chapel. Here you will find our Sunday morning sermons for the past ten weeks. For more sermons, please visit our website.
|1||CleanVideoTransformed 101 - Belong||We all have a natural desire to belong, and when we choose to follow Jesus and become a Christian, we find that we suddenly belong to the worldwide family of his followers known as "the church." As members of the church, we are told in I Corinthians 12:12-26 that we are part of a global "body of Christ" and that we all have important roles to play in that body. We may all be different and it may be difficult to always feel as though we belong, but if we know that we are one, trust that we are one and act as though we are one, we can begin to work with the rest of the body of Christ to be transformed and transform the world.||2/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoTransformed 101 - Believe||The first step toward being transformed and achieving great things through Christ is believing. It may sound basic, but it can often feel like taking a huge jump. We may know that there is great joy and freedom through faith in God, but it doesn't make taking that jump easy. Choosing to trust in God requires admitting we are broken without him, stuck in our sin and needing a savior. We may feel too unworthy, too vulnerable to judgment or that we're giving up too much by believing in the saving power of Christ. But when we do take that "leap of faith" - when we join that body of other broken believers in the arms of God for all eternity - we realize it was well worth it.||2/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoTransformed in 2018 - God Can Use You to Change the World||This January, we're focusing as a church on three bold claims of Christianity: you can know God, God can change you and God can use you to change the world. This week, we investigate the third claim, recognizing that Christianity has changed the world so deeply that it's almost impossible to imagine a world that was never impacted by Jesus and his followers. This drastic ability to influence dates back to Jesus' disciples - a group of ordinary, uneducated men who quickly transformed the known world by living as Jesus taught them. And that ability still resides with Christians today who can tap into a different identity (Jesus), a different purpose (serving others), and a different power (love and fearlessness through the Holy Spirit) to positively impact the world together.||1/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoTransformed in 2018 - You Can Change||As we focus this year on knowing God, being changed by him and then being used to change the world, one of the first things we must realize is that we need to change. On the surface, that isn't exactly hard... Many of us made New Year's resolutions not long ago precisely because we want to change. We need to realize, however, that we don't only need to change our eating and exercise habits, but our very spiritual identities. This week, Pastor Joe explains what that looks like-how we need to change and how Jesus allows it to happen. Because as Christians, it's not about trying to change the thousand things that are wrong with us... It's about making one change in our lives by deciding to follow and trust in Jesus as our savior.||1/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoTransformed in 2018 - You Can Know God||In Ephesians 2:1-10, we read that we were dead in our trespasses and sins, but because of God's great love and grace, we have been saved. Because we are naturally spiritually dead, we have little desire to put God at the center of our lives. While we could act like the moon - a cold, dead rock that still reflects the brilliant light of the sun to illuminate the world - we choose not to do so. We could put God at the center of our lives and choose to orbit him, reflecting his grace and radiance to the world, but we want to be the sun, not the moon in our lives. We want God to orbit around us. We are ravenous for glory, but our own success can never illuminate our lives the way God can. We must realize it's not about having God orbit around us, but accepting that we will remain cold, dark and spiritually dead without him. It is a state that requires a radical solution that overcomes our strong desire to be self-centered... And that solution is grace. Only grace can change the orbit of our lives, and it's given to us abundantly in the sacrifice Jesus made. Yes, we can know God, but first we much accept his grace and then be transformed by the humility, compassion and love that comes with it.||1/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoTransformed in 2018 - The Need||Each January, we set a theme for the year as a church, focusing either on "breathing out" to forward God's kingdom in the world, or "breathing in" to grow closer to God. This year, we'll be doing the latter, as we all take the challenge to be transformed in 2018. The message of the Gospel is one of transformation, telling us we can know God personally, change radically and be used by God to change the world as a result. As Pastor Joe explains today, in 2018, we will focus on how we have been (and will be) transformed not by our own doing, but by the grace and guidance of God.||1/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoResponding to the King - The Magi, Herod, the Shepherds and You||This year, we've focused as a church on recognizing Jesus as king over all creation and bringing that truth to life in all aspects of our lives. The story of Jesus starts and "ends" with the term "king" in the New Testament: from the angels' proclamation that a king had been born to the sign above Jesus' head on the cross that read, "King of the Jews." As we near the end of the year this week, Pastor Joe reminds us once more of the importance of recognizing God as king in our lives, surrendering our lives to the king and allowing ourselves to be saved from our sin - and ourselves - by trusting him.||12/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoResponding to the King - The Shepherds||In Luke 2, we are introduced to the shepherds of the Christmas story. These shepherds were "nobodies" going about their mundane jobs, but God chose them to not only see angels with their own eyes but to also be among the first to hear the most important news of all time. Why? Because God comes for everyone, no matter their status in society. And as the shepherds showed, no matter how great a fear we face - even being surrounded by the glory of the Lord - if we are beholding the power of Jesus, we really have nothing to fear at all.||12/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoResponding to the King - Herod||Herod the Great, king of Judea at the time of Jesus' birth, was known for his impatience, bloodthirstiness and ego. He desired power above all else and was quick to lash out wrathfully if he perceived any threat to his own glory. Many people suffered at his hand, and he was, by all accounts, a pretty awful guy. As unlike us as Herod may sound, when you look at how he responded to Jesus' birth, we start to see similarities to our own lives. We profess a desire to worship Jesus (as Herod told the magi he did), but we are often unwilling to turn over control of our "kingdoms" to God. We call ourselves followers of Jesus, but we bristle at the idea of honoring him as king of certain aspects of our lives. So this week, let's ask ourselves: will we worship Jesus as the magi did or will we fight his control of our lives like Herod?||12/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoResponding to the King - The Magi||As we enter the Advent season, we'll be taking a look at the events surrounding Jesus' birth and connecting them back to our lives today. This week, Pastor Joe explains how the dangerous, 1,000-plus mile journey to Bethlehem the magi took was only part of what made their story remarkable. While the magi were considered amongst the wisest men of their day - similar to the world's most esteemed academics - they recognized that they didn't know everything. They knew there were gaps in their understanding of their world, and they went in search of answers. They determined that a star would guide them close to a soon-to-be-born Jewish king but were also wise enough to turn to holy scripture (as we all must do) to ultimately find Jesus. And once they did, a remarkable thing occurred: they saw Jesus for who he was - not simply a poor family's baby, but the lord of all creation - and fell down and worshiped him as king.||12/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
It is obvious that Pastor Coffey has a gift for teaching. He is amazing at keeping one's attention the entire sermon. Well worth listening to. Even if God is "not your thing"- these talks are applicable to everyone's life! He has a great sense of humor too! Enjoy!