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June 2018

KIngdom Mission

We may have been told that as Christians we should stay as far away from the darkness and the decaying world we live in, but Jesus contradicts this belief and requires us as His followers to step in and preserve our decaying world and illuminate our dark world. Not separation, but involvement.
 
Matthew 5:13-16


Lincoln Christian University Faith Promise

Don Green, President of Lincoln Christian University shares a vision for the ministry to LCU that can be shared by the people of FCC Chicago, based on the logo of LCU.
 
The recording begins with a brief interview with Don Green before Don shares his message.


Southside Pregnancy Center

Kathy Bozyk, the Executive Director of Southside Pregnancy Center, shares about the work of SPC and current plans and challenges, and shares a message about overcoming fear.



May 2018

Experience Grace In Battle

The church is in the midst of a battle. However, sometimes the church seems to forget who the enemy is. When we do that we become vulnerable. When we remember the true enemy, we can properly see how to partner with others on the battlefield.



Experience Grace In The Workplace

Christians are called to put others best interests ahead of their own. What does that look like in the workplace environment? What does it look like when Christian employees and employers put the interest of others ahead of their own?
 
Relationships are a crucial part of any work environment. When we put others first we demonstrate the light of Christ to our coworkers, bosses, and those we supervise.


Experience Grace In the Family

God wants the influence of the Holy Spirit to be dominant within us. When the Spirit’s influence is present it will be demonstrated in key ways in our relationships with one another … particularly in our submission to each others’ best interests. Nowhere will looking out for one another’s best interests be more evident than in the home.



April 2018

Experience Grace In a Life of Love



Experience Grace In the Church

Grace is not just for personal enjoyment. Grace is how the church is called to live. In Ephesians 4, Paul instructs us to walk in the unity, and provides us a number of signposts for living in that unity.



Experience Grace

Apart from Christ we are dead. In Christ we are made alive.
 
We can do nothing to rescue ourselves. Christ has already done everything which needs done to bring about our salvation.
 
This is the message of the gospel … the power of God to bring us back from death to life in Christ.


No Foolin’

While many in the world would call Christians fools for their beliefs, it is truly foolish to not trust in the will and plan of God. God has blessed us abundantly so is worthy of the worship that we offer to him.

Ephesians 1 tells us of three blessings that should bring us to worship of God.


March 2018

Homesick For A Place We’ve Never Been

When we remove the myths of harps, halos and floating on clouds, the message of Heaven is that we have a place to look forward to which will be best described as God’s presence, a place of beauty, holiness, security, and renewal. Heaven is described in Revelation 21 and 22 with three metaphors: a city, a temple, and a garden. Each communicates something of the essence of that eternal place.
 
The use of Not Home Yet by Steven Curtis Chapman and I Can Only Imagine by Mercy Me are not intended to breach copyright law. No ownership or copyrights are implied by the use of these recordings.


Wedding & War: Salvation Song In Two Stanzas

Revelation

Revelation

In the only chapter in the entire New Testament that contains the word “Hallelujah” we are called to worship. That worship is the response to two saving actions takes on the part of the church. A wedding and a war.