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September 2018

The Perfect Church 2018

Big Idea:  Scripture tells us that the perfect church is a reality. Our definition of the perfect church has just been the problem. And since we have erred in defining what the perfect church is, we further err in determining those things that are really important to the life of the church.  This is what Paul has to say about the perfect church.

More Than A Big Fish Story

Big Idea:  When we tell the story of Jonah, we usually focus on the “big fish” story. However, the real story of Jonah is the story of a child of God who begrudges God’s mercy on those he considers to evil to be forgiven … so God teaches him a lesson about caring.


August 2018

The Kingdom Response

As citizens of the kingdom, we have a journey to take (and a home to build). The way that we journey (and how we build) has everything to do with the destination which we will arrive at. What choices will you make on your journey, and how will you build?

The Words No One Wants To Hear

July 2018

Judging Judgment

“Don’t judge me” is the mantra of our day. The appeal is even often directly connected to Jesus’ plea of Matthew 7:1. However, Jesus wasn’t saying that everyone has the right to determine what is right for them without others pointing out that they are wrong. Jesus’ statement has to do with condemning others for their sin while ignoring the presence of our own sin.

Do Not Worry

Show Offs Aren’t Spiritual

Jesus speaks to the spiritual show-off within us, and says cut it out or you will be left out. In drawing this point out he gives us examples of spiritual show-offs in three areas, and prescribes the proper corrective for each. If we struggle with the desire to be applauded for our spirituality, he gives us steps to deal with that desire.
Matthew 6:1-18

Forget What You Heard

You’ve heard the cliche “out with the old, in with the new” right? Well, that doesn’t apply here. Jesus did not come to remove the law; actually his arrival improved the law.

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.