The Big Tent Sermons
The Bible is a really big book so it is no wonder there are so many beliefs associated with it. Naturally, this leads to all kinds of rules and litmus tests for what constitutes “true belief.” But the core of Christianity is actually much more simple than some make it out to be and we are a stronger church as a result of our differences as long as we keep 3 big ideas in mind. Read today's verses from Luke 11: 37-52 on YouVersion or in the Bibles we provide.
Was Jesus a good teacher, a prophet, or just plain crazy? Jesus claimed that he was God. Today, we'll unpack the first tent pole of the Big Tent and learn why it matters that we believe Jesus is exactly who he said he is. Read today's verses from Colossians 1:13-22 on YouVersion on page 619 in the Bibles we provide.
One of the poles that holds up the tent of Christianity is the identity of Jesus Christ. Who was he and why does it matter? Read today's verses from John 10:1-6 on YouVersion or on page 748 in the Bibles we provide.
The bestselling book in world history is also the most misunderstood, ignored and controversial. How can the Bible still be relevant today when it’s so old? Read today's verses from Timothy 3:16 on YouVersion or in the Bibles we provide.
One of the marks against modern Christianity is that Christians don’t seem to agree on much or get along very well. This weekend, we will talk through how God instructs his people to disagree with others in a way that is agreeable. Read today's verses from 2 Timothy 2:14-16 on YouVersion or in the Bibles we provide.
You've probably heard that our nation is never more segregated than it is on Sunday mornings, but did you know that this has been a problem since the church began thousands of years ago? Join us to hear God's heart on the matter and the hope that he offers us today. Read today's verses from Ephesians 2:11-22 on YouVersion or in the Bibles we provide.
There is room for diversity of many kinds in the Christian faith. Come and learn about a value we like to call “The Big Tent” and discover that there is a place for you!
Of all the things Jesus said, there is one question that he asked that we must each find an answer for today: "Who do you say that I am?" At East Lake, we believe that the answer to this question is one of the critical tent poles that holds up the Big Tent! Check out Sunday's message to explore this crucial question with us.
In a day where we follow everyone from fitness experts, pop culture icons, politicians, and food bloggers, Jesus invites us to follow Him, too. But what does He offer that all the others can’t and don’t? Check out Sunday's message to find out.