War of the Worldviews

In this series, Pastor Gary tackles some of the tough issues of the day by looking at how our world view affects everything we believe.

Whatever Is Praiseworthy: Conquering Our Consumer Culture

February 26, 2012 | Luke 12 | consumerism

Pastor Gary Combs concludes his 8-week sermon series entitled War of the Worldviews with this message about how to overcome consumerism. Taken from Luke 12, Pastor Gary teaches from the story where Jesus tells about a farmer who was consumed by his possessions. His fields produced an abundant crop but his reaction was typical of many. He said, “I’m going to tear down my barns and build bigger ones, then I’ll store up my goods so that I’ll have plenty to enjoy when I retire.” Today’s culture would call him a great success, Jesus calls him a “fool.” His evaluation of his possessions was really out of whack. Jesus warned against the greed of consumerism and challenged His hearers to be rich towards God. We can Conquer the Culture of Consumerism by being rich towards God.

Whatever Is Excellent: Pursuing the Victory for Virtue

February 19, 2012 | Galatians 5 | fruit of the spirit

Pastor Gary Combs continues his War of the Worldviews series with this message on the decline of morality and virtue in today’s culture and more specifically in today’s church. Taken from the book of Galatians, the message teaches how Paul told the Christians in Galatia that the only way to live as a Christian was to “walk in the Spirit” and so bear the “fruit of the Spirit” in their lives. Paul taught that following Christ was more than an outward keeping of the law. Christians are to show forth the character of God. We can allow the Lord to give us these nine marks of authentic Christian character, these nine “virtues,” so that we are like Christ, not just in what we believe, or in what we practice, but in our very nature.

Whatever Is Lovely: Restoring Biblical Femininity

February 12, 2012 | Titus 2 | femininity

Pastor Gary Combs continues the “War of the Worldviews” series with this message on femininity. Taken from the apostle Paul’s letter to a young pastor named Titus, this letter encourages him to teach the older women to train the younger women how to be true women of God. As the people of God, we can affirm God’s design for both men and women. We can affirm and seek to see restored biblical femininity.

Whatever Is Admirable: Restoring Biblical Masculinity

February 5, 2012 | 1 Timothy 6:11-16 | masculinity

Pastor Gary Combs continues the War of the Worldviews series with this message from 1 Timothy about being a man of God. In this first letter that the apostle Paul wrote to his spiritual son Timothy, he told him that he should be a “man of God.” We can affirm what the Bible teaches about masculinity by being men who aspire to be men of God and by being women who value and support this view of masculinity.