A Study of Imperfection

Adam Paa

6/18/17

Description:Adam Paa, Minister of Discipleship, continues the series “Real Church,” focusing on two basic tenets: real church is not perfect, making it a place for all; and secondly, real church members imitate God, especially when we realize our Maker’s constant love and presence. This sermon will make you smile, laugh and feel a sense of awe as you see real examples of the love of God manifest through His followers.

A Study of Imperfection

Adam Paa

6/18/17

Description:Adam Paa, Minister of Discipleship, continues the series “Real Church,” focusing on two basic tenets: real church is not perfect, making it a place for all; and secondly, real church members imitate God, especially when we realize our Maker’s constant love and presence. This sermon will make you smile, laugh and feel a sense of awe as you see real examples of the love of God manifest through His followers.

God’s Remarkable Intention

Don McLaughlin

6/11/17

Description:Minister Don McLaughlin continues his “Real Church” series with the assertion that God never imagined a world without His real church. Listen as Don delves into God’s eternal intention; the power behind real church; and the blessings that flow to those who become a part of it and belong within it.

God’s Remarkable Intention [audio]

Don McLaughlin

6/11/17

Description:Minister Don McLaughlin continues his “Real Church” series with the assertion that God never imagined a world without His real church. Listen as Don delves into God’s eternal intention; the power behind real church; and the blessings that flow to those who become a part of it and belong within it.

Coming Together for Good

Don McLaughlin

6/5/17

Description:The apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians emphasizes God’s plan for His church. Minister Don McLaughlin brings those teachings into focus on today’s church and its impact on individuals and the world. He asks whether today’s churches are “real church” as God intended. Listen to this powerful first lesson in a series.

The Sustaining and Empowering Love of God

Don McLaughlin

5/21/17

Description:Minister Don McLaughlin asks listeners to review their life priorities and compare them with the words of the Apostle Paul to the church in Ephesus, as noted in Revelation 2. There, and in many of the apostolic letters, the love of God is emphasized. Don asks us if we are breathing in this love through the holy scripture and then sharing that same love with others? With this knowledge and armed with God’s love, will we not also become “more than conquerors”? Listen to learn the answer.

The Sustaining and Empowering Love of God (audio)

Don McLaughlin

5/21/17

Description:Minister Don McLaughlin asks listeners to review their life priorities and compare them with the words of the Apostle Paul to the church in Ephesus, as noted in Revelation 2. There, and in many of the apostolic letters, the love of God is emphasized. Don asks us if we are breathing in this love through the holy scripture and then sharing that same love with others? With this knowledge and armed with God’s love, will we not also become “more than conquerors”? Listen to learn the answer.

The Bible Speaks About Women

Don McLaughlin

5/14/17

Description:In this Mother’s Day sermon, minister Don McLaughlin reminds listeners that women (like men) are made in the image of God and own equal standing with men. His historical perspectives are enlightening, and his look at sisters Mary and Martha in Luke 10 underlines the fact that Jesus envisioned His church based on person-to-person relationships and how we choose to honor each other.

The Bible Speaks About Women (audio)

Don McLaughlin

5/14/17

Description:The Bible Speaks About WomenIIn this Mother’s Day sermon, minister Don McLaughlin reminds listeners that women (like men) are made in the image of God and own equal standing with men. His historical perspectives are enlightening, and his look at sisters Mary and Martha in Luke 10 underlines the fact that Jesus envisioned His church based on person-to-person relationships and how we choose to honor each other.

Breathe

Don Mclaughlin

5/7/17

Description:Anxiety takes a toll on everyone. Even in the New Testament we read of the fear the apostles and others felt after the resurrection.Is there a way to manage anxiety - especially when it confronts us from every angle? How does God expect us to control these feelings? Listen as minister Don McLaughlin begins his series of lessons that are geared to help us begin walking God’s path to an anxiety-free, Christ-filled life. Step One: forgive ourselves.

Breathe [audio]

Don McLaughlin

5/7/17

Description:Anxiety takes a toll on everyone. Even in the New Testament we read of the fear the apostles and others felt after the resurrection.Is there a way to manage anxiety - especially when it confronts us from every angle? How does God expect us to control these feelings? Listen as minister Don McLaughlin begins his series of lessons that are geared to help us begin walking God’s path to an anxiety-free, Christ-filled life. Step One: forgive ourselves.

Lord, Help Me Believe

Don McLaughlin

4/30/17

Description:In the final sermon in the series on the resurrection, minister Don McLaughlin explores the ultimate challenge that faces believers throughout their lives – to stand firm. Our belief in the resurrection and our ensuing faith are under attack from all sides and on a constant basis, so much so that we must learn in all things to pray “Lord, help me believe.” Listen and understand the power of this prayer.

A Christian's Cornerstone

Don McLaughlin

4/23/17

Description:The Apostle Paul wanted the Christians in Corinth to understand that they would be facing difficult challenges, and to get through them they needed their faith rooted deeply in the resurrection of Christ. He vigorously admonishes them on the subject, as does minister Don McLaughlin to listeners of this powerful and provocative sermon.

A Christian's Cornerstone [audio]

Don McLaughlin

4/23/17

Description:The Apostle Paul wanted the Christians in Corinth to understand that they would be facing difficult challenges, and to get through them they needed their faith rooted deeply in the resurrection of Christ. He vigorously admonishes them on the subject, as does minister Don McLaughlin to listeners of this powerful and provocative sermon.

"But God"

Don McLaughlin

4/16/17

Description:Christians can be comforted by the number of times in scripture where two words appear – “But God . . ..” From the time of Jonah in the Old Testament to the letters of the apostle Paul, the grace of God is revealed. Minister Don McLaughlin delves into the many times God provided relief but never as visibly displayed than on the cross through the death, burial and resurrection of His very own Son. Listen as Don shows how “But God” can support and direct your life today, if you let Him.

"But God" [audio]

Don McLaughlin

4/16/17

Description:Christians can be comforted by the number of times in scripture where two words appear – “But God . . ..” From the time of Jonah in the Old Testament to the letters of the apostle Paul, the grace of God is revealed. Minister Don McLaughlin delves into the many times God provided relief but never as visibly displayed than on the cross through the death, burial and resurrection of His very own Son. Listen as Don shows how “But God” can support and direct your life today, if you let Him.

A New Life Here, Now and in the Future

Josh Jackson

4/9/17

Description:In this second lesson focused on the resurrection of Jesus, minister Joshua Jackson states that “when you fight death you can’t see beyond it.” He challenges Christians collectively and individually, to reflect frequently on the wonder and power of the resurrection of Christ and its implications for us. This is a powerful discussion of a critical component of Christian faith.

A New Life Here, Now and in the Future (audio)

Josh Jackson

4/9/17

Description:In this second lesson focused on the resurrection of Jesus, minister Joshua Jackson states that “when you fight death you can’t see beyond it.” He challenges Christians collectively and individually, to reflect frequently on the wonder and power of the resurrection of Christ and its implications for us. This is a powerful discussion of a critical component of Christian faith.

Fact of Faith [audio]

Don McLaughlin

4/2/17

Description:When Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead there was an immediate validation of whom Jesus purported Himself to be: the Son of God. Despite this fact, He went humbly to the cross sentenced by the Jews of that time. But as witnesses to His resurrection, the apostles brought others to Christ then and still today standing on their faith and the fact of the resurrection. Minister Don McLaughlin points out that baptism is our own “fact of faith” that symbolizes death to our old life and resurrection into a new life with God. As we learn and experience the grace of God, the larger the cross looms in our life. Join Don for this important discussion.

Facts of Faith

Don McLaughlin

4/2/17

Description:When Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead there was an immediate validation of whom Jesus purported Himself to be: the Son of God. Despite this fact, He went humbly to the cross sentenced by the Jews of that time. But as witnesses to His resurrection, the apostles brought others to Christ then and still today standing on their faith and the fact of the resurrection. Minister Don McLaughlin points out that baptism is our own “fact of faith” that symbolizes death to our old life and resurrection into a new life with God. As we learn and experience the grace of God, the larger the cross looms in our life. Join Don for this important discussion.

The Church Shares the Message

Don McLaughlin

3/26/17

Description:In Acts 6 we read that Stephen was “among the people” teaching and performing miracles. His powerful message put him at odds with the Pharisees who ultimately ended his life. In his place the Lord led other great teachers forward such as Peter, Cornelius and - to the people’s astonishment - Saul of Tarsus. Today people need God as much as ever, states minister Don McLaughlin, and it is today’s Christians who individually and collectively must be the messengers of the Good News. Whether as a teacher, a mentor or through one’s personal example, we can and must lead others to Christ. Learn more in this sermon that clearly reminds us of a responsibility we each own.

The Church Shares the Message [audio]

Don McLaughlin

3/26/17

Description:In Acts 6 we read that Stephen was “among the people” teaching and performing miracles. His powerful message put him at odds with the Pharisees who ultimately ended his life. In his place the Lord led other great teachers forward such as Peter, Cornelius and - to the people’s astonishment - Saul of Tarsus. Today people need God as much as ever, states minister Don McLaughlin, and it is today’s Christians who individually and collectively must be the messengers of the Good News. Whether as a teacher, a mentor or through one’s personal example, we can and must lead others to Christ. Learn more in this sermon that clearly reminds us of a responsibility we each own.

Beyond Biases

Don McLaughlin

3/19/17

Description:In Acts 6, the number of new Christians continued to grow, bringing diversity and differences into the body of believers. Not surprisingly, the new Christians experienced unrest related to the feeding of widows. Listen to minister Don McLaughlin as he explains why this issue arose and how it was resolved. At the same, he asks the questions: Can Christians today work harmoniously together for God? What does it take to work through or around natural human biases found in today’s church? Don leads listeners through Biblical answers to these questions, helping us all to better understand the diligence required to proactively maintain unity so that everyone can work together for good.

Beyond Biases [audio]

Don McLaughlin

3/19/17

Description:In Acts 6, the number of new Christians continued to grow, bringing diversity and differences into the body of believers. Not surprisingly, the new Christians experienced unrest related to the feeding of widows. Listen to minister Don McLaughlin as he explains why this issue arose and how it was resolved. At the same, he asks the questions: Can Christians today work harmoniously together for God? What does it take to work through or around natural human biases found in today’s church? Don leads listeners through Biblical answers to these questions, helping us all to better understand the diligence required to proactively maintain unity so that everyone can work together for good.

The First Church Embraces Surrender

Adam Paa

3/12/17

Description:The message first preached by the apostles in Acts 2 touched the hearts of listeners and moved them to surrender their lives to Jesus Christ and to became of “one heart and one mind.” Minister Adam Paa, who leads North Atlanta’s Addiction and Recovery program (ANCHOR) looks in-depth at the concept of “surrender,” noting a strong similarity to a tenet in recovery: “Keep the main thing the main thing,” – which in this and all instances is the grace of God through his son Jesus Christ. A remarkable message for all believers.

The First Church Embraces Surrender [audio]

Adam Paa

3/12/17

Description:The message first preached by the apostles in Acts 2 touched the hearts of listeners and moved them to surrender their lives to Jesus Christ and to became of “one heart and one mind.” Minister Adam Paa, who leads North Atlanta’s Addiction and Recovery program (ANCHOR) looks in-depth at the concept of “surrender,” noting a strong similarity to a tenet in recovery: “Keep the main thing the main thing,” – which in this and all instances is the grace of God through his son Jesus Christ. A remarkable message for all believers.

Today’s Church on the Move: Is the Holy Spirit for Us Too?

Don McLaughlin

3/5/17

Description:As Jesus ascended to heaven, the apostles, with a handful of early Christians, banded together. It is hard for us to imagine their thoughts for not only was Jesus gone but before He left, the apostles were instructed to teach the whole world about Him. Might they have felt perplexed and baffled? Minister Don McLaughlin leads listeners through Acts 1 and 2 wherein the Holy Spirit empowered these few individuals to achieve astonishing success. As Christians of the 21st century work together as a church to accomplish God’s mission, will we be provided the same help? How can we be sure?

Today’s Church on the Move: Is the Holy Spirit for Us Too?

Don McLaughlin

3/5/17

Description:As Jesus ascended to heaven, the apostles, with a handful of early Christians, banded together. It is hard for us to imagine their thoughts for not only was Jesus gone but before He left, the apostles were instructed to teach the whole world about Him. Might they have felt perplexed and baffled? Minister Don McLaughlin leads listeners through Acts 1 and 2 wherein the Holy Spirit empowered these few individuals to achieve astonishing success. As Christians of the 21st century work together as a church to accomplish God’s mission, will we be provided the same help? How can we be sure?

God in the Midst of the Community

Don McLaughlin

2/26/17

Description:It may be hard to conceive of the fact that God is always in our midst until we understand that through words and actions Christians show the presence of Him by what they say and do wherever they go. In his sermon on the impact of words within a community, minister Don McLaughlin interviews Nico Fernandez of El Valle, Panama and elicits his very personal story about the impact of words and actions on him and the subsequent effect on others.

God in the Midst of the Community [audio]

Don McLaughlin

2/26/17

Description:It may be hard to conceive of the fact that God is always in our midst until we understand that through words and actions Christians show the presence of Him by what they say and do wherever they go. In his sermon on the impact of words within a community, minister Don McLaughlin interviews Nico Fernandez of El Valle, Panama and elicits his very personal story about the impact of words and actions on him and the subsequent effect on others.

God in Our Midst

Don McLaughlin

2/19/17

Description:Colossians 3:4 begins with a remarkable seven-word phrase (“And when Christ, who is your life . . . .”) that encapsulates a message that can either create or improve a relationship. Minister Don McLaughlin explores the impact of these words and the critical role of our relationship with God as the catalyst to alter the dynamics of any relationship for the better. As we seek to join together for good, this message lies at the heart of our efforts.

God in Our Midst [audio]

Don McLaughlin

2/19/17

Description:Colossians 3:4 begins with a remarkable seven-word phrase (“And when Christ, who is your life . . . .”) that encapsulates a message that can either create or improve a relationship. Minister Don McLaughlin explores the impact of these words and the critical role of our relationship with God as the catalyst to alter the dynamics of any relationship for the better. As we seek to join together for good, this message lies at the heart of our efforts.

Sharing the Essence of God

Don McLaughlin

2/5/17

Description:Minister Don McLaughlin challenges us to think about what influences our lives the most. With that thought in mind he turns to the New Testament to show us how pointedly Jesus taught his apostles the importance of filling themselves with the essence of God rather than the distractions of men, events or their own agendas. Listening to Jesus talk to Peter may well change the priorities of your life.

Sharing the Essence of God [audio]

Don McLaughlin

2/5/17

Description:Minister Don McLaughlin challenges us to think about what influences our lives the most. With that thought in mind he turns to the New Testament to show us how pointedly Jesus taught his apostles the importance of filling themselves with the essence of God rather than the distractions of men, events or their own agendas. Listening to Jesus talk to Peter may well change the priorities of your life.

Becoming Like Him

Don McLaughlin

1/29/17

Description:As they entered the Promised Land, the Lord committed to give Israel peace, prosperity and power. However, over time the people forgot the source of their blessings and were held accountable by God. Don McLaughlin reminds listeners that the same gifts are available today through Jesus when we resolve to reshape our lives into the likeness of our Maker. This process, notes Don, often includes teamwork or a “together for good” process. Listen and learn more.

Becoming Like Him [audio]

Don McLaughlin

1/29/17

Description:As they entered the Promised Land, the Lord committed to give Israel peace, prosperity and power. However, over time the people forgot the source of their blessings and were held accountable by God. Don McLaughlin reminds listeners that the same gifts are available today through Jesus when we resolve to reshape our lives into the likeness of our Maker. This process, notes Don, often includes teamwork or a “together for good” process. Listen and learn more.

The Example of Jesus

Don McLaughlin

1/22/17

Description:A color of significance in Biblical times was purple, which indicated royalty. But in Mark 15:17-20 we read of the most malevolent use of a purple garment. Minister Don McLaughlin moves from these verses into a discussion of the mission and attitude of Jesus as he walked the earth. His willingness and choice to be humbled so that all people can be together with God makes for a sermon that revives our faith while testing our daily choices.

The Example of Jesus [audio]

Don McLaughlin

1/22/17

Description:A color of significance in Biblical times was purple, which indicated royalty. But in Mark 15:17-20 we read of the most malevolent use of a purple garment. Minister Don McLaughlin moves from these verses into a discussion of the mission and attitude of Jesus as he walked the earth. His willingness and choice to be humbled so that all people can be together with God makes for a sermon that revives our faith while testing our daily choices.

In Good Times and Bad [audio]

Don McLaughlin

1/15/17

Description:Together in Hard TimesOne of the most powerful tenets of Christian faith is found in Romans 8 wherein the Apostle Paul states, “We know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God . . . .” We rely on this verse, but life’s difficulties pull us away from it as uncertainty takes over. How then do we respond to life’s most challenging times? This is the message of minister Don McLaughlin as he explores Paul’s words and the importance of togetherness in times of struggle.