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Churchy Words Explained (and Why You Should Care)

The Bible, and particularly the good news of the gospel contained within it, is full of words that are not easy to define, a reality that can leave us with something less than the understood, applied, and enjoyed message that our Father intended. This series explores six of the most important yet misunderstood words in the story of our salvation, helping us understand and enjoy the stunning things that Jesus did for us through his death and resurrection.

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Churchy Words Explained (and Why You Should Care): Cross

The cross. Pop stars, rappers, bikers, and pastors tattoo it on their bodies, an artistic shape that seems to mean all things to all people. But what does the cross actually mean? As Pastor Mike unpacks the word “cross,” he shows us how knowing what the cross is, that Jesus died on one, and what Jesus’ death means today will change us in profound ways.

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Churchy Words Explained (and Why You Should Care): Kingdom

What did Jesus love to teach about the most? It wasn’t love, grace, forgiveness, heaven, or hell. It was the kingdom of God. But in the 21st-century world, the idea of a “kingdom” is unclear. Pastor Mike defines “kingdom” using two key words and helps us see how we can find comfort in “kingdom,” especially during life’s scary moments and challenges.

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Churchy Words Explained (and Why You Should Care): Faith

Most people are familiar with faith. Christians have faith. Buddhists have faith. Atheists have faith in science and humanity. But what does the Bible mean by faith? Because the Bible certainly says a lot about faith. And that’s why in this message, Pastor Mike slows down and digs deep into the word “faith” to make sure we all know what it means and how it helps us find lasting peace.

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Churchy Words Explained (and Why You Should Care): Saved

To be saved means to be rescued from danger. So what danger are Christians talking about when they use this word? Who was in danger and is now saved? And by whom and from what and what for? Pastor Mike helps us understand the significance of “saved” and its impact on our lives.

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Churchy Words Explained (and Why You Should Care): Grace

Grace is, as we have heard countless times, amazing. But what makes it so amazing? What exactly is “grace,” and how do we even define it? Pastor Mike gives us a clear definition and what it means for us by opening up the Bible to the story of how a murderous man was transformed into the greatest missionary for Jesus—after being struck with grace.

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Churchy Words Explained (and Why You Should Care): Good

If there’s a word that seems simple to define, it’s the word good. Good is, well, good. It’s someone who isn’t bad. But how you define good is gravely important. Are you good? Are we good enough? If not, how do we become good in God’s sight? In this message, Jesus challenges our definition of good and calls us to the only way to be good enough to get close to God.