TMP At The Movies: McFarland

Everyone loves a good story. We love going to the movies so that we can experience incredible stories of love, heroism, drama, and more. During this summer series we’ll be looking at a few of today’s popular films and discovering how they reveal a window into our longing for connection with our Creator.

 

Please note: Due to copyright licensing, some clips or portions of messages in this series may not be available

 

 

TMP At The Movies: Hacksaw Ridge

Everyone loves a good story. We love going to the movies so that we can experience incredible stories of love, heroism, drama, and more. During this summer series we’ll be looking at a few of today’s popular films and discovering how they reveal a window into our longing for connection with our Creator.

 

Please note: Due to copyright licensing, some clips or portions of messages in this series may not be available

 

 

TMP At The Movies: The Queen of Katwe

Everyone loves a good story. We love going to the movies so that we can experience incredible stories of love, heroism, drama, and more. During this summer series we’ll be looking at a few of today’s popular films and discovering how they reveal a window into our longing for connection with our Creator.

Please note: Due to copyright licensing, some clips or portions of messages in this series may not be available

 

 

Stoics, Seinfeld and Serenity

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Throughout history, there have been great thinkers that have offered humankind the sort of wisdom that can enable us to overcome the challenges of life. Chief among them were the ancient Stoic philosophers, whose worldview dominated the ancient world. It was into that world that Paul of Tarsus, one of the most influential people in the early spread of the Christian faith, stepped into.

While the Stoics believed that reason was the driving force behind the universe, the early Christians believed that it was love that would lead the world into an entirely new story, and a new way of living.

Join us as we explore the fascinating wisdom of the Stoics, and discover how the person of Jesus Christ changed how we look at our world, and our lives.

 

Baptism - That Getting Dunked Thing

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For those of us who didn’t grow up in a Christian religious background, what crosses our minds when we think of baptism probably comes from TV and movies. Maybe the classic scene in the Godfather while mob hits are taking place all around the city. Or the funny one from O Brother Where Art Thou.

But if you get your opinions from what you see on TV, well, you’ll likely conclude that baptism is just weird.

Our perspective on baptism and what it signifies can vary greatly, depending on our experiences and whether they were positive or not.

In this episode of TMP, we are going to be exploring all of that, and we hope that afterwards you’ll have a whole new perspective, and appreciation, for this thing called baptism.

 

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All Is Grace: Brennan Manning

Every now and then at TMP we like to explore the life story of a particular person who has had a great deal of impact on others, or on the life of our church. One such person is a man named Brennan Manning. Brennan’s life message was simple - that the key to life is found not in our own efforts, our own opinions and our own evaluation of ourselves but in the unrelenting and always-present love and grace of God. As we let go and rest in that simple truth, a world of personal peace and steadfast hope, otherwise unattainable, becomes available to us.

 

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Losing The Letdown

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What we learn as we make our way through life is that there are times when we win, and there are times when we lose. And, that the shift from winning to losing can often happen in an instant.

 Today we’re going to be looking at some words that in and of themselves are good and inspiring, but take on a deeper significance when read in the context in which they were written.

 As we explore this topic today, our prayer is that God would help us all see our circumstances in a new way, one that leaves us with a hope and peace that transcends those circumstances.

 

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Loser In The Rear View

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As we travel through life, there are times when we win and there are times when we lose. And the shift from winning to losing can often happen in an instant.

 But the good news is that when we open our lives up to God as revealed through the love of Jesus Christ, even when we lose we win.

 Today we are going to look at a well known little passage from the Bible, written from the perspective of one of the world's biggest “losers.”

 

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Loser: Losing Is Everything

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As we travel through life, there are times when we win and there are times when we lose. And the shift from winning to losing can often happen in an instant.

 But the good news is that when we open our lives up to God as revealed through the love of Jesus Christ, even when we lose we win.

 Today we are going to look at a well known little passage from the Bible, written from the perspective of one of the world's biggest “losers.”

 Watch the opener video for today’s message here:

http://www.iamsecond.com/seconds/lee-lucas/

 

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Running on Empty

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With the nice weather upon us it seems as though you can't drive more than a few blocks before you encounter people out running, training for a race or trying to get into better shape.

 The Bible uses many comparisons and metaphors in an attempt for us, the readers, to understand how "spiritual" matters and "real life, everyday" matters aren't really that different. Running is one of those metaphors. Running has many similarities to our journey with God - sometimes it’s easy and seemingly effortless. Other times it can be difficult and frustrating leaving us wanting to give up and quit.

 The question we're going to look at today is, how do we keep running when we don’t feel like we can keep going?

 

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Monsters: Doubt

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There are monsters in our lives that haunt us, loom over our best intentions and jump out at us in unexpected moments.

Green eyed monsters like envy. Red eyed ones, like anger. Some of us face monsters like anxiety and fear every day. Other monsters just grumble at us from under the bed, whispering that we need ‘more’ in order to make life bearable.

In today’s message, we’re talking about a monster that might not be a monster at all!

 

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Monsters: The Past

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There are monsters in our lives that haunt us, loom over our best intentions and jump out at us in unexpected moments.

Green eyed monsters like envy. Red eyed ones, like anger. Some of us face monsters like anxiety and fear every day. Other monsters just grumble at us from under the bed, whispering that we need ‘more’ in order to make life bearable.

In today’s message, we’re talking about a monster that doesn’t hide under the bed, behind the curtains or in the closet. It lives in the recesses of our minds...it’s the monster of the past.

 

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Monsters: Anger

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There are monsters in our lives that haunt us, loom over our best intentions and jump out at us in unexpected moments.

Green eyed monsters like envy. Red eyed ones, like anger. Some of us face monsters like anxiety and fear every day. Other monsters just grumble at us from under the bed, whispering that we need ‘more’ in order to make life bearable.

In today’s message, we’re talking about the monster of anger and how God is able to help us deal with this red-eyed beast.

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Monsters: Anxiety

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There are monsters in our lives that haunt us, loom over our best intentions and jump out at us in unexpected moments.

Green eyed monsters like envy. Red eyed ones, like anger. Some of us face monsters like anxiety and fear every day. Other monsters just grumble at us from under the bed, whispering that we need ‘more’ in order to make life bearable.

If you ever feel inadequate or anxious when thinking about an unknown future, this morning’s monster will be familiar to you. But it’s no match for the love of Christ and how much God cares for you in every moment.

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Monsters: Morre

Synopsis:

There are monsters in our lives that haunt us, loom over our best intentions and jump out at us in unexpected moments.

Green eyed monsters like envy. Red eyed ones, like anger. Some of us face monsters like anxiety and fear every day. Other monsters just grumble at us from under the bed, whispering that we need ‘more’ in order to make life bearable.

Throughout this series we’ll be looking a few monsters in the eye.

Today, we’re going to meet the Monster Of Morre. (if one ‘r’ is good, two must be better)

 

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Behind The Curtain: Freedom

Series Synopsis:

This week we are continuing to build on the message of Easter. At the conclusion of our ‘Behind The Scenes’ series, we’re exploring how we can experience the freedom that Christ offers us when we reject the false-promises of the “hero-building systems” of culture, and instead choose to live life as eternal citizens of God’s Kingdom.

Freedom: We believe that Jesus Christ came to set us free from living lives as slaves to our past, fear, judgment and death so that we can be agents of restoration between God, people, and our broken world.

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Easter

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Easter is evidence - an astounding and shockingly unexpected affirmation - that the God who created us never, ever turns his back on us. In the Easter story we see what kind of God we are dealing with: A God who simply keeps reaching down into the muck of humanity and pulling us out of all the graves we dig for ourselves. And a God who keeps loving us back to life, again and again.

 

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Behind The Curtain: Excellence

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Ever wonder what is going on behind the curtain at TMP? During this series, we’ll be talking about some of our challenges and struggles... and our successes. Along the way you just might just recognize some stuff that you’ve been going through reflected in the topics we’ll be discussing. After all, we’re all in this life together!

While we strive to do things with excellence at TMP, we also understand the soul-crushing danger of perfectionism. A healthy view of our strengths and weaknesses, combined with a continual reliance on Christ as our higher power enables us to “not-so-perfectly but enthusiastically give our best”.

 

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Behind The Curtain: Authenticity

Ever wonder what is going on behind the curtain at TMP? During this series, we’ll be talking about some of our challenges and struggles... and our successes. Along the way you just might just recognize some stuff that you’ve been going through reflected in the topics we’ll be discussing. After all, we’re all in this life together!

Our hope - our prayer - is that through God’s power we will find the strength, support and encouragement as we strive to be honest about the joys and challenges we face as we learn to trust God and each other.

✪ Authenticity:

We strive to be honest about the joys and challenges we face as we grow deeper in our understanding of how to follow Jesus Christ in our lives, our families, our jobs, and our city.  (Ephesians 4:25,32; Philippians 1:6; Hebrews 12:1; Matthew 26:38; James 5:16)

 

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Behind the Curtain: Grace >

Ever wonder what is going on behind the curtain at TMP? During this series, we’ll be talking about some of our challenges and struggles... and our successes. Along the way you just might just recognize some stuff that you’ve been going through reflected in the topics we’ll be discussing. After all, we’re all in this life together!

Our hope - our prayer - is that through God’s power we will find the strength, support and encouragement as we practically live out our belief that grace and mercy triumph over judgement.

✪ Love:

We invest in loving relationships in every aspect of life, and practically live out our belief that grace and mercy triumph over judgment. (1 Corinthians 13; John 13:34-35; John 15:12-14)

 

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