Message: “Guard Your Heart” from Chris Dillon

A message from the series “Sermon On The Mount.” In the last section of this famous sermon, Jesus told His hearers that they would never enter the kingdom of heaven unless their righteousness exceeded that of the Pharisees. This week, He shows us what that deeper righteousness looks like. He tells us that an outward obedience that simply conceals a heart that is far from God is not what He’s after. The commands in the Law prohibiting murder and adultery might seem like some of the easiest to keep, and yet Jesus exposes us at the heart-level, so that He might point us to the new hearts we need that are only found in Him!

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Message: “Jesus, Gender, and the Church” from Chris Dillon

A message from the series “Basics.” There are few issues in culture today that have generated more confusion than the topic of gender. Contrary to the popular thought of the day that gender is merely a social construct, the Scriptures teach that gender is actually a beautiful part of God’s good design for His glory and our flourishing. Men and women are equal in dignity, value, and worth, and yet have been given distinct functions in the church and home. Men and women together, with all of their unique differences and strengths, most fully display the goodness of God to the world around them. While Scripture teaches that the office of elder/pastor is reserved for certain qualified men, we believe that both men and women receive the full allotment of spiritual gifts. Our desire is to see our church flourishing as both women and men are fully empowered to use all of their giftings to the fullest both inside the church, and outside the four walls to expand the kingdom of Jesus far and wide!

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Message: “Celebration Sunday 2024” from Chris Dillon

A message from the series “Standalone Messages.” Practicing the spiritual discipline of gratitude has always been a key marker of God’s people. As a church, we have so much to be grateful for over the past year. God has been big in and through our faith family! And yet, the mission isn’t finished. As Jesus reminds us in the parable of the hidden treasure, His kingdom is like a treasure so valuable, that it’s worth giving up everything to obtain. It’s like a pearl you’d sell everything you’ve ever owned to get your hands on. The truth is, we all give our time, treasure, and talent to that which we value most. So let’s leverage 2024 to help those in our circles of influence find & follow Jesus, and let’s link arms together as we advance the mission of King Jesus as a church family in Asheville and to the ends of the earth!

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Message: “Law and Gospel” from Chris Dillon

A message from the series “Sermon On The Mount.” As Jesus moves from teaching about being salt & light in a dark and decaying world, we shift into a section of this most famous sermon that helps us understand how to read the Bible. Jesus is reminding us of the total truthfulness of Scripture down to the smallest detail, even in the Old Testament. In fact, all of Scripture points to Jesus. That’s why He could say that He’s the fulfillment of the law. And yet, obeying the law without a new heart and the power of the Holy Spirit is impossible. Which is the whole point! In Jesus, we get a new heart and His Spirit which empowers us to obey not from a place of duty, but from a place of pure delight!

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Message: “Salt and Light” from Chris Dillon

A message from the series “Sermon On The Mount.” Last week we saw Jesus launch the Sermon on the Mount with a section called the beatitudes. If the kingdom principles found in the beatitudes seem somewhat theoretical, the next section on salt & light makes it all very practical. You see, in Jesus’ day–two foundational pillars of everyday life were salt & light. While salt preserves, flavors, and even ignites thirst–light illuminates. Jesus is telling us not to lose our saltiness or hide our light. As disciples of Jesus we called to preserve a decaying world and shine as light into the darkness so that others might know the true source of life and light: Jesus Christ!

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Message: “The Pursuit of Happiness” from Chris Dillon

A message from the series “Sermon On The Mount.” It’s been called the greatest sermon ever preached by the greatest preacher to ever live. The Sermon on the Mount is Jesus’ most in-depth and well-known sermon. In it, Jesus describes His upside-down kingdom in glorious detail. He opens this famous sermon with a section commonly called the beatitudes. Eight marks of those who live in this upside-down kingdom of Jesus. Eight tenets of a new way of life for the citizens of a new kingdom. A way of life that’s so radical, that no one can achieve it on their own. Only the Spirit of God within us can empower us to live this new way for our good and His glory!

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