This Sunday we unpack one of the most coffee-mugged verses in all of Scripture: "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."
Nope, this verse is not a promise that being a Christian means being able to actualize all our dreams and desires.
It's about something so much better --> learning the secret to being content in every possible circumstance or season of life, from the best to the worst.
(Hint: If we ...
In Philippians 4:8, we hear the Spirit calling us to set our thoughts on "whatever is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, and commendable."
To do this would require at least two things:
1. there needs to be an objective standard of truth, goodness, and beauty in our world.
2. we need to have the ability to actually pursue a life shaped by those things.
So ... are 1 and 2 true?
Find out in this sermon!
Two of the most solid gospel women in the early church ... had a real big fight!
Does that surprise you? It shouldn't. Life lived by sinners in community with other sinners will inevitably be attended by conflict. So the question is never "How can we avoid all conflict?" but rather "How can the gospel inform how we move through conflict together?"
In this sermon the Sprit gives us some words meant to help us do ju...
A fast preview of the Kalos Team Kickoff for 20-21.
Pastor Matt and Sara sit down to chat about what's happening this month and in this 2020-2021 church year at Seven Mile Road Melrose.
This week the Spirit hits us with a helpful one-two punch. First, we are shown the dead-end of a life lived as an "enemy of the cross." Second, we are taught what our disposition should be toward those who do. Might not be what you are expecting!
Listen for a preview of our member's forum on August 26th. This forum is for all those connected to the life and mission of Seven Mile Road Melrose to get aligned on the biggest things facing us for this coming church year. We will have time of prayer, clear updates on key items, and space for questions and answers.
If you had 48 unrushed, undistracted hours with a group of young men who were serious about living a gospel-centered life, what truths would you press with them?
On Sunday we’ll be inviting everyone into what our answer was this past weekend at our Young Men’s Intensive.
We walk through a handful of texts that cast a beautiful vision for Seven Mile Road being filled with tough and tender men who take responsibility for themselves, th...
In this sermon we were delighted to have Johnny Aleman and his wife Brianna from Highland in Fitchburg* with us at Seven Mile Road!! Johnny has been handling much of the pastoral work in this season of transition for their church, and doing it beautifully. He and his wife are committed long-term to the advance of the gospel in their city in whatever way Christ would have them be a part of it. In this episode we hear their story.
In this episode we get a 10 minute preview of a fun and important intensive we are doing with the younger men at Seven Mile Road this year.
Which question better captures your response to the suffering that God allows in your life?
1: “I shouldn’t have to suffer like this. How do I escape it?”
2: “This suffering is hard, but it’s a means of knowing Christ more deeply. How can I endure it toward that end?”
In this Sermon we do some work in Philippians 3:10 and see that, beautifully, the gospel-centered answer is #2.
Note: If God has you in a season of suffering right now, e...
The ring. The trophy. The badge. The degree. The stage. Whatever your profession, hobby, or calling there’s a reason why you continue to persevere in it. And sooner or later, we realize that thing falls short of satisfying you completely.
This week we look with Pastor Dan of Seven Mile Road Malden to Philippians 3:12-16 as Paul gives us a clear picture of why Jesus is worth every effort.
After hearing of Paul’s warning against putting confidence in our flesh, we are given one of the clearest and strongest summaries of what it means to know Jesus.
We will see that the Christian faith in Jesus is not a code of conduct or practice of religious activities. It is a relationship with Jesus Christ by faith.
There are powerful realities that come from personally knowing Jesus that we will unpack together.
In this quick update, Matthew Kruse catches us up on potentially exploring a church plant in Fitchburg and definitely planting a church in Hyannis.
In this sermon as we embark on Philippians chapter 3, we run into the Apostle’s autobiographical accounting of his life before following Jesus Christ.
As he takes stock, he reminds us to “put no confidence in the flesh.” The marvelous gospel work that must begin in each of us is recognizing that we are spiritually bankrupt on our own. What things are we and our fellow Bostonians tempted to find our worth and value in? How do those u...
One of the marks of a church's embrace of gospel-centrality is the curtailing of self-interest by everyone --> we all begin to live for what's best for the mission and not just best for ourselves. OK, sounds nice, but what does that look like in real-life? This Sunday we'll see as we finish our look at the glorious second chapter of Philippians.
For this sermon, we are in the Biblical book of Philippians and feel the import of Paul referring to Timothy's work with him being "like a son with his father."
Being a dad is a good and glorious reality, but not because Hallmark says so once a year. The earthly fatherhood that we experience is rooted in a prior and deeper and holier Fatherhood. And the way that God is Father to His sons and daughters needs to shape the ...
We don't preach to the news cycle at Seven Mile Road, but we do work hard to help all of us see all of life through the lens of the gospel. So how are gospel people to understand and respond to plagues and riots and everything else that's happening. In this sermon, we hear some strong words from the prophet Amos about how the public worship life of the church MUST BE accompanied by a concern for and pursuit of justice and r...
In this sermon, we pause from our happy trek through the book of Philippians to spend some time in Psalm 84. In this psalm, the singer bears his soul about how exhausted he is from being kept out from the physical assembly of God's people. We're reminded that gathering together in this life is a grace, not a given, allowing these words to orient our hearts to the big "why" of gathering together, whether it's thi...
The Spirit calls us to do EVERYTHING we do with "no grumbling and no disputing," that we might stand out (like stars in the sky do) from the darkness and animosity that marks the culture we live in. Over the next few weeks, we are being given a HUGE OPPORTUNITY to live this out as a church as we navigate Phase 1 of re-entry together. This Sunday we talked about why and how we can do this with a humility and unity that sprin...