Graceful Christianity by Dr. Kevin Thomas

Graceful Christianity by Dr. Kevin Thomas

Check out our weekly sermons as I push back against many prevailing church attitudes and offer a fresh glimpse at following Christ.Share your comments at kthomas@forestlakeumc.org.... Show More

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It's the night of the Last Supper, and COVID-19 won't let us meet for communion. What do you do when you're not allowed at the table? This message focuses on our anticipation of getting together and our hope in a heavenly feast. It also remembers Jesus' isolation in the Garden and on the Cross.

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April 8, 2020 12 min

Sometimes life leaves us feeling helpless. We're even in isolation on this Easter Sunday. Easter doesn't depend on us, though. It's God's work. Invite new life into your situation, today.

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April 3, 2020 15 min

COVID-19 might separate us, but it will not silences us. In this message, Kevin helps us grieve our loss of community during Holy Week but also offers examples of our the church continues to shout its praises to God. Feel free to continue to discussion at Kthomas@forestlakeumc.org. 

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March 27, 2020 16 min

Where is God when we're hurting. Jesus' friend Lazarus was dying, and Jesus was out of town. He even delayed His return until after Lazarus died! Sometimes, we feel that God is absent during difficult times. In this episode, Kevin will ask some tough questions about God, and he'll offer hope for resurrection. Please email Kevin with questions or comments at kthomas@forestlakeumc.org. 

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March 23, 2020 19 min

The church spends a lot of time telling the world to repent. If repentance is so good, why don't we, in the church, do more of it. During this sermon, Kevin offers repentance for the way the church has too often treated the people Christ told us to love. Please share comments at kthomas@forestlakeumc.org.

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March 20, 2020 15 min

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The COVID19 pandemic is leaving thousands of people isolated. Loneliness will be a real problem for many during the days, and possibly weeks, ahead. God understands our loneliness. Jesus experienced it and shares it with us. Today's message offers hope for those times when we feel all alone.

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March 15, 2020 16 min

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For 2000 years, churches have rejected women in ministry. We've failed to value their gifts! We've argued "complimentarianism," a non-Biblical idea that God created women as "separate but equal." To the extent that the church has behaved in this way, we have dishonored Jesus. In John 4, Jesus welcomes a Samaritan woman, and because of His embrace, she evangelizes...

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March 9, 2020 31 min

Confessing our faith is critical, but what exactly do we have to believe? That the earth is only 6000 years old? That everything was created in 6 24-hour periods. Can we even believe the Bible is true? Listen in and consider what it really means to confess Jesus as Savior and put our whole trust in His grace.

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March 9, 2020 16 min

Promises of Eternal Life and Salvation sound wonderful! But, what do we do with the pain done to us and the pain we've caused in others? Can we really move on to abundant living while haunted by wounds of the past? In this sermon on John 3:1-17, I share how facing our pain might just lead to our healing.

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March 2, 2020 37 min

Adam and Eve weren't the only two people to face a "Garden of Eden Moment." All of us face our own choices and the consequences that go with them. This week, our church repents of the poor choices it's made historically and pledges to choose love going forward.

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February 17, 2020 21 min

Explore the challenges of love and marriage, and receive blessings for widows and widowers, divorced people, single people, and married people.

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February 11, 2020 16 min

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The church has placed unrealistic demands on families. Match the idealistic model or live in guilt about the brokenness of the "Christian Family Home." But, what if the church model is a myth. Discover how God showed up in the messiest of families. Lose the guilt. Discover grace for your family, even when it looks like an episode of The Simpsons.

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