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Horizon Community Church - Philadelphia

English, Religion, 1 season, 420 episodes, 6 days, 15 hours, 35 minutes
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A church teaching people to live and love like Jesus in the suburbs of Philly.
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Horizon is Here to Stay

We wrap up our series on our church's core values with an encouragement to keep holding on and moving forward!
5/20/202415 minutes, 28 seconds
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Horizon is Kingdom Minded

We talk about our final core value, being Kingdom Minded and what it means for us as a church and as followers of Jesus.
5/13/202425 minutes, 34 seconds
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Horizon is Equipping People to Live and Love Like Jesus

We continue our series on the core values of our church, by talking about our core value to equip people to live and love like Jesus.
5/5/202425 minutes, 53 seconds
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Horizon Is Community Focused

We continue our new series about the core values of the church, by talking about how important it is to be outward focused instead of inward focused.
4/29/202426 minutes, 39 seconds
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Horizon is People Driven

In the second message in our new series about the core values of our church, we talk about how Jesus was people driven, and how as a church we must be as well in order to reach a cynical culture.
4/21/202423 minutes, 48 seconds
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Horizon is Jesus Centered

We kick off a new series about our core values as a church as Horizon Church turns 6 years old.
4/15/202426 minutes, 16 seconds
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Prayer as Meditation

We conclude our series on prayer with a message and a practical explanation of meditation and its value in our prayer lives.
4/7/202422 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Resurrection - Easter Sunday

In our Easter message we discuss the claims of the resurrection and how God does the unheard of in our lives.
4/1/202415 minutes, 20 seconds
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Why Fasting Matters When You Pray

We continue our series about prayer by talking about the spiritual practice of fasting and how it amplifies our prayers.
3/24/202424 minutes, 44 seconds
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Praying for Other People

Intercession is praying for other people, interceding heaven to come to their aid. We need people to put a hand on our shoulder and tell us that we are seen and loved.
3/17/202419 minutes, 47 seconds
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Listening to God's Voice

We often think of prayer as one directional: of us talking to God. But prayer should be a conversation not a monologue.
3/10/202428 minutes, 19 seconds
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Why Our Prayers Go Unanswered

We continue our series on prayer by talking about why our prayers often go unanswered.
3/3/202427 minutes, 39 seconds
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Praying to Recenter on God

Yes, you can ask pray to ask God for stuff, but sometimes you need to pray to remember who God is, and that above all he loves you. These prayers are the foundation that our spiritual lives are built on.
2/25/202425 minutes, 14 seconds
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Teach Us to Pray

We kick off a new series about prayer. Alex shares about his trouble praying the last few years, and we look at some of Jesus' teachings about prayer.
2/19/202429 minutes, 49 seconds
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Is Christianity the Best Religion?

In our Feb 4 Sunday gathering, we finish our series entitled No other Gods, by talking about why Christianity provides unique tools to help people find meaning, satisfaction, identity, justice, and hope and our band leads us in worship.
2/11/202424 minutes, 59 seconds
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Do Other Faiths Go to Heaven?

What happens to the faithful follower of another religion who never hears about Jesus? Is there any hope for them in the day of judgment? We discuss Christianity's different answers to this question as our series nears the end.
2/4/202425 minutes, 13 seconds
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How Do We Treat Other Faiths?

We continue our series entitled No Other Gods, by discussing the ways Christianity has treated other faiths throughout history and how Jesus would want us to approach our neighbors, coworkers and friends of different faiths.
1/28/202426 minutes, 44 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE: Snow Day

We cancelled our January 21 Sunday Gathering due to inclement weather. Alex takes a few minutes to nerd out about what the Bible has to say about snow.
1/22/20247 minutes, 13 seconds
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When You Call Your Idol Jesus

Sometimes we create a Jesus who never existed, a Jesus who always agrees with us, who never challenges us -- recreating Jesus in our image is another form of idolatry.
1/15/202428 minutes, 22 seconds
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Do Modern People Have Idolatry

We kick off our first series of 2024 by talking about idolatry, Jesus and other religions and the exclusivity of the Christian faith.
1/8/202428 minutes, 29 seconds
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Where Are You in Your Spiritual Maturity

In our online only Dec 31 service, we discuss where we are at in our spiritual growth and what we can do to become more like Jesus in 2024.
12/31/202327 minutes, 12 seconds
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Advent Candle of Love

Happy Christmas Eve, we continue our advent series by lighting the fourth candle of a traditional Advent wreath and discussing the candle of love.
12/24/20236 minutes, 25 seconds
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Advent Candle of Joy

We continue our Advent series by talking about Joy and how important it is to living a fulfilling life.
12/17/202324 minutes, 40 seconds
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Advent Candle of Peace

Guest Speaker Sam Spatafore continues our series about Advent, explaining how Jesus if the Prince of Peace and as his students we should know peace and share it with a world desperate for peace!
12/11/202322 minutes, 11 seconds
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Advent Wreath - Hope

In the first message in our 2023 Advent series, we explore the Hope candle sometimes called the prophecy candle and talk about how to be hopeful in a culture that often is hopeless.
12/3/202326 minutes, 45 seconds
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Why Am I a Christian?

In our November 26 Sunday gathering, Alex describes the reason he is a Christian despite all the disappointments he's had with Christian people and the church at large. *Our originally planned extended worship gathering was delayed due to sickness.
11/26/202326 minutes, 45 seconds
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Let's Take a Rest

In lieu of our Nov 19, Sunday Gathering we are encouraging people to put last week's message about healthy rest into practice. Alex explains what it looks like to carry the spirit of Sabbath into our modern lives.
11/18/20236 minutes, 13 seconds
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Rest is Holy

We conclude our series about contentment by talking about rest, and how practicing healthy rest can help us become content and become people of love.
11/12/202329 minutes, 20 seconds
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Wisdom Leads to Contentment

We're nearing the end of our series on contentment and we explore the concept of wisdom and how to avoid making the wrong choices that lead to a life of chaos instead of flourishing.
11/5/202330 minutes, 20 seconds
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Contentment Grows From Humility

We continue our series on contentment in our Oct 29 Sunday gathering.
10/30/202328 minutes, 20 seconds
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Giving Thanks is the Key to Happiness

In our October 22 Sunday gathering, we explore the biblical commands to rejoice and live thankful lives and how that cultivates contentment in our souls.
10/23/202336 minutes, 41 seconds
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Generosity is Essential to Contement

We continue our new series about finding meaning, purpose and contentment in mid-life with a message about generosity, greed and the way money gets entangled in our hearts.
10/15/202336 minutes, 51 seconds
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How to Keep Caring When You Fail

We continue our series about midlife and finding meaning and purpose in our discussion of contentment by examining apathy, ambition and the spiritual practice of indifference.
10/8/202332 minutes, 3 seconds
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Find the Purpose of Life

In the message from our October 1 Sunday gathering, we kick off a new series about becoming like Jesus and finding contentment, that corresponds to Alex turning 40 and having a midlife crisis.
10/1/202318 minutes, 20 seconds
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There is No Male Nor Female

We wrap up our series on what the Bible says about the role of women with a message from Marisa and Darby, recounting their experiences in church and discussing Galatians 3:28.
9/25/202320 minutes, 12 seconds
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Mutual Submission

As we near the end of our series on what the Bible says about women, Alex tackles the controversial verses in Ephesians 5 about women submitting to men.
9/18/202323 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Problem of Paul

When it comes to the subject of women and what the Bible says about them, there is no bigger problem than the passages written by the Apostle Paul. In this message, we wrestle with how to interpret difficult passages, how to make sense of the narrative arc of the Bible and why Paul often seems to contradict himself. Strap in, this is the essential message in our series about Biblical womanhood.
9/10/202329 minutes, 48 seconds
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Women Funded Jesus

We continue our series on the Biblical role of women and we discuss how the earthly ministry of Jesus was funded by women, and how brilliant this was in a male-dominated culture, as it allowed the most vulnerable people in his society to have a voice in his organization.
9/4/202321 minutes, 54 seconds
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Can Women Lead?

We continue our series on the Biblical role of women, by exploring the idea of authority and the story of Deborah from Judges 4.
8/28/202323 minutes, 16 seconds
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Is the Bible Anti Woman?

We kick off a new series about what the Bible says and doesn't say about the role of women.
8/20/202323 minutes, 3 seconds
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When You Love God Most, you Love Other Best

We conclude our series in Matthew for the year by finishing out Matthew 10. When we love God the most, we love others better.
8/13/202318 minutes, 32 seconds
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Do not Be Afraid

We continue our series in Matthew 10 as Jesus discusses why we shouldn't be afraid.
8/6/202327 minutes, 19 seconds
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Wise as Serpents Gentle as Doves

As Jesus sends his students out into a hostile world he has some advice about how to operate.
7/31/202331 minutes, 3 seconds
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What is a Disciple?

We continue our series in Matthew 10, with a look at what it means to be a disciple and how we are sent out as disciples to make disciples.
7/23/202332 minutes, 42 seconds
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What is Evangelism?

After two chapters of healing various ailments in the broken kingdom we call home, Jesus invites his disciples to share the good news by healing and offering hope.
7/16/202328 minutes, 6 seconds
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Jesus Heals Two Daughters

We continue our series in Matthew, but exploring Jesus' encounter with two daughters and why we often have to wait for his healing.
7/10/202323 minutes, 32 seconds
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Jesus Heals Matthew

In our July 2 Sunday gathering, we discuss Jesus' invitation to Matthew and how he failed to meet some people's expectations about how the messiah should act.
7/4/202329 minutes, 13 seconds
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Jesus Heals Sin

We continue our series in the gospel of Matthew. In Matthew 9, Matthew argues that Jesus has the authority to forgive sin -- even before he dies. Jesus' death deals with our sin, but his forgiveness is not dependent on his death, but his character. We explore the historic Christian positions on atonement.
6/25/202331 minutes, 27 seconds
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Jesus Heals the Darkness

We continue our series in Matthew by examining how Jesus has authority over the forces of darkness and can heal the damage they do in our world and to us.
6/20/202326 minutes, 37 seconds
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Are You a Disciple?

We continue our series in Matthew, by talking about the curious conversation Matthew records in-between stories of healing, about some would-be disciples and their barriers to following Jesus' way of life.
6/11/202328 minutes, 20 seconds
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Jesus Heals the Unclean

Guest Speaker Al DiSalvatore continues our series in Matthew 8 in a long extended passage about Jesus healing.
6/4/202327 minutes, 42 seconds
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Healing for Our Enemies

We continue our series through Matthew in a long extended section about Jesus healing. This week we examine the healing for the centurion's servant and how Jesus heals because of who he is, not who we are.
5/28/202323 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Willing Healer

We kick off Act 3, of our longtime seasonal series on the gospel of Matthew. After a quick review, we jump into Matthew's account of Jesus healing what is broken in our world and his invitation to join him in healing the world.
5/21/202329 minutes, 3 seconds
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Have Faith in God

We conclude our series about tree imagery in the Bible by talking about Jesus and the fig tree and what it means for us about bearing good fruit and trusting God.
5/14/202323 minutes, 6 seconds
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Finding our Purpose

We continue our series exploring the promises of God given in and around trees in the story of the Bible. This week we talk about how our pain and our mistakes don't keep us from being used by God to help hurting people.
5/7/202327 minutes, 9 seconds
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God's Provision in the Thicket

We continue our series about the promises of God given in and around trees! This week we discuss Abraham and the provision of God, and how we can position ourselves to receive what we need from God.
4/30/202329 minutes, 32 seconds
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Peace and the Olive Tree

We continue our series about tree imagery in the Bible and the promises of God given in and around trees, by discussing the olive branch in the story of Noah and how Jesus brought peace between heaven and earth.
4/24/202328 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Tree of Life

We kick off a new series about how the biblical authors are obsessed with trees, and we look at the promises of God given around trees throughout the biblical story.
4/16/202323 minutes, 23 seconds
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Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

In our Easter 2023 message, Alex explores the question at the root of human suffering: how can a good God allow such evil in our lives and world. By exploring the cross and resurrection, we find hope in our moments of hurting.
4/9/202322 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Best is Yet to Come

Horizon turns five, and guest speaker David Pearson encourages the church to look outward and bring hope.
4/3/202344 minutes, 27 seconds
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Under Construction

Guest speaker, Al DiSalvatore shared this message during our March 26 Sunday gathering.
3/31/202332 minutes, 36 seconds
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Upside Down Citizens

In the final message in our series about the upside down kingdom values of Jesus, we get practical about how to live and love like citizens of the upside down Kingdom of Jesus in our every day lives.
3/20/202331 minutes, 38 seconds
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Looking Back

Guest speaker, Al DiSalvatore continues our series about Winning by Losing.
3/13/202329 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Last Will be First

We continue our series about the upside down values of Jesus' kingdom, but discussing his role reversal statement the first will be last, and the last will be first.
3/6/202321 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Wisdom You Love

Guest speaker Sam Spatafore continues our new series on the upside down values of the Kingdom of Jesus by talking about the insidious ways that worldly wisdom pervades the people of God.
2/26/202324 minutes, 26 seconds
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Winning by Losing

Jesus never told us to fight for him. He took us to take up our crosses and follow his example of sacrifice. In the subversive ethic of Jesus' kingdom we win by losing.
2/19/202321 minutes, 16 seconds
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Garden City

We conclude our series about eschatology by talking about the new heavens and earth and the garden city where all nations will gather and live in harmony with each, with nature and with God.
2/12/202323 minutes, 29 seconds
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I Ain't Afraid of No Antichrist

We're almost to the end of our series about eschatology -- the theology of how things end and we're discussing the mysterious anti-christ and what it means for us as followers of Jesus in the world.
2/5/202323 minutes, 37 seconds
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How do you Read Weird Parts of the Bible?

We continue our series on eschatology by talking about how to read passages about dreams, visions and trances and we discuss how to avoid common pitfall approaches to reading the Bible.
1/30/202336 minutes, 20 seconds
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Millennialism and the Rapture

We continue our discussion about eschatology by talking about Rev 20 and how your view of Millennialism or the thousand year reign of Jesus effects how you read and interpret a lot of other passages of scripture.
1/23/202323 minutes, 50 seconds
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What's an Apocalypse?

We continue our series on eschatology -- the theology of how things end by defining the word apocalypse and finding the biblical definition surprising.
1/15/202317 minutes, 31 seconds
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Are We in the End Times>?

We kick off our first series of 2023, by exploring Eschatological passages of scripture and exploring what we should do with end times sections in the Bible.
1/8/202325 minutes, 26 seconds
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Can People Change?

We kick off 2023 with an online only Sunday gathering and a discussion about change, and how we can make lasting meaningful changes in the new year.
1/1/202320 minutes, 13 seconds
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God's Advent Song

Merry Christmas from Horizon. We conclude our series on the songs in the birth narrative of Jesus, by talking about the chorus at the heart of the cosmos and our band leads us in festive song!
12/25/202213 minutes, 9 seconds
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Angel's Advent Song

In our December 18 service we continue our series on the curious songs in the birth narrative of Jesus by considering the bizarre messengers of the Bible: the angels.
12/18/202221 minutes, 7 seconds
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Zechariah's Advent Song

We continue our series on Advent by talking about Zechariah and his Advent song of doubt.
12/12/202222 minutes, 11 seconds
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Mary's Advent Song

We kick off Advent, by looking at the political and provocative Mary sang.
12/4/202223 minutes, 39 seconds
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Is the Holy Spirit Female?

We conclude our series on the Holy Spirit by asking a question that has sparked debate throughout church history. Is the Holy Spirit female? We explore whether there is any orthodox truth to this claim, and how it might effect us as we encounter God.
11/29/202218 minutes, 20 seconds
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How Do You Get Filled With the Spirit?

We continue our series on the Holy Spirit by exploring the idea of being filled with the Spirit.
11/21/202218 minutes, 3 seconds
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How Do I Find My Spiritual Gift?

We continue to explore the person of the Holy Spirit by discussing spiritual gifts.
11/13/202231 minutes, 53 seconds
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How do we Cultivate the Fruit of the Spirit?

We continue to explore the person of the Holy Spirit but discussing the fruit -- the byproduct of the Spirit of God living with us.
11/8/202224 minutes, 35 seconds
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Are We Missing Something?

We continue talking about the Holy Spirit and explore what we can learn from Pentecostals and the Charismatic Movement.
10/31/202233 minutes, 59 seconds
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Is the Holy Spirit Better Than Jesus?

We continue our series on the Holy Spirit, by discussing Jesus' controversial statement that it is better to have the Spirit in us, than him beside us.
10/24/202228 minutes, 23 seconds
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What a Holy Spirit?

We kick off a new series about the Holy Spirit!
10/17/202227 minutes, 45 seconds
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Lean Into Hope

In our Oct 9 Sunday gathering, Alex concludes our series on hope, by talking about how to practically lean into Jesus the source of our hope.
10/12/202215 minutes, 42 seconds
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Hope Isn't a Strategy

In our Sept 25 service, guest speaker Al DiSalvatore continues our series on hope.
10/10/202226 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Science of Hope

Guest Speaker, Al DiSalvatore continues our series about hope.
10/10/202224 minutes, 19 seconds
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Spiritual Formation Groups: Hospitality

Spiritual Formation Groups: Hospitality by Horizon Community Church
9/30/20222 minutes, 39 seconds
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Spiritual Formation Groups: Self Denial and Sacrifice

As we meet with our spiritual formation groups to practice the ways of Jesus to begin to live and love like he did, we realize not everyone loves to read, so we're recording a practice each week on our podcast.
9/22/20222 minutes, 15 seconds
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I Need Hope

We kick off a new series about hope, how to get it, how to keep it and why we desperately need it.
9/19/202225 minutes, 59 seconds
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Spiritual Formation Groups: Fasting

Not everyone iikes to read, so we're posting a different spiritual discipline to our podcast each week!
9/16/20221 minute, 41 seconds
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How Spiritually Mature Are You Really?

In our final message from the Sermon on the Mount, we talk about how to examine our spiritual maturity with three warnings from Jesus.
9/12/202225 minutes, 36 seconds
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Spiritual Formation Groups: Simplicity

Not everyone likes to read, so we're posting a different spiritual discipline to our podcast each week! Don't have a spiritual formation group? Start one! Gather a few friends, neighbors, or coworkers and agree to meet together in each other’s homes or at a local coffee shop or park each week. Throughout the week, remind each other about the spiritual discipline. Pray for each other, and share your successes and struggles with each other.
9/8/20223 minutes, 11 seconds
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When God Doesn't Answer Our Prayers

In our Sept 4 Sunday gathering, we continue to explore Jesus' teachings in the Sermon on the Mount, by talking about what to do when heaven is silent to our desperate prayers.
9/4/202229 minutes, 37 seconds
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Spiritual Formation Groups: Prayer

In September, we're launching Spiritual Formation Groups. Not everyone likes to read, so we're posting a different spiritual discipline in our podcast each week! Gather a few friends, neighbors, or coworkers and agree to meet together in each other’s homes or at a local coffee shop or park each week. When you meet, read one of the spiritual disciplines out loud together. You can go in order or skip around in the guide. End each session by asking people if they feel confident or challenged by the practice. Discuss together how to take the practice deeper if someone feels confident, or how to start smaller if someone feels challenged by it. Throughout the week, remind each other about the spiritual discipline. Pray for each other, and share your successes and struggles with each other.
9/1/20224 minutes, 18 seconds
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How to Become Non-Judgmental People

In our August 28 service, we near the end of our series on the Sermon on the Mount and talk about Jesus' command to not judge each other, and how condemnation doesn't produce life change.
8/28/202230 minutes, 3 seconds
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How to Stop Being Anxious

As we continue our series in the Sermon the Mount, we wrestle with Jesus' teaching to not be anxious and talk about how his life equips us to live as agents of love and people of peace.
8/22/202226 minutes, 56 seconds
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How to be Happy

As we continue our exploration of the Sermon on the Mount, we examine the counter cultural path that Jesus says leads to happiness.
8/15/202239 minutes, 27 seconds
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What's the Deal With Baptism?

We continue our micro series on the basics of the church and talk about the Biblical basis for baptism and the complicated church history associated with it.
8/7/202230 minutes, 2 seconds
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How Can You Enjoy Prayer?

We continue our series in the Sermon on the Mount by discussing the Lord's Prayer and how prayer we can develop a desire for prayer in our lives.
7/31/202237 minutes, 51 seconds
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Why Do People Do Good?

We continue our series on the sermon on the mount by asking what is the motivation behind our acts of service. Does bad motivations spoil our good deeds?
7/24/202226 minutes, 26 seconds
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Something in the Way

Marisa leads us in worship, and guest speaker Al DiSalvatore continues our series in the Sermon on the Mount.
7/17/202238 minutes, 50 seconds
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You've Heard it Said

We continue our series on the sermon on the mount and by talking about Jesus' subversion of popular spiritual teachings of his day. Just like them, Jesus continues to subvert the spiritual things we have heard, but that aren't true.
7/11/202229 minutes, 51 seconds
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Why Do Churches Have Communion?

We take a break from our series in the Sermon on the Mount to talk about communion, the Lords Supper or Eucharist and what it means and why we do it.
7/3/202228 minutes, 52 seconds
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How Good Do We Have to be In the Kingdom

We continue our series on the Sermon on the Mount and wrestle with Jesus' teaching about how righteous we have to be to enter his kingdom.
6/29/202225 minutes, 19 seconds
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Salt and Light

In our June 19 service we continue our series on the Sermon on the Mount, by talking about Jesus' metaphor of salt and light.
6/19/202214 minutes, 3 seconds
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Juneteenth Interview with Rev. Gerald Waters

June 19 is Juneteenth! In this bonus episode, Alex interviewed Pastor Gerald Waters of Proclamation Community Church about the holiday and ways we can support our black family, friend, neighbors and coworkers.
6/19/202220 minutes, 44 seconds
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How to be Blessed

We continue our series on the sermon on the mount by talking about how to define blessing and how to position ourselves to be blessed.
6/12/202222 minutes, 42 seconds
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Was Jesus Serious?

Did Jesus expect us to take the Sermon on the Mount seriously? Did he really think people could live this way? Join us as we continue working through the gospel of Matthew ad introduce the Sermon on the Mount.
6/5/202223 minutes, 32 seconds
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Is Sex Spiritual?

We conclude our series on sexuality, church and culture by asking if sex is merely physical or could it be spiritual?
5/29/202219 minutes, 28 seconds
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Is the Church Always Right About Sex?

The church teaches true things about sexuality when it aligns with the Bible, but not everything we hear in church comes from the Bible. Sometimes, presuppositions about sex effect how we read a passage. We continue our series on sexuality, church and culture.
5/23/202225 minutes, 14 seconds
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Why Is God So Restrictive About Sex?

We continue our Birds + Bees series about sexuality, church and culture with a discussion about why Christianity has such restrictive commands about sex, and how culture and the church often miss what will ultimately fulfill us.
5/15/202226 minutes, 44 seconds
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We've All Failed God's Standard for Sex

This week, we kick off a new series called Birds + Bees about sexuality, the church and culture. We discuss how the church has resorted to stone throwing as culture as moved away from being influenced by the church's moral positions.
5/8/202218 minutes
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Is God a God of War?

We wrap up our series on how God is portrayed in the Old Testament by talking about his controversial command to wipe out the Amalekites.
5/2/202221 minutes, 48 seconds
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When God Demands Sacrifice

In our April 24 service, we continue our series on how God is portrayed in the Old Testament, by discussing the disturbing story of Abraham offering his son Isaac as a sacrifice.
4/24/202228 minutes, 58 seconds
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Responses to the Resurrection

In our Easter message, we consider how people responded to news of the resurrection, and how we still wrestle with the same responses today.
4/18/202218 minutes, 30 seconds
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Why is the Bible So Bloody?

In our April 10 service, we continue our discussion about how God is described in the Old Testament, by talking about the Bible's weird fascination with blood.
4/11/202225 minutes, 18 seconds
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How God Describes Himself

In our new series about the character and nature of God as displayed in the Old Testament, we kick off with a message about the most quoted verse in the Bible by the Bible Exodus 34:6-7.
4/3/202227 minutes, 31 seconds
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Deconstructing Thomas

Guest speaker Al DiSalvatore concludes our series on deconstruction, and our band leads us in worship.
3/27/202239 minutes, 23 seconds
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Constructing a Discipleship Trellis

In our online only service, we talk about contracting a rule of life to be sure we're rebuilding our faith healthy and connected to Jesus and our band leads us in worship. In the message, Alex references some guides to developing a rule of life. Those resources can be found here: https://practicingtheway.org/unhurrying-with-a-rule-of-life/workbook https://www.emotionallyhealthy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/RULE-OF-LIFE-WORKBOOK.pdf Alex's Rule of Life Daily Write down three things that I’m grateful for Get outside and look at the sky Pray on my knees Listen to a spiritual podcast Read scripture Limit cellphone use Sleep 8 hours Weekly Gather with others learning to live and love like Jesus Turn off my cellphone Read a book that impacts my spiritual life Date my wife Take a day off to rest Memorize scripture Connect with friends Monthly Fast from food to focus on prayer Have time with a mentor Get away for a day Random act of generosity Give something away Quarterly Take a day in silence to learn to listen for God
3/20/202226 minutes, 54 seconds
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Reconstructing

As our series on deconstruction winds down, we look at the how to reconstruct our faith as something stronger.
3/13/202225 minutes, 22 seconds
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Deconstructing to Love

We continue our series on Deconstructing by talking about our need to deconstruct the tone we use to talk about faith.
3/6/202230 minutes, 20 seconds
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Deconstructing Our Opinions

As we continue our series about deconstruction we talk about our opinions, and how we need to hold them looser and Jesus tighter.
2/27/202221 minutes, 50 seconds
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Deconstructing How We Use Our Bibles

In our new series on deconstruction, we talk about how we need to deconstruct the way we were handed the Bible, and how we often misuse the Bible as a weapon.
2/20/202232 minutes, 41 seconds
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Should We Deconstruct Our Faith

In our new series on deconstruction, we talk about about what is essential to the Christian faith, and whether or not Jesus would be pro-deconstruction.
2/13/202221 minutes, 54 seconds
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The King's Followers

In our final message in our series, we talk about the followers of the King in Matthew 4:18-25, and what it means to be a disciple of Jesus and our band leads us in worship.
2/6/202221 minutes, 18 seconds
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The King's Hometown

We continue our series in the book of Matthew by talking about Jesus' move from Nazareth to Capernaum and how Jesus understands rejection, and will never reject us!
1/31/202218 minutes, 16 seconds
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The False King

In our online only service, we continue our series in the book of Matthew by talking about the devil -- the false king and the primary way that he attacks us -- by encouraging us to believe lies.
1/23/202221 minutes, 57 seconds
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The King's Path

In our online only service, we continue our series in the book of Matthew, by talking about what it means to follow Jesus. The will of God isn't safe. If the will of God led Jesus to the desert to fight the devil and to the cross to defeat sin and death, we should expect the Spirit of God to lead us to the front lines in a cosmic battle for the souls of men, women, and children on this planet.
1/15/202218 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Divine King

In our January 9th service, we continue our series in the book of Matthew and our band leads us in worship.
1/9/202222 minutes, 39 seconds
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The King's Herald

We continue our series in the book of Matthew by looking at John the Baptist and his mission and message in Matthew 3:1-12.
1/3/202226 minutes, 23 seconds
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Finding Faith in 2022

In our online only Dec 26 service, Alex discusses how to regain our faith in 2022.
12/26/202118 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Father of the King

In our December 19 service, guest speaker Al DiSalvatore continues our series in the book of Matthew.
12/19/202128 minutes, 36 seconds
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The King Above All Kings

In our December 12 service, guest speaker Matt Loveland continues our series in the book of Matthew. Jesus > all other kings.
12/16/202122 minutes, 58 seconds
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The King With Us

In our December 5 service, guest speaker Sam Spatafore continues our series in the book of Matthew and our band leads us in festive music. The King is both God with us, and the God who rescues!
12/6/202126 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Once and Future King

In our November 28 service, we kick off a new series in the gospel of Matthew. We explore the genealogy of Jesus, and talk about why it isn't just wasted space to record the bloodline of the King. The message comes from Matthew 1:1-17.
11/28/202131 minutes, 9 seconds
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Love Your Enemies

In our November 21 Sunday service -- the final message in our series on relationships, we discuss how to love our enemies.
11/21/202122 minutes, 57 seconds
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Being People of Love at Work

We continue our series on becoming people of love, by discussing our relationships at work and our band leads us in worship.
11/14/202125 minutes, 37 seconds
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Kinder Than Necessary

Guest speaker Al DiSalvatore continues our series about relationships by talking about parents and children and our band leads us in worship.
11/7/202147 minutes, 58 seconds
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Marriage, Romance and Singleness

In our October 31 service, we continue our series about becoming people of love by discussing what Ephesians 5 says about marriage, romance and being single and our band leads us in worship.
10/31/202130 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Bible's Relationship With Women

We continue our series in Ephesians 5+6 by discussing how the Bible talks about women. Is the Bible sexist? Do men always get the final word in relationships? Can we trust what the Bible says about becoming people of love, if it promotes men over women? We cover all this and more!
10/25/202135 minutes, 30 seconds
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Becoming People of Love

We kick off a new series about relationships in our October 17 service. We need to go back to school and learn at the feet of Jesus how to become people of love to build successful and fulfilling relationships.
10/17/202128 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Wonder of Meditation and Prayer

Join us for the conclusion of our Wonder series as we talk about meditation and prayer.
10/10/202125 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Wonder of Love

Join us for October 3 service, as we continue our series on Wonder, by talking about how loving others, and being loved reveals God.
10/4/202129 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Wonder of Music and Art

Our band leads an extended worship set, Alex talks about the wonder of music and Darby shares about how she sees scripture as art.
9/26/202148 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Wonder of Nature

In our first ever outdoor service we explore the wonder of nature, and our band leads us in acoustic worship. References https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_nature_makes_you_kinder_happier_more_creative https://www.bustle.com/p/5-ways-being-in-nature-changes-your-brain-according-to-science-15827469 https://www.biblestudytools.com/topical-verses/bible-verses-about-nature/ https://www.warnell.uga.edu/sites/default/files/publications/WSFNR-16-43%20Coder.pdf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Muir https://www.banyanmentalhealth.com/2019/03/11/why-is-anxiety-so-common/ https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/gerard-manley-hopkins
9/19/202121 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Wonder of Surviving A Near Death Experience

In our online only service, guest speaker David Pearson shares about a moment when life flashed before his eyes, and our band introduces new music.
9/12/202134 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Transcendent Made Immanent

Join us as we continue our series about Wonder. Today, we explore the moments that make us wonder why we had to experience them — moments of suffering and pain. References https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pascendi_Dominici_gregis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immanence https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/essay/divine-transcendence-immanence/ https://blogs.blueletterbible.org/blb/2015/01/22/god-is-both-transcendent-and-immanent-and-this-is-good-news/ https://www.webmd.com/pain-management/features/whats-your-pain-tolerance https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-the-brain-purges-bad-memories/ https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/251655#why_are_bad_memories_so_vivid https://phyliciamasonheimer.com/when-god-doesnt-feel-like-enough/
9/5/202132 minutes, 14 seconds
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What's So Wonderful About Wonder

Guest speaker Al DiSalvatore continues our series about Wonder.
8/29/202133 minutes, 39 seconds
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God is Transcendent

We kick off a new series about Wonder from Isaiah 55. Moments of wonder are the moments that make our life matter. We think God speaks in the language of wonder!
8/22/202125 minutes, 56 seconds
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Walking With Jesus Into the Church of the Future

In our August 15 service, guest speaker Sam Spatafore brings a powerful message from Matthew 7 and our band leads us in worship.
8/15/202126 minutes, 30 seconds
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Future Churches Will Welcome Undesirables

In the final message in our future church series we describe how churches of the future won't worry about attracting the rich or the influential, but will focus on reaching the outcast.
8/8/202124 minutes, 1 second
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Future Churches Will Be Willing to Die

In August 1 service we continue our series about the future of the church by talking about Stephen, the first Christian martyr in Acts 7.
8/1/202132 minutes, 17 seconds
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Future Church Leaders Will Delegate

We continue our series about the future of the North American church, by discussing how the way we do church is attracting toxic narcissistic leaders and our band leads us in worship.
7/25/202126 minutes, 36 seconds
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Future Churches Will Do Good

Join us as we explore the mindsets needed for a future church, a church that will thrive and survive in our culture.
7/18/202125 minutes, 2 seconds
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Future Churches Will Be Bold

Join us for our July 11 service as we continue our series about the future of the North American Church. The mission that Jesus gave the church was not to keep the world out of the church, but to get the church into the world! They forgot the church was founded on the impossible: a dead man coming back to life. I think boldness about the right things could catch the attention of our culture too. When you’re LOUD about the things that don’t matter people won’t listen when you talk about the things that do.
7/11/202128 minutes, 48 seconds
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July 4 Online Service - Future Churches Heal and Help

Join us for our July 4 online only service, as our band leads us in worship and we continue our series about the future of the church. Things to consider after watching: 1) Who is someone who is hurting? 2) Position yourself to listen to their story, and share in their burden. 3) Do what is in your power to help them.
7/3/202123 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Future Church Will Gather Around Dinner Tables

Join us for our June 27 service. We continue our new series on the future of the church, by discussing how the early church was marked by no agenda meals open to everyone.
6/27/202133 minutes, 1 second
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Future Churches Depend on the Holy Spirit

We kick off a new series on the future of the church. Together, we explore the early church in the book of Acts and the mindset churches in America need to recapture to survive and thrive in the future.
6/20/202129 minutes, 59 seconds
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A New Heaven and Earth

Join us as we conclude our series on heaven and hell with a message from Al DiSalvatore and our band leads us in worship!
6/13/202129 minutes, 1 second
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Heaven and Hell on Earth?

In our June 6 service, we celebrate communion, our band leads us in worship and guest speaker Matt Loveland continues our series about common misconceptions about heaven and hell.
6/6/202121 minutes, 59 seconds
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Do I Believe in Hell?

In this online only message, Alex talks about the biblical imagery of the lake of fire in our series about common misconceptions about heaven and hell.
6/4/202129 minutes, 29 seconds
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What Jesus Meant When He Said Heaven

Join us for our May 30 service, as we continue to explore a series about common misconceptions about heaven and hell, and our band introduces new music!
5/30/202118 minutes, 59 seconds
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Did Jesus Talk About Hell?

We continue our exploration about heaven and hell by discussing what Jesus meant when he used the phrase Gehenna.
5/23/202136 minutes, 15 seconds
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Changing Our Definition of Heaven

Join us for the latest message in our series about common misconceptions about heaven and hell, as we explore how the word heaven is used in the Old Testament. Our band introduces a new song, we interview Angie about her work, and celebrate communion together.
5/16/202125 minutes, 50 seconds
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Does the Old Testament Mention Hell?

Join us for our May 9 service as we continue our series The Good Place. In this message about misconceptions about heaven and hell, we explore the absence of hell in the Old Testament and talk about what the ancient Jewish concept of Sheol or "grave" means for us today.
5/9/202121 minutes, 38 seconds
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Should Hell Motivate Us to Talk About Jesus

In our May 2 service, we kick off a new series about heaven and hell and our common misconceptions about both!
5/2/202116 minutes, 41 seconds
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Faith Like Failure

In our April 25 service, we discuss how God has faith in us, even when we fail! Guest speaker Al DiSalvatore concludes our series on faith.
4/25/202140 minutes, 37 seconds
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Faith is an Adventure

In our April 18 message, we discuss how living by faith is an adventure! How will you change the world with your faith?
4/18/202117 minutes, 27 seconds
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Faith or Action

In our April 11 service, we discuss if faith excuses inaction or if faith requires action. We also interview Darby about her work, and the band leads us in worship in our new meeting space.
4/11/202126 minutes, 17 seconds
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Easter 2021

In our April 4 service, we examine what it means for the story we're in if Jesus actually came back from the dead. We also interview Alex about his work, and the band leads us in worship in our new meeting space.
4/4/202114 minutes, 17 seconds
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How to Please God

In our March 28 service, we continue our series about faith from Hebrews 11. Jesus isn't looking for perfection, he's looking for people that trust him. We also interview Sean about his work, and the band leads us in worship.
3/29/202126 minutes, 21 seconds
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Little Big Faith

In our March 21 service, guest speaker Al DiSalvatore continues our series about faith from Hebrews 11. You're not God's plan B, you're God's plan A!
3/22/202136 minutes, 19 seconds
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How Do I Get More Faith?

In our March 14 service, we kick off a new series about faith from Hebrews 11. How do you relight your faith if it has fizzled? How do you start a flame of faith when it seems impossible?
3/14/202124 minutes, 36 seconds
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Exile From Eden

Join us as we conclude our series on Genesis 1-3 and discuss how East of Eden our work is our worship.
3/7/202123 minutes, 44 seconds
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FEB 28 Service - The Curse

Join us for music and a message as we continue to explore Genesis 1-3 and discuss the curse of sin.
2/28/202132 minutes, 36 seconds
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FEB 21 Message - The Serpent's Hiss

Join us for music and a message as we continue to explore Genesis 1-3 and talk about the shadowy figure the serpent and the fall of mankind.
2/21/202129 minutes, 29 seconds
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FEB 14 Message - God Makes an Ezer

Join us for music and a message as we continue to explore Genesis 1-3 with the story of the creation of women.
2/14/202125 minutes, 1 second
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FEB 7 - God Planted a Garden

Join us for music and a message in our online only service as we continue our series on Genesis 1-3. Questions to discuss after the service. 1. God has the patience of a gardener. Where are you hoping God would work faster in your life? 2. Where have your seen God curate goodness and beauty in your life? Thank him for it! 3. What can you do to live in closer proximity to God?
2/8/202122 minutes, 7 seconds
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JAN 31 - God Rested

Join us for music and a message as we explore the principle of Sabbath in Genesis 2.
2/1/202130 minutes, 46 seconds
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JAN 24 Service - The Image of God

Join us as we explore what it means to be made in the image of God from Genesis 1:26-31.
1/25/202126 minutes, 22 seconds
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JAN 17 Service - It Was Good

Join us for encouraging music and an exploration through the text of Genesis 1 as we explore the theme of creation.
1/17/202130 minutes, 54 seconds
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JAN 10 Message - In the Beginning

Join us for encouraging message and an exploration of Genesis 1-3 as we kick off a new series on the first book of the Bible.
1/10/202126 minutes, 44 seconds
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Jan 3 Message - A Rule of Life

We kick off the new year with a message about developing a routine of life that makes us people of joy, peace and love! In the message, Alex references some guides to developing a rule of life. Those resources can be found here: https://practicingtheway.org/unhurrying-with-a-rule-of-life/workbook https://www.emotionallyhealthy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/RULE-OF-LIFE-WORKBOOK.pdf
1/3/202126 minutes, 17 seconds
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DEC 27 PODCAST

Join us for our last message of the year as we explore how to become people of hope in this online only service.
12/27/202023 minutes, 42 seconds
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Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Join us for a candlelight Christmas Eve service on demand from your house or apartment!
12/25/202013 minutes, 23 seconds
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Dec 20 Message - Nothing to Fear

Our worship band plays festive music and guest speaker Al DiSalvatore reminds us of the most repeated command in the Bible: do not be afraid! Join us as we celebrate the arrival of Jesus!
12/20/202024 minutes, 24 seconds
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DEC 13 Service - John Announces the Arrival of Jesus

Join us our band presents some new twists on some holiday classics and guest speaker Matt Loveland shares how John the Baptist announced the arrival of Jesus the King.
12/13/202025 minutes, 49 seconds
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DEC 6 Service - God With Us

We kick off the Advent season with a new series on the reality of God's presence in our every day lives.
12/7/202022 minutes, 33 seconds
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HORIZON ONLINE - Nov 29 Service - A Firm Foundation

Join us for music and a message as we finish our series on the Sermon on the Mount with an online only service. We resume in person services on Dec 6.
11/29/202022 minutes, 12 seconds
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Horizon Worship

Be encouraged with a series of songs from Horizon's worship team.
11/24/202018 minutes, 51 seconds
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Nov 22 Service - Two Paths

Listen as Alex continues our series in Matthew 5-7, the Sermon on the Mount as we explore what Jesus teaches about living and loving like He did.
11/22/202030 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ask, Seek, Knock Nov 15 Service

Jesus wanted his students to understand that they could approach the world with confidence, because a loving generous Father was with them and for them. Join us for music and a message as we explore the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew 7:7-12
11/15/202027 minutes, 39 seconds
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Don't Judge - Nov 8 Service

Join us as we explore the teachings of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7. This week we explore Matthew 7:1-6 where Jesus teaches his students not to judge.
11/8/202021 minutes, 48 seconds
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NOV 1 Message - Don't Worry

We continue to explore Jesus' teachings from the Sermon on the Mount by exploring Matthew 6 and his insight into the human tendency to worry.
11/1/202034 minutes, 58 seconds
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Oct 25 Service - Deny Yo' Self

Listen to the message from our October 25 service from Matthew chapter 6, as we explore Jesus' teaching on money and self denial.
10/25/202041 minutes, 47 seconds
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Oct 18 Service - Enjoying Prayer

Join as we explore the Lord's Prayer during our Oct 18 service.
10/18/202057 minutes, 3 seconds
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Oct 11 Service - Motivation Matters

Watch our October 11 service online as we continue to explore the Sermon on the Mount.
10/11/202043 minutes, 7 seconds
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OCT 4 Service - Love Defeats Hate

Watch our in-person service as we continue our series on the Sermon on the Mount and our band leads us in worship.
10/4/202042 minutes, 46 seconds
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Sept 27 Service - Tell the Truth

Join us for our Sunday service as we introduce our new worship leader Marisa and continue our series on the Sermon on the Mount.
9/27/202040 minutes, 26 seconds
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Sept 20 Service - Ruthlessly Eliminate Obstacles to Discipleship

Listen to our Sept 20 online service where we continue our series on the Sermon on the Mount.
9/21/202021 minutes, 4 seconds
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Sept 13 Service - The First Principles of Discipleship

Join us for our Sept 13 Sunday service as we explore what Jesus taught about living and loving like him.
9/14/202045 minutes, 18 seconds
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Sept 6 Service - Salt + Light

We continue our series on the sermon on the mount, by talking about Jesus' offer to taste and see that His way of life is good and reveals God to us.
9/6/202033 minutes, 19 seconds
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Horizon Online - Aug 30 Service - #blessed

Join us for our online service as we kick off a new series on the Sermon on the Mount.
8/30/202020 minutes, 12 seconds
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Horizon Online - August 23 Service - It's Personal

Join us for our online only service as we conclude our series on reasons to become a student of Jesus. If you find this online service helpful or encouraging, share it with your friends and family online!
8/23/202025 minutes, 3 seconds
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A Lens to See the World

Join us for our August 16 service as we continue our series on reasons to become a studnet of Jesus.
8/16/202028 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Most Important Belief in the Christian Faith

Listen to the message portion of our August 9 service, as we continue our series on reasons to be a student of Jesus.
8/10/202027 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Strategic Spirit

Listen to our August 2 service now. We continue our series on Why Am I A Disciple by talking about the Holy Spirit.
8/2/202027 minutes, 56 seconds
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CHURCH podcastLife is a Gift

We continue our series on reasons to become a student of Jesus. Christianity reframes our minds to see life as a gift.
7/26/202021 minutes, 44 seconds
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There's Something About Jesus July 19 Service

There's Something About Jesus July 19 Service by Horizon Community Church
7/19/202024 minutes, 31 seconds
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What is a Christian?

We kick off a new series on the Christian faith, starting with the question: "are you a Christian or disciple?"
7/15/202027 minutes, 10 seconds
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Yahweh's Lament

Our final message in our series on lament.
7/7/202037 minutes, 27 seconds
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Jeremiah's Lament

Join us for music and a message and a special announcement as guest speaker Gerald Waters shares Jeremiah's lament.
6/28/202037 minutes, 27 seconds
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Elijah's Lament

When we take the time to process the pain in our past and our present we can walk into the future with hope. Join us for music and a message as we explore the spiritual practice of lament.
6/22/202024 minutes, 3 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 87

We're recording a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you!
6/18/202057 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 86

We're recording a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you.
6/17/20202 minutes, 6 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 85

We're recording a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you.
6/16/20201 minute, 46 seconds
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Hannah's Lament - June 14 Message

This is the message portion of our online service from June 14.
6/16/202025 minutes, 43 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 84

We're recording a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you.
6/12/20201 minute, 35 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 83

We're recording a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you.
6/12/20201 minute, 50 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 81

We're recording a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you.
6/10/20201 minute, 49 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 77

We are recording a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you.
6/8/20201 minute, 57 seconds
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Learning to Lament - Message from our online service

Join us for a new series as we learn the spiritual discipline of lament.
6/8/202024 minutes, 41 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 76

We're recording a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you!
6/6/20201 minute, 21 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 75

We're recording a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you!
6/6/20201 minute, 11 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 74

For thousands of years, followers of Jesus have found peace and solace by meditating on the Psalms.
6/4/20202 minutes, 46 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 73

For thousands of years, followers of Jesus have found solace in the Psalms.
6/3/20202 minutes, 43 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 72

During this time of crisis we are recording a Psalm every day to help us process our grief and bring hope for a better tomorrow.
6/2/20202 minutes, 19 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 71

The Psalms teach us to pray, help us grieve, and encourage us when we are exhausted. Each day during this crisis, we are recording a Psalm to help you spiritually process what you are experiencing.
6/1/20202 minutes, 58 seconds
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Parables About the Kingdom - May 31 Service

This is the message portion of our May 31 service, you can watch the entire service online on our website, instagram, facebook or youtube.
6/1/202023 minutes, 25 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 68

We are recording a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you!
5/28/20204 minutes, 6 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 66

During this time of crisis we are recording a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you.
5/27/20202 minutes, 7 seconds
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May 24 Service - Parables About Neighbors

You can listen to the message portion of the online service here, or watch the entire service on our website, instagram page, facebook page or youtube page.
5/26/202017 minutes, 50 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 64

During this unprecedented time, we are recording a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you.
5/26/20201 minute, 31 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 65

Each day we are recording a Psalm to encourage and inspire you.
5/26/20201 minute, 51 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 63

During this time of crisis we are recording a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you.
5/23/20201 minute, 25 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 61

During this time of crisis, we are recording a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you.
5/22/20201 minute
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 57

During this time of crisis we are recording a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you!
5/21/20201 minute, 31 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 56

During this time of crisis, we are recording a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you.
5/20/20201 minute, 43 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 55

During this crisis, we are recording a Psalm every day to help encourage and inspire you.
5/19/20202 minutes, 58 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 58

During this time of crisis, we are posting a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you.
5/18/20201 minute, 36 seconds
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May 17 - Parables About Sons

Listen to the message portion of our May 17 online service.
5/18/202028 minutes, 1 second
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 24

During times of crisis students of the way Jesus lived and loved often find solace in the Psalms.
5/14/20201 minute, 39 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 20

During this time of crisis, we are recording a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you.
5/14/20201 minute, 32 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 103

We're recording a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you.
5/12/20203 minutes, 24 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 104

During times of crisis, followers of Jesus often find solace in the Psalms.
5/11/20203 minutes, 47 seconds
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Parables About Vineyards

Join us for another message in our series on the short stories Jesus told. Visiting with us for the first time? Please fill out a connection card at https://horizonphilly.com/contact After the message consider these questions: What did you hear? What do you need to do as a result of what you heard? When are you going to do it? Who can help you?
5/11/202023 minutes, 25 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 15

During this time of crisis, we are recording a Psalm everyday to encourage and inspire you.
5/9/202048 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 16

Each day during this crisis we are recording a Psalm to encourage and inspire you.
5/8/20201 minute, 31 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 127

During this time of crisis, we are recording a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you.
5/7/202054 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 120

We're recording a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you.
5/6/202053 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 59

During this time of crisis, we are recording a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you.
5/5/20202 minutes, 15 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 97

We're recording a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you.
5/4/20202 minutes
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Parables about Money

We continue our series on the stories Jesus told by looking at his parables about money.
5/4/202023 minutes, 25 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 125

We're recording a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you.
5/2/20201 minute, 15 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 100

We are recording a Psalm every day to meditate on during this time of crisis.
5/1/202054 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 131

During this crisis, we are recording a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you.
4/30/202037 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 133

During this crisis, we are releasing a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you.
4/29/202038 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 128

We're recording a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you!
4/28/20201 minute, 8 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 140

During this unprecedented time in human history, we are recording a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you.
4/27/20202 minutes
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Parables About Fields and Farming

This is the message portion of our online service for April 26. View the entire online service on Youtube, Facebook, Instagram TV, or our website horizonphilly.com as we explore the stories Jesus told.
4/26/202016 minutes, 3 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 142

In this time of crisis and confusion, we are recording a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you.
4/25/20201 minute, 3 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 144

Each day we are recording a Psalm to encourage and inspire you.
4/24/20201 minute, 52 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 147

During this time of crisis we are recording a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you.
4/23/20201 minute, 56 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 148

During this time of crisis, we are releasing a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you.
4/22/20201 minute, 31 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 7

We're recording a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you.
4/21/20202 minutes
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 95

We are recording a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you.
4/20/20201 minute, 24 seconds
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Sheep Parables

Jesus told stories about every day elements to provide commentary on the way he lived and loved.
4/19/202016 minutes, 24 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 134

During this unprecenteded time in human history we are posting a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you.
4/18/202029 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 146

In times of trouble, followers of Jesus often find comfort in the Psalms.
4/17/20201 minute, 6 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 108

In times of crisis, students of the way Jesus lived and loved have often found solace in the Psalms. In this unprecedented time in human history, we're recording a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you.
4/16/20201 minute, 33 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 80

In times of trouble, the followers of Jesus often find comfort in the Psalms.
4/15/20201 minute, 55 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 138

During this crisis, we are recording a Psalm everyday to encourage and inspire you.
4/14/20201 minute, 21 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 6

During this time of crisis and uncertainty we're releasing a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you.
4/13/20201 minute, 11 seconds
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Easter Message

This is the sermon portion of our Easter service online. You can listen to the entire online service on our website, youtube, facebook and instagram.
4/12/202014 minutes, 3 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 5

In times of crisis, followers of Jesus found solace by meditating on the Psalms.
4/11/20201 minute, 44 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 4

During times of crisis, the followers of the way Jesus lived and loved often find encouragement by meditating on the Psalms.
4/10/20201 minute, 4 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 3

Followers of the way Jesus lived and loved often find solace in times of trouble by meditating on the Psalms. In this crisis, we are releasing a Psalm every day to encourage and inspire you.
4/9/202054 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 53

During times of trouble, followers of Jesus often find comfort in the Psalms.
4/8/20201 minute, 25 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 30

For thousands of years, students of the way Jesus lived and loved have found solace during times of trouble by meditating on the Psalms.
4/7/20201 minute, 41 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 112

During this unprecedented time, we're posting a daily Psalm to inspire and encourage you.
4/6/20202 minutes
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Horizon's 2nd Anniversary

This week Horizon turns 2! Celebrate with us by watching and sharing our April 5 Online Service.
4/5/20208 minutes, 4 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 98

Followers of Jesus for thousands of years have found solace in times of trouble by meditating on the Psalms.
4/4/20201 minute, 25 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 32

In times of trouble, students of the way Jesus lived and loved found solace by meditating on the Psalms.
4/3/20202 minutes, 3 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 111

For thousands of years, the apprentices of how Jesus lived and loved have found solace in the Psalms during times of trouble.
4/2/20201 minute, 47 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 1

The followers of the way Jesus lived and loved have found comfort in the Psalms during times of trouble for thousands of yeas.
4/1/20201 minute, 27 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 91

Followers of the way Jesus lived and loved throughout history have often found solace in times of trouble by meditating on the Psalms.
3/31/20202 minutes, 20 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 51

Followers of Jesus for thousands of years have found peace and solace in times of trouble by meditating on the Psalms.
3/30/20202 minutes, 12 seconds
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God is an Artist - Online Service March 29

Join us online as we conclude our series on the character and nature of God.
3/29/202025 minutes, 24 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 121

Followers of Jesus for thousands of years have found peace and solace in times of trouble by meditating on the Psalms.
3/28/20201 minute, 5 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 23

Followers of Jesus for thousands of years have found peace and solace in times of trouble by meditating on the Psalms.
3/27/20201 minute, 17 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 46

Followers of Jesus for thousands of years have found peace and solace in times of trouble by meditating on the Psalms.
3/26/20201 minute, 36 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 27

Followers of Jesus for thousands of years have found peace and solace in times of trouble by meditating on the Psalms.
3/25/20202 minutes, 18 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 70

Followers of Jesus for thousands of years have found peace and solace in times of trouble by meditating on the Psalms.
3/24/20201 minute, 21 seconds
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Horizon Daily: Psalm 67

Followers of Jesus for thousands of years have found peace and solace in times of trouble by meditating on the Psalms.
3/23/20202 minutes, 37 seconds
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Online service - March 22

Listen to our March 22 online only service.
3/22/202033 minutes, 24 seconds
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GOD IS Mysterious

We continue our series on the nature of God, by discussing how God often seem mysterious.
3/15/202032 minutes, 25 seconds
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GOD IS trinity

The most important detail of the Christian God may be that he is a trinity.
3/8/202032 minutes, 53 seconds
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GOD IS Yahweh

God is not an abstract idea or a force, he is a relational being with a name.
3/1/202036 minutes
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GOD IS gracious

Guest speaker Al Disalvatore shares that nothing can be everything because God is gracious.
2/23/202032 minutes, 1 second
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GOD IS slow to anger

We continue our series on the nature of God by talking about the tension between God being loving and just.
2/16/202027 minutes
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GOD IS Jesus

In our first message in our new series we talk about how knowing Jesus is essential to knowing and understanding who God is.
2/9/202047 minutes, 16 seconds
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Becoming Joy

We conclude our series about joy by discussing how to become people of joy.
2/3/202032 minutes, 52 seconds
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Joy Byproduct

Joy is a byproduct of the Holy Sprit working in us and through us.
1/26/202027 minutes, 44 seconds
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Joy Seekers

Sometimes we don't find joy because we assume something painful would never have joy in it, but God has lovingly hid joy even in our biggest disappointments and most painful moments.
1/21/202024 minutes, 43 seconds
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Journey to Joy

The tagline for the Christian faith is joy now and forever, but how do we position ourselves to experience joy. Over the next few weeks we're going to be talking about how to lean into Jesus so that we can experience his love and enjoy his joy!
1/12/202030 minutes, 17 seconds
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Five Shifts to Make 2020 Awesome

Alex shares five simple shifts to make 2020 the best year yet. Set small goals, be grateful, pray, keep it simple, and rest more to make your new year a great year.
1/5/202038 minutes, 31 seconds
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2019 Review/2020 Vision

Alex celebrates what Jesus did in 2019 and dreams about what is to come in 2020.
12/31/201936 minutes, 19 seconds
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Online Service - December 22

There will be no live service at the Rock on December 22. Please enjoy our online only service and use the extra time to rest and recover during this busy holiday season!
12/22/201927 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Magi

Guest speaker Kyle Vatt explains how the magi found Jesus, despite being from a different corner of the world and worshipping a different religion.
12/15/201922 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Shepherds

Guest speaker, Matt Loveland shares about the unlikely audience to receive the angelic announcement of Jesus' birth.
12/8/201922 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Gospel is the Hope of the World

Because of his death we can live his life. Because of his resurrection we have no fear of death! In this final message in our series on the good news, Alex shares how becoming like Jesus is the answer to the world's greatest problems and the only hope for the planet!
12/1/201925 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Gospel Joins Our Story to Jesus

The gospel elevates ordinary people and knits their story into a divine story that started long before you were born and will continue long after you and I are gone!
11/24/201925 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Church Displays the Promise of the Gospel

Anything lost for the sake of the gospel, Jesus said, will be multiplied back through the reality of the church.
11/18/201922 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Gospel is Costly

The gospel will cost you everything, but it promises you a new life that is worth the cost.
11/10/201927 minutes, 6 seconds
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Share the Gospel

Guest speaker Sam Spatafore talks about how to talk about the gospel with others.
11/6/201919 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Kingdom is Good News

When Jesus talked about the gospel he was usually talking about the Good News. What did Jesus mean when he said Kingdom and why is it good news for us today?
10/27/201925 minutes, 45 seconds
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What is the Gospel?

The gospel is the central message of Christianity, but most of us would struggle to define it or explain it, and often our explanations sound like bad news, not good news.
10/21/201920 minutes, 47 seconds
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How did Jesus respond to fame?

As we conclude our series on fame, we look at how Jesus responded to fame.
10/13/201922 minutes, 49 seconds
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Big

Big isn't bad, but it isn't better.
10/7/201931 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ambition

Is it wrong for a follower of Jesus to be ambitious? Is it wrong to want to be your department supervisor? Is it wrong to want to start your own business or write a book? If I’m trying to learn to live and love like Jesus, should I abandon all personal ambition? The short answer is no, ambition in and of itself is not wrong. But, I think in order to answer that question we need to clarify something: What is your ambition? Why is that your ambition?
9/29/201925 minutes, 14 seconds
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Pride

We continue our series on Fame, by discussing how pride sneaks Into our lives and poisons our souls.
9/23/201928 minutes, 55 seconds
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Priorities

Make the kingdom of God your first priority and God makes your needs His priorities. Too often, we focus on the urgent, instead of the important. We focus on our crisis instead of on Christ! Fame is when our needs and desires are our top priority, instead of making Jesus our top priority.
9/15/201928 minutes, 53 seconds
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Increase/Decrease

Our culture is obsessed with Fame, but we're famous in the eyes of God when those who know us best respect us most.
9/9/201924 minutes, 46 seconds
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An Unshakeable Kingdom

We conclude our series on faith. An unshakeable faith is only found in the arms of an unshakeable King! Sometimes God shakes the things we hold onto so we cling tightly to the only secure thing: Him!
9/2/201927 minutes, 24 seconds
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How to Tell the Difference Between a Step of Faith and Foolishness

From the Peter walking on the waves, we explore the ways to tell the difference between faith and foolishness.
9/1/201918 minutes, 1 second
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Faith that Amazes God

In Matthew 8, Jesus encounters a centurion with faith that amazes Him. By believing without having to see the results, we too can have a faith that amazes God.
8/18/201925 minutes, 13 seconds
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Running From Your Step of Faith

Sometimes God asks us to do something we don't want to do so we try to run away and we end up running from a God who is with us and for us, who is the source of every good gift in our lives!
8/11/201938 minutes, 34 seconds
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Faith Works With Many or With Few

What would our lives be like if we lived in the holy confidence that God was with us and for us? What if every obstacle we encounter, we remembered that a good God had led us here not to defeat us, but to reveal his power through us to the world? What if we lived like conquerors instead of living like the conquered? I think it would change everything!
8/4/201940 minutes, 20 seconds
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When we are Between an Angry Army and A Stormy Sea

Sometimes our step of faith drops us into a deadend between two bad options, but God shows up and shows off in the places that seem hopeless.
7/28/201941 minutes, 48 seconds
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Our Faith Needs Some Faithfulness

Sometimes we miss what God wants to do, because we give up before God shows up. Our faith needs some faithfulness.
7/21/201937 minutes, 31 seconds
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Faith Past its' Expiration Date

Sometimes it seems like our step of faith is dead in the water, our God sized dream is past its expiration date and then God steps in. Somewhere we’ve decided how long things should take and if they don’t happen in our expected window we give up on them. Experts or the majority tell us that is how things work, but God rarely works in the window of availability we expect him to.
7/14/201929 minutes, 7 seconds
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Moving Mountains

We kick off our new series on developing an Unshakeable faith.
7/7/201930 minutes, 46 seconds
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Spiritual Exercise: Scripture

We conclude our series on the spiritual disciplines by discussing the importance of scripture in building our souls!
7/2/201931 minutes, 26 seconds
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Spiritual Exercise: Prayer

We discuss the important spiritual discipline of prayer.
6/24/201932 minutes, 10 seconds
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Spiritual Exercise - Worship

We continue our series on practicing the spiritual disciplines to develop our spiritual muscles by talking about the importance of Worship.
6/17/201926 minutes, 39 seconds
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Spiritual Exercise: Spiritual Authority

We continue our series on the spiritual disciplines of Jesus by talking about the importance of having a spiritual authority who can tell you when you are wrong.
6/10/201928 minutes, 41 seconds
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Spiritual Exercise: Simplicity

We continue our series on building our spiritual muscles by practicing the spiritual disciplines of Jesus. This week we talk about simplicity and how when we try to have it all, we overburden our soul. Simplicity is reverse FOMO -- it is missing some things so you can enjoy the best things!
6/3/201934 minutes, 22 seconds
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Spiritual Exercise: Sabbath

We continue our series on the spiritual disciplines by talking about the importance of Sabbath.
5/28/201929 minutes, 18 seconds
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Spiritual Exercise: Self Denial and Serving

We continue our discussion of the spiritual disciplines that Jesus practiced by talking about how self denial and serving others builds our spiritual muscles!
5/20/201933 minutes, 9 seconds
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Spiritual Exercise: Silence and Solitude

We kick off our new series about practicing the spiritual exercises of Jesus with the spiritual discipline of Silence and Solitude. In a busy, noisy world we need moments were we stop and listen to our soul.
5/13/201927 minutes, 24 seconds
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Why I Love the Bible

Guest speaker Sam Spatafore concludes our series on the Bible with a personal and moving message about why the Bible means so much in his life.
5/7/201928 minutes, 22 seconds
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Who Wrote the Bible?

We continue our series on the Bible by talking about whether or not God wrote the Bible.
4/29/201926 minutes, 57 seconds
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Why Are There Churches?

Every Sunday all across the world people gather to bear testimony to an event -- two thousand years ago something happened, and it changed everything.
4/22/201936 minutes, 23 seconds
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Who is Jesus?

In our Palm Sunday message we discuss the question on everyone's lips as Jesus entered Jerusalem, "who is this Jesus?"
4/14/201923 minutes, 20 seconds
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Relationships Not Religion

Guest speaker David Pearson explains that the Christian life is about relationships not religion.
4/8/201928 minutes, 46 seconds
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What is the Bible? Different Types of Literature

The Bible includes a lot of different types of literature. When we fixate on certain sections of the Bible and avoid others we put ourselves in a dangerous place where we misuse the Bible.
4/1/201932 minutes, 43 seconds
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What is the Bible? Exegesis and Eisegesis

Many of us come to the Bible to affirm what we already think. If we do that we will never grow! We must approach the Bible to listen and learn if we are going to grow and change!
3/25/201923 minutes, 48 seconds
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What is the Bible? The Bible is a Love Letter

We like to treat the Bible like a RULEBOOK and not a LOVE LETTER because a rulebook lets us keeps score and we love winning! The Bible doesn’t exist so you can beat someone spiritually. The message of the Bible is simple: only Jesus is winning, but He loves us so much we can share in His win!
3/18/201924 minutes, 56 seconds
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What is the Bible? The Bible is Jewish

The Bible is written from a Middle Eastern Jewish perspective. It naturally challenges our Western American perspective. When we twist the Bible to fit our western perspective we miss out on the Bible’s power to challenge mistaken Western presuppositions about life, love, purpose and family.
3/11/201928 minutes, 19 seconds
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What is the Bible? Old and New Promises

The Bible is the record of two promises God made to mankind.
3/4/201923 minutes, 1 second
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Learning How to Forgive Part 3

Guest speaker Sam Spatafore concludes our series on forgiveness in the book of Philemon.
1/22/201926 minutes, 1 second
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Learning How to Forgive Part 2

When we apologize we remind ourselves that we make mistakes too and that makes us more likely to forgive others in the future.
1/14/201922 minutes, 6 seconds
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Learning How to Forgive Part 1

We kick off a new series in Philemon by talking about the importance of forgiving those who have misused and wronged us.
1/7/201929 minutes, 16 seconds
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2018 in Review/2019 Vision

Alex celebrates what we've seen God do in 2018 and what we're planning for 2019.
12/31/201832 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Greatest Story Finale

We conclude our Christmas series with a message about the arrival of Jesus and the peace He is bringing to the world.
12/24/201823 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Greatest Story Part 3

Isaiah a special messenger from God came to the Jews, the special people God created to be a platform for His rescuer which a confounding message. God's Messiah, would be both a conquering hero and a suffering savior.
12/17/201830 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Greatest Story Part 2

Guest speaker Matt Loveland continues our series on The Greatest Story by talking about Abraham!
12/10/201836 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Greatest Story Part 1

We kick off our new Christmas message series! The story of Jesus is the greatest story and it changes everything about our story because it proves that God is WITH us and FOR us!
12/3/201824 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Prayer of Jesus

The final prayer of Jesus reveals his deepest passions and final requests before laying down his life.
11/26/201825 minutes, 10 seconds
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BONUS MESSAGE: How to Talk About Jesus Without Being Weird Part 3

In part 3 of our bonus series on how to talk to people about Jesus without being weird Alex breaks down how to have an apologetic of authenticity by being intentional relational and explicitly Christian.
11/21/201817 minutes, 19 seconds
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Prayers of Thanksgiving

Something happens when we start listing all the things we have to be thankful for instead of the the few things we have to complain about. If we aren't intentional about being thankful, we will naturally start complaining. It's our tendency to complain -- we have to train ourselves to be thankful.
11/20/201819 minutes, 10 seconds
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Praying Specific Prayers

Guest speaker Kyle Vatt shares about the importance of praying specific prayers.
11/12/201829 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Lord's Prayer

We continue our prayer service by dissecting the Lord's Prayer.
11/5/201826 minutes, 48 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE: How to Talk About Jesus Without Being Weird Part 2

In part 2 of our discussion about how to talk about Jesus without being weird, Alex shares how our focus should be on building trust not trying to coerce a decision out of people.
10/30/201814 minutes, 9 seconds
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Repeating Other People's Prayers

Nick Snyder continues our series on prayer by explaining why mindlessly repeating someone else's prayer is never what God intended.
10/29/201819 minutes, 34 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE: How to Talk About Jesus Without Being Weird Part 1

In this bonus six part series, Alex shares practical steps on how to talk about Jesus without being weird.
10/25/201812 minutes, 47 seconds
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Prayer and Fasting

Some people think fasting will bump their prayer up in line and get God’s attention faster. Fasting doesn’t win us God’s favor. He looks at us as being His children in good relationship with Him because of Jesus — not because of our good deeds or sacrifices. Fasting changes US not how He LOOKS at us.
10/22/201824 minutes, 39 seconds
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Does God Hear My Prayers?

Sometimes, we worry that God will send us something BAD because of what we asked for in haste or we won’t get something GOOD because we didn’t form our request the right way. God responds to every prayer with LOGIC + LOVE. He knows what will be best and what we need. He’s not a cosmic vending machine that we have to worry about spitting out the wrong thing because we hit the wrong button. He’s a living Person who understands more about what we ask for and need than even we do!
10/15/201830 minutes, 1 second
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Should We Pray or Should We Act?

Sometimes we use prayer as an excuse to keep from doing something we don't want to do. Prayer should empower our action, not replace it. If someone needs a friend, don't pray for them to have one, be one!
10/8/201815 minutes, 29 seconds
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What's the Point of Prayer

The best spiritual indicator of your spiritual maturity is not your theological knowledge or your devoted service to the church. It’s your prayer life. We’ve been told that prayer is making God do what we want. If we can get the wording right or the combination right, we can have access to the biggest genie in the universe. That’s not the purpose of prayer. Prayer is not us wrestling God into giving us what we want, but us conforming to what Jesus would want. Prayer is encountering God and coming away wanting what he wants for our world and inviting God to use us to do it.
10/1/201823 minutes, 10 seconds
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Miracles - Wait

Miracles - Wait by Horizon Community Church
9/24/201821 minutes, 8 seconds
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Miracles - Trust

Guest speaker Sam Spatafore continues our series about Miracles by reminding us that our relationship with God is more important than seeing our miracle!
9/17/201821 minutes, 5 seconds
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Miracles - Storms

Sometimes we position ourselves to see miracles, and sometimes we find ourselves stuck in a storm we didn't expect. Jesus shows up in the dark places, in the deep places -- the places we need Him most!
9/10/201818 minutes, 49 seconds
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Miracles - Invest

If we want to experience a miracle it will require an investment. Some miracles cost us money, some cost us tears, but Jesus also has abundantly more than we ever give up.
9/3/201819 minutes, 25 seconds
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Miracles - Faithfulness

Most people quit before they see a miracle. They faithful stick around until Jesus shows up and shows off.
8/27/201820 minutes, 35 seconds
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Miracles - Vision

Guest speaker, Kyle Vatt continues our series on Miracles by talking about how we need to train our eyes to see small miracles so we don't miss big ones!
8/20/201821 minutes, 48 seconds
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Miracles - Obedience

We kick off our new series by talking about Jesus turning water into wine. Obedience is key to seeing Jesus show up and show off in our lives.
8/13/201821 minutes, 40 seconds
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Horses, Horns and Heroes: Esther

We conclude our series on taking steps of faith by talking about the human tendency to let someone else do it. When we abdicate our step of faith we miss out on experiencing God in a new more meaningful way!
8/6/201823 minutes, 50 seconds
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Horses, Horns and Heroes: Nehemiah

It's easy to take a step a faith and give up when it gets hard. Good preparation helps us take a step of faith and not give up!
7/30/201821 minutes, 42 seconds
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Horses, Horns and Heroes: Shadrach, Meschach and Abednego

Sometimes our step of faith leads us into a fire, but God always uses our step of faith to spiritually grow us, do good for others and to glorify Himself!
7/23/201824 minutes, 31 seconds
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Horses, Horns and Heroes: Daniel

Guest speaker Alonzo Johnson shares about Daniel's step of faith.
7/16/201841 minutes, 40 seconds
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Horses, Horns and Heroes: Elijah

One of the biggest steps of faith you can take is talking to someone else about Jesus.
7/9/201830 minutes, 37 seconds
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Horses, Horns and Heroes: David

A step of faith kills giants. A step of fear keeps the status quo. The world becomes a better place and we become better people when we live lives of faith, by taking steps of faith!
7/2/201833 minutes, 14 seconds
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Horses, Horns and Heroes: Gideon

We continue our series on taking steps of faith by talking about how when we encounter a God who is with us and for us it doesn't matter if we have all the best resources or talents. What we lack, God has more than enough.
6/25/201820 minutes, 55 seconds
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Horses, Horns and Heroes: Jonathan

Pastor Alex Kranjec from The Mill Church continues our series on acts of faith in the Old Testament.
6/18/201848 minutes, 13 seconds
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Horses, Horns and Heroes: Joshua

Having a right view of God enables us to respond to a crisis with faith instead of faith, just like Joshua did when he defeated Jericho.
6/11/201824 minutes, 7 seconds
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Why Am I Here? Weaknesses Reveal Our Destiny

Alex finishes up the Why Am I Here series by talking about the weaknesses God strategically places in our path in order to remind us that our purpose is not about us -- it's about God's glory and other people's good.
6/4/201822 minutes, 30 seconds
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Why Am I Here? People Reveal Your Destiny

God surrounds us with people talking about our purpose, living our purpose, and pushing us toward our purpose!
5/28/201822 minutes, 7 seconds
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Why Am I Here? Strengths Reveal My Destiny

There has never ever been someone just like you! That's a testament to the God that made you. God has uniquely designed you to accomplish the purposes that He has for you!
5/13/201824 minutes, 55 seconds
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Why Am I Here? Burdens Reveal my Destiny

Why are you alive? What does God want you to do before you die? Alex explains how God uses the deepest burdens in our heart to heal the brokenness in our world.
5/7/201825 minutes, 35 seconds
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Relationship Panel

Two couples share insights about how to manage healthy relationships in our busy lives.
4/30/201834 minutes, 37 seconds
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Family and Work Relationships

You can't choose your family ... or your coworkers. In Ephesians 6, Paul gives some practical tips for loving your family and your coworkers.
4/23/201822 minutes, 30 seconds
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Your Purpose is Bigger Than Your Relationship Status

You don't exist to find love and romance, you were made for exceptionally more important things.
4/16/201818 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Key to Make Any Relationship Better

Any relationship can be improved by changing the way we talk to people and the way we treat people.
4/9/201818 minutes, 46 seconds
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April 1 Easter Service

Did the resurrection of Jesus really happen? And if so, what does it mean for our lives?
4/2/201830 minutes, 19 seconds
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March 25 - Online Service - Practical Christianity

The way we talk to people and talk about people reveals whether or not we simply know things about Jesus or if we truly live and love like He does.
3/25/201824 minutes, 28 seconds
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March 18 - Live Service - Practical Christianity: Roles

Who’s role is it? The difference between what we say we believe and what we practice is what we actually believe! Sometimes, we ask God to do the things He told us to do, and we try to do the things He said He would do. Sometimes we blame God for things we were supposed to fix. Knowing our roles is essential to living a practical Christianity every day of the week.
3/20/201852 minutes, 46 seconds
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March 11 - Online Service - Practical Christianity: Humility

In the Old Testament, people would sanctify themselves to get ready to experience God, and have him work through them. Today, we sanctify ourselves to experience God and be used by Him by humbling ourselves. By choosing to be proud, we are choosing to contend with God rather than be used by Him! If we want to live out a real practical Christian life we need to humble ourselves!
3/10/201821 minutes, 55 seconds
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March 4 - Live Service - Practical Christianity

We start our new series in the book of James!
3/4/201848 minutes, 44 seconds
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Feb 25 - Online Service - Money Matters: Loving Money

If we don't intentionally love people well, we will naturally love money. The love of money is the root of all kinds of destructive things in our lives. We conclude our Money Matters series by looking at how to identify if we love money and what to do to correct it.
2/25/201833 minutes, 18 seconds
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Feb 18 - Online Service - Money Matters: Giving to the Church

Does the Bible really tell us to give money to the church? How much should we give? Would Jesus be angry about churches collecting money?
2/18/201823 minutes, 16 seconds
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Feb 11 - Online Service - Money Matters: The Rich Young Ruler

Pastor Alex explains that Jesus isn't against the rich, He's just against anything that makes us feel like we don't need God.
2/11/201830 minutes, 50 seconds
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Feb 4 - Live Service - Money Matters: Abundance or Scarcity?

Pastor Alex describes how our view of God effects our interactions and emotions. If we believe the universe is a place of scarcity, it is because we believe God isn't generous. But God IS abundantly generous, and we can be generous with others, because He is generous with us.
2/4/201845 minutes, 22 seconds
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Jan 28 - Online Service - Money Matters: The Needy

Pastor Alex continues our Money Matters series by discussing how we have a responsibility to the poor.
1/27/201826 minutes, 16 seconds
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Jan 21 - Online Service - Money Matters: Motivations

Pastor Alex continues the Money Matters series by discussing the importance of motivations when it comes to giving.
1/21/201829 minutes, 43 seconds
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Jan 14 - Online Service -Money Matters: Blessings

Pastor Alex continues our series on the spiritual ramifications of money by describing a proper, Biblical view of what it means to be blessed.
1/13/201835 minutes, 36 seconds
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Jan 7 - Live Service - Money Matters to Our Emotions

Pastor Alex shares a message from Matthew 6: what we treasure ends up controlling our emotions
1/7/201847 minutes, 39 seconds
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Dec 31 The Past Present and Future

Pastor Alex shares his vision to start a church, the recent successes he has seen and where he thinks God is taking us in 2018!
12/30/201736 minutes, 9 seconds
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Dec 24 - Online Service - ADVENT: The Christmas Story

Merry Christmas to Horizon! We hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday and enjoy watching this short video of the Christmas Story as read by our worship band leader Darby.
12/23/201712 minutes, 52 seconds
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Dec 17 - Online Service - ADVENT: God Uses Imperfect People

Nick Snyder, our college small group leader shares about how God used the shepherds, the most unexpected messages of a King's birth and how He continues to use unexpected people to build His kingdom today.
12/16/201726 minutes, 55 seconds
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Dec 10 - Online Service - ADVENT: Light in Dark Places

Pastor Alex shares how Jesus celebrated Hanukkah and how we as his followers have a responsibility to light up the darkness with the way we live and love.
12/10/201751 minutes, 25 seconds
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Dec 3 - Online Service - ADVENT: God is With Us

Pastor Alex describes how Jesus is a declaration of God's love for humanity. The most powerful, most beautiful being in the universe is for us!
12/3/201738 minutes, 7 seconds
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Nov 26 - Live Service - The Abundant Life Must be Shared

Pastor Alex explains from Romans 15, how we have an obligation to share what we have learned about living the abundant life with others.
11/26/201743 minutes, 37 seconds
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Nov 19 - Online Service - The Abundant Life Demands Love

Pastor Alex explains how we often get confused about what love is, and how we should show it to others.
11/16/201727 minutes, 48 seconds
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Nov 5 - Online Service - The Humble Life is the Abundant Life

Pastor Alex outlines how to live humbly in a proud, easily offended world.
11/4/201737 minutes, 23 seconds
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Oct 29 - Live at the Ardmore Music Hall - The Abundant Life is Serving Others

Pastor Alex explains how serving others, rather than being served is the path to enjoying the abundant life in Christ.
10/29/201744 minutes, 40 seconds
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Sept 24 - Live at the Ardmore Music Hall - Is There an Abundant Life?

Pastor Alex affirms that Jesus has a better life available to all who would willingly live it. 9/24 at the Ardmore Music Hall.
10/16/201749 minutes
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Oct 1 - Online Service - What Will the Abundant Life Cost?

Pastor Alex explains how what it will cost us to enjoy the abundant life that Jesus offers. 10/1 online service.
10/16/201734 minutes, 18 seconds
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Oct 15 - Online Service - The Abundant Life Redefines Our Suffering

Pastor Alex explains how God uses suffering to make us live and love like Jesus. 10/15 online service
10/16/201743 minutes, 42 seconds