Past Sermons

Life-Changing Teaching

Mountainview is committed to providing life-changing teaching that is drawn from the Bible. We believe that practical teaching is one of the keys to developing spiritual maturity.

A Healthy Disconnect

There are basic spiritual practices that are essential to our spiritual health. From the very beginning of the Bible, God has modeled and commanded the principle of self-care. In our culture, self-care is either misunderstood (it’s about pampering yourself) or ignored all together. This series will explore the biblical principles of self-care and how they are essential to a healthy spiritual life. This will also be our call-back series after Easter.

April 28 – God’s Time Management Principles

God built rhythms (day and night, seasons) into the creation. We were created to live in this pattern of days, weeks, months, seasons, and years. We can’t make it go faster or slower; we must learn how to live within these patterns. As H.H. Farmer said, “If you go against the grain of the universe, you get splinters.” After six days of creation, God himself rested on the seventh day – and we are made in his image. Developing a habit of rest and restoration is a basic spiritual practice – a way that God uses to slow us down and mature us.

May 5 – Why You Need Solitude

Dallas Willard calls silence and solitude the two most radical disciplines of the Christian life. Henri Nouwen wrote that “without solitude it is almost impossible to live a spiritual life.” In solitude, we separate ourselves from people and things in order to pay attention to God. This is even more important in a world where we are bombarded with constant distractions, notifications, and messages.

May 12 – Your Body is a Temple

While we don’t worship our bodies, we do use our bodies to worship God. There is a spiritual reason for taking care of our physical body through exercise, good diet, and rest. We are to be good stewards of everything that God gives us, and that includes our physical health. The goal isn’t simply to be in shape; it is to be as effective as possible in living for God.

May 19 – Resetting with Prayer and Fasting

Fasting is mentioned over 90 times in the Bible. Great men and women of the faith like Moses, Elijah, Esther, Nehemiah, Daniel, and Paul, all fasted. Jesus himself fasted. Prayer and fasting are the spiritual tools that enable us to give God more access to our lives. When prayer and fasting are combined, the result is a better ability to hear and discern God’s voice.

May 26 – Family Service Weekend