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Son of God, Servant of Man: The Gospel According to Mark

If anyone deserved to be served, it was Jesus. Yet, he actually became the servant, modeling for us what it looks like to live an intentionally sacrificial life for his Father's glory and the ultimate good of all who would believe. This is what Mark records for us in his Gospel — the Son of God being the servant of man. Explore this second book of the New Testament with First Family this year as we delve into its theme, texts, and topics, seeing how God would have us live as his servants in the footsteps of Jesus.

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For the Common Good

How does God’s Holy Spirit manifest his presence and power? How does it show up? What should we expect? Find a refreshing focus on the gift of the Holy Spirit, as well as the gifts of the Holy Spirit, in this series from 1 Corinthians 12:4–11.

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Worshiping Together: 4 Habits of an Engaged Church

What indicates that a church collectively, or a church member individually, is truly engaged in the mission Christ left to his followers? Look with Todd through the lenses of four essential, biblical habits that simply rehearse, albeit in a fresh way, FFC’s commitment to celebrating the gospel, growing in community, and serving the mission. Join us this January for a topical series that will launch us into 2019 with a compelling call to action.

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The kings and The King

Israel's biblical history is more than military conquest in chronological sequence. It is messianic prophecy in narrative form. This is especially and beatifully seen in the books of 1–2 Samuel, 1–2 Kings, and 1–2 Chronicles. Prepare to enjoy the adventure of the Old Testament in our 2017–2018 series, "The kings and the King," and appreciate anew the anticipation of Christ woven throughout each of these historical books.

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The Dangerous Duty of Soul Watching

Few people ever call their church leaders "soul watchers," but that is precisely what they are! Just what does this mean and how is it done? Listen in as Todd takes two weeks to discuss both the accounting aspect, as well as the advantage aspect, of soul watching, unpacking this first-century phrase that gets to the heart of the matter for both the shepherds and sheep at First Family Church.

A Week in the Life of Jesus

Take a journey through Passion Week with Pastor Todd and the teaching team at First Family, seeing, not only the evidential clues for the historical reality of Christ's death, but the mind-blowing implication of it for our lives today.

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Merry Christ[ology]mas

Take a closer look at Christ himself in this 2-part Christmas series from Pastor Todd.

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The Matter of X

Listen to our conference messages, and you’ll receive clarity into the matter of multiplication as you hear from our very own church planters. Each message, you’ll gain specific insight from their particular context that will help you embrace God’s mandate to "make disciples of all nations.” These sessions will prove to be insightful and valuable as you continue to journey towards multiplication in your life personally and within your church corporately.

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Traction: Getting Past Your Past

This topical series is aimed at helping us make serious and observable progress in our spiritual growth. We'll do this by identifying 6 major strongholds that keep us from growing and maturing, and keep a majority of professing Christians in bondage, spiritually immature and selfish.

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Intentional Discipleship for Normal People

This series is a follow-up to the series we did called Intentional Evangelism for Normal People. Our primary goal with this series is to see every FFCer connected to/embrace a continuously multiplying lifestyle of discipleship on both ends—discipling and being discipled. Or, to say it another way, we long to see every FFCer connected to a discipling relationship on both ends — discipling and being discipled—in a multiplicational and continuous fashion. This is an audacious goal, but one that is commanded by Jesus in Matthew, modeled by the apostles in Acts, and patterned by church elders in 2 Timothy.

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Intentional Evangelism for Normal People

Rooted in Acts 17, Todd helps us form a truly theological basis for sharing the gospel with others, speaks about frequency of sharing, and urges us to create room for interruptions.

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Ordinances of the Church

The Bible teaches us of two ordinances that the church is to observe until the Lord Jesus Christ returns: Baptism and Communion. These straightforward messages detail the ordinance aimed at the individual (baptism) and the ordinance aimed at the body of Christ as a whole (communion).

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Doctrine That Goes the Distance

In a time when people are believing anything, or sometimes nothing at all, God’s people are radically different. We believe God’s Word. But just what are those core doctrines in God’s Word that we believe? How should they affect us? What does it mean to build your life around absolute truth and not changing opinions? Discover this and more in FFC’s summer series, “Doctrine that Goes the Distance."

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Born This Day

It’s more than just a day, and surely more than a holiday. But why? What sets Christmas day apart? The beauty of Christmas day lies not in what we do or how we do it, not in what we give or how we give it. In fact, it’s uniqueness does not rest in anything related to us. Christmas day is precisely Christ’s day, the day we celebrate who was "born to us in the city of David.” And who was born that day? No doubt a baby. For sure a Savior. Thankfully the long waited one, the promised Christ. Jesus. The Lord.

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Church 101

In three powerfully pointed chapters, Paul provided for Titus the basic how-to manual for the church at Crete. It’s relevant and authoritative for us today as well, describing and prescribing God’s instructions for his Son’s body, the church. Join us this November for Church 101—and watch yourself grow in your commitment to live a fully faithful life as a member in God’s family.

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With the Word to Neighbors and Nations

Every year during GO Month, we preach through a special missions-based mini-series. Everything going on in October are efforts towards “neighbors” or “nations”!

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While We Wait: Exhortations from 2 Thessalonians

With so much uncertainty and hostility all around us, have you ever wondered, "What now?" Maybe, after seeing increased local and global persecution, you've thought, "What's a Christian to do?" Take heart—fellow believers in Thessalonica had similar thoughts in the first century, and the Apostle Paul, inspired by the Holy Spirit, wrote to encourage them how to live in their crumbling culture in light of their coming Christ. This September and October we will be gleaning these practical and powerful principles in our series, "While We Wait: Exhortations from 2 Thessalonians," digging our feet deep into endurance and obedience as we await our Lord's return.

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When Ancient Meets Current

In both positive and negative ways, Revelation 2–3 describe seven of the historical churches of John's day. Yet, by application, there is much we can learn about our own day, even our own church. Journey with First Family to seven cities and seven churches, seeing how what was ancient is actually very current. Let's discover together that the way forward is actually the way backward, and that the biblical understanding of what God expects from his church never goes out of style.

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Shoe Leather Theology

Where faith is sown, it will be shown. Where grace takes root, there will be fruit. This is the essentisl message of James, a five-chapter book near the end of the New Testament—that true belief in God never resides alone but is always accompanied by timely behavior for God. Join us in 2016 as we “work out our salvation,” putting shoe leather on our theology for the glory of God.

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Praying Like Jesus Taught

A “Shoe Leather Theology” mini-series.

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This Incomparable Gospel

Todd lays out for us precisely what the gospel is and what the gospel does, why we preach and believe it, and how this fundamentally connects to the resurrection in this series from 1 Corinthians.

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To Fulfill

Jesus’ life isn’t just a coincidence in time, or some ironic connection to a few earlier predictions. Not at all! Jesus embodies the ultimate fulfillment of God’s long-time promise in the Old Testament, for he is the final completion of all the prophets have said. Join us this Christmas as we explore Matthew’s five fulfillment scenes that all point to one Savior—Jesus Christ the Messiah.

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One: Insight from the Single Chapter Books of the New Testament

Great things can often come in small packages. Listen as the importance of the smallest books in the New Testament is laid out.

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