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Get the most recent sermon audio and video from Woodland Hills Church. Located in St. Paul, MN, our goal as a church is to tear down walls between social classes, genders, races, and most of all, between people and Jesus Christ. Many other resources (including sermon study guides, presentation slide…

Greg Boyd


    • Dec 4, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    God's Perfect Peace

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 46:33


    At Christmas time, we announce the coming of the Prince of Peace. Yet we look around at our world and peace appears to be the last thing that describes our situation. What does Christ's peace look like in the midst of the tumult and chaos that we experience on a daily basis? 

    The-Wise-Builder

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 47:04


    In this sermon, Greg addresses Jesus' teaching on the differences between the wise and the foolish builders and what it means to act on what Jesus instructs. 

    Keep Your Eyes on the Fruit

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 46:05


    There is a distinct difference between false and true prophets. We know this difference by their fruit, by what they promote in the lives of others. The challenge is that because false prophets promote the norms of a culture they are easily embraced as being true.

    The Road Less Traveled

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 47:27


    In this sermon, Greg address the differences between the wide and the narrow ways, and explains how we can embrace the life that comes with the narrow path.

    Travel Hazards

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 44:39


    In this panel discussion, Paul Eddy, Dan Kent and Shawna Boren discuss various aspects of prayer, specifically about why prayer matters and how to grow in it.

    The Path is a Person

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 42:59


    The end of the Sermon on the Mount offers two ways, or two paths to follow. In this sermon, Dan introduces the tradition of the Two Ways and then connects the way of life to the way of Jesus.

    Day of Revelation

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 43:27


    Greg teaches how what we build on the foundation of Jesus Christ will be tested by fire in the Final Judgment. That which aligns with the Kingdom will be purified and that which does not will be burned away.

    As in Adam, So in Christ

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 50:20


    In this sermon, Greg addresses the question of how Christ died and gave life to all, but at the same time, people can choose death and therefore reject this life. This is set in the context of the end judgment of God. 

    What About Those Who Never Hear the Gospel?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 39:08


    In this sermon, Jim Beilby addresses the question about the destiny of the un-evangelized, proposing that people are given the opportunity to receive Christ's true revelation of himself after death. 

    Giving Thanks for All God Has Done

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 39:33


    In this sermon, Greg reviews some of the primary ways that God has worked in our church over the last three decades. This retrospective invites us into thanksgiving, celebration, and wonder at God's faithfulness.

    The Purifying Judgment of God

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 48:25


    This sermon address the nature of God's judgment at the end of time and how it relates to the suffering we are encountering in the midst of the struggles of this present life.

    Creation Care Checkup

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 46:49


    This sermon provides a brief report card on how well humans are doing at caring for God's creation, specifically as it relates to Earth's climate. 

    Love in Four Dimensions

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 51:51


    The vision of Woodland Hills is “Learning to Love Together.” This is practiced in four dimensions: loving God, loving ourselves, loving other people and loving creation. 

    As Humans Go, So Goes the Earth

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 46:49


    There is a direct, organic connection between how humans live in love and the well-being of creation. The calamity experienced at the hands of the environment is a natural result of human failure to care for it as God intended.

    Caretakers of God's Property and Pets

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 44:41


    God called all people to care for his land and animals as his stewards. This is a basic mandate that was part of the creation narrative.

    The "Wrath of God"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 46:13


    What does it mean to trust God as the ultimate judge? This is an important question if we are going to live in love and forego judgment of others.

    Love or Die

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 40:28


    In this sermon, Greg provides a big picture overview of the series on God's final judgment and why it is so crucial, especially during this time in history. 

    The End of the World as You Know It

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 44:32


    We long for justice, and we hope that God will deliver his justice at the end of times. This sermon introduces a series on the coming justice of God and what this means for us today. 

    Flowers for Footprints

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 42:16


    John's first letter tells us that we are God's children and that the world is controlled by the evil one. But even more, it tells us how to know Jesus in the midst of this evil so that we might have resurrection life.

    Getting Off Your High Horse

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 40:29


    We get off the “high horse” by not judging others or seeing ourselves as superior to them. We also get off the high horse by living relationship with others and having the humility to receive feedback from them. 

    Fake News

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 45:59


    The story of Genesis 3 identifies the lies at the root of all that is wrong with the world. These lies are fake news about the nature of God, ourselves, others and the purpose of the planet. When we buy into these lies, the resulting actions cause destruction.

    Orbiting God

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 49:01


    The story of the fall of Adam and Eve tells us what it means to lose the true center of life, and how when we orbit around a false center we are trapped in the perpetual judgement of others.

    A Different Kind of Fire

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 41:16


    In this sermon, Dan Kent examines how we respond when others judge us. He first looks at how the world teaches us to respond, and then he offers a different response that is shaped by God's perspective.

    Our Civic Responsibility

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 37:48


    In this sermon, Cedrick Baker brings clarity to what it means to be civically engaged in our world in a Kingdom way. He offers insight into ways that we can be God's love and light without falling into the traps of polarization.

    Playing God

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 43:11


    This sermon explores the four primary passages from the Bible that explain why judgment is forbidden.

    Cross Examination Q&A Session

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 43:44


    This panel conversation addresses the practical implications of the teaching on what it means to live in love and forego judgment of others.

    A Tale of Two Trees

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 43:44


    There were two trees in the Garden of Eden, one representing where we get true life from and one representing a prohibition from what steals from life. This sermon explores the significance of these two trees. 

    The Absurdity of Judgment

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 39:39


    We live in a system in which everyone judges themselves and each other and creates a hierarchy of those above and below them. Jesus came to confront and blow this system apart.

    Character Is Destiny

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 45:50


    We become what we practice. We practice what we imagine is the goal of where we are going. As Christ followers, we are to set the goal of living in love so that we can practice love to become more loving.

    The Point of It All

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 48:11


    God calls us to replicate the love of the cross instead of passing judgment upon others. We do this as we live into the reality of our inclusion in God's love and our identity in Christ, as part of the Triune, cruciform love that God is.

    Our Central Mandate

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 51:26


    In this introductory sermon to the “Cross Examination” series, Greg lays out the all-important challenge to live in love in the way that is defined by Christ on the cross. This sermon also details how this mandate to love goes against the grain of our culture which is dominated by divisiveness and judgment.

    Our Central Mandate

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022


    In this introductory sermon to the "Cross Examination" series, Greg lays out the all-important challenge to live in love in the way that is defined by Christ on the cross. This sermon also details how this mandate to love goes against the grain of our culture which is dominated by divisiveness and judgment.

    Life is Hard. We are Strong. God is Good.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 43:26


    How do we become the kind of person who heeds Jesus' words on not worrying about our life? Dan Kent answers this question with three basic truths that can change how we face worrisome situations.

    Life is Hard. We are Strong. God is Good.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022


    How do we become the kind of person who heeds Jesus' words on not worrying about our life? Dan Kent answers this question with three basic truths that can change how we face worrisome situations.

    Food, Clothing & Dinosaurs

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 38:31


    Jesus tells us not to worry, but what does this mean in a world full of worry-causing circumstances? How can we not be anxious when there are so many troubling issues that we face? This teaching addresses what it means to trust God in anxious times to the point that we know that Jesus is with us as we face our worries.

    Food, Clothing & Dinosaurs

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022


    Jesus tells us not to worry, but what does this mean in a world full of worry-causing circumstances? How can we not be anxious when there are so many troubling issues that we face? This teaching addresses what it means to trust God in anxious times to the point that we know that Jesus is with us as we face our worries.

    A Different Kind of Hope

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 38:18


    The world around us is wrought with pain and suffering. Amidst this reality it can often be difficult to find a sense of hope. To fully appreciate the incomprehensible glory that is going to be revealed to us, we first need to appreciate the full magnitude of the sufferings of this present age. As we engage with the painful news of our world, we turn our eyes to the coming hope that is grounded in the resurrected Christ.*Please note that due to Greg being sick on Easter, we re-used his message from 2018 for this year's service.

    Darkness Confronts Light

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 31:45


    On Good Friday, Jesus experienced the darkness and pain of God -forsakenness, as he entered the depths of the reality of a sin-drenched world. How can this inform our experience of living in a Good Friday World?

    A Different Kind of Hope

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2022


    The world around us is wrought with pain and suffering. Amidst this reality it can often be difficult to find a sense of hope. To fully appreciate the incomprehensible glory that is going to be revealed to us, we first need to appreciate the full magnitude of the sufferings of this present age. As we engage with the painful news of our world, we turn our eyes to the coming hope that is grounded in the resurrected Christ. *Please note that due to Greg being sick on Easter, we re-used his message from 2018 for this year's service.

    Darkness Confronts Light

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022


    On Good Friday, Jesus experienced the darkness and pain of God -forsakenness, as he entered the depths of the reality of a sin-drenched world. How can this inform our experience of living in a Good Friday World?

    The Liturgy of Abundance

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 42:25


    Scarcity drives common daily experiences in our world, yet God invites us to trust his ability to abundantly provide. In this sermon, Osheta Moore offers us a liturgy of abundance so that we can embrace God's abundance in the midst of scarcity.

    The Liturgy of Abundance

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022


    Scarcity drives common daily experiences in our world, yet God invites us to trust his ability to abundantly provide. In this sermon, Osheta Moore offers us a liturgy of abundance so that we can embrace God's abundance in the midst of scarcity.

    Opting Out (Of the Mammon Game)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 43:21


    How do we find freedom from the allure of mammon? In this sermon, Greg offers three practical steps for discovering contentment in God so that we are free from the discontentment that drives the Mammon Game.

    Opting Out (Of the Mammon Game)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2022


    How do we find freedom from the allure of mammon? In this sermon, Greg offers three practical steps for discovering contentment in God so that we are free from the discontentment that drives the Mammon Game.

    Fireproof Treasure

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 44:28


    At the end of time, we will come before God in judgment, where God's love will refine and purge. Jesus taught us to live today with this future in mind by investing in treasures that will endure the fire instead of investing in that which will burn because they are not compatible with God's love.

    Fireproof Treasure

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2022


    At the end of time, we will come before God in judgment, where God's love will refine and purge. Jesus taught us to live today with this future in mind by investing in treasures that will endure the fire instead of investing in that which will burn because they are not compatible with God's love.

    The Mammon Games

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 48:09


    Jesus taught us to be aware of the trap of money and greed. In this sermon, Greg applies Jesus' words to today's situation so that we might escape this mammon game and entrust our money to God. 

    The Mammon Games

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2022


    Jesus taught us to be aware of the trap of money and greed. In this sermon, Greg applies Jesus' words to today's situation so that we might escape this mammon game and entrust our money to God.

    What Are You Looking At?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 45:35


    Jesus taught us that what we see is shaped by how our eyes are trained to see the world. If our eye is bad, our sight will be corrupted. We need good eyes to see the world rightly.

    What Are You Looking At?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2022


    Jesus taught us that what we see is shaped by how our eyes are trained to see the world. If our eye is bad, our sight will be corrupted. We need good eyes to see the world rightly.

    Beloved Hypocrite

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 45:33


    In this sermon, Greg teaches on Matthew 6:16-21, where we're told to fast in secret, unlike the "hypocrites" who put fasting on display for public applause. Our reward for secrecy is the beauty of the character that we develop when we learn how to be singularly motived by God's will rather than social applause. This leads to two questions: How is this secret relationship with our Father going, and what really motivates us?

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