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A. And by this we know that we have come to know Him (v.3) 1. If we keep His commandments (v.3) 2. If we keep His word (v.5) B. The Result: 1. The love of God is perfected in us (v.5) 2. Assurance: We know that we have come to know Him (v.3) C. This is related to obedience The Test: Do we keep His commandments?—1…
Ephesians 2:1-10 is Paul's beautiful, honest, powerful explanation of The Gospel. The Gospel is nothing less than the grace of God bringing us from death to life. The big picture theme of Ephesians is the purpose of God being revealed as uniting all things in Christ, things in Heaven and on Earth to the praise of His glory. This Gospel, gloriously presented in this section, shows how God powerfully and lovingly brings us into this purpose, being united to Christ and united to each other.
The Vine, The Vinedresser and the Branches
John is the only Gospel writer to record Jesus’ extended conversation with his disciples at the Last Supper knowing that his time had come to suffer and die Jesus told his disciples that they would no longer be able to follow him and that one of them would betray him they were confused and shaken where…
Encouraging Women 25 She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. Confession of Faith I am not moved by what I see or by what I feel. I am moved by what I believe. I believe the WORD of God! The victory is mine! I have it now! I can see it through the eyes of my…
Have you ever wondered why so many people lose any joy they might have had in their lives?… even Christians? They start off great but fade … it’s like they sprang a leak and of o their joy leaked out. Tonight, we will look at what Paul says about How we can maintain our joy. Finally, my brothers, rejoice…
One bright morning as the Fox was following his sharp nose through the wood in search of a bite to eat, he saw a Crow on the limb of a tree overhead. This was by no means the first Crow the Fox had ever seen. What caught his attention this time and made him stop for a second look, was that the lucky…
Jim L. Wilson • Illustration • • 419 views
In his book, The Prodigal God, Timothy Keller writes, “Christians commonly say they want a relationship with Jesus that they want to ‘get to know Jesus better.’ You will never be able to do that by yourself. You must be deeply involved in the church, in Christian community, with strong relationships…
NO OTHER GOSPEL
Phil Devaney • Sermon • • 313 views
Please turn in your Bible to . I have been saying for a while that one of these days I’m going to preach a message about the believer’s union with Christ — though I have a used the phrase “In Him.” Well today is the day in which I do so. If you were here last week you may remember that the message was…
Religious Vs. Relationship
Religious Vs. Relationship 20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 And the glory which…
A Heart for Reconciliation
God takes the shattered pieces of our lives and reconciles them into a beautiful, thriving child of God which allows the light of Christ to shine through us in an even more brilliant way.
Joe Kimmell • Sermon • • 206 views
Summary 3 Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. 3 Why Ephesians is such a strategic letter: Balance, Breadth, and Location 1 Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called…
Do you know that Jesus prayed for you? I am not asking conceptually that Jesus is praying for us in heaven now, but he literally prayed for you before he went to the cross. John 17 records Jesus’ prayer after the Last Supper. It’s known as his Farewell Prayer or High Priestly Prayer. You are included in that prayer.
Together: A Study through Philippians
Michael Turner • Sermon • • 158 views
Paul’s Letter to the Philippians We are going to journey together the rest of the year studying through the Apostle Paul’s letter to the saints in Philippi. I want to challenge you all to read through this book many times from now until the years end. Read all 4 chapters at once, then read one chapter…
Paul provides another application to the death and resurrection of Christ and our call to a new life. This passage teaches us that the Law dominated us legally (3:20-21) and practically through sin. However, this bondage to the Law was finished with the death and burial of Jesus Christ. We now celebrate freedom and a new life from the Law through our Lord and Savior.
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1) Introduction: Russian Roulette a) Russian roulette is a game that is played by taking a revolver that holds six bullets and placing one in the cylinder, spinning it, placing the barrel to your head and pulling the trigger. You have a 1 in 6 chance of killing yourself. b) Now imagine playing that game…
Can we live in grace upon grace? This is my New Year resolution. As Christians, we all are the recipients of grace, but can we be the extenders of grace? I know it's not easy, but there are five things we can do to grow our ability to give grace. Let's take a look ...
Jim L. Wilson • Sermon • • 137 views
Proverbs 28:13 "He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion." (NASB) Last week we marveled in God's promise in 1 John 1:9 that he will forgive us and cleanse us if we'll confess our sins. I hope that you've been practicing the discipline…
Today we’re beginning a verse by verse study of the book of Colossians that will take us, Lord willing through the end of May. Along the way we’ll have only four Sundays where we won’t start by opening our Bibles to Colossians. The first time will be on January 19, when my friend Brian Seagraves will…
2018 Sunday Morning Sermons
David • Sermon • • 125 views
Ordinary Expectations - Luke 3:7-14 An axe has been laid (What now?) Who were those crowds? A Brood of vipers with Abraham as their father. The axe severed that link. The axe was wielded by God, not John The axe said to the people (and should to us) You are cut off! You have no hope with God. You are…
First of all, let me begin by wishing all of you mothers out there a very Happy Mothers day! I know that none of you could have ever envisioned Mother’s Day looking quite like this! This is one more holiday in 2020 that will never be forgotten. Some of you younger mothers will be able to share with your…
Faithlife Sermons • Sermon • • 115 views
The NT stresses the need for believers to remain in Christ. The reality of this close personal relationship with Jesus Christ is expressed in obedience to his word and is essential to effective discipleship.