Keith Larson • Sermon • • 106 views • 32:05
Introduction: Our Scripture text today contains one of the most beloved promises in the Bible: For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Sadly, a quick internet search will reveal that there is no shortage of scholars…
Brooks Simpson • Sermon • • 92 views
Introduction to Daniel: Kingdoms in Conflict How does a follower of Christ remain faithful in a culture that rejects him? Jesus preached the good news of the kingdom of God but the kingdoms of men do not seem to be interested in God’s kingdom agenda. How do we live confidently in and among nations who…
Daniel was snatched into exile in Babylon, but he responded by finding a way to continue in God's service, and that made all the difference, not just to him, but to his captors. We, too are in exile. How can we learn from Daniel in our exile to make a difference in our world?
Steven Richards • Sermon • • 66 views
Zechariah 1v1-6 Call to Repentance Introduction The 50,000 Jews who returned, under the governorship of Zerubbabel and the High Priesthood of Joshua, immediately began to build the new temple, although they soon became discouraged and stopped. Then, in 520 bc, God sent two prophets, Haggai and Zechariah.…
Tom VanderPloeg • Sermon • • 41 views • 26:41
Could it be that this moment of exile for all of us is a time to correct our direction and correct our purpose to once again align with the direction and purpose of God’s covenant plan of redemption—a plan of redemption launched into this world through Christ and handed off to his disciples and down to us in the church still today?
God's Story in Scripture
Joel Gilbert • Sermon • • 30 views • 41:01
Introduction Have you ever had one of those embarrassing moments in a store or in public? You know, that moment when you hear that child that is absolutely losing his mind, yelling, screaming, stomping his feet. You feel for the parent. You’re frustrated by the disturbance? Or, have you ever been the…
Paul Hawkins • Sermon • • 28 views
Malachi - intro Could we all turn to the book of angels, please? What? It is not in your Bible?! Am I teaching some heresy from some extra canonical book? No, it is in your Bible – the Hebrew for angel is מַלְאָךְ - simply a “messenger”. Malachi means: “My messenger” – although I am sure that it was…
Travis Cooper • Sermon • • 21 views
Introduction this being my first time to deliver a message to you all I wanted to take the opportunity to express my deep compassion for each of you and all of us as the body. Paul’s opening to the letter of Romans say’s it better than I ever could. So I ask you to listen to how Paul fills about the…
Paul Hawkins • Sermon • • 17 views
Sovereignty of God 8 (A tale of two kings) What do you do these days if you want to find out about something? – you Google it! [P] Even at work, if we come across something obscure and want to find out about it, we say, “Ask Dr. Google.” The internet has the answer to everything! Right? It is omniscient!…
1 Peter: How to suffer well
Peter is probably the best known disciple of Jesus. He had a big heart and a big mouth. When Jesus went back to Heaven, he was left in charge of the church. As the movement grew, so did the troubles, and eventually Peter got so much heat that he had to run from Jerusalem. Near the end of his live, he writes a letter for all the new churches in the Empire, who are also facing oppression and persecution. He talks about embracing their new identity as followers of Jesus, and how to suffer well.
Paul Hawkins • Sermon • • 13 views
Haggai 1. Intro: Please turn to Haggai chapter one [P]. For those of you who are newer to this fellowship; I have, over the past few years, been working through the Minor Prophets. In fact, I note that it was in 2007 that I started with the book of Joel. So we have had a fair dose of doom and gloom and…
Jon Sutton • Grace Seaford • Sermon • • 12 views • 28:08
Title "Prospering During Exile." Passage: Jeremiah 29:4-14 (King James Version) Main Point: God's desired outcome is that we PROSPER in SHALOM (Peace) Shalom: -Peace that come from a knowledge and sense of well-being. -Peace that comes from a sense of soundness; strength, substance, sound in reason,…
Time & Providence: Lessons from Daniel
It’s easy to believe God when times are good, but how do we find faith in difficult times? We learn from what has happened before and we recognize that patterns as they happen again. We put all of that into the perspective of the greater spiritual battle which has been from the beginning and will be won in the end. More than that, we know God and His eternal purpose. Time and Providence will purify us until we shine.
God's Story in Scripture
Joel Gilbert • Sermon • • 11 views • 50:21
Now that the nation has returned from exile, the Chronicler (assumed author of Chronicles) writes the history as a means of reminding the people of Judah where they came from, why the exile and sort of what now. He leaves the door open to the hope of a coming Messiah.
Jonathan Swales • Sermon • • 9 views
In 1964 the poet and musician Bob Dylan sang these words. “Come mothers and fathers Throughout the land And don’t criticize What you can’t understand Your sons and your daughters Are beyond your command Your old road is rapidly agin’ Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend your hand For the times…
Life in Exile
Hillcrest Church • Sermon • • 8 views
In times of hardship, our attitude determines our adaptation. We should ask: how can this time help me develop perseverance? Together as a church we encourage perseverance two ways: 1)There is no holiness but social holiness 2)We watch over each other in love.