Today is the Sixth Day of Christmas. We are not even half-way through the season, yet as far as the world is concerned, Christmas is over. It’s almost as if the scriptural narrative of Christ ends with his lowly birth in a manger. But this is only the beginning. Jesus, who came to take the lowest place…
Cody Hale • Sermon • • 370 views
Introduction At some point, you just have to decide, don’t you? There are certain moments in life and decisions in life in which there is no middle ground position. You have to decide that it’s either going to be this way, or it’s going to be that way. You can date her and date her and date her, but…
In a few short hours I’ll be leaving and making my way, 12 hours up north, to Ontario, CA. I’m headed up there for our annual FFM trip, we have been going now for the last several years. You might wonder why I do it. Why, Pastor, do you drive all that way, spend the money, the time, and the energy, to…
The Gospel of Luke
Jesus tells us he comes not to bring peace but division - division because hypocrites reject his warning about the judgement to come. And yet his warning is also filled with hope since he himself will pay the debt that we could never pay.
The Gospel of Luke
When Jesus is asked for a sign he says the only one they'll get is the "sign of Jonah". What does this teach us about signs, about seeing them, and about how to respond? Listen along and let's explore.
Realizing our own limitations is an important process of self-discovering in every persons life. My youngest son just turned one, and he is still too young to understand his own limitations. Literally, he is a danger to himself. So we have to take certain precautions to make sure he avoids seriously…
Over the last few months we have been thinking through the need for every one of us to personally engage in Great Commission work. That means we have to make the main thing the main thing. We have to put the first things first in our life. We have many different kinds of commissions as disciples of Jesus,…
Allan Vincent • Sermon • • 52 views
The Enemy Within But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, , “Tough Love” - “an expression believed to have originated with Bill Milliken’s 1968 book of the same title - used when someone treats another person harshly or sternly with the intent…
Paul Tinker • Sermon • • 49 views
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be. Amen.This prayer that I have started out with, is known as a doxology It is the most common of all doxologies and has a Latin name for it – Gloria Patri – Glory to the Father It is modeled…
2 Corinthians: Sufficient Grace
God wants us to care for those He gives us. How do we care for those God gives us? 4 Actions 1. We care for others by serving under pressure (2 Cor. 12:11, 2 Cor. 12:12). 2. We care for others by spending ourselves lovingly (2 Cor. 12:13-15 NKJV). 3. We care for others by supporting others in Christ…
[Acts] The Church Empowered
What moved thousands of souls to be saved and the early followers of Jesus to be so devoted to godly habits? It was more than just a knowledge of God - it was a holy fear of God! The Holy Spirit of God indwells believers with a holy fear of God that not only compels missional movement but empowers it!
Aaron Sturgill • Sermon • • 11 views
The story of Jesus feeding the multitude deserves special attention. It is the only miracle featured in all four Gospels ( ; ; ). The gospel authors appear to have somewhat different purposes for including the story, but they all determined it to be important in the story of Jesus’ life. Matthew and…
The Gospel According to Luke
Jeremy Menicucci • Sermon • • 8 views
Jesus demonstrates more of his ability to forgive sins and more of the authenticity of who He is and what He has come to do. He also continues to expose the differences between those who accept him and those who reject Him.
Gospel of Matthew
Introduction Illustration: Leon Seltzer wrote an article for Psychology Today May 15, 2015 about doubt. He argues that doubt is one of the leading factors to underachievement. The solution for underachievement is that you need to love and accept yourself unconditionally. (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/evolution-the-self/201505/anxiety-and-self-doubt-perfect-recipe-underachievement).…
Four topics in Matthew chapter 12 are discussed: 1) Known By Your Fruit, 2) The Sign Of Jonah, 3) An Unclean Spirit And An Evil Generation, and 4) Earthly And Spiritual Family
Rich DeRuiter • Sermon • • 6 views
Reading: Luke 21:25-36 When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near. Luke 21:28 (NIV) I. Watch the Signs A. Yes, Jesus tells us to Look for them 1. Not just an exercise for fanatics (Luke 21:29-31) a. Haven’t we all seen the one who finally…
Russell Harris • Sermon • • 4 views
Many have speculated what might happen on September 23, 2017. The words of Revelation 12:1-6 seem to describe the coming star, sun and moon arrangement. Is the world coming to an end? Is this a sign of the end? Christ's return?
Dr. Mark A. Barber • Sermon • • 4 views
Introduction How do we demonstrate faith in Jesus? There is a surface faith in which there is no depth. Many today demonstrate a faith that has not content. This is better described as credulity. Ultimately, surface faith will be tested and found wanting. This will result in renouncing the object of…