Galatians: SOAR! Faith Without Limits "The Gospel, Grace, Freedom"
I want to start this message by asking us to stand as we read the words from our passage today… Galatians 2:15-21 15 “We are Jews by nature and not sinners from among the Gentiles; 16 nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have…
Christmas in the Psalms
Psalm 97 communicates the almighty, uncontested reign of God. This morning we consider the paradoxical nature of the incarnation in light of the truths in Psalm 97 and consider why Jesus cam as a man.
Nathan Sehi • Sermon • • 296 views
Peter describes believers in light of Christ, the cornerstone. He describes us as living stones being set next to the cornerstone, forming a Spiritual house, as well as a priesthood of believers. These truths speak to how each believer should be singularly (Christ-Centered) and dependently (Christ-Dependent) serving God. The context that service for God is principally is being transformed into his holy priesthood (1 Peter 2:5) and declaring the riches and mercies that are found in Christ (1 Peter 2:9). The building up that is found in God working through the scriptures to establish us as His Holy, Royal Priesthood, a temple set apart for him. (1 Peter 2:2)
Daniel Scheiderer • Sermon • • 273 views
“Our hearts are restless till they find rest in Thee.” So says the great Saint Augustine in the opening to his beautiful autobiography, The Confessions . We immediately recognize this reality, that our hearts and lives are filled with restlessness and the world around us seems to be as well. It seeks…
God's will; It's for you Series
James Rogers • Sermon • • 133 views • 37:05
God’s will, its good for you God’s will it’s for you; it can by known by you so that you can apply God’s good and perfect will (Rom12:2). 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable…
During the seven weeks of Easter, our focus on the completed work of Christ and His Resurrection gives way to a focus on the Holy Spirit and His ongoing work in the Church. Of course we can’t completely isolate the things that God does to one Person of the Trinity only, yet it is proper to ascribe the…
The Miracles of Jesus in the Gospel Of John
Pastor Randy Bradley • Randy Bradley • Sermon • • 34 views • 26:12
God works in our lives every day. He does this both in miracles and mundane things. We need to notice the works of God in our lives and let it grow our faith in Him.
Gospel of John
What we will see as Jesus continues his ministry as seen through the eyes of John is an increase in opposition by those deemed religious in the eyes of the common Jew. The opposition gets more heated as Jesus does God’s work and does not adhere to the man-made rules for relationship to God. This event…
In the third chapter of Ruth, Naomi hatches a scheme to ensure Ruth is cared for. Her scheme sounds bizarre to our ears, and even lewd to ancient Hebrew ears. Will God honour such a scheme? Will Ruth go through with it? Join us as Malcolm takes us through this extraordinary episode in one of the most famous love stories of all time.
Psalms - Memorial Day 2020
Rev. Mark E. Brumley • Sermon • • 25 views
The title I have chosen for this psalm, “Tell of his might, sing of his grace,” taken from Robert Grant’s hymn “O worship the King,” serves to express the double message of the psalm. Its theme of divine grace is divided into common grace to humanity and special grace to Israel. Isaac Watts, in his paraphrase of Ps 145, “Sweet is the memory of thy name,” captured the distinction by his phrase “we who taste thy richer grace.”
Jim L. Wilson • Illustration • • 25 views
God used a mean-spirited meme on social media to give Crystal Hodges an opportunity to help others discover real beauty in their lives. Crystal has a birthmark that covers half of her face. Though it never bothered her growing up, and she was never been made to feel different by friends or family, a…
One of the most important things for us to remember is that we are not called because of our skill, merit, or worthiness. As we go through the rest of the book we learn that God chooses to use the unqualified for His purpose and glory. We are chosen as the foolish, weak, base, and despised. Why? Because the incredible power of God makes us useful. He has a plan and purpose for our lives.
The Promises of God
Mitch Marlowe • Sermon • • 18 views
Introduction Romans 8:28 is one of the most familiar verses to us and yet perhaps one of the most misquoted verses in the Bible. I have heard people quote it saying, “God works everything for the good.” That is only part of it as this verse comes with a couple of conditions. This is a great place for…
Book of Romans
Christians often struggle with the tension of being dead to sin and the failure of being sinless in their lives. Though we will sin while on our pilgrimage, the more we understand our union with God through the finished work of Jesus Christ, the less appealing sin will become as we become more and more conformed to His image.
Verse by Verse Study of the Gospel of John
Anthony Castillo Miranda • Sermon • • 16 views
HOOK Yesterday right here at “The Message”, we looked into the escalating conflict between Jesus and the Pharisees From the first part of the pericope— or the narrative of what happened., we learned a couple of things: I AM CHOSEN TO BECOME LIKE JESUS [not to be God] MY ETERNAL LIFE IS SECURED IN JESUS…
Jeremy Robinson • Sermon • • 16 views
We all long for Home What defines HOME? Where you would want to be buried? Where you grew up? Where you live right now? Where you spent most of your time? The Music we listen to may be helpful: In 1982, Bruce Springsteen recorded a song called “My Father’s House” It is a slow, melodic song about searching…
James: Practical Christianity
Daniel L. Arter • Sermon • • 15 views
Introduction Good evening everyone, I hope you have had a great week so far. I know that some states have already started reopening; Pennsylvania has started to allow some businesses to reopen, which means that hopefully we can start getting back to normal life within the next month or so. I’m only mentioning…
He Dwelt Among Us: Exposition of the Gospel of John
Through the act of healing the physical blindness of man, Jesus demonstrates to his disciples the realities of our life’s circumstances. Through the circumstances of a blind man’s life, we will see 3 realities of the circumstances of life.
Philip Dakota Melton • Sermon • • 13 views
Ephesians. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Remember what the Bible says about the Church... so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in…