“Eternal Food” John 6:26-51

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “Eternal Food”  John 6:26-51 The Jews had an erroneous focus on a worldly king, national redemption, political Messiah, and earthly prosperity. They had the Prophets and Writings of God, the Temple and priesthood, but they looked to national liberation and prosperity foretold in their scriptures. What was also foretold in those…

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“Crossing the Sea” John 6:15-25

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “Crossing the Sea”  John 6:15-25 Jesus will let us be alone. He will even allow us to be alarmed. But the same storms which bring chaos, doubt, conflict, and pain in our lives are the same storms over which He is Lord. He will approach His own to either calm the…

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“Servant King” John 6:1-15

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “Servant King”  John 6:1-15 “The key, beyond our believing in God’s ability and will to use us, lies in the wholeheartedness of our surrender to him. William Booth’s secret is an open one. Asked to explain the phenomenal impact of his life, he replied, ‘For the last eighty years God has…

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“Who’s on Trial?” John 5:16-47

“Who’s on Trial?”  John 5:16-47 Although Jesus knew their hearts were hardened toward Him; He offered them, His disciples, and now us evidence for who He is. He was not on trial but they were. The mother of all questions came from Jesus: “Who do you say that I am?” Jesus offered us evidence not…

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“A Mat Without A Man” John 5:1-17

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “A Mat Without A Man” John 5:1-17 Though revolving around a miracle, this passage is about the refusal to trust Jesus’ clear authority over nature, health, sin, and (later) even death (vv. 28-29). John’s Gospel account divides those who encountered Jesus by those who believed and are saved, and those who…

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“A Servant Leader” Acts 6:1-7

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “A Servant Leader” Acts 6:1-7 A deacon in the Southern Baptist Church is an office of service. The term is used of “serving tables” (deacon tables) and is stated in Acts 6, and the Greek term for table is used for more than food. It also is used of money tables.…

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“Words, Witness, and Works” John 4:27-54

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “Words, Witness, and Works”  John 4:27-54 Jesus didn’t stay long where He got too much attention and He visited people and places where He’d not typically be accepted. Seems counter-intuitive to us. But to God, such is necessary. Paradoxically, those from whom He came needed more evidence to believe in Him,…

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“Wellspring of Worship” John 4:1-26

Sunday Morning Sermon Series: “Wellspring of Worship” John 4:1-26 When I attempt to create witnessing opportunities, I find that people are not looking For God or His righteousness (Ro. 3:10-11).  That is why I have to point to sin (theirs and mine) and the necessity for repentance, sacrifice, substitution, righteousness, and mercy.  Jesus is the…

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“Joy for Jesus” John 3:22-36

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “Joy for Jesus” John 3:22-36 There is much upon which Christian folk disagree. There is always opportunity for opposition but we ought to seek points of agreement firstly. The main things are the plain things and the plain things are the main things! Although a controversial figure, John the baptizer (crazy…

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“Salvation in the Son” John 3:12-21

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “Salvation in the Son” John 3:12-21 Jesus told Nicodemus what was necessary to enter the “Kingdom of God” (being born from above – Jn. 3:5) and went on to explain how to attain “everlasting life” (vv. 13-16). After mentioning the mystery of the Spirit, who gives us new life and thus…

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“Scandalous Scene at the Temple” John 2:13-25

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “Scandalous Scene at the Temple” John 2:13-25 Imagine a young public servant barging into the Capital Building while congress was in session, taking and breaking the gavel while accusing congress that they have made a mockery of the US Constitution by exploiting the tax paying citizens. And after they demanded his…

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“Secret Sign at a Wedding” John 2:1-12

Sunday morning series:  “Secret Sign at a Wedding” John 2:1-12 It’s occasionally acknowledged that Scripture begins and ends with a wedding. This itself tells us a lot. Wedding feasts are expensive! They are arduous to plan, prepare, and manage. But they can be the most beautiful and pleasant events to which our memories cling for…

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“The King/Prince” John 1:47-51

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “The King/Prince” John 1:47-51 It is not so amazing that the eternal God created the cosmos, but it is incomprehensible that God became flesh.  It is not so amazing that after He was incarnated that He justified believers, but it is wonderfully amazing that He confounded the wise and achieved His…

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“Many in the One” John 1:19-51

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  Many in the One” John 1:19-51  After introducing Jesus as co-creator and as God himself, John established that the many roles of the Messiah are found in Jesus alone. As Hank Hanegraaff often says, “Only Jesus could walk through the door of the Old Testament prophets.” And the prophets spoke much…

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“New Revelation of Eternal Word” John 1:1-34

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “New Revelation of Eternal Word” John 1:1-34 The New Testament means nothing without the old.  The foundations of truth, life, choice, responsibility, and righteousness had to be laid and played out so that redemption in the person and work of Jesus Christ could be enacted and proclaimed.  He has come, the…

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“Dependency and Devotion” Psalm 119:33-40

Sunday Morning Sermon Series: “Dependency and Devotion” Psalm 119:33-40 Though the psalmist is not ambivalent, he acknowledged the duality of his nature. He knew the need for a single mind toward truth, a single path for his feet, a single heart that was loyal to truth, and a single eye which would not lead him…

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“Embracing Truth” Psalm 119:25-32

Sunday Morning Sermon Series: “Embracing Truth” 119:25-32 In the beginning of this fourth octonary, we see the psalmist’s acknowledgment of clinging to the dust (v. 25). At the end he has determined to cling to the testimonies of God (v. 31). Our fallen nature has us stuck in the mud and headed six feet under…

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Bible Question and Answer Service

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  Bible Question and Answer Service A-Chording to the Gospel Blue Grass Band I hope you enjoyed/celebrated your freedoms and continue to do so today and evermore. This nation still enjoys many blessings bestowed on it by God and one of them is the freedom to preach and to speak freely without…

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“Dependency and Devotion” Psalm 119:17-24

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “Dependency and Devotion” Psalm 119:17-24 A faith that isn’t tested is a faith that can’t be trusted. True devotion is manifested in times of trial. If adversity renders one faithless there was never any devotion. Jesus spoke of those who seemed to be receivers of His word. He said they initially…

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“Israel Definition”

Wednesday Night Bible Study: “Israel Definition” An excerpt from Pastor Chris Hall’s notes: “The true Israel of God is the organic (bush) dwelling place (building) of united believers (body) who are betrothed to God (bride). True Israel are those who have been born from above (God’s Spirit) via the cleansing / life source of Messiah’s…

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“The Word of God” Psalm 119:1-8 Part 2

Sunday Morning Sermon Series: “The Word of God” Psalm 119:1-8 Part 2 In the beginning, the Word of God created the universe. The Word of God, about which the psalmist sung, describes the nature of God. It is the transcript of God’s nature and thus it is life. It is powerful and authoritative and our…

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“King and Kingdom Come”

Wednesday Night Bible Study: “King and Kingdom Come” An excerpt from Pastor Chris Hall’s notes: “The consummation of His Kingdom will be a transformational event wherein all of creation will metamorphisize into glory – when our glorification will match our justification. 1 Cor. 15 = Jesus’ Resurrection, Our Spiritual Resurrection, & the Universe’s Resurrection.” Click…

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“The Word of God” Psalm 119:1-8 Part 1

Sunday Morning Sermon Series: “The Word of God” Psalm 119:1-8 Part 1 There are many subjects of which we could devote a lengthy sermon series. Perhaps the most obvious topic to focus a series on would be the Word of God itself – and we are embarking on such a series. The poetic and theologically…

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