Wednesday Night Bible Study: “John 15”

Wednesday Night Bible Study:  “John 15” Multiple Parts Abiding in Christ Abiding in Christ Yields Fruit (1-8) Abiding in Christ Enjoys God & Expresses His Love (9-17) Abiding in Christ Endures Opposition (18-25) Abiding in Christ Bears Witness (26-27) Click here for Bible study notes Audio part 1 Audio part 2 Audio part 3 Audio…

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“Gifts From the Savior”

 Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “Gifts From the Savior” I love Christmas time, and it’s nice to do devotional sermons so as to meditate on Jesus’ advent with its impetus and implications.  Today we will briefly consider eight “gifts” which Christ brought to His people.  Like the good gifts we receive from one another, (although every…

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“Procured Privilege”

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “Procured Privilege” According to the world, “privilege” is a bad thing for which we need to repent.  However, Scripture celebrates God’s “peculiar treasure,” His chosen or elect whom He has seated in the “heavenly places.”  They are positioned in the most privileged place in the universe – in Christ!  Ours is…

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“Social Justice and The Gospel”

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “Social Justice and The Gospel” multiple parts There is a great division within the visible Church today and as the division grows more distinct, one better know where he or she stands on the issues. It is our duty to make certain our stance is firmly founded on a correct interpretation…

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“The Normal Supernatural Life” 2 Cor 6

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “The Normal Supernatural Life” 2 Cor 6 “Marks of Ministers” We all bear marks of sin in our lives.  Some marks are psychological, some are physical, and many are spiritual.  Like scars, these marks can serve as reminders of damage.  Unlike some scars, the damage of sin is irreparable.  It’s a…

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“The Normal Supernatural Life” 2 Cor 5

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “The Normal Supernatural Life” 2 Cor 5 “Faith’s Foci” As believers, we must see things through heaven’s eyes.  If we see things as “under the sun,” we will easily be distracted, discouraged, and in disdain.  But if we look at life as “under the Son,” we remember the age to come,…

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“The Normal Supernatural Life” 2 Cor 4

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “The Normal Supernatural Life” 2 Cor 4 “The Body of Faith” I was taught that a sermon ought to have one main point, and thus it should have a targeted intro, body, and conclusion/invitation.  Such an approach would be to make the message distinct, clear, attainable, and perhaps even concise.  I’m…

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“The Normal Supernatural Life” 2 Cor 3

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “The Normal Supernatural Life” 2 Cor 3 The normal Christian life is a glorified life but not one the world desires. Vision, righteousness, cleansing, life, and glory are what the Spirit of Christ produces in our lives. But the evil one has his counterfeits. His glory is that which includes the…

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“Authentic or Counterfeit Gospel?”

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “Authentic or Counterfeit Gospel?” The War The Ideals The Costs There is a spiritual epidemic today.  It is a deficiency of the employment of discernment in the Church.  To be fair, some in the visible church are not using discernment because they don’t truly know the Word (Mat. 7:21-23).  And those…

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“Wolves in Wool”

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “Wolves in Wool” Scripture has much to say about false teachers/prophets. In fact, Jesus saved His most scathing condemnation for the authoritative establishment Pharisees of His day. Why? Not because they were teaching heresy or disdaining Scripture, but because they were hypocritically teaching it and failing to see how Jesus is…

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Question and Answer Time

Special Sunday Morning Question and Answer time. 29 August 2021 Jesus is the answer! You may ask, “What’s the question?” As the Antitype to the ancient type and the Substance to the ancient shadows, He is the answer to the ancient prophesies, ceremonies, and promises. He is the answer to our problem of sin. He…

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“In His Image” parts 1 and 2

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “In His Image” parts 1 and 2 What does gender have to do with God, Scripture, the Church, or the Gospel? Everything! God created two genders, male and female, so as to bear His image because He is a relational triune being who is love. Both genders are equally valued and…

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Wednesday Night Bible Study: “John 12:20-36”

Wednesday Night Bible Study:  “John 12:20-36” (Multiple parts) Hour at Hand Hour Signaled (20-22) Hour of Jesus’ Glory (23) Hour of Death (24-27, 32-33) Hour of Dread (27) Hour of Father’s Glory (28-30) Hour of Judgment (31) Hour of Victory (31) Hour of Attraction (32-34) Hour of Darkness (35-36) Click here for Bible study notes…

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“The Word of Salvation” part 5

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “The Word of Salvation” part 5 The Final Word I once heard it said that Jesus is the only true individual. No one has, is, or will ever be all that Jesus is or could do all that Jesus has done. It is true that we are being conformed to His…

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“The Word of Salvation” part 4

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “The Word of Salvation” part 4 The Glorified Word What is the promise of the beatific vision? What does it mean that we will see God? What is theosis or deification? Who believes in it? Will we partake of divinity? Mormons teach that as God is now, man will be; and…

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“The Word of Salvation” part 3

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “The Word of Salvation” part 3 The Sacrificial Word Throughout Scripture, God repeats that He does not delight in the sacrifice of burnt offerings (e.g. 1 Sam. 15:22; Pss. 40:6; 50:8; 51:16; Prov. 21:3; Hos. 6:6; Heb. 10:5-7).  Why?  Because He’d rather enjoy obedience.  When we trust and obey Him, there…

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“The Word of Salvation” part 2

Sunday Morning Sermon Series: “The Word of Salvation” part 2 “The Living Piercing Word” A large portion of today’s sermon will consist of quotations/sermons from others who have acknowledged the utter uniqueness of Jesus and the unparalleled impact He has had on history. So too with the Scriptures, which all point to the person and…

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“Righteous Redeemer” Luke 4:18

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “Righteous Redeemer”  Luke 4:18 The Declaration of Independence is a document that acknowledges humans’ unalienable rights endowed by our “Creator” who is God of “Nature” and Nature’s “Laws” (legislative), “Supreme Judge” (judicial), and who governs “Providence” (executive). The Declaration of Independence is a profound yet simple document of words. But it…

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“The Word of Salvation” part 1

Sunday Morning Sermon Series: “The Word of Salvation” part 1 “The Condemning Word” part 1 To condemn people is not our prerogative. To condemn political correctness is. Such is not being political but being biblical. Politics is the use of deceptive rhetoric in order to grab, maintain, and gain power and nothing more. It is…

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“The Word of Incarnation” part 3

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “The Word of Incarnation” part 3 “The Word of the Living Temple” We considered the Word of the Tabernacle and how the Church is a large part of the fulfillment of it.  Perhaps a little less foreign to you is the concept of Jesus himself being the Temple.  No doubt that…

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