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sermons tagged 'dark'

Fulfilling Redemptive History

Matthew 13.34-35
Sep 3rd 2017

As we would expect again this week, Matthew continues his mission of revealing to his biological, Jewish brethren that the Jesus they'd rejected to the Cross really was & is the long-awaited Promised Messiah.

Behind just a couple of short verses this morning stands...read >>

dark, fulfilled, hidden, history, parables, Psalm 78, revelation, Royal King, servant, Son of David, suffering, truth
Matthew, Messiah, prophecy

Treasure, Light and Love

Matthew 6.19-24
Apr 3rd 2016

Having explained to His disciples what holiness isn't--life according to the Pharisees, wasted in pursuit of self--and what holiness is--life according to Christ, eternal in pursuit of God--Jesus laid down three practical aspects of His walk & way: generosity,...read >>

dark, eye, hate, joy, life, light, love, money, peace, serve, sight, sin, treasure in heaven
Matthew, Sermon On The Mount, Truth

Walking With God

Genesis 5
Jan 20th 2013

Ever tried shining a flashlight in the day time? Doesn't do much good, does it?

Made in the likeness & image of God, the Lord shines on His children like little mirrors in order that they may experience the joy of having and reflect His Light.

For now, in this...read >>

dark, death, Enoch, grace, hope, Israel, Lamech, learn, Noah, persecution, sin
Genesis 5, hope, redemption

Introducing Your Creator

Genesis 1.1-2
Oct 21st 2012

If you were gonna introduce yourself to the world that you had made by the power of your word, what would be the first thing you'd say?

God knows exactly where to begin (and where to end, for that matter!): In the beginning... God.

Before anything else was, "I...read >>

chaos, creation, Creator, dark, deep, earth, God, light, Spirit
Creator, Genesis 1, God

Blinded By The Darkness of Sin

John 18.12-14
Mar 18th 2012

The Light of the World arrested into darkness, confusion, and chaos.read >>

blind, chaos, Christian Atheist, confusion, dark, John 18.12-14, Light, religious rejection, sin, storm
John 18, the Gospel of John

Relentless Resolve, Unwavering Love

John 13.21-30
Jun 12th 2011

Performing under extreme pressure. Sound like fun? Not at all.

Under circumstances that would drive any of us crazy, that would render a heart-attack as easily as anything else, Jesus remains cool under the collar, completely confident in His Father's plan. But at...read >>

betrayal, dark, disciple whom Jesus loved, Jesus, Judas, morsel, night, satan, troubled
Gospel of John, John 13

Die In Your Sin

John 8.21-30
Jul 25th 2010

Ever looked for your glasses for twenty minutes or so only to pass by a mirror and notice them on your head? Missing the obvious is something the religious leaders struggled with in Jesus. The claims He made, the miracles, the teaching... only to fall on deaf ears...read >>

blind, dark, die in your sin, exclusivism, Isaiah 43.10, Jesus, lifted up Son of Man, Light, Messiah, sin, unity
Gospel of John, John 8

Safe in the Dark

John 6.16-21
Mar 14th 2010

When are you most tempted to sin? most tempted to act as if God was no where to be found?

Maybe it's in the dark,or when you are completely alone, or afraid.

For others of us, the strongest temptation can come just after a ministry high... after having served...read >>

dark, disciples, fear, glad, Jesus, safe, walk, water
Gospel of John, John 6