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Passion and Privilege

Matthew 20.17-23
Sep 23rd 2018

It's all connected... like one long tapestry. From his first verse through to today's passage, Matthew and the Holy Spirit continue their mission of revealing Jesus of Nazareth as the long-awaited Messiah.

On the heals of explaining how 'the last become first, and...read >>

authority, cross, cup, death, Gospel, James, John, life, mother, passion, persecution, power, preeminence, prestige, privilege, salvation, suffering, Zebedee
Matthew, salvation, suffering

James 5.13-18

James 5.13-18
Jun 17th 2018

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character, death, health, hope, life, perseverance, sovereignty, struggle, suffering
Hope, Sovereignty, Suffering

The God of the Unexpected

Apr 16th 2017

"His ways are not our ways." The Scripture is full of stories that marvel us about God. Just about the time we think we have Him boxed in and figured out, He does the unexpected. In holiness & righteousness He governs all things as He baffles the best minds in how...read >>

death, Easter, hope, life, Resurrection, righteousness, sin, truth
Easter, hope, Special Messages

Life Defined By Love

Matthew 10.32-39
Feb 19th 2017

What defines you? It's really simple, and the same for all of us: the pursuit of whatever satisfies us, whatever brings us happiness and joy. So, what defines you?

In our passage today, Jesus calls His followers to their cross. A Roman cross was the most horrific...read >>

cross, death, family, hope, joy, life, relationships, sorrow, suffering
death, life, Matthew

The Power of God's Glory & Grace

Matthew 9.9
Oct 16th 2016

Are you stricken with sin? When you look upon your life, your past, your present... do you feel stuck in your situation?

Well, friend, there is hope... real hope. Though you & others may have labeled you irreparable, Jesus has not. He has the authority & power to...read >>

death, discipleship, forgiveness, hope, life, love, repentance, sin, tax, transformation
Jesus, Matthew, power

Rock or Ruin

Matthew 7.24-27
Jul 24th 2016

In today's passage from Matthew's Gospel, Jesus concludes His Sermon On The Mount with one more graphic image to warn His beloved of the likelihood of their self-deception. Two very similar men construct two very similar looking houses, but when the same storms come...read >>

abide, abode, home, home, house, life, live, rock, sand, truth
abide, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

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

You Shall Be Sons of God

Matthew 5
Jan 24th 2016

In today's sermon we will review the first section of Jesus' Sermon On The Mount.

We begin with a question: "Where does Life in God's Kingdom begin?" If we aren't aligned with King Jesus at the start, by the time He is through with His first section, we should be....read >>

adultery, anger, beatitudes, disciple, discipleship, divorce, follow, freedom, happy, joy, kingdom, life, light, lust, marriage, obedience, salt, sin, sorrow, truth
Matthew, Matthew 5, Sermon On The Mount

Extraordinary Ordinaries

Matthew 5.14
Oct 4th 2015

Who is the Light of the world? Well, if you're a Christian you know the answer: Jesus! "I Am the Light of the world." -Jn 8.12

Few if any Christians would argue that. And aren't we thankful for it! Well Christian, did you realize that in our passage today, Jesus,...read >>

Christian, darkness, death, extraordinary, hope, life, light, ordinary, salt, sin, witness, world
discipleship, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Happy Are Those Who Hunger for Holiness

Matthew 5.6
Jul 12th 2015

After three painful beatitudes of diagnosis, causing us to look in and behold our brokenness, now the King of kings turns our attention forward. The first steps of healing were realizing our desperate condition and need for it, but with this fourth beatitude, our...read >>

authenticity, holiness, hope, humility, hunger, integrity, life, righteousness, sin, sorrow, thirst, weak
Beatitudes, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

An Argument For The Sermon On The Mount

Matthew 5-7
Jun 7th 2015

We'll never convince the world of their need for Jesus without knowing & living the reality of our need for Him ourselves.

There are so many, many promises in Jesus' sermon on the hillside. However, few Christians today actually experience them? Why not?

Perhaps...read >>

grace, holiness, Jesus, kingdom, law, life, mount, obedience, sanctification, sermon, teaching, truth
Matthew, sanctification, Sermon On The Mount

The Global and Local Family of God

1 Corinthians 11.17-34, Jeremiah 31.31-34, Deuteronomy 30.6, Ezekiel 36.27, Acts 2.42
Mar 30th 2014

What's so new about the New Covenant, and what role does it play in creating, establishing and uniting the Church?

Having seen us through 10 weeks of doctrine, we will now turn back to Paul's words to the church of Corinth in order to help us consider His Word to...read >>

Body of Christ, Church, committed, covenant, family, life, member, membership, New Covenant, Proclaim, relationship, Restore, small groups, sovereignty, Sustain
covenant, Doctrine, membership

The Doctrine of Christian Living

Romans 8.30, 1 John 3.16-18, Romans 13.8, Ephesians 4.28, John 17.3, Proverbs 3.9, Hebrews 10.24-25
Mar 9th 2014

Having spent seven weeks searching the Scripture and seeking to understand the foundations of our faith, we turn now to applying what we've learned to the practice of our faith. Reverse the order and we have a righteousness by works rather than by faith. So, this...read >>

christian living, doctrine, generosity, give, hope, life, live, love, ministry, mission, needy, poor, sacrifice, serve
Christianity, Church, Doctrine

Self Examination of Regeneration

John 2.23-3.15
Sep 29th 2013

NOTE: audio improves at minute seven

[The following sermon was preached by Brother Logan Cauthen, based on Jesus' conversation with Nicodemus in John 3.]

In Matthew 7 Jesus tells us of a group of people who confess him as Lord, are involved in ministry...read >>

born again, death, fake, hope, hypocrisy, in, judgement, life, light, New Covenant, Nicodemus, out, real, regeneration, salvation, sin, Spirit, truth, water
hypocrisy, New Covenant, salvation

Judaism, Islam & Jesus

Genesis 21.14-21
Aug 18th 2013

Where is your hope? Perhaps it's in technology? or maybe in bio-chemistry & medicine? Or maybe you've got your religion to provide the peace you need? So how's that going?

In today's passage we're presented with a bunch of different options, but only one delivers...read >>

Abraham, alone, Christianity, faith, Hagar, hope, Ishmael, Islam, Jesus, Judaism, life, lost, Mecca, Paran
Genesis, hope, religion

A Family Toward Faith

Genesis 11.10-26
Mar 24th 2013

This genealogy is different. Chapter 10's is a segmented-genealogy: to tell of all the different families were connected (or not). Chapter 5's is a linear-genealogy, like the one in this passage. But there is still one emphatic difference between those two. Genesis...read >>

Abraham, Abram, death, genealogy, hope, life, lineage, Noah, Palm Sunday, promise, salvation, Shem
faith, genealogy, Genesis 11

The Promise Ring

Genesis 9.1-17
Feb 24th 2013

Can you imagine the fear God's children could've carried after the flood? "If He cares so little for human life so as to destroy it at will, who's to say He won't haul off and do it again? How can we possibly trust such a God?"

Abba loves His children, and He...read >>

covenant, depravity, destroy, faith, free will, hope, life, marriage, Noah, peace, promise, rainbow, ring
covenant, faith, Genesis 9

Sin, Skin & Salvation

Genesis 3.20-24
Dec 16th 2012

Why are we surprised by sin? What other alternative is there for a human race who has willingly rebelled from Life?

This week's school shooting in Newtown is a fresh reminder of the reality of our broken world.

Despite any of our efforts to undo, it's impossible....read >>

1 Corinthians 15.50-58, banish, blood, Connecticut, death, faith, leaf, life, mercy, mercy, Newtown, pain, Romans 8.18-25, sin
death, Genesis 3, mercy

In Love, He Commands

Genesis 2.8-17
Nov 18th 2012

How do God's commandments strike you? Do they elicit frustration or faithfulness? gritted teeth or grateful obedience?

The way we hear & feel about God's instruction tells a lot of our perception about Him, our confidence in Him, and our worship of Him.

We want to...read >>

command, death, Eden, faith, Father, follow, good and evil, instruct, knowledge, law, life, obedience, promise, sovereign, tree, trust
Genesis 2, law, obedience

These Are Written That You May Believe

John 20.30-31
Jul 22nd 2012

Almost everything we believe is based on the testimony, the authority of another.

John the Witness has written his Gospel that we might believe. He has written of his life experience with Jesus, that we might have life in Jesus' name.

Honestly, do you have life in...read >>

authority, Christ, death, deity, Jehovah's Witness, John 20.30-31, life, Messiah, peace, Son of God
Gospel of John, John 20

Authority of Jesus: Our Eternal Life

John 17.2
Dec 18th 2011

The Son represents the Father, who sent the Son to represent us, who are given to the Son by the Father, to receive the eternal life of the Son.read >>

authority, eternal, Father, glory, life, plan, represent, Son, sovereignty, will of God
Gospel of John, High Priestly Prayer, John 17