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sermons tagged 'prophecy'

Elijah Has Already Come

Matthew 17.9-13
Apr 15th 2018

Ever heard such good news that you just couldn't keep it to yourself?

In our passage last week, three of Jesus' closest disciples had an experience: they beheld the transfigured Christ in His pre-incarnate glory. Amazing!

But then came Jesus' next words: "Don't...read >>

Elijah, eschatology, future glory, hope, John the Baptist, justice, peace, prophecy, restoration
Elijah, John the Baptist, Matthew

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

Prophecy, Violence, and The Kingdom

Matthew 11.7-15
Apr 2nd 2017

Does your Christian "walk" feel more like a desperate dash for hope & peace?

According to Christ, John the Baptist was the greatest man ever born of woman. And yet even John had his doubts and misunderstandings as Jesus' Kingdom was beginning to come through his...read >>

faith, fight, hope, John the Baptist, King, Kingdom, peace, prophecy, violence, war
Kingdom, Matthew, violence

Validation & Preparation

Matthew 10.21-23
Jan 29th 2017

In His Sermon On The Mount, Jesus validated His Word, God's Word, teaching & explaining it to many who'd been confused by the Pharisees & Scribes.

Through His miracles of exorcism, healing, etc. Jesus validated His own authority as the long-awaited Messiah.

So far...read >>

Church, confidence, confusion, division, evangelism, faith, hope, Israel, mission, persecution, prophecy, second coming, Son of Man, strength, truth
Matthew, missions, persecution

Merry Christmas, 2016!

Dec 25th 2016

Today we'll employ a mixture of song, Scripture, prayer & testimony in worship as we celebrate our Savior's birth.read >>

birth, Christmas, God, Gospel, hero, hope, human, promise, prophecy, salvation, Savior
Christmas, holiday, salvation

The Real Promised Land

Aug 21st 2016

This sermon asks the question, Why is the ark of God's covenant in heaven portrayed as it is in Revelation 11.19

We will survey Old Testament passages touching on the creation of the ark of His covenant: Manna, Aaron's staff, the grumbling & rebellious chosen...read >>

ark, covenant, Gentile, jealousy, Jew, Messiah, new, old, plan, Promised Land, revelation, sovereignty, testimony
Jesus, prophecy, Revelation

Covenant Keeping

Matthew 5.33-37
Dec 20th 2015

Were you one of those who, after listening to last week's passage, were cut to the quick by Jesus’ Words on the effects of divorce & remarriage? Adultery is a violation of God's 7th commandment. If you’ve been divorced or are considering it, our prayer...read >>

Christmas, faith, honesty, integrity, oath, promise keeping, prophecy, truth, truth-telling, vow
Matthew, oaths, Sermon On The Mount

Jesus of Nazareth

Matthew 2.19-23
Apr 19th 2015

His ways are not our ways. Just ask yourself, "Would I have written the Script like He did? God becomes man to save man from God... spends the majority of His life in a small hick-town, then the last three years being despised & rejected, ultimately to Roman...read >>

compassion, despised, humility, Jesus, mercy, Nazarene, Nazareth, prophecy, rejected
compassion, humility, Matthew

Hostility, Indifference, Worship

Matthew 2.1-12
Mar 22nd 2015

Matthew continues his mission today of proclaiming to his jewish brethren Jesus' right to the throne. However, there's already a king enthroned in Jerusalem, but he has no right to be there at all: Herod, the Edomite. When the star-following Magi appear from the...read >>

Bethlehem, faith, Gentile, Herod, Jesus, Jew, love, Magi, Mary, prophecy, sacrifice, star of Bethlehem, worship
faith, Matthew, worship

Whose Son Is He?

Matthew 1.18-25
Mar 15th 2015

Polls continue to show a steady decline in the number of professing Christians who believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ. What about you? Is He Man, myth or legend?

Toward the end of His ministry, while being persecuted by Jewish leaders, Jesus asked the...read >>

divinity, faith, hope, Immanuel, Jesus, Joseph, lineage, Mary, Promise Keeper, prophecy, salvation, save His people, Son of God, trustworthy, virgin birth
doctrine, Jesus, Matthew

What Shall Happen

Genesis 49.1-28
Dec 14th 2014

Are you a parent? How well do you know your children?

If you're not a parent, how well do you know yourself?

Consider your character. Now multiply the impact of these traits out over the course of a few thousand years. What do you think? Scary or hopeful?

Today...read >>

bless, children, father, hope, Jesus, Judah, Lion of Judah, promise, prophecy, redeem
blessing, Genesis, prophecy

Jesus and Prophecy

May 13th 2012

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faith, Gospel, Jesus, probability, prophecy, salvation
faith, Gospel, salvation

Resurrection of the Heart

Apr 24th 2011

All the doctrine, theology, and fulfilled prophecy in the world can't change the heart. Only God can do that. So what's the Great Physician's scalpel of choice: the cross and resurrection.

Join us today as we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord & Savior.read >>

doctrine, Easter, heart, love, mind, obedience, prophecy, resurrection, truth
holiday, resurrection