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sermons tagged 'God'

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

Ask, Seek, Knock

Matthew 7.7-11
May 15th 2016

How's your prayer life? Could it stand some improvement? Whose couldn't?!

Are your prayers being answered? Why not?

Ever wondered what might be wrong with your prayer life? Through Christ, His disciples have been given a direct line to the Most High! So why don't...read >>

ask, benevolence, faith, Father, for us, God, good, grace, knock, love, prayer, protection, seek
Matthew, prayer, Sermon On The Mount

For Faith That Glorifies Our Father

Matthew 6
Apr 17th 2016

A review of Matthew 6.read >>

argument, confidence, faith, Father, God, hope, love, obedience, trust
Faith, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Pray Like This

Matthew 6.9-10
Feb 14th 2016

How's your prayer life?

It is so hard to pray when we're confused about the One we're praying to.

If He is God, and in control of all things, then what's the point in praying? Whatever He wants is going to happen anyway, right?

Wrong! ...and right.

Join us today...read >>

Abba, faith, Father, God, heaven, Jesus, Kingdom, pray, prayer, protection, provision, teach, will
Lord's Prayer, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Where The Gospel Begins

Exodus 3.13-15
Jan 11th 2015

Where would you begin the Gospel? Where would anything have to begin, for that matter? As we begin our exploration of the Biblical doctrines that uphold the Good News of the Scripture, there is no better place to begin than where Moses began his relationship with...read >>

doctrine, Exodus, foundation, God, God is, Good News, Gospel, hope, I Am, Lord, Moses, rock, Truth, Yahweh, YHWH
doctrine, Exodus 3, Gospel

Joseph Alive, Jacob Revived

Genesis 45.16-46.30
Nov 23rd 2014

Are you faithful saint who loves the Lord? What a marvel! Perhaps for some, God grants faith apart from great pain, but for the majority, He forges it! And, so often, it hurts. But it is so good, for He is so good!

This week we meet up with eleven home-bound...read >>

faith, God, Jacob, Joseph, marvel, pain, patience, reunion, reunite, reveal, sovereign, thanksgiving
faith, Genesis, patience

The Doctrine of The Church

Ephesians 5.22-30
Mar 2nd 2014

For all that's wrong with her, one thing is certain: her Husband is amazing!

She is so very loved with a special, enormous, eternal, covenant love, the love of God, the same Trinitarian love shared & enjoyed by Father, Son & Spirit. Yes, she is a work in...read >>

body of Christ, bride of Christ, Church, covenant, doctrine, Ephesians 5, Ezekiel 16, God, love, marriage, ministry, mission
Church, Doctrine, love

The Doctrine of Jesus Christ

1 Timothy 3.16
Feb 9th 2014

Who is Jesus? As simple a question as it might sound, there have been a myriad of answers provided through the years. In the name of (false) "unity," we often over-simplify what we mean by "belief in Jesus." Jesus who? Which one? The Muslim's...read >>

Advocate, Christ, doctrine, God, High Priest, Jesus, Man, Messiah, Savior, Son, Who is Jesus?, Word made flesh
doctrine, God, Jesus

The Doctrine of God

1 Timothy 2.5, 1 Corinthians 8.6, John 1.1-2,14, Roman 9.5, Acts 5.3-4, Jeremiah 32.27, Psalm 115.3
Jan 12th 2014

Who is God? Our lives attest to our answer everyday, all day long through the way that we live and love... or don't. There can be no more important question to answer. So rightly this is where we will begin our series on The Doctrines.

Do you know God? What could...read >>

community, Creator, eternal, God, love, majestic, meek, missionary, omnipotence, sovereign, Trinity
Doctrine, God, relationships

Grace Beyond the Grave

Genesis 22.19-23.20
Sep 22nd 2013

Ever had God's plans not line up with your own? Perhaps it was a life-altering event, like the loss of a family member as happens to Abraham in today's passage. It certainly isn't without its tension. God made promises, but now the patriarch's family members are...read >>

Abraham, death, God, Hittites, hope, humility, integrity, retreat, Sarah, testimony, trust
death, faith, Genesis 22

Presence & Peace

Genesis 21.22-34
Sep 1st 2013

Abraham meets with Abimelech for the second time in this passage. This time, his reputation preceded him. Abimelech remembered two things 1) God was with him, and 2) he wasn't very trustworthy. Wow! What a first impression.

Well, fortunately for Abraham, indeed the...read >>

Abimelech, Abraham, Beersheba, covenant, God, Gospel, grace, Israel, Jesus, peace, presence, well
covenant, Genesis, peace

Nothing Too Marvelous

Genesis 18.1-15
Jul 7th 2013

It was another hot, dry day under the oaks of Mamre when three strangers visit Abraham's tent. 99 can move pretty quick when divine visitors show up! At Abe's request--but clearly the Lord's intent--Abraham provides a communion meal of cakes, curds, and a young calf...read >>

angel, communion, covenant, doubt, fear, friend, God, Isaiah, laugh, meal, promise, visit
communion, faith, Genesis 18

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,...read >>

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

the God of Wind, Waves and Whales

Jonah 1-2
Sep 16th 2012

Nothing brings a prodigal home like Sovereign storms. Going through any? Perhaps the Lord has called up His winds or seas to bash against the bows of your boat? What are we to do through thick and thin but turn to the Lord who "works all things together for...read >>

collateral grace, darkness, God, Jonah, Nineveh, prophet, salvation, sin, sovereign, storm
glory, Jonah, sovereignty

Known By Our Love

2 Corinthians 5.16-21
Jul 15th 2012

Is loving God easy, but loving others... not so much?

Do you find it difficult or impossible to forgive some people sometimes?

In a day and age where we're asked to 'like' just about everything, it's definitely time to discover the love of God, and your love for...read >>

Colossians 3, forgive, God, like, Lord's prayer, love, Matthew 5, others, reconcile, reconciliation
forgiveness, love, reconciliation

I Will Not Believe

John 20.24-29
Jul 8th 2012

Ever felt like your prayers weren't making it past the ceiling? "Does God really hear my prayers? Does He have time to care?"

Tune in for Thomas' testimony and be encouraged to re-engage in the mission of His Kingdom come & coming.read >>

believe, disbelieve, doubt, faith, God, hands, Jesus, John 20.24-29, Lord, side, Thomas
faith, Gospel of John, John 20

Blind to the Glory of God

John 9.1-12
Sep 5th 2010

After seeing nothing but spiritual blindness in chapters 7 and 8, today, as we begin chapter nine, Jesus touches an untouchable, a blind beggar, giving him sight and life in the Light of the World.

So what were the qualifications? Sin. Blindness. In other words......read >>

beggar, blind, glory, God, rebel, redeem, sight, Siloam, sin
Gospel of John, John 9

father Devil

John 8.39-47
Aug 8th 2010

If you were to tell someone their dad was the devil, chances are, you'd be a bit hot under the collar... something or someone would have had to majorly ruffled your feathers.

But what would we make of a man who said as much yet was perfectly calm... rather than...read >>

child, devil, Father, God, hear, Jesus, kill, love
Gospel of John, John 8

Marvelous

John 5.15-29
Feb 7th 2010

This week we wrap up the narrative wherein the 38 year-old invalid is healed by Jesus. This week we pick up the story just after Jesus has pursued the man in the temple, told him he was well, and instructed Him to sin no more.

But don't forget... it was the...read >>

evangelism, faith, God, heal, legalism, man, Marvelous, miracle, Witness, works
Gospel of John, John 5

God So Loves

John 3.16-21
Dec 20th 2009

Ever wondered why?

We've all heard the verse, we all know that God so loves... but why? Because the world so loves Him? Uh... well...

The answer makes all the difference!

Today we examine the most popular verse in the Bible, along with it's surrounding context....read >>

believe, condemn, eternal life, God, Jesus, love, sin, world
Gospel of John, John 3

Jesus: Life & Light

John 1.1-13
Sep 20th 2009

Men and women saw Him, but not all of those truly saw Him. Why did some mock, yet others worship?

He would never make the cover of muscle magazing, or GQ. No one would ever esteem His physical experience. The prophet Isaiah said He was most despised and rejected of...read >>

blind, flesh, God, life, light, men, Nazareth, salvation, see, Word
Gospel of John, John 1