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sermons tagged 'Spirit'

A New Distinction

Matthew 15.10-20
Jan 14th 2018

The King & His Kingdom had arrived. And with that, things were changing. Light was swallowing up all the shadows of the past. What was once thought to set God's people apart—the law—now meets its Maker. And as He spoke and declared the meaning of His Words,...read >>

defile, dietary laws, eat, food laws, heart, holiness, mouth, New Covenant, Peter, Pharisees, righteous, Spirit
holiness, law, Matthew

Tradition Or Truth

Matthew 5.21-48
Nov 8th 2015

Ever wonder how much of your faith is really just token righteousness, just doing stuff "because that's what my parents did." "If I go to church, I go over to First-So-And-So because that's what I've always done." "You'll find us there every...read >>

commandment keeping, duty, heart, Jesus, law, letter, love, obedience, Pharisee, scribe, Spirit, tradition, Truth, will
Law, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit

Matthew 5.3
Jun 21st 2015

Are you humble, poor in spirit? How do you think of yourself standing in the presence of the Almighty? It's coming soon, you know.

In any other trip we take, the first thing we do is pack. But when beginning the trip into God's Kingdom, Jesus first points out the...read >>

arrogance, dependence, hope, humble, humility, need, poor, poverty, pride, spirit
Beatitudes, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Let Us Save Man In Our Own Image

Matthew 3.13-17
May 3rd 2015

John the Baptist was 'preparing the way of the Lord,' baptizing sinners for repentance... when out of "No-where" (Nazareth), here He came! And He didn't show up on the scene just to watch. And He didn't go down in the water to take over John's job either....read >>

baptism, Father, Isaiah, Jesus, John the Baptist, Jordan, Son, Spirit, suffering Servant, Trinity
baptism, Matthew, Trinity

A Better Burial

Genesis 35.1-8
Jul 27th 2014

"As a dog returns to its vomit, so does a fool to his folly." -Pv26.11

Any idea what that means? Of course you do! How many times have we buried the hatchet, only to leave that handle sticking so we can grab it back again when we "need" it? O...read >>

addictions, behavior, death, Deborah, habit, hope, idols, Jacob, love, sin, Spirit
Genesis, New Covenant, repentance

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

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 Power of Peace In Present Darkness

John 20.19-23
Jul 1st 2012

How powerful is guilt in and over your life? regret? betrayal? denial of your Lord?

Our fears and failures deeply impact our faith (or lack thereof).

Join us today as Jesus meets His disciples in the middle of their fear, denial, and failures. What would the King...read >>

failure, fear, glad, grace, guilt, John 20.19-23, mission, peace, sin, Spirit
Gospel of John, John 20, resurrection

He Has Made & Makes The Difference (John 17 overview)

Dec 4th 2011

Have you ever asked yourself: "What's this all about? Is anything i'm involved in making any difference at all?" Welcome to the club... but if it's Jesus', rest assured, His Spirit and Truth are at work!

Does your faith and hope need some encouragement...read >>

difference, faith, Father, fight, glory, Jesus, love, ministry, prayer, Son, Spirit, testimony
Gospel of John, High Priestly Prayer, John 17

God Gets Personal in Defining the Relationship

John 16.25-28
Nov 20th 2011

In the coming hour the disciples will see, know, possess personally the love of the Father who sent the Son.read >>

cross, Father, figurative, glory, hope, love, real, relationship, Son, Spirit
Gospel of John, John 16

The Spirit: Life-Changing Revelation

John 16.12-15
Oct 30th 2011

Jesus will send the Spirit to His disciples to glorify Him by revealing the Truth: who He is.read >>

declare, glory, Jesus, mormonism, obedience, reveal, Spirit, Trinity, truth
Gospel of John, John 16

Your Advantage: Sin, Righteousness, & Judgement

John 16.4b-11
Oct 16th 2011

Jesus promises the Helper who provides the power to proclaim and the conviction to condemn or to call out.read >>

advantage, convict, Helper, judgement, promise, resurrection, righteous, satan, sin, Spirit
Gospel of John, Gospel of John, Holy Spirit, John 16

Hate And Help

John 15.25-16.4
Oct 9th 2011

A fulfilled promise made bold witnesses of future glory.read >>

bold, evangelism, kill, Law, persecution, power, remember, sovereignty, Spirit, Witness
Gospel of John, John 15

Seven Promises of the Promised One

John 14.18-21
Aug 7th 2011

The power to stand the pressure: the promises of the Promised One.read >>

comfort, Covenant, Holy, Jesus, love, New, power, promise, Spirit, stand, Trinity
Gospel of John, John 14

The Love of Another Helper

John 14.15-17
Jul 31st 2011

All this talk about "Greater Works" leads us to the obvious question: "How in the world does that happen?"

On a bit of a different subject, can you imagine the loneliness, fear, and sadness the disciples must have surely felt as their Master was slaughtered on the...read >>

Advocate, Counsellor, greater, Helper, love, obedience, Spirit, truth, works
Gospel of John, John 14

Greater Glory, Clarity, and Power

John 14.12-14
Jul 24th 2011

Greater works than Jesus? Can you imagine? Why is this such a hard pill to swallow?

Let's take a second look at this passage, prayerfully pursuing He who said, "you will find Me when you seek Me with all of your heart."read >>

clarity, greater, Jesus, miracles, power, resurrection, signs, Spirit, wonders, works
Gospel of John, John 14

Greater Works

John 14.8-14
Jul 17th 2011

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fruit, greater, Jesus, love, miracles, signs, Spirit, works
Gospel of John, John 14

Past Provisions for Future Faith

John 7.37-39
Jun 13th 2010

Wow!

The Apostle John, inspired by the Spirit of Jesus, paints a glorious picture for us today.

We'll call on several Old Testament passages & prophecies so we don't miss the glory of God in the face of His Son in today's display.

Just as the Feast of...read >>

Ezekiel, Ezra, forgiveness, gate, indwelling, Nehemiah, New Covenant, Spirit, temple, water
Gospel of John, John 7

the Father Loves the Son

John 3.31-36
Jan 10th 2010

John recaps for us much of what we have learned about the Word become flesh in this week's section of Scripture.

So, what does it all matter? It matters more than anything else in all the world!

The question is, doesn't it matter to you? No matter your answer, the...read >>

above all, authority, eternal life, Father, love, Son, Spirit, Trinity, wrath
Gospel of John, John 3