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sermons tagged 'covenant'

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 Breaking — Adultery, Divorce & Remarriage

Matthew 5.31-32
Dec 13th 2015

"Is it lawful to divorce?" the Pharisees questioned Jesus.

They had stripped down His commandments to self-righteous standards, checkboxes for religious men, nothing some human certificate couldn't fix.

Jesus' teaching in the previous section of...read >>

adultery, Bride, covenant, divorce, fornication, Gospel, hope, Husband, Jesus, marriage, remarriage
Divorce, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Covenant Making -- The Meaning of Marriage

Genesis 2, Ephesians 5.22-33
Dec 6th 2015

According to First John 3.8, "The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy [not excuse, but destroy] the works of the devil." And what is the work of the devil? Sin in us, the children of God.

Before we talk about Covenant Breaking in Matthew...read >>

covenant, divorce, holy, holy matrimony, keeping, marriage, promise, sacred
Marriage, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Out of Egypt

Matthew 2.13-15
Mar 29th 2015

Matthew continues his proclamation of Good News, primarily to his Jewish born brothers & sisters.

This week Matthew tells of another angelic visit to father Joseph in a dream: "flee to Egypt, for Herod is about to search for the Child, to destroy...read >>

angel, covenant, Egypt, faithfulness, father, flee, flight, Herod, Hosea, Israel, Joseph, Messiah, Moses, protection, provision, refugee
covenant, faith, Matthew

Dead, Buried, Washed and Raised

Romans 6.3-4, Colossians 2.11-12
Apr 6th 2014

Have you trusted Christ? Have you obeyed His command to follow Him in believer's baptism?

As we prepare to baptize over a dozen brothers and sisters in the faith, this morning we'll spend some time examining key passages on believer's baptism, how it was and ought...read >>

baptism, circumcision, cleanse, covenant, faith, Great Commission, obedience, wash, water
baptism, Church, faith

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, sovereignty, Sustain
covenant, Doctrine, membership

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

From Famine to Feast

Genesis 26.12-33
Dec 8th 2013

Water is crucial to life... especially during a famine!

Isaac continued to grow in numbers, wealth & works. Abimelech couldn't help but note that something was special about this man. No matter how much they pushed or persecuted him, the Lord continued to bless...read >>

blessing, covenant, faith, famine, feast, feast, feud, fight, generosity, hope, martyr, missions, opposition, peace, persecution, prosperity, quarrel
Genesis, missions, persecution

Family Sin & A Faithful Father

Genesis 26.1-11
Dec 1st 2013

Ever said to yourself, "If God would just show up & tell me what to do, I would do it!" I hate to break it to you, but considering today's passage & humanity's history, you're wrong: you won't!

Part of what makes grace so amazing is that it calls...read >>

Abimelech, covenant, deceive, faith, Isaac, Isaac, lie, love, marriage, obedience, Rebekah, sin, sister, wife
covenant, faith, Genesis

Beans For Birthright

Genesis 25.27-34
Nov 24th 2013

[NOTE: 8m of audio missing after 20:12; see sermon notes]

We do what we love. So what do you love?

Paul warns in Philippians 3.19 that many follow the "god of their belly." Yikes! But it's true: where our appetite is, their will our heart be also.

Today...read >>

beans, birthright, careless, covenant, Esau, grace, heritage, hunger, hunt, Isaac, Jacob, lineage, mercy, red, tastebuds
discipleship, Genesis, grace

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

Birth of the Promise

Genesis 21.1-21
Aug 11th 2013

In today's passage, God proves Himself faithful once again: Sarah gives birth to the promised seed, Isaac whose name means laughter.

There's a lot of laughter going on in today's passage, but Ishmael's smells a bit fishy. Momma Sarah spots it and calls for a...read >>

cast out, covenant, Egypt, Hagar, hope, hope, Isaac, new, promise, Promised Land, sanctification, Sarah, sin, transformation
followship, Genesis, sanctification

Active, Passive or Prayerful?

Genesis 13,14,18
Jul 21st 2013

Have you ever been faced with an opportunity to minister in some way but weren't sure how? Should I pray? Should I go? Should I stay & wait upon the Lord? As believers, we trust in the Lord, but how does our faith convert into action, or should it?

Join us this...read >>

action, active, confidence, covenant, faith, Jesus, knowing, passive, prayerful, relationship, trust
faith, Genesis, works

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

Outright Obedience

Genesis 17.15-27
Jun 30th 2013

A 100 year old dad, maturing in the faith has his spine strengthened in the covenant promise that Sarah will carry a son. No joke!

Having been instructed by God to be cut or risk being cut off from His promise earlier in the chapter, Abraham takes action. A shaky...read >>

Abraham, covenant, faith, fathers, hope, Isaac, Ishmael, laughter, promise, Sarah, son
covenant, Genesis 17, Isaac

Leaving a Legacy That Lasts

Genesis 17.1-14
Jun 23rd 2013

We all want to make a difference and leave a legacy that lasts. When God calls Abraham in Genesis, Abraham responds with trusting faith. God blesses Abraham so that he will be a blessing. God calls him into His mission of redemption and restoration. God promises him...read >>

Abraham, Abram, covenant, faith, hope, Jesus, legacy, name, nation, promise
covenant, Genesis 17, legacy

One & Dysfunctional Flesh

Ephesians 5.24-32, 1 Corinthians 6.9-10
Jun 2nd 2013

The Bible defines marriage as the sexual, covenant union between one man and one woman. Yet the very fabric of humanity is being challenged by a completely different definition argued over in our court rooms today.

Just what is marriage? What is it for? Can it...read >>

bodies, covenant, desire, dysfunction, homosexuality, love, marriage, redemption, same-sex, sin
desire, homosexuality, marriage

Faithful Fathers Fight - Part 2

Genesis 14.1-16
May 12th 2013

Having run out of time in the previous sermon, this week we will pick up with the last three verses of Abram's first rescue of his knuckle-head nephew.

Today's three points of application are timely for our nation & its people. May the Lord work His Word &...read >>

abortion, Abram, bravery, courage, fight, hope, Lot, planning, strategy, Syria, wisdom
covenant, Genesis 14, salvation

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,...read >>

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

Catastrophic Grace

Genesis 6.8-8.22
Feb 17th 2013

If you ever wondered how God feels about sin, look no further than today's passage. Wow!

Friday a meteorite raced through the sky over Russia. It left a surreal, translucent cloud of smoke & fire in its trail that had many out snapping photos... completely...read >>

covenant, evil, flood, grace, hope, judgement, mercy, Noah, obedience, power, rescue, rest, wrath
atonement, Genesis 6, sacrifice

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