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sermons tagged 'cross'

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

Weeping In Hope

Matthew 2.16-18
Apr 12th 2015

How thick is your skin? How thick is your sin?

"I must decrease that Christ may increase." John's words befit all of God's children. We're born so bent on our own situation. But our faithful God loves us, and will, therefore, see us through to fix our...read >>

children, cross, death, Egypt, exile, faith, faith, Herod, hope, Jeremiah, persecution, sin
Matthew, persecution, redemption

Contrite, Meet Christ!

Psalm 51
Feb 1st 2015

In the last three weeks of our Gospel Doctrine series we have:

1) met the I Am who is sovereign & supremely good above all, who has always been & ever will be;

2) learned that the I Am created us to behold Him, and, in beholding Him, to find our joy in...read >>

Bathsheba, correction, cross, David, discipline, forgiveness, grace, guilt, hope, Jesus, just, love, mercy, murder, Nathan, penal substitution, rape, reproof
forgiveness, grace, sin

Finished for His Father and For Us

John 19.28-30
May 20th 2012

Has sin run so deep, does it have you so guilty you rightly know that you absolutely do NOT deserve forgiveness?

I can't even forgive myself, how could a holy God forgive me?

What if you could be absolutely assured of forgiveness and peace? That's what we all need.read >>

cross, death, faith, Father, forgiveness, John 19.28-30, Luke 23.46, peace, Psalm 69.21, Son, stronger, wine
Gospel of John, John 19

Sanctified & Sent

John 17.17-19
Jan 29th 2012

What He calls us to He suits us for, sustains us in, sanctifies us through.read >>

consecrate, cross, designate, evil, holy, mission, sanctification, sent, separate, service, truth, word
Gospel of John, High Priestly Prayer, John 17

Knowing God is Eternal Life

John 17.3
Jan 1st 2012

John makes a big deal in His Gospel about our need to see God in order to be salvaged from sin and given eternal life. But, what is it that must be seen?

The coming hour and Jesus' cross of crucifixion aren't simply blips on the human radar. Seeing another man on...read >>

cross, eternal life, Father, glory, John 17.3, know, Son
Gospel of John, High Priestly Prayer, John 17

His Cross, His Splendor

John 17.1
Dec 11th 2011

The Son asks for glory, that the Father would be glorified in the hour that has come.read >>

cross, death, Father, glorified, glory, hour, salvation, Son, splendor, Trinity
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

Come to the Father through the Son

John 14.4-7
Jul 10th 2011

So often Jesus becomes the means to financial peace, marriage matters, or a weigh down workshop. If we're not careful, we'll do an end around and bypass the One Jesus was sent to connect us to as well as the reason why His Father sent Him to do so.

Rather than...read >>

cross, Father, glory, Jesus, life, praise, resurrection, Thomas, truth, way
Gospel of John, John 14

God the Son: Foot Washer

John 13.1-10a
May 22nd 2011

GRACE: Unmerited Favor

Sounds easy enough. But is it? Is God's grace easy to receive?

Truth be told, undeserved favor is taboo for most of us... especially when it comes from God. Something for nothing? Better (or harder) still, something good in exchange for...read >>

cross, foot, forgiveness, humility, Jesus, John, Judas, Peter, satan, service, wash
Gospel of John, John 13

the Judgment of the World

John 12.31-33
Mar 27th 2011

We were designed to run on glory! Glory is fuel for life. We love power, beauty, knowledge, mercy, grace.

Nowhere else is God's glory manifested before our eyes as in the Son of God at Calvary. Come see and proclaim John 12.31-33.read >>

cross, death, Gentiles, Jesus, Jews, judgment, satan, sovereign, world
Gospel of John, John 12

The Good Shepherd Prepares His Sheep

John 12.27-30
Mar 20th 2011

What a difference knowledge and understanding make. Without it, where would be in this battle against sin? With it, however, we know that Jesus has already won the war, though the faith-filled battle wages on.

Our Shepherd & Savior strengthens knees that are...read >>

cross, crucifixion, death, Father, glory, purpose, Son, trials, voice
Gospel of John, John 12

Transition

John 11.54-12.1
Jan 23rd 2011

A bit of a transition passage in store today. We start in Bethany, move to Ephraim, and back to Bethany... just when the fire is hottest and Jesus is in the middle of it!

At first glance, it look as though King Jesus may be on the run from fear of losing His life....read >>

arrest, cross, fear, plan, sovereign
Gospel of John, John 11, John 12

Better That One Man Should Die

John 11.45-53
Jan 16th 2011

God is glorious. He is so good. He alone can take our most regretful words, accidents, and sin and, in His marvelous ways, use them for our Good.

This week the Jewish leaders think of the perfect plan to finally secure their pride, position, place, and status......read >>

Caiaphas, cross, crucify, hope, love, redemption, sin, sovereign, unity
Gospel of John, John 11

Could It Be?

John 7.25-36
Jun 6th 2010

As Jesus continues to teach in the temple, crowds begin to ask the critical question: "Could this be the Christ?"

In a day and age where anything goes, what do we make of the Scripture? Is Jesus the Living Word of God made flesh? Is He truly the Way, TRUTH, and...read >>

Christ, cross, faith, kill, truth
Gospel of John, John 7