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sermons tagged 'heart'

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

Soils Explained

Matthew 13.18-23
Aug 13th 2017

Are you a fruit-bearing Christian? Is there really any other kind?

Well then, how's your crop? That can be a difficult questions to answer. And if we're not careful, the pursuit of an answer might find us trying to tie on store-bought fruit to wilted dead...read >>

disciple, evil, faithful, follow, fruit, heart, Jesus, root, satan, soil, wealth, wilt, word, worry
fruit, Matthew, soil

Cause-Killing, Precious Plucking

Matthew 5.27-30
Nov 22nd 2015

In Deuteronomy & Leviticus, God clearly states that self-inflicted mutilation, harm or 'cutting' is strictly forbidden. So then how is it that--in today's portion of the Sermon On The Mount--Jesus commands us to 'cut off a hand' or 'pluck out an eye'? Is He...read >>

adultery, affair, eye, hand, heart, lust, purity, right, sex, sexual sin, sin
Lust, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

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

A Giving God

2 Timothy 3.15-17, Matthew 23.23, Luke 18.11, Genesis 2.16-17,14.18-20,28.20-22, Leviticus 27.30,27.32, Numbers 18.21, Deuteronomy 26.12, Exodus 19.3,
Jul 20th 2014

This sermon explores the following questions with regard to giving: What kind of relationship do you have with God? One where He gives you what you desire? Or one where where you give Him what He desires?

When it comes to money, if God doesn't need any, why give?...read >>

bless, gift, heart, need, offering, relationship, tithe
discipleship, faith, giving

Human Wickedness & Divine Destruction

Genesis 6.1-8
Jan 27th 2013

It's hard not to look back at the progress we've made. Perhaps to some degree we ought to from time to time, just to be encouraged that the Lord, indeed, is working in our lives, is sanctifying us for His kingdom, severing sin & establishing His righteousness in...read >>

destruction, evil, favor, flesh, flood, giants, grace, grief, heart, hope, Nephilim, sin, wicked
Genesis 6, grace, wrath

You Know the Way

John 14.1-4
Jul 3rd 2011

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christology, disciples, Father, heart, house, Jesus, rooms, trouble, trust, way
Gospel of John, John 14

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

Taste & See: the Lord is good!

Psalm 34.8-14
Jan 2nd 2011

Did you know you were created to worship? We all spend our lives proclaiming the worth of things we love, so what matters most do you? What do you worship?

David was a man after the Lord's own heart and the Psalms record this passionate man's walk with the Lord...read >>

behavior, good, heart, James, joy, love, Matthew, mouth, taste, tongue, worship
Psalm 34

Worship 101

Jan 3rd 2010

What is it? Why is it? When is it? How do we do it?

Discovering the answers to these questions is almost as difficult as trying to nail jello to the wall.

However, the Scripture does provide us with the tools of worship: namely, Jesus Christ.read >>

Great Commandment, heart, love, mind, New Covenant, Psalm, Romans 12, worship
discipline, ministry, vision