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sermons tagged 'identity'

Pretense or Repentance

Matthew 21.23-32
Nov 4th 2018

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. -Proverbs 1.7

We're living in a time and age when wisdom is mocked at laughed at, when it's cool to be casual and clueless. Against such a dark backdrop shines the brightness...read >>

authentic, authority, crowds, faithful, fake, fear of man, hope, identity, integrity, obedience, prostitutes, real, sons, tax collectors, true
Jesus, Matthew, salvation

Pride Will Not Know Christ

Matthew 12.22-28
Jun 4th 2017

Pride & prejudice will go to amazing lengths in an attempt to justify its foolishness.

In today's passage, the religious leaders offer one of the dumbest suggestions for where Jesus' power over demons comes from. Their logic is completely absurd.

But, here's...read >>

anger, blind, denial, foolishness, identity, Pharisees, prejudice, pride, Scribes, unbelief
Jesus, Matthew, persecution

Friends, Forgiveness & Fear

Matthew 9.1-8
Oct 9th 2016

Matthew has been working through several Old Testament prophecies & promises that describe the character & attributes of the coming Messiah. Matthew recorded one experience after the next of how Jesus of Nazareth fulfilled them. He was sovereign over the...read >>

authority, healing, hope, identity, joy, love, power, sin, sovereign
identity, Matthew, sin

Sovereign Over the Super Natural

Matthew 8.28-34
Oct 2nd 2016

Over the last several sections of Scripture, Matthew has revealed Jesus' supreme authority over the Law, over disease, over distance, over nature.

Last week, after calming the wind & seas, the disciples were left fearful & questioning: "What sort of...read >>

authority, Christ, deliverance, demon, demoniac, exorcism, Gadarene, Gerasene, identity, Messiah, peace, pigs, power, rejection
authority, deliverance, Matthew

The Centurion’s Christ

Matthew 8.5-13
Sep 4th 2016

To be salvaged from sin we must see our Savior. May God grant the grace required to do so, that we may have Centurion-like eyes & heart, confident of Christ's identity, submitting everything to His authority & care.

Join us today in Matthew's testimony of...read >>

divinity, faith, grace, healing, hope, identity, Jesus, miracle, Son of God, truth
divinity, Jesus, Matthew

Blessed Embarrassment

Genesis 12.10-20
Apr 21st 2013

All our pre-Christ lives are spent learning how to live by flesh, not by faith. But then Light breaks into our darkness: death must be unlearned, and Life must be learned!

So, in the process, what happens when flesh meets impossibility, worry and fear? Naturally,...read >>

Abram, Egypt, failure, faith, humility, identity, Pharaoh, prosperity, Sarai, sin, wealth, wife
failure, faith, Genesis 12

She Is His, She Is Holy

Genesis 2.18-25
Nov 25th 2012

In a CULTure that defines "woman" by the desires of the flesh of man, we're desperate for God's Word to break in and redefine our Christian culture, our lives in Christ.

How many of our daughters will we continue to encourage toward conformity to this...read >>

beauty, build, daughter, Father, Genesis 2, glory, identity, marriage, purpose, sister, woman
creation, Genesis 2, identity

Seventh Day: Rest!

Genesis 2.1-3
Nov 4th 2012

How many times can God say "complete", "finished", "done" in just three short verses?

He steps back from all that He had made on days one through six and says, "yes!" Then, He blesses, sanctifies the "seventh day",...read >>

complete, definition, face book, fb, finished, Genesis 2.1-3, identity, like, opinion, rest, sabbath, seventh day
Genesis 2, grace, sabbath

Very Good!

Genesis 1.3-31
Oct 28th 2012

"Be holy as He is holy." Those are the words of the Apostle Peter.

"Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect." The words of King Jesus.

Wow! Yet to aim for less would be to aim for less than God, to strive to know less than life.

Who is...read >>

animal, bird, creation, Creator, day, female, fish, good, imago dei, light, male, man, night, stars, Trinity
creation, Genesis 1, identity

Peter, Sovereignty, and Personal Pronouns

John 21.20-24
Aug 12th 2012

When stuck in the mud with a bleak prognosis, O how tempting it is to say "Why me?" and compare ours to "greener grass".

Peter was tempted too, but his Good Shepherd wouldn't have it. Peter needed to learn to trust the Lord.

Jesus had a...read >>

faith, humility, identity, Jesus, John, John 21.20-24, Peter, plan, purpose, trust
Gospel of John, John 21, ministry

Who Do You See?

Feb 26th 2012

In the Father's love and grace toward us, He not only understands our weaknesses, but strengthens us through them.

God wants us to trust in what He see's when He sees us.read >>

1 Kings 18, identity, Judges 6