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No Longer Two, But One

Matthew 19.3-6
Jul 22nd 2018

No matter how common divorce may become, the fact remains: it hurts... a lot. When two people enter a marriage, promising & trusting themselves to one another until death do they part, only then to suffer the heartache of unfaithfulness, it's absolutely...read >>

divorce, evangelism, Genesis, Gospel, hope, marriage, peace, Pharisees, plan, purpose, reconciliation, remarriage
divorce, marriage, Matthew

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

For The Glory of God's Grace

Isaiah 43.1-7, Ephesians 1.3-6
Jan 18th 2015

Why does anything exist? Chances are, most of you know the reason. Don't discount that knowledge, my friend. Knowing all exists for the glory of God provides a view of the world that answers so many questions. Perhaps as you survey the canvas of human sin, the...read >>

Ephesians 1, glory, Gospel, grace, hope, Isaiah 43, plan, predestination, purpose, salvation, sovereignty
glory, Gospel, grace

Limping Away Blessed

Genesis 32.22-32
Jun 29th 2014

Ever felt like you've wrestled with God? Did you end up a victor? If you're a child of the Most High, trusting in God's redeeming grace... how could you lose?

Join us today for a real look at a real life wrestling between God and His chosen-cheat-turned-patriarch...read >>

Christophony, faith, hope, limp, pain, plan, purpose, suffering, tradition, trial, trust, wrestle
blessing, Genesis, sovereignty

Heel Grabbing Grace

Genesis 25.12-26
Nov 17th 2013

For 24+ chapters now, we have seen God do things in most unexpected ways. In today's passage, that comes to such a head that we've got to take some time to ensure we see what God has been pointing out in His Word.

Two sons from an empty womb are called and created...read >>

abortion, children, creation, elect, election, Esau, grace, Jacob, nations, plan, prayer, sovereign
election, Genesis, grace

The Lord Has Led Me: Magnifying Marriage

Genesis 24.52-67
Oct 20th 2013

Are you married? Why?

Ironically, it isn't a question we think to much about before or after our marriages. "I mean, isn't the answer obvious?"

In today's passage we can see God's divine perspective on marriage: why He instituted it, what its main...read >>

humility, husband, Isaac, love, marriage, plan, prayer, Rebekah, respect, sovereignty, wife, will
Genesis 24, marriage, sovereignty

Table of Nations

Genesis 10
Mar 10th 2013

There's so much more to the genealogy of Genesis 10 than simply a list of names.

Abba informs & assures His children of His presence & power working through all things... even dissenting neighbors & nations. They would be reminded that, despite the...read >>

divided, genealogy, Greek, Ham, Israel, Jepheth, land, language, plan, purpose, Shem, sovereign, united
faith, Genesis 10, sovereignty

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

Glory with the Father, Glory in His Followers

John 17.4-11a
Jan 8th 2012

How now shall we live? What does any of this matter? What difference does the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ make on our manhood, womanhood, childhood, sainthood, fellowship? Let's SEE today in John's Gospel today.

Having revealed the Father to His...read >>

disciples, faith, Father, glory, hour, ministry, mission, plan, prayer, Son, sovereignty
Gospel of John, High Priestly Prayer, John 17

Authority of Jesus: Our Eternal Life

John 17.2
Dec 18th 2011

The Son represents the Father, who sent the Son to represent us, who are given to the Son by the Father, to receive the eternal life of the Son.read >>

authority, eternal, Father, glory, life, plan, represent, Son, sovereignty, will of God
Gospel of John, High Priestly Prayer, John 17

Courage for Couriers

John 13.18-20
Jun 5th 2011

Jesus has gone before us, showing us how to live as a child of His kingdom. Then, last week, we saw in verses 11-17 that He calls and indwells us to continue His work He began. And now, this week, He gives us just the boost of sovereign care and courage we need to...read >>

courage, feet, Highland Oaks, Judas, plan, power, reject, sovereign, wash
Gospel of John, John 13

Children, Sustain, and Restore

May 15th 2011

What are your plans for Children's Ministry?

What is a family devotional, and how do I have one?

What is Sustain? How do I read the Bible? I believe in Jesus, but I don't go to church. Why would I?

What's a "small group"? How is that different from Restore? Why...read >>

Children, Church, community, family, ministry, parents, plan, read, restore, Scripture, sustain
ministry, missional, vision

The Hour Has Come

John 12.20-23
Feb 27th 2011

The hour has come? What does that mean?

Not just any hour, but the hour for Him to be glorified! But isn't this a strange way to glorify the Son?

Riding in on a donkey, squashing Jewish hopes of their kind of Messiah, being rejected by His own people... even to...read >>

Gentiles, glorified, glory, Greeks, hour, Jew, plan, Romans, sovereign
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

King Jesus?

John 6.1-15
Mar 7th 2010

This is the second of two sermons based on John's account of the feeding of five thousand.

If a candidate were to offer a healing health care option like Jesus, or freely fed thousands as He did on more than one account, it's a pretty safe bet that they'd get...read >>

agenda, barley, fish, gospel, Jesus, King, loaves, miracle, plan, prosperity, will
Gospel of John, John 6