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sermons tagged 'salvation'

Humility: Lesson Four - Part 2

Matthew 18.15-20
Jun 10th 2018

Today we continue our mini-series on the fourth lesson in humility wherein our Good Shepherd instructs us on how--practically speaking--He leaves the 99 to seek the one wandering lost sheep in His fold.

Have you ever been in sin and sought by the Savior?

Have you...read >>

church discipline, church health, discipline, humility, reconciliation, repentance, restoration, salvation, sin, sorrow
church discipline, Matthew, repentance

Humility: Lesson Four

Matthew 18.15-20
Jun 3rd 2018

When was the last time someone corrected you? How'd you feel about it? Were their efforts received with gratitude, thankful you'd been made to see a better way? Or did you find yourself more like "How dare he correct me!" Or "Who does she think she...read >>

convict, correct, discipleship, help, holiness, minister, rebuke, rescue, righteousness, salvage, salvation, sin, teach, the Church
holiness, Matthew, the Church

Humility: Lesson Three

Matthew 18.10-14
May 27th 2018

In this third lesson on humility, Jesus instructs His little ones about His little ones: prefer one another rather than self-seek. By the parable of the lost sheep, He goes on to show the humility of His Father: His character of long suffering and patience toward...read >>

Good Shepherd, humility, kindness, lost, mercy, ninety-nine, patience, salvation, sheep, suffering
hope, Matthew, salvation

He Left Them

Matthew 16.1-4
Feb 11th 2018

Finally, the Messiah returns to His own, back to Jewish territory. But He wouldn't be there long before the religious were back in His face again.

What sad state. The long awaited Messiah had come for His own, and, yet, they rejected Him, in preference for their...read >>

blindness, damnation, hardness of heart, Messiah, rejection, salvation, signs, wonders
Matthew, signs, wonders

Crowd Compassion

Matthew 15.32-39
Feb 4th 2018

Compassion. What's in a word? So much in a word like that, especially in the Word of God, the Word made flesh.

God sent His only begotten Son to become one of us. He knows our limitations. He knows our weaknesses, our frailties, how fragile we are. And rather than...read >>

compassion, feeding of four thousand, heart, hope, mercy, salvation, social gospel
compassion, Matthew, providence

Wonder & Worship

Matthew 15.29-31
Jan 28th 2018

Are you someone with a disability? Do you know someone with a disability? How about someone with a deadly disease? Do you know anyone who needs healing, who needs hope? Who doesn't?!

For some, even the topic makes them nervous, finds them fleeing the scene in fear,...read >>

disability, Healer, healing, hope, Jesus, mercy, Messiah, miracle, salvation, wonder, worship
healing, hope, Matthew

Sola Fide

Romans 3.28
Nov 12th 2017

Where is your confidence before our holy God? Perhaps you've been baptized? Maybe you were raised in the Church and have been a member for years, have gone on mission trips, have evangelized many friends, are even consider by many as a godly saint... or at least...read >>

confidence, faith alone, good works, justification, law, merit, obedience, righteousness, sacraments, salvation, sanctification, trust
faith, Five Solas, justification

Sola Gratia

Ephesians 2.7
Oct 29th 2017

Today we begin a five week study of the heart cry of the reformation. The fathers of the protestant reformation did not set out to define the 'five solas'. These pillars of our faith were more like embers taken from the ashes that were there all along; they set fire...read >>

catholicism, grace, hope, justification, Luther, Reformation, salvation, works
grace, Reformation, salvation

The Great Exchange

Matthew 13.44-46
Sep 17th 2017

"The Kingdom of Heaven is like..." How would you complete that sentence?

In today's passage, Jesus completes it for us: twice! The two parables have similarities, but also some key differences. Understanding those difference can help us understand His...read >>

evangelism, Gospel, grace, Kingdom of Heaven, Pearl of Great Price, redeem, rescue, salvation, save, surrender, treasure
Kingdom, Matthew, salvation

Repo'd

Matthew 12.43-50
Jul 9th 2017

Ever feel like you're on a religious roller coaster? Sometimes up, sometimes down. If so, could it be that you're on the wrong ride?

In today's passage, the Lord Jesus depicts a frightful state: demonic repossession worse than before. Perhaps you or someone you...read >>

demon, faith, family, fruit, grace, hope, mercy, possession, redemption, safe, secure
demons, Matthew, salvation

Worthy of Me

Matthew 10.37
Feb 26th 2017

In our passage today, Jesus forces the question: "Am I worthy of Jesus?" Well, how would you answer that? Are you worthy of Jesus? What a weighty question! Is there any more important question you'll be asked today? No!

Last week we covered Matthew...read >>

affection, command, desire, emotions, family, feel, humility, joy, love, righteousness, salvation, sin, suitable, supremacy, want, worthy
love, Matthew, salvation

Merry Christmas, 2016!

Dec 25th 2016

Today we'll employ a mixture of song, Scripture, prayer & testimony in worship as we celebrate our Savior's birth.read >>

birth, Christmas, God, Gospel, hero, hope, human, promise, prophecy, salvation, Savior
Christmas, holiday, salvation

The Light Has Dawned

Matthew 4.12-17
May 17th 2015

Isn't it nice to be in control of God? You know, only letting Him into the areas of our lives that we're inclined to share with Him. "I mean, come on... Surely we've got to keep some things to ourselves, right? How else can I maintain my identity? I've got to...read >>

Galilee, Great Commission, Kingdom, least of these, light, ministry, missional, missionary, racism, royal priesthood, Savior, sin, world
Matthew, mission, salvation

Whose Son Is He?

Matthew 1.18-25
Mar 15th 2015

Polls continue to show a steady decline in the number of professing Christians who believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ. What about you? Is He Man, myth or legend?

Toward the end of His ministry, while being persecuted by Jewish leaders, Jesus asked the...read >>

divinity, faith, hope, Immanuel, Jesus, Joseph, lineage, Mary, Promise Keeper, prophecy, salvation, save His people, Son of God, trustworthy, virgin birth
doctrine, Jesus, Matthew

Because He First Loved Us

1 John 4.7-21
Feb 8th 2015

What makes the Gospel glorious? God does. Not just who He is, but how He has manifested "who He is" among us: the death, burial & resurrection of His Son for our sin. All praise & glory is due Him!

So then, what's the connection between His...read >>

deeds, duty, freedom, good works, Holy Spirit, hope, joy, love, New Covenant, salvation, sanctification, service
glory, love, New Covenant

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

Will He Find Faith On the Earth?

Luke 18.1-8
Dec 28th 2014

Throughout Jesus' 3 year ministry, one of the most important things that he taught and demonstrated was how to live a life of prayer. Watching Jesus himself commune with the Father was no doubt one greatest privileges given to the disciples. In Luke chapter 18 Jesus...read >>

call, election, glorification, hope, integrity, love, perseverance, persistence, prayer
faith, prayer, salvation

Joseph's "Revenge"

Genesis 42
Oct 19th 2014

How long have you lingered under the crushing weight of guilt?

Does there remain any unconfessed failures or grievances against others that our enemy clouds out Christ with?

If God loves you—and you know He does—He will lovingly, but often painfully,...read >>

fear, guilt, humility, justice, law, mercy, regret, remorse, repentance, salvation, sin, sorrow, truth, wisdom
Genesis, grace, repentance

The Giver And Not The Gift

Luke 5.17-26
May 11th 2014

Two thousand years ago Jesus, the Son of God, healed a lame man lowered from the ceiling by some very good friends. However, those legs have now long since turned to dust. But the healing this man received from Jesus didn't start, or stop with his legs. There was...read >>

divinity, fellowship, forgiveness, healing, hope, Jesus, John Knight, Mother's Day, prosperity gospel, salvation, sickness, suffering, supremacy of Christ
forgiveness, healing, salvation

Resurrection Roots -- 2014

Luke 24.13-35
Apr 20th 2014

The story of the Resurrection may have culminated on the third day after Jesus' crucifixion, but it certainly didn't originate there. His death for our sin wasn't just a matter of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The glorious Trinity planned the...read >>

Easter, empty tomb, hope, joy, resurrection, risen, salvation, story
Gospel, resurrection, salvation

The Doctrine of The Human Condition

Luke 18.18-25, John 11.1-6,11-15
Jan 26th 2014

During our first week of the doctrinal series we took a good look at our glorious God who exists in an eternal, loving, Trinitarian community. From the overflow of their love for each other, our Creator made us in His image. Last week we considered the the glorious...read >>

blind, depravity, grace, idolatry, Jesus, John Snyder, Lazarus, prosperity gospel, rebellious, rich young ruler, salvation, self, sin
monergism, salvation, sin