Sermons

Jesus’ Forgiveness Is Without Limit. What About Yours?

Monday September 18, 2017 Text: Matthew 18:21-35 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / Passages: Matthew 18:21-35

Jesus has forgiven all the sins you have ever committed.  There is nothing that any fellow human can do to you that can come anywhere near the severity and debt which you owe to God and He has forgiven you, therefore you also should forgive and let it go.

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Taste and See that the Lord Is Good

Tuesday September 12, 2017 Text: Revelation 10:8-11 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / Passages: Revelation 10:8-11

The word of God is sweet to the taste but bitter in the stomach. The Word pronounces judgement on our sins and we don't like that bitter feeling of judgement in our stomach. But it also tells us of forgiveness through Jesus Christ and is therefore sweet to our mouth.

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The Colossus Guards the Way

Monday September 4, 2017 Text: Revelation 10:1-3 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / / Passages: Revelation 10:1-3

1. See Jesus and enter. 2. Speak “Jesus” and enter.

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Christ is the Rock on Which We Stand

Monday August 28, 2017 Text: Matthew 16:13-20 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / / / / / / / Passages: Matthew 16:13-20

The focus of this passage is Jesus not Peter. It is Jesus and what Peter says about him that is the foundation of the Church. The Church stands because it is built on this truth that Jesus is the Son of the Living God. This truth is not something of man, but this is the declaration of the Father that He has revealed to Peter and us. Jesus also then makes a declaration, that the gates of heaven are open.

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God So Loved the WORLD

Monday August 21, 2017 Text: Matthew 15:22-28 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / Passages: Matthew 15:22-28

This means that all people are saved by grace through faith, regardless of ethnicity, gender, nationality, language, cultural heritage, profession, church affiliation, or any other man made division. In the Old Testament the Lord commanded the Israelites to wipe out the Canaanites, and yet even then those Canaanites who repented were saved and those Israelites who did not believe were condemned. So also Jesus condemns the Israelites because of their unbelief andwickedness but saves this repentant Canaanite woman by Grace through faith. For with the Lord there is no partiality.

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Call Upon Me In The Day of Trouble, I Will Deliver You

Tuesday August 15, 2017 Text: Matthew 14:22-33 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / Passages: Matthew 14:22-33

It is not possible to explain away this miracle. You might hallucinate seeing a man walking on the water, but you certainly can’t hallucinate walking on the water yourself. Peter is either lying or this really happened as it says. The power that held Peter up did not come from his faith but from Jesus. Peter begins to sink not because Jesus’ power was weakened by his unbelief, but because Jesus used this opportunity as the ultimate object lesson. In desperation, in weakness, Peter cries to the Lord, and the Lord saves him.

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There Will Be Water If God Wills It

Tuesday August 8, 2017 Text: Matthew 14:13-21 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / / / / Passages: Matthew 14:13-21

Jesus does care about our earthly life and can and will provide all that we need for this life. Because Jesus provides all that we need we are free to give our lives in service to our Lord and our neighbor. The description of the miracle in John and Matthew is mostly the same, not much different. And yet John and Matthew both emphasize different points through the context in which they present it . Matthew puts it right after reminding us of the how Herod killed John the baptist. In so doing he presents Jesus as the King who gives and cares in contrast to the rulers of this world that kill and take.

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What is Jesus Worth? What Are You Worth?

Monday July 31, 2017 Text: Matthew 13:44-52 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / Passages: Matthew 13:44-52

How much is God’s kingdom worth to us? The parable of the treasure in the field. How much are we worth to God? The parable of the pearl of great price. How much is God’s kingdom worth to us? The parable of the treasure in the field.

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The Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds

Tuesday July 25, 2017 Text: Matthew 13:24-30,36-43 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / / / Passages: Matthew 13:24-30,36-43

THE LORD PRESERVES HIS CHURCH DESPITE MAN’S SIN Are you surprised that there are weeds in your garden? Of course not. In the same way we should not be surprised that there is sin and unbelief even in the church. Jesus sows what is good, but satan sows what is bad. Instead of being offended that there is sin in the church, we should be thankful that our sins are forgiven in Jesus. Instead of relying on human organizations which will fail, we should rely on Christ who will not.

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The Parable of the Sower and the Seed

Thursday July 20, 2017 Text: Matthew 13:1-8,18-23 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / / / / / Passages: Matthew 13:1-8,18-23

He who has ears to hear, let him hear! – I think we sometimes assume that Jesus words here are a metaphor, in our heads we tend to translate this “if you are able to understand than figure out the meaning of the parable.” Jesus is being very literal and offering a very sharp rebuke

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