Sermons

The Word of God Opens the Heart

Sunday April 30, 2017 Text: Luke 24:13-35 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / /

  Why does Jesus say that “blessed is he who does not see but believes” One of the things I didn’t get a chance to talk about last week was the final thing Jesus said to Thomas, “Because you have seen you have believed, blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

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The Risen Lord Sends Us to Announce Forgiveness

Sunday April 23, 2017 Text: John 20:19-31 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / / / / / /

  So here it is the Sunday after Easter, and you’ve probably eaten all the candy. For Vanessa and I we didn’t have any candy, but we had so many leftovers we didn’t have to cook all week. The leftovers are gone now, so we have to start cooking again. But what is the bigger

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Jesus Prepares All Things that We May Have Life

Sunday April 16, 2017 Text: John 11:17-27,38-53 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / / /

This text is all about preparation. The Lord brings the Jewish leaders to the final decision to crucify him. The Lord prepares the crowds for Palm Sunday. Most importantly the Lord prepares his disciples for death and life. He prepares them for His coming death and resurrection with a threefold lesson about faith. 1. The Glory of God is found in the cross. 2. Faith will wait on the word of God. 3. The end result of the faith that waits is life.

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This Is The Payment for Our Sins

Friday April 14, 2017 Text: John 19:17-30 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / / / / /

  This is the payment for OUR SIN This is the PAYMENT for our sin We are going to keep it short today because there is only one thing we need to know and think about, Jesus died for our sins. I think it was about a week ago. I was tired. I was about

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What is a Sacrament?

Thursday April 13, 2017 Text: Matthew 26:17-30 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / / /

  Technically a sacrament has five parts; Sacred Act Instituted by Christ Uses Earthly elements Connected with God’s word Gives Spiritual Blessings More informally we could say, any act the Lord commands and through which he promises blessings. Jesus has given to us two sacraments, Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. In an informal sense the

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Jesus Prepares All Things That We May Have Life

Sunday April 9, 2017 Text: John 11:17-27,38-53 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / / / / / / /

This text is all about preparation. First Jesus prepares the very ones who hated Him to carry out His will and deliver him up to death. At other times Jesus withdraws. He withdraws from Jerusalem, he withdraws from the crowds when they seek to stone him or confront him, but that is only because it

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Who Gains from the Cross? Barabas

Wednesday March 8, 2017 Text: Matthew 27:15-23 Speaker: Festival: Tags: / / /

 What can we say? The murder, the rebellious, the sinner gets to go free. The righteous Son of God is condemned. Here we have the perfect parable, an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. Does Barabbas really get off scot free just because Christ is condemned in his place? Yes absolutely. He is released without

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