Sermons

While It Was Still Dark

Sunday April 4, 2021 Text: John 20:1-18 Speaker: Festival: Passages: John 20:1-18

In the first verse of the twentieth chapter of the gospel of John, John tells us that Mary went to the tomb, “while it was still dark.” This reference is one that those who would like to discredit God’s word refer to often.  They claim that it is at odds with the other gospel accounts

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Return To The Cross

Friday April 2, 2021 Text: Hebrews 4:14-16 Speaker: Festival: / Passages: Hebrews 4:14-16

What does this mean? “He passed through the heavens?” Perhaps the writer is referring to the fact that Jesus ascended, and thus passed through the heavens. If so, it would be a reference to his glory. Some Christian cults would have you believe that Jesus moved from one part heaven to another, signifying a new

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The Feast of the Lamb: Three In One

Thursday April 1, 2021 Text: Luke 22:14-20 Speaker: Festival: / Passages: Luke 22:14-20

Some of you looking at the theme of our sermon might think that I have the wrong the celebration. The festival of the trinity is May 30. However, my reference to three in one is not a reference to the trinity but to the Lord Supper.  True it is a very different type of three

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Hands of Praise

Sunday March 28, 2021 Text: Mark 11:1-11 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Mark 11:1-11

Palm Sunday is largely a day of praise. The King, the messiah, so long waited for has finally come, and now he about to enter the Jerusalem the city of the Kings of Israel. In some way we can probably learn something about how to be excited and joyful and how to praise Jesus from

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Hands of Vindication

Wednesday March 24, 2021 Text: Matthew 27:15-26 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Matthew 27:15-26

In an attempt to absolve himself of the guilt of what he knows full well to be the murder of an innocent man Pilate washes his hands before the crowd of people and claims, “I am innocent.” As far as grand symbolic gestures go this one is terrible. As if washing your hands with water

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Return To The Kingdom

Sunday March 21, 2021 Text: John 18:28-38 Speaker: Festival: Passages: John 18:28-38

“Missed it by that much,” that is what Don Adams as Maxwell Smart from “Get Smart” used to always say. Barely missing something can be a terrifying thing or a frustrating thing. People in severe accidents who come out unscathed sometimes have trouble moving on with their lives as they keep reliving the scene. They

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Hands of Brutality

Wednesday March 17, 2021 Text: Matthew 27:27-31 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Matthew 27:27-31

Hands of brutality, we usually just call them bullies, there really is not any other word for them. Already condemned to death the roman soldiers nevertheless feel the need to bully, mock and even physically beat Jesus. They were bullies, professional bullies. That is what the Roman government was for that matter. The roman government

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Return To Humility

Sunday March 14, 2021 Text: 1 peter 5:6-10 Speaker: Festival: Passages: 1 peter 5:6-10

Peter learned humility when he trusted in his own strength and failed. Nevertheless Jesus established him in his power.

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Hypocritical Hands

Friday March 12, 2021 Text: Mark 14:55-66 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Mark 14:55-66

Black hat, white hat, Good Guy, Bad Guy, evil, righteous. In lots of movies, it is pretty easy to tell who the bad guy and the good guy are. The good guy looks good, the bad guy looks evil. But there are movies in which the bad guy looks good, metaphorically, and sometimes literally, wears

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The Stronger Conquers the Strong

Sunday March 7, 2021 Text: Luke 11:14-28 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Luke 11:14-28

            The year was 1781 during the month of October. George Washington and his troops were on the verge of victory. British General Charles Cornwallis had just retreated to Yorktown Virgina in order to maintain naval communications. In light of this, George Washington and the American troops took to Yorktown by land and by sea.

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