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Sermons on 1 John

Easter’s Call: Purity

This week we take a look at the resources to equip us with strategies to live pure lives. We’ll examine Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness and see that God’s Word functions in a very practical way to help us handle life’s trials, difficulties, and temptations. We will look at the depth and complexity of evil, Satan’s evil strategies, and how we can defeat these strategies with Scripture.

Christianity: The Basics: The Holy Spirit is not a Ghost

Christianity is sometimes shrouded in mystery. Case in point: What does “God in three persons” mean? We understand “God the Father”. We even understand Jesus, “God the Son”. But what is “God the Spirit”? Sometimes we call him the Holy Spirit. Sometimes we call him the Holy Ghost. But who is he? Who better to clear things up for us than Jesus! Through the Bible, he teaches us who the Holy Spirit is, what he does, and how to receive what the Holy Spirit gives.

Growing God’s Way – Through Fellowship

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY 1 Corinthians 1:9 When many of us think of “fellowship”, we envision what happened in millions of American homes last Sunday—things such as Super Bowl parties. Food, friends, fun. And to be honest, that is a sort of fellowship—a friendly relationship centered around some common interest. But the Bible points…

Kingdoms in Conflict – Part 2 of 2

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 2 of 2 SERMON SUMMARY Last week Pastor Doug began a two-part series called “Kingdoms in Conflict”. Ever since sin entered the world, Satan has been the ruler of the cosmos. There are only two kingdoms, with vastly different values and agendas—and there’s no neutrality. Every person on earth has allegiance to…

Kingdoms in Conflict – Part 1 of 2: Cosmos Chaos

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY We recently concluded a study of 1st Peter which is an important book for the church today because in it Peter warns Christians not to be surprised by cultural pushback. Biblically informed Christians shouldn’t be surprised by this, because the Bible reveals that there is an invisible spiritual world that…

1 Peter – 1 Peter 3:8-12 – A Profile of Christian Maturity

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 1 Peter – 1 Peter 3:8-12 – 8 of 18 SERMON SUMMARY The process of growing up can be painful. There are ups and downs along the way, and from time to time, we skin a knee or bloody a nose from falling on our faces. “Growing up” is the objective of…

3 Days: Living in the Shadow of the Resurrection – The Day God Died

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Living in the Shadow of the Resurrection – The Day God Died – 2 of 4 SERMON SUMMARY Jesus had not eaten since the Passover meal he ate with his disciples nearly fourteen hours earlier. Consider Jesus’ physical and emotional condition: he’d been up all night and had endured six emotionally draining trials. He’d been punched and scourged…

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