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Sermons on 1 John

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 […]

Sanctity of Life

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Sanctity of Life SERMON SUMMARY Abortion is a controversial topic, a painful topic. In our society it is inevitable that some will be offended. I know that, and that is surely not my desire. The alternative is not to bring it up—yet it’s too important to ignore. My prayer is that out […]

Questions & Answers – Part 3 of 4 – Why does God allow bad things to happen? – September 23, 2018

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Three weeks ago Pastor Lanier kicked off a new, four-part series called “Questions & Answers”. We’re shining a light on this important subject of “worldview”. In our first installment, Lanier helped us answer that foundational question, “How can we know what’s true?” Next we considered whether science has made God […]

Jesus Outside the Lines Sermon Series

Jesus Outside the Lines: Part 4 of 4 – Pursue the “Other” – April 29, 2018

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Today we wrap up our series, “Jesus Outside The Lines”. In week one, we looked at how a proper understanding of grace causes us to view the world around us not as morally inferior or unenlightened, but as people who, like us, are candidates for God’s grace. The next week […]

Foundations of the Faith – Understanding Sin and Temptation – Part 7 of 8

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary How do believers walk with God in a deteriorating society? Is it even possible? To answer that question, there are some foundational truths that we need to understand. First, we must understand what hinders us from walking in fellowship with God: our sin problem. Rather than seeing God’s loving and […]

Foundations of the Faith – Jesus – The “Normal” Human Being – Part 4 of 8

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary Two thousand years ago an unimpressive looking Jewish blue-collar laborer burst on the scene, claiming to be God. Jesus’ life and ministry, his sinless perfection, and his historically undeniable death and resurrection were so convincing that he was God, that merely fifty years after Jesus walked the earth, some people […]

Eclipsed – The Mystery Revealed – Ephesians 3 – Part 3 of 6

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary One evening while I was a seminary student, as I was driving home I saw this guy holding a gas can, and trying to wave down cars. I pulled over and rolled down my window. He asked for gas money, but I didn’t want to just give him money, so […]

Getting There – Keep Going – Part 8 of 8

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary In our eight-part series “Getting There,” we have stated that the goal of the Christian life is to become more like Jesus Christ in his character and values. To do so, we must imitate his lifestyle, incorporating the spiritual disciplines that he practiced and modeled for his disciples. Today, let’s […]

Hope is Rising – Part 1 of 2: The Day Christ Died

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary We refer to the day on which Jesus died as “Good Friday.” But to those who witnessed its events, “Bad Friday” or “Dark Friday” would have seemed much more appropriate. The events that transpired that Friday and the Sunday which followed, however, have turned this world upside down. What man […]

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