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Sermons on 1 John

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…

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…

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