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Sermons on Genesis

Christianity: The Basics – Historic Legend or Legendary History

Are the first four books of the New Testament more legend than history? The eyewitnesses whose content filled these gospels would say, “No!” This sermon teaches that their message conveys the truth of who Jesus is and also gives us confidence in believing the good news of why he came.

The Night They Arrested God

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Luke 22:31-53 Jesus’ “passion” (ie, his “suffering”—beginning in the garden of Gethsemane and concluding with his crucifixion) was a time of great temptation, both for Jesus and for his disciples. Jesus passed his test with flying colors; his disciples—not so much. Truth is all Christ’s followers fail—and that’s why the…

Growing God’s Way – Let’s Keep it Going

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Today’s message marks the end of a seven part series that we have entitled, “Growing God’s Way.” The question we have tried to answer in this series is this: How do we become more like Christ? First, Jesus said, “You must be born again.” Salvation sets the needed spiritual foundation.…

Oikonomics – Part 4: To Tithe or Not to Tithe

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 4 of 4 SERMON SUMMARY What is God’s plan for supporting the local church? Is tithing the God ordained method of funding the ministry of the local church, or is there another standard we are to use? A “tithe” simply means ten percent. Those who endorse tithing teach that we are to…

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…

1 Peter – 1 Peter 3:18-22 – Christ’s Proclamation to the Spirits in Prison: Who, What, When?

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 1 Peter – 1 Peter 3:18-22 – 10 of 18 SERMON SUMMARY This is one of the most difficult passages in all of Scripture. Various commentaries present differing views on what they think Peter is trying to say. Today I want to share what I think Peter is saying and why.  Any…

3 Days: Living in the Shadow of the Resurrection – He is Risen!

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Living in the Shadow of the Resurrection – He is Risen! – 3 of 4 SERMON SUMMARY The Christian faith is rooted in the facts of history, and Luke, the gospel-writer, is widely considered to be a master historian. He was determined to set forth an accurate account of Jesus’ life and ministry (Luke…

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