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Elijah: A Man of Prayer

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY 1 Kings 18:41-46 & James 5:16-17 James has more to say proportionately about prayer than any other New Testament writer. What intrigues me is that James chooses Elijah as his role model for prayer. Elijah can be hard to identify with—he was a mighty prophet and a miracle worker. So…

Growing God’s Way – Through Bible Study

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Matthew 4:4 Spiritual maturity looks like Jesus. He is our role model and the standard against which all humanity is measured, because He is the only person who has ever lived whose life was perfectly aligned with God’s will (Matthew 22:37-39). When we look at the news, we are confronted…

1 Peter – 1 Peter 5:8-11 – Engaging Our Adversary

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 1 Peter – 1 Peter 5:8-11 – 17 of 18 SERMON SUMMARY In his first epistle, Peter tells us not to be surprised by our trials. It’s interesting that he doesn’t take the time to commiserate with his readers, nor does he offer advice on how to avoid suffering and pain. Instead,…

1 Peter – 1 Peter 4:7-11 – A Game Plan for Living in the End Times

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 1 Peter – 1 Peter 4:7-11 – 13 of 18 SERMON SUMMARY Jesus (Matthew 16:21-26 & 24:3-8), Paul (1 Timothy 4:1-6) and Peter (1 Peter 4:7-11; 2 Peter 3) all voiced practical concerns regarding how to behave in difficulties we will encounter in “the end times”. During times of suffering, persecution and…

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…

The Mystery of Christmas – The Angle on Angels – Part 2 – December 17, 2017

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Many of us are familiar with the story of Jesus’ birth—about his mother’s miraculous pregnancy, about his birth in a manger, about angels announcing his arrival to some shepherds (Luke 1:30-33; 2:8-15). And, of course, many of our favorite Christmas songs mention the role of angels too. Today let’s gain…

Jesus’ Miracles – Meaning for Today – Part 5 Power Over Death – December 3, 2017

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Many of us have lost loved ones to death—family members, friends, members of our church family. And understandably, we grieve that loss. Grief and death go together. But as Christians, our grief should be tempered, because if our loved one died in faith, the Bible assures us that we will…

Jesus’ Miracles – Meaning for Today – Part 1 Power Over Nature – November 5, 2017

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY The Bible is filled with accounts of the miraculous. For the Christian, miracles confirm God’s existence, his power and his message, but the secular world view allows no divine intervention. But if miracles are not possible we should all go home, forget about God, and abandon our faith. Portuguese philosopher…

Reboot: The Reformation at 500 – Solus Christus — Christ Alone, Our Only Mediator – Part 3 of 6 – September 10, 2017

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Christianity had gotten off-course, and so 500 years ago a brave Catholic monk named Martin Luther nailed to the door of a church a list of 95 abuses. In Luther’s day, church leaders competed against the Scriptures for authority. Today, due to globalization, Christianity is just one of many religious…

Jesus is Gone: What’s Next – Part 2 of 2 – Get in the Game! – May 7, 2017

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY The Bible sometimes uses sports analogies to describe the Christian life (Hebrews 12:1-2; 1 Corinthians 9:24- 27). The Christian life is compared to a race—not a sprint, but a marathon where great endurance is required. God wants us Christians to get off the sidelines and into the game (Ephesians 2:8-10;…

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