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The Christian and Politics: The Sovereignty of God over Politics

Now that the election is behind us, are you terrified, overjoyed, or ambivalent? Together let’s remember that God is sovereign over the affairs of men and nations—“God changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men and knowledge to men of understanding.” (Daniel 2:21).

1 Peter – 1 Peter 4:1-6 – How to Shock Your Friends and Neighbors

1 Peter – 1 Peter 4:1-6 – 12 of 18 SERMON SUMMARY Peter reminds us that because our ultimate citizenship is in heaven, this world isn’t our true home. We are representatives of a different kingdom, and we need to live that way. Like foreign tourists visiting another country, how we conduct ourselves may be…

Mary, A Model of Motherhood – May 14, 2017

SERMON SUMMARY This Mother’s Day we look at several characteristics of a woman God chose to raise his only Son (Luke 1:26-38). Twice in our text, the angel Gabriel told Mary that she was highly favored by God. What was it about Mary that caught God’s attention? Scripture doesn’t give us the answer directly, but…

Getting There – Through Time with God in Prayer – Part 4 of 8

Sermon Summary Spending time in prayer is a spiritual discipline that is instrumental to the Christian’s journey to become more like Christ. Prayer is vital to our spiritual health and instrumental to life change. However, if we are honest, many of us view prayer as an optional part of the Christian life. It is something…

Getting There – Through Bible Study – Part 2 of 8

Sermon Summary As followers of Christ, we are trying to become like Jesus. That is God’s will for us. He is our role model. He is the standard against which all humanity is measured. And that is because He is the only person who has ever lived, whose life was perfectly aligned with God’s will.…

Book of James: Playing God – Part 11 of 13

Sermon Summary In James 4:1-12, Jesus’ half-brother describes what happens when we adopt the world’s value system: we make enemies on two fronts. We quarrel with each other, and we quarrel with God. In James 4:13-17, James expands the implications of adopting the world’s value system, which is flawed primarily because it leaves God out…

Modus Operandi – How God Works In His World – Part 2 of 2: The Means God Uses

Sermon Summary Modus operandi is Latin for “method of operation”. God’s M.O. is to use “means” to accomplish his will. A “means” is an instrument or a method used to accomplish something. God uses means to bring people into his family, and then he uses means to help us become fully-devoted followers. There is a…

Modus Operandi – How God Works In His World – Part 1 of 2: God Uses “Means”

Sermon Summary Each week on the hit TV show NCIS a mystery is solved by figuring out the criminal’s modus operandi, Latin for “method of operation”. God also has an M.O.—a way he typically operates. How does God work in his world? Answering that question will help us pull together what we’ve been learning over…

Because of the Cross – Part 1 of 2: Our Common Confession

Sermon Summary First Timothy 3:15-16 introduces a hymn which is older than the New Testament! Believers began singing shortly after Jesus rose from the dead and it quickly spread throughout the churches as a declaration of their faith in the resurrection of Jesus the Messiah. But before Paul quoted the lyrics, he tells us what…

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