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1st Timothy – Part 13 of 13 – Fight the Good Fight of Faith – August 20, 2017

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY As we approach the end of our study of Paul’s first letter to Timothy and the church at Ephesus, we will consider Paul’s final exhortations to Timothy. Paul begins by urging Timothy to persevere in his faith as he waits for Jesus’ return. Verse 12 best summarizes Paul’s final words […]

The Jesus of Easter – Part 5 – The Advantages of Jesus’ Absence

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY World-famous Christian illusionist Andre Kole, who specializes in debunking claims others’ make of having supernatural power, has offered a $1,000,000 prize if he is not able to explain a magic trick. Kole came to faith in Christ as a result of trying to prove that Jesus’ miracles were only trickery. […]

The Reason for Hope – Part 4 of 4 – The Perfect Christmas Gift

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Every year there is a new hot Christmas gift that everyone has to have. In 1985 it was Cabbage Patch dolls. In 1989, Nintendo’s Gameboy was the big thing. In 1996, Tickle Me Elmos were flying off the shelf. A couple of years late everyone had Furbys on their shopping […]

The Reason for Hope – Part 3 of 4 – Christmas: A Time for Salvation

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Not only is Christmas a time for celebration and for reconciliation, it is also a time for salvation. When we talk about salvation, we are generally referring to God’s deliverance FROM sin, ourselves, and hell. God offers salvation as a free gift to those who accept Christ (Ephesians 2:8). Our […]

The Reason for Hope – Part 2 of 4 – Christmas: A Time for Reconciliation

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY In 1951 an unwanted baby, conceived outside of marriage, was born to a family in Portsmouth, Virginia. The ensuing chaos destroyed the lives of the mother, her husband, and Glenda’s older half-sister. That baby was Glenda Revell1. Glenda begins her autobiography with these words: “If this were just a story […]

The Reason for Hope – Part 1 of 4 – Christmas: A Time for Celebration

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Christmas is a time to celebrate the entrance of God’s son into this world. The Bible contains the original Christmas Story (Luke 2:8-14), in which the angel revealed to the shepherds Christmas’ threefold purpose as a time of celebration, a time for reconciliation, and a time for salvation. Today we […]

Tuning Your Life to God’s Word – Psalms Series – Psalm 3 – August 14, 2016

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary Psalm 3 was written by someone facing serious trouble: we’re talking career- changing, life-threatening trouble. If ever there was an occasion to pray, this was it. This is the first Psalm that identifies itself as having been written by King David of Israel. King David’s own son, Absalom, had initiated […]

Ruth & the Kinsman Redeemer – Part 1 of 4: Helpless & Hopeless…(or so it seems)

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary This week, Pastor Dan began a four-week series on the book of Ruth, which takes place during the time of the judges in Israel. We learned during the series of messages Pastor Doug finished last week that the time of the judges was filled with immorality; however, today’s message demonstrates […]

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