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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, […]

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 4 – Power Over Demons – November 26, 2017

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY The Bible is clear that we are involved in a great spiritual battle and therefore we need to put on our spiritual armor (Ephesians 6:11-13). Spiritual warfare is real, and Jesus frequently found himself confronting demonic forces. In Luke 11, Jesus uses an encounter with demonic forces to drive home […]

1st Timothy – Part 7 – Biblical Beliefs or Doctrines of Demons – July 2, 2017

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Here in the United States, we are in the midst of a moral revolution. The prevailing cultural view is that truth and morality are individually and socially determined. We have unashamedly rejected God from the moral equation. Biblical morality has not only been rejected, but is openly mocked. As a […]

Foundations of the Faith – God is Absolutely in Control – Part 5 of 8

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary We live in a painful, confusing world with way too much evil and injustice; how can we make sense of it? Believers have a hard time reconciling all the pain and evil in the world and the existence of God. Does God cause or allow these evils? What are the […]

Angry? – The Truth About Anger – Part 1 of 2 – August 28, 2016

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Everybody deals with anger—and the Bible has a lot to say about it. It’s packed with stories, teachings and comments about anger. Many people are surprised to learn that God is—by far—the angriest person in the Bible. How can this be? Not only is God the angriest person in the […]

Eclipsed – The Mystery Revealed – Ephesians 5 – Part 5 of 6

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary We’re on the home stretch of our study of the New Testament Book of Ephesians. I have to admit, this has been a bit of a frustrating experience: Ephesians is so rich, each week, rather than considering what to say, I have to decide what to leave out. Christ, and […]

Eclipsed – The Mystery Revealed – Ephesians 4 – Part 4 of 6

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary Today we arrive at the mid-point of the Book of Ephesians, major turning point in its content. We’ve been talking about how Satan’s rebellion eclipsed God’s light in this world. It brought spiritual death to humanity, and the first three chapters explained what God did to solve this problem. That […]

Eclipsed – The Mystery Revealed – Ephesians 3 – Part 3 of 6

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary One evening while I was a seminary student, as I was driving home I saw this guy holding a gas can, and trying to wave down cars. I pulled over and rolled down my window. He asked for gas money, but I didn’t want to just give him money, so […]

Eclipsed – The Mystery Revealed – Ephesians 2 – Part 2 of 6

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary Last week we begin a six-part series on the New Testament Book of Ephesians—a book that begins with a glorious list of God’s blessings and a peek at his glorious attributes. But Ephesians also warns us about a real character named Satan. He rebelled against the Lord of Glory, and […]

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