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The Christmas Child: What Does He Want From You?

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Colossians 1:18 Many of us grew up in families which brought out nativity scenes at Christmastime. They feature angels, shepherds, wisemen, animals, Mary, Joseph, and, of course, the baby Jesus. We always view the nativity scene from ground level, from our point-of-view. Instead, during this series we’ve been asking how…

1 Peter – Review Part 1 – What’s True

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 1 Peter – 1 Peter 1:1 – 3:20 SERMON SUMMARY God saves us.  God graciously chooses a people for himself (1:1-2; 2:9)  God gave Christ to die in our place so that we could belong to Him (1:18-19; 2:24; 3:18)  God sent his Spirit to cause us to be born again (1:2,…

What Jesus Says to His Church – Smyrna- The Persecuted Church

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail What Jesus Says to His Church – Smyrna- The Persecuted Church – 3 of 8 SERIES STUDY GUIDE This 8-part series uses a comprehensive study guide. Download from the Save PDF button above. SERMON SUMMARY Jesus told the church of Smyrna: “Do not fear what you are about to suffer.” That’s his…

Sin, Suffering and Prayer – Part 13 of 13

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary In James 5:13-20, Jesus’ brother warns his readers of the numerous challenges to their faith. In this final section, James encourages us to look to God in all circumstances of life—when things are good, and when they are not so good. When we are suffering, we should pray (v. 13a).…

Suffering – Part 3 of 3: Trusting God Through Suffering – The Book of Job

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary Suffering comes to all of us; it doesn’t discriminate. In the midst of pain we cry out to God, “Why me? What have I done to deserve this?” When you need him most, he seems most remote. Today we are going to examine the problem of pain and the dilemma…

Suffering – Part 2 of 3: How Can God Be Good When Wicked People Prosper?

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary Several years ago I was standing in the TCC parking lot when a motorcyclist was killed. I was the first person to the body. His family had no faith, but now they had to prepare for a funeral, so they asked if I would officiate. One of the dead man’s…

Suffering- Part 1 of 3: Turning Trials to Triumphs

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary There is a popular teaching in some Christian circles which views all suffering as being outside of God’s will for God’s people. They believe that all suffering is related to sin in that person’s life; it is deserved. This teaching is both unbiblical and dangerous (Job, for example, suffered because…

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