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Easter’s Call: Purity

This week we take a look at the resources to equip us with strategies to live pure lives. We’ll examine Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness and see that God’s Word functions in a very practical way to help us handle life’s trials, difficulties, and temptations. We will look at the depth and complexity of evil, Satan’s evil strategies, and how we can defeat these strategies with Scripture.

The Night They Arrested God

SERMON SUMMARY Luke 22:31-53 Jesus’ “passion” (ie, his “suffering”—beginning in the garden of Gethsemane and concluding with his crucifixion) was a time of great temptation, both for Jesus and for his disciples. Jesus passed his test with flying colors; his disciples—not so much. Truth is all Christ’s followers fail—and that’s why the cross is necessary. …

3 Days: Living in the Shadow of the Resurrection – The Night They Arrested God

Living in the Shadow of the Resurrection – The Night They Arrested God – 1 of 4 SERMON SUMMARY Jesus’ sufferings begin with his prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane and conclude with his crucifixion. In between we read of his arrest and the six trials that he endured. Just before all this Jesus shared…

Fully Devoted – Part 6 of 6: How Do I Overcome The Temptations and Evil Surrounding Me?

Sermon Summary Pastor Doug asks the question, “How do I overcome the evil surrounding me?” The answer is summed up for us nicely in the last verse of Romans 12: “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” The specifics of what that looks like are found in Romans verses 14-20. Paul…

The Purpose & Practice of Prayer – Practice of Prayer

Sermon Summary Today, Pastor Doug presented his second message in a two-week miniseries on prayer. He challenged us to give prayer a prominent place in our lives. Although many of us view prayer as an optional part of the Christian life, it should be as natural to us as breathing. From Scripture, we can glean…

The Book of Judges, Failure Through Compromise – Part 3 of 7: Life In God’s Classroom

Sermon Summary God has always tested the faith and commitment of his people. For example, he tested Adam and Eve’s obedience to his one command. As you know, they failed miserably (Genesis 3:6). God tested Abraham when he asked him to offer his only son Isaac as a sacrifice. Abraham passed his test (Genesis 22:12).…

The Book of Judges, Failure Through Compromise – Part 1 of 7 – Godliness to Godlessness in One Generation

Sermon Summary It has long been noted that no country in the west, resembling the United States, is mentioned in end time prophecy. Russia, China, Iran and some ten European nations are there, but not us. How can that be? Perhaps it is because as history reaches its God-appointed conclusion, the U.S. will either have…

Joseph, A Portrait of Character & Grace – Part 2 of 8: Steadfast When Tempted

Series Summary: While he never did anything that we would normally associate with Biblical greatness—he never performed a miracle, he never slew a giant; he never saw a burning bush. Nevertheless Joseph was a great man. In his life we see a unique and powerful portrait of character and grace. In reviewing his story we…

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