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The Mystery of Christmas – Part 3 Jesus: Our Brother, Our Redeemer – December 24, 2017

SERMON SUMMARY John 1:1, 14 recounts the Christmas story in two verses. God became man and dwelt among us. Theologians call this the incarnation of Christ. The word “incarnate” means “in the flesh.” Jesus is God in the flesh! The doctrine of incarnation distinguishes the Christian faith from any other religion. In no other religion…

1st Timothy – Part 2 – Global Prayer for the Local Church – May 28, 2017

SERMON SUMMARY In 1 Timothy 2:1-7, Paul turns his attention from the problem of false teachers to guidelines for God- honoring public worship. According to Paul, we each have a role to fill in God’s household, and each role has responsibilities. Let’s look at some of them. One of our chief responsibilities as Christians is…

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

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 salvation is not…

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

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 about my suffering,…

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

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 are going to…

The Church Has Left the Building – Part 4 of 6 – Be Bold & Clear About the Gospel

SERMON SUMMARY We’ve been looking at Scripture’s “Great Commandments” and “Great Commission”. The Great Commandments of Scripture are that we love God and others. The Great Commission is that we share God’s love with others around the globe. Jesus linked love, outreach, and prayer (Luke 10:2). What happens next is informative: Jesus told his followers…

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

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 cast this world…

The Wonder of Christmas – Right on Time – 3rd of 4

Sermon Summary Today, Pastor Doug talked about how God is always right on time, and discussed how the Lord’s actions are always perfectly timed to accomplish His sovereign purposes. In Galatians, we read these words: “But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem…

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