Are You Living the Christ Life? Romans 5:1–11

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The following sermon, preached on March 19th, 2017, focuses on the crazy verse, Romans 5:8, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were STILL SINNERS, Christ died for us.” Christ did not die for us after we repented and then were justified, declared righteous, OK. Nope! Christ died for us WHILE we were STILL SINNERS! God’s love saves us while we are actively rebelling against God! This goes against all common sense (we are dealing with God after all). But the question is: if we have received new life in Jesus, are we nurturing it through the means of grace and the Spirit?

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Following Jesus With Everything: John 3:1–21

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The following sermon, preached on March 12th, 2017, focuses on how John 3:16 is the most widely known, yet misunderstood, verse in the entire Bible. Why? People know the verse, but people do not shape their life around the verse as Christ calls us to do—so the significance is lost. Jesus calls us to drop EVERYTHING we have and make sacrifices and follow him. What better time to start than this season of Lent?

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Are You Participating in the Divine Nature? 2 Peter 1:4ff., 16–21

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The following sermon, preached on February 26th, 2017, examines how Christians PARTICIPATE in the DIVINE NATURE. Do other people look at you and immediately know that you are Christian? Can you look at your walk with the Lord and KNOW you are participating in the divine nature? Or, is your Christianity more like your old life or the way the rest of the world acts, only with a new set of beliefs?

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