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The “Supernatural” Battle For YOUR Life (1 Kings 19:9–18)

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The following sermon, preached on August 13th, 2017, focuses on the “supernatural” battle for your life. Don’t get “used to” the Bible! It is not common sense! It contains God-revealed truth! “Supernatural” is in quotes because everything is supernatural; all of life is sacred. “Supernatural” wasn’t even a word until modern times. God creates and sustains all life and everything good, meaning that we live a tangible, physical, spiritual reality. And there is a war on for all of our lives—a spiritual (physical, tangible) war!

A link to the audio is found below. Click on the link for the audio. And we apologize for the not perfect quality of the audio!

https://vocaroo.com/i/s0Ai0ZiE392M

Miracles Today (Matthew 14:13–21)

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The following sermon, preached on August 6th, 2017, focuses on miracles. You better believe they are still happening today! As Bible scholar Craig S. Keener notes, “Missionaries to one region in Africa who merely left behind Gospels returned to find a flourishing church with New Testament-like miracles happening daily, ‘because there had been no missionaries to teach that such things were not to be taken literally'” (Miracles, 241, vol. 1).

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Miracles Today (Matthew 14:13–21)

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The following sermon, preached on August 6th, 2017, focuses on miracles. What’s the deal? Do they happen today? Can they happen to you? How do miracles fit in with God and the Gospel? As biblical scholar Craig S. Keener notes, “Missionaries to one region in Africa who merely left behind Gospels returned to find a flourishing church with [New Testament]-like miracles happening daily, ‘because there had been no missionaries to teach that such things were not to be taken literally'” (Miracles, 241, Vol. 1).

A link to the audio is found below. Click on the link for the audio. And we apologize for the not perfect quality of the audio!

https://vocaroo.com/i/s1G4MQuItmbn

Our Everlasting, PRESENT Hope (Romans 8:26–39)

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The following sermon, preached on July 30th, 2017, focuses on how Scripture talks about our everlasting, present hope in Jesus Christ. Revealed here in Romans 8:26–39, is the resurrection hope for this PRESENT life by the Spirit. Now of course we have a future hope, a reward in heaven, but our hope in Christ right now is what sets us apart from the world; it is our hope right now! causing us to act differently than the rest of the world, and it is our hope right now! causing us to engage with, for, and in the world, for Christ’s sake. Scripture’s emphasis, in fact, is on hope right NOW. What does Scripture tell us concerning this: our hope right now? “There is NOW no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, (2) because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death” (Romans 8:1-2).

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Am I Good Soil? (Matthew 13:1–23)

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The following sermon, preached on July 16th, 2017, focuses on how Scripture talks about our not being “a good person” on our own. It’s a dangerous lie costing millions their lives—”If I’m a good person on my own, I don’t need God for saving me.” It’s popular American nonsense; history, let alone Scripture, shows us countless times that no one is good on their own. It’s a predicament we can’t save ourselves from. But responding to the grace of God the Father in Jesus Christ whom the Holy Spirit reveals to our hearts, our faith response to God is God’s work, and we are saved by grace through faith. No one can boast about their own intrinsic goodness, because only God saves us. While we are created originally good—very good, in God’s own image(!)—sin has so marred us that only the grace of God, and nothing else, can save us. Thanks be to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! He died that whoever believes in him might not perish, but have life eternal!

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What’s Your Price? (Genesis 24:34–51)

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The following sermon, preached on July 9th, 2017, focuses on how Scripture talks about God’s wiring us for eternity (cf. Ecclesiastes 3:11). Every person knows ABOUT God (Romans 1:20), but not all KNOW Christ. God created reality this way, “God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us” (Acts 17:27). So are you willing to move from knowing ABOUT God to actually submitting to God? Or from knowing ABOUT God to knowing Christ personally? Your life will never be the same.

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“Set Free From Sin” (Romans 6)

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The following sermon, preached on July 2nd, 2017, focuses on how we are free in Christ. Many people think that even though they’re Christians, sin still has a powerful mastery over them. This is not what the Bible teaches. It’s a deception. While it is true that an amputated limb can still have a “ghost itch,” the point of Christianity is NOT to struggle daily with sin. The victory of God is the point! Jesus defeated sin, God is more powerful than sin in your life—tangibly—and herein lies true freedom: That Christ lives in the Christian, and that we are longer slaves to sin! (Romans 6.)

A link to the audio is found below. Click on the link for the audio. And we apologize for the not perfect quality of the audio!

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Following The Lord? (Matthew 10:24–39)

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The following sermon, preached on June 25th, 2017, focuses on how we are supposed to follow Jesus in today’s world. We hear a lot that we’re supposed to be out there doing God’s mission. Preachers will preach and preach and preach until their blue in the face. But then what do we see? People calling themselves Christians and then not living any differently. People calling themselves Christians but then acting worse than people who PROUDLY proclaim they are NOT Christians. Why do we see this happen? Because we are not paying the absolutely vital attention to what the instructions Jesus gives really mean. If we call ourselves Christians we should realize that what Jesus says amounts to a radical commitment to serve Jesus before every other thing— whether that’s our own comfort, our own families, or our own free time where we are too busy entertaining ourselves! to let Jesus be Lord. We are supposed to make Jesus the number one priority above all other priorities.

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Spiritual Gifts Today (1 Corinthians 12:1–13)

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The following sermon, preached on June 4th, 2017, focuses on spiritual gifts. Spiritual gifts are a hot topic today. What are they? What does Scripture mean by them? Don’t folks in churches lie when they pretend to work miracles? What about speaking in tongues? The message is that together the body of Christ in community through the Spirit of God works together to build each other up for the purpose of God’s mission in the world——spreading the Gospel and glorifying God. The Spirit gifts us according to God’s purposes to accomplish God’s work of doing justice, loving mercy (Micah 6:8), and tangibly rescuing people from danger and sin. Love is the most excellent way and the greatest spiritual gift, because all other gifts like tongues and prophecies, will fade away (1 Corinthians 13). However, in our modern society we have forgotten that true love really is a spiritual gift——something profound and rare. Hear what Scripture has to say about the spiritual gifts in this sermon.

A link to the audio is found below. Click on the link for the audio. And we apologize for the not perfect quality of the audio!

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Thirsting For God (John 7:37–39)

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The following sermon, preached on May 21st, 2017, focuses on Jesus as the quencher of our souls. We all thirst for real purpose, value, and love in our lives. How do we get it? The answer is Jesus.

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http://vocaroo.com/i/s0Zj6vLNbtQs