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The Wedding Feast (Matthew 22:1–14)

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The following sermon, preached on October 15th, 2017, considers Matthew 22:1–14. Is our business, money, and personal life more important than our loyalty to Jesus? Are we just lying and cheating and stealing “as much as the other guy”? God has placed eternity in our hearts—we desire Him—but our sin twists these God-given desires into terrible things. So when things like our own pleasure or wealth take control of our lives, they are just shadows of what God has for us. There is no other gospel than the Gospel of Christ. Health, wealth, my personal pleasure, farm, business—none of these things can take the place of loyalty to the King. The King’s invited us to a sumptuous wedding banquet, and there are dire consequences for those who refuse the King. And why refuse Him? Have you ever been to an amazing wedding/reception? Well, at the wedding supper of the Lamb, it’s not “till death do us part,” because there will be no more suffering, sorrow, or pain.

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/s08n6tCrSL6U

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The Capital W (Psalm 19)

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The following sermon, preached on October 8th, 2017, considers Psalm 19. How do the “heavens declare the glory of God”?

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https://vocaroo.com/i/s1vFsVS4KNUh

Christ’s Self-Humbling (Philippians 2:1–11)

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The following sermon, preached on October 1st, 2017, considers Philippians 2:1–11. Jesus is Lord. Jesus walks on water. Jesus calms a terrifying storm—even the wind and waves obey him. Jesus feeds over 5000 people with just a few loaves and a couple fish. Jesus is Lord. Every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is the Son of God—Jesus is Lord. But! Jesus “did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage” (Philippians 2:6)! Instead the Word became flesh and stayed human and died a horrible death on the cross. Are we self-humbling in the way of Christ, as Christ calls us to be?

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The Gospel Of Jonah (Jonah 3:10–4:11)

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The following sermon, preached on September 24th, 2017, concerns “The Gospel of Jonah.” If you thought Jonah was about a big fish—wrong! In Jonah we find the Gospel. Jonah is not about a fish, but the never-failing purpose and love of God—ultimately that God loves us so much Jesus would die on a cross for the renewal of all creation and salvation for those who believe.

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What Do Our Hearts Look Like? (Matthew 18:21–35)

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The following sermon, preached on September 17th, 2017, focuses on our hearts. Peter asks Jesus, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” (Matthew 18:21). Jesus answers, “Not seven times, but seventy-seven times” (18:22). This is the Gospel in a nutshell: that God looks at our own hearts and forgives us not seven, but seventy-seven times. But can we—the forgiven ones—ourselves forgive others who have wronged us? As Jesus says, “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of YOU unless YOU forgive YOUR brother or sister from YOUR heart” (18:35, emphasis added).

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I Have Made You A Watchman (Ezekiel 33:7–11)

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The following sermon, preached on September 10th, 2017, focuses on our accountability before God. It may sound strange to some Christians that we have responsibility before God. We’ve heard the Gospel of grace preached for so long that we’ve forgotten what Jesus means when he says, “If you love me, keep my commands” (John 14:15). The truth of the matter is that, while being saved by grace alone, all of our actions have eternal significance! Hear more of what Scripture has to say in the sermon audio.

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Put The Devil Behind You (Matthew 16:21–28)

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The following sermon, preached on September 3rd, 2017, focuses on what Jesus means when he says “Get behind me Satan!” (Matthew 16:23). What is going on in this Scripture? How is it relevant to our world, the Church, or our faith? Scriptural context reveals that Jesus is emphasizing the most significant aspect of all Scripture when he says “Get behind me Satan!”—God and the victory of God via the triumph of the cross. There is a spiritual war already-won for our allegiance, and we too have power in the Spirit to put the devil behind us. Hear more of what Scripture has to say in the sermon audio.

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In View Of God’s Mercy (Romans 12:1–8)

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The following sermon, preached on August 27th, 2017, focuses on what living “in view of God’s mercy” looks like. God’s mercy changes everything.

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How Church Should Be (Matthew 15:10–28)

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The following sermon, preached on August 20th, 2017, focuses on “how church should be.” How should our gatherings inside the buildings we call “churches” be? As in all things, Scripture lights our path.

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