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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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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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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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!

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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. 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).

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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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The Resurrection: Does God Change How WE Act? Luke 20:27–40

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The following sermon, preached on November 6th, 2016, examines how the resurrection of Jesus is central to our faith. Does Jesus being raised by God change the way you live? The Gospel in a nutshell is that Jesus came, fulfilling Scripture, to die and be raised again, for the forgiveness of our sins. Christ’s Spirit living in us, cleansing us from sin, will change our lives! The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of resurrection, giving us new creational lives, not just after death, but right now.

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