The Earth Shattering Truth (1 Corinthians 6:12–20)

Snap out of it! Snap out of the boring state of Churchy mind, the boring Church; snap out of boring preaching, and wake up! Wake up to the earth-shattering truth: If you are a Christian, you are one with Jesus Christ. There is one God who created heaven and Earth whom you can know and be united with. I dare you! I dare you to get bored as a Christian. If you are a Christian and you are bored, you have eyes but cannot see.

A link to the audio of the message is found below.

https://vocaroo.com/i/s0afWU503wSL

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“Joy To The World” (1 Thessalonians 5:16–24)

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The following sermon, preached on December 17th, 2017, examines how the love of God can so fill us that we can experience a deeper joy which no one can take away. In John 16:22 Jesus said, “You will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.” Can you say that about yourself? That no one can take away your joy? “Rejoice always,” 1 Thessalonians 5:16 commands.

A link to the audio is found below and we apologize for the not perfect quality of the audio!

https://vocaroo.com/i/s0BfngglSUFk

Peace On Earth (Mark 1:1–8)

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The following sermon, preached on December 10th, 2017, examines the peace of God. Scripture speaks very highly of the peace we have with Jesus. Ask yourself: Do worries and thoughts and anxieties control my behavior? Are my troubling thoughts in control of me? Who is really my Lord? The peace of God is instantly available to all Christians, but in order to experience the deeper relationship with God we have to LET Christ dwell in us richly in order to receive His grace.

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The True Christmas Spirit (Matthew 25:31–46)

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The following sermon, preached on November 26th, 2017, examines what we call the “Christmas Spirit.” The real Christmas Spirit is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit convicts us of sin regarding righteousness and shows us that justice and compassion define God’s desires (not, do we even have to mention it, materialism and money). “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world” (James 1:27).

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Power! Holy Spirit! Full Conviction! (1 Thessalonians 1:1–10)

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The following sermon, preached on October 22nd, 2017, considers 1 Thessalonians 1:1–10. We have to stop treating Christianity like it is boring. Like it is mundane. Like it’s acceptable for us to live according to an “acceptable norm” which society defines. No. It’s time for us to receive the word with power, the Holy Spirit, and with full conviction!

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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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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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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).

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.

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!

http://vocaroo.com/i/s0Zj6vLNbtQs

Receive The Holy Spirit: John 20:19–31

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The following sermon, preached on April 23th, 2017, focuses on the often overlooked importance of Jesus’ breathing of the Holy Spirit. This sacramental act recalls the creation of human beings in Genesis. As new creations in Christ through the power of the Spirit, Christians are now empowered to live and minister in a Spirit-gifted, Spirit-enabled, and Spirit-dependent existence—even in the face of persecution.

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