SERMON PODCAST

Apr 15, 2018
JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | CHRIST GENERATES EMOTION
Christianity embraces the emotional experience, and it does so in the healthiest and most productive way. Emotion itself is neither good nor bad; but what motivates our emotions and how we express them can become morally good or bad. The experience and expression of emotion driven by the truth and nearness of Christ is marvelous and to be expected in the life of every believer. In this message, we shall consider the essential and beautiful experience of emotional expression in the Christian life. "JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | CHRIST GENERATES EMOTION".
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  • Apr 15, 2018JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | CHRIST GENERATES EMOTION
    Apr 15, 2018
    JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | CHRIST GENERATES EMOTION
    Christianity embraces the emotional experience, and it does so in the healthiest and most productive way. Emotion itself is neither good nor bad; but what motivates our emotions and how we express them can become morally good or bad. The experience and expression of emotion driven by the truth and nearness of Christ is marvelous and to be expected in the life of every believer. In this message, we shall consider the essential and beautiful experience of emotional expression in the Christian life. "JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | CHRIST GENERATES EMOTION".
  • Apr 8, 2018JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | DECLARING WAR ON THE MESSIAH
    Apr 8, 2018
    JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | DECLARING WAR ON THE MESSIAH
    Like the Assyrian king who marveled at his own power (Is. 10:5-11), God used the religious leaders of Jerusalem to bring about His purposes of judgment in the world. Only this time, God’s judgment fell upon His own Son. What a profound display we see in the Gospel of Christ! In this message, we shall look to John 11:45-57 and consider the amazing heart of the Gospel message. In and through Jesus’ suffering, God exhausted His own wrath against sinners and gathered into one the Children of God from all peoples."JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | DECLARING WAR ON THE MESSIAH".
  • Apr 1, 2018JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE |JESUS IS THE RESURRECTION
    Apr 1, 2018
    JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE |JESUS IS THE RESURRECTION
    What a profound and magnificent promise Christ has made to all those who love and trust Him! And, what incredible evidence Christ has given in order to demonstrate His trustworthiness to make good on that promise! Christ has power over death – even His own death – and He has promised to grant everlasting life to those who believe Him. Christ has raised dead men back to life, He has been resurrected Himself (never to die again), and Christ will raise all His people to new and everlasting life in the end. In this message, we shall consider Christ’s miraculous power over death in the resurrection of His friend, Lazarus."JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | JESUS IS THE RESURRECTION ".
  • Mar 18, 2018MISSIONS SUNDAY | JESUS BUILDS HIS CHURCH
    Mar 18, 2018
    MISSIONS SUNDAY | JESUS BUILDS HIS CHURCH
    Who is Jesus? What has He done in the world? What is He still doing in the world, and where can we see such activity? These questions are not unlike the question posed to Peter (Jesus’ disciple). Peter’s answer was a confession about Christ and a pivotal point in redemptive history. Jesus made some profound statements after that confession, and there is much we can learn from them today. In this message, we shall consider the reality that Christ Himself is the builder of His Church."MISSIONS SUNDAY | JESUS BUILDS HIS CHURCH ".
  • Mar 11, 2018WE ARE THE CHURCH | MARKS OF A HEALTHY CHURCH | QUALIFIED UNDER-SHEPHERDS
    Mar 11, 2018
    WE ARE THE CHURCH | MARKS OF A HEALTHY CHURCH | QUALIFIED UNDER-SHEPHERDS
    Authority is not a particularly good word in our modern western culture. Many people decry the abuses of authority we encounter all around us, and rightfully so. However, the abuse of something good doesn’t make a good thing bad. In this message, we shall complete our series on marks of a healthy church by considering the godly expression of authority in the unique office of pastor or elder. May God help us to understand, to embrace, and to encourage the good application of authority in our lives.WE ARE THE CHURCH | MARKS OF A HEALTHY CHURCH | QUALIFIED UNDER-SHEPHERDS
  • Mar 4, 2018WE ARE THE CHURCH |Marks of a Healthy Church | DESPERATE PRAYER
    Mar 4, 2018
    WE ARE THE CHURCH |Marks of a Healthy Church | DESPERATE PRAYER
    All Christians know that they should pray, and even non-Christians often find some comfort or significance in prayer. But all prayer is not the same, and prayer is certainly more than good wishes. In fact, Jesus provides a model prayer that gives us great insight and help for our own prayer. In this message, we shall investigate the Lord’s prayer, and we shall take special note of the desperation in prayer that is so common among those who seem to most powerfully enjoy the presence and provision of God. "WE ARE THE CHURCH | Marks of a Healthy Church | DESPERATE PRAYER".
  • Feb 25, 2018WE ARE THE CHURCH |Marks of a Healthy Church | SELFLESS MISSIONAL INVESTMENT
    Feb 25, 2018
    WE ARE THE CHURCH |Marks of a Healthy Church | SELFLESS MISSIONAL INVESTMENT
    Jesus unmistakably calls people to die. In His paradoxical call, Christ beckons sinners to lose something lesser in order to gain something greater. The life lived apart from Christ is death unto death. Sinners reap the bitter fruit of their wickedness in this life and in the life to come. But, the life given over to Christ is life unto life. The sinner who dies with Christ shall be raised with Him; and the one who lives on mission with Christ shall reap the savory rewards of a life well lived. In this message, we shall consider this call in light of the Great Commission and our selfless investment in the mission of the local and global church."WE ARE THE CHURCH |Marks of a Healthy Church | SELFLESS MISSIONAL INVESTMENT".
  • Feb 11, 2018WE ARE THE CHURCH |MARKS OF A HEALTHY CHURCH |AN EXPECTATION OF DISCIPLING
    Feb 11, 2018
    WE ARE THE CHURCH |MARKS OF A HEALTHY CHURCH |AN EXPECTATION OF DISCIPLING
    It has become common to describe American Evangelicalism as “easy believism.” This phrase points to the often thin and nebulous beliefs of today’s Evangelicals. Many of those who claim Christianity in America today have little knowledge of biblical teaching and frequently live out of step with a biblical worldview. And yet, Christ has commissioned all Christians everywhere to be about the task of making disciples! In this message, we shall consider this commission and why it is essential to the good health of any local church."WE ARE THE CHURCH | MARKS OF A HEALTHY CHURCH | AN EXPECTATION OF DISCIPLING".
  • Feb 4, 2018WE ARE THE CHURCH: MARKS OF A HEALTHY CHURCH | SOWING SEED & BEARING FRUIT
    Feb 4, 2018
    WE ARE THE CHURCH: MARKS OF A HEALTHY CHURCH | SOWING SEED & BEARING FRUIT
    Healthy churches may be marked by many distinguishing features. This message focuses on the essential function of disseminating God’s word and being transformed by it. While many professing Christians in the western world seem to imagine that Christians can often look and talk and live exactly like non- Christians, the Scripture clearly teaches otherwise. May God help us all to be fruitful hearers and prolific distributors of His word."WE ARE THE CHURCH: MARKS OF A HEALTHY CHURCH | SOWING SEED & BEARING FRUIT".
  • Jan 28, 2018God is for Us…
    Jan 28, 2018
    God is for Us…
    The letter to the churches of Rome stands unique among most of Paul’s writing. Unlike his other letters which are often written to address situations in the church and most often to churches that Paul has personal experience with; Romans is written to people who are largely unfamiliar with Paul. Now we need not think that the churches in Rome had never heard of Paul, but Paul had no physical connection with the believers in Rome. He did not plant a church there, nor was he the first to take the gospel to the city. Yet Paul is writing to these believers at least in part because he desires their help for further ministry. Therefore, the letter becomes a way for Paul to introduce himself as well as the gospel he has been proclaiming throughout the churches. So, as we read Romans there is a very good possibility that are reading a manuscript of sorts of Paul's gospel proclamation. And in fact, looking through the letter, Romans clearly declares the gospel of Jesus Christ. Paul's sermon begins with a proclamation of the power of the gospel (1:16-17) Then from 1:18-3:20, Paul outlines the sinfulness of all mankind as well as their inability to save themselves. (3:20): “For by works of the Law, no flesh will be justified” Paul then states the wonderful truth of justification through faith in Christ (3:21-4) And then from chapters 5-8 Paul describes the tremendous outcomes of being justified through faith in Christ, and it truly hits a crescendo in chapter 8 which opens with the magisterial declaration, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8:1 ESV)"God is for Us...".