Sermon That We May Obtain This Faith

That We May Obtain This Faith

“Let me help you.” “No, I want to do it.” From an early age, each of us wants to be independent. We want to rely on our own strength, intellect and will. We want to do it ourselves. God gave us the Law, so that we might know what we must do. It is clear, …

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Sermon The Authority of Forgive Sins

The Authority of Forgive Sins

Forgiveness is a very nuanced concept. The normal way we tend to use it in our day-to-day speech is to overlook some offense — this time. It is similar to a pardon in the sense that you’re still guilty, you are just not enduring the consequences of your offense. As we’ve learned previously, the Greek …

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Sermon Fear of the Lord

Fear of the Lord

The word fear has a few different meanings and for the sake of understanding it is important to understand the context where its used. When we’re told to fear the Lord, it doesn’t mean we should be scared. Many times angels tell people to “Do not be afraid.” Rather, in the context of the Lord, …

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Sermon The Hard Saying (2009 sermon)

The Hard Saying (2009 sermon)

While Pastor Jenson is on vacation this week, we invite you to listen to a sermon from 2009 titled “The Hard Saying”. Sermon text is based on John 6, 51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will …

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Sermon Keeping the Sabbath Holy

Keeping the Sabbath Holy

When we hear the command, “Keep the Sabbath holy” some people might envision attending a church service followed by stoic stillness. But does keeping it holy mean that we must do absolutely nothing? No. Yes, we should take a day of rest. But this rest is meant to help us focus on God. Work for …

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Sermon The Resurrection of the Dead

The Resurrection of the Dead

The wages of sin is death.  We know this, but we too easily think of death as an unstoppable natural power.  Instead, by faith, we should see death as the consequence of our sins and a tool that Christ used to redeem us to the Father.  With His own death and resurrection He demonstrates that …

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Sermon Seek Ye First the Kingdom of Heaven

Seek Ye First the Kingdom of Heaven

Worry and anxiety aren’t the first things that come to mind when asked about daily priorities. They’re not an item on our To-Do List so they just seem like passing thoughts. We don’t actively prioritize worry but doing it means that we are relying on ourselves to take care of things. In this way it …

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Sermon Walk in the Spirit

Walk in the Spirit

Due to the dangerous air quality, no church service was held today and there was no time to pre-record the whole service. However, Pastor Jenson recorded the sermon he prepared for us. Please listen below. Today’s sermon text is from Galatians 5: 16-24 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify …

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Sermon Our Inheritance

Our Inheritance

Religions that men create love laws. We love to set up standards for ourselves that let us say “I have done well.” We want to be righteous, and will work very diligently in order to be so. Today’s message tells a different story. It tells us that our righteousness is inherited, not earned. How does …

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Sermon He Makes the Deaf Hear and the Mute Speak

He Makes the Deaf Hear and the Mute Speak

Christ’s work on earth was, simply put, amazing. Yes, he miraculously healed physical afflictions but more so, he brought about spiritual miracles. He showed first-hand how God’s love is for everyone – Jew and Gentiles. He fulfilled a 700 year old prophecy (today’s OT reading, Isaiah 29:18). And as Mark wrote in chapter 7, “He …

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