Sermon The Cross: Foolishness to the world, Wisdom of God to Believers

The Cross: Foolishness to the world, Wisdom of God to Believers

Boasting rights Who doesn’t love a good underdog story? We love to see the “little guy” overcome adversity – whether it’s a mom & pop business vs. a corporate giant or the classic jock vs. nerd bullying scenario – it brings immense satisfaction to see the underdog prevail. Yet, in this world, Christ’s followers are …

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Sermon A Great Light Shines in the Darkness

A Great Light Shines in the Darkness

All roads lead to Rome Have you ever heard someone say that all religions are just different, but equal, paths to God? When it comes to manmade religions, in a sense, they are right. Religions constructed by man’s rules are centered on all the things we must do in order to be a better person, …

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Sermon Jesus’ Baptism, Our Baptism

Jesus’ Baptism, Our Baptism

The gift of a baptismal life With Christmas just two weeks ago, gifts are often discussed. What did you get? What was your favorite one? And so on. We also talk about the gift of Christmas coming in the form a baby, pure and innocent, to redeem us and make us righteous with God. But …

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Sermon Heirs of the Promise

Heirs of the Promise

No longer living under a guardian Have you ever heard someone say, “The best Christians I know are Atheists”? Or maybe you’ve heard someone pick some obscure verse like Leviticus 20:9: “For anyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death; he has cursed his father or his mother; his …

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Sermon We Have Become Sons of God

We Have Become Sons of God

Born of water and the Spirit “You can pick your friends but you can’t pick your family” is an old saying that highlights family dynamics versus friendships. Family dynamics are often sticky; tinged with resentment while friendships tend to be fun and easy, with no strings attached or obligations. Thankfully, it was God’s choice to …

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Sermon The Greatest Gift

The Greatest Gift

Only one gift is needed Every year at this time, we are bombarded with the idea of gifts. Buying gifts, returning gifts, picking out the perfect gift. Thankfully, as Christians, there is only ONE gift that truly matters. Only ONE gift that is truly perfect. The gift of Christ. That gift of Christ goes beyond …

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Sermon The Faithfulness of the LORD

The Faithfulness of the LORD

Excuses, excuses I slept in, I ran out of time or the original excuse, “The woman made me do it”. Excuses are as old as time or at least as long as we’ve been held accountable for our actions. And in today’s sermon text, we hear Ahaz try an excuse on God, “I will not …

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Sermon Jesus is the Christ

Jesus is the Christ

Every eye will see, every ear will hear Advent is all about hope. We anticipate and make ready our hearts for the miracle of Christmas. In some ways we are blessed to be on “this side” of Jesus’ first coming. We have the benefit of seeing the prophecy fulfilled. The people of Israel had centuries …

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Sermon Advent Promises

Advent Promises

**This year we are not holding midweek Advent services. We are instead reposting our Advent recordings from 2020.** The Bible is full of promises for us, starting in Genesis and all the way through Revelation. The biggest one is to reunite us with God through Christ. So as we start forth on this new Church …

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Sermon The Branch

The Branch

A Promise Made, A Promise Fulfilled How long would you wait for someone to fulfill a promise? Some people may never really believe it while others might hold onto hope until their dying breath. God’s people in the Old Testament, from Adam through Noah, down to Abraham and eventually all of Isreal needed to hold …

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