Sermon You Have Made Them A Kingdom and Priests To Our God

You Have Made Them A Kingdom and Priests To Our God

A Royal Priesthood What is our role, as Christians, in God’s kingdom? Are we all just serfs, working all the time and getting nothing in return? No, God is not in the business of forcing us to work. Instead, according to today’s scripture reading, we are priests of God, and we are to reign on …

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Sermon The Peace of Christ Comes With Authority

The Peace of Christ Comes With Authority

Authority Can Be a Blessing We, as humans, naturally buck authority and love to push the limits. We test our parents, teachers, and even our own self-preservation to see just how far we can go. We are taught by our culture to be individuals; we stand alone and decide for ourselves what is right or …

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Sermon The Great Miracle is the Justification of Sinners

The Great Miracle is the Justification of Sinners

The Resurrection of our Lord Scripture is full of miracles that show God’s all-encompassing power and love. Creation, the flood, and turning water into wine are just a few examples. But the great miracle, the one that displayed His eternal love, was the death and life of Christ. Why? Because we desperately needed this miracle. …

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Sermon Jesus, Our Propitiation

Jesus, Our Propitiation

Propitiation isn’t commonly used in today’s dialogue but it has a beautiful and powerful meaning. We hear in today’s sermon how the word propitiation, in ancient Greek, meant a “sin offering” to appease the wrath of God. And there is no greater appeasement than that of Christ’s suffering and death for our sins. Christ quite …

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Sermon The Resurrection of our Lord

The Resurrection of our Lord

Alleluia – Christ is Risen! Easter is a miracle inside a miracle. This is a mystery. In the original Greek, a mystery is defined as something that must be revealed to us by an outside source. The obvious miracle is that Jesus rose from the dead. But the bigger miracle is that Jesus justified mankind …

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Sermon The Great Miracle of God and Man Reconciled (Easter Observed)

The Great Miracle of God and Man Reconciled (Easter Observed)

Today was a special service in that we observed Easter. Yes, we celebrated Easter in July! Due to the pandemic, our original Easter services were cancelled and today, July 12, is the first time we have held a divine service so we thought it appropriate to open with the Observance of Easter. Truly though, every …

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Uncategorized Worthy is the Lamb (Sermon from 2010)

Worthy is the Lamb (Sermon from 2010)

During this pandemic, we’re sharing a past Easter Season sermon that reminds us that Christ governs all things. Based on Revelation 5:8-14 which is filled with apocalyptic symbols, the text shows Christ’s relationship to history and that He created and renews all things. Revelation 5 8¬†And when he had taken the scroll, the four living …

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