Sermon Abide in My Love

Abide in My Love

God is love. That simple phrase carries a beautiful and accurate sentiment that has gotten lost in our commercialized world. We see it used on bumper stickers, billboards and co-opted by organizations with their own agendas. But God truly is love. The natural world world wants to see God as rules, judgement and punishment. But …

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Sermon God’s Patience with Jerusalem

God’s Patience with Jerusalem

Tonight’s sermon text is based on the Gospel reading, Matthew 24. Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. 2 But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here …

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Sermon Repentance

Repentance

Today’s sermon text is from the first chapter of Mark, 14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” The hardest part of what Jesus said in this text seems …

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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 Be Merciful, Even As Your Father is Merciful

Be Merciful, Even As Your Father is Merciful

One word makes an significant impact. The word AS. Those two little letters point to the mercy the Father shows us and it is unmatched.  The way of the world usually means mercy is only given to those who “deserve” it – like the sick or the poor. But our Heavenly Father graciously gives us …

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Sermon The Word of Christ Bestows Peace (Sermon from 2009)

The Word of Christ Bestows Peace (Sermon from 2009)

We meet many challenges in this world – be they physical, spiritual, financial or emotional. But we know that it is He, who died on that cross for us, that governs us and this world and that death will lead to everlasting life. Everything in between is in His hands of providence. We have the …

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Sermon Our sanctuary during the storms of life

Our sanctuary during the storms of life

When the storms of life rage, we have a safe house – a sanctuary – in the house of God. It is our safe haven because Christ is its cornerstone, the disciples its foundation and the kingdom of believers comprises the rest. It is NOT built on the wisdom of man but built on God’s …

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Sermon Forgive one another as the Lord forgives us

Forgive one another as the Lord forgives us

First, apologies for no audio recording this week. There was an unknown error and the recording device failed. However, Pastor Jenson’s sermon served as a beautiful reminder of God’s love for us, His unconditional forgiveness of our sins and how we can show each other love with forgiveness. Today’s Gospel reading (see below) is when …

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Sermon The Righteousness of the Law, the Righteousness of Faith

The Righteousness of the Law, the Righteousness of Faith

Today’s sermon focuses on righteousness and it’s full of questions and answers. What does “righteousness” mean? Who is it for? How is it obtained? Pastor walks us through this concept as he discusses Romans chapter 10. Please listen and share your thoughts in the Comments section. Epistle: Romans 10:5-17 5 For Moses writes about the righteousness that …

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Sermon More than Conquerors

More than Conquerors

Today’s sermon (July 30th) focused on the delicate and, at times, difficult to understand topic of predestination. You can listen to the sermon below. The topic is rich with discussion so leave your thoughts and questions in the comments section. Following are the Scripture readings for today’s sermon. Epistle: Romans 8:28-39 28 And we know that for …

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