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Sermon Final Judgment

Final Judgment

For some, the thought of “Final Judgment” or “The Last Day” elicits fear. Human nature does tend to dwell on the negative. Combine that with the fact that no one knows the day or hour and it seems there is nothing we can do other than to panic. Thankfully, we do know that the Lord …

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Sermon The Kingdom of Power

The Kingdom of Power

We, as Christians, are citizens of heavenly kingdom and of an earthly one. We are subjects of both God and man. Jesus reminds us in today’s sermon text to “render to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s”. Sounds easy enough, right? But it is a difficult task at times. No matter …

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Uncategorized If You, O Lord, Should Mark Iniquities, Who Could Stand?

If You, O Lord, Should Mark Iniquities, Who Could Stand?

What power is given to the Church to deal with errant sinners?  It is not force of arms–that is given to the kingdoms of the world.  It is not force of will.  That, too, is given to the kingdom of the world.  It is not shunning, and it is not shaming.  What, then? The power …

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Sermon The Church Triumphant

The Church Triumphant

For too many people, the book of Revelation is something mysterious, that we cannot really grasp. But the truth is that it is meant to reveal to us the things that we should know about Jesus. As we go through our lives we are going to experience trials and troubles every day of our lives. …

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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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