Sermon His Throne Shall Be Established Forever

His Throne Shall Be Established Forever

Even as Christians, we like being the heroes of our own stories. We want to judge the evil, slay the wicked, and establish a kingdom that will last forever. We are promised a kingdom that will last forever, but we are never told that we get to build it. We have been given a great …

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Sermon Christ Brings Good News

Christ Brings Good News

“When Christ appears, he will bring good news to the poor.” This sign was given to us by Isaiah so that we would know what to expect from the promised Savior. But the Pharisees, and many others, had other ideas of the Savior. They were awaiting an earthly ruler to arrive with appropriate pomp and …

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Sermon Our Only Hope Is in Christ’s Righteousness (Sermon from 2009)

Our Only Hope Is in Christ’s Righteousness (Sermon from 2009)

Today’s sermon text is taken from Matthew 5, 20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. God demands nothing less than perfection and holiness from you in regard to His commandments. Your only hope, then, is not in your own goodness …

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Uncategorized Those Who Are Coming Out of The Great Tribulation (Sermon from 2010)

Those Who Are Coming Out of The Great Tribulation (Sermon from 2010)

What is the Great Tribulation? It is that time period between Jesus’ ministry here on earth and His return. It is the sum total of all the troubles the church has endured, from individual trials we face to mass persecution, on account of confessing the Gospel of Christ. How do we endure? By faith. Faith …

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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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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 Your King Comes Unto You Lowly, and Riding Upon a Donkey

Your King Comes Unto You Lowly, and Riding Upon a Donkey

Wait. Is it Advent or Palm Sunday? It may seem odd at first that the sermon text for the first Sunday in Advent is from Palm Sunday. But upon further reflection, it all ties together nicely. How so? In both Advent and Palm Sunday, we see Christ’s arrival. The King is making His entry and …

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Sermon The Final Judgment

The Final Judgment

“Come, Lord Jesus, come” With faith in our Lord, we do not fear the Last Day. Rather, we pray for it to come. Why? Pastors sums it up nicely in this sermon as he covers the difference between “inherit” and “depart”. On the Last Day, we receive our inheritance. Not an earthly one of riches. …

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Sermon Prepared for the Day of the Lord

Prepared for the Day of the Lord

Zephaniah prophesied that the day of the Lord is near. Amos warned us to be prepared. Jesus tells us to keep watch. Jesus also told us that no one knows the day nor hour because it doesn’t matter when it happens. We know that it will and that we need to be prepared. How do we …

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Sermon Abide in Righteousness

Abide in Righteousness

Reformation Observed As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we recall how Martin Luther pointed out the sin that had corrupted the church. Luther’s focus was on the righteousness of God through faith in Christ Jesus. No indulgence sold by the church could replace the work of Christ. Anything in addition to faith …

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