Sermon Archive

It is pretty easy to make an incredible claim. Many people do it all time. From Muhammad Ali's "I am the greatest" speech, to the friend who somehow always has that lower golf score when he’s not with you. It is not difficult to make these claims, the real challenge comes when a person is called on to prove it. Are they able to backup their claims? We will see in this section that Jesus may take the cake when it comes to incredible claims, but he doesnt leave their validity up in the air, he gave plenty of proof.

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Christmas Message

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Life is full of the unexpected. Sometimes positive and sometimes negative. If you think back just this week you can probably identify some of both. Our story in this section will be no exception. Jesus has been baptized, overcome the temptation of Lucifer in the wilderness and has been proclaimed the Son of God and the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. What a beginning to this rescue story! But, as readers and hearers of this Story of Hope, there's one thing we know for sure, this Rescuer is not following anyone's expectations except His Father's. There is a rescue plan unfolding, so what will the next pages reveal about this plan and this Rescuer?

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The promised rescuer has arrived! The son of Eve, the son of Abraham, the son of David, and most incredibly, and unbelievably, the Son of God. The silence of the last 400 years has been shattered with the proclamation that not only is God speaking again, but He has actually come in the flesh to be with His most precious creation again, and to rescue them once and for all. But how was this going to happen? Jews are under the brutal control of the Roman empire. How will this rescuer overthrow this major world power? How will he set his people free? In this section we will see the themes of God, Man, Sin, Christ, and Faith.

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Last week we were working through the times of the Judges, Prophets, and Kings. This took us from the book of Judges, all the way to the end of the Old Testament. During the span of those years, the Israelites seemed to be on an endless cycle of self destruction. Forgetting their Creator and Savior, they would drift from the truth and into the worship of false gods. In divine discipline, God would give them over to this way of life, which would always lead to horrible destruction. Foreign nations would harass and battle with them. This would often end in their capture and enslavement, where they were drug off to faraway lands. Their situation would become desperate, and then their leaders would remember who they were. Finally, they would cry out to God once more. Ture to his character, God would answer and raise up a leader. He would RESCUE them and return them to the land of promise.

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Forty years have passed since God delivered the Israelites out of the clutches of Pharaoh. The exodus generation, those who had seen the many signs and wonders of the Lord, now had died off. Even their great leader, Moses, had given over to the curse of death. A man named, Joshua was appointed by God to lead the Israelites into the land of promise. Joshua was a commander, and God commissioned him to sweep across the new land and drive out the wicked tribes who lived there. The Israelites were to completely remove their presence from the land.

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The law has been given. God has established in very clear terms what He expects from His chosen people. These 613 laws govern how Israel is supposed to behave toward God, toward one another, and even toward animals and other creation. God gives these laws and expects Israel to follow them, yet God knows that they will fail regularly, so He includes laws for that, or more precisely, He formalizes the sacrifice system. This is a way that the Israelites can show that they understand they have failed to obey the law (sinned) and express remorse, as well as have their sins covered through the death of an innocent animal. As we saw in the last lesson, this system anticipated something greater, something that would be able to completely repair the broken relationship with God. Somehow, the promised rescuer would repair this brokenness once and for all. Now the people will be led around the wilderness as God prepares and tests His people, and reveals the condition of their hearts.

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The crashing waters of the Red Sea have settled. The nation of Israel, about 2 million people, look on in unbelief and awe as the God who led them out of slavery just destroyed the entire Egyptian army. They are now a completely free people! As the last line of their magnificent rescue song rings out, "The Lord will reign forever and ever" (Ex. 15:18). We can imagine the promises to Abraham, so many hundreds of years before, now echo anew in their hearts and minds. They will be made a great nation, they will receive a beautiful land of promise, and they will be used by God to bless the whole earth. But they are not at that promised land yet, and God has some work to do with them before they will be ready to enter it. God is going to establish a new covenant with them, the Mosaic Covenant. It will be defined by the giving of the Law to the people. In this section we see the themes of God, Man, Sin, Death, and Faith.

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God had communicated to Moses that they were not to leave Egypt as paupers. They would leave as a wealthy nation. Moses told the Israelites to ask the Egyptians for their riches. Wanting to avoid further calamity, the Egyptian people unloaded their wealth into the bags of the Israelites. The progression of the plagues had led them to a place where they feared for their own lives. The possibility that they could all be wiped out was heavy on their thoughts. So consequently, they gave the Israelites everything they asked.

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Response Reveals Belief. God reveals Himself to mankind and mankind is given a season of choice. A time to choose to respond in belief, or to not. It is God who then closes the door on man's season of choice. Pharaoh is a perfect example of this. God revealed Himself to Pharaoh through a series of signs and wonders, but Pharaoh hardened his heart against God and refused to listen. His response revealed his unbelief. God then closed the door on Pharaoh's season of choice. God hardened Pharaoh's heart, and God used Pharaoh to punish the Egyptians who believed in him as a god. The Israelites on the other hand responded in a way that revealed their belief.

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Today we are going to encounter the themes of God, Man, Sin, Death, Christ, Cross, and Faith woven through the life of a man named Abraham. Through this story God continues to add detail to His rescue plan as He paints a picture of the rescuer that is worth more than a thousand words.

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As we continue our story we come to a section today that gives us insight into how God rescues. In the same way that the korot is a salvation from starvation for those living on Barangonan, the ark that God provided was a salvation to Noah, and his family. The themes that are woven through the fabric of this part of the story are God, Man, Sin, Death, Christ, and Faith.

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Man and woman have disregarded God’s one command. They have been caught in their disobedience and called to stand in front of their loving creator, and in the place where love and joy and desire once was, is now fear and shame and deception. Everything was perfect, now, it couldn't be worse. They knew that God had promised that "they would surely die", now they are about to find out what this "death" or "separation" is all about, and just how far the impact of their sin will reach. Yet, even as God gives them a glimpse of the hardships they are now going to face, He has hidden within these “curses" a Hope that the rest of this story hinges upon, and this Hope will begin to answer the question, "what is God’s going to do now?"

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We pick up the story with everything in perfect balance and harmony. No pain or trouble or tears, and then something terrible happens. There are some details we don’t know, but here is what God has revealed to us. Just like creation, this part of the story starts in heaven with an absolutely magnificent angel, Lucifer. He was one of, if not the most beautiful, wise and powerful angels God ever created. (Eze 28:12-19; Isa 14:12-15) Not only was he matchless in beauty, but God gave him authority over God’s holy mountain, and heavenly sanctuaries.

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Now creation was finished, existing in perfect balance, peace, love and harmony with the God who created it. Adam and Eve, living in this beautiful garden in perfect unity with their creator God. Walking and talking with him in joy filled relationship. No pain, tears, thorns, fears, uncertainty just full, perfect, peaceful life. As we read the beginning of the Story of Hope, there are so many truths about God to find in the symphony of creation. Let’s look at three of them briefly.

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Do you remember the funniest story you ever heard? The scariest? The saddest? Stories are incredibly powerful things. They can make us laugh, cry and imagine things that are beyond the reach of reality. We all love a great story! As we begin this new series, we will be hearing, reading and studying "Story of Hope." This is God’s story to all mankind for all of human history, yet despite its vast scope, this story contains an incredible unity of message and purpose. As we will see, it is a story that begins perfectly, goes terribly wrong, yet ends better than anyone could Hope. The best part of all, it’s a true story! This story traces 8 key themes through the 66 books of the Bible: God, Man, Sin, Death, Christ, Cross, Faith, Life. Many of us have read the bible cover to cover, some many times, some never. What we trust and pray this series will do, is give us all a deep and clear understanding of God’s BIG story as it moves through the many smaller stories contained in the Bible. Our first order of business is to take a quick look at the Author of this beautiful story.

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Special Annoucements. Introduction to new series. Preview of upcoming classes.

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As we converse with our friends about the Christian faith, inevitably we will make reference to the Bible and what it reveals about creation, man, evil, Jesus etc. No longer can we assume a general acceptance of the Bible as supernaturally inspired and authoritative. Instead, we must be prepared to answer our friends' questions and/or objections of the Bible's authority.

The challenge can be reduced to a simple question: "What kind of book is the Bible?" There are only two plausible answers. The Bible is merely a book by man about God, or it is a book given by God through man, to man. If the Bible is merely a book by man about God, then the Bible is a record of human wisdom marked by human limitations. That's all. If the Bible is a book given by God through man, to man, then God is the ultimate author and His word is the last word. Further, being essentially a supernatural book, it would likely bear supernatural marks, God's fingerprints in a sense.

Do we have any good reasons to think God has spoken supernaturally in the Bible? The way to answer this question is to look at the book itself. Here are six reasons it is reasonable to believe the Bible is God's book, six evidences of supernatural authorship conveniently paired with parts of the hand so you won’t forget.

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We continue with our message…
As we are sharing the Faith with others we need to be clear and to make clear two important ideas:
-Truth is not like ice cream
-Faith is not wishing

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As we are sharing the Faith with others we need to be clear and to make clear two important ideas:

- Truth is not like ice cream
- Faith is not wishing

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We are ambassadors for Christ and we affect peoples’ opinion about Jesus. Notice 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 says …we are ambassadors….  It does not say we should be ambassadors.  It is in the indicative; you are an ambassador. The question is not if we are ambassadors, but are we good ambassadors. God is making His appeal to the unsaved through us. How well are we communicating God’s message?

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We are evangelicals. We believe we are called to evangelize, that is, preach the good news that forgiveness of sin and eternal life can be had through faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We take seriously the Great Commission..

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As Christians, we believe some incredible things. One of the most incredible is that Jesus Christ is God in the flesh. We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. We believe a Jewish man born 2000 years ago who probably stood about 5’6” most likely with black hair and a black beard, olive skin, who worked as a carpenter is also God. That he’s the one who created the universe and holds the atoms together by the power of his word. That’s a pretty stunning thing to believe about a man. Islam and Judaism vehemently, violently reject this idea about Jesus. Jehovah Witnesses and Mormons reject this idea about Jesus. In fact, the vast majority of humanity for the passed 2000 years rejects this idea about Jesus. Are we crazy for believing a man is God? We would be if there wasn’t good evidence for the truth of this claim; there are several lines of evidence that support Jesus’ claim to be God.
One of the most powerful, in fact, one which Jesus used with great affect, is Psalm 110.

One thousand years before Jesus, God revealed three specific facts about the coming Messiah. The only person in all of human history to fulfill this prophecy is Jesus Christ. In this study I hope to encourage you that our faith in Jesus is based on powerful evidence. I also hope to encourage greater confidence sharing with unbelievers why you are trusting Jesus as your Savior. Psalm 110 is the Psalm most often quoted in the New Testament. It was written by King David. The Holy Spirit guided David; David predicted things he could not have known nor would have come to his mind.

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Patriotic Service 2017
Chris Holloway; Ralph King; Mike Ernst

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We must, at times, come across to God like borderlines. When adversity hits, no matter how much God has done for us, we doubt Him. Not all doubt angers God; most doubt fades with experience and maturity. But some believers doubt God in spite of overwhelming experience to the contrary. It is this type of stubborn doubt that angers God. Because He loves us so much, it angers God when we stubbornly doubt Him. God warns us against this kind of doubt in Psalm 95.

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Brothers, if you are a father, stepfather or grandfather raising your grandchildren, you have an incredibly important role to play in raising your children to maturity. We must not fail to teach our children and bring them to maturity. At the heart of maturity is knowing how to properly relate to God and others. This wisdom that Solomon passed on to his son is the same wisdom we need to pass on to our children. On this Father's Day, Proverbs 3:1-12 is an encouragement that wise fathers can raise mature children by teaching them how to relate to God and others.

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Moses wrote Psalm 90 to encourage the people of Israel to live each day for God. He composed Psalm 90 near the end of the 40 years of Wandering. The Wandering had been a forty year funeral march through the Sinai Desert. It was punishment for the Exodus Generation who, at Kadesh Barnea, doubted God’s power to conquer Canaan (Numbers 13-14). Cemeteries marked Israel’s path through the Sinai; an average of 87 funerals a day for forty years; 1.2 million graves. Rather than enjoying the bounty of the Promised Land, forty futile years were spent waiting for the Exodus Generation to die.

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The writer of Psalm 73 is a man named Asaph and he struggled with this same issue. Why do the  wicked succeed while often God's people are oppressed? Psalm 73 is Asaph's struggle with this question that was as relevant then as it is today. Picture with me for a moment Asaph standing before a congregation of people outside of the Tabernacle. The crowd quiets as he stands to share a testimony of God’s goodness in his life during a time when he wrestled with this very question and he nearly slipped into a trap.

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David praises God for His spiritual provisions of answered prayer, forgiveness and fellowship. Coming to Jerusalem and to the Temple was a time for the Israelites to experience these spiritual blessings anew. It was the time when they honored and thanked God for answered prayer by bringing their thank offerings. Some people would include with their prayer request a vow to bring God a thank offering. A portion of the thank offering was offered on the Altar and a portion given to the worshipper to eat with his family and friends. It was during this communal meal in the Temple courts that the one who had taken the vow would glorify God by sharing with those present how God had answered his prayer.

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Israel's king David. A man the bible refers to as "a man after God's Own Heart" (Acts 13:22) is one of the great figures in all of scripture. But, he didn't always look like such a great and Godly figure. To read the full story of David's great sin, see 2 Samuel 11-12. The plot line goes something like this: David slept with the wife (Bathsheba) of one of his most committed soldiers (Uriah), and when he was unable to cover it up, he had Uraih killed, and took Bathsheba as his wife. This is one of the most awful betrayals and evils in scripture, yet even after this takes place David is held up as a great man. How can this be? How could someone who had done such evil, be restored to prominence? Simply put, David's heart was transformed through a confession which relied completely on the steadfast love and abundant mercy of God. David was and is an example of Godliness, because he was a man who deeply desired that God would change his heart. And God did just that.

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Mother's Day 2017

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As he was running from Absalom, David composed Psalm 3. Psalm 3 reveals David’s deep confidence in God’s protection and deliverance. Underlying David’s confidence in God’s protection and deliverance was his confidence that God had really forgiven him and restored him. In the opening verses David describes his situation, but without complaint. He accepts the fact he is suffering the consequences of his sin. The natural mind reasons that if you are suffering the consequences of your sin, God is still angry with you; He hasn’t forgiven you. But David knows he’s been forgiven and reconciled to God. He has incredible peace in the midst.

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The setting for Psalm 2 was Solomon's coronation. The day was full of pageantry. Government officials, dignitaries and representatives from surrounding countries dressed in their finest. Jerusalem spruced up and decorated with banners. Their was music, a processional, prayers, singing, speeches and more singing before Solomon was crowned and sat on his father, David’s, throne. But their was one song sung that day for the first time for a select group of attenders. Present in the crowd that day were representatives of the nations King David had conquered, Philistia, Amalek, Edom, Moab, Ammon and Syria. Even as they cordially participated in the festivities of the day, King David knew the plotting in their hearts for it was during just such transitions in leadership that nations rebelled against their overlords.

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We have a lot of books in our Bibles that record God’s work in history. The Gospels reveal the life and teachings of Jesus. The Apostle Paul’s letters teach us about Jesus, salvation, the Church and many great things of our faith.  But there is one book that takes us inside people’s hearts and minds as they struggled to understand, trust, obey and worship God in everyday life. This book is the book of Psalms; the hymnbook of Israel.

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Easter 2017

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In the Garden, God began to paint a picture of a man who would one day deliver humanity from the consequences of the Fall. This man came to be known as Messiah, the anointed one. The picture drawn by the Old Testament Jewish prophets clearly depicted Messiah as a king and not just a king over Israel, but over the whole world. Yet there were other pictures depicting the Messiah suffering and dying. Jewish scholars couldn’t put it together. Was the promised Messiah a victorious king or a suffering servant? For the Jews it was "either/or". When they looked at the prophetic picture of Messiah all they saw was a great king. This is a major reason why the Jews rejected Jesus at His first coming - He didn’t fit their picture of the Messiah.

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Barangonan Update

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The Church: A Gifted Family - Wrap-Up

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Oikodomeo is a construction term used throughout 1 Corinthians 14. It means to build. As we’ve discovered, the purpose of grace-gifts is to build up the church. When grace-gifts are exercised in an orderly and peaceful manner in the meeting of the church, the church is effectively built up.

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Much like warning tabs on brake pads, the grace-gift of tongues was a divine sign God used to get the attention of unbelievers. This is one of the reasons why, as we will study today, the Apostle Paul taught the Corinthians that speaking in uninterpreted tongues during the meeting of the church was inappropriate (1 Cor. 14:20-25). The grace-gift of tongues was a divine sign for unbelievers, not believers. In Acts 2 we have a clear historical illustration of tongues being deployed as a divine sign for unbelievers.

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Special Presentation and Testimony of Alex Nsengimana of Operation Christmas Child

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Paul closes out chapter 12 with an interesting line. "I will show you a still more excellent way". This begs the question, "way to what?" The answer lies in 12:7, here Paul reveals the reason that there are grace-gifts at all. They were given for the "common good", or for the proper Godly function of the body of Christ. These grace gifts are indispensable to our call to minister to one another and the world around us. However, there is a "more excellent way" to minister to one another and pursue this "common good." Agape Love. In Chapter 13, Paul will show us three things: the uselessness of using grace-gifts apart from love, the true definition of love, and why love is greater. For nothing builds up the family more than love.

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Learning and applying the Word of God is the most important element in our spiritual growth as individuals and as a church family.  That is why we constantly encourage all of us to have a daily quiet time in the Word and to join a Bible Study or Home Group where you can study the Word with your brothers and sisters.

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As we continue our series, The Church: A Gifted Family, it is my goal to introduce you to spiritual gifts and, with the aid of the Holy Spirit, convince you that you most certainly possess a spiritual gift.

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We are a family of spiritually gifted brothers and sisters who, as we serve according to our gifts, build up Grace Church to be Jesus’ loving presence in the world.

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The goal of this series on money is to help us run the race of life unencumbered by the weight and entanglements of materialism. Our calling is to love God with all that we are, to love one another as Christ has loved us and to help others become disciples of Jesus along with us. Our calling is to joyfully serve Jesus and one another through our spiritual gifts and the material resources God has entrusted to us.

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The Lord should receive our firstfruits, not our leftovers. If we truly intend to honor Him our giving should be first priority, not last. How should we give?  We are to give willingly and thoughtfully. We are to give in faith, trusting God to provide. We are to give proportionately.

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Key Truth: There is great freedom and contentment when we acknowledge God owns all things and when we trust His promise to provide.

Job understood he owned nothing; whatever he possessed had been given him by God. God, the Creator of all things, is the Owner of all things. More specifically, God created the material universe through Jesus.

We make a huge step forward spiritually when we, like Job and King David, embrace the fact that God owns everything and we own nothing. We make a huge step forward spiritually when we get our perspective aligned with reality that we are stewards of God’s resources.

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Commissioning of David and Cindy Gettis

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The fact of the matter is that money is an extremely important spiritual issue. The Bible has a lot to say about money. Of the 38 recorded parables of Jesus, 16 deal with money or possessions. In the Gospels, one out of ten verses (288 in all) deal directly with the subject of money. The Bible offers 500 verses on prayer, less than 500 on faith, but more than 2,000 verses on money and possessions.

Money is a critical spiritual issue because money is dangerous. Notice I didn't say money is evil. Electricity isn't evil but it is dangerous: I have a damaged pair of wire cutters that reminds me of this fact. Money, like electricity, is dangerous and must be handled carefully.

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