God is Really Among You

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This sermon was recorded on 4/15/2018

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God Is Really Among You                                    1 Cor. 14:22-25

Paul illustrates the superiority of prophesy over tongues by using the illustration of a worship service.

Supplemental Scriptures

1 Peter 5:5-7    5 All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because,“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. NIV

Rom 8:29     29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. NIV

Phil 1:6      6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. NIV

Matt 13:14-16    14 In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah:“‘You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving. 15 For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.’ 16 But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. NIV

Ps 42:1-2   1 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.  When can I go and meet with God? NIV

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Infants and Adults

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Unfortunately we are still working out our process for video recording so we were again unable to record a video this week.  We are making our way through the learning curve and hope to have things working by next week (as I stated earlier, this is a work in progress).

This sermon was recorded on 4/8/2018

Infants and Adults  1 Cor. 14:19-22

Paul admonishes the Corinthians that they are thinking like children (because they have fallen back into worldly thinking) instead of like adults (those who have the Holy Spirit and can understand God’s Absolute truth.

Supplemental Scriptures

Eph 4:14      14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. NIV

Isa 28:11-13    11 Very well then, with foreign lips and strange tongues God will speak to this people, 12 to whom he said,”This is the resting place, let the weary rest”;and, “This is the place of repose” — but they would not listen. 13 So then, the word of the Lord to them will become:Do and do, do and do,rule on rule, rule on rule;a little here, a little there — so that they will go and fall backward,be injured and snared and captured. NIV

1 Cor 2:15-16   15 The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man’s judgment: 16 “For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ. NIV

Eph 4:11-13     11 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12 to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. NIV

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What Exactly Happened at the Cross?

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This sermon was recorded on 4/1/2018

What Exactly Happened at the Cross? Romans 8:3-4

Christ accomplished much more on the cross than we are generally taught.  We take a look at all that He did for us.

Supplemental Scriptures

1 John 3:4   4 Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness. NIV

Heb 9:25-28    25 Nor did he enter heaven to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood that is not his own. 26 Then Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But now he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, 28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. NIV

Matt 5:17    17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. NIV

John 14:20    20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. NIV

Eph 1:13    13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, NIV

Eph 2:8-10     For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. NIV

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Why a Triumphal Entry?

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This sermon was recorded on 3/25/2018

Why a Triumphal Entry John 12:12-16

What was the purpose of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem?  

Supplemental Scriptures

Daniel 9:25-26     5 “Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘sevens,’ and sixty-two ‘sevens.’ It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble. 26 After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed. NIV

Matthew 21:42-43      42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: “‘The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes’? 43 “Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit. NIV

Psalm 146:3-4     3 Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save. 4 When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing. NIV

Psalm 118:26    26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. From the house of the Lord we bless you. NIV

Zechariah 9:9    9 Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. NIV

Matthew 21:6-7    6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt, placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them. NIV

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Ultimate Worship

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This sermon was recorded on 3/18/2018

Love is Eternal Cor. 14:13-19

Paul continues with his discussion of tongues by proving how prophecy is more edifying and beneficial to the church than tongues.  Tongues edifies the individual whereas prophecy edifies the entire body. 

Supplemental Scriptures

Gen 2:7    7 the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. NIV

Rom 8:6     16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. NIV

Psalm 146:3-4     3 Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save. 4 When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing. NIV

John 4:23-24    23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.” NIV

1 Samuel 15:22   22 But Samuel replied:
Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the Lord?  To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.  NIV

2 John 6   6 And this is love:  that we walk in obedience to His commands.  As you have heard from the beginning,  His command is that you walk in love.  NIV

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Tongues and Prophecy

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This sermon was recorded on 3/11/2018

Love is Eternal Cor. 14:1-12

Chapter 14 discusses the merits of two spiritual gifts: tongues and prophecy because the Corinthians were enamored with the gift of tongues. 

Supplemental Scriptures

1 Cor 12:11    11  All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines.  NIV

Acts 2:4, 11      4  All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.  11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism);  Cretans and Arabs – we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!”  NIV

Acts 10:44-46  44  While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message.  45  The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles.  46  For they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God.   NIV

1 Corinthians 14:22     22  Tongues, then, are a sign, not for believers but for unbelievers; prophecy, however, is for believers, not for unbelievers.   NIV

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Love is Eternal

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This sermon was recorded on 3/4/2018

Love is Eternal Cor. 13:8-13

We come to the close of this chapter on love.  As Paul ends this subject he reminds the Corinthians that everything in this physical reality, including spiritual gifts,  is temporary.  Only love is eternal.

Supplemental Scriptures

1 Cor 13:8    8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. ESV

Rom 11:33      33 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable his judgments,
and his paths beyond tracing out! NIV

Matt 5:48   48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. NIV

Phil 3:20-21     20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. NIV

John 13:34-35       34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” NIV

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Trust, Hope and Perseverance

Note:  I am sorry it took so long to get Feb. 25th’s sermon online.  I had shoulder surgery on the 26th and this is my first return to the office.  Also you will receive 2 sermons this week as I will also upload yesterday’s sermon as well.

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This sermon was recorded on 2/25/2018

Trust, Hope and Perseverance  Cor. 13:4-7

We continue to study a comprehensive definition of love.  With this sermon we come to the end of this comprehensive definition of love.  We end with the fact that God’s love always trusts, always hopes and always perseveres. 

Supplemental Scriptures

1 Cor 13:7   7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. ESV

Galatians 6:1      1 Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently.  But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.   NIV

Romans 11:13-14    13   I am talking to you Gentiles.  Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles, I make  much of my ministry 14 in the hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to envy and save some of them.   NIV

John 17:14   14  I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world.  NIV

Job 1:20-22     20  At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head.  Then he fell to the ground in worship 21  and said:  “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart.  The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.”  22  In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.  NIV

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Love Always Protects

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This sermon was recorded on 2/4/2018

Love Always Protects  Cor. 13:4-7

We continue to study a comprehensive definition of love. We delve into what it means for love to protect.

Supplemental Scriptures

2 Peter 3:14   14 So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him. NIV

1 Cor 13:7   7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. ESV

Isa 66:2b      “This is the one I esteem:
he who is humble and contrite in spirit,
and trembles at my word. NIV

John 8:7   7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” NIV

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Evil Versus Truth

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This sermon was recorded on 1/28/2018

Evil Versus Truth  Cor. 13:4-7

We continue to study a comprehensive definition of love.  Paul explains to us that love never delights in evil but always rejoices with truth.

Supplemental Scriptures

Gal 6:1                                                                                                          1 Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. NIV

Heb. 4:12                                                                  12 For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. NIV

2 John 9-11                                                                                             9 Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take him into your house or welcome him. 11 Anyone who welcomes him shares in his wicked work. NIV

Acts 20:30                                                                                             30 Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. NIV

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