Sermons

A Simple Christmas – A Simple Birth (Luke 2:11)

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"IT'S A BOY!" screamed the excited message in large letters on a small birth announcement from new parents wanting to announce their good news. It's a natural thing to make known the birth of a child. God also let the world know his son had been born in a spectacular way. Good news should be…
Series: A Simple Christmas, Sermons

A Simple Christmas – A Simple Family (Matthew 1:18-25)

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If you could meet any person in the Christmas story, who would it be? In the shadow of main 'actors' like Mary, the Shepherds, Herod, and the Magi is a person that helps us see what it takes to love people without condition and trust God radically in the most difficult of circumstances. If we…
Series: A Simple Christmas

Clarifying Salvation: Glorification – I Will Be Raised In Power (1 Corinthians 15:12-58)

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The day we are glorified will be a day of great victory! On that day the last enemy, death, will be destroyed. When our bodies are raised from the dead we will experience complete victory over death that came as a result of the fall of Adam and Eve. Then our redemption will be complete!
Series: Clarifying Salvation

Clarifying Salvation: Perseverance – I Am Secure In Salvation (John 10:22-30)

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Can a Christian lose their salvation? Most believers experience a time of uncertainty about their salvation. Also, some unbelievers have more certainty than the Bible gives about the state of their souls. Let's get the clarity that God gives to this important question...what gives a believer genuine assurance of salvation? For the Sermon Note, please…
Series: Clarifying Salvation

Clarifying Salvation: Sanctification – Becoming More Like Christ (Romans 6:11-14)

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God's work of salvation is awesome! Forgiveness of sin and the ability to live God's Way is so freeing. Yet although we are free, the temptation of the world, the flesh, and the Devil abounds. Salvation changes my position (adopted by God!) but the rest of life is a battle in the process of becoming…
Series: Clarifying Salvation

Clarifying Salvation: Adoption – We Are Family (Ephesians 1:3-15)

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Every morning we look in the mirror and are all haunted by the same question: Who am I? It’s the vital question because who we are drives what we do, and it’s the core question our heart and soul wrestles with on a daily basis. The world tries to tell us who we are, we…
Series: Clarifying Salvation

Clarifying Salvation: Justification – God Declares Me Righteous (Romans 3:21-26)

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We feel guilty when we sin (and we all have sinned). So what happens to the guilt of our sin when God saves us? God makes a legal declaration concerning our relationship to God's laws, stating we are completely forgiven and no longer liable to punishment! It's an amazing outpouring of grace that does not…
Series: Clarifying Salvation

Clarifying Salvation: Conversion – Responding in Faith & Repentance (Luke 19:1-10)

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What is true repentance? What is saving faith? How do faith and repentance relate to conversion? Can I accept Jesus as Savior and not as Lord? A short, rich, thief's conversion helps us Clarify Salvation. Please click on the Link for the Sermon Note.
Series: Clarifying Salvation

Clarifying Salvation: Regeneration – I must be born again (John 2:23-3:10)

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Regeneration is the act in which God secretly and sovereignly imparts spiritual life to those who have been called. The gospel of John calls it being "born again"...which just seems weird. We need a second birth? How does that work? Let's get some clarity about how being "born from above" is part of salvation. Please…
Series: Clarifying Salvation

Clarifying Salvation: Calling – God Summons Me (Romans 8:28-30 & Matthew 11:25-30)

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There is great power in God's call to save you. It's firm and unyielding - more like a summons to appear in court. It's also gentle and easy - a call to rest after a long struggle. As we hear God's call to salvation, it gives hope that all things will work together for good.…
Series: Clarifying Salvation
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