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Absence Makes The Heart Grow Colder? 1 Thessalonians 2:9-12

9/9/2019
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Paul wanted to make sure the Christians in Thessalonica didn't grow colder to him because of his absence, so he reminded them of some things. What do we need to remember while we wait for Jesus to return so our hearts can grow warmer?

Duration:00:28:25

HPFJ (Part 4): Steadily

9/9/2019
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Helping people follow Jesus takes time. It's a slow process for people to move from where they are to be completely like Jesus and helping others follow Him. So what do we need to get through this slowness? Pastor Jacob shares here.

Duration:00:31:15

How To Help People Follow Jesus (Part 3): Share Your Life

8/26/2019
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The mission of every follower of Jesus is to help others follow Jesus. How are we to do this? Part of the answer is to share our lives with others.

Duration:00:32:30

How To Help People Follow Jesus (Part 2): Share God's Word

8/20/2019
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If we want to help people follow Jesus, we won't just ask the Holy Spirit to work in hearts, we'll also share God's Word with them. This is part 2 of a 4 parts on "How to help people follow Jesus."

Duration:00:35:55

How To Help People Follow Jesus (Part 1): Prayerfully Depend On The Holy Spirit

8/19/2019
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Followers of Jesus know we're supposed to help others follow Jesus, but we often don't know how to do that. God's Word shows us how, though. We aim to help people follow Jesus by prayerfully depending on the Holy Spirit to change people as we share God's Word and our lives with them over time. This sermon focuses on the first phrase: "prayerfully depending on the Holy Spirit to change people . . ."

Duration:00:32:03

What Does It Mean To Help People Follow Jesus?

8/6/2019
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Every follower of Jesus has been given a command to make disciples. But what does that mean exactly? And how do we get over the fear of doing that? It can feel like skydiving.

Duration:00:45:17

The Messenger's Motive (Part 2)

7/29/2019
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Paul continued to remind his readers of he and his friends' actions when in Thessalonica. He wanted them to have confidence in him so they would in turn have confidence in the message of the gospel itself.

Duration:00:26:53

The Handbell For The Town Crier--1 Thessalonians 1:8-10

7/15/2019
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Can we really make a difference in the world? If so, how? Paul told the Thessalonians that their story spread everywhere. But what was their story? And can God use our lives to make a difference like that? Listen for God's voice from 1 Thessalonians 1:8-10 as Pastor Jacob Riggs preaches.

Duration:00:32:01

Rest Assured: 3 Marks That Bring Constant Thanks To God--1 Thessalonians 1:2-3

7/15/2019
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There are marks of a Christian that show someone belongs to another world--heaven itself. When someone shows these marks, it brings great thanks to God from those who observe them. Listen for God's Word in 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3 as Pastor Jacob preaches.

Duration:00:32:00

Preparing For The Return Of The King--1 Thessalonians 1:1

6/24/2019
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What comes into your heart and mind when you think about the reality Jesus is going to return to earth? In this sermon, Pastor Jacob encourages us to prepare for the return of Jesus by sharing the major themes from the book of 1 Thessalonians. For a pdf of the sermon, click here: https://bit.ly/2x97dVl

Duration:00:30:22

What Should We Do Now Before The End Of All Things--Revelation 7

4/30/2019
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Where is history headed? What should we be doing as we wait for the culmination of that day? This sermon is from Revelation 7. Read a pdf of this sermon here: https://bit.ly/2WYARqQ

Duration:00:26:42

Sorrow To Unstealable Joy--John 16:16-22

4/23/2019
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When the disciples of Jesus understood He was going to die, it brought great sorrow in their hearts. But Jesus promised their sorrow would turn into joy when they saw Him after His resurrection. This is a promise for us as well that when we see Him, all our sorrow will also turn to joy--all because of His power in the resurrection.

Duration:00:28:10

You Shall Not Bear False Witness--Exodus 20:16

4/12/2019
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The 9th commandment is about "bearing false witness." What did this mean? Is it just about lying? And how can the gospel of Jesus give us new desires to keep this commandment?

Duration:00:38:24

You Shall Not Steal--Exodus 20:15

4/12/2019
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Stealing is obviously wrong, and everyone agrees with it. But everyone also does it whether we realize it or not. The biggest question is, "How can we go from just not taking something that belongs to another and instead give what we have to those who need it?"

Duration:00:31:22

You Shall Not Commit Adultery

3/26/2019
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Adultery is so obviously wrong to almost everyone that we could miss the full implications of this commandment to us if we haven't technically cheated on our spouse. But Jesus shows us in Matthew 5 that the heart of an adulterer is the same heart as someone who lusts after another. But in the gospel there's not just forgiveness for our breaking of this commandment, but new desire to obey it.

Duration:00:37:20

You Shall Not Murder--Exodus 20:13

3/12/2019
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Not murdering is the one commandment most of us are fairly confident we don't break. But Jesus sheds light on this commandment that leaves us all, once again, guilty. But, there's good news.

Duration:00:39:12

Honor Your Father and Mother

3/5/2019
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"Honor your father and your mother" is a commandment that looks different for different people. A teenager at home is called to honor their parents in a different way than a 60 year old should honor his mother in a nursing home. Most importantly, this sermon shares how the gospel is the true motivator for honoring our parents even if they've been less than honorable to us.

Duration:00:37:09

Remember the Sabbath Day

2/26/2019
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People are stressed, and God's people are no different. Thankfully, God has modeled and designed a way for His people to recuperate--by devoting one day to rest and worship. The fourth commandment is "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy." May God bless His Word as you listen.

Duration:00:42:52

Whats In A Name

2/19/2019
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This sermon focuses on the third commandment from God for His people--"You shall not take my name in vain." The surprising thing about this commandment is it goes well beyond simply not using profanity in speech. Pastor Jacob Riggs shares.

Duration:00:29:55

Don't Mistake God's Identity--Exodus 20:4-6

2/12/2019
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Kevin DeYoung said: "The first commandment is about worshiping the right God. The second commandment is about worshiping God in the right way." In what ways do we make a false representation of God in our worship? And how can we truly know what God is like in order to worship Him like He desires?

Duration:00:29:51