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Redeemed or Consumed

11/11/2018
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We must be refined! We must have our sin burned away by the refining fire of God's holy love and justice. We need to be made righteous and we cannot do this ourselves. This is why God made Jesus to be sin though he knew no sin so that we could be made righteous with His righteousness. God is both just and justifier! Praise God for the good news of Jesus Christ! He is our only hope!

Duration:00:47:21

White as Snow

11/4/2018
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We need a savior! We need to be delivered from our guilt. We need to be washed and cleansed from our sins. There is one way for us to be made new, made clean; and for God to be pleased with and delight in us. The Way, Truth and Life for us to be forgiven by God and to have our sins paid for is the life, death, resurrection, ascension and future return of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. God has made Jesus to be sin who knew no sin so that we might become the righteousness of God. Amen!

Duration:00:40:25

I Will Not Listen to Your Prayers

10/28/2018
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God commands obedience! He is God; and His ways are true, just, perfect, life giving. To disobey God is to do what is false, unjust, imperfect, deadly and destructive. It does not work to try to deceive God, others, or ourselves with a surface level religion, devotion, or lip service toward faith and belief in God. God is always able to look under the surface and fully expose the heart with His all-penetrating light. We must humble ourselves and be cleansed from the inside out and not...

Duration:00:39:54

Rebellious Children

10/21/2018
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It is an amazing truth that God is the absolute sovereign creator and redeemer. God makes everything. He makes each and every one of us. God makes for Himself a people. He starts them from an elderly couple and a barren womb. God then frees them from enslavement in Egypt and gives them a land, defeats their enemies, teaches them, guides them, yet most of them rebel and turn away from God living according to their sinful disobedient and prideful desires. Where is the humble gratitude? It...

Duration:00:47:09

Isaiah the Prophet of God

10/14/2018
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I am excited and hopeful as we begin our sermon series in the book of Isaiah. King Uzziah is a great example of the overall problems with much of Judah and Israel. When Uzziah feared God and sought the Lord, God made him prosper. Yet, when Uzziah was strong, and rather than remembering it was God who made him strong, he grew prideful and forgot his need for God. This brought about his destruction. It was the same for the people of Judah, the people of Israel, and for us. Let us seek God...

Duration:00:43:12

Love Incorruptible

10/7/2018
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The Church is the Body of Christ with Christ as its head. The Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ and The Father work through the church to encourage the hearts of believers. God fills us with His peace and our love is to be rooted and founded in faith in Jesus Christ. It is the love God has for us in Jesus Christ and the love we grow into as children of God that is love incorruptible. The love we have in Jesus Christ will never end, diminish, fade, or fail in any way. Praise God!

Duration:00:44:02

Alert Prayer

9/30/2018
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The best way to stay alert and persevere is to be in a constant communion and fellowship with God in prayer. It is in times of forgetting about, ignoring, and not taking God into consideration that we most find ourselves wounded and stumbling in sin and fear. The Spirit prays for us and groans on our behalf when we do not even know what to pray. The Spirit also empowers us and our continual prayer is that God will enable us to proclaim the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ in boldness...

Duration:00:48:08

The Sword of the Spirit

9/23/2018
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God's Word makes us alive! It is living and active and the Holy Spirit uses the word of God, the gospel, as it makes alive God's elect. Faith comes through hearing, understanding, believing in, trusting, and living out the word of God. God's word not only makes us alive to repent and believe in the substitutionary atonement of Jesus Christ, it also enable us to grow up into the likeness of Christ! It is only with this sword that we can do battle against all the deceitful schemes, deceptions,...

Duration:00:48:57

The Helmet of Salvation

9/16/2018
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Much of the battle we face in standing in the faith is waged within our thoughts. We must have transformed minds through the power of the Holy Spirit that enable us to continue to have our hope fixed in Christ no matter how difficult the circumstances. It is by holding fast to our hope in God's promises to us His children that we will have a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul enabling us stay fixed in Him no matter how strong the storms. Amen!

Duration:00:45:39

The Shield of Faith

9/9/2018
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Our three enemies: the devil, the fallen world systems, and our fallen flesh want us to doubt and call into question the goodness, holiness, justice, love, and truth of God. This is why we must stand with the shield of faith always before us; for it is only with a sure hope and conviction that we will be able to continue to stand against such a continual attack. In the midst of the fiery trials we continue to trust, believe and obey Jesus Christ knowing that He is our everything. Amen!

Duration:00:46:21

The Gospel of Peace

9/2/2018
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It is the knowing, believing, trusting, and having faith in the Good News of Salvation in Jesus Christ by God's grace that enables us to stand and walk into and through any circumstance and situation. It is knowing that God is for us and not against us because the work of Jesus Christ on our behalf on the Cross that enables us to understand Romans 8:31b-33 ...If God is for us, who can be against us? (32) He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with...

Duration:00:41:50

The Breastplate of Righteousness

8/26/2018
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Within our constant battle against sin, the fallen world and the Devil we must protect our hearts and emotions. This is only done through the power of the Holy Spirit. It is through walking in righteousness, by the grace of God in Jesus Christ, that our hearts and emotions are protected against the dagger thrust or arrows of temptations to immorality, pride, and disobedience to God. We are called to be holy as He is holy. Help us and guard us O Lord! Amen!

Duration:00:52:33

The Belt of Truth

8/19/2018
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We are in constant battle against sin within, the fallen world around us, and the Devil. We must have our tunics tucked firmly into our belts so we are not tripped up and fall. The tunic is our minds, thoughts, desires, passions, who we are -- and the only way we will be able to stand firm and advance against our enemies is having all of who we are firmly held together by the truth of Jesus Christ and His Word. Let us wrap every thought, word, and action in the Truth! Amen!

Duration:00:47:05

Stand Against the Devil

8/12/2018
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In every moment we are on the front lines, in the heat and intensity of battle. The Devil, the demonically inspired and influenced fallen world systems, and our fallen flesh/old-dead-nature are our enemies. We are to resist these enemies in the name of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit as we humble ourselves and draw near to God the Father our rock our fortress and our protection. God's word, the Bible equips us for this battle. Let us put on the armor of God, stand firm in the...

Duration:00:48:40

No Partiality with God

8/5/2018
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God shows no partiality. No matter how low you are, God can lift you up in His son Jesus Christ. No matter how high you are, God can bring you down and humble you in His Son Jesus Christ. This is why every believer, regardless of background, brokenness, political power, wealth, education, or social standing is first and foremost brother and sister, members of the body of Jesus Christ. We submit to one another as we all ultimately submit to Christ. Amen!

Duration:00:44:30

Serving Christ the Master

7/29/2018
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Every believer in Christ, at the core of their identity, is a slave of Jesus Christ. Jesus is a wonderful master, infinitely better than our former masters of sin and the Devil! A part of being a slave of Christ is picking up our cross, dying to our self and following Jesus. The more we become a slave to Christ the freer we become to everything and everyone else. This is why we can render service to anyone and do good to anyone regardless of their attitudes and treatment toward us. Vengeance...

Duration:00:49:42

Discipline not Provocation

7/22/2018
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God disciplines and instructs those whom he loves. Earthly fathers are to love their children enough to sacrifice themselves for the sake of not only their wives, but also their children so that their children will grow in the truth of God. God's word is to so permeate the words, actions, conversations and instructions of the father so that the truth of the one true Heavenly Father is always front and center so that everything focuses on glory to God! Their is no room for provoking to anger...

Duration:00:42:05

Honor and Life

7/15/2018
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Parents are to raise their children in the love, truth, word, and in obedience to God. Children are to learn, honor, respect, and obey their parents in all good and right things. Obeying parents is training for obeying God; disobedience and disrespect to parents is training in disobedience and disrespect for God. Jesus shows all of us children what it means to live out obedience to our heavenly Father. Even if our parents are godless and haters of God, we honor them in whatever ways we can...

Duration:00:36:42

The Mystery of Christ and the Church

7/8/2018
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A husband and wife are one flesh. This is a mystery and it is to help us better understand the mystery of how every believer, the church, is a part of the body, flesh, of Christ. This is part of the reason that marriage is "until death do us part." Just as the church can not be separated from Christ its head, a husband and wife are to be one flesh, the wife respecting her husband and the husband loving his wife. Let us pray that our marriages display the unity, love, tenderness,...

Duration:00:36:41