Posts in Sermons
Philippians 2:12-18 || Rejoice and Be Glad with Me

Rejoice - A Study of Philippians | How are we to understand what Paul says here in vs 12; ‘work out your own salvation with fear and trembling’? The key is to ensure this command is placed within the proper context and order of the whole letter of Philippians. Prior to and after this verse, Paul repeatedly makes clear that salvation is begun and completed by God, through the finished works of Christ. But we, children of God, are to shine as lights in this dark world, and therefore, we have a responsibility to actively pursue holiness in our lives.

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John 15:12 || Last Words

“Ten Words” Sermon Series || As we wrap up our Ten Words series we turn to the New Testament. The night before Jesus was crucified, during the last supper with His disciples, He declares a new commandment; to love one another as He has loved us. In this sermon we look at how this command summarizes the 10 commandments, and we look at how Christ fulfilled this command and how He is our example to follow.

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2 Corinthians 3:6-11, 17-18

2 Corinthians 3-4 (Unveiled) Series || As seen in these verses, the Corinthians were giving in to the temptation to turn to the law of Moses as their savior. As 21st century Americans, it can be hard for us to relate to this temptation. But though we may not be tempted to run back to the law of Moses, we too have functional saviors we are tempted to turn to. In this sermon, we address 4 common saviors we all are tempted to run to, and we look at Paul's words about how the New Covenant is far superior than the Old Covenant.

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Exodus 35-39 || He Delights in Obedience

Exodus (The God Who Renews) Series || In Exodus 35-39 we see the Israelites doing God honoring work, and we are reminded that Israel’s work didn’t end at the moment of their salvation from Egypt. Rather than working for Pharaoh, Israel now works for God. In these 5 chapters we see 4 answers to the question ‘How do we approach work in a way that delights the Lord?’

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Exodus 32 || He Made Us to Worship

Exodus (The God Who Renews) Series || In Exodus 32 Moses hasn't returned and the Israelites get scared. So the obvious thing to do is make a golden statue of a cow and worship it. Wait, what!? How did the Israelites reach a point where they were convinced this was the right thing to do? Psalm 106 tells us it's because 'they forgot God'. This chapter should serve as a warning to us of what will happen when we forget God and direct our worship towards other things.

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Exodus 1:1-7 || Sojourner & Servants ​

Exodus (The God Who Rescues) Series || Israel's exodus from Egypt is one of the most well-known stories of the Old Testament. We tend to remember many of the fascinating details (like the burning bush or the powerful plagues), but the book's main focus is how the Lord revealed Himself as the God who rescues His people. In this first message we begin our study of Exodus by looking back to Genesis and God's promise, plan, and providence.

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1 Thessalonians 4:17-18 || Encourage One Another

One Another (The Path of Biblical Community) Series || In 1 Thessalonians 4:17-18 Paul reminds believers we are to encourage one another. In this sermon we study what it means to encourage by looking at a man in the Bible who was so known for being an encourager that he was given a nickname that reflected this. As we look at his life we see several ways we can encourage one other. And most importantly, are reminded that our encouragement needs to be grounded in biblical truth and principles.

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Galatians 6:1-2 || Restore One Another

One Another (The Path of Biblical Community) Series || When we bear one another's burdens we fulfill the law of Christ. So what does it look like to bear each other's burdens? In Galatians 6:1-2 we see that one way we do this is by restoring each other when we are caught in sin. In this sermon we look at the what and the how of restoring one another.

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1 Thessalonians 5:14-15 || Do Good to One Another

One Another (The Path of Biblical Community) Series || 1 Thessalonians 5:13 calls us to be at peace among each other and then in verse 15 we are called to do good to one another. In between both of these calls, Paul gives us a strategy on how to live them out. In this sermon we look at this strategy and how it shapes our relationship with others.

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Romans 14-15:13 || Accept One Another

One Another (The Path of Biblical Community) Series || God's design is for His people to live in biblical community together. But that means we have to do life together and interact with each other, which means we're inevitably going to find ourselves in moments where we don't agree with each other. So what do we do when a bunch of diverse people, from diverse backgrounds, with diverse opinions gather together and don’t see eye to eye on everything all the time? Paul answers that question for us in Romans 14 and 15 by calling us to accept one another.

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Ephesians 4:32 || Forgive One Another

One Another (The Path of Biblical Community) Series || What does the word forgive mean to you? In today's sermon we look at forgiveness and what is needed to fulfill the call to forgive one another. We contrast verse 31, which shows examples of our natural response rooted in our self, with verse 32, which shows how we should respond if we are rooted in Christ.

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Hebrews 10:24-25 || Stir Up On Another

One Another (The Path of Biblical Community) Series || We are constantly tempted to approach biblical community as consumers; 'how can I be fed and have my needs met?' But that's not how God designed it. God's design for biblical community is much different and much better, and we see His design for it in Hebrews 10:24-25 where we are called to 'stir up one another'. In this sermon, we look at the 'what', 'how', and 'why' of this challenge.

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Galatians 5:25-26 || Do Not Envy One Another

One Another (The Path of Biblical Community) Series || Galatians 5:25-26 reminds us that pride and envy go hand in hand. Pride says 'I'm greater than others', and envy says 'therefore I'm more deserving of the things other people have'. But we're also reminded in this chapter that these sins aren't just secret internal sins. If we allow pride and envy to creep into our lives it will lead to biting and devouring one another, which will destroy unity. We must protect against these taking root in our lives by keeping in step with the Spirit.

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James 5:16 || Pray For One Another

One Another (The Path of Biblical Community) Series || This sermon is the intro to our "One Another" series in which we focus on 12 of the "One Another" commands in the New Testament. By pursuing and fulfilling these commands we partake in and enjoy real community, and also demonstrate to the world that we are united together in Christ. In this first sermon we focus on the call to pray for one another.

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Colossians 4:7-18 || Grace Be With You

Lord of All (A Study of Colossians) Series || As we close out our series on Colossians we take a look at Paul's Final Greetings. During these closing words we see examples of how God used individuals within the church to remember, remind, and encourage each other. And it serves as a reminder and encouragement to us that we are new creations in Christ, and our gifts and talents, though different, are used by God to advance and serve His Church.

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Colossians 4:2-6 || A Call to Reach

Lord of All (A Study of Colossians) Series || Charles Spurgeon once issued a warning for us not to place the food high in the trees to feed the giraffes when we are called to feed Jesus' sheep. We need to communicate the Gospel to people in an intelligible manner so that it might resonate with them, which means we must meet people where they are. Colossians 4:2-6 illustrates this point, as well as 4 others, that impact how we ought to think about and approach evangelism.

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Colossians 3:22-4:1 || Christ-Centered Work

Lord of All (A Study of Colossians) Series || As we come to the conclusion of the household code section, Paul turns his attention to masters and slaves and their work (Colossians 3:22-4:1). In this sermon we are reminded the importance of context and why we must first view these verses through the lens of 1st century Rome (rather than viewing it through 19th or 21st century America). And ultimately view it through the lens of the Son of Man; who came not to be served, but to serve.

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Colossians 3:20-21 || Christ-Centered Home

Lord of All (A Study of Colossians) Series || As we continue through the section of household code, Paul outlines what is needed not simply for a well-ordered home, but for a Christ-centered home. A Christ-centered home is one of balance, and we see vs. 20-21 of chapter 3 aim at addressing both children and parents. As NT Wright said regarding these verses, 'Children need discipline; so do parents.' A Christ-centered home is one where Jesus reigns as Lord over the home.

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