Sermon Our sanctuary during the storms of life

Our sanctuary during the storms of life

When the storms of life rage, we have a safe house – a sanctuary – in the house of God. It is our safe haven because Christ is its cornerstone, the disciples its foundation and the kingdom of believers comprises the rest. It is NOT built on the wisdom of man but built on God’s …

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Sermon John the Baptist Prepares the Way of the Lord

John the Baptist Prepares the Way of the Lord

John the Baptist prepares the way for Christ. But why is that significant? John is our witness. Why do we need a witness? Because we do not put our faith in faith. We put our faith in the Word of God. Some believe that if they just “believe hard enough” or “have more faith” than …

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Sermon Your King Comes Unto You Lowly, and Riding Upon a Donkey

Your King Comes Unto You Lowly, and Riding Upon a Donkey

Wait. Is it Advent or Palm Sunday? It may seem odd at first that the sermon text for the first Sunday in Advent is from Palm Sunday. But upon further reflection, it all ties together nicely. How so? In both Advent and Palm Sunday, we see Christ’s arrival. The King is making His entry and …

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Sermon The Final Judgment

The Final Judgment

“Come, Lord Jesus, come” With faith in our Lord, we do not fear the Last Day. Rather, we pray for it to come. Why? Pastors sums it up nicely in this sermon as he covers the difference between “inherit” and “depart”. On the Last Day, we receive our inheritance. Not an earthly one of riches. …

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Sermon Prepared for the Day of the Lord

Prepared for the Day of the Lord

Zephaniah prophesied that the day of the Lord is near. Amos warned us to be prepared. Jesus tells us to keep watch. Jesus also told us that no one knows the day nor hour because it doesn’t matter when it happens. We know that it will and that we need to be prepared. How do we …

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Sermon The Day of the Lord

The Day of the Lord

Amos may be one of the lesser-known prophets but the message he carried is just as relevant today as it was 2,500 years ago. He warned the people of Israel to wake up! They had a sense of false security because they were enjoying a time of prosperity. Yet, they had become morally corrupt. They …

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Sermon Abide in Righteousness

Abide in Righteousness

Reformation Observed As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we recall how Martin Luther pointed out the sin that had corrupted the church. Luther’s focus was on the righteousness of God through faith in Christ Jesus. No indulgence sold by the church could replace the work of Christ. Anything in addition to faith …

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Sermon Two Kingdoms

Two Kingdoms

“Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s”. This was Christ’s answer when the Pharisees asked if it was lawful to pay taxes. His response is clear and concise. He leaves no room for doubt to give uphold both our civic and spiritual responsibilities. But of course, …

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Sermon God is faithful

God is faithful

In the hopelessness of those days, God sent Isaiah with words of good cheer to the Israelites as they were in captivity. It’s important to note the difference of the Mounts and where Isaiah shares the message of God. Sinai is where the Law was given but Zion is where death is destroyed. From verse …

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Sermon The Patience & Faithfulness of the Lord

The Patience & Faithfulness of the Lord

Do you ever grow impatient? Of course! We get stuck in traffic, or annoyed by a loved one’s habits or frustrated with a slow co-worker. But our incredibly patient Lord shows us over and over His amazing faithfulness to us. We are flawed and sin daily but with this parable, Pastor illustrates how Christ is …

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