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Who Is Worthy?

Text: Revelation 5
Speaker: Josh Henson
Date: February 27, 2011

A sermon at our evening service by Josh Henson.

Don’t Grieve the Holy Spirit!

Text: Ephesians 4:30-32
Speaker: Curt Arend
Outline: PDF
Date: February 27, 2011

Many Christians today think that as long as they don’t engage in “big” sins, that they are not grieving the Holy Spirit. Paul gives many Ethical Exhortations in the last part of chapter 4, subtle ways that Christians can grieve the Spirit of God. Everything from white lies, to stealing, speaking rotten words, bitterness are to be put away from us. We must cultivate a compassionate forgiving spirit. Paul not only tells us what not to do, but tells us the proper Gospel motivation we are to have in our obedience to Him.

Paul’s Thanksgiving

Text: 1 Corinthians 1:4-9
Speaker: Aaron Todd
Date: February 20, 2011

An evening service sermon from Aaron Todd.

The Joy of Trials

Text: James 1:2-4
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: February 20, 2011

Last week I was parked in a friend’s driveway and had to move my car. It was very dark and as I back out into the street I heard a crunch!
I got out of my car and realized that I had hit another friend’s car. As I sulked back inside to find the owner of the newly dented car, I was trying to remember this text, “Consider it all joy my brethren when you encounter various trials…”. It was hard for me to feel happy. I was facing embarrassment, hassle and higher insurance rates. I had to talk to myself and apply today’s text.

That trial was minor compared to what some of you are going through. Some have dealt with life-threatening illnesses. Others have lost their jobs and even their homes. Some have had their hearts broken in relationships. James doesn’t say that we should enjoy trouble. Rather he encourages us to recognize God’s good purpose in our trouble. He is at work to build spiritual endurance so that we might grow into maturity. While we might be in love with our own comfort, God seeks our holiness. We should be thankful that He cares for us as a loving Father.

The Theology of James

Text: James
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Date: February 13, 2010

Some people (ignorantly) claim that James is a non-theological book. Since James was probably the first book written in the New Testament, how much theology could we know if James was the only book we had. Closer examination shows that James speaks to theology proper (including many of God’s attributes), Christology (including His deity), Pneumatology (the doctrine of the Holy Spirit), harmatology (the doctrine of sin), Soteriology (the doctrine of salvation – including regeneration), ecclesiology (the doctrine of the church), and eschatology (the doctrine of future things).

A Bondservant of God

Text: James 1:1
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: February 13, 2011

I am very excited to be starting an exposition of the book of James tomorrow.

James has been misunderstood by many including Luther who called it “a strawy epistle” because it didn’t have the explicit exposition of gospel doctrines which can be found in many of Paul’s writings.
Luther, however, didn’t seem to understand that James is built on the foundation of the gospel, expressing how we are to live out the implications of the work God began in us through the new birth.

James is also among the best loved books in the New Testament because of its intensely practical nature.

In our first message we will only cover one verse as we seek to determine who wrote this epistle, what we can know about the original recipients, and the major themes of the book of James.

I encourage you to read through the book of James before coming the church in the morning – which should take less than 15 minutes.

The Flood and the Ark

Text: Luke 17:22-33
Speaker: Andy McIntosh
Date: February 6, 2011

Andy McIntosh from Answers in Genesis speaks at our Sunday evening service.

The Parable of the Good Shepherd

Text: John 10:1-18
Speaker: Mike Kelley
Date: February 6, 2011

Tomorrow morning I will have the privilege of sharing God’s Word with you. The
text I have selected is from John 10:1-18. This is the account of the Parable
of the Good Shepherd. I have been very encouraged by the preparation and am
hopeful this text will bring comfort, discernment, and encouragement to all of
our souls.

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