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A Cornerstone Chosen and Precious

Text: 1Peter 2:9-10
Speaker: Josh Henson
Date: March 31, 2013

An evening service sermon from Josh Henson.


Jesus Defeats Death

Text: John 11:28-57
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: March 31, 2013

As we saw last week in the death of Lazarus, the brother of Martha and Mary, death is a great enemy which visits every family (John 11:1-24).  When speaking with Martha, Jesus makes the claim to be the conqueror of death“I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die.” (John 11:25-26).

In this Sunday’s message we shall see how Jesus proves His claim by raising Lazarus from the dead (John 11:28-44).  In our passage we also see Jesus’ sympathetic humanity in the shortest verse in the New Testament: “Jesus wept.” (John 11:35); and we see His deity as He speaks and the man who had been in the tomb for four days lives.

Just as David, the anointed one of God, went forth into battle to conquer Goliath, an enemy against whom his fearful people were helpless and afraid; Jesus has come into the world to conquer death on behalf of God’s helpless and fearful people (Hebrews 2:14-15).

In spite of the undeniable miracle or resurrection which has taken place some refuse to believe (John 11:47-53).  May God open the eyes of many to submit themselves to our Lord Jesus Christ.


Psalm 47

Text: Psalm 47
Speaker: Greg Enright
Date: March 24, 2013

An evening service sermon from Greg Enright.


The Resurrection and the Life

Text: John 11:1-27
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: March 24, 2013

While we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ every Lord’s Day, for many next Sunday (Easter) is an important remembrance of the resurrection.  I plan to spend this Sunday and next preaching through John 11 in which Jesus declares that He is the resurrection and the life and then raises Lazarus from the dead.

In addition to building our faith in the person and work of Christ, these verses speak to us concerning God’s purposes in our hardship.  Mary and Martha watched their dear brother die as they wondered why the Lord Jesus did not come to heal him.  God had a purpose in their trial, just as He has reasons for the trials we face.  Jesus also was facing a great trial, as he drew near to the ordeal of the cross.  He was determined to submit to the Father’s will for the Father’s glory.

Jesus also offers words of comfort for those who face death.  He is the resurrection and the life.  Those who believe in Him have been given everlasting spiritual life and will one day be raised in glory because of Jesus’ work on our behalf.  Do you believe this?


How Can I Know?

Text: 1John 1:1-4
Speaker: Brian Onstead
Date: March 17, 2013

An evening service sermon from Brian Onstead.


The Fruit of the Holy Spirit

Text: Galatians 5:22-23
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: March 17, 2013

Last week we spoke about the deeds of the flesh which was an unpleasant reminder of what we were apart from Christ.  The best thing about studying such a list is being thankful for how God has redeemed us from slavery to such sin.  This week we get to delight in the fruit of the Holy Spirit which is the Christlike character the Holy Spirit produces in believers

While the deeds of the flesh are plural, the fruit of the Holy Spirit is singular.  We will both examine the individual aspects of the fruit of the Holy Spirit the way you might look upon the various facets of a perfect diamond.  We will also speak of how we can cultivate this fruit in our lives and in the lives of others.


Worship

Text: Genesis 22
Speaker: Audris Sinkevicius
Date: March 10, 2013

An evening service sermon from Audris Sinkevicius.


The Destructive Deeds of the Flesh

Text: Galatians 5:19-21
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: March 10, 2013

In Galatians 5:19-21 Paul tells us of the destructive deeds produced by the desires of the flesh in its battle against the desires of the Spirit within us.  What we do outwardly is the result of what we are inwardly. Thanks be to God that in Christ we have crucified the deeds of the flesh and we are crucifying the deeds of the flesh.


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Speaker: Joelee Chamberlain

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Suffering Calamities

Text: Job 1:20-22
Speaker: Chris Fales
Date: March 3, 2013

An evening service sermon from Chris Fales.


The War Within

Text: Galatians 5:16-18
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: March 3, 2013

Last week we reached a turning point in Galatians in which Paul shifts his concern from guarding us against legalism to encouraging us to live in light of God’s grace to us by serving one another in love (Galatians 5:13-15).

This leads to the question: How can we overcome the powerful desires of our flesh, including selfishness and pride, so that we can bear fruit for God which reflects the character of Christ?  We need help!

Thankfully, we have been given a Helper, the Holy Spirit, Who indwells us and gives us a renewed nature.  Because the flesh remains, a battle rages in our hearts, but as we walk by the Spirit the flesh is subdued and we are able to bear fruit for God.

I am very excited that we will be considering the work of the Holy Spirit in some detail over the next few weeks as we cover Galatians 5:16-26.  We need to know more of the Spirit’s work in our lives!

This week we will focus on verses 16-18 which will address questions including:

  • What does it mean to walk in the Spirit?
  • How can we know if we are being led by the Holy Spirit? Should we expect to feel something?
  • How in practical terms does the Holy Spirit help us to prevail in spiritual warfare?

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