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Psalm 27:1

Text: Psalm 27:1
Speaker: Michael Leister
Date: June 30, 2013

An evening service sermon from Michael Leister.

The Hope of Righteousness

Text: Galatians 5:2-5
Speaker: Brian Borgman
Date: June 30, 2013

Sunday morning message.

Testimony and Report from Nigeria

Text: Miscellaneous
Speaker: Mbanongon-Kurugh Antiev
Date: June 23, 2013

An evening service testimony and report from Pastor Mbanongon-Kurugh Antiev, Nigeria.

Jesus Gives Physical and Spiritual Sight to the Blind

Text: John 9:1-41
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: June 23, 2013

After Curt Arend preached about the healing of Blind Bartimaeus, last Sunday, I will be preaching about another healing of a blind man from John 9.

Read through John 9 and Mark 10:46-52. What are some differences between these two stories?

In both stories Jesus’ physical healing illustrates His work of giving spiritual sight. The story of the man born blind (in John 9) also exemplifies God’s good spiritual work through our physical trials and hardships. Finally, the hardness of the Jewish leaders illustrates the spiritual blindness of those who refuse to believe.

We look forward to our fellowship and worship together tomorrow.

ALSO, please plan to come back for the Sunday evening service. In addition to our usual blessed time of prayer and communion, we will have a special speaker. Pastor Antiev from Nigeria (a Westminster graduate) will be speaking about God’s faithfulness to him and his family when Muslim mobs burned down his house and church and sought to harm him and his family. Finally, I will be giving an extended report on our recent trip to the Philippines.

Poor Beggars Made Spiritually Wealthy

Text: Mark 10:46-52
Speaker: Curt Arend
Date: June 16, 2013

This message entitled “Poor Beggars Made Spiritually Wealthy” is from Mark 10:46-52.  It is the account of blind Bartameaus, a beggar who understood his desperate need for Christ.  In many ways, he is a model disciple in that he believed the Messianic promises and persistently and earnestly sought Jesus.  We will see that Jesus has time for those who cry out for mercy, and is concerned for our cares.

The blind man is a type of any who receive salvation.  We are not saved by good works but according to His mercy alone.  What a grand opportunity to gaze upon our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, and to revel in His righteousness imputed to unworthy sinners.

Peter’s Theology of Suffering: The What, How, and Why

Text: 1 Peter 4:1-5
Speaker: Daniel Svendsen
Date: June 9, 2013

An evening service sermon from Daniel Svendsen.

How to Have Joy and Peace

Text: Philippians 4:4-9
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: June 9, 2013

This Sunday we will be looking at Philippians 4:4-9 in which Paul tell us what we can do to maintain the joy and peace which God gives.

As I have been preparing for what I anticipate to be a very hard trip to the Philippines, I have struggled to maintain my own joy and peace.  I have been trying to apply the principles in this passage to actively rejoice, to show forbearance towards others, to pray with thanksgiving, to think about what is profitable and to put into practice what I know. While my efforts have been far from perfect, God has been very gracious.

The God of Sorrows

Text: Psalm 13
Speaker: Mike Seufert
Date: June 2, 2013

An evening service sermon from Mike Seufert.

Peace, Mercy, and Grace

Text: Galatians 6:16-18
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: June 2, 2013

Tomorrow, Lord willing, we will finish the book of Galatians in which Paul has defended the gospel of grace against those who would corrupt it by adding our works.

Paul uses the final section (v. 11-18) to summarize what he has written as he again draws out the contrast between the message and motives of the false teachers with his own message and motives. The false teachers are stuck in the past. With the coming of Christ a new age has dawned in which outward ceremonies such as circumcision no longer matter (v. 15).

Paul concludes with benedictions of peace, mercy and grace to those who follow in the way of the cross (v. 16,18). Paul bears the scars of his faithfulness to the gospel message (v. 17).

This passage also includes one of the most controversial expressions, not just in Galatians, but in the entire New Testament. Paul’s blessing is upon “The Israel of God.” Of whom is Paul speaking – the modern State of Israel? All of the Jewish people? Or is he speaking of believers under the New Covenant?

As we try to answer that question, we will be forced to remember that godly men and women who believe the Scriptures and are passionately committed to the gospel may differ on a the interpretation of a particular text. In such situations we should be both humble and gracious.

For Sunday morning please ready Galatians 6:11-18. For extra credit also read Ephesians 2:11-22 and Romans 11.

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