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The Goodness and Severity of God

Text: Numbers 12
Speaker: Hank Kampen
Date: July 28, 2013

An evening service sermon from Hank Kampen.

The Good Shepherd

Text: John 10: 11-21
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: July 28, 2013

We continue our short series through John 10 in which Jesus portrays Himself as the Good Shepherd Who lays down His life for His sheep.  This passage (John 10: 11-21) has important theological implications – for whom did Christ die?  Did He accomplish all that He intended according to the Father’s will? (yes!)  This passage also gives us great comfort in that we can never doubt God’s care for us because He did not spare His own Son but delivered Him up for us all (Romans 8:11ff).

Living in the Light of the End

Text: 1 Peter 4:7-9
Speaker: Greg Enright
Date: July 21, 2013

An evening service sermon from Greg Enright.

A Tale of Two Sons

Text: Luke 15:11-32
Speaker: Matt Leighton
Date: July 21, 2013

Sunday morning message.

Gospel and Government

Text: 1 Timothy 2:1-4
Speaker: Brian Onstead
Date: July 14, 2013

An evening service sermon from Brian Onstead.

The True Shepherd

Text: John 10:1-10
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: July 14, 2013

John 10 is one of the most beloved passages in all of Scripture as Jesus declares that He is the Good Shepherd Who lays down His life for His sheep.  This chapter is full of rich theology – the unity of the Trinity in salvation, divine election, particular redemption, irresistible grace, the perseverance of the saints, and the oneness of the people of God (10:15,27-29,16).  This chapter also speaks to our hearts as we are reminded that we are Jesus’ beloved sheep and that because our salvation rests in His faithfulness we are secure.

This passage is closely tied to the preceding account (in John 9) of the man born blind.  The Pharisees, who are false shepherds, abused the healed man (sheep) and cast him out of their flock (9:13-34 10:10a).  Jesus is the Good Shepherd Who cares for the lost hurting sheep (9:35-38 10:10b).  Jesus divides the true sheep (and shepherds) from the false (10:3,6,20,26).

This passage also alludes to the Old Testament in which God is portrayed as the Shepherd of His people Israel (Isa. 40:11  Psa. 23:1ff 80:1 95:7) and the human leaders of Israel serve as shepherds (Ps. 77:20 78:70-72  2 Sam. 5:2).  The Old Testament denounces false shepherds who are like the Pharisees (Ezek. 34:1-10  Jer. 23:1-2) and promises that God Himself will come through the Messiah Who will gather His flock (Ezek. 34:11ff Jer. 23:3-6).  In John 10, Jesus is declaring that He is the long awaited Shepherd for God’s wandering sheep.  In our passage this week Jesus contrasts Himself as the true shepherd of God’s people with the false shepherds who are thieves and robbers.

You will notice that there are many figures of speech, including Jesus’ statement that He is the door of the sheep (v. 7).  How are we to understand these overlapping metaphors?

Judgment and Salvation for Spiritual Harlots

Text: Hosea 1:1-2:1
Speaker: Darrin Smith
Date: July 7, 2013

An evening service sermon form Darrin Smith.

Do Not Love the World

Text: 1 John 2:15-17
Speaker: Ryan Wentzel
Date: July 7, 2013

Sunday morning message.

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