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The Loving Kindnesses of the LORD

Text: Psalm 107
Speaker: Hank Kampen
Date: April 27, 2014

An evening service sermon from Hank Kampen.


Jesus Calls a Fisherman to Catch Men

Text: Luke 5:1-11
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: April 27, 2014

I have greatly enjoyed studying Luke’s gospel.  Each week is like opening another of God’s good gifts to us as we come to better know our Savior.

Up until now Jesus has been working alone as he went through the cities of Galilee proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom.  In Luke 5, He begins the process of gathering His disciples who will share in His Kingdom work and then carry it on after He returns to the Father.

We also learn something of the type of person Jesus calls and uses.  He doesn’t go to Jerusalem to find the brightest young prospects among the learned Rabbis.  Instead, he chooses a fisherman.  Later he will select a tax-collector.  What these men will have in common is their humble response to Jesus and their willingness to leave everything to follow Him.

Before calling Simon Peter, Jesus works a miracle of filling his nets with fish, after he and his partners had spent a night without catching anything.  The miracle not only demonstrates Jesus’ authority over the creation, but also is a picture of that to which Peter is being called – to be a fisher of men.  In a few years, Peter will see (figuratively speaking) nets fully of men (Acts 2).

This passage is full of practical application to us today. We learn how one becomes a disciple of Jesus and what is expected of those who follow Him.  We also are reminded about how God sovereignly works in our lives through our efforts.


Luke 19:1-10

Text: Luke 19:1-10
Speaker: Rob Weaver
Date: April 20, 2014

An evening service sermon from Rob Weaver.


Proclaiming the Risen Christ to a Postmodern (and Post-Christian) Culture

Text: Acts 17:16-34
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: April 20, 2014

How thankful we are that our Savior willingly went to the cross to die for our sin and that on the third day He was raised for us.  As our society becomes more post-Christian, more and more of our neighbors are ignorant of what we celebrate, not just at Easter, but Every Sunday.

In Acts 17, the Apostle Paul faced the people of Athens, who like the people of our day, were ignorant of the One True God (Acts 17:23).  Paul then tells them about who God is, who we are and how we can through repentance from our sin and faith in the crucified and risen Christ be reconciled to God.

My hope is that as I preach this passage on Sunday:

  1. Those who are visiting who do not yet know the true God will learn what He is like so that they can turn to Him through Christ.
  2. Those of us who already love this message will be encouraged by hearing it again and equipped through Paul’s example to share it with others.

36 The Apostle Paul, Part 4 of 6: Paul at Mars Hill

Speaker: Joelee Chamberlain

35 The Apostle Paul, Part 3 of 6: Earthquake in a Philippian Prison!

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34 The Apostle Paul, Part 2 of 6: Trouble in the Mountains!

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33 The Apostle Paul, Part 1 of 6: From Persecutor to Believer!

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The Merciful Shepherd

Text: Psalm 28
Speaker: Manuel Carbonell
Date: April 13, 2014

An evening service sermon from Manuel Carbonell.


Hope in the Face of Evil

Text: Hosea 2:2-23
Speaker: Dan Svendsen
Date: April 13, 2014

Sunday morning sermon from Dan Svendsen.


Sanctification

Text: Colossians 3:5-11
Speaker: Mike Kelley
Date: April 6, 2014

An evening service sermon from Mike Kelley.


Jesus’ Authority and Mission

Text: Luke 4:31-44
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: April 6, 2014

Have you ever been in the presence of someone who possesses great authority and power?  It was my privilege, many years ago, to meet Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher (on separate occasions).  There was something different about these statesmen. Their presence seemed to fill the entire room and had an effect on everyone who was there.

What would it have been like to be in the presence of Jesus?  Up to this point in Luke’s gospel many great claims have been made about Him – that He is the Son of the Most High, the Davidic King, the Son of God, and the Messianic Deliverer.  In our passage (Luke 4:31-44), Jesus demonstrates that He has unique authority as He teaches with authority and authoritatively casts out demons and heals the sick.  His authoritative words and acts demonstrate that the Kingdom of God has arrived bringing deliverance to all who turn to Him.

Jesus’ Kingdom work goes on today.  Questions arise, however.  Should we expect to be in open conflict with demons?  Will Jesus heal all of our diseases?  What is the nature of Jesus’ work in our age?


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30 The Apostle Peter, Part 1 of 2: Peter in the Four Gospels

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