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Bear Much Fruit to Glorify God

Text: John 15:7-11
Speaker: Tom Maxham
Date: August 31, 2014

An evening service sermon from Tom Maxham.


Hard Tests of Genuine Discipleship

Text: Luke 6:43-49
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: August 31, 2014

Jesus’ Sermon on the Plain is very hard hitting – calling us to reject the world’s bankrupt values of treasure, pleasure and popularity (6:20-26), challenging us to love our enemies and to do good for those who hate us (6:27-36) and demanding that we replace judgment and condemnation with forgiveness and grace (6:37-42).

Jesus concludes the sermon by declaring that those who are truly His disciples will do what He says (6:43-49).  Jesus is not saying that we enter His kingdom through obedience. But He is saying that those who have entered by faith have a new nature and bear good fruit.


Being Out of God’s Will Won’t Thwart It

Text: Esther 1, 2
Speaker: Mike Kelley
Date: August 24, 2014

An evening service sermon from Mike Kelley.


Who are You to Judge?

Text: Luke 6:37-42
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: August 24, 2014

Probably the best known and loved Bible verse among Christians is John 3:16 which is a wonderful summary of God’s love for us in Christ.  Perhaps the best known and loved verse among non-Christians is Luke 7:37, “Do not judge and you will not be judged.”  Jesus is not, however, saying that we should never make a moral evaluation. Rather He is talking about a harsh judgmentalism into which it is easy for us to fall. Calvin warns, “This vice is attended by some strange enjoyment. For there is hardly any person who is not tickled with the desire of inquiring into other people’s faults”.

Jesus calls us to replace an attitude of condemnation with forgiveness and grace.  He also shows how we need to choose teachers and leaders who will guide us according to God’s mercy and love.


Overcoming Anger with Grace, Part II

Text: Ephesians 4:17-32
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Date: August 17, 2014

An evening service service sermon from Jim Newheiser that is a continuation of his sermon this morning.


Overcoming Anger with Grace

Text: Various
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: August 17, 2014

Last week we were challenged by Jesus’ call from Luke 6 for us to love our enemies and to do good for those who hate us.  This week I teach a related topical message on how we can, through the Word of God, deal with anger in our own hearts.  Psychologists teach “anger management” the goal of which is to help someone suppress or redirect anger so that others aren’t hurt.  God’s Word teaches how the gospel of Jesus Christ can put out the fires of anger in our hearts so that we can actually lovingly show grace to those who have hurt us.

Please read Matthew 5:21-22 18:21-35 and James 1:19-20 4:1-12 to prepare for this sermon.


Supernatural Love

Text: Luke 6:27-36
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: August 10, 2014

This may be the hardest sermon you will ever hear.  Jesus tells us to love our enemies and to do good for those who hate us.  We have a hard enough time loving our friends and doing good to those who do good for us.  Such a command shows us our need of gospel grace.  Jesus has perfectly loved his enemies, including us.  Jesus has come to take away our guilt for failing to love and to empower us to love others as He loves us.


Taste and See that the Lord is Good

Text: Psalm 34
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Date: August 3, 2014

An evening service sermon from Jim Newheiser.


Kingdom Blessings and Woes

Text: Luke 6:20-26
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: August 3, 2014

How can you tell that God is blessing you?  Many people believe that those who are rich, comfortable, happy and popular are the most blessed.  Jesus says that those whom God blesses are the poor, hungry, sad and hated.  How can this be?

In this sermon we examine Luke’s version of the Beatitudes.  How do these statements compare to the Beatitudes recorded in Matthew 5:3-12?  How are we to understand Jesus’ shocking statements?  How are the Beatitudes fulfilled in Jesus?

Before listening to this sermon read Luke 6:20-26 and Matthew 5:3-12.


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