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Don’t Worry, Be Trusting

Text: Luke 12:22-34
Speaker: Manuel Carbonell
Date: September 28, 2014

An evening service sermon from Manuel Carbonell.

Dealing with Doubts

Text: Luke 7:18-23
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: September 28, 2014

Have you ever struggled with doubt?  This is not something most of us feel comfortable admitting, but most of us struggle from time to time and some of us constantly battle uncertainty about our faith.  Some of us struggle with questions we can’t answer – Why does God allow the bad things to happen (especially to me)?  Sometimes we are grieved at our sins and failures – How can I be a Christian if I keep acting this way?

When John the Baptist was in prison he apparently struggled with doubt.  He sent two of his disciples to ask Jesus, “Are You the Expected One, or do we look for someone else?”  Apparently Jesus was not fulfilling John’s expectation that the Messiah would rapidly bring judgment and transformation to Israel.  Also, John probably did not anticipate that the inauguration of Jesus’ kingdom would allow the Messianic forerunner to languish in prison awaiting execution.

If John and other biblical figures could stumble into doubt, so could we.  We too face unexpected trials and unmet expectations in life.  We become confused about what God is doing.

Jesus graciously gives John the answer which doubters need as he points John to His great works and reminds him of the nature of His ministry.  We too can turn to Jesus with our doubts.  In this sermon I give several practical things we can do to fight doubt.

I Shall Not Want

Text: Psalm 23
Speaker: Abraham
Date: September 21, 2014

An evening service sermon from Abraham.

Jesus’ Power Over Death

Text: Luke 7:11-17
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: September 21, 2014

This week we come to a climactic miracle as Jesus compassionately raises the dead only begotten son of a widow.  Like the healing of the centurion’s servant, this miracle is a reminder of the great works of the prophets of old (Elisha and Elijah – see 1 Kings 17:17-24,  2 Kings 4:18-37).  This sign should have made it abundantly clear to the Jews that Jesus is the Messiah.  It also is a picture of His work of giving life to those who are spiritually dead.  Many of us have (spiritually) dead children.  Only Jesus can give them life.

Astonishing Faith

Text: Luke 7:1-10
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: September 14, 2014

What does it take to amaze you?  Caroline and I just got back from a week exploring National Parks in the Dakotas.  We saw some amazing sights – Mount Rushmore, the Badlands, some of the longest caves in the world, etc.  Jesus did many things which caused others to marvel but what would it take to cause Jesus to marvel?  On two occasions Jesus is said to have been amazed.  Once He marveled at the unbelief of the Jews in his hometown (Mark 6:6).  The other time is in our passage this week (Luke 7:9) in which he marvels at the faith of a Gentile centurion.  Another amazing thing about this man is that while others thought that he was worthy of Jesus’ help, he viewed himself as unworthy to even draw near to our Lord.

Do you see yourself as a good person who deserves God’s blessing upon your life and your family?  Do you have faith like that of the centurion?

The Humiliation and Exaltation of Jesus Christ

Text: Philippians 2:6-11
Speaker: Ryan Wentzel
Date: September 7, 2014

An evening service sermon from Ryan Wentzel.

Jesus Our Advocate

Text: Various
Speaker: Craig Marshall
Date: September 7, 2014

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