Sermon for April 23, 2017

Sermon for April 23, 2017

Focus Text: 1 Peter 1:3-9

Focus: Jesus brings us through trials.

1:6 In this you rejoice, even if now for a little while you have had to suffer various trials, 7 so that the genuineness of your faith–being more precious than gold that, though perishable, is tested by fire–may be found to result in praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.

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Sermon for April 16, 2017

Sermon for April 16, 2017

Focus Text: Matthew 28:1-10

Focus: Jesus surprises us on the road.

28:9 Suddenly Jesus met [the women] and said, “Greetings!” And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

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Sermon for April 14, 2017

Sermon for April 14, 2017

Focus Text: John 18:1–19:42

Focus: The love of Jesus’s cross overcomes the evil of the world.

18:36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.”

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Sermon for April 9, 2017

Sermon for April 9, 2017

Focus Text: Matthew 26:14–27:66

Focus: The cross is the answer.

26:38 Then he said to them, “I am deeply grieved, even to death; remain here, and stay awake with me.” 39 And going a little farther, he threw himself on the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet not what I want but what you want.”

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Sermon for April 2, 2017

Sermon for April 2, 2017

Focus Text: Ezekiel 37:1-14

Focus: The Holy Spirit breathes life into the dead.

37:9 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, mortal, and say to the breath: Thus says the Lord GOD: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.” 10 I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood on their feet, a vast multitude.

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