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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Sermon for March 26, 2017

Sermon for March 26, 2017

Focus Text: John 9:1-41

Focus: Jesus reveals God’s work through the cross.

9:1 As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him.”

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Sermon for March 19, 2017

Sermon for March 19, 2017

Focus Text: John 4:5-42

Focus: Jesus gives us all living water.

4:9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria?” (Jews do not share things in common with Samaritans.) 10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.”

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Sermon for March 5, 2017

Sermon for March 5, 2017

Focus Text: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7

Focus: God doesn’t give up on us.

2:15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it. 16 And the LORD God commanded the man, “You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die.”

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Sermon for February 26, 2017

Sermon for February 26, 2017

Focus Text: Psalm 2

Focus: Jesus rules the world.

2:6 “I have set my king on Zion, my holy hill.” 7 I will tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to me, “You are my son; today I have begotten you. 8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession.”

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Sermon for February 12, 2017

Sermon for February 12, 2017

Focus Text: Matthew 5:21-37

Focus: Jesus’s gift at the altar reconciles us.

5:23 So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift.

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Sermon for February 5, 2017

Sermon for February 5, 2017

Focus Text: Matthew 5:13-20

Focus: The light of Christ cannot be hid.

5:14 “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. 5:15 No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.  5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

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