Sermons from June 2014

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Tension

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Scripture for this message: Deuteronomy 6:5 John 17:1-3 Matthew 25:31-46 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 Philippians 2:12-13 1 Corinthians 15:12-19 Amos 9:1-4 Psalm 5:1-6, 11:5, 51:1-4 Ephesians 2:1-10   Christianity inherently has ideas and teachings that cause tension when trying to reconcile all of them together.  See the following scriptures as an example: Deuteronomy 6:5 John 17:1-3 […]

God Speaks

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Scripture for this message: Amos 7:1-8:14 Amos 9:8 James 1:19-27 Matthew 27:45   Amos doesn’t come to the people in Israel as an enemy, but as a friend with compassion and mercy, bringing a warning to try to elicit a response of repentance. God had always been speaking to Israel, but they hardened their hearts […]

Woe to Empty Living

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Listen to this message. Scripture for this message: Amos 5:18-27 Matthew 23:23-24 Amos 6:1-14 Matthew 6:19-21 Luke 18:9-14 Hebrews 10:1-10   The Israelites were anticipating the Day of Lord with the idea that the nations around them would be punished and that they would be vindicated and shown to be God’s people.  In this warning, […]

Despair and Hope in the Midst of Ministry

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Listen to this message. Scripture for this message: Jeremiah 20:7-13 Jeremiah 19:14-20:6 Colossians 1:15-20 Throughout life God calls us to various actions that require a wide range of commitments.  Sometimes these actions we are called to go well; other times they do not.  These failures often raise anger and doubt with God as to why […]