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The Meaning of Life…According to the Word

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Listen to this message. Scripture: Genesis 1:26 Genesis 2:15 Genesis 3   Notes: Answering “Why are we here?” and “What is life and our purpose?” God made Adam on the sixth day, and Adam got to experience a full day (the seventh day) of rest! If we are not in rest with God, worshiping Him, […]

Hearing and Doing the Word

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Listen to this sermon. Scripture for today’s sermon: Matthew 7:24-29 Wrong conclusions: Legalism – a responsibility to pay back the debt and be worthy of salvation. Underemphasizes Christ’s righteousness. License – underemphasizes human depravity and the wickedness of sin. The scribes and Pharisees presented their teaching based on the authority of the past prophets. Jesus […]

Fruit, Righteousness, and the Gospel

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Listen to this sermon. Scripture for today’s sermon: Matthew 7:15-23 Some people will use Jesus’ invitation to enter through the narrow gate for purposes of deceit and deception. Here, and throughout the rest of the New Testament, Jesus warns us to beware (be on constant alert) for people that are not preaching the gospel. How […]

The Narrow Gate

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Listen to this sermon. Scripture for today’s sermon: Matthew 7:13-14 Mark 8:34-37 Luke 14:25-33 Acts 20:18-24 Entering through the narrow gate: This is the first of 4 contrasting choices that Jesus gives to conclude His sermon. Each of the decisions Jesus presents has only two options; there is no middle ground. Entering through the wide […]

The Best Sermon Ever (Pray)

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Listen to this sermon. Scripture for today’s sermon: Matthew 7:6-12 Matthew 7-11 (Pray) Ask, and It Will Be Given Prayer is not an event or a special function. It is and should be on-going and constant. We are ignorant on purpose. Being ignorant is not bad! God made us that way, so we will have […]

The Best Sermon Ever (Judging Others)

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Listen to this sermon. Scripture for today’s sermon: Matthew 5:1-48, 6:1-34, 7:1-6 Matthew 5:1-10 character of Christ-follower Matthew 5:11-12 likely outcome of follower’s life Matthew 5:13-16 our role in the world; essential as salt and light Matthew 5:17-20 The remaining verses of chapters 5 and 6 describe righteousness that exceeds the righteousness of the scribes […]

The Best Sermon Ever (Part 17: Love Your Neighbor)

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Download the MP3. Scripture for today’s sermon: Matthew 4:23-5:2, 5:43-48 The Scribes and Pharisees (religious leaders of the day) tried to limit the scope of who a “neighbor” was, to limit who they had to love. When the crowd heard Jesus say “Love your neighbor” they thought only of those of their own nation and […]

The Best Sermon Ever (Part 16: Retaliation)

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Download the MP3. Scripture for today’s sermon: Matthew 5:38-42 Retaliation There are two camps or sides to this… 1) The extreme side that will not take a stand for anything that happens and are literally walked on and walked over. 2) The extreme side that personal retaliation is okay every time. Neither of these views […]

Best Sermon Ever (Part 15: Oaths and Marriage)

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Download the MP3. Scripture for today’s sermon: Matthew 5:31-37 Oaths and Integrity Being a person of integrity did not simply come from keeping the promises you make in the name of the Lord. Integrity should be visible in all aspects of our life. Divorce and the Sanctity of Marriage For a more in-depth treatment of […]

The Best Sermon Ever (Part 14: Adultery)

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Download the MP3. Scripture for today’s sermon: Matthew 5:27-30 Adultery was among the worst crimes in Jewish society. Matthew 15:18-20 When lust happens, it is not because of how the person was dressed or how society has conditioned us to respond, but because of the evil intent in our hearts. Every single one of us, […]