Cross and Flame - Christ (cross) and the Holy Spirit (flame).

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Will You Be Ready When Jesus Comes?

Matthew 25:1-13 (Parable of the 10 Bridesmaids) When you hear someone say that they were caught off guard, you immediately know what they meant: something was said, done, or seen that they were not prepared for.  Whatever the outcome, they were not ready for it or it did not follow the expected pattern of thought.…

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What Do I See When I See Me?

Psalm 139:1-4; 13-18 Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? When you look in the mirror who do you see? Do you see yourself as you understand yourself to be or do you see yourself as God sees you? Do you ever look at yourself closely in the mirror?  We are…

Do You Love Jesus? Pt. 2

John 14:15-21 (NIV2011) – “If you love me, keep my commands.” Christ has established that loving Him and keeping His commandments are essential to being a true disciple of Christ.  The meaning of this phrase “If you love me” usually implies that the “other” party in a relationship needs some tangible proof of your affection. …

Do You Love Me? Pt. 1

John 14:15-21 (NIV2011) 15  “If you love me, keep my commands.” The disciples’ love for Christ is revealed in their obeying His commands            (cf. vv. 21, 23; 1 John 2:3; 3:22, 24; 5:3). Christ has set the pattern of love and obedience (John 14:31); and His disciples are expected to follow (13:15-16).¹ The meaning of…

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Courting the Enemy

John 10:1-10; Judges 16; Hebrews 11:32 Courting the enemy is perhaps a strange sermon title for communion Sunday but I am reminded too often that sometimes we go through the routine and fail to acknowledge the sacredness of the act itself.  It has little impact on us.  It is merely first Sunday again. As I…

COURTING THE ENEMY

John 10:1-10; Judges 16; Hebrews 11:32 Courting the enemy is perhaps a strange sermon title for communion Sunday but I am reminded too often that sometimes we go through the routine and fail to acknowledge the sacredness of the act itself.  It has little impact on us.  It is merely first Sunday again. As I read…

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Am I a Witness to the Resurrection?

Acts 1:14a; 22-32 The Testimony of the ancients Luke tells of King David’s testimony to the resurrection of Jesus was based on a promise made to him by God that one of his descendants would sit on the throne. In Romans 1:1-3, we see that Jesus is of the House of David according to the…

Am I a Witness to the Resurrection?

Acts 1:14a; 22-32 The Testimony of the ancients Luke tells of King David’s testimony to the resurrection of Jesus was based on a promise made to him by God that one of his descendants would sit on the throne. In Romans 1:1-3, we see that Jesus is of the House of David according to the…

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Called to the Frontlines

There is a spiritual war going on and those of us who are the called-out believers of God through Jesus Christ have to engage in the battle at some time.  The enemy or the adversary has come to steal, kill, and destroy.  There is one called the Commander in Chief and it is His job…

DID I DO THAT?

I John 1: 5 – 10 “God is light and in Him there is no darkness.”  I have entitled this sermon “Did I Do That?”  If you recognize that little phrase, you will see that it came from Steve Urkle and it is said in this manner, “Did I do that?”  Steve was always doing…