Sunday, December 21, 2014

Unto Us a Son is Given

This sermon, based on Isaiah 9:6 and several New Testament texts, considers Christ as a gift that was given. The message discusses six aspects of the gift: (1) The Giver of the gift, (2) The recipients of the gift, (3) The value of the gift, (4) The cost of the gift, (5) The motivation for the gift, and (6) Our response to the gift.

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Three Glorious Claims of the Lord Jesus

The focus of this message is the person of Christ, specifically the three stupendous claims He makes concerning Himself in John 8: (1) He is perfectly righteous, (2) He prevents His people from experiencing death, and (3) He has existed eternally as God.

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Children of the Devil

This message examines Jesus' striking words to the Jews: "You are of your father, the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father."  We consider what Jesus teaches about the devil and what it means to be his children.  Three applications are then made: (1) The devil has great influence in the lives of people, (2) Choosing truth over lies is vital, and (3) The non-Christian is in a far worse condition than he realizes. 

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Children of God

This message focuses on the second "father" mentioned in Jesus' discussion with the Jews in the latter half of John 8: God the Father.  It discusses (1) the Jews' claim that God is their Father, (2) Jesus' test for whether this is true, (3) Jesus' example as the perfect Son of God, and (4) all believers' privileged position as God's children.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Children of Abraham

In John 8:37-47, Jesus speaks of three fathers: Abraham, God and the Devil.  This message focuses on the true children of Abraham.  Abraham's children are not his physical descendants or those who have been physically circumcised.  Rather they are those who share Abraham's faith in Christ and who have circumcised hearts.

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Free Indeed!

Jesus speaks of spiritual freedom in John 8:32-36, teaching these three principles: (1) Freedom comes from knowing the truth, (2) Freedom is given by Jesus Himself, and (3) Freedom is genuine and comprehensive.

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Spiritual Slavery

In John 8:34 Jesus declares that "everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin."  This message explores the sobering reality of people (1) being enslaved to the power of sin, (2) not realizing their true condition, and (3) being at risk of eternal perdition. 

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