Sermons from July 2015

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Living Life with an Eternal Perspective

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Contending that suffering is inevitable, the apostle Paul encourages us to embrace suffering with an eternal perspective. We are tempted every day to have a temporal perspective, to live as if our current life is all there is. Whatever our sufferings may include, it is good to put them in perspective — to remember that our lives are but a tiny speck on the timeline of eternity. For those who are “in Christ” an eternal perspective is the key to overcoming.

Scripture reference: Romans 8:18-25

A Story of Grace

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The doctrine of God’s grace is expounded at length in such New Testament epistles as Romans, Galatians, and Ephesians. Jesus never used the word grace in the New Testament, but He demonstrated it and His sacrifice secured it.

GRACE = God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense!

But who would expect to find a portrait of grace shining forth from the pages of 2 Samuel 9? Nothing illustrates grace better than the story of David and Mephibosheth.

Scripture reference: 2 Samuel 9:1-12

My God is Yahweh, Part II: Prayer – A World Changer

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My God is YAHWEH

Today’s parallels to Elijah’s day are striking! What is so desperately needed in our day today are men and women who, like Elijah, can have and Elijah-like impact on this society. Elijah was used by God in his day to turn the hearts of the people back to God. In the New Testament book that bears his name, James is careful to note that Elijah was a man, a human being, with a nature just like us. So what was it that enabled him to be so used of God in his day of spiritual and moral decline? It was his prayer life!

Scripture reference: 1 Kings 18:1-46