Jesus’s Greatest Miracle

Posted on Nov 3, 2017

In the third message in our “Miracles” series, we look at Jesus’s Greatest Miracle. In Luke 5:1-11 Jesus calls his first disciples. Among them is Peter, an ordinary fisherman, who is called into ministry. Following Jesus’s death, Peter returns to his life as a fisherman only to be called into ministry again after the resurrection. Jesus wasn’t done with him! Jesus’s greatest miracle is You!! All of us are Peter. Without Jesus we are all about self. With Jesus we can have the full and abundant life promised … for His glory. God will always provide more than what we deserve or can use. He wants to do more. More with us. (sermon-podcast): Play in new windowSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

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Healing A Leper

Posted on Oct 24, 2017

In the second message in our “Miracles” series, we look at the story of Jesus healing a leper as told in Mark 1:40-45. Before Jesus healed the leper, he was forced to seclude himself in the outer areas of town. After Jesus healed the leper and word got out, it was Jesus who had to seclude himself to the outer areas of town. In essence, Jesus traded places with the leper — just like He did with us and our sins on the cross. What purpose did Jesus’s healing of the leper serve? To relieve suffering (v. 41). He was moved by compassion. To glorify Himself (v. 44). Jesus’s miracles showed God’s power for His glory. He wants us to pursue Him (v. 41). The leper came to Jesus and knelt before Him. Jesus wants all of us to come to Him, invite Him into our lives to fill the holes we have there. Does God have our permission to be in our lives and be inconvenient? Are we about what’s easy for us or about what glorifies Him? How do we pursue Jesus? Quite times/Devotions Worship with others Journey Groups (small groups) Service There is no other way for us to have a fulfilled life other than through a relationship with Jesus. (sermon-podcast): Play in new windowSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

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Turning Water Into Wine

Posted on Oct 19, 2017

Jesus performed many miracles during his ministry on Earth, but they started with the first one at a wedding. Why was this significant? What did Jesus show us by and through this miracle? Why did He do the miracles He did? Listen to the first message in our “Miracles” series to learn more about Jesus’s miraculous time on Earth. (sermon-podcast): Play in new windowSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

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God Will Succeed

Posted on Oct 12, 2017

Can God succeed in spite of our failures? The story of David, Bathsheba and Uriah (2 Samuel 11-12) is proof that God will succeed despite our failures or sin. David’s sin was great, but God’s restoration was greater. God’s forgiveness is greater than our sins. How can God’s plan still go on? God’s Sovereignty: He has total control, but allows us free will. David’s Repentance: We have to ask for forgiveness. In Genesis 37-50 we learn God will always work for the good of His people and for the glorious plans He has for each one of us. (sermon-podcast): Play in new windowSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

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God Is With Us

Posted on Oct 5, 2017

How can we be sure God is with us? Israel Increases Greatly in Egypt 1 These are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob, each with his household: 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, 4 Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. 5 All the descendants of Jacob were seventy persons; Joseph was already in Egypt. 6 Then Joseph died, and all his brothers and all that generation. 7 But the people of Israel were fruitful and increased greatly; they multiplied and grew exceedingly strong, so that the land was filled with them. Pharaoh Oppresses Israel 8 Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. 9 And he said to his people, “Behold, the people of Israel are too many and too mighty for us.10 Come, let us deal shrewdly with them, lest they multiply, and, if war breaks out, they join our enemies and fight against us and escape from the land.” 11 Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with heavy burdens. They built for Pharaoh store cities, Pithom and Raamses. 12 But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and the more they spread abroad. And the Egyptians were in dread of the people of Israel. 13 So they ruthlessly made the people of Israel work as slaves 14 and made their lives bitter with hard service, in mortar and brick, and in all kinds of work in the field. In all their work they ruthlessly made them work as slaves. – Exodus 1:1-14 The Hebrew people multiplied at an alarming rate. The Egyptians were fearful of this. God’s people were enslaved and treated brutally. This lasted for 400 years. For 400 years they cried out to God. Why do you think God waited so long? God is not out of touch with us. So, what is really going on? This doesn’t mean God didn’t do anything. He’s always doing something. God is always trying to: Get our attention God uses trials and suffering to: Reveal himself in world-shaking ways To bring glory to His name To bless us To grow us At just the right time, when it is MOST glorifying to Him … God redeems His people. The 10 Plagues on Egypt attacked why the Egyptians worshiped This demonstrated: God is God God is always with His people God wants you to be sure He is with you. “and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.” – Ephesians 2:6-7 God is graciously disposed to us and intends to lavish His kindness on us The amount of His grace and kindness is described as riches and kindness and these are IMMEASURABLE. He intends to show His grace and kindness IN FULL. The amount and fullness and effectiveness of God’s Love is so vast that it will take not one, but multiple “coming ages” to take in. How spiritually receptive are you? Perceive & Respond Cultivate receptivity (sermon-podcast): Play in new windowSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

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