1 Peter 1:3 He Has Caused Us To Be Born Again

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What does it mean to be born again? Pastor Eric shows us how Peter answered that question in just one verse in 1 Peter 1. 1 Peter 1:3 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from …

1 Peter 1:1-2 Grace and Peace Multiplied

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Pastor Eric begins a series on 1 Peter. In this book we will learn how to navigate this life faithfully as followers of Jesus. Peter’s letter opens with an introduction that is more than just an introduction. 1 Peter 1:1-2 1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and …

Luke 1:46-55 A Christmas Poem

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We learn from this Christmas text that our joy is firmly connected to our view of God. The bigger God is in our eyes, the more joy we possess. Luke 1:46-55 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, 47     and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.     For behold, from now on all generations will …

Hebrews 11:32-40 By Faith…We Welcome Christ

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In this last message of Hebrews 11, Pastor Eric describes the connection that we have today with the saints of the OT. Hebrews 11:32-40 32 And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets—33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the power of fire, escaped …

Hebrews 11:29-31 By Faith…We Are Secure

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Through this text in Hebrews we are reminded of just how secure we are in Christ. Hebrews 11:29-31 29 By faith the people crossed the Red Sea as on dry land, but the Egyptians, when they attempted to do the same, were drowned. 30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encircled for seven days. 31 By faith Rahab the prostitute did not …

Hebrews 11:23-28 By Faith…We Choose Christ

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Pastor Eric encourages us to choose Christ in every situation that we face…even if the consequences for doing so are challenging. Hebrews 11:23-28 23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict. 24 By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused …

Hebrews 11:17-22 By Faith…We Overcome Death

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Pastor Eric shows us from this week’s text how the normal movement of the Christian life includes leaning back on the truth of the gospel and reaching forward to the hope of resurrection. Hebrews 11:17-22 17 By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was in the act of offering up his only …

Hebrews 11:13-16 By Faith…We Have The Hope of Heaven

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Pastor Eric explains that a goal for our lives should be to die well. This text explains to us just what that means. Hebrews 11:13-16 13 These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. 14 For people who speak thus make it clear …

Hebrews 11:4-7 By Faith…We Receive a Reward

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What do Abel, Enoch, and Noah all have in common? Find out in this sermon from our “By Faith” series. Hebrews 11:4-7 4 By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. 5 By faith Enoch was taken up so that …