John 4:43-54 The God Who Says, “Yes”

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Have you ever thought that obeying God might bring you into a context of greater difficulty or less honor? If you knew that before you took a single step, would you go? In this text, we watch as Jesus intentionally steps into a world of difficulty simply because his heart is to obey his Father. Jesus is the God who …

John 4:27-42 Eating Well in 2019

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Ever wonder what Jesus liked to eat? In this text, we learn exactly what Jesus’ favorite food is. We hope you will gain an appetite for the same diet at Jesus. John 4:27-42 27 Just then his disciples came back. They marveled that he was talking with a woman, but no one said, “What do you seek?” or, “Why are you talking …

Matthew 2:1-12 The Power of Christmas

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Could one single birth in a little corner of nowhere really change the world? The Bible is pretty clear that the answer is, “yes.” The nations came to worship Jesus at his birth and still do the same today. Matthew 2:1-12 2 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to …

Matthew 1:1-25 The Problem of Christmas

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Why is Matthew the first book in the New Testament? Why do we have all those names listed there? What’s the point?!? We tackle those questions this week as we look at the Problem of Christmas. Matthew 1:1-25 1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the …

Luke 2:8-20 The Purpose of Christmas

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In this first of a three part Christmas series, Pastor Eric shows us that the purpose of Christmas is to display the glory of God. Luke 2:8-20 8 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around …

John 4:1-30 Jesus Won’t Leave You Alone

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What barriers stand between you and a close, life-giving, joy-producing relationship with Jesus? As we look at this text, we see Jesus interacting with a woman who has plenty of barriers of her own…and Jesus crushes every single one. John 4:1-30 4 Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John 2 (although Jesus …

John 3:23-36 Jesus Exalted Is Our Joy

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What foundation can we use to build our joy in order to know that it can never be shaken? John the Baptist serves as a model for us as he built his joy solely upon Christ being lifted up above all. All other foundations prove faulty. John 3:23-36 23 John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because water was plentiful …

John 3:1-15 Born a Second Time?

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    What does Jesus require of us in order to enter into His kingdom forever. It is simple. Just be born again. What does that mean, though? Jesus explains the meaning of this supernatural reality in this text. This new birth will be explained further in next week’s sermon. John 3:1-15 3 Now there was a man of the Pharisees …

John 2:23-25 You Can’t Hide

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Jesus knows everything about you. Does that statement bring you comfort of fear? Your answer depends on your understanding of the gospel. John 2:23-25 23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in his name when they saw the signs that he was doing. 24 But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people25 and …