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 3:16-21 A Love that Saves

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Guest Speaker, Brad Crawford, Director of the Baptist Collegiate Ministries at UCF, helps us see the quality of the love that God has for us. This love is more than just a feeling. It is a love that saves. John 3:16-21 16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have …

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 …

John 2:1-11 A Glorious Wedding Gift

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Jesus provides for a young bride and groom, and in so doing demonstrates the extent of his love for us. Jesus stands as the bridegroom who takes the responsibility upon himself to make sure that we have all we truly need. John 2:1-11 2 On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Jesus …

John 1:35-51 Greater Things Than These

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As we witness Jesus calling his first disciples to follow him, we learn a lot about how he changes each one of us.   John 1:35-51 35 The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples, 36 and he looked at Jesus as he walked by and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!”37 The two disciples heard him say this, and they …

John 1:19-34 I’m Not…He Is

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It is important for us to remember who we are and who we are not. It is even more important to remember who Jesus is. John the Baptist helps us to understand that we are not, but Jesus is. John 1:19-34 19 And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are …