Sermons

Sermons

3 Reasons to Not Love the World

Today’s sermon was unable to be recorded. It should record again next Sunday as normal, so please check back. The sermon transcript below is provided since there is no recording from 2/17/19. We hope it is a blessing to you!  – Pastor Tim Three Reasons to Not Love the World — 1 John 2:15-17 Not long before I graduated from college I saw an old family friend who had recently begun working for a large company. He was very proud…

Don’t Forget Who You Belong To – 1 John 2:12-14

When your gas tank is filed up with gospel truth, you will have the fuel to follow Jesus! In 1 John 2:12-14 we see three truths about our identity in Christ that remind us who we belong to. 1) Our New Identity: Forgiven Children (vv. 2:12a, 13c) 2) Our New Identity: We Know Christ (vv. 2:13a, 14a) 3) Our New Identity: Overcomers (vv. 2:13b, 14b)  

Love and Truth Are Twins – 1 John 2:7-11

Our response to the truth of the gospel of Christ means that we must reflect the King of Love, Jesus, in the way we treat the family of God. We will see this taught in 2 main ways in 1 John 2:7-11… Do you love the body of Christ like Jesus loves them? (vv. 7-8) Do you pass the test of love? (vv. 9-11)

3 Lies We Tell Ourselves & The Truth That Sets Us Free – 1 John 1:5-10

Since church is canceled for 1/20 due to the snowstorm, read 1 John 1:5-10 and go through these questions Sunday morning for your own quiet time with the Lord, or with your family. First, if you were gone last Sunday (1/13), listen to the sermon by clicking on the sermon player above! What are some spiritual lies that you have believed at some point in your life? The first lie, which we find in 1 John 1:5-7 is “the lie…

That Your Joy May Be Full – 1 John 1:1-4

We began a new series today, “That You May Know: Life, Light, and Love in 1 John.”  1 John 5:13 explains the main reason that John the Apostle wrote this book, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.” In this sermon, in the first paragraph of the book, in 1 John 1:1-4 we saw that having the correct view of who Jesus is…

Building a Gospel Culture in 2019 – Galatians 2:11-14

Turn your volume all the way up! We apologize for the audio issues; we are working on getting this resolved very soon. We want to continue to build a gospel culture in our church. In other words, a church professing the gospel should have a church culture that encourages reflecting the gospel in the way we treat each other. We will see: 1) To build a gospel culture in 2019, we must have correct “Gospel Doctrine” (Galatians 2:15-16, 21) 2)…

The Promised Rescuer Arrives – Matthew 1:18-25

In the “Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” Mr. Tumnus tells Lucy,  “There is a curse in Narnia. It is always winter. Never Christmas.” Maybe you look at your life, and you feel that it is always winter but never Christmas. Maybe you are simply in a season of your life where you feel that it is always winter but never Christmas. When Aslan came back to Narnia, the curse of the White Witch that had frozen the land began…

The Promised Rescuer – Genesis 3:15

John 3:16 is in the Bible because Genesis 3:15 is in the Bible! Right after the first sin, Jesus was promised. We will see two main truths that point to the promise of Jesus from Genesis 3:15… 1) Jesus Was Promised to Come From the Time Darkness Entered the World. 2) Jesus Was Promised to Defeat Satan and His Power

The Gospel From the Air (#5 of 5 in the “Good News” Sermon Series

Over the last four Sundays we have looked at a framework for understanding and explaining the gospel that is mostly from Romans 1-4 but also all over the Bible, and it was what you could call “The Gospel on the Ground.” In other words, it is the gospel up close and personal, viewing the gospel from the angle of how it applies to us directly. But the Bible also gives the big picture of the gospel, which is what Matt Chandler…

Response (#4 of 5 in the “Good News” Sermon Series)

We see 2 main calls to respond to the gospel in Scripture: repent and believe (Mark 1:14-15, Acts 2:37-38, Acts 20:21). We need to understand what both of these responses to the good news means. Listen above to think about what the Bible has to say about this. Two main truths begin to emerge: 1) The Bible tells us to turn from our rebellion against God [repentance]. 2) The Bible tells us to turn to God in faith in Jesus…

Christ (#3 of 5 in the “Good News” Sermon Series)

We see 3 main truths about the good news, the gospel, in Romans 3:21-26. Salvation is a gift, not something we earn. (3:21-24) Salvation comes only through Christ. (3:24-25) Through His Paying the Price for Us (Redemption) Through His Wrath-Absorbing (Propitiation) Salvation in Christ shows God’s justice and love (3:25b-26)