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The Spectacle of Jesus’ Ascension and the Promise of His Return (Acts 1:9-11)

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

When Jesus finished talking to the 11 apostles on Mt Olivet, He was lifted up into the sky and disappeared out of their sight. The apostles just stand and stare, until they are spoken to by two angels, who ask them why they stand and stare. The angels then issue a promise that Jesus will come back in the same way, bodily and visibly – a truth that is core to Christian belief.

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The Book of Acts: Luke Continued

Sunday, September 8th, 2019

Luke introduces his second volume, the Book of Acts, by looking back at his first volume, the Gospel of Luke. Luke affirms the certainty of the evidence of his first volume as he beings his second volume.

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Christmas from GOD’S Point of View

Tuesday, December 25th, 2018

It is worth observing that God emphasizes elements of Jesus’ coming that we often do not during this season. God also does not emphasize many things that we do emphasize. In this passage, Philippians 2:1-11, we see that God highlights Jesus’ humble sacrifice, death, and ultimate exaltation and mandate of worship, not his infancy. Regarding Jesus’ coming at “Christmas,” what do you emphasize?

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A Walk-Through Christmas: Key Events Surrounding Jesus’ Birth

Tuesday, December 25th, 2018

Christmas is much more than a single moment of time. The Old Testament prophesies of Jesus’ birth in Genesis! In this “walk-through” Christmas, we focus on the earthly timeline of events as revealed in the Gospels. As we read the texts of Scripture, several from our congregation do a “walk-through,” representing the various individuals identified in the Biblical account. We begin when the angel appears to Mary, and we end when Jesus is a young man. Get a better picture of the entire account of Jesus’ Christmas coming!

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Jesus Is Presented as Messiah King (Luke 19:29-40)

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Jesus Is Presented as Messiah King (Luke 19:29-40)

An event which in our day is called “Palm Sunday,” Jesus instructs a couple of His followers to do something rather strange: “Gotoo a village and get a colt that is tied up there.” In a fairly brief account, the details given are clear. Jesus presents Himself as the Messiah, the One promised of God throughout the Old Testament. How do Jesus’ followers react? How do religious leaders react? We find the answer to both questions. We also find seven lessons we ourselves can learn from this account. Have YOU acknowledged Jesus as the One God promised?

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Jesus Reviews the Primary Purpose of His Coming (Luke 18:31-34)

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Jesus Reviews the Primary Purpose of His Coming (Luke 18:31-34)

What appears to be a more matter-of-fact statement by Jesus is actually profound in several ways. We first briefly identify the elements of this passage. We then look at four key lessons that we can take away from Jesus’ prediction of His death and resurrection, and the apostles’ inability to comprehend it.

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The First Christmas – The ONE Verse that Records Jesus’ Birth (Luke 2:6-20)

Sunday, December 24th, 2017

How many Bible verses did God use to record the actual birth of the Savior? One. One verse. All other “Christmas passages” – the angel appearing to Mary, the angel appearing to Joseph, the edict of Caesar, the trip to Bethlehem, the shepherds, the wise men, the flight to Egypt, etc. – occur days, weeks, months, years or longer before or after the actual birth of Jesus. What is this unique passage, and how should that impact our Christmas practices and focus?

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Marriage, and the Mystery of Christ and the Church (Ephesians 5:29-32)

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Marriage does not exist for just the benefit of the husband and wife. Marriage exists, in part, to picture and illustrate Jesus Christ’s love for the Church, and the Church’s submitting to the loving leadership of Jesus Christ.

The GOAL of the Husband’s Love for His Wife (Ephesians 5:27)

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.


The Resurrection Makes All the Difference (1 Cor 15:1-34)

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Believe it or reject it: Jesus rose from the dead or He did not. If He did not, then party hardy, because there is nothing after this life. However, if He DID rise again (and there’s no evidence to the contrary), then that changes EVERYTHING: Everyone will be judged. Your only hope is Jesus death and resurrection. If you are a believer, you need to make up your mind and be ALL IN or ALL OUT. You can’t live in a world where you define Jesus as you want. He is the Savior or He is not.