100314AM EBG-9 Hope .doc Grace Energized Men Finishing Hopefully in a Despairing World Titus 2:2 COM-09 GEM-R-09 100314PM As we open to Titus 2, we are considering the power of hope. When things get darkest in life, what one truth keeps folks going? It’s the word: hope. Someone once described how dependent we are as […]
030525PM LS Pledge to Lamb COMMUNION: OUR PLEDGE TO THE LAMB COM-03 EBG-08 SPC-09 This evening the song we heard the ensemble sing is a reminder of Christ’s call to those first disciples. The Pledge of Allegiance they made reflects how we are to operate as Christ’s followers today. Jesus calls men and women, boys […]
050417am Wn-12 Watch Jerusalem Watch Jerusalem Matthew 24:15-16 COM-04 NR4-32 WNS-19 When Jesus told His disciples and us about the future he built every word of it around one spot on earth. In theological circles this message (Matthew 24; Mark 13; Luke 21) is called the Olivet Discourse. Jesus framed His words about the rest […]
060319PM COR-45 DSS-16 Imperatives of Crucified Living-4 .doc Seek Things Above Imperatives of Crucified Living-4 COM-05 May I again remind you of the two sides of the coin of salvation. We could use Paul’s words from Romans—justification and sanctification. To best understand what Paul is asking us to do in Colossians let me contrast […]
070729PM EBG-13 Grace-Energized Minds .doc Grace-energized Minds: Adopted, Redeemed, and Sanctified Titus 2:5 COM-08 070819PM Communion is when we gather to honor our Lord’s command, “This do in remembrance of Me” (1 Cor. 11:24–25). The word translated “remembrance” means much more than “do this in memory of”. The word carries the idea of our present […]
100401PM Seder.doc Thursday Night Passover Communion I Corinthians 5:7 COM-10 As we open to I Corinthians 5:7 and listen as Paul speaks to a primarily gentile, New Testament church, we hear him teaching believers of all the ages of Christ’s Church that: CHRIST IS OUR PASSOVER The Passover is not merely an Old Testament Jewish […]
Since the birth of Christ’s Church, from the dark passages of the catacombs to the private chambers of homes along the streets of Roman cities across the Empire, to this gathering this morning, every believer of all the ages have shared something.
There is a tie that binds every believer to Christ and to each other. Tonight, we share that amazing connection. We have a common confession with every individual believing servant of God alive today either on earth or in Heaven.
120219PM WCC-2 Just.Regen.doc Worship Christ at Communion Series Confessing the Wonders of: Justification & Regeneration I Corinthians 11:23-26 COM-13 WCC-02 Endless thanksgiving, around the Throne, with all the redeemed of all the ages: that is what salvation prompts in the hearts of believers. Endless Thanksgiving For Our Salvation Each time we gather to celebrate communion, […]
ZNA-420 890604PM Lord’s Supper #6 O Sacred Head, Now Wounded O sacred Head, now wounded, With grief and shame weighed down, Now scornfully surrounded With thorns, Thine only crown; O sacred Head, what glory, […]
101124PM ThanksLS.doc The Communion of The Unleavened I Corinthians 11:23-32; 5:1-13 COM-11 Today we celebrate communion as those thankful we are forgiven. When Jesus instituted the Communion we now celebrate, it was as He held the pictures of His soon to be sacrificed body and blood, and gave thanks. Forever we shall do the same […]
WCC-07 161016PM Tonight our goal is to practice the words from God in Hebrews 10:24-25. As we turn there we are looking at the simple reality of applying God’s Word. How do we stir up others for God? God says we are all to have as our goal, every time we gather that we […]
In Justification we go from being accused and guilty before God to being righteous and with no record of wrongs!
1. Romans 8:33-34 I have been justified and by Christ justifying me and because the record has been erased —I am free forever from condemnation. Say that aloud with me
2. Ephesians 3:12 By Christ justifying me—I can always approach God with confidence. Say that aloud with me
3. Hebrews 4:15-16 By Christ justifying me—I always have His grace and help. Say that aloud with me
In Revelation 5, each of us who are born-again believers are seeing ourselves in the future. What is it we are doing when God lets us see ourselves? Singing praises to our Redeemer, the only One who could and did pay the debt of our sins!
Biblical Worship always focuses upon the Redeemer, always praises His redemption and always comes from the Redeemed.
Redemption is the Theme of Our Worship in Heaven
There are few times that God’s Word allows us to actually see what we will be doing in Heaven and each of those views always involve us worshiping the True and Living God and His Son our Redeemer.
The waters of baptism symbolize our new life in Christ. Baptism portrays or pictures what God has done in us through Christ. Open to Colossians 2:11. Actually, v. 8-12 are one long sentence with one primary clause starting in v.8, and six secondary clauses, each with a verb extending all the way down to v.12.
The best defense is a good what?
What is the offense of our faith? Our salvation testimony
Endless thanksgiving, around the Throne, with all the redeemed of all the ages: that is what salvation prompts in the hearts of believers.
Tonight in Luke 22:24 we go back to THE Lord’s Supper, by that I mean the first, the original, and the model for us from Jesus Christ Himself to us His Church.
On this night of the first Lord’s Supper, Jesus models an attitude what we must choose to have each time we come to His Table.
The Problem They Faced