Beware of Man-Made Commandments in the Church

Beware of Man-Made Commandments in the Church

The Sermon:  Mark 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23 7 Then the Pharisees and some of the scribes came together to Him, having come from Jerusalem.2 Now when they saw some of His disciples eat bread with defiled, that is, with unwashed hands, they found fault. 3 For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands in a special way, holding the tradition of the elders. 4 When they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. And there are many other things which they have received and hold, like the washing of cups, pitchers, copper vessels, and couches. 5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked Him, “Why do Your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands?” 6 He answered and said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: ‘This people honors Me with their lips, But their heart Read More …

Our Daily, Internal Sin-Struggle

Our Daily, Internal Sin-Struggle

The Sermon: Romans 7: 14-25 14 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. 15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 18 I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19 For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do–this I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it Read More …

Our Real Source of Spiritual Strength

Our Real Source of Spiritual Strength 2

The Sermon….……………………………………… Judges 7: 16-23 16 Dividing the three hundred men into three companies, he placed trumpets and empty jars in the hands of all of them, with torches inside. 17 “Watch me,” he told them. “Follow my lead. When I get to the edge of the camp, do exactly as I do. 18 When I and all who are with me blow our trumpets, then from all around the camp blow yours and shout, ‘For the LORD and for Gideon.’ “19 Gideon and the hundred men with him reached the edge of the camp at the beginning of the middle watch, just after they had changed the guard. They blew their trumpets and broke the jars that were in their hands. 20 The three companies blew the trumpets and smashed the jars. Grasping the torches in their left hands and holding in their right hands the trumpets they were to blow, they shouted, “A Read More …

Zeal for the Father’s House

Zeal for the Father’s House 3

The Sermon: John 2:13-17 13 Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers doing business.15 When He had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers’ money and overturned the tables. 16 And He said to those who sold doves, “Take these things away! Do not make My Father’s house a house of merchandise!” 17 Then His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for Your house has consumed me.” [NKJV] Zeal for the Father’s House 1. It “Consumed” Jesus’ In His Ministry 2. May It “Consume” Us In His Church Listen to the sermon: Third Sunday After Epiphany Sunday, January 26, 2014 (9:00 a.m.) Song by SS Read More …

Christmastime

Christmastime 2

Listen to the service: Christmas Eve Service Sunday, December 24, 2013 (5:30 p.m.) Song by Children & Choir – “Christmastime” (Director: Cathy Augustin, Accompanist: Ryan Augustin) Jack Gullerud: ‘Twas years before Christmas, 700 or so When Isaiah, God’s Prophet sat down and wrote One of the messages God had him say He told what would happen the first Christmas Day. The Lord himself will give you a sign. The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call Him Immanuel. [Isaiah 7:14]  For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. [Isaiah 9:6] Austin Karow: Other prophets, like Micah, also foretold More truths about Jesus which God let them know And Read More …