God’s Ongoing Call to Faithfulness

God's Ongoing Call to Faithfulness

The Sermon: 1 Timothy 4: 1-10 (NKJV) Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron,3 forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; 5 for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. 6 If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed. 7 But reject profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise yourself toward godliness. 8 For bodily exercise profits a little, but Read More …

Practicing Without a License

Practicing Without a License

The Sermon: 1 John 4:1 (NKJV) Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. Listen to the sermon: Practicing Without a License Sixth Sunday of Easter May 25, 2014 (9:00 a.m.) Opening  The Liturgy ………………………………………………… Hymnal, Pages 5-9 Scripture Reading – Jeremiah 23 (Excerpts) In an age of tolerance when, in the minds of many, false prophets have almost become extinct, it is well for us to listen to the LORD’S perspective: If they do not faithfully proclaim my Word, I have not sent them – and their words are lies that mislead and harm precious souls. The Apostles Creed (Page 12 in Hymnal) I believe in God the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Read More …

Fight the Good Fight of Faith with the Whole Armor of God

Fight the Good Fight of Faith with the Whole Armor of God

The Sermon: Ephesians 6: 10-17 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take Read More …

Jesus is the Fulfiller of our Great Need

Jesus is the Fulfiller of our Great Need

Sermon: Isaiah 35:1-10 The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus; 2 it shall blossom abundantly and rejoice with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the LORD, the majesty of our God. 3 Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. 4 Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.” 5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; 6 then shall the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy. For waters Read More …

“Hard Sayings” of Jesus

"Hard Sayings" of Jesus

Sermon:  John 6: 60-69 60 Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, “This is a hard saying; who can understand it?” 61 When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples complained about this, He said to them, “Does this offend you? 62 What then if you should see the Son of Man ascend where He was before? 63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. 64 But there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who would betray Him. 65 And He said, “Therefore I have said to you that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted to him by My Father.” 66 From that time many of Read More …