Sermons and Audio

  • Glory by Death

    by Reid Ward on January 7, 2018
    John 12:20-26

    As Jesus has carried out His earthly ministry, all things have been building to a climax. Jesus has been revealing more and more about himself, and the result has been a greater dichotomy between the crowd and the religious leadership of the people. As more people have come to believe in Jesus, and many more have begun to follow Him, the opposition from the Jewish establishment has also solidified and increased. We have seen the great turning point, starting in the last chapter. In this passage, we will note; The Coming of the Greeks, Jesus’ Response to the Greeks, The Analogy of Grain and Fruit, and then Two Results, or Applications, as Jesus predicts and proclaims that His glory will come by death, and in the same way the glory of His salvation comes by our identification with Him, through our death to self.

  • Accept the Weaker Brother

    by Shawn Merithew on January 7, 2018
    Romans 14:1-4

    Alcohol consumption, tattoos, watching “R” rated movies, Courtship vs Dating, Sacred vs Secular Music, Public School vs Homeschool — How are we to live with one another when our convictions on these different matters can be so very different and so very strong? In this text, Paul frames his discussion of Christian liberty and being stumbling blocks by commanding us all to live in a spirit of love and deference when we find ourselves in disagreement about non-essential matters.

  • Look to Jesus and Hold Fast

    by Shawn Merithew on December 31, 2017
    Hebrews 3:1-6

    Consider Jesus! Imagine that each of us is like a compass, and we are making our way through a world filled with competing magnets. There are all sorts of things vying for our focus, making the needle of our lives spin this way and then that way. These beguiling forces would lead us astray to rocks of destruction where we would make shipwreck of our souls. But Jesus saves us. He is our true north, and so as it says in verse 1, we are to consider Him — we are to fix our eyes on Christ!

  • Made Like His Brethren in All Things

    by Shawn Merithew on December 24, 2017
    Hebrews 2:17-18

    In Jesus, we have perfect divinity united with perfect humanity in One person, thereby making Him the perfect representative of men to God and God to men. In these final verses of Hebrews 2, we encounter three more blessings of the Incarnation: Jesus is now our merciful and faithful High Priest, He has made full propitiation for our sins, and He is our strength when we face temptation.

  • The Heart that Worships Christ

    by Rick Quave on December 17, 2017
    John 12:1-11

    The human heart cannot ignore Jesus Christ. God presents himself to us in the person of Jesus Christ and that presentation demands a response from every individual. Simply mention the name of Jesus in a group setting and it will arouse a response from all, even if that response remains unspoken. Some scorn Jesus, some love Jesus, others are fond of the benefits that come from being near Jesus and the people who love Jesus but deep-down they prefer their independence from Jesus. In the opening verses of the twelfth chapter of John’s gospel we find an intimate setting in which we are shown a contrast in responses to Jesus. Among them we find in Mary the heart the beats for and worships Jesus without reservation.

  • He Partook of Flesh and Blood

    by Shawn Merithew on December 17, 2017
    Hebrews 2:14-16
  • Wednesday Night Study – Daniel Chapter 5

    by Shawn Merithew on December 13, 2017
  • Put on the Lord Jesus Christ

    by Shawn Merithew on December 10, 2017
    Romans 13:11-14

    In these final verses of chapter 13, Paul stresses the urgency of our call to love by reminding us that the Day of Christ is near. In light of Christ’s coming, we are to live as children of the day, putting aside the deeds of darkness and putting on the Lord Jesus Christ. How do we array ourselves with Christ? By cultivating our relationship with Him. We seek Him, we read His Word, we pray, and as we draw near to Him and know Him, we become like Him — we manifest His character.

  • Wednesday Night Study – Daniel Chapter 4

    by Shawn Merithew on December 6, 2017
  • The Sum of the Law

    by Shawn Merithew on December 3, 2017
    Romans 1:8-10

    Every single Christian is deeply in debt. We owe a debt of love to God because of all that Christ has done to save us. But His salvation is of grace, and grace is not grace if we have to repay Him. Thus, though we are indebted to Christ for our salvation, grace means we never pay it back. Instead, we pay it forward. We fulfill that debt of love to Christ by loving others the same way He has loved us by directing the gushing torrent of Christ’s grace and love toward others in every interaction.

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