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Bless Your Enemy

This passage follows the teaching of Jesus in the same pattern i.e. things we have heard from the law vs. his teaching, which reaches to the heart of the matter. This principle applies to 3 categories of our enemies and what it means to love them. Our goal is not to love our enemies for anything good in return. But it is with the realization that we need the same mercy from God as much as our enemies do. “You…
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Ten Looks at Jesus: The Resurrection

On the resurrection day, the ladies who followed Jesus rushed to the tomb to finish the burial that was done hastily on the day of the crucifixion. They were filled with sorrow and grief. But they were surprised with joy when the angel said to them Jesus has risen. Nothing can explain how the stone rolled away, nor how he was able to pass the Roman soldiers who were guarding the tomb, except that He was risen and He was…
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Ten Looks at Jesus: The Triumphal Entry

Today we look at Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. In the Book of Isaiah 50:7, the prophet described the suffering Messiah as setting his face like flint. It was an expression of Jesus’ unwavering determination to suffer and die for us. Join us as we learn about 3 characteristics of Jesus from this event. We can also be sure that this humble and suffering Messiah will be coming again as a victorious King to whom every knee will bow. As…
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Ten Looks at Jesus: The Garden Prayer

Gethsemane is about prayer. Why did Jesus pray? What did he pray? And how did God answer His prayer? We learned that God answered “No” to one prayer and “Yes” to another prayer from Jesus on the same night. Because of Jesus’ incredible love for us, he fully drank the cup of the wrath of God so that we would see the glory of God and be with Him in heaven one day. Jesus went out as usual to the…
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Ten Looks at Jesus: The Transfiguration

In this passage, we read about His transfiguration. This event illustrates 2 points: Who is Jesus and Why did He come into the world? For a brief moment in time, His inner circle disciples witnessed the glory of God shine through Jesus’ humanity. Moses and Elijah were present as a picture that Jesus was the fulfillment of the law and the prophecy. He must suffer for the sin of the people. The Lord of glory would die for those he…
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Ten Looks at Jesus: The Temptations

Today we look at a passage of scripture that talks about Jesus’ temptations. Were the temptations of Jesus easier than the ones we experience because he did not struggle with sin? What areas were Jesus tempted and how did he respond? How can we overcome temptations based on the examples given to us by Jesus? Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted…
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Ten Looks at Jesus: The Baptism

Baptism is a symbol of repentance for sinners. So why did Jesus have to be baptized when he was sinless? He did so to identify with us sinners. His baptism was also the fulfillment of the prophecy that pointed to the crucifixion. Jesus set examples for us to follow in baptism, in prayer, and in being filled with the Holy Spirit. If he who was sinless recognized the need for such spiritual discipline, how much more do we need to…
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Ten Looks at Jesus: The Childhood

This is the only passage in the scripture that focuses on Jesus’ childhood. When Jesus was 12 years old he went with his parents to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover. Jesus said he must be in his Father’s House. Though this is a statement we hear often, at that time, it was a shocking statement for someone to claim that God was his father. Jesus knew firmly who he was and made a bold statement. He knew himself…
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Ten Looks at Jesus: The Birth

The birth of Jesus was the reality that God moved history for His plan and His purpose to be accomplished. Everything happened exactly as the prophets had foretold. Though it appeared in our human eyes that the powerful ones were the rulers of the Roman world, the one in control and the most powerful one of all, was the infant who was born. Jesus was born in poverty as a helpless babe so that in his poverty we might become…
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Ten Looks at Jesus: Our Certainty

Many of us consider ourselves Christians. But how confident are we in the Gospel? Do you have doubts here and there when you read the Bible? If so, you’ve come to the right place. The Gospel of Luke and John were written with this type of audience in mind. These things were written so that we may be certain of what we believe. Join us as we explore the Gospel in this 11-week series on “Ten Looks at Jesus”. Many…

Face2Face: Joshua

Today we explored the third vision in the series of Face2Face i.e. the vision of Joshua the High Priest in the book of Zechariah. This passage was a courtroom scene where Satan accused Joshua the High Priest before the Lord. Joshua was helpless as Satan’s accusation was true. However, the focus in this passage was on the work of the Lord Jesus Christ who clothed him with righteousness and made him clean to stand before the Lord. Join us today…

Praying the Lord’s Prayer

The Lord’s prayer is a lesson we can learn about Christlikeness. Prayer is one of the most important aspects of Jesus’ life and ministry. He started his ministry with prayer and he often withdrew to lonely place to pray. Several times he stayed up all night to pray.Jesus did not just talk about prayer, He lived the life of prayer. The disciples also learned from Jesus how to talk to God the Father. We can learn from Jesus as he…

Praying for Christlikeness

Christlikeness is the supreme priority for believing people. Join us today as we explore what the scripture has to say about this? How can we pray for Christlikeness? And how can we grow in Christlikeness. Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. “ 1 Corinthians 11:1 (NIV) For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; and these whom He predestined, He…

Face2Face: John

Today we explored the experience of the Apostle John when he came face to face with Jesus on the Island of Patmos. What spiritual insights can we learn from his description of Jesus? What is your response to Jesus based on this description? I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. On…

Face2Face: Isaiah

No human remains the same after coming face to face with God. In this 3-week series, we explore the experiences of 3 men in the Bible who saw the Lord. Today is the story of Isaiah the prophet. Join us as we learn how his encounter with the Lord revealed to Isaiah who he was and who God was. Plus, we discuss Isaiah’s response. In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on…

The Light Has Come

The birth of Jesus means the light has shined into the kingdom of darkness in which humans live. In today’s sermon, we explore 3 types of darkness that Jesus’ light has overcome. Which one do you live in? Have you experienced the fact that darkness has not overcome the light? In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made;…

Wise Worshippers

When Jesus was born, many sought him. From King Herod to the wise men, they were all religious, educated, wealthy, wise, and appeared to be seekers of the truth. But sadly, not everyone encountered the new messiah in their heart. What were the barriers? Which one do you compare yourself to? Have you met the savior and worshipped him? After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem…

Mary’s Song of Praise

Everyone who came in touch with Jesus responded in worship. So did Mary when she responded with a song of praise with regards to Christ’s coming birth. In today’s sermon we learn from Mary how to worship and be a worshiper that God seeks. And Mary said: “ My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call…
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Grace to (with) You

Grace is one of the most important words in Christian faith. Why is it so? and what does it mean to live by Grace? Join us today as we learn 3 essential truths about grace. Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else. Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not…
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A Prayer for Sanctification

Jesus prays to the Father that He may sanctify us. But what does sanctification mean exactly? Who is responsible for this process? What aspect of our lives does it include? May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. “ 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 Sanctify them by the…