Sermons (Page 3)

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The Marriage of the Lamb

What is the marriage of the Lamb? Who has the privilege of being there? Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.” (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s…
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The Judgement Seat of Christ

What is the Judgement Seat of Christ? Who will appear before this judgement? Who will be the judge? What is the purpose of this judgement? Today we learn about this doctrine to help us prepare our lives concerning how we are to live. How should we use our talents and our resources so we will not be ashamed when we appear before him. So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body…
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What Happens When Jesus Returns

What happens after Jesus return? Are you prepared for his second coming? For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the…
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What Happens After Death

What happens to believers after they die? What motivates you each morning as you get up? Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s word, we…
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Jesus Wins

There are many opinions over end times prophecies. So much so that we either hyper focus on current events in order to fit them into “biblical timeline”, or we discard any concern about the end times altogether. How should we navigate this challenging topic? The ultimate truth in any teaching about the end times is that Jesus wins. Come learn how we ought to anchor our hope in this essential truth. Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to…

God Works for our Good

God promises that all things will turn out for good for believers, but what happens when things go wrong? Is God still faithful? Join us to learn how God takes care of his suffering people. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 (NIV)
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Suffering and Glory

We learn from the encouragement of Paul to the Romans of God’s goodness which endures and abounds greater than all of our present suffering. I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.  Romans 8:18

Missions and the Local Church

As we learn about the new support structure for missionaries with the Alliance, we are encouraged by a biblical model of compassionate, mutual self-giving from missionary to local church. I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, Philippians 1:3-5

Four Elements of Redemption

How do we know that God loves us? How do we know for sure that we are saved? Answer: because God’s grace guarantees our adoption as his children, and as his children we inherit the riches of God’s love and mercy which is bestows on us profusely. Come join us and learn from Paul’s message to the Ephesians. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us.…
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The Goodness of God to David

Are you convinced that God is good? Every day is filled with bad news. Every day gives us another reason to doubt that God is good and that he really cares for us. David certainly knows those feelings. Yet, he praises the Lord as his shepherd who cares deeply for his suffering people. Join us in listening to this encouraging word from Psalm 23. The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures,…
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The Faithfulness of God

For many people it is difficult to believe that God truly loves us unconditionally. It should therefore not surprise us that in many places in Scripture God reassures us his love by guaranteeing it with a promise. God is faithful and nothing can break his faithfulness. Let’s learn from the psalmist the extent of God’s faithfulness. I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. I will declare that your love stands…
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Love More and More

Love is the enduring Christian virtue. Love is the eternal bond among the persons of the Godhead. Love is both an old command and a new one. Love’s most meaningful expression is found at the cross of Christ. Paul’s only exhortation to the Thessalonians is to increase in love more and more – a simple command that carries great weight. How can we learn to love truly as Christ did? Come learn with us from Paul’s instruction to the Thessalonians.…
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Can I Live Holy?

If we are convinced that pleasing God is our supreme goal, and our holiness pleases God, what practical steps can we take in our pursuit of holiness? For answers, we not only stay in 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 but also expand our search to other places in the New Testament in order to understand how it instructs us in holy living. As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are…
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Living a Life of Purity

Sexual immorality has caused trouble for the church from its earliest days to the present. Temptation comes from without and from within. The unsaved world is contented to live in open lasciviousness while Christians must face the enduring temptations that come from our flesh. Sanctification is God’s call of believers from their former lives of sin unto himself. Yet, Christians are often caught between the new life in God and the former sinful life. With all the confusing messages on…
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God calls believers away from their sinful lives to a new lives dedicated to pleasing him. The Christian life, however, is rarely simple. We are caught between the desire to please God which is our supreme goal, and the temptations of our former sinful life. The process by which God purifies us is called “sanctification.” But what does sanctification look like? Are we required to do anything? If we are, what are we supposed to do? Join us as we…
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Pleasing God

Learning to please God is our supreme goal and greatest delight. What does it mean to please God truly? We will learn from Paul who writes urge the Thessalonians to please God through living out the instructions they received from him. As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. For you…
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A Prayer for Love and Holiness

Paul prays fervently and frequently that the Thessalonian believers will grow in heartfelt love for each other and for unbelievers as well. This love will increase and overflow into generous acts of kindness and will enable them to live more holy lives until the return of Christ. Like them, may our defining characteristics be love and holiness. For now we really live, since you are standing firm in the Lord. How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the…
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Destined for Trials

In 1 Thessalonians 3:1-8, Paul writes to a very young church that was undergoing severe persecution. Paul sent Timothy to strengthen their faith, to keep them from being unsettled by trials, and to ensure that thy tempter would not be victorious in their lives. We must remember that trials and persecutions were predicted by Jesus, and we should pray that we will be found faithful.

The Cross and Compassion

Jesus was deeply moved with compassion for people, knowing that they were harassed and helpless like sheep without a shepherd. Compassion should lead us to pray for our sin-sick world, with a willingness to be the answer to that prayer. We should also follow Christ’s example by personally interacting with others and meeting them at their point of need: loving, forgiving, and caring. The cross is the ultimate expression of the compassion of Jesus.
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Spirit Filled Congregational Singing

Our singing is to be fueled by the Holy Spirit, shaped by a continuous intake of God’s Word. Singing unites God’s people as our faith is strengthened and our love for one another increases. It integrates the heart and the head, going beyond mere emotionalism to gain a larger view of God and to reach out to Him with our heart’s affections in response to all that He has done for us.