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Slavery and Freedom – Sermon – June 27 2010

Slavery and Freedom – Sermon – June 27 2010

Why did God allow slavery in the Bible times and call for slaves to obey their masters?   Why did God command the masters to treat their slaves justly and fairly?  What does all this have to do with us and our identity in Christ? How was Slavery very different during Bible times when compared to slavery linked before and after the Civil War?  If slavery was evil, and tends toward evil, why did God tolerate it?

Listen for these questions and answers about “Slavery and Freedom”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 105: 16-27, 36-38, 43-45,  Jeremiah 34: 8-17, 21-22,  Romans 6: 17-23,  John 8: 31-38, 44

Keywords: pride and humility,  llllll Beloved, identity in Christ, the Church, pilgrims, travelers, citizens of a better country , royal priests, jars of clay, sons of light, sons of the day, who we are in Christ, dust , earth, powder, ashes, mortar, rubbish , ground, clay, royal priesthood, human slaves, slavery, Aristotle and Slavery, C.S. Lewis in “Equality”

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MP3 Player - Slavery and Freedom - Sermon - June 27 2010

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Pilgrims and Strangers on Earth – Citizens of Heaven – Sermon – August 08 2010

Pilgrims and Strangers on Earth,  Citizens of Heaven – Sermon – August 08 2010

When we look at our new Identity in Christ, do you think of yourself as a Citizen of Heaven?  Many people, if not most think they are going to heaven but do they have faith in Christ, do they have a passport if you will, to get there?  Your whole life is a journey home, what does this mean for you?

Listen for these questions and answers about “Pilgrims and Strangers on Earth,  Citizens of Heaven”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 119: 9-24,  Jeremiah 29: 10-14,  Philippians 3: 17-21,  John 3: 25-36

Keywords: alien, stranger to the world, citizen of Heaven, Beloved, identity in Christ, the Church, pilgrims, travelers, citizens of a better country , royal priests, jars of clay, sons of light, sons of the day, organized religion, institutionalized, who we are in Christ, dust , earth, powder, ashes, morter, rubbish , ground, clay, Jesus said your are from below; I am from above. your are of this world: I am not of this world.,  Jonathan Edwards

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MP3 Player - Pilgrims and Strangers on Earth,  Citizens of Heaven - Sermon - August 08 2010

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The Purpose of Suffering – Sermon – January 30 2011

The Purpose of Suffering – Sermon – January 30 2011

Would it help all of us, to gain a Godly perspective on suffering, to understand it, how to endure it, how not to be afraid of it, and yes even to rejoice in it?  Was the story of Job in the Old Testament a rather extreme example of Suffering for a Man, and how can we learn from what happened to Job?  What are God’s purposes for us in suffering, in the trials of a Christian?  When we get hit by despair and tribulation we often ask, Why is God letting this happen to me?  Does he still love me?  Why has he cast me off so?  Am I forgotten or abandoned by God?

Listen for these questions and answers about “The Purpose of Suffering”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 107: 1-3, 17-22,  Job 9: 25-35,  1 Peter 4: 1-6,  Matthew 16: 21-28

Keywords: sufferng, tribulation, rejoice in suffering, rejoicing, despair in suffering, God’s purpose in suffering, Paul’s thorn in the flesh with suffering, C.S. Lewis and suffering, Helen Keller and suffering, overcoming suffering, refining you through suffering, Shadrach, Meshack and Abednego in the fires of the burning furnace,

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MP3 Player - The Purpose of Suffering - Sermon - January 30 2011

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In The World But Not of The World – Sermon – September 04 2011

In The World But Not of The World – Sermon – September 04 2011

In this new sermon series, Living as a Christian In A Sinful World, what does it mean when we say Christians are to be in the world but of of the world?  Are Christians really different from other people on this earth?  How different are we?  Should we look different from the world?   What does God say, teach, and instruct us on these matters – on being in the world but not of the world?  First we need to look at Jesus, what was He like?  And what did He say when He was on earth, some 2000 years ago?  In order to be saved, Jesus says to be his own, we must also be from above, to be a citizen, so do we need a Passport?

Listen for these questions and answers about “In The World But Not of The World”, below in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 17,  1 Kings 19: 9-15, 18,  1 Corinthians 5: 6-13,  John 15: 18-27

Keywords: what passport do we need to get into Heaven? ,  born from above, born again, a citizen from above, Erica Corder in 2006 high school valedictorian speech was denied her diploma for mentioning Christ,  Demas, a friend of Paul, and what happened to him is Demas fell in love with this present world and deserted  or lost his Salvation, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, John Newton author of Amazing Grace, John Bunyan who wrote Pilgrims Progress, a better country, a heavenly country

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MP3 Player - In The World But Not of The World - Sermon - September 04 2011

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I Am Not Ashamed – Jesus, The Only Way – Sermon – October 02 2011

I Am Not Ashamed – Jesus, The Only Way – Sermon – October 02 2011

Why are there so many scripture quotes, that speak about not being ashamed of the Gospel?  (like Romans 1: 16, or 2 Timothy 1: 8)   Why is there so much pressure on us from the world, to be ashamed of the Gospel, and believing it?   Why should we speak the Gospel boldly?  Why do we Christians feel the temptation to be ashamed?   Where does this shame come from?  Why should we say Jesus is the only way to Salvation and Everlasting Life?  Why have so many Celebrities denied Christ as the only Path to Salvation such as  Oprah Winfrey when she was live on her show, and Billy Graham on the Robert Schuller show on May 31, 1997?   Why have these celebrities been ashamed to admit Christ is the only path, and that Wrath and Damnation will come to those who do not accept Jesus Christ?

Listen for these questions and answers about “I Am Not Ashamed – Jesus, The Only Way”, below in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 79: 1, 5-9,  2 Kings 7: 34-41,  1 Corinthians 10: 14-22,  Matthew 4: 1-11

Keywords: Freemasonry also denies Christ spelling out that Islam, hindu and all Religions can come to the one true God, but no mention that Christ is the only way, oprah winfrey denied Christ it the only Path to Salvation, Buddhism tries to deal with suffering by just numbing out your feelings,  Hinduism believe you are trapped in a wheel of reincarnation,  Islam is good deeds out weigh the bad, when you cross a bridge called As-Siraat (the Path) , and this bridge is sharper than a sword and thinner than a strand of hair which determines your good and bad,  Billy Graham on the Robert Schuller show denied Christ on May 31, 1997 and said God is calling people out of the world for his name whether they come from the Muslim , Buddhist  or Christian world which made Schuller very happy, if we have been ashamed then we can repent and will be forgiven,  Apostasy and Blasphemy

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MP3 Player - I Am Not Ashamed – Jesus, The Only Way - Sermon - October 02 2011

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The Lone Stranger – Sermon – August 19 2012

The Lone Stranger – Sermon – August 19 2012

Are we indeed called by God to undertake a journey?  Are God’s people indeed all pilgrims?  If we are travelers, if we are pilgrims, how does a traveler make it to his journey’s end, his desired haven, his blessed rest, his home country?  What do you need in the journey God has called you on to undertake, to at last arrive in heaven?

Listen for these questions and answers about “The Lone Stranger”, below in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 69: 1 – 4, 7 – 14, 35 – 36,  Ezekiel 14: 1 – 8,  1 Peter 2: 9 – 12, John 8 : 21 – 30

Keywords:   passport, faith, baptism, citizen of heaven,

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MP3 Player - The Lone Stranger - Sermon - August 19 2012

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Evidence of The Resurrection – Sermon – March 31 2013

Evidence of The Resurrection – Sermon – March 31 2013

What are some of the arguments skeptics use against the proclamation that Jesus really rose from the dead?   Miracles can’t happen?     Shall we look at some of the proofs of the resurrection, and answer some of the arguments often posed by these skeptics and unbelievers, that don’t believer he rose from the dead?

Listen for these questions and answers about “Evidence of The Resurrection”, below in the 1-part Video or 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below the video.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 118: 14-24,  Isaiah 44: 1-8,  1 Corinthians 15: 1-5, 12-21,  John 20: 1-10, 19-20

Keywords: Proof and evidence of the Resurrection, Scientific proof, Lee Strobel in the Case for Christ, a former non-believer in Christ, Josh McDowell

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MP3 Player - Evidence of The Resurrection - Sermon - March 31 2013

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