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A Wrong and A Right Way to Respond to the Gospel – Sermon – July 14 2013

A Wrong and A Right Way to Respond to the Gospel – Sermon – July 14 2013

How can believing that You are saved thru Repenting of your Sins, and receiving Christ and believing this word, this gospel, how can it save you?  What does God want us to do with it, now that we’ve believed it?  How do we hold it fast?  How should it affect our lives?  What do we need to watch out for?   What is the right way to go?  To discern the right way, in this Sermon, Pastor Greg provides us 4 possible responses a person can have to the gospel of Christ – 3 of them are wrong and 1 is right.  What does God say to us about each?

Listen for these questions and answers about A Wrong and A Right Way to Respond to the Gospel, below in the 1-part Video or 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 35: 11-18,  Genesis 19: 12-14,  Acts 17: 22- 34

Keywords: laughing at the Gospel or Scripture, license to sin once saved, legalism by adding to it with works of our own, or liberty, the 4-L’s of the Gospel if you will, walk away from the faith, lose your faith, lose salvation, assurance of salvation, repentance of sins, repenting, repentance, repent, forgiveness of sins

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The Assurance of Salvation – Sermon – January 10 2010

Drawing of the Cross and test saying, "Everyone who Calls on the Name of the Lord will be Saved" The Assurance of Salvation – Sermon – January 10 2010

Can you be sure you are saved?  If you died tonight are you sure you would go to Heaven?

What does God have to say to us about it in the Bible?  Do some Pastors or Preachers say we are guaranteed Salvation and can never lose it?  Who is right? The Preachers or what Scripture actually says?  Who in Scripture points out the Truth about whether we have Assurance of Salvation or Not?

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

Scriptures used in Sermon from the church bulletin:

Psalm 118:1, 5-9, 15-24,  Joel 2: 23-32,  2 Peter 1: 1-11,  Luke 3: 15-22

Keywords: apostasy is the only way to lose salvation, mother teresa, theresa, in her words had such spiritual darkness and depression, she spoke of dryness, loneliness, torture, mother theresa began to doubt the existence of God in Heaven, her smile was a mask she said, she had such an intense spiritual darkness, yet she kept all the Sacraments, but her heart was not in Christ so she was very depressed, very unhappy, very sad, Martin Luther and the Catholic Church on Assurance of Salvation, Preacher Charles Stanley, Preacher Tony Evans, Gregory the Great – 7th century Pope,  losing your Salvation, Apostasy, License to Sin

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No Fear In Trouble – 9-11 Ten Year Anniversary – Sermon – September 11 2011

No Fear In Trouble – 9-11 Ten Year Anniversary – Sermon – September 11 2011

As Christians living in a sinful world, and how we are in the world but not of the world, how does that change our response to tragedies, disasters and tough times, like 9/11?  How are we Christians different from other people when facing hardships and tribulations?

Listen for these questions and answers about “No Fear In Trouble – 9-11 Ten Year Anniversary”, below in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 46,  Isaiah 8: 9-17,  1 Peter 3: 13-22,  Matthew 10: 21-33

Keywords: Natural disasters, 2004 Tsunami, 2005 Hurricane Katrina,  2010 Haiti earthquake, Islam and Muslims, the Lord is a man of War and a dread warrior and also a gentle compassionate God, power and sovereignty of God, child that triumphed over tragedy, Patriotic Sermon

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MP3 Player - No Fear In Trouble – 9-11 Ten Year Anniversary - Sermon - September 11 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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The Certainty of the Christian – Sermon – October 09 2011

The Certainty of the Christian – Sermon – October 09 2011

Are you an iron pillar of the rock of God’s truth?   What is uncertainty?   We live in a culture (America), with many religions being practiced.  How can our culture say that all these religions are true at the same time?  Is it possible that the unbelieving world, people in this country and abroad, just don’t believe that there is but one truth, in who our God is, and how we can be saved?  Does the Politically Correct world teach that it is not nice to say that one thing is truth?  Culture of the unbelieving world, teaches that each individual has truth, as only he sees it, else, we are being arrogant, or mean.    What is the Truth?  And how can we know, that the Truth is found only in the Bible?

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

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 119: 13-24,  Jeremiah 1: 4-10, 16-19,  Philippians 1: 19-30,  John 8: 48 -59

Keywords: truth, politically correct, shades of grey, truth and conviction, faith, belief

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MP3 Player - The Certainty of the Christian - Sermon - October 09 2011

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The Duty of the Christian – Sermon – October 16 2011

The Duty of the Christian – Sermon – October 16 2011

What is duty?  What is the Duty of the Christian?  What does the world today say or practice, in regards to duty?  Why does society teach, follow your heart?    Why does the Bible teach us, that following our feelings, is not our friend?    How many people in the World, followed their heart, and were led straight to tragedy and evil?   How about Susan Smith?  How about Casey Anthony?  Why is it important to ask God to help you recognize the feelings and emotions going on in your heart, and to give you the courage to pay attention to your feelings?  Why does God want us to have both our thoughts and our feelings working together as we serve him?

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

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 56, Ecclesiastes 12: 1-14,  1 Timothy 4: 11-16,  Luke 17: 1-10

Keywords: four Bible emotions that God wants you to grow (love for God, neighbors and goodness), joy (in God, good relationships, and the good things in life), hope (in God’s power and promises, and in your eternal destiny) and hatred (of evil),  responsibility of the Christian, following your heart alone in Spiritual things can be dangerous, following your feelings alone in Spiritual things can be dangerous, following Scripture and your thoughts and feelings is what God desires

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MP3 Player - The Duty of the Christian - Sermon - October 16 2011

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Can God Even Forgive My Sins – Sermon – April 28 2013

Can God Even Forgive My Sins ? – Sermon – April 28 2013

When we repent of our sins, believe in Christ, seek to follow Jesus in all things, yet still some continue to live in guilt, doubt, shame despair, fear, in our relationship with God and each other, is that the life God has in mind for you in Christ according to scripture?  When we fall short with sin, do we ever ask, am I really in right standing with Him?  How could God be pleased with me?  Were the Sins of the Saints, worse than yours?  Did God forgive their sins?

Listen for these questions and answers about “Can God Even Forgive My Sins ?”, below in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 65: 1-8,  1 Kings 8:33 -40, Ephesians 1: 3-10, Matthew 9: 1-8

Keywords: righteousness, peace, joy , loved loving , confident, superb peace victorious, happy, depressed, fearful , guilty happiness, forgiven, weak faith, conviction, strong faith, forgiveness of sins

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Where to Find Joy in Life – Sermon – May 05 2013

Where to Find Joy in Life – Sermon – May 05 2013

Does God really want us to have joy in life?  Do you have a joy no one and nothing can ever take away from you?  Why is there not more joy in the world?  What about your despair and fear over your future?

Listen for these questions and answers about “Where to Find Joy in Life”, 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 4,  Isaiah 35: 1-10, 1 John 1: 1-4, John 16: 19-24

Keywords: sin brings sorrow, guilt, fear , loneliness, depression, anxiety and death, key: your joy in life is equal to your faith in the gospel, happiness in Christ and the Gospel, conviction, powerful prayer

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MP3 Player - Where to Find Joy in Life - Sermon - May 05 2013

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