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Martin Luther Got in Trouble Over One Little Word, What was It? – Sermon – October 25 2015

Martin Luther Got in Trouble Over One Little Word, What was It?  (God’s Fantastic Four) – Sermon – October 25 2015

Questions to help understand the direction and meaning of the Sermon for You: 

Are we saved by Grace alone thru faith alone in Christ alone, or are we saved by Works?  What does the Roman Catholic Church say about being saved by Grace alone?

Listen for these questions and answers about for “Martin Luther Got in Trouble Over One Little Word, What was It?”, below in the 1-part Video ,  or the one-part MP3 Audio Sermon.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon: 

Psalm 20, Isaiah 43: 1-7,  1 John 5: 1-5, 9-13,  John 12: 44-50

Keywords:  Justified by Grace not works, Luther, Council of Trent Canon 9 and Canon 12,  Canon 9: If any one saith, that by faith alone the impious is justified; in such wise as to mean, that nothing else is required to co-operate in order to the obtaining the grace of justification, and that it is not in any way necessary, that he be prepared and disposed by the movement of his own will; let him be anathema (accursed) ,  Canon 12: If any one shall say that justifying faith is nothing else than confidence in the divine mercy pardoning sins for Christ’s sake, or that it is that confidence alone by which we are justified…let him be accursed, from the Catholic Church Council of Trent,  Justification by grace scriptures Romans 3: 20 Romans 3: 24 Romans 3: 28 Romans 4: 3 Romans 5: 1 Ephesians 2: 8 Titus 3: 5 Hebrews 7: 25-27

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Are You Assured of Your Salvation – Sermon – October 27 2013

Are You Assured of Your Salvation ? – Reformation Sunday – Sermon – October 27 2013

Questions about Sermon are forthcoming 🙂

Listen for these questions and answers about Are You Assured of Your Salvation ? – Reformation Sunday, below in the 1-part Video ,  or the one-part MP3 Audio Sermon.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 20,  Isaiah 43: 1-7,  ?,  ?

Keywords: Reformation of the Church, Martin Luther, saved thru faith by Grace in Jesus Christ, Justification through Grace, Justified in Christ, Roman Catholic Church and False Doctrine, err in doctrine, The Council of Trent, bad doctrine, Antichrists, the Pope, works verses grace, saved by Grace

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MP3 Player - Are You Assured of Your Salvation ? - Reformation Sunday - Sermon - October 27 2013

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No Other Gospel – Faith Alone – Sermon – September 07 2008

No Other Gospel ! – Faith Alone – Sermon – September 07 2008

Listen for these questions and answers about “No Other Gospel ! – Faith Alone”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

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MP3 Player - No Other Gospel ! – Faith Alone - Sermon - September 07 2008

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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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MP3 Player - The Assurance of Salvation - Sermon - January 10 2010

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Can You Lose Your Salvation? – Sermon – January 17 2010

Can You Lose Your Salvation ? – Sermon – January 17 2010

Can You actually Lose Your Salvation?    Is it possible to fall and be damned after having once been justified?  What does God want us to know about this?  What do Evangelicals, Lutherans or Baptists say about this?   Ignoring what different denominations say,  what does the Bible itself actually say?

Listen for these questions and answers about “Can You Lose Your Salvation ?”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below are from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 119:  1-8, 33-40,  67-68,  Ezekiel 18: 19-29,  Hebrews 10: 19-31,  Matthew 7: 15-29

Keywords:  apostasy is the only way to lose salvation, made shipwreck of their faith,  fell down in their faith,  shipwrecked faith, strayed from the truth, commit apostasy, swerve from the truth, Charles Stanley,  Tony Evans,  1 Timothy 1: 18,  2 Timothy 2: 16,  Hymenaeus and Philetus, Demas,  Alexander, deserted the truth,  rejecting conscience, certain persons have made shipwreck of their faith, 1 Timothy 1: 19,  Hebrews 6: 4,

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MP3 Player - Can You Lose Your Salvation ? - Sermon - January 17 2010

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Judged According to Works – Sermon – January 24 2010

Judged According to Works – Sermon – January 24 2010

Questions that will be answered in the Sermon:

Is it right to say and rejoice that we are saved as a gift, through Christ’s love and grace, through faith in Jesus Christ?  Or, How then do we understand scriptures that seem to speak of God’s judgement, especially on the Last day, to be according to our deeds and works, and in these passages, most don’t even expressly mention faith?

Listen for these questions and answers about “Judged According to Works”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures will be below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 28,  Ezekiel 11: 14-21,  Revelation 20: 11-15,  Matthew 16: 13-28

Keywords:  Ephesians 2: 8,  Romans 4: 4, John 3 : 16, John 5: 24-29,  saved by Grace and not Works,  after we are saved to produce good works,  this is not of our own doing it is a gift from God

 

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MP3 Player - Judged According to Works - Sermon - January 24 2010

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The Healing Power of Forgiveness – Confession and Absolution – Sermon – June 13 2010

The Healing Power of Forgiveness,  Confession and Absolution – Sermon – June 13 2010

Do you know and are you sure of the forgiveness of your sins from God?  Are you taking your assurance of the forgiveness from God to help and inspire you to practice this same kind of grace with each other and especially with those who have really hurt you in your life?   What do we learn about forgiveness from the scripture?   Why is it so important for us?  Why is God everywhere in the scripture so zealously urging us to accept His forgiveness and to forgive each other? Do you know that when we forsake love – love of God and love of one another – we sin, and the result is that we hurt each other?

Listen for these questions and answers about “The Healing Power of Forgiveness,  Confession and Absolution”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 32,  1 Kings 8: 22-24, 27-32,  James 5: 13-20,  John 20: 19-23

Keywords: a Money lender had two debtors parable, the boy on the park bench and bee sting illustration, corrie ten boom – holland World War II, 2 Two, Nazi SS officer, prison camp German camp, sins nature and power is to divide, to separate, to injure, to break down and ultimately to destroy relationships between persons,

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MP3 Player - The Healing Power of Forgiveness,  Confession and Absolution - Sermon - June 13 2010

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Where To Find Joy in the Christian Life – Sermon – October 31 2010

Where To Find Joy in the Christian Life – Sermon – October 31 2010

Where do we find joy in the Christian life?  Should we even have it?  It this what God would give us?  Would you like to find joy in God, a joy that cannot be taken from you?  Does God really want us to be Joyful?

Listen for these questions and answers about “Where To Find Joy in the Christian Life”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 86: 1-13,  Lamentations 3: 1-6, 21-26,  Galations 5: 1-13,  Luke 15: 1-7

Keywords: fruits of the spirit, joy of a Christian, sadness, depression, sorrowful over sins, happy all the day is annoying of some people,  rejoice in the Lord, joy comes from Grace, grace alone thru faith alone in Christ alone

 

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MP3 Player - Where To Find Joy in the Christian Life - Sermon - October 31 2010

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What Does It Mean to Be Justified – Sermon – December 12 2010

What Does It Mean to Be Justified ? – Sermon – December 12 2010

Are you sure that, if you died today, that you would definitely go to heaven?  If you should die today and God asked – for what reason should you be allowed into heaven, what would you answer Him?  How can a sinful person be right with a holy God?  What does God teach us in scripture about justification by grace through faith?

Listen for these questions and answers about “What Does It Mean to Be Justified ?”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 118: 19-29,  Isaiah 53: 8-12,  Galatians 2: 11-16,  John 1: 19-34

Keywords: justified by grace through faith in Christ only, what is righteousness, works verses grace, the law and the Gospel, requirements to get to Heaven,

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MP3 Player - What Does It Mean to Be Justified ? - Sermon - December 12 2010

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Are You A Friend of God – Sermon – January 09 2011

Are You A Friend of God ? – Sermon – January 09 2011

A friendship with God – How can we be sure of it?  And what is it like?  Will God still be my friend though I still have so many faults, problems, sins, weaknesses?  How can we have confidence in our friendship with God?  How then do we become friends of God?

Listen for these questions and answers about “Are You A Friend of God ?”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 29,  Isaiah 42: 1-9,  Romans 6: 1-11,  Matthew 3: 13-17

Keywords: Grace,  we are a new creation in Christ, Abraham was a friend of God, David was a friend of God, Peter and Paul were friends of God, famous friends in sports were Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese,  a dying friend in World War II,

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MP3 Player - Are You A Friend of God ? - Sermon - January 09 2011

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