Sermon Archives

December 11, 2011

I Kings 11:1-6 “What do you Expect”

I Kings 11:1-6 "What do you Expect"

Enjoy the following audio from Jonathan Parnell, an M-div student at Bethlehem College and Seminary in Minneapolis, MN.

December 18, 2011

Luke 2:8-20 “Good News of Great Joy”

Luke 2:8-20 "Good News of Great Joy"

Luke 2:8-20  “Good News of Great Joy” The gospel of Luke was written most likely by Luke, who was probably a Gentile.  Luke also wrote the book of Acts, which serves as a sequel to the gospel of Luke.  Luke wrote more of the New Testament than even the Apostle Paul and his two books […]

December 26, 2011

Luke 2:25-35 “Incarnation and Rebirth”

Luke 2:25-35 "Incarnation and Rebirth"

Luke 2:25-35 What Christmas proves Christmas proves that humans are not good by nature. The condition of man is not good. It is perilous.  Scripture says that we are born into sin, or born under the curse of sin. In other words, we are born separated from God, estranged from God, enemies of God.  No […]

January 2, 2012

Hebrews 3:1-6 “Jesus, Builder of 2012”

Hebrews 3:1-6 "Jesus, Builder of 2012"

Hebrews 3:1-6 “Jesus, Builder of 2012” When I say, “Jesus, Builder of 2012” I am not saying that Jesus wasn’t the Builder of 2011 or that Jesus wasn’t intimately involved in 2011. He clearly was. He is involved in every year, and every minute of each day, since day one and minute one (there’s a […]

January 9, 2012

Galatians 3:15-20 “Law, Promise, Jesus”

Galatians 3:15-20 "Law, Promise, Jesus"

Law, Promise, Jesus Danger of extinction or worse Every year in America, 3500- 4000 churches close their doors.  And each year, Churches lose an estimated 2,765,000 people to nominalism (no universal truth) and secularism.  Over 100 years have passed and this church has not closed its doors yet.  So what will keep that from happening […]

January 16, 2012

Galatians 3:21-26 “The cage of the law, the grace of Christ”

Galatians 3:21-26 "The cage of the law, the grace of Christ"

So we have been in Galatians now for a little over 3 months. The purpose of this study is not to bog your life down with terms that don’t make sense.  It is not to make your faith heavy and cumbersome. It is rather to liberate you and to get you on solid ground. I […]

January 22, 2012

Galatians 3:27-29 “The new race of humanity”

Galatians 3:27-29 "The new race of humanity"

Before I pray, I want to give a brief description of what exactly we are trying to do when we open up the Bible. Bible interpretation As you probably know, I try to interpret the Bible in its original context. In other words, I am trying to find the original meaning of the passage. What […]

January 30, 2012

Galatians 4:1-7 “No Longer Slaves but Sons and Daughters”

Galatians 4:1-7 "No Longer Slaves but Sons and Daughters"

A thought from Lewis I want to begin this morning with a quote from C.S. Lewis.  Sometimes we don’t always know what God is doing to us. We think that maybe he simply wants to come into our hearts and homes and begin re-arranging furniture. But God is doing much more than that. He is […]

February 6, 2012

Psalm 138:1-2 “Why the ESV? Exploring and Loving the Word of God”

Psalm 138:1-2 "Why the ESV? Exploring and Loving the Word of God"

The ESV and Bible translation Jesus says that man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that comes out of the mouth of God. If that is true, then the very words that proceed from the mouth of God are very important. In other words, words matter.  That does not mean that […]

February 20, 2012

Galatians 4:8-11 “Law, Men, Disciplines”

Galatians 4:8-11 "Law, Men, Disciplines"

Law and disciplines The question I want to start with this morning is this: Is there a difference between law and spiritual disciplines?  What I mean by law is the external activities that promote spirituality.  These laws are meant to put someone into favor with God or to give someone right standing with God. They […]

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