Choosing Love

Sloth & Diligence
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Scripture: Matthew 20:1-16; Proverbs 6:6-11 During the season of Lent, we are taking a break from our Church and State sermon series. We will return to the third part of the Church and State series following our celebration of Jesus’ resurrection on Easter. Traditionally, Lent is a period...

The Final Appeal
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Scripture: Hebrews 7:11-17, 26-28; 10:1-8 This Sunday we will have come to the last sermon in the second part of our sermon series, Church and State. The bulk of the second part of this series has focused on the various efforts used by Jewish-Christians to convince their Jewish brothers...

It’s All About the Benjamins
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Scripture: Luke 19:1-10; 12:13-21 This Sunday as we continue with the second part of our sermon series, Church and State, we’re going to turn our attention away from the Jews following Jesus and focus on the Gentiles (non-Jews) following Jesus. While the Jewish Christians were...

Church Talk
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Scripture: Colossians 1:15-20; 3:5-11 This Sunday we are continuing with our sermon series, Church and State. We moved forward on our timeline to 80 A.D., and now we are examining how the destruction of the Temple impacted the other Christian churches founded throughout the Mediterranean...

Jesus Believers
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Scripture: Matthew 23:13-22; 27:45-51 This Sunday we are continuing with our sermon series, Church and State. Last week we discussed how the destruction of Jerusalem was a pivotal moment in the lives of Jews everywhere. Not only was it devastating for the holiest city in Judaism to be...

The New Jerusalem
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Scripture: Mark 13:1-8; Revelation 21:1-7 This Sunday we are back to our sermon series, Church and State: The Rise of Early Christianity. We completed the first part of this series in November where we were tracking the rise of the early church from 30-70 A.D. In the last sermon I preached...

The 4th Kingdom: John and Jesus
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Scripture: Luke 3:7-16, Luke 17:20-21 We have come to the last sermon of Advent in our series, The Kingdom. Over the last three weeks, we have discussed three different influences on Jesus’ understanding of God’s Kingdom. The first week we discussed David and the Kingdom of...

The 3rd Kingdom: Daniel and Antiochus
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Scripture: Daniel 7:13-27 Now that we are in the season of Advent, we are doing a sermon series called, The Kingdom. Each week, we will begin by talking about different aspects of history that formed the Jewish understanding of God’s kingdom and then explore how this history is...

The 2nd Kingdom: Isaiah and Cyrus
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Scripture: 2Chronicles 36:15-21; Isaiah 45:1-4 Now that we are in the season of Advent, we are doing a sermon series called, The Kingdom. Each week, we will begin by talking about different aspects of history that formed the Jewish understanding of God’s kingdom, and then explore how...

The 1st Kingdom: David and Solomon
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Scripture: 1Samuel 13:11-14; 1Kings 11:9-13 Now that we are in the season of Advent, we are going to take a break from our sermon series, Church and State. We’ll pick up the second part of the series after Christmas beginning in the New Year. Advent is a time where we anticipate and...