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A Three-Part Test for Assurance of Eternal Life

Well, week one of 1 John is in the books. I hope an overview of the whole letter helps makes sense of the pieces. John gave his audience a three part test to assure them that they had eternal life. The test of belief is all about believing in and confessing the right Jesus, the […]

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Rightly Reading the Commands of Our Lord

As we look back on our May series on Mercy and look forward to our time in the First Letter of John, I would like to bring to your remembrance how Pastor Toph ended his message this past Sunday, May 28th. It is extremely helpful to us as we read commands in the Bible. We […]

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Real Love is Substitutionary Sacrifice

All real love is substitutionary sacrifice. That is a profound statement that Pastor Russ dropped on us this past Sunday. Take a moment and think about the many definitions of love that are shouting like street preachers on the corners of our culture. Ask a unbelieving friend or coworker to define love for you. See […]

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Mercy the Apex of God’s Glory

I hope that what Pastor Toph said on Sunday is still swirling around in your heart. Mercy is the apex of the glory of God. That is an amazing statement to ponder. Think about the various aspects of the glory of God. He is glorious in holiness. He is glorious in strength. He is glorious […]

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The Eternal And Majestic Servant

It seems odd that we won’t be in the Gospel of John on Sunday. What began in the fall of 2015 with the eternality of the Son, finished with the portrait of him as the majestic servant. Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, […]

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Majesty and Meekness

Majesty and meekness. How does the glory of majesty meet the glory of meekness in one person? We know of no one who displays this type of multifaceted glory like the one who John’s gospel calls us to believe in for eternal life. Pastor Dieudonné’s application point was directed at two groups. The first group […]

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Do Not Disbelieve But Believe

What a celebration we had on Sunday! From our slain Passover Lamb to our Risen Lord and God, we had much reason to sing with all that was in us, to listen intently to the greatest story our hearts were made to hear and to go back out into our communities joyfully as people who […]

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The Great Exchange

When was the last time you had to exchange something? Typically we don’t find value in exchanging something for that which is of a lesser value. If we can’t switch it for something higher we at least want an equal exchange. There were many characters in our passage from Sunday. There of course was Jesus […]

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Blind Leadership, Blown Leadership, Brilliant Leadership

Then Jesus, knowing all that would happen to him, came forward. Those last two words jumped at me from John 18:1-27 this past Sunday, March 26, 2017. Here, in the darkness of blind leadership and in the failure of blown leadership, brilliant leadership pierces through the night and knocks over those who came to arrest […]

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The Glory of the Triune God in John 17

Pastor Dave said it best to me after Sunday’s sermon — John 17 deserves at least 4 sermons! Yes! At least 4. There are glories in this text that stagger the human heart and call us to feast unending. Our purpose statement starts off by saying that we exist to glorify God by enjoying him. […]

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“Take heart, I have overcome the world”

As we heard in the sermon on March 5, 2017, Jesus has secured for us indomitable joy and peace in God by his resurrection. So seek your joy in God and not your circumstances because God will always be there. As you go through this week, whatever trials may come your way, remember Jesus’ words, […]

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Vine, Abide, Fruit

Pastor John shared with us 3 words that came from our time in John 15. Those three words were vine, abide, and fruit. What is the relationship between these three words? One connection that stands out is how fruit even appears on the vine. How do we get from vine to fruit? Abide. The word […]

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