Sermons

It Actually is a New World

Jesus has been raised from the dead so everything is changed. The old rules no longer apply—a whole new world has begun.

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Good Friday

Taking time to focus on the cross is absolutely necessary because it is here that we see God’s love for us most clearly.

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Sources of Illness

All illness results from sin, but not all illness is because of sin, and certainly not all illness is sin. Part of the context for understanding divine healing is to recognize that we have an enemy who is seeking to disrupt, corrupt, and destroy God’s purposes. We can’t attribute everything to the Devil, but we can’t discount his role either. Just as we must reject sin we must reject the Devil as well. Through Jesus we have authority over the Devil and his works.

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Healing is the Work of the Church

If we’ve put divine healing in it’s proper context, then it is clear that divine healing isn’t not just an internal blessing for God’s people. Rather, healing is a gift given to the church for the sake of the world. To use older biblical language for the healing of the nations. The church is meant to be the conduit of God’s blessing to the world. Healing is a part of our witness about Jesus.

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Theology of Divine Healing

There are two extremes to avoid in this topic: that God always heals and that God never heals. However, we cannot look at healing in and of itself. The act of divine healing must be put into the larger context of what God has done, is doing, and will do for the whole world through Christ. Only then will we rightly pursue God for his gift without abandoning the giver.

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Happily Ever After

When things end well it isn’t because we’ve earned with our devotion, anymore than we earned hardship by our wickedness. Blessing is a gift of God which he desires to pour out on our lives.

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Benefit of the Doubt

From our vantage point and limited understanding, it can be very difficult to know just what God is doing. So, it’s important that we don’t jump to a negative conclusion. We need to allow God to work out his will, knowing that he is bringing the best.

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Dark Night of the Soul

Some times it can feel as if we have stepped through Alice’s looking glass. As a result up seems to be down and down, up. In that place even God can feel like an enemy. How does faith direct us to function then?

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No Contest

How does our human wisdom compare to God’s own wisdom? No contest. In comparison our wisdom is foolishness. That doesn’t stop us from critiquing and criticizing God himself. If we are going to stand through trials we need to exercise humility recognizing we don’t always have the full picture.

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Friends Like These

The church is a community meant to love and comfort each other, particularly in difficult times. Too often we mean well but hurt each other all the same. How should we stand with the wounded?

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