Sunday Morning Sermon for 5/12/13

We have audio for this week.  You can listen by clicking on the sermon entitled “Follow the Leader” in the player on the right or by following this link.  Note are available below or on the site with the audio as a PDF file.  May God richly bless you through His Word.

Follow the Leader

Philippians 2:1-11

Sermon notes 5/12/13

  1. Complete Joy

    1. Same mind

    2. Same love

    3. Same spirit

  2. Consider Jesus

    1. True Servant

    2. Total Humility

    3. Tested Obedience

  3. Confess Jesus

    1. With your lips – Romans 10:9-10

    2. With your life – Romans 12:1-2

    3. With your love – John 15:9-17

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Sunday Morning Sermon for 11/13/11

Sorry for the lack of sermons the last couple of weeks.  I made an executive decision to not post the audio from the last couple of weeks.  We are back on track for this week’s and next weeks before there will be another two week gap as we will be on vacation.  The sermon this week is about walking by faith and is entitled Father Abraham.  The notes are available below the play button.  May God richly bless you through His Word.

Father Abraham

Sermon notes 11/13/11

  1. Had many sons – Romans 4:16

    1. Sons of promise – by faith – Romans 4

    2. Chosen by God

      1. Not earned – Romans 4:2-6

      2. Counted to him

  2. Are you one of them?

    1. Lost Boys – John 8:39-59; Matthew 3:7-10

    2. The faith of Abraham

      1. Walking as he walked

      2. Bearing fruit

    3. Not dependent on circumcision – Romans 4:9-14

  3. So, are you?

    1. John 8:12-38 – Living in Light and Truth

    2. 1 John 3:1-10

      1. Sons of Abraham are sons of God

      2. Living by faith – Hebrews 11;

      3. Galatians 3:7-9; 13-14; 28-29

      4. 1 John 3:19-24

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Sunday Morning Sermon for 10/23/11

We had a great time in the Lord this morning.  A good group of folks with wonderful singing and praises and prayer and fellowship.  The ladies are filling shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child this week and getting ready to send those off as well as doing their Secret Sister celebration for the year.

The message this morning is about circumcision of the heart.  It is a challenge for each of us as we live day by day in God’s grace.  The notes are available below for additional study or just for following along.  May God bless you through His powerful Word.

P.S. The comment about standing and sitting at the beginning of the recording is a reference to the fact that we had just sung “Praise Ye the Lord” as a congregational special with the kids leading the song.

Circumcision of the Heart

Romans 2:12-29

Sermon notes 10/16/11

  1. What is a circumcised heart?

    1. Deuteronomy 10:12-21

    2. Deuteronomy 30:1-20

    3. An obedient heart

  2. What is an uncircumcised heart?

    1. Jeremiah 6:10

    2. Acts 7:51-53

    3. Unable to hear or obey

  3. Who circumcises the heart?

    1. The seeming contradiction

      1. Deuteronomy 10:16; Jeremiah 4:4

        1. Among thorns – Matthew 13:7

        2. Distracted living

      2. Deuteronomy 30:6; Colossians 2:9-15

    2. Bringing it to completion – Philippians 1:3-11

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Sunday Morning Sermon for 10/16/11

The audio quality for this week is a little bit spotty.  Since I was unaware of the previous battery issue until right as I started to preach this week, I didn’t have time to fix it.  I had to preach with just the podium mike on and I tend to wander when I preach.  I guess you could say that I wonder as I wander or something like that.  The notes are also available below.  I pray that you will be richly blessed by your time in God’s Word.

The Way You Are Going

Sermon notes 10/16/11

  1. Starting the journey – Genesis 12:1-9

    1. Walking by faith

    2. Not knowing where he was going – Hebrews 11:8

    3. I will show you

  2. Seeing the path – John 14:1-14

    1. You know the Way – v. 4

    2. A tie to Abraham – Romans 4:9-12

    3. Walking as He walked – 1 John 2:3-6

  3. The Walk of Life – Hebrews 12:1-3

    1. Walking by faith

    2. Father Abraham – Romans 4:16-5:5

    3. Abiding in faith – John 15:1-17

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Sunday Morning Sermon for 8/14/11

We had a good service this week.  I am mostly recovered from a rather nasty little virus that took me out of commission for most of last week.  There is just a lingering cough left behind, but I don’t think it affected me while I was preaching this Sunday.  The sermon is a follow up to our work with the Ten Commandments and the text is taken from Romans 3 primarily.  I pray that the Lord will richly bless you through His Word.

The Righteousness of God

Romans 3:9-31

Sermon notes 8/14/11

  1. Paul’s Bible mash – v. 10-19

    1. This passage involves multiple Scriptures

      1. Psalm 5; 10; 14; 36; 53; 140

      2. Isaiah, Jeremiah

    2. No one seeks God

      1. Paul is talking about evil people (Psalm 14)

      2. Righteous people seek God (Psalm 24)

        1. 1 Chronicles 28:9; 2 Chronicles 15:14-15

        2. Deuteronomy 4:29; Isaiah 55:6-7

        3. Jeremiah 29:11-14

    3. God’s Law Stops the Evil Mouth

  2. God’s Righteousness – The Faithfulness of Jesus

    1. From outside the Law – v. 21

    2. Testified by the Law – v. 21

    3. God of All – Only One Way

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Sunday Morning Sermon for 8/7/11

We had a great group in worship this morning and a wonderful time in the Lord together.  Today we wrapped up our look at the 10 Commandments with the final three from Deuteronomy 5:19-21.  The notes are available below for additional material and background study.  May God richly bless you through His Word.

Just Say No (Part 2)

Deuteronomy 5:19-21

Sermon notes 8/7/11

  1. The Duh, Obvious Commandments (Galatians 5:19-21)

    1. Do not steal

      1. Working for a living – Ephesians 4:28

      2. The fairness test

    2. Do not bear false witness

      1. Ephesians 4:25-27

      2. Colossians 3:9

    3. Do not covet

      1. A world built on coveting

      2. The root of trouble – James 4:1-10

  2. Fulfilling the Law – Why the commandments?

    1. Loving our neighbor – Romans 13:8-10

    2. Colossians 3:1-17; James 3:13-18;

    3. 1 John 2:1-6; 3:1-18; 4:7-21; 5:1-5

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Sunday Morning 6/12/11

Another blessed week in the great northland.  We had a wonderful time in the Lord this week as summer is beginning to peek through in these parts.  We are starting a new series of messages covering the 10 Commandments this week.    The primary text I am using for the commandments themselves is from Deuteronomy 5, but there is a lot of moving around in Scripture this week as I establish God’s relationship with us.  Commandments come in relationship with God and we have been brought into relationship with Him through Jesus Christ.  Notes are below the audio stream.  May God richly bless you through His Word.

Commandment in Covenant

Deuteronomy 5:1-7

Sermon notes 6/12/11

  1. God’s Commandments Come in Relationship

    1. Covenant is with us – Jeremiah 31:31-34

      1. Hebrews 8:8-12; Romans 11:24

      2. I am the Lord Your God

      3. Romans 2:25-29; 3:28-31

    2. He has redeemed us from bondage as well

      1. Romans 6:15-23

      2. Romans 8:12-17; Ezekiel 36:25-28

  2. No God beside/before me

    1. Covenant relationship means exclusivity (marriage)

    2. Ezekiel 16

    3. An unbreakable bond – Ez. 16:59-63; 2 Timothy 2:11-13

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Sunday Morning 11/28/10

We had a great time in the Lord this week.  While the weather has turned colder in our neck of the woods, the fellowship is still warm and sweet.  This week’s sermon is about being different.  You can follow along with the notes (which are corrected online) and listen by hitting play below.  May God richly bless you through His Word.

Dare to Be Different

Sermon notes 11/28/10

Romans 15:1-21

  1. Christ is our Example
    1. Christ is our standard – v. 3
    2. Understanding instruction – v. 4
  2. Christ is our Hope
    1. He confirms the promises of God are true – v. 8
    2. He gives hope to all – v. 13
      1. Psalm 69:6-9 (quoted in verse 3)
  3. Christ is our Teacher
    1. Instruction in the ways of God – v.14: Matthew 5:19; 7:21-29
    2. Obedience in word and deed – v.18: Romans 2:13; James 1:22-23
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Sunday Morning 8/22/10

We had a wonderful time in the house of the Lord this morning.  It was a bit of a scramble and I had to cover the piano on short notice, but God is good and we made a very joyful noise over my plentiful mistakes.  The sermon this morning is from Acts 13 and is centered on the text of one of Paul’s sermons as recorded by Luke.  The notes are available below.  Simply press the play button to listen along.  May God richly bless you through His Word.

Paul’s Gospel Sermon

Sermon notes 8/22/10

Acts 13:13-52

  1. Paul the honored guest speaker – v. 13-15
    1. This takes place in the local synagogue on the Sabbath
    2. Why were Paul and Barnabas asked to speak?
  2. Paul’s Sermon
    1. Recounting Jewish history to David – v. 16-23
    2. Telling the good news – v. 24-31
    3. Backing up with witnesses and proof – v. 31-37
      1. The resurrection of Jesus
      2. Confirmation from Scripture (Isaiah 55:3; Psalm 16:10)
    4. An exhortation to the hearers – v. 38-41
      1. Romans 2:6-16
      2. The same word for justified in Acts 10:39 is in v. 13
      3. The Law gave a means of atonement; not justification
      4. Justification comes through God’s mercy only
  3. The Fruit of the Gospel
    1. The audience (Jews, Proselytes, and God-fearers)
    2. Continue in the Grace of God
    3. The root of the problem; loss of exclusivity
    4. A light to the Gentiles; salvation to the ends of the earth
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Sunday Morning 2/8/09

The link for this morning’s sermon is here.  If you want to download it as a podcast, click here.  I preached a review of the book of Romans and the Romans Road.  You can use the notes to follow along or study more on your own.  Please note that the challenge mentioned in the sermon is only available in the town of Langdon.  : )  For those who are following along or listening along online, you are welcome to participate, just be sure and look me up when you get into town.

The Road Through Romans

Sermon Notes for 2/8/09 (Romans Review)

  1. Living by Faith

    1. The just shall live by faith (Romans 1:17; 3:21—30; 4:1-13; 5:1; 9:30; and 10:6)

    2. Remember the example of Abraham – Romans 4:3

    3. Faith is the only way to live – Hebrews 11:6

  2. Following the Romans Road

    1. Romans 3:23

    2. Romans 6:23

    3. Romans 5:8

    4. Romans 10:9-10

    5. Romans 10:13

  3. There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus

    1. A life of faith removes the curse of sin – Romans 8

  4. Therefore, we live as sacrifices – Romans 12

    1. We love, love, love and love some more

      1. Rom. 12:9-21; 13:8-10; ch. 14; 15:1-2,7

      2. We know that God is ultimately in control – Rom. 13:1

      3. We live for the Lord and answer to Him – Rom. 14:7-8

      4. We work and love together in all things – Rom. 15:5-6

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