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Archive for the ‘Grace’ Category

Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on March 11, 2010

Here are some “sound bites” from Sunday morning’s message, “You Could Be Next” based on Matthew 26:69-75:

  • Spiritual pride can bring down even the mighty.
  • We must always be on our guard against pride.
  • We must put on humility.
  • False humility doesn’t cut it.
  • We must acknowledge the weakness of our flesh.

You can listen to the message here or by clicking on the audio player below:

http://sermon.net/download.php?c=17998-count_audio_download-2363020

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Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on February 15, 2010

Here are some “sound bites” from Sunday morning’s message, “What Kind of Love?” based on I John 3:1-3:

  • Our view of what love is is skewed by Hollywood.
  • God is the ultimate authority on love.
  • God IS love.
  • John was overwhelmed with God’s love and told us to pay attention to it.
  • God loved us so much, that despite our wretched condition, adopted us to be His sons and daughters.
  • We must act like we are children of the King.
  • We must love others as God loves us.

You can listen to the message here or by clicking on the audio player below:

http://sermon.net/download.php?c=17998-count_audio_download-2345854

You can also listen to Sunday evening’s message, “Abundant Grace” based on I Timothy 1:12-17 here or by clicking on the audio player below:

http://sermon.net/download.php?c=17998-count_audio_download-2345800

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Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on February 3, 2010

Here are some “sound bites” from the Sunday morning message on January 24, 2010, “A Matter of Forgiveness” based on Matthew 18:21-35:

  • We have been forgiven much.
  • We should be able to forgive anyone of anything at anytime.
  • If we aren’t able to forgive, we need to examine our relationship with God.
  • When we forgive others, it is as much for ourselves as for the other person.

You can listen to the message here or by clicking on the audio player below:

http://sermon.net/download.php?c=17998-count_audio_download-2336988

You can also listen to the evening message, “Law for the Lawless” based on I Timothy 1:8-11 here or by clicking on the audio player below.

http://sermon.net/download.php?c=17998-count_audio_download-2335765

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Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on January 19, 2010

Here are some “sound bites” from Sunday morning’s message, “A Matter of Grace” based on Romans 5:18 – 6:4:

  • We don’t deserve God’s grace.
  • Because we all sinned, we deserve death.
  • Jesus took the full wrath of God upon Him on the cross.
  • If we believe/trust in Jesus for our salvation, we won’t face God’s wrath.
  • If we reject Jesus, we will face the full brunt of God’s wrath at judgement.

You can listen to the sermon here or by clicking on the audio player below:

http://sermon.net/download.php?c=17998-count_audio_download-2327107

You can also listen to Sunday evening’s message, “The Goal of Our Instruction” based on I Timothy 1:1-7 here or by clicking on the audio player below:

http://sermon.net/download.php?c=17998-count_audio_download-2327152

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Bits and Bytes

Posted by Rick on September 30, 2009

Here are some “sound bites” from Sunday mornings message, “Take the Veil Away” based on 2 Corinthians 3:4-18:

  • The old covenant was a ministry of death; the new covenant a ministry of life.
  • The old covenant was a ministry of condemnation; the new a ministry of righteousness.
  • The old covenant was law written on tablets of stone; the new written on tablets of your heart.
  • The old covenant passes away; the new remains forever.
  • The covenant God makes with us cannot be broken; it will endure for God is faithful.
  • To try to live under the old covenant (law) will only lead to death.
  • To live under the new covenant (grace) will lead to eternal life.

You can listen to the sermon by clicking on the audio player below or by clicking here.

http://sermon.net/download.php?c=17998-count_audio_download-2259536

You can also listen to the Sunday evening message “Tyranny of the Urgent” based on Luke 10:38-42 by clicking here or on the audio link below.

http://sermon.net/download.php?c=17998-count_audio_download-2259490

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Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on January 20, 2009

Here are some “sound bites” from Sunday morning’s sermon, “God’s Bail-Out Plan” based on Acts 4:8-12:

  • The economy is in crisis.  We got that way by the irresponsible actions of many.
  • The government has tried/is trying multiple “bailout plans” to rescue the economy.
  • Two of the bailout plans seem to have failed.  The third may not do much either.
  • Our spiritual condition is in crisis.  We got that we because we sin.
  • We have tried multiple ways to get ourselves out of this mess, but nothing seems to work.
  • God decided that HE would take charge of the situation and bail us out.
  • God became Flesh and dwelt among us as Jesus Christ.
  • Jesus died for us on the cross, taking our punishment upon Him.
  • If we accept His act on our behalf, we are “bailed out” of our sin debt.
  • If we do not accept Jesus’ act on the cross, we must face the full wrath of God.

You can listen to the sermon here or by clicking on the audio player below.

You can also listen to Sunday evening’s sermon, “The Church Has Left the Building” based on Matthew 9:10-13 here, or by clicking on the audio player below.

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Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on July 28, 2008

Here are some “sound bites” from yesterday morning’s sermon, “The Unforgivable Sin” based on Matthew 12:22-32,

  • God will forgive every sin, except one.
  • Many people are confused about what that one sin is.
  • People think it might be a secret abortion, murder, abuse, or something else.
  • Jesus explains that the unforgivable sin is rejecting the Holy Spirit’s conviction of your sin and of the forgiveness through Jesus.
  • All other sins can be forgiven.
  • If you deny Jesus, it won’t be forgiven.

You can listen to the sermon here, or by clicking on the audio player below.

Sunday evening’s sermon, “Lay Aside the Old Self” based on Ephesians 4:17-24 is available to listen to here or by clicking on the audio player below.

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Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on July 8, 2008

Here are some “sound bites” from Sunday morning’s sermon, “Jesus: the One and Only” based on John 14:1-7.

  • Jesus said He was THE way, THE truth, and THE life.
  • If you want to get to God, you have to go through Jesus.
  • True Christianity is not a religion; it is a relationship.
  • The difference between Christianity and other religions is that God reached down to have mercy on mankind.  Other religions teach you have to work your way to God or win His merit.
  • People think that different religions are just different paths up the same mountain with God as their goal.  There is only one road that leads to God: Jesus.
  • Some people think that good intentions will get you to Heaven.  The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.
  • Some people believe that Jesus simply opened the gates of Heaven giving us the opportunity to earn our way in.  God’s word says that salvation is a “gift of God” and not as a result of anything you do, so that you can’t brag about it.

You can listen to the sermon here or by clicking on the audio player below.

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Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on June 16, 2008

Here are some “sound bites” from yesterday morning’s sermon, “Who’s Your Daddy?” based on Romans 8:12-17:

  • Father’s Day is for some a special day.  For others, it is a day filled with bitterness.
  • God gave us our earthly fathers so that we might know how to relate to Him.
  • Unfortunately, our earthly fathers are not perfect, so we often transfer our negative feelings from them toward God.
  • God adopted us and has given us His name and a rich inheritance.
  • God loves us and there is nothing we can do about that.
  • God wants to spend time with you.

You can listen to “Who’s Your Daddy?” here or by clicking on the player below.

http://www.mypodcast.com/members/file-246902

Sunday evening’s sermon, “Created for Good Works” based on Ephesians 2:1-10 can be heard here or by clicking on the audio player below:

http://www.mypodcast.com/members/file-246958

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Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on May 27, 2008

Here are some “sound bites” from Sunday morning’s sermon, “Sin? What Sin?” based on Romans 6:1-14:

  • We don’t like to talk about sin because it makes us “feel bad”.
  • Sin IS bad and we SHOULD feel bad about the sin we do.
  • The unrighteous person looks around and says, “I am a good person; I’ve never killed anyone”
  • God says “for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God”.
  • The penitent (or broken hearted) person says, “My sin is ever before me”.
  • God says “if you confess your sins, God is faithful and just to forgive your sins.”
  • The Forgiver of sins (God) says, “Come now, let us reason together. Though your sins are as scarlet, they will be white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they will be like wool.”
  • God is in the “forgiveness business”.

You can listen to Sunday’s sermon here, or by clicking on the player below:

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