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Posts Tagged ‘Grace’

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 & Bytes

Posted by Rick on January 5, 2010

Here are some “sound bites” from Sunday morning’s message, “A Matter of Trust” based on Mark 12:41-44:

  • Tithing is an Old Testament concept
  • Tithing is not commanded in the New Testament
  • Tithing is a concept under the law
  • The New Testament model of giving is based on grace
  • The concept of tithing is abused and mis-guided in the church today
  • 10% is a good place to start, but Jesus demands everything
  • If you can’t trust God with your finances, how can you trust Him with to save your soul?
  • If God isn’t Lord over your money, He probably isn’t Lord over your heart either.

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-2316921

You can also listen to the message brought by Bro Charles Cameron in the evening service “Ready to Preach” based on Romans 1:15-17 here or by clicking on the audio player below:

http://sermon.net/download.php?c=17998-count_audio_download-2316970

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Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on November 17, 2009

Here are some “sound bites” from Sunday morning’s message “Ichabod” based on I Samuel 4:10-22:

  • Holiness is nothing to be played with.
  • God demands holiness from His servants.
  • God can’t get glory from an unfaithful servant.
  • Our ultimate goal is to bring glory to God.

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-2289144

You can also listen to Sunday evening’s message “Not Getting What We Deserve” based on Psalm 103:6-14 here or by clicking on the audio player below.

http://sermon.net/download.php?c=17998-count_audio_download-2289819

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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 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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