Sermons tagged with ‘reconciliation’

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“Verbal Homicide” Matthew 5:21-26

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(click to listen, right click to download)  “Verbal Homicide” Jesus’ teaching always cuts right to a person’s heart. Like a master surgeon, he exposes the dark corners that need to be cleansed. We tend to categorize people into groups such as good vs. bad, convict vs. free, criminal vs. model citizen, etc.  However when categorizing others, […]

“Blessed are the Merciful…” Matthew 5:7

“Blessed are the merciful…” The culture we live in craves revenge.  Some might say, “Revenge is sweet.” But the scriptures teach the opposite of revenge: “Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.” (Proverbs 19:11)  So if a follower of Jesus seeks to be merciful, does he or she simply […]

Grace in Action- Philemon 17-25

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Grace in Action (click to listen, right click to download) What does grace put into practice look like?  In this message we see and hear how Philemon was asked to welcome his runaway slave, Onesimus; secondly to grant him his freedom; and third, release him for ministry in Christ’s Kingdom.  What would cause Philemon to […]

The Motivation of Love

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The Motivation of Love (click to listen, right click to download) How does the gospel message of Christ shape our motivations?  People often do the right thing, but for the wrong reason.  Or, they do the right thing out of a sense of duty or compulsion.  In this message, we see and hear Paul’s appeal […]