Category Archives: Sermons

  1. In the forgiveness of sins [sermon 11-11-2018]

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    November 12, 2018 by jmar198013

    Forgiveness is something we all depend on. We all need to forgive and be forgiven. And yet, forgiveness can be very hard both to receive and give. This message focuses on what forgiveness means to relationships, and how it’s rooted in God’s own Name and character.

  2. One holy Christian church, the communion of saints [sermon 11-4-18]

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    November 5, 2018 by jmar198013

    Manuscript of my sermon at Central Church of Christ for November 4th, 2018. From our ongoing series,¬†We Believe, using the …
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  3. I believe in the Holy Spirit [sermon 10-28-18]

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    October 29, 2018 by jmar198013

    The ancient Apostles’ Creed says, “I believe in the Holy Spirit.” Yet, the Holy Spirit is probably the most misunderstood and neglected Person of the Godhead. Which is incredibly tragic, because the Bible teaches us in many ways that we cannot live without the Spirit.

  4. He will come again to judge the living and the dead [sermon 10-21-18]

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    October 21, 2018 by jmar198013

    When you think about the Judgment Day, does it look anything like this? Could this faceless God ever love you? Could you love him? This picture gets Judgment Day–and the One who will judge us–all wrong. Christ will judge the living and the dead. He is fully God and fully human. That’s very good news. Because it means our judge will have a human face, and all the wisdom and love of God.

  5. He ascended into heaven, and sits at the Father’s right hand [sermon 10-14-18]

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    October 16, 2018 by jmar198013

    The Apostles’ Creed reminds us that Jesus has ascended into heaven, where he rules at the Father’s right hand. But don’t believe for a minute that just because Jesus is in heaven, it means he has left you or the world behind! Jesus is our representative in heaven. And from heaven, he is able to be present anywhere and everywhere in this world.

  6. He descended into death, and on the third day he rose again [sermon 10-7-18]

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    October 7, 2018 by jmar198013

    The Apostles’ Creed says that after Christ suffered, died, and was buried, “he descended into death, and on the third day he rose again.” In this message, we talk about what Jesus was doing those three days. And why what he accomplished gives us hope to live by. It’s a hope we can even take to the grave.

  7. Who suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, died, and was buried [sermon 9-30-18]

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    October 1, 2018 by jmar198013

    The Apostles’ Creed tells us that Jesus “suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, died, and was buried.” When we suffer, God does not give us a list of reasons for evil and suffering. Instead, he gives us his Son, Jesus, who has also suffered because of evil, to be our brother and friend when we hurt.



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