Mar 27, 2016
Why Do You Seek the Living Among the Dead?
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  • Mar 27, 2016Why Do You Seek the Living Among the Dead?
    Mar 27, 2016
    Why Do You Seek the Living Among the Dead?
    Series: None
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  • Mar 27, 2016The Ultimate Easter Egg Hunt
    Mar 27, 2016
    The Ultimate Easter Egg Hunt
    Series: None
    Sermon delivered by Pastor Charles for 2016 Easter Sunrise Service, based on Matthew 28:1-6.
  • Mar 20, 2016Moments Like These, Places Like This, People Like Us
    Mar 20, 2016
    Moments Like These, Places Like This, People Like Us
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    Text: Luke 19:28-44. Jesus' Triumphal Entry represents the momentary acclaim on the part of the crowd for the miracle working Christ, but immediately afterward he weeps over Jerusalem, because he knows the adulation is short-lived, and that Jerusalem is missing the moment of God's visitation, not knowing what will really bring them peace. God uses a myriad of simple encounters to initiate his subversive kingdom agenda. They wanted royalty, he brought reality in the form of servanthood. They wanted a king on a throne; Jesus was that king, but the path to his throne would lead to the cross. Rather than seeking a hero, we need to be responding to the call of a savior who really does have the ability to meet not only our "felt" needs but the deepest needs of every heart. His love is experienced in the most commonplace situations: in moments like these, in places like this, among people like us. It is in these places and spaces his kingdom rule and reign begins. It is in these places where transformation takes place.
  • Mar 6, 2016He Bore Our Shame
    Mar 6, 2016
    He Bore Our Shame
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    Shame is distinct from guilt or conviction. Guilt says, "You did something bad." Shame says, "You are bad." Lewis Smedes, former professor at Fuller Seminary, defines shame this way: "A vague, undefined heaviness that presses on our spirit, dampens our gratitude for the goodness of life, and slackens the free flow of joy. Jesus bore our shame on the cross, enduring the most shameful treatment and death imaginable. His sacrifice liberates us from the shackles of shame, enabling us to live in the light of his love.
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  • Feb 28, 2016The God of All Comfort
    Feb 28, 2016
    The God of All Comfort
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    In 2 Corinthians 1:3-11, The Apostle Paul informs us that God comforts us in all of our trials so that we may comfort others.
  • Feb 21, 2016Don’t Call Me, I’ll Call You
    Feb 21, 2016
    Don’t Call Me, I’ll Call You
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    In Acts 24:25 (17-27), Paul is before the governor Felix, who, after hearing the gospel, says, in essence, "Let me get back to you on that." This sermon explores "spiritual procrastination," the putting off of spiritual decisions, that can cause us to miss out on God's best for our lives.
  • Feb 14, 2016The Most Excellent Way
    Feb 14, 2016
    The Most Excellent Way
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    While we often associate excellence in the Christian life with giftedness and the trappings of success, the Apostle Paul points the church at Corinth to "the most excellent way," which is the way of love, which is spelled out in 1 Cor. 13.
  • Jan 10, 2016The Glory of His Presence Pt. 2
    Jan 10, 2016
    The Glory of His Presence Pt. 2
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    This is the second half of the first installment of this sermon, based on Isaiah 6:1-8. In this message, Pastor Charles explores the effects of Isaiah's vision of the Lord in terms of his having been enabled to see God as he is, see himself as he is and therefore to hear the call of God. This is the first half of Jan. 10's sermon, which was to be continued on Jan. 17. However, a cd recorder malfunction prevented us from making the second installment available. The first sermon is presented in two 1/2 hour segments, of which this is the second.
  • Jan 10, 2016The Glory of His Presence Pt. 1
    Jan 10, 2016
    The Glory of His Presence Pt. 1
    Series: None
    This is the first half of the first installment of this sermon, based on Isaiah 6:1-8. In this message, Pastor Charles explores the effects of Isaiah's vision of the Lord in terms of his having been enabled to see God as he is, see himself as he is and therefore to hear the call of God. This is the first half of Jan. 10's sermon, which was to be continued on Jan. 17. However, a cd recorder malfunction prevented us from making the second installment available. The first sermon is presented in two 1/2 hour segments.
  • Jan 3, 2016Renewed Day By Day
    Jan 3, 2016
    Renewed Day By Day
    Series: None
    2 Cor. 4:16-18, Isaiah 40