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  • God Sees You, Not Only As What You Are, But As What You Are Becoming

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Jul 14, 2019
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    When Jesus met Simon, he named him "Peter", or "Rock", even though Peter's character at that time was decidedly un-rocklike. But Jesus saw what he would become, just as he sees as, not only as we are but as what we will become in Him.

    The first thing we notice in these seven verses is the number of references to stones. Living stones. Precious stones. Corner stones. Stones that are chosen by God but rejected by men. A stone that causes people to stumble and fall. Now, think about that for a moment. Why would that be? Why would ...read more

  • How Can We Be Good?

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Jul 7, 2019
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     | 1,716 views

    In order to grow in obedience and godliness, we must start by having minds that are "alert and fully sober".

    In this passage, Peter is addressing a question that each of us struggles with: how can we be good? Because we do want to be good, at least theoretically. Don’t we? We want to be people who do the right thing, who are honorable, who are worthy of respect, people who tell the truth. We want to be ...read more

  • Jesus' High Priestly Prayer

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on May 26, 2019
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     | 1,765 views

    In Jesus' longest recorded prayer, offered to the Father just hours before his arrest and crucifixion, he asks for three critical things that we need, and for which God's power is both necessary and sufficient: (1) purity and protection, (2) unity, and (3) glory.

    Chapter seventeen of John’s gospel consists of a prayer, offered by Jesus to the Father. It is a remarkable prayer. First of all, it’s the longest prayer of Jesus which is recorded in any of the gospels. Jesus was known to pray for long periods of time, but usually he went off by himself to do so. ...read more

  • Take Up Your Cross

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Apr 7, 2019
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     | 11,555 views

    Following Christ means following him to the cross.

    There are basically two kinds of sermons on the Christian life. The first type of sermon views the Christian life as a kind of puzzle to be solved, with the message going something like this: Life is full of hardships, and frustrations, and obstacles. But if you do this one thing; if you ...read more

  • Christianity Is Not Unique

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Feb 24, 2019
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     | 4,307 views

    Christianity, in many ways, is not all that different than other religions and faith traditions. In fact, there is really only one thing about Christianity that is unique.

    I’m going to begin this morning with a familiar text: "What you do not wish for yourself, do not do to others." Sound good? That, of course is . . . a well-known saying of Confucius, a Chinese wise man who lived in the 5th and 6th century B.C. "What you do not wish for yourself, ...read more

  • Feeding On Christ

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Jan 13, 2019
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     | 10,098 views

    What does it mean to feed on Christ? Why doesn't everyone respond positively to the gospel?

    Today’s passage is challenging. The passage is difficult in two ways; first, it is difficult to understand, as it requires unpacking a figure of speech, a metaphor. What does it mean, really, to “eat the flesh” and “drink the blood” of Christ? So it’s difficult to understand. And perhaps more ...read more

  • Sheep Do Sheepy Things, Goats Do Goaty Things

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Aug 12, 2018
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     | 12,178 views

    Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. How then, can Jesus link our eternal destinies as "sheep" or "goats" to what we have done; i.e., whether we have served one another?

  • Do We Really Want God To Forgive Our Debts As We Forgive Our Debtors?

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Apr 29, 2018
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     | 10,976 views

    If we want to be forgiven, we must forgive the sins of others against us.

  • Differently Gifted

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Apr 22, 2018
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     | 14,243 views

    What you think you know about spiritual gifts, is probably wrong, in ways that actually inhibit ministry rather than encouraging it.

    This morning I would like us to think about spiritual gifts: skills and abilities given by God the Holy Spirit to followers of Christ for the purpose of ministry. And my hypothesis is that what you probably believe about spiritual gifts is wrong. Wrong in a way that’s diminishing your joy in ...read more

  • Investing For The Long Term

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Mar 25, 2018
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     | 7,209 views

    Unlike the crowds on Palm Sunday, who hailed Jesus as king but only days later demanded that he be crucified, we need to hold on to our faith and hope in Christ. Here's why and how.

  • The Freedom To Disappoint Series

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Feb 18, 2018
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     | 7,193 views

    If we are to be faithful disciples of Christ, and follow His example, we must be willing to disappoint others.

  • Pulling Back The Curtain

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Jan 1, 2017
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     | 8,071 views

    A New Year's sermon to encourage us that God is in control of the year that is past, and the year that is to come.

    Intro: In the classic film, “It’s a Wonderful Life”, Jimmy Stewart plays George Bailey, a small town banker who is driven to the brink of suicide by the prospect of financial ruin and disgrace. He is convinced that his life has been a failure, and that it would have been better if he had never ...read more

  • The Priest We Need

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Mar 15, 2016
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     | 6,203 views

    Jesus is our eternal high priest, superior to the Levitical priests of the Old Covenant.

    In the recent Oscar-nominated film, “Bridge of Spies,” Tom Hanks portrays James Donovan, an American lawyer who is recruited during the Cold War to defend accused Soviet spy Rudolf Abel on charges of espionage, and who was later approached to negotiate with the Soviet Union over the ...read more

  • The Greatest Of These

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Feb 16, 2014
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     | 9,574 views

    Unless done in love, all of our work and sacrifice will be for nothing. How can we maintain a motivation of love?

    When you heard today’s text being read, you could be forgiven for wondering if you had inadvertently wandered into a wedding. Because the reading of chapter thirteen of Saint Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians has become as much a fixture of marriage ceremonies as unity candles, ...read more

  • Nullification

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Apr 10, 2011
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     | 4,009 views

    Seek a genuine heart relationship with God, and not the superficial religion of the Pharisees.

    Nullification – Mark 7:1-23 This morning, I’d like to invite you to look into chapter seven of Mark’s gospel with me, and to consider what God may want to say to you from this portion of his word. But before I begin, I’d like to explain something. You may have noticed that I’m wearing jeans this ...read more