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  • What Mama Said

    Contributed by Jason Jones on May 17, 2023
     | 726 views

    On this Mother’s Day, we will look at a beautiful, and probably most significant, character trait and behavior mom’s (past, present, and future) share with God himself: Grace

    What Mama Said Ephesians 5:3–5, Background to passage: Paul’s quick turnaround from his encouraging word to imitate God and walk in love like Christ is to move back to teaching from the negative (by that I mean that he is instructing them what not to do rather than what to do). Important ...read more

  • Grace To You: Sufferings And Glories

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Nov 21, 2022
     | 967 views

    The magnificent, marvelous, matchless grace of the gospel intended for us

    A. Opening illustration: “A good piece of chocolate is like a good piece of music. It contains something memorable that stays on your mind for the entire day.” -food technologist Darin Sukha, Smithsonian Magazine, “the Son of Man came to save people from their suicidal love affair with possessions ...read more

  • No Regrets I

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Nov 16, 2022
     | 810 views

    Two fundamental truths that I want to establish before I preach on revival in our month of prayer and fasting: first that revival is “fresh life based on a renewal to closeness to God,” and second, revival presupposes a church with a tainted or languishing intimacy with God.

    Background to passage: Paul is talking about a letter that he wrote to confront the church about a sin in the church. In brief, there are two kinds of sorrow/grief in view; godly sorrow vs. worldly sorrow. “The difference between godly grief and worldly grief is that the first issues in repentance ...read more

  • How To Be Holy, I, Ii, & Iii

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Nov 16, 2022
     | 1,055 views

    Over the next two weeks we will look at some helpful means to aid you in pursuit of holiness

    A. Opening illustration: Olympic athletes in training. They set aside all priorities for four years waiting for a change to complete on a world stage. Did they not feel the hope that their training would propel them to victory, they would not give four years, blood, sweat, and tears, strained ...read more

  • Another Storm, Really?

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Nov 16, 2022
     | 1,187 views

    This miracle was not a cool trick to show his disciples, but with a specific purpose, like the others, to reveal himself to the disciples. This miracle was about walking on the water.

    Background to passage: Since the end of chapter four, Jesus has been demonstrating his person and character through multiple miracles. He calmed a storm, cast out a demon, healed the sick, raised a little girl from the dead. Now, having fed the 5000+, Jesus sends them away and sends the disciples ...read more

  • Final Instructions For Big Events

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Nov 16, 2022
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     | 1,180 views

    in the text we will see three things that God says to Israel to prepare for a big event/trial

    A. Opening illustration: When it comes to being on the alert and ready at any moment to do the job, it’s hard to beat the Pony Express. This historically famous mail service between St. Joseph, Missouri, and California depended on constant movement and readiness. Relay stations were established ...read more

  • Overly Harsh Words?

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Nov 16, 2022
     | 443 views

    It seems that God has had just about enough of their blasphemies and announces coming judgment.

    A. Opening illustration: The great Puritan preacher Richard Baxter wrote a pamphlet in which he lumped the Quakers with “drunkards, swearers, whoremongers, and sensual wretches” and other “miserable creatures.” And then—just in case he had not yet insulted them enough—he insisted that Quakers are ...read more

  • A Conversation With God

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Nov 16, 2022
     | 390 views

    Three aspects of the Lord’s faithfulness during this season of Judah’s existence.

    A. Opening illustration: tell a made-up story about a woman who lost her husband, and was angry with God B. Background to passage: After highlighting Judah’s unfaithfulness in several ways, the Lord answers another charge against him by the people. In v. 17 they ask the question, where is the God ...read more

  • Spiritual Barometer

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Nov 16, 2022
     | 784 views

    God uses money as an indication of trust in him.

    A. Opening illustration: 2019 Church Giving Report. Compilation of various reports and statistical studies to trends in American church giving. In 1983 U.S. churchgoers donated $21.5 billion. But if churchgoers had donated 10% of income, they would have given $134 billion. 80% of the money given ...read more

  • Where Is Easter?

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Nov 16, 2022
     | 526 views

    For those of you here today who are saved, this message will help you to rejoice in who you are in Jesus. For those of you here today who are not following Christ and have never been born again, this message is to offer you what Jesus died and rose again to give.

    Background to passage: Today is our second pass through the opening sentence in the book of Ephesians; a book written to the saints there, whom Paul knew well. These believers within the fourth largest city in the Roman Empire. This is the first sentence after the greeting. It is powerful, ...read more

  • An Identity Crisis

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Nov 16, 2022
     | 827 views

    Today, we will look at three powerful things Christ does that help define you as a believer

    Background to passage: one of the most spectacular, all-encompassing letters in the NT regarding the church and our place in it. It puts on display God’s ultimate purpose for creation, the church, and your life. It was written to the Ephesians and possibly other churches in the region. One of the ...read more

  • Worship In Pain (Salvation Foundation For Joy)

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Nov 16, 2022
     | 625 views

    We are going to see several aspects of the go-to weapon to combat discouragement, depression, suffering, and pain – praise, and God worthy of it

    A. Opening illustration: Christian funerals are a place that we see worship in pain if they are sorrowing like Paul said to do “with hope.” The I thought about it more, and I think that so many go to corporate worship each week in pain. Some of us live our lives in more pain than others. Pain is a ...read more

  • Home Is Where The Soul Is

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Nov 16, 2022
     | 704 views

    Focusing on what God has done for us in salvation will help us get through the truth that the world is not our home and we will not find satisfaction, rest, or peace except in Him.

    A. Opening illustration: A real Christian is an odd number anyway. He feels supreme love for One whom he has never seen. Talks familiarly every day to Someone he cannot see. He expects to go to heaven on the virtue of Another, empties himself in order that he might be full, admits he is wrong to he ...read more

  • Unanticipated Direction Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Nov 16, 2022
     | 1,080 views

    Six Truths for Unanticipated Storms

    Jonah was a prophet of God from the northern kingdom of Israel. God called him to go to wicked and cruel people and preach judgment and repentance. Assyria was a rising world power in the mid 740’s BC and was expanding its territory with ruthless invasions of other nations resulting in torturous ...read more

  • Crushing Kings

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Feb 19, 2019
     | 1,696 views

    In this psalm we will see three aspects of Christ

    A. Opening illustration: Spurgeon paraphrased a recent exchange between a sage, elderly pastor and minister in training. “Don’t you know, young man, that from every town and every village and every hamlet in England, wherever it may be, there is a road to London? So, from every text in Scripture ...read more