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  • Faith That Steps Out

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Mar 20, 2018
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    A look at Joseph of Arimathea and his decision after the death of Jesus to go public with his faith. What holds us back from being public with our faith?

  • Did God The Father ‘turn His Back’ On Jesus?

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Mar 6, 2018
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    This sermon looks at Jesus' "forsaken" cry from the cross. It examines two arguments: one that the Father did turn His back on Jesus at that moment; the other that the Bible does not teach that.

    A CROSS QUESTIONS: DID GOD THE FATHER "TURN HIS BACK" ON JESUS WHEN HE WAS ON THE CROSS? - Mark 15:34. - The phrase “turn His back” does not appear anywhere in Scripture, but it’s come into our popular religious vocabulary. Commenting on the passage we just read, we often say that when Jesus more

  • The Four Miracles Surrounding Jesus’ Death

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Feb 28, 2018

    A look at the four miracles that happened at the death of Jesus (darkness, veil, earthquake, and the resurrected saints) and what the spiritual significance of each was.

    - We often preach about the amazing things that accompanied Jesus’ resurrection from the death. The scene on Easter morning certainly deserves attention from us. - It’s not just the resurrection of Jesus that had miracles though. The death of Jesus also was accompanied by miracles as more

  • The Advice That Can Divert You From God’s Will

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Feb 23, 2018

    Looking at those who shouted at Christ while He was on the cross, this sermon explores how their demands would have led Christ directly away from doing God's will. How often does the advice the world gives us every day do the same thing?

  • Four Ways To Better Love Those Away From God

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Feb 16, 2018

    Starting with Jesus hanging between two criminals, this sermon focuses on how Jesus was a "friend of sinners" and offers four ways we can improve in that endeavor.

    WHICH IMAGE FITS BETTER: Black tuxedo or orange jumpsuit? - Mark 15:27. - Here we have the stark image of Jesus hanging between two criminals. These are orange jumpsuit kind of people. - On the other hand, we have the respectable crowd, perhaps wearing a black tuxedo to show their more

  • Why Was Jesus Born Into A Family That Was Poor?

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Feb 5, 2018

    Luke's gospel tells us that Mary and Joseph offered the poor person's sacrifice when taking Jesus to the Temple. Why would God have chosen for His Son to be born into a poor family?

  • Does God Do Anything Exciting Anymore?

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Jan 26, 2018

    The shepherds were excited to go see the baby Jesus. Have we lost our enthusiasm for what God is doing in the world?

  • Giving God The Highest Glory

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Jan 12, 2018

    The angels proclaim, "Glory to God in the highest." This sermon looks at four ways that our lives can bring glory to God.

  • Three Words That Reveal God’s Intentions

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Jan 9, 2018

    A Christmas sermon focusing on the angels' proclamation: "on earth peace." The message looks at four mistakes that those three words help us avoid.

  • Looking For God In The Wrong Places

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Dec 20, 2017

    The sermon focuses on the unimpressive sign the angels point to: a baby in a manger. Not much that's flashy about that. What are the ways that God comes into our lives that don't initially look impressive but are important and meaningful.

  • Who Does Jesus Say I Am?

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Dec 19, 2017

    This sermon looks at the three titles about the newborn baby shared in Luke 2:11. It then unpacks what that title means and what it tells me about who I am and how I should live my life.

  • Where Is My "Great Joy"?

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Dec 15, 2017
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    Starting from the angels promise of "good news of great joy," this sermon asks why Christians often don't see "great joy" in their lives.

  • Why Did The Angels Announce The Birth To Shepherds?

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Dec 6, 2017

    A message about the choice to proclaim the news of Christ's birth to the lowly shepherds. The sermon looks at how the shepherds were a foreshadowing of who the ministry of Jesus would focus on.

  • Christmas Eve Sermon: "Am I 'strong In Spirit'?"

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Dec 5, 2017
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    A look at Luke 1:80 where it says that John the Baptist "become strong in spirit." This is the verse before the famous Christmas story (Luke 2:1-7). The sermon encourages people to "train themselves in godliness" and become more like Christ.

  • What Am I Supposed To Do With My Unanswered Questions?

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Dec 1, 2017

    This message focuses on Luke 2:6-7 and the unanswered questions that Mary and Joseph must have had as they end up in with no decent place to stay when the baby comes. How could God be with them and she have to put the baby in a manger?