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  • Article #5 - Sin, Original And Personal Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 4,537 views

    The fifth in a sixteen-sermon series on the Nazarene Articles of Faith. This sermon explores the doctrine of sin and the way in which we can have an "Independance Day" in our lives.

    Article of Faith #5 - Sin, Original and Personal Date: Sunday, July 4, 2004 Author: Rev. Jonathan K. Twitchell Before we begin our study today, I’d like to take a moment of pastoral privilege. A couple of weeks ago you took some time to recognize some special occasions in my life; my ...read more

  • Article #6 - The Atonement Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,801 views

    The sixth in a sixteen-part series on the Nazarene Articles of Faith. In order to understand The Atonement, we must also understand the difference between God’s Mercy and His Grace

    Experts can’t agree if the following is a true story or if it should be written down next to the tale of George Washington and the Cherry Tree. While there is no concrete evidence of its truth, there is enough anecdotal evidence that the story has been in existence long enough to quite possibly be ...read more

  • Article #7 - Prevenient Grace Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 8,638 views

    Seventh in a sixteen-part series on the Nazarene Articles of Faith, this sermon deals with the Wesleyan Doctrine of Prevenient (or Preventing) Grace.

    Article of Faith #7 - Prevenient Grace Date: Sunday, July 11, 2004 Author: Rev. Jonathan K. Twitchell It’s not a simple matter to adjust the Constitution of an entire denomination. We don’t expect that our Articles of Faith could be easily adjusted to fit the changing times. Since God is ...read more

  • When All Hell Breaks Loose - Help Is On The Way

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,939 views

    This sermon was preached on Advent 1C, and highlights the hope we have in the promise of Christ’s Second Coming. The sermon concluded with a service of prayer and anointing.

    Happy New Year! Yes…Happy New Year! Today marks the beginning of the New Year in the Christian Calendar. No, this is not the calendar year, neither is it the beginning of the church statistical and budget year—but the beginning of the Christian Worship Year. Today is the First Sunday of ...read more

  • Salvation Full And Free

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,340 views

    As a priest in the order of Melchizedek, Jesus came to offer salvation full and free.

    These past several weeks have taken us on a journey through portions of Job, Mark chapter 10, and the book of Hebrews. Through looking at the combinations of those Scripture passages, we’ve been reminded that Jesus is our Great High Priest, and that He journeys with us on the path to glory—which ...read more

  • In Covenant With God

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
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     | 618 views

    Pastor Jon continues his study through Hebrews, looking at ways in which the New Covenant in Jesus fulfills the Old Covenant.

    If you were with us last week, you remember hearing about how Abram (later called Abraham) chased after the kings and their armies after they defeated Sodom and captured Lot. Lot was blessed by the King of Salem—Melchizedek. We learned that Melchizedek was superior to Abram because the blessing ...read more

  • The Requirements Of The New Covenant

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,017 views

    The author of Hebrews has made the case that the New Covenant is superior to (and fulfills) the Old Covenant. What then are the requirements of this new covenant?

    Before we continue our study of Hebrews this morning, I want to take a moment to comment on our Gospel lesson found in Mark chapter 12. I love that short little story about the widow who placed her two coins in the offering. I love the way that Jesus so graciously commends this woman—not because ...read more

  • Running The Marathon Of Faith

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,096 views

    The "Holiday Marathon" provides a backdrop for understanding the sort of "Marathon of Faith" which we are called to run.

    Yesterday we made the colossal mistake of attempting to run errands in the mall and surrounding areas. Oh, I know better than to go to the mall between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but yesterday was still the Saturday before Thanksgiving. And…on top of that…there’s an extra week between ...read more

  • Complete Surrender To Christ The King

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 18 ratings
     | 12,705 views

    The story of Eric Liddell (Chariots of Fire) forms the backdrop for this sermon on Christ the King Sunday. Are we willing to surrender all of our commitments and allegiences to Christ the King?

    1Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. 2Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy ...read more

  • Article #8 - Repentance Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
     | 1,484 views

    The eighth in a sixteen-part series on the Nazarene Articles of Faith, this sermon looks at the conversion of Saul/Paul as an example of true repentance.

    Article of Faith #8 - Repentance Date: Sunday, July 18, 2004 Author: Rev. Jonathan K. Twitchell It’s an ongoing battle at the Twitchell household. We have a great number of beautiful songbirds that come to our birdfeeders in the front yard: goldfinches, house finches, red-winged ...read more

  • Article #9 - Justification, Regneration And Adoption Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,794 views

    Number Nine in a 16-part series on the Nazarene Articles of Faith, this sermon deals with those things that occur during our conversion.

    Article of Faith #9 - Justification, Regeneration, and Adoption Date: Sunday, July 25, 2004 Author: Rev. Jonathan K. Twitchell Before we begin our study on the Ninth Article of Faith this morning, I’d like to take a moment for a very quick review of the first eight articles. We began our ...read more

  • Article #10 - Entire Sanctification Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 4,553 views

    Tenth in a sixteen-part series, this sermon looks at the distinctions between Salvation, Sanctification, and Glorification

    Article of Faith #10 - Entire Sanctification Date: Sunday, August 8, 2004 Author: Rev. Jonathan K. Twitchell Four-hundred-and-fifty years before Christ walked the earth there lived a philosopher by the name of Zeno. Zeno was best known for his mathematical paradoxes…situations that appear ...read more

  • Article #11 - The Church Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,833 views

    The Eleventh Article of Faith in the Church of the Nazarene looks at the nature and purpose of the Church.

    Article of Faith #11 - The Church Date: Sunday, August 15, 2004 Author: Rev. Jonathan K. Twitchell During my experience as a student at Eastern Nazarene College, there were very few times when I was reminded that I was a non-Nazarene at a Nazarene college. You might think that I often felt ...read more

  • Article #12 - Baptism Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,670 views

    This twelfth sermon in the series uses a question/answer format to explain what the Church of the Nazarene believes about the Sacrament of Baptism.

    Article of Faith #12 - Baptism Date: Sunday, August 29, 2004 Author: Rev. Jonathan K. Twitchell So far in our study on the Articles of Faith, we have looked at the nature of God, His revelation to us through the Incarnation and through Scripture, our sin which separates us from God, God’s ...read more

  • Article #13 - The Lord's Supper Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
     | 1,815 views

    Thirteenth in a sixteen-part series, this sermon looks at the Nazarene Article of Faith specific to the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

    Article of Faith #13 - The Lord’s Supper Date: Sunday, September 5, 2004 Author: Rev. Jonathan K. Twitchell Each week as we conclude our time of prayer, we repeat the words that Jesus used to teach his disciples how to pray. We pray the Lord’s Prayer, not so much for the sake of the words, ...read more