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  • God's Extreme Faithfulness Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,136 views

    The story of Hagar and Ishmael provides a backdrop for a discussion of God’s faithfulness to His promises and to His people.

    Text: Genesis 21:1-21 Date: Sunday, June 23, 2002 Author: Rev. Jonathan K. Twitchell You and I live in a society in which it is common for people to look for loopholes. Lawyers look for loopholes in the legal system for the benefit of their clients. Insurance companies specialize in pages ...read more

  • Article #5 - Sin, Original And Personal Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 4,833 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
     | 2,125 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

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

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,251 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
     | 1,431 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
    based on 1 rating
     | 699 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
     | 2,291 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
     | 1,192 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

  • Article #8 - Repentance Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
     | 1,670 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
     | 2,182 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 #11 - The Church Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,150 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 #13 - The Lord's Supper Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
     | 2,149 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

  • Article #16 - Resurrection, Judgment And Destiny Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,920 views

    The final sermon in our series on the Nazarene Articles of Faith, this sermon looks at the future hope of the resurrection of the dead.

    Article of Faith #16 - Resurrection, Judgment, and Destiny Date: Sunday, October 3, 2004 Author: Rev. Jonathan K. Twitchell Today we reach the conclusion of our sixteen week study on the Articles of Faith. I know that several of you have enjoyed our study and found it a helpful refresher ...read more

  • Following God's Call Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,251 views

    Matthew and Abram were both called to abandon the status quo of their lives to follow God’s call. Where is God calling you? Are you willing to leave it all?

    Text: Genesis 12:1-12; Matthew 9:9-13 Date: Sunday, June 9, 2002 Author: Rev. Jonathan K. Twitchell I’m really not a big fan of moving… It’s really not a lot of fun! I’m sure that some of you happen to be under the misguided delusion that I simply can’t wait to put all of my possessions ...read more

  • Article #7 - Prevenient Grace Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Twitchell on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 9,191 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