6-Week Series: Against All Odds

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  • Matthew Kratz

    Contributing sermons since Feb 26, 2007
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  • Living In The Light

    Contributed on Feb 21, 2020
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    1) Contrast (Ephesians 5:8) , 2) Characteristics (Ephesians 5:9–10), 3) Command (Ephesians 5:11a) 4) Commission (Ephesians 5:11b–13) and 5) Call (Ephesians 5: 14).

    Ephesians 5:8-14 [8] for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light [9] (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), [10]and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. [11] Take no part in the unfruitful works of ...read more

  • From Darkness To Light

    Contributed on Feb 14, 2020
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    In Acts 26:16-18, we see how one can turn “From Darkness to Light” beginning from: 1) The Appearing of Light (Acts 26:16–18), 2) Proclaiming the Light (Acts 26:19–23) and 3) 3) Persevering in the Light (Acts 26:24-32)

    Acts 26:16–32 16 But rise and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you, 17 delivering you from your people and from the Gentiles—to whom I am sending ...read more

  • An Eternal Truth In A New Light

    Contributed on Feb 7, 2020
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    In 1 John 2:7-11 we see the description of the fellowship in love as: 1) The Eternal Truth in the Old Light (1 John 2:7), 2) The Eternal Truth in a New Light (1 John 2:8) 3) The Eternal Truth as a Way of Life (1 John 2:9-11).

    ?1 John 2:7-11 [7] Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have heard. [8] At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness ...read more

  • The Gospel Of Light

    Contributed on Jan 30, 2020
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    In a hymn of praise to God’s goodness in Psalm 36, three basic characteristics are presented of the Father as the God of "the Gospel of Light". In this we see 1) Light from His Person (Ps. 36:5-6), 2) Light for His People (Ps. 36:7-9) and 3) Light from His Protection (Ps. 36:10-11).

    Psalm 36:5-11 [5] Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. [6] Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judgments are like the great deep; man and beast you save, O LORD. [7] How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of ...read more

  • Light For The Path

    Contributed on Jan 23, 2020
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    In Psalm 119:105-112 the word of God is shown as: 1)Light Points Our Direction (Psalm 119:105-108), 2) Light Presents Our Defense (Psalm 119:109-110), 3) Light Provides Our Delight (Psalm 119:111-112).

    Psalm 119:105-112 105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.106 I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to keep your righteous rules. 107 I am severely afflicted; give me life, O LORD, according to your word! 108 Accept my freewill offerings of praise, O LORD, and teach me your ...read more

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  • Security

    Contributed on Jun 28, 2009
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    SECURITY Consider this story in relying upon God: The 3-year-old felt secure in his father’s arms as Dad stood in the middle of the pool. But Dad, for fun, began walking slowly toward the deep end, gently chanting, “Deeper and deeper and deeper,” as the water rose higher and higher on the child. ...read more

  • Your Grumbling Goes With You

    Contributed on Jun 15, 2009
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    YOUR GRUMBLING GOES WITH YOU There was a boy named Grumble Tone who ran away to sea, "I’m sick of things on land," he said, "as sick as I can be; A life upon the bounding wave will suit a lad like me!" The seething ocean billows failed to stimulate his mirth, For he did not like the vessel, ...read more

  • 1938 God Moves In Mysterious ...

    Contributed on Jun 15, 2009
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    1938 God Moves In Mysterious Ways At age 32, William Cowper passed through a great crisis in his life. He tried to end his life by taking laudanum. Then he hired a horse-drawn cabbie, ordering the driver to take him to the Thames, intending to throw himself from the bridge. It was one of London’s ...read more

  • The Foolishness Of Trying To Cover Up Our Sin Is ...

    Contributed on Jun 8, 2009
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    The foolishness of trying to cover up our sin is well illustrated with the story of the drunk husband who snuck up the stairs quietly. He looked in the bathroom mirror and bandaged the bumps and bruises he’d received in a fight earlier that night. He then proceeded to climb into bed, smiling at the ...read more

  • Traders Vs. ...

    Contributed on Jun 8, 2009
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    Traders vs. Investors We all have seen the effect of those who have given up on the economy. In his newspaper column called “Market Report,” Bill Barnhart once explained the difference between investors and traders in the stock market. “A trader in a stock,” writes Barnhart, “is making ...read more