Sermon Series
  • 1. Learning To Dance

    Contributed on Jul 15, 2020
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    In this intro to the book of Galatians, Paul addresses his authority and the grace that changes everything.

    I Can’t Dance This may shock you but…I can’t dance. I do dance but just not well. I’m stiff, have very little rhythm, and most of the time look like I’m having some sort of fit. My father tells the story that my mother was one of the best dancers he ever knew. Sadly, I did not inherit any ...read more

  • 2. A Counterfeit Gospel

    Contributed on Jul 15, 2020
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    Continuing in our Dance Lessons series, we will study Galatians 1:6-10 and find Paul doubling down on the importance of the Gospel of Grace

    A Counterfeit Gospel Galatians 1:6-10 Chenoa Baptist Church Pastor Jefferson M. Williams 02-02-2020 Versace? A few years ago, I led a mission trip to New York City with 15 teenagers and several other adults. We went into Times Square and we were all overwhelmed by the lights, sounds, and mass ...read more

  • 3. Transformation Time

    Contributed on Jul 16, 2020
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    Paul is going to bring out the big guns today and use his life as a prime example of why the Galatian believers should trust his message.

    Dance Lessons: Transformation Time Galatians 1:11-24 Pastor Jefferson M. Williams Chenoa Baptist Church 02-09-2020 Transformation We all love a good transformation story. Whether it’s * Ebenezer Scrooge’s overnight transformation from a miserable miser to a joy-filled giver * The Grinch’s ...read more

  • 4. A Hill To Die On

    Contributed on Jul 16, 2020
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    The Apostle Paul had decided that contending for the true Gospel was the hill he was willing to die on. It consumed him and it fueled his outrage at false teachers that would lead his spiritual children astray.

    Dance Lessons: A Hill to Die On Galatians 2:1-10 Chenoa Baptist Church Pastor Jefferson M. Williams 02-16-2020 Here I Stand In 1521, Martin Luther was summoned to appear before the Diet of Worms. This was a general assembly of the estates of the Holy Roman Empire. Martin’s 95 theses, and his ...read more

  • 5. Face Off

    Contributed on Jul 16, 2020
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    Paul and Peter were in different keys. Actually Peter was out of synch with the Gospel itself and Paul has to confront him to his face about his hypocrisy.

    Learning to Dance: Face Off Galatians 2:11-14 Pastor Jefferson M. Williams Chenoa Baptist Church 02-23-2020 Wrong Key Last Sunday was simply amazing! The “miracle man” Mark Johnson was able to worship with us and I was overjoyed to see the church respond with such love for him. And it was ...read more

  • 6. Living For God

    Contributed on Jul 16, 2020
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    Good news makes your day, doesn’t it? Well, I’ve got good news today. Actually, Paul has the good news but he will be sharing with us through these verses this morning.

    Dance Lessons: Living for God Galatians 2:15-21 Chenoa Baptist Church Pastor Jefferson M. Williams 03-01-2020 Refresh Two weeks ago, on Sunday night, I sat on the bed with five tabs open on my laptop and for almost two hours I refreshed those tabs continuously - Twitter, NASCAR, TMZ, ESPN, and ...read more

  • 7. Bewitched

    Contributed on Jul 16, 2020
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    In chapter 3, Paul lays out the doctrine that the Galatians need in order to protect them from false teachers.

    Dance Lessons: Bewitched! Galatians 3:1-14 Pastor Jefferson M. Williams Chenoa Baptist Church 03-08-2020 Headstand Imagine that we went on a mission trip together. We went to a remote jungle village and spent several months there. We learned that they were taught at a very early age that they ...read more

  • 8. Promise Keeper

    Contributed on Jul 16, 2020
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    This morning, we are going to look at a promise that God made to Abraham that still is in effect today for us!

    Dance Lessons: Promise Keeper Galatians 3:15-25 Pastor Jefferson M. Williams Chenoa Baptist Church 03-15-2020 Promise Keeper Back in the early 90s, right after I got married, Promise Keepers became a cultural phenomena. I attended multiple conferences, worked the prayer tent in AL, and watched ...read more

  • 9. Slaves No More

    Contributed on Jul 16, 2020
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    Paul makes the point that as Christians, we have been set free!

    Dance Lessons: Slaves no More! Galatians 3:26-4:11 Pastor Jefferson M. Williams Chenoa Baptist Church 04-05-2020 Freedom! In 1838 the British government sent word to Jamaica that slavery was at an end and that therefore those who were slaves were now free. On that night of emancipation, a ...read more

  • 10. Redeemed

    Contributed on Jul 16, 2020
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    It’s my prayer today that you would understand, really understand, what Easter means and that it would change you permanently from the inside out.

    Redeemed: Galatians 4:4-7 Easter 2020 Pastor Jefferson M. Williams Chenoa Baptist Church April 12, 2020 I Didn’t Get It Easter Sunday morning, 1980. Wooddale Church of Christ. I was 12 years old, uncomfortable in my Easter dress clothes, sitting with a couple of friends in the back of the ...read more

  • 11. Who's Your Momma?

    Contributed on Jul 17, 2020
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    When preaching through Galatians, many pastors either just mention this section or skip over it altogether. Why? Because it is a hard section to preach! It’s theologically deep and I’ve had to work hard to be able to explain in a way that we can all understand.

    Dance Lessons: A Passionate Plea from a Pastor Galatians 4:8-20 Pastor Jefferson M. Williams Chenoa Baptist Church 4-19-2020 Redeemed and Adopted Last week, we celebrated Easter in a very different way but the resurrection of Jesus Christ was still celebrated all over the world by billions of ...read more

  • 12. Freedom

    Contributed on Jul 17, 2020
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     Freedom is worth dying for. Freedom is worth fighting for. And in these next verses of Galatians, the Apostle Paul is going to make the case that freedom is worth living for.

    Dance Lessons: Freedom! (Part1) Galatians 5:1-6 Chenoa Baptist Church Pastor Jefferson M. Williams 5-3-2020 Free at Last! On August 28, 1963, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial and gave one of the most memorable speeches in our country's history. He ...read more

  • 13. Who Cut In On You?

    Contributed on Jul 24, 2020
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    Paul is going to focus on the false teacher’’s influence and their desire to cut in on the Galatians spiritual progress in the verses we will study this morning.

    Dance Lessons: Who Cut in on You? Galatians 5:7-12 Pastor Jefferson M. Williams Chenoa Baptist Church 5-10-2020 Run, Forest, Run A couple of years ago, I met a group of runners out at Humiston Woods for a five mile training run. We were all training for different races and running on the ...read more

  • 14. License To Kill

    Contributed on Jul 24, 2020
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    But, after spending all this time in the book of Galatians, I just wonder if we are missing the point. Wouldn’t it be amazing to go to the mall and interview people and ask, “What does Christianity mean to you?” And get the answer: “One word…freedom

    Dance Lessons: License to ?Kill Galatians 5:13-21 Chenoa Baptist Church Pastor Jefferson M. Williams 5-20-2020 What is Christianity? [Slide]Several years ago, David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons wrote a book entitled, “UnChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity and why it ...read more

  • 15. Fruitfulness (Part 1)

    Contributed on Jul 24, 2020
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    Over the next three weeks, we are going to take a look at some fruit that Christians produce as we submit ourselves to the control of the Holy Spirit.

    Dance Lessons: Fruitfulness Galatians 5:22-26 (Part 1) Chenoa Baptist Church Pastor Jefferson M. Williams 5-24-2020 We’ve got a Banana Tree! In 2014, we moved to Ft. Meyers, Florida for a dream job that ended up being a nightmare. We were only there eight weeks and lived in a church member’s ...read more

  • 16. Fruitfulness (Part 2)

    Contributed on Jul 24, 2020
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    The fruit of the Spirit allows those around us to see and savor our Savior! As we allow the Holy Spirit to grow these fruit in our character, we are able to exhibit Christ-like attitudes to our family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and even those who don’t like us or agree with us.

    Dance Lessons: Fruit of the Spirit Galatians 5:22-26 (Part 2) Jefferson M. Williams Chenoa Baptist Church 5-31-2020 This Means War! Growing up, we had two crabapple trees in our front yard. Crab apples are about the size of a cherry and make excellent ammunition. We used to pick a bunch of ...read more

  • 17. Fruitfulness (Part 3)

    Contributed on Jul 24, 2020
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    This fruit is the product of the Spirit’s work inside of us and not an outcome of trying, straining, groaning, or behavior modification on our part.

    Dance Lessons: The Fruit of the Spirit (Part 3) Galatians 5:22-26 Pastor Jefferson M. Williams Chenoa Baptist Church 6-07-2020 SHHHHHHH! In the backyard at our house in Pontiac used to be an apple tree. All the neighbors hated it. It was bad enough during the day, but at night several ...read more

  • 18. Crucified Life

    Contributed on Jul 24, 2020
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    Over the past four weeks, we have been studying how the Kingdom of God is lived out practically. This morning, I want to review where we have been and prepare us to examine chapter 6, the most practical section of the book of Galatians.

    Dance Lessons: Crucified Life Galatians 5:22-25 (Part 4) Pastor Jefferson M. Williams Chenoa Baptist Church 06-14-2020 Treasure Found [Slide] Ten years ago, millionaire art dealer Forrest Fenn buried a box of hidden treasure filled with gold coins and precious gems worth at least two million ...read more

  • 19. Bearing Burdens

    Contributed on Jul 24, 2020
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    But church can also be messy and we have to learn how to relate to our fellow family members with love and grace.

    Dance Lessons: Bearing Burdens Galatians 6:1-5 Pastor Jefferson M. Williams Chenoa Baptist Church 6-21-2020 [Slide] Sitting on a Pillar Simeon the Stylite was a Syrian that was born around 390 AD, and died on September 2, 459 AD. Simeon lived near the city of Aleppo. At 16 years old, he ...read more

  • 20. Sowing And Reaping

    Contributed on Jul 24, 2020
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    It is true - we do reap what we sow, whether it be in training for a marathon, planting corn or beans, strengthening our marriages, disciplining our children, taking thoughts captive, or simply being kind to people.

    Dance Lessons: Sowing and Reaping Galatians 6:6-10 Pastor Jefferson M. Williams Chenoa Baptist Church 06-28-2020 Run, Forrest, Run I stood at the starting line of the 2014 Christie Clinic Marathon in Champaign shaking like a leaf. Yes it was a bit chilly but that’s not why my nerves were ...read more

  • 21. Only In The Cross

    Contributed on Jul 24, 2020
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    This morning, we come to the last lines of the book/letter of Galatians. We started this journey January 24 and I’ve preached twenty one sermons in this series.

    Dance Lessons: Boasting Only in the Cross Galatians 6:11-18 Professor Jefferson M. Williams Chenoa Baptist Church 07-05-2020 The End of the Letter Let me start out this morning with a little quiz. I’m going to give you the last lines of famous books and see if you know them. But Flopsy, ...read more