Sermon Series
  • 1. Be Perfect?

    Contributed on Sep 27, 2011
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    This message is the first in a series that deals with some of the difficult sayings of Jesus. This message examines Jesus' call to be perfect.

    There are times when people including Christians say some very strange things. Often we hear someone say something that stops us in our tracks. For example, have you ever heard something that sounded so strange or outrageous that you asked yourself, “Did I really just hear that?” I ...read more

  • 2. Love Your Enemies?

    Contributed on Sep 27, 2011
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    This message is the second in a series that deals with some of the difficult sayings of Jesus. This message deals with Jesus’ call to love your enemies.

    Sometimes we hear something that sounds so unreasonable our response is, “You have got to be kidding.” I believe in our text we encounter Jesus saying something that really sounds unreasonable. In fact this statement goes against what we consider to be reasonable. This statement goes against ...read more

  • 3. The First Will Be Last?

    Contributed on Sep 27, 2011
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    This message is the third in a series that deals with some of the difficult sayings of Jesus. This message examines Jesus’ statement about the first being last.

    Many of us have a competitive nature, a drive to do everything we can to come out on top. We have been taught that you compete to win. Our culture teaches us to climb the ladder of success, to outpace our competitors and that the one with the most toys in the end wins. So we work hard to make sure ...read more

  • 4. Eat Flesh? Drink Blood?

    Contributed on Sep 27, 2011
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    This message is the fourth in a series that deals with some of the difficult sayings of Jesus. This message examines the meaning behind Jesus saying to eat His flesh and drink His blood.

    The majority of us are grossed out by what this statement suggests. These are the actions that are usually confined to a horror movie. Cannibals eat flesh and vampires drink blood. These are not things that normal people do. If Jesus is meaning this literally, we would all say, “That’s a little bit ...read more

  • 5. Don't Look Back??

    Contributed on Sep 27, 2011
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    This message is the fifth in a series that deals with some of the difficult sayings of Jesus. This message looks at Jesus' warning in regard to looking back.

    At first glance Jesus sounds very harsh as He addresses someone that sincerely wanted to follow Him. What’s wrong with wanting to tell His family goodbye? In 1978 the Little River Band wrote a song that describes a great tendency that many of us have. Listen to these few lines from this song. ...read more

  • 6. Deny Ourselves? Take Up The Cross?

    Contributed on Sep 27, 2011
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    This message is the sixth in a series that deals with some of the difficult sayings of Jesus. This message examines the meaning of denying yourself and taking up your cross.

    Sacrifice is a word that has the ability to send shivers down the spines of the majority of us. Of course Christians have reconciled themselves to the idea that this is a part of following Jesus. I would venture to say that our understanding of the concept of sacrifice is much different than ...read more