Sermon Series
  • 1. The Jesus Manifesto

    Contributed on Jul 30, 2020
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    Jesus gives us a picture of Kingdom life. He doesn’t give us a to-do list. It’s much deeper than that. These are the characteristics that a Christian exhibits in a lost and dying world.

    The Jesus Manifesto (Matthew 5:1-12) 6-24-18 Chenoa Baptist Church Pastor Jefferson M. Williams Your Wife Ain’t Your Momma! Have you ever had a sermon dramatically change your life? Has a sermon ever rocked your soul to the point that you still remember it years later? The year was 1995. I ...read more

  • 2. The Paradox Of Poverty

    Contributed on Jul 30, 2020
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    Jesus started the sermon with a startling announcement that the “poor in Spirit” are the ones who will be blessed and get to be part of the Kingdom. What does this mean?

    The Jesus Manifesto: Blessed are the Poor in Spirit Matthew 5:3; Luke 18:9-14 Chenoa Baptist Church 7-01-18 Yeezus? Kanye West is a musician, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. He’s also Mr. Kim Kardashian. He is famous for being outlandishly arrogant and calls himself ...read more

  • 3. Guilty As Sin

    Contributed on Jul 30, 2020
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    This first beatitude is the foundation for the other eight. Once we learn that we can not hop high enough for God’s holiness, we can never be good enough, then the fact that God has extended us grace and mercy become reasons for worship and thankfulness.

    The Jesus Manifesto: Guilty as Sin? Matthew 5:4, Psalm 51 Rev. Jefferson M. Williams Chenoa Baptist Church 07-08-18 Do You Know How Fast You Were Going? I was cruising along on Route 17 and was about a mile from Dwight when I saw him. But as you know, if you have seen them, they’ve already ...read more

  • 4. Meek Is Not Weak

    Contributed on Jul 30, 2020
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    This may the most misunderstood beatitude. What did Jesus mean by this? How does meekness play itself out in our lives today?

    The Jesus Manifesto: Meek is not Weak Matthew 5:5; Psalm 37 Chenoa Baptist Church Pastor Jefferson M. Williams 07-22-18 Video: Meekness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uxNyyJz50Y Rearview Mirror We are continuing our summer sermon on the Sermon on the Mount. We have been studying the first ...read more

  • 5. Hunger For Holiness

    Contributed on Jul 30, 2020
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    This week, I want to define our terms – “blessing,” “hunger and thirst,” “righteousness,” and “filled,” and then look at a story that Jesus told to help his disciples understand what true hunger looks like.

    The Jesus Manifesto: Hunger for Holiness Matthew 5:6; Luke 15:11-24 Chenoa Baptist Church Pastor Jefferson M. Williams 07-29-18 Hungry Mountain Men A couple of years ago, I did something that was way out of my comfort zone. This city boy went to the mountains. Two friends and I drove to ...read more

  • 6. The Mercy Mandate

    Contributed on Jul 30, 2020
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    Why is it so hard sometimes to display mercy? Is it possible that we don’t understand how much mercy has been given to us?

    The Jesus Manifesto: The Mercy Mandate Matthew 5:7; Luke 10: 25:37 Chenoa Baptist Church Pastor Jefferson M. Williams 8-19-18 The White Helmets In Syria, the biggest fear is being buried alive. During the war, planes would drop barrel bombs filled with TNT and shrapnel on apartment buildings ...read more

  • 7. A Passion For Purity

    Contributed on Jul 30, 2020
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    Is it possible that we have concentrated on the outside of people (behavior modification) and we have really missed the point of Jesus’ words, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God?”

    The Jesus Manifesto – A Passion for Purity Matthew 5:8; Psalm 24 Pastor Jefferson M. Williams Chenoa Baptist Church 8-26-18 Your Tree Exploded When we decided to move to Pontiac nearly twenty years ago, Maxine came up with her mother to look for houses. She called and told me that she had found ...read more

  • 8. The Persecution Paradox

    Contributed on Jul 30, 2020
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    We shouldn’t be surprised when persecution comes. In fact, Jesus closes out the section of the Beatitudes with a paradox. We will be persecuted. It’s inevitable. But the blessing we will receive is out of this world!

    The Jesus Manifesto: The Persecution Paradox Matthew 5:10-12 Chenoa Baptist Church Pastor Jefferson M. Williams It Has Begun It’s been fourteen months since that fateful day in September 2026. In a landmark, unprecedented seven to three vote, the Supreme Court labeled Christianity a “hate ...read more