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Our current sermon series is “Advent 2014: A Lowly and Glorious Birth,” which focuses on the importance and glory found in Jesus Christ’s birth. You may listen to all sermons from this series here, or browse a list of all recent sermons below.

Sunday
Dec142014

Advent 2014: A Sacrificing Savior

From the sermon series, “Advent: A Lowly and Glorious Birth”

Sermon text: Hebrews 2:9–18

     But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.

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Advent 2014: A Sacrificing Savior

Sunday
Dec072014

Advent 2014: A Substituting Savior

From the sermon series, “Advent: A Lowly and Glorious Birth”

Sermon text: Matthew 1:18–25

     Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:
     “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
          and they shall call his name Immanuel”
(which means, God with us). When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.

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Advent 2014: A Substituting Savior

Sunday
Nov302014

Advent 2014: Our Divine Savior

From the sermon series, “Advent: A Lowly and Glorious Birth”

Sermon text: Luke 1:26–35

     In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
     And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?”
     And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.

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Advent 2014: Our Divine Savior

Sunday
Nov232014

Standing in Grace: Gospel Perserverence

From the sermon series, “Standing in Grace: Finding Sure Gospel Footing in the First Book of Peter”

Sermon text: 1 Peter 5:12–14

     By Silvanus, a faithful brother as I regard him, I have written briefly to you, exhorting and declaring that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it. She who is at Babylon, who is likewise chosen, sends you greetings, and so does Mark, my son. Greet one another with the kiss of love.
     Peace to all of you who are in Christ.

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Standing in Grace: Gospel Perserverence

Sunday
Nov162014

Standing in Grace: Gospel Combat

From the sermon series, “Standing in Grace: Finding Sure Gospel Footing in the First Book of Peter”

Sermon text: 1 Peter 5:7–11

[…] casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

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Standing in Grace: Gospel Combat

Sunday
Nov092014

Standing in Grace: Gospel Leadership

From the sermon series, “Standing in Grace: Finding Sure Gospel Footing in the First Book of Peter”

Sermon text: 1 Peter 5:1–5

     So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

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Standing in Grace: Gospel Leadership

Sunday
Nov022014

Standing in Grace: Gospel Suffering Part 2

From the sermon series, “Standing in Grace: Finding Sure Gospel Footing in the First Book of Peter”

Sermon text: 1 Peter 4:12–19

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.

Read the rest of 1 Peter 4:12–19 at esvbible.org.

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Standing in Grace: Gospel Suffering Part 2

Sunday
Oct262014

Standing in Grace: Gospel Living

From the sermon series, “Standing in Grace: Finding Sure Gospel Footing in the First Book of Peter”

Sermon text: 1 Peter 4:1–11

     Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God.

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Standing in Grace: Gospel Living

Sunday
Oct192014

Standing in Grace: Gospel Suffering

From the sermon series, “Standing in Grace: Finding Sure Gospel Footing in the First Book of Peter”

Sermon text: 1 Peter 3:8–22

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.

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Standing in Grace: Gospel Suffering

Sunday
Oct122014

Standing in Grace: Gospel Marriage

From the sermon series, “Standing in Grace: Finding Sure Gospel Footing in the First Book of Peter”

Sermon text: 1 Peter 3:1–7

     Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct.

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Standing in Grace: Gospel Marriage