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Faith Lives

Faith Lives

July 2018 - September 2018
Pastor Lukus Counterman
Sun, Sep 02, 2018
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56 mins 31 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - Ambrose, Bishop of Milan wrote to the church of Vercellae in the 4th century AD and referred to Hebrews 11 regarding faith that escapes and endures suffering. He said, "They were found most strong when thought to be most weak, and they did not shrink from the mocking's of men because they looked for heavenly rewards; they, on whom the beauty of eternal light was shining, did not dread the darkness of dungeon. Fed to the full by fasting, they did not seek to be diverted by pleasure; refreshed by the hope of eternal grace, the burning heat of summer did not parch them, nor did the cold of icy regions break their spirit; for the warm breath of devotion invigorated them; they did not fear the bonds of men, for Jesus had set them free; they did not desire to be rescued from death for they looked forward to being raised to life by Christ." May we look to Jesus and live our such faith in our day.
Pastor Lukus Counterman
Sun, Aug 26, 2018
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57 mins 46 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - In our text this morning we see another dimension of faith. Whether it's the Israelites trapped between the Red Sea and the Egyptian army, or a woman named Rahab huddled in a little house, we learn that faith delivers. When things appear to be utterly futile or when God calls for unusual methods, we need to be people who trust him. Psalm 20:7 says, "Some trust in the chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God." At the end of the day we need to ask ourselves what we are depending on for deliverance. Will money, science, ingenuity, diligence, invention, or strength come through for us? The writer of Hebrews says, "No. Deliverance comes to those who place their faith in God." That was true 2000 years ago, and its true today. May the Lord help us to be people who live by faith.
Sun, Aug 19, 2018
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49 mins 59 secs
Speaker: Jotham Manoranjan - Today we look at the example of faith from the life of Moses. Moses' story of faith begins with his parent's choice to disobey pharaoh and save their baby boy. Their choice sets in motion and extraordinary sequence of events that lead to Moses redeeming the people of Israel. Today's we will spend time studying the choices that these men and women of faith made. We will learn from their example of obedience despite the great cost involved. We also look at the endurance of faith and the saving grace of faith. It is amazing how events that played out over 4000 years ago convict our culture and age today.
Sun, Aug 12, 2018
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53 mins 33 secs
Speaker: Jared Mitchell - The same Good Shepherd who leads us beside still waters to restore our soul also allows us to traverse the Valley of the Shadow of Death. It has always been this way with God's people since the fall of mankind. While the consequences of our fallenness still remain in this life, for the believer, the trails that God allows or sends our way are not for the purpose of punishment. What does David say? In the midst of the Valley, "you are with me. Your rod and your staff, they comfort me." Our trials are God's invitation. He calls us to trust him in the midst of confusing and troubling circumstances in order to gain what we ultimately need and want the most: Himself.
Pastor Lukus Counterman
Sun, Aug 05, 2018
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1 hr 1 mins 18 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - Here in our text this morning, the author of Hebrews shows us how the Patriarchs rested in complete dependence on the pledges made by God. Maybe we could introduce the character of people of faith this morning this way - they are those who LEANs into God's promises. They flop themselves upon them, they lean on God's promises right through their last breath. My friends, though we aren't perfect, if you are pursuing a life of faith (which happens to be the characteristic of all true believers), that pleases God and He's not ashamed of us. So as we go this week, let's commit for the first time, or simply afresh to be people of faith who lean on God's promises, live like pilgrims, and look for a homeland.
Pastor Will Galkin
Sun, Jul 29, 2018
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55 mins 16 secs
Speaker: Will Galkin - The book of Hebrews cab be read in about 45 minutes. Throughout the book, the reader encounters the tension of being exhorted to persevere in faith and be encouraged that God will faithfully preserve those that are His. The focus of the Christian's faith must be Jesus Christ. The author of Hebrews reminds the reader that Jesus is better. He is better than the angles, Moses, and the high priestly system. He is the object and finisher of our faith. Hebrews chapter 11 showcases broken snits of old who demonstrate what a life of faith looks like. Last week we walked through the lives of Able, Enoch, and Noah. This week we begin a section that focuses on the Patriarchs specifically Abraham. These examples are given to Christians as a reminder to press on. But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.
Pastor Lukus Counterman
Sun, Jul 22, 2018
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53 mins 37 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - When the author of Hebrews opens chapter 11 with Able, Enoch, and Noah, those three characters would have been widely known amongst the audience. They would have been positive historical figures. It would have been like walking around and asking people to consider Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr., or Nelson Mandela. Even if you don't know much about Mother Teresa, you know that she was a commendable woman. Well Able, Enoch, and Noah were commendable too. But on what basis did they receive their commendation? What we find is that it was on the basis of faith, that which starts the journey, carries on, and ultimately rescues the believer from judgement.
Pastor Jon Kopp
Sun, Jul 15, 2018
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49 mins 4 secs
Speaker: Pastor Jon Kopp - This morning we are starting a new series in the book of Hebrews, and we are focusing our attention on Hebrews 11. For many who have grown up around Christianity, this chapter can have a tendency to float on its own as a museum of faithful people. It has been called many times, “the hall of fame of faith” - as if it is a catalog of inspiring stories from people who have gone before us. But, so much more is going on in Hebrews 11. As we come to this chapter, we aren’t simply looking for inspiration to face a particular trial or a particular temptation. We are looking deeply at a kind of faith that can face any and every trial and temptation with confidence and conviction about God and His Word— “a hope as an anchor for our souls - firm and secure.”