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    July 15, 2018
    Faith Lives Scripture:
    Hebrews 11:1-3
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    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 tenden...
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Faith Lives
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.”
John - That You May Believe
Sun, Jul 08, 2018
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46 mins 1 sec
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - Just as the Gospel’s prologue in John 1 serves to “lift” the reader so that he may grasp the full significance of the person and work of Jesus, so the Gospel’s epilogue in John 21 serves to “land” the reader so that he may be guided in the newly established relation with God and mission of God. Having come to believe and know that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and having received life in his name, what must the believer do? In our text this morning we learn that life in Christ is not the end, but rather the beginning of a mission wherein Christians are sent to be fishermen and shepherds. May our Lord teach us as we lovingly follow him.
John - That You May Believe
Sun, Jul 01, 2018
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47 mins 23 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - C.S. Lewis in, A Grief Observed explained that you never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death! It is easy to say you believe a rope to be strong as long as you are merely using it to cord a box. But suppose you had to hang by that rope over a precipice. Then, I guess we would find out if you really believe in its strength. Belief in the resurrection became a matter of life and death. Many disciples hung from that rope over a precipice, but never relinquished faith in resurrection truth. In the end, the strength and power of the resurrection built the church over the centuries. My friends, Jesus is alive just as he said. He is risen – he is risen indeed! May we learn about our living and loving Lord together this morning.
John - That You May Believe
Sun, Jun 17, 2018
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52 mins
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - Jesus is the Passover Lamb, the King, and truth, who became the redemptive sacrifice for the world when he, the Son of Man, was exchanged for the "sons of mankind" in order to release them from their enslavement to sin, death, and the foreign power of this world. This text continues to depict the events surrounding the sacrificial death of the Son of God. Jesus has already been arrested and interrogated by the Jewish authorities; in this pericope, he is taken and handed over to the Roman authorities who perform the equivalent of a Roman trial of Jesus so as to respond to the legal requirements and political tension shared between them. The narrative intentionally contrasts Christ with two significant characters and what they represent: "the Jews" (representing the authorities of Judaism) and Pilate (representing the power of Rome).
Men of Integrity
Sun, Jun 17, 2018
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29 mins 4 secs
Speaker: Will Galkin
John - That You May Believe
Sun, Jun 10, 2018
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51 mins 34 secs
Speaker: John Moon - This passage directly follows Jesus’ arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane, Judas had betrayed him to the Roman and Jewish authorities and Jesus had willingly allowed himself to be captured. Now Jesus is being taken to the first of several trials before Jewish and Roman courts. In John 18:12-27 there is an interplay of two dramas that brings into focus opposite truths that are foundational to all of Christian Doctrine: the glory of Christ and the sinfulness of man. Those truths are evident from the contrast between Christ’s faithfulness and Peter’s faithlessness; His courage and Peter’s cowardice; His sacrificial love and Peter’s self-preserving lies. The narrative goes back and forth between Jesus’s trial by the High Priest Emeritus Annus, and Peter’s series of denials. In effect, you see both Peter and Jesus encountering different interrogations with very different responses. May God help us to rely on his grace as we encounter his Word.
Men of Integrity
Sun, Jun 10, 2018
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35 mins 58 secs
Speaker: Will Galkin