October 22, 2017

Solus Christus: The Once-for-All Sacrifice

Text: Hebrews 10:1-23
Dr. Peter Green

How can a holy God dwell in the midst of an unholy people? Through the 1500 year long object lesson of the Old Testament sacrificial system, God points us to Jesus, the better way, whose sacrifice was pleasing to God and grants us access without barrier into the presence of our holy God.

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October 15, 2017

Sola Fide

Text: Ephesians 2:8-10
Pastor Curt Stapleton

As today’s text makes abundantly clear, we are not Christians because we’re smarter than our unbelieving neighbor. Rather, it is the free gift of God by faith alone and not by works, with no room left for boasting. In gratitude, let us grow in grace for the good works God has prepared for us in Christ.

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October 8, 2017

Sola Gratia

Text: Ephesians 2:1-7
Pastor Curt Stapleton

What condition were you really in before Christ saved you? You were dead in sin, a rebel, following Satan. Thanks be to God for His amazing grace, which leaves no room for a smug Christian!

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October 1, 2017

Sola Scriptura

Text: 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Pastor Curt Stapleton

As we enter the month in which we observe the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the sermon series will take us through the “Five Solas of the Reformation”, beginning today with “Sola Scriptura”. How blessed we are by the Reformation’s rediscovery of the special revelation of God as He speaks authoritatively to His people through the Bible, our only rule for faith and practice.

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September 24, 2017

Christ Jesus, the Redeemer King

Text: Luke 19:11-27
Pastor Curt Stapleton

In the passage leading up to today’s text, we learn that the Son of Man came to seek and save the lost. The plan has always been that Christ would come twice. The first time was to save the world and not condemn it. The second coming will involve rewarding faithfulness but also executing judgment on those who reject His kingship.

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September 17, 2017

Justified by God Alone

Text: Luke 18:9-14
Pastor Curt Stapleton

In this popular parable, we see two men: one who doesn’t need a savior, and another who casts himself on the mercy seat of God. We are reminded that knowledge of God invariably leads to greater knowledge of oneself.

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September 10, 2017

Your Prayer Life

Text: Luke 18:1-8
Pastor Curt Stapleton

Prayer is one of our historically valued means of grace. Today’s parable instructs us to be persistent in praying for the kingdom of God to come.

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September 3, 2017

The Agony of Hell

Text: Luke 16:19-31
Pastor Curt Stapleton

Although the topic of hell is not popular, Jesus did address it frequently during His earthly ministry. If it is a topic that was important to Him, we should pay attention. Properly understood, the doctrine of hell will lead us to worship.

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August 27, 2017

The Stewardship of Life

Text: Luke 16:1-17
Pastor Curt Stapleton

Some of the words of Jesus are among the most difficult to understand in all of the Scriptures. Today’s parable calls on us, as the children of light, to be as shrewd in pursuing our spiritual security in God, as the ungodly are in their pursuit of financial security.

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August 20, 2017

The Gospel Goes Forth

Text: Romans 10
Pastor Curt Stapleton

Today’s text reveals the missionary heart of the Apostle Paul who, in turns, serves a missionary God. As we send the Pavlics out from our midst this morning for the ministry of church planting, we celebrate the simplicity and depth of the Gospel and how it finds both God’s people and also those not seeking Him.

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