Standing on the Word of God – Part 2

“The Necessity of Reform: The Church’s Crisis of Authority”  For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”    – Romans 1:16-17 We began our series…

Standing on the Word of God – Part 1

“The Necessity of Reform: The Church’s Crisis of Authority”  14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it 15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is breathed out by…

Fall Sermon Series

October 31st of this year will mark the 500 year anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing of his 95 theses to the door of the cathedral in Wittenberg, Germany in order to protest the sale of indulgences as well as various other practices of the Roman Catholic Church.  This event is recognized by many as the…

Letters to the Seven Churches – Part 16

“Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades. Rev. 1:17b-18 As we have observed previously, these letters are written to the Church at all times and in all places, and we must therefore ask what we at…

Letters to the Seven Churches – Part 14

14 “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation. 15 “‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! 16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my…

Letters to the Seven Churches – Part 11

18 “And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: ‘The words of the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and whose feet are like burnished bronze. 19 “‘I know your works, your love and faith and service and patient endurance, and that your latter works exceed the first. 20 But I have this…

Letters to the Seven Churches – Part 10

12 “And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: ‘The words of him who has the sharp two-edged sword.13 “‘I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. Yet you hold fast my name, and you did not deny my faith even in the days of Antipas my faithful witness, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. 14 But I have a few…

Letters to the Seven Churches – Part 9

8 “And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: ‘The words of the first and the last, who died and came to life. 9 “‘I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich) and the slander of those who say that they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.…