Sermon Archives

Pastor Doug Dent
January 15, 2018

Boom Says The Lord

Lots of people spend their whole lives hoping one day to hear the voice of God. They yearn to have that one, unequivocal proof of the reliability of faith. Yet, we need not wait for an advancing wall of sound to overtake us like an auditory tsunami. We can hear the voice of God in […]

January 7, 2018

Heaven Opened

So, as you can see, heaven being opened is a pretty big deal. The baptism of Jesus marked the beginning of God’s Kingdom on earth. God came in human form to begin the transformation of the world, and what God began, God will bring to completion, for the God who promises is faithful.

January 1, 2018

What Moves Your Rock?

If you are willing to faithfully apply these spiritual practices, you will find your rock moved in some surprising and wonderful ways. So, one final question: Are you willing to have God move your rock? Are you willing to do the things necessary to open your life to the Spirit’s promptings? Are you ready to […]

December 3, 2017

From Fad to Foundation

 Foundational living is not easy, which is why it is so critical that we cling Jesus’ words which last forever instead of the fleeting fads the world proffers. What Jesus says is never faddish: it is foundational for Christian living. Fads, by definition, will fade. Indeed, everything is doomed to disappear. Everything except the words […]

November 26, 2017

The Great Gates of Praise

As we await Christ’s coming again, we prepare by opening the gate to our heart, and welcoming him into our lives. With shouts of joy and cries of praise, we welcome the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Prince of Peace. Many of the great gates of the world are now more historical […]

November 19, 2017

Endure The Cost

Endure The Cost

We began our study on the Beatitudes with the aim of making progress in the Christian life, and we conclude by seeing how the end takes us back to the beginning. The challenge of overcoming the lethargy that so often holds us back from a wholehearted pursuit of all that Jesus calls us to be […]

November 12, 2017

Give Up Your Rights

Give Up Your Rights

Peacemaking is a noble pursuit: it is hard, thankless work. But it is the most important work we can do. Of all the wonderful blessings offered in the Beatitudes, the blessing for peacemakers is special: to be called a child of God. Let’s pray for peace today!

November 5, 2017

Go After One Thing

Go After One Thing

So, we should seek purity (holiness) and be intentional about getting our inside world in order so that we can see God in our outside world. The more we grow in purity (holiness), the more we will see God. We will see God in Scripture and in worship. We will see God in the trials […]

October 29, 2017

The Sign On The Door

500 years ago Martin Luther posted a sign on the church door calling Christians to be faithful to God, for the sake of Jesus Christ, and in the power of the Holy Spirit, believing only in the grace of God which saves, living faithfully only according to God’s word and will, and giving praise only […]

October 22, 2017

Care About Others

Care About Others

According to Jesus, mercy has two parts. The parable of the Good Samaritan is a good example. First, there is tenderness of heart: when the Samaritan saw the man lying in the road he had compassion. Second, there is action that arises from a compassionate heart: the Samaritan went to the man and bound up […]

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