Church of the Living God

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  • Making Things Right With God

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    (If you would prefer to listen, you can find the audio here) Intro We’ve recently spent five months covering some of the bigger topics recorded for us by the apostle John. John spent almost half of his book telling us about Jesus’ last days of life on earth. Why did he do this? Of course […]

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  • The Why Question (John 9)

    Today we are going to take a look a topic that has great personal meaning to me (Karl Meszaros).The problem of pain, or as we like to say, “Why does bad things happen to good people?” I find the way Jesus deals with those dealing with pain and suffering to be highly useful.  John 9 […]

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  • Church Life At CLG: The Big Picture

    9-4 SERMON ANT

    Mission “Our mission is to be a church community committed to pursuing healthy, authentic relationships with God and each other.” Vision “Our vision is that we become a community of individuals transformed by the life of Christ. We believe this transformation happens by the power of the Holy Spirit in the context of authentic community […]

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  • The Life God Grants In His Name (John 20:30-31)

    8-28 SERMON ANT

    The Apostle John concludes his gospel in this fashion: “Jesus performed many other wondrous signs that are not written in this book.[1] These accounts are recorded so that you, too, might believe that Jesus is the Anointed, the Liberating King, the Son of God, because believing grants you life in His name.” John 20: 30-31 […]

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  • Prayer (John 14-16)

    8-21 SERMON ANT

    “Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son; if you ask anything in my name, I will do it.”  John 14:13-14 “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” John […]

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  • In This World You Will Have Trouble: The Reality Of Persecution (John 15-17)

    (RNS2-jan8) Open Doors USA’s 2015 “World Watch List.” For use with RNS-CHRISTIAN-PERSECUTION, transmitted on January 8, 2014, Photo courtesy of Open Doors

    STORIES OF PERSECUTION: SUSAN IN UGANDA   John 15:18 – 16:3 “If you find that the world despises you, remember that before it despised you, it first despised Me. If you were a product of the world order, then it would love you. But you are not a product of the world because I have […]

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  • The Glory Of God (John 13-17)

    7-31 SERMON

    When we think of someone having glory, we tend to think of some who is either wildly over-promoted or who is an egomaniac. Children say, “Look at me!” and we think it’s cute, but when adults do this we think they are narcissists. If you are a Brian Regan fan, you are familiar with his […]

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  • Jesus’ New Command (John 13,15)

    After the Lord’s Supper in John 13, Jesus has a conversation with his disciples that goes on for several chapters (13-17). He revisits multiple themes which will build on life in the Kingdom of God. This is John's last lengthy recorded conversation of Jesus talkining to his disciples. Judas has left to betray him; time is short. These […]

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  • Freedom From Slavery (John 8)

    As part of the series we are in on the Gospel of John, I (Jeff Martin) will be speaking from John 8:31-59. This passage in John 8 continues to focus on Jesus’ ministry in Jerusalem. It describes an encounter in the Jerusalem Temple between Jesus and a group of Jews from Judea, which included a […]

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  • Taking Off Grave Clothes (John 11)

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    Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany. [Mary and Martha, his sisters] sent to him, saying, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.”  But when Jesus heard it he said, “This illness is not unto death; it is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified by […]

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