Church of the Living God

Sermon Blog

  • Christian Character In Three Easy Steps! (You Won’t Believe #2!!!)

    1-3 sermon

    There is a tension in the Christians life between what God does for us and what God expects us to do. God is always at work doing something in us and for us that we can’t accomplish on our own power, but the Bible is also clear that God expects us to participate in the […]

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  • The Importance of Remembering

    12-27 sermon

    The past can be a tricky thing: it clearly forms us, but how much? Do we need to remember in order to move forward? Do we need to forget?  Is our history control our destiny or does it merely influence it? And most importantly, whatever has happened in our lives up to this point, is […]

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  • Jesus: Redeemer and Savior

    12-6 sermon

     “O Come, O Come Immanuel” is a classic Christmas carol about ransom, or redemption. While there is a lot of biblical language (Dayspring and Rod of Jesse), the dilemma is timeless: Without Christ, we are captives to sin, we live under the shadow of death and the grave, we are the lonely exiles. We are […]

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  • The Holy Spirit (Pillars of Faith Series)

    10-25 sermon

    Holy Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells believers (1 Corinthians 6:19-20), confirming their salvation (Romans 8:14-16) and enabling them to bear godly fruit (Galatians 5:22). We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts the world concerning sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:8). He is the source of all power and all acceptable worship and […]

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  • The Church (Pillars of Faith Series)

    11-8 sermon

    “We believe that the Church is Christ’s symbolic body in the earth (Colossians 1:24; 1 Corinthians 12:27), and that it should reveal His character, His message, and His love to the world.  We believe that the Church is to go into all the world, preach the gospel, and make disciples. This will lead people to […]

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  • The Sanctity of Life (Pillars of Faith Series)

    11-29 sermon

    Our Statement of Faith: “We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image (Genesis 1:27). Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore […]

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  • Marriage and Sexuality (Pillars of Faith Series)

    11-22 sermon

    “We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. Together they reflect the image and nature of God (Genesis 1:26-27). Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman as delineated in Scripture (Genesis 2:18-25; Matthew 19:5-6). It is intended to be a covenant by which they unite themselves for life […]

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  • Eternal Destiny (Pillars of Faith Series)

    11-15 sermon

    “Eternal Destiny: We believe in the resurrection of the saved and the lost, and that both will stand before the judgment seat of Christ; the saved will enter into everlasting life in God’s presence, and the lost will be sent into everlasting death, devoid of the presence of God. (Matthew 25:31-46; Mark 9:43-48; 1 Corinthians […]

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  • The Nature of God (Pillars of Faith Series)

    Lots of peoplel have lots of ideas about God. Are all the ideas true? Simply saying “I believe in God” isn’t enough. In order to have faith in the God of the Bible, we have to believe in the right God. To explain this, I need to talk about God’s essence That may sound weird, […]

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  • Sin and Salvation (Pillars of Faith Series)

    From our statement of faith: Sin: We believe that we sin when we disobey the commands of God’s inspired Word and reject His authority. All of us have sinned and are therefore, in our natural state, lost and separated from God. We believe men and women were created in the image of God (Genesis 2:26). […]

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