Church of the Living God

Sermon Blog

  • Life in the Pen (John 10)

    Jesus uses the symbol of sheep and shepherd to relate eternal truths about the world, the church ,and the kingdom of God .

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  • The Leaving of the 5000 (John 6)

    Today’s church seems to be more characterized by what it will not accept than it is by a sincere commitment to Christ and his teachings. The events recorded in John 6 remain an excellent lesson for us today.

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  • The Meeting of Misery and Mercy (John 7 – 8:12)

    In the story of the Woman Caught In Adultery, we see Jesus embody God’s perspective on how to balance judgment and mercy.[1] We will first look at the context of the story, then at the person of Jesus, and finally why this story matters to us. Let’s start with some background. This happened on the […]

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  • Faith, Frailty and Miracles (John 4:46-54; John 5:1-17)

    John 4:46-54 As Jesus traveled to Cana (the village in Galilee where He transformed the water into fine wine), He was met by a government official from Herod’s court. This man had heard a rumor that Jesus had left Judea and was heading to Galilee, and he came in desperation begging for Jesus’ help because […]

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  • Grace, Like Water, Flows Downhill (John 4:1-26)

    Now Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that he was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John— 2 although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples. 3 So he left Judea and went back once more to Galilee. 4 Now he had to go through Samaria. 5 So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near […]

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  • Jesus is God (John 1)

    (This sermon was given by Scott Smith) Anyone interested in history or biographies? Would you like to hear some inside info about WW1, or all of Edison’s failed inventions? Would you still be interested if I said all this was not based on any study or research, but based on my own first-hand knowledge of […]

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  • Think On These Things (Philippians 4:8-9)

    “Here are some highlights, or lowlights, from just 17 minutes in one woman’s day as she drove home from a convenience store:

She conjures up three comebacks she could have hurled at Ellen…
She spots the baby shower invitation on the dashboard and schemes a way to be out of town…
She sizes up a woman standing at […]

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  • The Peace Of God (Philippians 4:1-9)

    Our text today is from Philippians 4:1-9: “For this reason, brothers and sisters, my joy and crown whom I dearly love, I cannot wait to see you again. Continue to stand firm in the Lord, and follow my instructions in this letter, beloved. Euodia and Syntyche, I urge you to put aside your differences, agree, and […]

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  • Sola Fide (Philippians 3:12-4:1)

    To borrow some words from James (Ja 1:2-4), Paul counted it all joy to live like Christ, to suffer like Christ, and even to die like Christ. Anything it took to be like Christ and to rise from death like Christ – that’s what Paul had signed up for. His singular focus was to live […]

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  • The Peace Of God (Philippians 4:1-9)

    During Communion we celebrate our peace with God that happens because of Jesus’ atoning work on the Cross. Today we are going to look at a portion of Paul’s letter to the Philippians that talks about the peace of God. Our text today is from Philippians 4:1-9: “For this reason, brothers and sisters, my joy […]

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