Church of the Living God

Jesus

  • Free – From The Penalty And Power Of Sin

    Over and over in the opening of Genesis, we read that God created and declared  the world ‘good’ (towb, good in the widest sense; some would say it meant the world was prepared or completed,). As opposed to other ancient creation stories where everything was created by an act of violence, this was an act […]

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  • The Days We Celebrate (Easter 2017)

    4-16 sermon

    1 Corinthians 15The Voice (VOICE)  Let me remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news that I preached to you when we first met. It’s the essential message that you have taken to heart, the central story you now base your life on; 2 and through this gospel, you are liberated…. 3-4 For I passed down to you the crux of […]

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

    5-22 sermon

    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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  • Jesus is God (John 1)

    4-17 sermon

    (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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  • Jesus (Pillars of Faith Series)

    “We believe in the historical reality of Jesus Christ as the only incarnation of God. We believe in His deity, His virgin birth (Matthew 1:18-23), His sinless life  (Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22), His miracles (Acts 2:22; Acts 10:38), His substitutionary death (1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21), His bodily resurrection from the dead (Matthew […]

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  • The Hope of the Resurrection

    4-3 Easter Service

    The following satirical letter to NYU has been floating around the internet for a while: IN ORDER FOR THE ADMISSIONS STAFF OF OUR COLLEGE TO GET TO KNOW YOU BETTER, WE ASK THAT YOU ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTION  ARE THERE ANY SIGNIFICANT EXPERIENCES YOU HAVE HAD, OR ACCOMPLISHMENTS YOU HAVE REALIZED, THAT HAVE HELPED TO […]

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  • GCengage: Was Jesus Just A Myth?

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    I love the Facebook page “Did Abe Lincoln Really Exist?”  It’s a satirical page that takes the same arguments people use to claim  Jesus was a myth and applies them to the life and record of Abraham Lincoln. It’s funny, but it highlights a serious topic: Did Jesus exist?  Movies Like Zeitgeist, The Da Vinci Code […]

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  • Could We Live Like This?

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    He Is Risen!   Luke 22:54-62 (ESV) 54 Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest’s house, and Peter was following at a distance. 55 And when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat down among them. 56 Then a servant girl, seeing him as he […]

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  • Church as a Spiritual Hospital

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    After we visit our local hospital or doctor for a particular ailment (see Part One in this series on the Great Physician), we can sometimes be completely healed of the problem. We can get a new start. But we also discuss with the doctor or nurse about a plan so our new health will continue […]

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  • Between Crucifixion and Resurrection: Two Kind of Roads

    (Read Part 1: “Between Crucifixion and Resurrection: A World Without God”)   ___________________________________________________________________________   In Luke Chapter 24 we see an event that takes place in the time between the death and the resurrection of Jesus A time without hope.  A time where it looked like they had been the prophets of a failed Messiah.  A time […]

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