August 2011

August 14th, 2011

INTRODUCTION – Our theme – Your Kingdom Come – –
Jesus came to set the captives free – – in case that is nebulous or vague to you – – Jesus Christ came to not only save people from their sins initially so that they could be born again and gain eternal life; He came to set us free from every sin, every destructive passion and thought and attitude – – anything and everything not in keeping with His life and character and righteousness – – until He returns and fully and completely and forever sets us free!

Clash of kingdoms. the kingdom of darkness does not give up its captives without a fight. Our enemy is cruel, and his power is very real.

This passage is going to teach us how to fight better and more effectively for those that have never once tasted of His power and saving grace. Continue reading Deliverance and the Cross – Matthew 17:14-27

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August 28, 2011

INTRODUCTION – For whatever reasons – in the last couple of months or so – I’ve noticed when my wife and I pray together – that she will often pray for the stumbling blocks in our region to be removed – – so the kingdom of God can advance. I’ve found this a little curious – until I began to prepare for this week’s sermon. If you would turn in your Bibles to Matthew 17 starting with vs. 24 – – we’re going to learn a few things about stumbling blocks. And if you have been paying attention in our series through the gospel of Matthew – you may have noticed this term or concept has come up a couple of times before.

Earlier references: Matt. 13:41 “The Son of man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness,” (Speaking of the end of time or the return of the Lord) Continue reading Stumbling blocks and the Kingdom Matthew 17:24-18:14

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