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The Gospel Changes Everything

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Part 12

Matthew 5:13-20 • February 5, 2017 • Sam Kastensmidt

We continue in the Sermon on the Mount and come to the part of Matthew chapter 5 where Jesus tells us we are "salt" and "light." What does he mean by those words? Answering that question is part of understanding how the Gospel changes everything.

Part 29

Acts 2:1-14 • June 4, 2017 • Matt Lomenick

The Day of Pentecost, where God poured out his Holy Spirit on the disciples and gave the church everything it needs to spread the gospel through the entire world. How does that happen and what does a Holy Spirit-filled life look like?

Part 28

John 17:1-26 • May 28, 2017 • Tom Hendrikse

Jesus gathered with his disciples in the upper room, but the location wasn't important. What he said to them and what he prayed for them is what matters. Jesus wanted his disciples to have unity. The gospel changes our tendency toward petty divisions.

Part 27

John 14:15-21 • May 21, 2017 • Tom Hendrikse

When we love someone, there is no limit to what we do to please them. Jesus gives his disciples a very simple list--if they love him, keep his commandments. Simple, yet nearly impossible without help. Jesus promises we will have a Helper, the Holy Spirit.

Part 26

John 14:1-14 • May 14, 2017 • Tom Hendrikse

Most who know anything at all about the life of Jesus like him. Even if they don't believe he is God they think he was a good man. Jesus clearly claimed to be God, however, and this week we hear his polarizing declaration to be the exclusive path to God.

Part 25

John 10:1-10 • May 7, 2017 • Matt Lomenick

"I am the good shepherd" is one of eight "I am" statements by Jesus. He explains the relationship between sheep and their shepherd to his disciples. Later Jesus tells Peter to shepherd his sheep, and so we also shepherd on his behalf until he comes again.

Part 24

Luke 24:13-35 • April 30, 2017 • Tom Hendrikse

In Luke 24, Jesus meets two of his disciples after the resurrection. Jesus conceals his identity and spends time teaching them before revealing who he was. Those disciples are then sent out to be witnesses to the risen Christ, just as he sends us today.

Part 23

John 20:19-31 • April 23, 2017 • Matt Lomenick

The resurrection wasn't the end of Jesus' story; it began another chapter. He appeared to his disciples, and many others as well, overcoming all their skepticism about his return. Pastor Matt brings a great message about faith and the reasons for doubt.

Part 22

Matthew 28:1-10 • April 16, 2017 • Tom Hendrikse

Easter Sunday message: The resurrection of Jesus is both a reasonable and highly controversial explanation for the empty tomb. Without the resurrection, there is no gospel, but you don't have to give up your brain to believe that it happened.

Part 21

Matthew 21:1-11 • April 9, 2017 • Tom Hendrikse

Palm Sunday celebrates the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Jesus, however, wasn't there to conquer, he had come to die. He was, therefore, the unexpected king. Holy Week is an opportunity to introduce others to your King and tell them his story.

Part 20

John 11:1-45 • April 2, 2017 • Tom Hendrikse

A close friend of Jesus called Lazarus fell ill and, when Jesus didn't heal him, died. Jesus raised him from the dead, so those observing might believe. The Gospel changes how we think about death, while Jesus receives us even though we carry its stench.

Part 19

John 9:1-41 • March 25, 2017 • Tom Hendrikse

Jesus encounters a man who was born blind. First Jesus restores the man’s physical sight, then later gives him spiritual sight so he could see Jesus was the Messiah. God can use dark and difficult things to bring spiritual light to us and those around us.

Part 18

John 4:5-42 • March 18, 2017 • Tom Hendrikse

Living water is another phrase commonly heard around churches, but what does it mean? Is it really water? Tom Hendrikse relates the story of Jesus and the woman at the well to answer those questions, and we learn that the Gospel changes what satisfies us.r.

Part 17

John 3:1-17 • March 11, 2017 • Sam Lamerson

You must be born again. That is a popular phrase among evangelicals, but what exactly does it mean? Sam Lamerson, President of Knox Seminary, examines a conversation between Jesus and a religious leader named Nicodemus to provide us with the answer.

Part 16

Matthew 4:1-11 • March 4, 2017 • Tom Hendrikse

All of us have faced temptation, and we will face it again in the future. How we prepare ourselves in advance for this happening will largely determine how successful we are in dealing with it. The gospel changes how we face temptation.

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