2015-01-11: Luke-The Investigative Gospel – There Is Purpose In The Storms

Sermon Audio: There Is Purpose In The Storms
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: Luke 8:22-25
Duration: 26:21
Size: 12.0 MB

Luke-The Investigative Gospel
There Is Purpose In The Storms
Luke 8:22-25

Although the Sea of Galilee is only 5 miles wide and 13 miles long it has a history of terrible storms.

The disciples in obedience to his command hoisted the sail and begin the five mile trip across the lake.

Sometimes We Will Face Storms In Our Lives.

The once placid lake of our life becomes a storm tossed, angry, raging sea.

But no matter what storms come up in our life, we can call upon Jesus.

When We Are In A Storm We May Think That We Are Out of God’s Will.

You can find a storm and be right in the center of God’s will.

Without difficulties, without trials, without stresses and even failures, we would never grow to be what the Lord wants us to become.

When We Are In A Storm We May Think That God Doesn’t Care.

When we are in the midst of a crisis of one form or another and it seems that Jesus doesn’t care, He just does not seem to be interested or concerned with what we are going through.

When We Are In A Storm We May React In Fear Rather Than Faith.

In reality their problem was not the storm around them but the unbelief within them.

When We Are In A Storm We Need To Remember To Cry Out To The Father.

I am so glad I serve the God of the Universe who not only created everything that is, is not limited as to He can act by His own creation.

When In A Storm Faith Will Keep You From Being Afraid.

Jesus cares, not only cares, but acts and saves.

We Disappoint The Lord When We Give In To Fear.

Although their fear was natural, they had no excuse for their lack of faith.

2015-01-04: Advent 2014 – Star Of Wonder

Sermon Audio: Star Of Wonder
Speaker: Pastor Frank Clore
Scripture Text:: John 1:1-5
Duration: 29:25
Size: 13.4 MB

Advent 2014 – Star Of Wonder
John 1:1-5

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” – John 1:1-5

In this passage, John makes reference to the word, light, and darkness.

He reminds us how timeless Jesus is, how divine Jesus is, how overwhelming Jesus is.

Jeremiah’s Prophecy: “A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.” – Jeremiah 31:5

“In the beginning was the Word…” – John 1:1

“In the beginning God…” – Genesis 1:1

“For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.” – I Corinthians 15:22

We experience death through the first Adam. But we receive life through the second Adam, Jesus Christ.

In Bethlehem, Jesus came in the form of a human for a new beginning.

Genesis describes God’s first creation. John describes the new creation.

“The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.” – Colossians 1:15-16

To the Greek, the Logos is what lies behind the universe and maintains its order … to the Jew creation took place through God speaking …

Logos – the Word tells us: Jesus is God; Jesus is Creator; Jesus has always been around.

Jesus is life – Jesus brings Eternal Life.

Jesus said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” – John 10:10

Jesus is the only option to know God!