Sermon: Jesus is Not in the Tomb, He Has Risen Matthew 28:1–10

Truth Taught- The resurrection of Jesus is proof that He has conquered death for all of His people and we too will be raised to live again


The resurrection can be proven.
The accounts summarized by the Gospel writers are unanimous Jesus really died and really was raised from the dead.  All four accounts place the resurrection of Jesus as the pinnacle to their accounts of Jesus.  They all do so in a way that is worded specifically to show that the resurrection was not something out of the blue but a means of fulfillment to prophecies.

Their reports are trustworthy.

The resurrection can be proven.

The resurrection can be proven.
Jesus had told them over and over again what was going to happen before it to place.  He spoke to them in detail about the coming events that were to surround His death and then also that He would rise from the dead.

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Disciple Hour: Exodus 17:1-7

As we have read and studied the Book of Exodus we have watched as God has saved the Israelites from their slavery in Egypt.  So far, we have seen how God has done that through placing Himself into the realm of human suffering to save.
He saw from His heavenly throne the suffering of the Israelites.  He went down and began to intercede for a helpless and enslaved people.  He called His prophet Moses from the burning bush and sent him to Egypt as the deliverer.  We saw how God interceded with plague after plague.  We saw the Passover and the night of terror for Egypt as they lost their firstborn.  We watched as God led the Israelites out by a strong arm from Egypt to the Red Sea.  We read about the Israelites crossing the Sea on dry ground and we as it were, heard their singing on the other side.  Now, we have not heard much singing, it seems all we’ve been hearing from them is grumbling.  They grumble against Moses and against God. 

They were thirsty, then hungry, then tired of the food God gave them, then thirsty again, then they want meat, then they wanted to gather it on their time schedule not God’s.  They didn’t really like manna that much and according to them eating whole onions was way better than the food God supplied.  They received their food in Egypt, according to them, for free.

Like it or not, we see way too much of ourselves in these Israelites than we care to admit.   Read More

Sermon: The Astonishing Burial of Our Savior Matthew 27:57-66

The Astonishing Burial of Our Savior

Matthew 27:57-66

Truth Taught- The burial of our Savior is vital in proving He really died on the cross as He said He would


As we have seen the mocking of Jesus, the crucifixion and death of Jesus we must not overlook the burial of Jesus.  Many times, pastors will jump past this event to get to the resurrection.  Matthew has the burial of Jesus included for a reason and our Lord’s burial is rather astounding.  In it we see clear and meaningful theology.  We also see the providence of God as all the details are worked out through human actions. 
We will see the extravagant act of devotion and an extreme act of detestation, both serving God’s purposes in honoring His Son.

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Disciple Hour: Peace Promised and Provided Numbers 6:22-27

Peace Promised and Provided
Numbers 6:22-27

1. The Author of This Blessing of Peace is God
2. Peace with God Requires a Mediator
3. Glorious Words of Blessing and Peace

Sermon: Why the Son of God was Incarnate Hebrews 2:14-18

Why the Son of God was Incarnate

Hebrews 2:14-18

Truth Taught- Jesus partook of flesh and blood to deliver us from lifelong slavery


Jesus Christ, the Son of God is both God and man.  He is eternal God with no beginning and no end.  Jesus, the Son of God has always been and always will be.  

Nicene Creed 325AD

And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
      the only Son of God,
      begotten from the Father before all ages,
           God from God,
           Light from Light,
           true God from true God,
      begotten, not made;
      of the same essence as the Father.
      Through him all things were made.
      For us and for our salvation
           he came down from heaven;
           he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary,
           and was made human.
           He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate;
           he suffered and was buried.
           The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures.
           He ascended to heaven
           and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
           He will come again with glory
           to judge the living and the dead.
           His kingdom will never end.  

The Son of God has always been.  The Son of God took on flesh and was born of the Virgin Mary.  

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