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Let There Be Light: Living My Story in the Light of My Savior [sermon 3/4]


Sermon Notes: For the last few week’s we’ve been in a series of sermons called, “Let There Be Light.” Our primary focus has been to understand what it means that Jesus is the light of life that has come into the world. What does that mean? If Christ is the light, then shouldn’t Christians be little lamps or reflection points...

God Believes Your Freedom was Worth Any Cost


In this message, I talked about the value of your freedom to God and how He was willing to kill and raise His Son so you could be free. You can watch the message here.  My Sermon Transcript is below:  How many of you have taken an international flight? Many of you. My guess is that you can identify with me on this: The...

What Did Jesus Mean in John 8:7, “If you are without sin throw the first stone”?


What did Jesus mean in John 8:7? Sermon Summary: It is easy to point out everyone else’s sin and forget that we have our own glaring weaknesses. God’s grace is sufficient for us, no matter what we have done. In the beginning of John 8 we see the character of Christ toward sinners who break the commands of God and the...

The Art of Being Godly [Sermon]


Following Christ is not easy—it demands your life! If we don’t have a plan for keeping our life on track, we will quickly fall into patterns of laziness or desires that are less than Godly. In this message Josh give five specific ways to ensure we walk in God’s best plan for us each day.   Outline 6 ways to know you’re...

The Test of True Love [Sermon]


1 John 4:1-6 True love has to be guided by authentic faith in God. 1 John 4:7 says that God is love, and if we do not know Him then we cannot love. In order to love someone genuinely, we must ensure our faith is correctly placed in God and strive to love people as to show them that God is the only...

Why Are Trials Necessary to Grow our Faith?

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One of the great mysteries of God is why He allows trials and hardships for those who love Him. In our human view, we believe that a loving God always has to show His love, and therefore absolve our life of any pain. Yet, if you've journeyed with God for any amount of time, you know that He does...

Your life—Committed or Counterfeit?


Sermon on 1 John 2:18-29 Everything Satan does is aimed at destroying your fellowship with God. Not only will he use sin, but he will also use deceit and lies to get you to believe something other than the truth. In this passage we are given practical guidance on how to stand strong against the schemes of our active enemy so we have authentic faith and...

Brokenness Leads to Greatness (Isaiah 41 & 45)


  Sometimes that it's hard to remember that in our brokenness God is leading us to his greatness. If God is for us, no one can stand against us. When we’ve set our lives right with God, He promises to be our sufficient Savior for whatever we face. No loss, pain, or trial is too big for Him to overcome....

Four Essentials for Perseverance (Acts 14:8-24)


The Christian life is a journey that requires strength, courage and perseverance. In this message, we will look at the first missionary journey of Paul and learn four key attitudes for our Christian faith: faith, courage, intentionality and determination. Sermon Resources: Study Notes on Acts 14.8-28 4 Essentials Sermon Outline Slides for this sermon: 4 Essentials for Perseverance of our Faith ...

Get Rid of Conformity and Cling to Christ (Colossians 2:16-23)


http://traffic.libsyn.com/joshweidmann/Josh-Weidmann-2015.07.26-Colossians.mp3 When a person becomes a Christian they chose to do life in the pattern of how Christ would live. We don’t have to be consumed with self-made activities to make us more holy or righteous. We simply have to cling to Christ by faith. In this message, we identify what it means to have true faith in Christ and...

Colossians: Find True Life in Christ (Colossians 2:8-15)


http://traffic.libsyn.com/joshweidmann/7-19-2015.mp3 Have you ever felt empty? A life without God will lead to emptiness. God knew that so He sent His Son to make us fully alive in Christ. Through faith, we can experience the daily, powerful working of God. In this message we look at the importance of eliminating unessential spiritual activity from our life and how we are to...