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Radical Faithfulness: A Message on Luke 19:11-27 and the Parable of the Ten Minas


This message is on the parable of the minas in Luke 19. Jesus tells this story to make at least two points. One has to do with the timing of His second coming being a long way off. The other has to do with how we are stewarding what we’ve been given in the meantime. The message is easy...

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...

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...

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...

The Building Blocks of a Biblical Life


http://traffic.libsyn.com/joshweidmann/Josh-Weidmann-2015.06.21-For-All-Its-Worth.mp3 Finding the heart of God requires dedication to study the Bible. Let’s face it, sometimes, the Bible is difficult to understand. If we diligently observe, interpret, and apply the Scriptures, we can experience transformation that goes beyond just gaining information it gives us the tools to live a Biblical life. In this message I address the three necessary building...

#WaitForIt: The Bible’s Most Famous Tweet About Your Future [sermon]


Sermon Notes and Manuscript: Hello Mission Hills. Wow, I missed you all. There is nothing like the holidays to reunite with those you love. So, good to see you! It feels like coming home. For those of you whom I have not met, it is great to meet you. My name is Josh and I had the privilege of serving on...

The Essential Elements of a Transformed Life [Sermon]


1 John 5:1-12 So far John has spoken a lot about love and obedience, but now he is going to combine the idea of faith and its necessity in our life. In chapter 5 we learn that the road to love is paved with faith in Christ.  Sermon Outline: The essential elements of a transformed life: 1. New Faith (vv. 1a, 6-10)  Have an insatiable...

God’s Secret Plan to Save Your Soul (Colossians 1:24-2:7)


http://traffic.libsyn.com/joshweidmann/Josh-Weidmann-2015.07.15-Colossians.mp3 Knowing the person of Christ and the power of the Gospel is the believer’s best protection against deception. In this passage we see the mystery of God revealed as His plan to give us the hope of glory, Christ in us. This is part 3 of a 9 part series, The sermons are released as they are preached: Part 1: What...

Love is the Way of Life [sermon]


Sermon on 1 John 3:11-18 When it comes to loving God, if we are not loving others, we are not experiencing the life God offers us. True love for God will result in a selfless abandonment to service others. We don’t just say we love, we live out our love authentically and faithfully.  Sermon Outline: Only do this: Love God, Love others (v. 11) Seeds of jealousy bear fruit of...

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...