I Corinthians 2: 1-16 (We proclaim Christ crucified, as the Spirit has revealed Him.) Sermon read by Gary Linkugel 1 And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom.  2 For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ […]

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“Excruciating!”

I Corinthians 1: 18-25  (Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.) 18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.  19 For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment […]

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Here I Stand

Ephesians 6: 11-18 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil […]

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Christ’s Baptism Is Yours

Matthew 3:13–17    (The voice proclaims Jesus as God’s beloved Son.) 13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him.  14 John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”  15 But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so […]

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Sunday Sermon

Matthew 11:2–15    (In John the Baptist’s doubt, Jesus affirms He is the Promised One by the evidence of His ministry.) 2 Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples 3 and said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we […]

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Sunday Sermon

Matthew 3:1–12      (John the Baptist prepares the way of the Lord by preaching a Baptism of repentance.) 1 In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”  3 For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when […]

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