Sermon 04-16-17: The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

  • Title:  The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
  • Text:  John 20 and Philippians 3:8-12
  • Notes:  Both the Old and New Testaments admonish us many times to consider well, to think on, to know, and to in general, use our minds.  The resurrection of Jesus Christ is not unreasonable fantasy that requires us to put our minds on hold in order to believe.  It is reasonable truth and the presentation of the facts are conclusive and convincing.  As our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ grows deeper we long to know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death in order that we may attain to the resurrection from the dead.

Sermon by Jeff Wagner

We had some special music on Easter Sunday, the recordings are not super great quality, but here they are.

Men’s choir:

Handbell choir:

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Sermon 04-09-17: Living the Life of Faith (part 2)

  • Title:  Living the Life of Faith, Part 2
  • Text:  James 5:13-20
  • Notes:  The church is called to prayer. If we can settle ourselves firmly on this foundational principle and actively pursue it we can be certain of understanding God’s purposes in this final portion of James letter. The church is called to pray for those who are sick. The sincere prayer of faith rests on the confidence that God is able to heal and that God is in sovereign control no matter the outcome.

Sermon by Jeff Wagner

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Sermon 04-02-17: Living the Life of Faith (part 1)

  • Title:  Living the Life of Faith, Part 1
  • Text:  James 5:13-20
  • Notes:  At the close of his letter, James returns to the beginning and gives us practical teaching on how to face some of the trials we will undoubtedly live through: suffering, happiness, sickness, sin in ourselves and sin in others. Prayer in suffering and praise in the good times are his opening instructions.

Sermon by Jeff Wagner

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Sermon 03-26-17: Using the Tongue to Swear

  • Title: Using the Tongue to Swear
  • Text: James 5:12
  • Notes: James brings to his current teaching, the return of the Lord, one of his major themes in the letter; how we use our tongues. He instructs us not to swear and the admonition is just as relevant to us today as it was for 1st century Jewish culture.

Sermon by Jeff Wagner

Sorry for all the ambient noise at the beginning!

 

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Sermon 03-19-17:The Coming of the Lord

  • Title:  The Coming of the Lord
  • Text:  James 5:7-11
  • Notes:  The return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is the great expectation for all those called by His name. The expectation is not whimsical or doubtful but sure and it is upon this surety that James instructs us to be patient. We are to be patient for our Lord’s return and patient with one another.
  • Scripture reading:  2 Corinthians 4:7-5:10

Sermon by Jeff Wagner

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Sermon 03-12-17: Filthy Lucre

  • Title:  Filthy Lucre
  • Text:  James 5:1-6
  • Notes: Having wealth is not a sin. Pursuing, gaining, and keeping wealth at the expense of others is. Using your wealth in a way that does not honor God is also a sin. In the next portion of his letter, James gives a stunning rebuke to the rich who do not honor God with the wealth He has given them.
  • Scripture reading: Psalm 121
  • Benediction: Psalm 19:9-14

Sermon by Jeff Wagner

Sorry, there was a problem with the recorder, so no audio 🙁

UPDATE: We have the first part of the sermon, but the recorder ran out of memory partway through.

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