Celebrations: Christ and His Church

God has given us every reason to celebrate and that is what we seek to do in this series. On Palm and Resurrection Sundays we will focus on what some refer to as “The Christ Hymns” of Philippians 2:6-11 and Colossians 1:15-20. After that, we will celebrate 75 years of existence as a church family. We will invest time in Ephesians 1:3-14 (we exist for God’s glory) and Ephesians 2.1-10 (we preach the same Gospel we always have). In the end, our goal is to celebrate Jesus Christ and the work he is doing through his church.

Celebrating Christ's Humility

Philippians 2:5-11

Stephen Weinkauf

April 14, 2019

 

The name of Abraham appears in numerous places throughout the Bible. Without question, as evidenced by the space dedicated to his life and the number of times and places his name appears, Abraham is the quintessential example of faith in the Scriptures. However, there should be no mistaking that the life of Abraham teaches us, God’s people, about the promises and the purpose of God through the study of his life of faith.

 

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The Supremacy of Christ

Colossians 1:15-20

Abraham Cremeens

April 21, 2019

 

In this passage we see two driving truths: First, Christ is supreme over creation. He is the firstborn, not in that he himself was created, but in that he has all the rights and authority over creation. This is explained through the fact that Jesus made all things, he sustains all things, and, even more specifically, he leads his church in the work he is doing. Second, Christ is supreme in God’s plan. He is the firstborn from the dead, having all the authority as the first to rise from the dead and never die again. This is possible because he is God. The outcome is reconciliation by his death and resurrection.

 

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75 Years of God's Glorious Grace

Ephesians 1:3-14

Paul Briggs

April 28, 2019

 

God the Father has done an infinitely great work (v. 3) by granting forgiveness of sins to His people (Jews and Gentiles alike!) through the redemption of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ (v. 7) and sealing them by the power of His Holy Spirit (v. 13) to the praise of His glory (v. 14).

 

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The Gospel of Jesus Christ

Ephesians 2:1-10

Abraham Cremeens

May 5, 2019

 

As we celebrate 75 years as a church we remember the fact that we continue to center on and preach the same Gospel we always have. We must keep Jesus and his Gospel central at all times. It is paramount. Out of such a mindset comes fruitful living and fruitful ministry. To that end, we will celebrate by looking again at Jesus and his Gospel.

 

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