Ready To Step Up – 2 Corinthians 8:10-15

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March 1, 2009

Please enjoy this special message from our past sermons archive, while Pastor Horner is away from the pulpit.

“In Christ, we are made ready to step up and take action to do whatever He desires us to do.” Pastor David Horner

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What Have You Got To Lose? – 2 Corinthians 8:7-9; Matthew 16:36

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October 5, 2014

“The more we become like Jesus, the more we will be generous and giving in every area of our lives!” – Pastor David Horner

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By What Authority – Matthew 28:18; Mark 4:35-41

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September 28, 2014

“To live the life God desires for us, we must submit to Jesus Christ, the LORD, the only ultimate authority in heaven and on earth.” – Pastor David Horner

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So Much At Stake – Luke 16:19-31

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September 21, 2014

“Hell is real, but the saving grace of Jesus Christ rescues all who call on His name and are forgiven, no longer to be condemned for their sin.” – Pastor David Horner

 

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One Pure And Holy Passion – 1 Thessalonians 4:1-5

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September 14, 2014

“To find the will of God for our sexuality, we must find our greatest affections and passions begin with a pure love and pursuit of Jesus Christ, who will then direct us into His perfect plan for this area of our lives.” – Pastor David Horner

 

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No Other Name – John 14:6; 1 John 5:11-13

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September 7, 2014

 “The Bible makes it very clear, that there is only one way for a person to know God–that is through faith in Jesus Christ who sacrificed His life so that we could have everlasting life.” Pastor David Horner

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“Softly and Tenderly”

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RoseAngelaLots of great worship bands, choirs, orchestras and musical artists are leading worship and recording great music to adorn the name of Jesus Christ with praise.  Yet sometimes it is the simple that can be the most profoundly moving.  I just ran across a version of the old classic, “Softly and Tenderly” sung by RoseAngela Merritt from NewSpring Church.  No fancy arrangements or vocal harmonies here–just the simple song presented with passion and beauty.

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“I Want You to Live Forever” – Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors

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623392_featuretteIn an earlier post, I introduced some of you to Ellie Holcomb and posted “The Broken Beautiful” video.  Now it is time to meet Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors.  This live performance of “Live Forever” slips in a little bit of “People Get Ready” toward the end.  There is an official video of this song but I love the live performance here.  Enjoy!

Every Word Matters — Matthew 5:17-20

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August 31, 2014

“Every word of God is true and sufficient to lead us to know that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life!” – Pastor David Horner

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Living against the grain by believing the Bible

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221una-lectur_1354119604675Living against the grain…that is what it is like to take a stand for Christ in a culture that does not see eye to eye with biblical faith.  On Sunday at Providence, we took time to explain why the Bible is a trustworthy foundation upon which to build our lives.  We can trust what He says, of course, but in order to live in the fullness of our new life in Christ, we must learn how to do what He says.

Healthy, new-born babies have a natural hunger that compels them to demand food. Their piercing cries in the night will long be remembered by their parents as a clear indication that the little one desired food. Their hunger and cry for food reminded their parents that a new life needs nourishment.

In the same way, when someone has been born of the Spirit of God, the natural, normal response to new life is to hunger for spiritual food. God’s Word is that food. A healthy, growing church is made up of people who have been born of the Spirit–or born again–and who have a real hunger for the Word of God. Just as physical food helps us grow to maturity physically, so spiritual food helps us grow to maturity spiritually.

Since God has revealed His will to His people through His Word, the Bible, it is essential for us to place ourselves totally under the authority of that Word. In order to grow toward maturity, therefore, we must come together as a church to ask ourselves week by week, day by day, and moment by moment two weighty questions: 1) Are you willing to do what the Bible says? 2) What does the Bible say?

The Bible calls His disciples the righteous ones of Christ.  But they will be righteous only as they answer those questions correctly. Paul writes in Romans 2:13: “For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.” The second part of the verse should give us the answer to the first question. We must be willing to do what the Bible says if we expect to please God and so inherit His blessing in our lives. “Blessed are those who hear the Word of God and obey it.” (Luke 11:28)

On this point, we must be very clear. Our willingness to obey puts us under the umbrella of the authority of God’s Word as a rule of life. Therefore, all that is written in God’s Word is applicable to all of our lives. There is no room for negotiation. There is no room for compromise. If we are God’s people, we must be willing to do all that His Word requires of us.

What, then, does the Word of God say? That is the primary focus of our attention each time the body of Christ gathers. As a matter of fact, the role of the pastor-teacher according to Ephesians 4:12-13 is “to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” I am called to teach and preach the Word of God to the end that the saints of God are maturing in Him through a knowledge of what the Bible says. What that knowledge requires is obedience.

So there it is. Will we do what the Bible says? Then, come, let us find together what it says, and then we will put it into practice so that the God of peace will be with us in all of His fullness!