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    July 16, 2017
    John - That You May Believe Scripture:
    John 1:35-51
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    Speaker: Lukus Counterman - The passage we will consider this morning reveals to us a series of testimonies supplementary to that of John the Baptist. These testimonies are arranged such that several people serve as witn...
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John - That You May Believe
Sun, Jul 16, 2017
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59 mins 48 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - The passage we will consider this morning reveals to us a series of testimonies supplementary to that of John the Baptist. These testimonies are arranged such that several people serve as witnesses assigning to Jesus various titles of dignity. Andrew names him the Messiah, Philip describes him as the Fulfiller of the law and prophets. Nathanael acclaims him as the Son of God and King of Israel. The passage moves toward a climax in which Jesus speaks of himself as the Son of Man and ladder to heaven. These various titles and testimonies are written so that we might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing, we might have life in his name.
Ready Defense
Sun, Jul 16, 2017
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34 mins 7 secs
Speaker: Will Galkin - We are gathered together as a church because we believe that Jesus Christ is God the Son. We believe that Jesus Christ walked this earth 2000 years ago, was crucified and was raised from the dead. We believe that Jesus sits at the right hand of the throne of God and as Lord will judge the World. This is countercultural! Everything about Jesus Christ runs contrary to the naturalism, materialism, individualism and inclusivism of our present age. The faithful Christian should not be surprised by the pushback of the culture but rather expect it. So be prepared as 1 Peter 3:15 exhorts us, “always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.”
John - That You May Believe
Sun, Jul 09, 2017
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43 mins 47 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - “The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, ‘Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!’” That verse is so familiar that it doesn’t shock us, but it should. That was a radical thing for John to say about a young Galilean carpenter to a bunch of Jewish people who for centuries had offered their sacrificial lambs at the temple! He was in essence saying, "This man is the One whom God has sent to be what all of those thousands of lambs over hundreds of years have symbolized! And He is not only the Lamb that God sent for Israel, but also for the whole world!” May the Lord teach us that it’s not about us but all about Christ. May our lives point to him in word and deed.
John - That You May Believe
Tue, Jul 04, 2017
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53 mins 53 secs
Speaker: Jon Kopp - It has been said that that the history of the world hinges on a stable door in Bethlehem, and as John writes the closing of his prologue, he agrees. What does John say happened that changed history? Well, God’s revelation happened. God showed man what He is really like. God’s revelation to man was so spectacular, so magnificent, so glorious that all of history hinges on its introduction onto the scene. You see, up to this point in time, God was only seen shadows and symbols and signs. One theologian said that the revelation of God in the OT was like a pencil sketch. Rough outlines, black and white, foggy detail, but in today’s text, John shows us that God’s revelation has a name. His name is Jesus Christ, and Jesus Christ is God on full display.
John - That You May Believe
Sun, Jun 25, 2017
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50 mins 31 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - The Word of God incarnate is the light of the world. He is the true light who shines on all mankind and the question is, how will people respond. Irreligious may refuse to recognize him because he interferes with their rebellion. Religious people on the other hand may reject him because he meddles with their system of self-righteousness. But to those who receive him in faith, he gives the right to be called children of God. May the Lord put a stop to rejection and failure of recognition this morning, and may all who hear the Word receive him in faith.
John - That You May Believe
Sun, Jun 18, 2017
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49 mins 59 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - The Gospel of John is unique in its powerful presentation of Jesus. He is presented as the Logos or the Word who existed before creation. John’s vision of Christ has been used countless times to open the eyes of unbelievers to who Jesus is and the way of redemption. The serious student of John will find that each time he returns to the Gospel, Christ will be a little bigger. May we learn the greatness of Christ as we study together.
Jonah
Sun, Jun 04, 2017
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46 mins 27 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - With the renewed call to go to Nineveh Jonah is given a second chance to obey the God from whom he has tried unsuccessfully to flee. Jonah has learned that God is able to deliver anyone, anywhere, but will he take the message of such mercy to the foreign and frightful Assyrians? Does the mercy of God towards him, change him into a merciful person? In Jonah chapter three we will discover the greatness of God in how he can use salty believers with simple messages to bring significant revival to the hearts of sinners.
Jonah
Sun, May 28, 2017
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1 hr 7 mins
Speaker: Will Galkin - Do you know and believe that God loves each of us so much that He brings circumstances into our lives to show us our idols? He actually allows difficulties in our lives that reveal our wrong thinking about Him and ourselves. He uses situations to showcase our insecurities and our need for Him. But let’s be honest we don’t always like it! We get frustrated and so we run. We are irritated so we attempt to hide. We withdraw and sulk in our self-pity. We are filled with self-righteousness and sit in judgment of God. But God finds us and specifically reveals our shortcomings and meets us with His grace. His mercy is there for any that make a movement toward Him. God is showcasing His desire to save the lives of all of the main players in the book of Jonah. He wants to save the sailors, the Ninevites, and the prophet. So don’t you think that God wants to save you?
Jonah
Sun, May 21, 2017
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27 mins 12 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - The Sovereignty of God over a believer through every phase of his life is astounding in Jonah 1:7-17. God had even orchestrated Jonah’s life, Jonah’s rebellion, and Jonah’s consequences so that they would be tools needed to convert sinners. The storm created by Jonah’s rebellion was the perfect backdrop for them to meet the one true God, the One who governed the sea. Do you ever mourn a season of your life that you feel held wasted years with no redeeming qualities? God can use anything! He’s the Master of taking the bits and pieces of our leftovers and making something amazing out of it. He gives “beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness” so that He might be glorified (Isa. 61:3). Have you, like Jonah, mishandled the divine interruptions that have come your way? God can use anything, even the leftovers, for His glory.
Jonah
Sun, May 14, 2017
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56 mins 36 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - At first glance, the principal character in the book we are studying for the next month seems to be Jonah, but a closer look reveals that the title character in this narrative is God Himself. The Old Testament book called Jonah is not about a whale, a reluctant prophet, or even a perishing people in Nineveh. It is about God who is accomplishing salvation through judgment and mercy. Jonah said it simply (Jonah 2:9) “salvation belongs to the Lord.” If you keep your attention keen and your eyes peeled in these four short chapters, you’ll be overwhelmed and awed to discover God all over again. His attributes, his character, and his ability swim through the entire book. The story opens with the word of the Lord (1:1), centers around acts of the Lord, and concludes with the word of the Lord (4:9-11). From beginning to end, it’s all about him.