31
Jan
2016

1 Timothy 1:3-20: Fascinating

This is the second sermon on the first letter of Paul to Timothy. Paul is writing to Timothy in Ephesus where there are problems with the church there because it was not guarding the gospel of Jesus against the chatter and talk among the people. As Christians, our main purpose, our charge, is to guard the gospel. We don't do this by shutting it up or speaking it in Greek or Christian terms. We do it by making it the center of our lives.

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24
Jan
2016

1 Timothy: An Introduction

This is the first sermon in a new series Pastor Chris Garrison is preaching on the Epistle from the Apostle Paul to Timothy. In 1 Timothy 1:1-2 we learn the context of the relationship between Paul and Timothy. Paul is commending Timothy as he is being sent out to spread the gospel. This is a book of the Bible that matters today. We, as Christians, are saved to serve. 1 Timothy tells us how to be a healthy church that is continually being shaped into the image of God in order to serve each other.

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17
Jan
2016

Nehemiah: Failing Forwarde

Pastor Chris Garrison finishes the sermon series on Nehemiah. In Nehemiah 13 we see that just when it seemed like Jerusalem was coming together, Nehemiah returns it find it falling apart. He found the people demonstration failures in many of the areas he set in place. But unlike Jerusalem, we don't need a temple, or a wall, or a select group of people. We need something bigger. Clinging to the cross if the only way to conquer our failure and turn it into and opportunity to move forward.

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10
Jan
2016

Nehemiah: Opportunity is Calling

In this sermon from Nehemiah 11:1-36, Pastor Chris Garrison talks about the opportunity of a lifetime that awaits us when we answer God's call to serve in His Kingdom. As we give God exclusive right of way to our lives, we will have the opportunity to deepen our relationship with God when we stand in His strength as He empowers us to work for His good pleasure.

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3
Jan
2016

Nehemiah: Responding to God According to His Word

Pastor Chris Garrison continues teaching from the Book of Nehemiah. In Nehemiah 10:38-39 we find that there are patterns, or rhythms, to the required sacrificial rituals of the people in Jerusalem. Is your life of worship a dirge of duty, or is it a dance of devotion? When we respond to the rhythm of God's faithful work, He can change the rhythms in our life: our relationships, our finances, our worship.

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