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Galatians 5:13-18 - Andy Morgan

[Sunday, December 26, 2010] PermaLink
Attachements: (122610SermonHandoutAndy.pdf)
Life by the Spirit
13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: ?Love your neighbor as yourself.? 15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.
16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the ...

Galatians 5:1-12 - Andy Morgan

[Sunday, December 19, 2010] PermaLink
Attachements: (121910SermonHandoutAndy.pdf)
Freedom in Christ
1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
2 Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all. 3 Again I declare to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole law. 4 You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from gr...

Galatians 4:21-5:1 - Andy Morgan

[Sunday, December 12, 2010] PermaLink
Attachements: (121210SermonHandoutAndy.pdf)
Hagar and Sarah
21 Tell me, you who want to be under the law, are you not aware of what the law says? 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman. 23 His son by the slave woman was born according to the flesh, but his son by the free woman was born as the result of a divine promise.
24 These things are being taken figuratively: The women represent two covenants. One covenant is from Mount Sinai and bears children who are to ...

Galatians 4:8-20 - Andy Morgan

[Sunday, December 5, 2010] PermaLink
Attachements: (12510SermonHandoutAndy.pdf)
Paul's Concern for the Galatians

8 Formerly, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those who by nature are not gods. 9 But now that you know God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable forces? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again? 10 You are observing special days and months and seasons and years! 11 I fear for you, that somehow I have wasted my efforts on you.
12 I plead with you, brothers and sisters, ...

Guest Preacher - Eli Suddarth

[Sunday, November 28, 2010] PermaLink
Attachements: (112810SermonHandoutEliSuddarth.pdf)

Galatians 4:1-7 - Andy Morgan

[Sunday, November 21, 2010] PermaLink
Attachements: (112110SermonHandoutAndy.pdf)
1 What I am saying is that as long as an heir is underage, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate. 2 The heir is subject to guardians and trustees until the time set by his father. 3 So also, when we were underage, we were in slavery under the elemental spiritual forces of the world. 4 But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. 6 Because you ar...

Galatians 3:15-29 - Andy Morgan

[Sunday, November 14, 2010] PermaLink
Attachements: (111410SermonHandoutAndy.pdf)
The Law and the Promise

15 Brothers and sisters, let me take an example from everyday life. Just as no one can set aside or add to a human covenant that has been duly established, so it is in this case. 16 The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. Scripture does not say ?and to seeds,? meaning many people, but ?and to your seed,? meaning one person, who is Christ. 17 What I mean is this: The law, introduced 430 years later, does not set aside the covenant previously estab...

Galatians 3:1-14 - Andy Morgan

[Sunday, November 7, 2010] PermaLink
Attachements: (11710SermonHandoutAndy.pdf)
Faith or Works of the Law

1 You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. 2 I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what you heard? 3 Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh? 4 Have you experienced so much in vain?if it really was in vain? 5 So again I ask, does God give...

Galatians 2:11-21 - Andy Morgan

[Wednesday, November 3, 2010] PermaLink
Attachements: (103110SermonHandoutAndy.pdf)
Paul Opposes Peter

11When Peter came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he was clearly in the wrong. 12Before certain men came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles. But when they arrived, he began to draw back and separate himself from the Gentiles because he was afraid of those who belonged to the circumcision group. 13The other Jews joined him in his hypocrisy, so that by their hypocrisy even Barnabas was led astray.

14When I saw that they were not a...

Guest Preacher - Bob Crane

[Sunday, October 24, 2010] PermaLink
Attachements: (102410SermonHandoutBobCrane.pdf)
Scripture Reading: Luke 18:9-14

The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector
9To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: 10"Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men?robbers, evildoers, adulterers?or even like this tax collector. 12I fast twice a week and give a te...

Galatians 2:1-10 - Andy Morgan

[Sunday, October 17, 2010] PermaLink
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Paul Accepted by the Apostles
1Fourteen years later I went up again to Jerusalem, this time with Barnabas. I took Titus along also. 2I went in response to a revelation and set before them the gospel that I preach among the Gentiles. But I did this privately to those who seemed to be leaders, for fear that I was running or had run my race in vain. 3Yet not even Titus, who was with me, was compelled to be circumcised, even though he was a Greek. 4This matter arose because some false brothers ...

Galatians 1:11-24 - Andy Morgan

[Sunday, October 10, 2010] PermaLink
Attachements: (101010SermonHandoutAndy.pdf)
Paul Called by God
11I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel I preached is not something that man made up. 12I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.

13For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism, how intensely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it. 14I was advancing in Judaism beyond many Jews of my own age and was extremely zealous for the traditions of my fathers. 15Bu...

Galatians 1:1-10 - Andy Morgan

[Sunday, October 3, 2010] PermaLink
Attachements: (10310SermonHandoutAndy.pdf)
1Paul, an apostle?sent not from men nor by man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead? 2and all the brothers with me,

To the churches in Galatia:
3Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

No Other Gospel
6I am astonished that you are so quickl...

Guest Preacher - Bob Crane

[Sunday, September 26, 2010] PermaLink

Nehemiah 13:15-31 - Andy Morgan

[Sunday, September 19, 2010] PermaLink
Attachements: (91910SermonHandoutAndy.pdf)
15 In those days I saw men of Judah treading out their winepresses on the Sabbath. They were also bringing in grain, loading it on donkeys, and bringing their wine, grapes, figs, and all sorts of produce to Jerusalem to sell on the Sabbath. So I rebuked them for selling their produce on that day. 16 Some men from Tyre, who lived in Jerusalem, were bringing in fish and all kinds of merchandise. They were selling it on the Sabbath to the people of Judah?and in Jerusalem at that! 17 So I confronted...

Nehemiah 12:27-47 - Andy Morgan

[Tuesday, September 14, 2010] PermaLink
Attachements: (9510SermonHandoutAndy.pdf)
27 For the dedication of the new wall of Jerusalem, the Levites throughout the land were asked to come to Jerusalem to assist in the ceremonies. They were to take part in the joyous occasion with their songs of thanksgiving and with the music of cymbals, harps, and lyres. 28 The singers were brought together from the region around Jerusalem and from the villages of the Netophathites. 29 They also came from Beth-gilgal and the rural areas near Geba and Azmaveth, for the singers had built their ow...

Nehemiah 13:1-14 - Andy Morgan

[Sunday, September 12, 2010] PermaLink
Attachements: (91210SermonHandoutAndy.pdf)
1 On that same day, as the Book of Moses was being read to the people, the
passage was found that said no Ammonite or Moabite should ever be
permitted to enter the assembly of God. 2 For they had not provided the
Israelites with food and water in the wilderness. Instead, they hired Balaam to
curse them, though our God turned the curse into a blessing. 3 When this
passage of the Law was read, all those of foreign descent were immediately
excluded from the assembly. 4...

Nehemiah 11:12-26 - Andy Morgan

[Sunday, August 22, 2010] PermaLink
Attachements: (82210SermonHandoutAndy.pdf)
1 The leaders of the people were living in Jerusalem, the holy city. A tenth of the people from the other towns of Judah and Benjamin were chosen by sacred lots to live there, too, while the rest stayed where they were. 2 And the people commended everyone who volunteered to resettle in Jerusalem.

3 Here is a list of the names of the provincial officials who came to live in Jerusalem. (Most of the people, priests, Levites, Temple servants, and descendants of Solomon?s servants continu...

Nehemiah 9:38 - 10:39 - Andy Morgan

[Sunday, August 15, 2010] PermaLink
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The People Agree to Obey
38 The people responded, ?In view of all this, we are making a solemn promise and putting it in writing. On this sealed document are the names of our leaders and Levites and priests.?

Nehemiah 10
1 The document was ratified and sealed with the following names:
The governor:
Nehemiah son of Hacaliah, and also Zedekiah.
2 The following priests:
Seraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah, 3 Pashhur, Amariah, Malkijah, 4 Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluch...

Guest Preacher - Bob Crane

[Sunday, August 8, 2010] PermaLink
Attachements: (8810SermonHandoutBobCrane.pdf)

Nehemiah 9:1-37 - Andy Morgan

[Sunday, August 1, 2010] PermaLink
Attachements: (8110SermonHandoutAndy.pdf)
The People Confess Their Sins
1 On October 31 the people assembled again, and this time they fasted and dressed in burlap and sprinkled dust on their heads. 2 Those of Israelite descent separated themselves from all foreigners as they confessed their own sins and the sins of their ancestors. 3 They remained standing in place for three hours while the Book of the Law of the LORD their God was read aloud to them. Then for three more hours they confessed their sins and worshiped the LORD thei...

Nehemiah 6 - Andy Morgan

[Sunday, July 18, 2010] PermaLink
Attachements: (71810SermonHandoutAndy.pdf)
Continued Opposition to Rebuilding
Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem the Arab, and the rest of our enemies found out that I had finished rebuilding the wall and that no gaps remained?though we had not yet set up the doors in the gates. 2 So Sanballat and Geshem sent a message asking me to meet them at one of the villages in the plain of Ono. But I realized they were plotting to harm me, 3 so I replied by sending this message to them: ?I am engaged in a great work, so I can?t come. Why should I stop...

Nehemiah 5 - Andy Morgan

[Sunday, July 11, 2010] PermaLink
Attachements: (71110SermonHandoutAndy.pdf)
1 About this time some of the men and their wives raised a cry of protest against their fellow Jews. 2 They were saying, ?We have such large families. We need more food to survive.? 3 Others said, ?We have mortgaged our fields, vineyards, and homes to get food during the famine.? 4 And others said, ?We have had to borrow money on our fields and vineyards to pay our taxes. 5 We belong to the same family as those who are wealthy, and our children are just like theirs. Yet we must sell our children...

Nehemiah 3 - Andy Morgan

[Wednesday, July 7, 2010] PermaLink
Attachements: (62710SermonHandoutAndy.pdf)
1 Then Eliashib the high priest and the other priests started to rebuild at the Sheep Gate. They dedicated it and set up its doors, building the wall as far as the Tower of the Hundred, which they dedicated, and the Tower of Hananel. 2 People from the town of Jericho worked next to them, and beyond them was Zaccur son of Imri. 3 The Fish Gate was built by the sons of Hassenaah. They laid the beams, set up its doors, and installed its bolts and bars. 4 Meremoth son of Uriah and grandson of Hakkoz...

Nehemiah 4 - Andy Morgan

[Wednesday, July 7, 2010] PermaLink
Enemies Oppose the Rebuilding
1 Sanballat was very angry when he learned that we were rebuilding the wall. He flew into a rage and mocked the Jews, 2 saying in front of his friends and the Samarian army officers, ?What does this bunch of poor, feeble Jews think they?re doing? Do they think they can build the wall in a single day by just offering a few sacrifices? Do they actually think they can make something of stones from a rubbish heap?and charred ones at that?? 3 Tobiah the Ammonite, w...