Archive for March 2016

We had hoped.

Posted in resurrection, Messiah, Easter, Cross, death of Christ by LifeSpringChurch on March 28th, 2016

Cleopas and a friend were walking the lonely road from Jerusalem, the Cross, and defeat to their home in Emmaus, 7 miles away.  On the way they were joined by a stranger who engaged them in conversation about the event that had just transpired.  What they didn't know was that it was Jesus.  This sermon explores that conversation.  Luke 24:13-34 is the text.

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Poured Out for You

Posted in Jesus, crucifixion, Christ by LifeSpringChurch on March 21st, 2016

Galatians 2:19-20 and Luke 22:14-23 are the texts for this sermon.  The sermon is intended to look at the crucifixion in order to understand and appreciate its far-reaching implications.  Much more than one person dying to save another person, the cross is cosmic in scope.

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Storming the Gates of Hell

Posted in God, Easter, Cross, Christ, death of Christ, Satan by LifeSpringChurch on March 19th, 2016

This sermon takes its text from Luke 11:14-23, and it is the second in a 2-part series about the war that God is carrying on against evil.  This sermon explores how God is steadily at work restoring the creation to its original form as Satan is defeated.

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God At War

Posted in God, evil by LifeSpringChurch on March 14th, 2016

This sermon is part of a two-sermon series.  It explores the hatred that God has for evil and how God has set about from the Fall to defeat evil and set aright the Creation.  The sermon examines the oft quoted idea that "everything happens for a reason."  The sermon is pertinent to any discussion of the Resurrection because of the role that the Cross plays in the defeat of evil and the victory of God.

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Why did they die?

Posted in Jesus, repentance, Christ by LifeSpringChurch on March 1st, 2016

In Luke 13, the writer Luke tells the story of when some people asked Jesus what he thought about the murder of some worshipers in Galilee.  The question was not innocent, so Jesus' reply to them was to ask if they thought that the murdered victims were for some reason worse sinners than other Galileans.  This incident is set within a text where Jesus said it is best not to attempt to interpret the cause of random occasions of violence and suffering but rather to be at all times prepared for whatever may happen.  This sermon is about the importance of repentance.

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