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Excel In This Grace Also

Posted in grace, giving, generosity by LifeSpringChurch on August 5th, 2018

This sermon comes from 2 Corinthians 8:6-15 and takes its title from Paul's instruction to the Corinthian church to give attention to the grace of generosity.  The sermon challenges the too common belief that we live in scarcity rather than abundance.  This belief turns us into hoarders and stingy people.

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Accepting Grace in Vain

Posted in grace by LifeSpringChurch on July 30th, 2018

This is the first of two sermons on Paul's use of grace in 2 Corinthians.  This sermon looks at how we might wrongly accept God's grace toward us individually while not allowing it to change us so that we extend grace to others as well.

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Chewing on Gravel

Posted in God, grace by LifeSpringChurch on July 23rd, 2018

THis sermon comes from Lamentaitons 3:22-27 and is taken from Jeremiah's wonderful statement that "the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases."  This was said in the midst of the great suffering of Israel because of Babylon's military incursion and defeat of Israel.  The sermon talks how Lamentations functions as a great comfort and reminder poem of how to respond to suffering.

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Return

Posted in God, grace, gospel, good news by LifeSpringChurch on July 24th, 2016

Exodus 19:1-8 is the text for this sermon.  The sermon has the Exodus as its core event and discusses how, after the Fall, mankind has constantly been moving away from God. Nevertheless, God has persevered in seeking to return mankind to full relationship with him.

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Scattered Everywhere

Posted in grace, Jesus, gospel, Holy Spirit by LifeSpringChurch on April 18th, 2016

This sermon takes a look at how the Good News moved westward from Israel to Syria, Turkey, Greece, and Italy.  It looks at how the early church had to come to terms with its Xenophobia and start to embrace a wider audience.

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The God Who Cries

Posted in God, grace, gospel by LifeSpringChurch on September 21st, 2015

Spence Boelter was guest speaker at LifeSpring on September 13, and his sermon was entitled, "The God Who Cries."

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Faux Thriftiness

Posted in grace, greed, anoint, ointment, nard, alabaster, Judas by LifeSpringChurch on April 14th, 2014

This sermon comes from Matthew 26:6-13, the occasion of the woman anointing Jesus with expensive ointment.  The text contrasts the wasteful generosity of the woman over against the penury and greed of Judas.

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He grabbed him by the throat.

Posted in forgiveness, grace, Jesus, mercy by LifeSpringChurch on March 16th, 2014

This sermon is taken from Matthew 18:23-35, the Parable of the Unmerciful Servant.  In this parable Jesus tells the story of a servant who was forgiven a huge, insurmountable debt.  We expect him to be thankful and full of mercy as a result.  The sermon is about what happens when he isn't.

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