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The reprimanded him for saying such things.

Posted in Jesus, Messiah, Peter by LifeSpringChurch on March 5th, 2018

In this week's text, Mark tells the story of Jesus' rebuke of Peter after Peter's confession that Jesus was Messiah.  The sermon explores why Jesus might have told Peter to keep silent in spite of the fact that Peter said a good thing, "You are the Messiah."

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A Shoot from the Stump of Jesse

Posted in Messiah, Christ by LifeSpringChurch on December 5th, 2016

This sermon is the second in the Advent series and takes it text from Isaiah 11.  This text predicts a world that is topsy turvy from the existing world of political turmoil, corruption, and greed.  Most scholars conclude that the text was not fulfilled in contemporary times but was rather looking forward to the coming of Messiah.  The sermon looks at what that meant to Isaiah's audience as well as to ours.

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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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I’m Having Second Thoughts

Posted in , Jesus, the Cross, Messiah by LifeSpringChurch on December 14th, 2014

John the Baptist had second thoughts about Jesus.  "Are you really the Messiah?"  This sermon takes a look at common misunderstandings about Jesus' role and identity.

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