Is Christian Persecution Real – Weekly Sermon – July 21, 2019

Sunday, July 21, 2019 “Is Christian Persecution Real” 2 Corinthians 4:8-2 The Term persecution means to harass or annoy others in regard to their race, political and religious beliefs.  It also means to show hostility or ill treatment of others for the same reasons.   More than likely none of us have ever experienced real persecution for who we are. We may be teased, we may be challenged on our choice of politics, and faith.  We may have barbs or innuendos made toward our race, but doubt we have ever faced or experienced real persecution.   So, his real persecution ever happened […]

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Stewardship, Easy or Tough? – Weekly Sermon – July 7th, 2019

Sunday, July 7, 2019 “Stewardship, Easy or tough?” Luke 12:41-48 The term stewardship means to manage or watch over something on behalf of someone else. To be a steward biblically speaking one was a trusted bond slave or a hired manager put in charge of a business, property or estate.   A steward was expected to make profits and capital gains for his master. Jesus gave three parables on this topic: Matthew 25:14-30 “The Talents” Matthew 21:33-46  “The Wicked Tenant Farmers” Luke 16:1-136 The Unrighteous Steward” They each dealt with and about Stewardship. When you hear the word “Stewardship” what is […]

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Jesus is the Only Way – Weekly Sermon – June 30, 2019

Sunday, June 30, 2019 “Jesus is the only way” John 14:1-6 The lead in to this epic text or scripture is the closing verses in Chapter 13. The Lord and his closet disciples were partaking of the final Passover together in the Upper Room, Judas had been sent to embark upon his treacherous journey of betrayal. Jesus for the umpteenth yet final times revealed that his life was now short term and would be leaving them, they would seek to follow him, but he said they could not. Peter asked where the Lord was going, Jesus responded where I go […]

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Your D-Day – Weekly Sermon – June 9, 2019

Sunday 6/9/19 “Your D-Day” Numbers  33:50-53 We remember it as D-Day but it was called Operation Overlord.  Its code name was Operation Neptune. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history. 150,000 allied soldiers were involved. It laid the foundation for V-Day, Victory on the western front of the war. Plans for that day really began in 1943. The allies conducted a substantial military deception to mislead the Germans as to the date and location of the main allied landing.  This was called Operation Bodyguard. The sea was turbulent on June 5, 1944, the invasion was postponed one day. The […]

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Winning at Life – Weekly Sermon – June 2, 2019

Title: “Winning at Life” Text: 2 Timothy 4:6-8 Date: June 2, 2019, Roseville Independent Chapel Speaker:  John A. Thomas Quote:   Someone once said,  “The three stages of life are youth,  middle age, and  “My, you’re looking well today!” Life is so short.  That’s why it is important to live your life well.    The years have a way of whizzing right by.  Moses felt that way, and he prayed,  “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom”    (Ps. 90:12). The Living Bible translates it like this: “Teach us to number our […]

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What’s in a Name? – Weekly Sermon – May 26, 2019

Sunday, May 26, 2019 “What’s in a Name?” Acts 11:19-26 Upon the execution of the Elder Steven the church of Jerusalem was under a lot of stress and duress. Many of the church fled the city in search of safer and more secure pastures. Some went to Phygaria, some to Cyprus, some to Cyrene and some even to far reaching places such as Antioch of Syria. This laid to the northeast of Jerusalem in modern day Turkey. There was already a Jewish population residing there.  Some were from the Judean Galilean region and yet others were native Syrians of that […]

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God will not be mocked – Weekly Sermon – May 5, 2019

  Sunday, May 5, 2019 “God’s will not be mocked” Galatians 6:7-9 The word mock is not a complimentary term. Its meaning is to tease or laugh at in a scornful or contemptuous way. Some synonyms of the word are:  Ridicule, jeer, deride, scorn pillory (which means sarcasm), taunt and chaff. Doesn’t sound like it would be fun to be on the receiving end of that.   How many of you have experienced being mocked?  Did you like it? Not me. Why?  Because we know that there is intent to bring emotional harm to us. It is to make us […]

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Well, what did you expect? – Weekly Sermon – April 21, 2019

Easter Sunday “Well, What did you expect?” Luke 24:1-12 The quietness and stillness of the pre-dawn darkness at the tomb that held Jesus was a welcome respite to the hellish scene that had unfolded in Jerusalem and nearby at Golgotha just 3 days prior. What should have been a time of thankful praise in the celebration of the High Jewish Festival of the Passover had instead spun into a new out of control and volatile situation. A well know and recognized Jew had been publicly arrested on the grounds of blasphemy by the Jewish High Court of the Sanhedrin.  He […]

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Palm Sunday Seen With Fresh Eyes – Weekly Sermon – April 14, 2019

“Palm Sunday Seen With Fresh Eyes” Matthew 21;  Mark 11; Luke 19; John 12  (selected) Introduction The pastors of some denominations have the custom of greeting their paritioners each Sunday morning by saying, “Peace be with you.”  The congregation responds in unison, “And also with you.”   –A nice custom. I heard the story of an Episcopal priest who walked up to the pulpit and was about ready to open the service, but he didn’t think his microphone was working.  He  tapped the microphone to see if it was on, and heard nothing — even though the system was on and […]

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Christ’s Blood Will Never Lose Its Power – Weekly Sermon – April 7, 2019

Sunday, March 7, 2019 “Christs Blood Will Never Lose Its Power” Hebrews 10:1-4 The life of a flesh is found in the blood. Leviticus 7:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. Two of the greatest and most notable of the Jewish Festivals and celebrations were the Passover of the Feast of Unleavened Bread and Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement. The Passover in 2019 will be […]

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