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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What if… – Weekly Sermon – March 31, 2019

Sunday, March 31, 2019 “What If…” Proverbs 3:5-6 Those two words have been said by just about everyone. They Can make us do things we never thought that we could do or they can hinder us from doing things or performing acts and deeds out of fear and trepidation. We can say those two words in a questioning or inquisitive manner. We can tell them in an excitable or hopeful way. We can say this in a manner of doubt and fear. Voice inflection can determine how those words are heard and received as well. What if… questioning What if… […]

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Compromise or Capitulation – Weekly Sermon – March 24, 2019

Sunday, March 24, 2019 2nd Timothy 4:1*5 Compromise or Capitulation 2nd Timothy was written by Paul in response to struggles that the young Pastor was in the midst of. Pressure was mounting externally and internally in his ministry in Ephesus. A lunatic was at the helm of the Roman Empire and his name was Nero. He despised all things Christian. The early church was being tested mightily. Timothy was dealing with that and with misunderstands and discord in the church body. I would imagine that he wasn’t sure quite which way to turn, so he sought the wisdom of his […]

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Providence or a 4 Leaf Clover – Weekly Sermon – March 17, 2019

Sunday, March 17, 2019 “Providence or a 4 Leaf Clover” Genesis 50:15-21 Of you were one to believe in luck, be it good or bad you would have to say that Joseph sure  ran a streak of bad luck. Joseph didn’t believe in luck, he believed in the providence of God in and over his life. His life of slavery, to prison, to the Prime Minister of Egypt was never out of God’s control. In verse 20 Joseph laid this out.  His brothers had meant evil against him, but God meant it for good, because if all the moments had […]

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