Sermon Archive

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Thyatira: The Tolerant Church

In Revelation 2, we read the letter from Jesus to the church in Thyatira, where it was difficult to make a living without belonging to a guild, and guild membership was intimately related to the worship of the patron god of the guild. This put many Christians in an awkward position, and some compromised.
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Run With Holiness

In Hebrews 12:12-17, the author admonishes his readers to live holy lives and calls out a number of specific sins to be watchful for in the church.

The Fall

In Genesis 3 we see the fall of Man, and Matt Balocca walks us through the errors of Eve and Adam, the triumph of the second Adam in his hour of temptation, and how we should respond to temptation.

Run With Endurance

In Hebrews 12:1-11, Paul uses the metaphor of a race to encourage his readers to cast aside those things that hinder our pursuit of Christ.

Back to the Future

Zephaniah 3 gives us an unusual perspective: an Old Testament prophet speaking of the Day of the Lord. In this passage we consider three things:
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New Year’s Resolutions for the Household of God

In 1 Timothy 4:11-16, Paul exhorts Timothy to not let anyone despise him for his youth. Instead, he is to: Paul’s exhortation does not apply only to Timothy, nor only to pastors or young people, but rather to all of us! We all should take these exhortations to heart as we begin a new year and resolve, in humble reliance upon the Holy Spirit, to endeavor after new obedience.