Sermons tagged with ‘easter’

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Easter Sunday: The end of all doubt

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There is a moment of doubt in all systems of belief… where you do everything you can to achieve the goal of your faith or the desires of your heart… and then you have to wait… wait to see if it has worked for you. This moment of doubt leaves us lingering in fear that […]

Good Friday: The Weakness of God

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Images of Jesus in our minds are often images of strength, power, and leadership… He is the Son of God after all!  But the gospels actually present of very different image of Jesus… and the Easter weekend confronts us with an incredibly weak, dark, and broken image of Jesus. But it is precisely this image […]

Hope on the Road to Emaus

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Many of us know the pain of placing our hopes and dreams in somebody that we love only to have them let us down… the disciples we meet this morning were feeling this gut-wrenching pain as they wrestled with how the man they hoped would be the Messiah could have let them down by dying […]

Easter Sunday: Hope for the Doubter

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Many of us have doubts. Doubts about the legitimacy of our faith, doubts about whether Christianity is worth following or not… The beauty of the gospel is that Jesus Christ does not discourage doubters… in fact Jesus is passionate about revealing Himself to us in the midst of our doubts and giving us certainty we […]

Good Friday: The Promise of Paradise

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We spend a lot of our lives striving to attain security, success and peace for ourselves but all too often that struggle only pulls us deeper and deeper into turmoil. This Good Friday we meet a man just like us who had spent his life striving to establish a kingdom in his own strength only […]

Good Friday: Mockery & Shame

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On Good Friday it is pretty common knowledge that Jesus died on the cross, but I wonder how often we remember the manner in which He was punished.  Because Jesus did not just embrace death on Good Friday, but the culmination of everything that is wrong with human hearts.  This Good Friday Pastor Joe examines […]

Good Friday: They never told you He chose suffering

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We all suffer… and when we go through the most intense times of trial and pain we can very easily feel alone.  We push people away, we dive into depression and we feel that there is no one who understands us and no one who can help us.  This feeling we are alone also extends […]

They never told you what God thinks of hypocrites

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To be called a hypocrite is one of the most pointed and cutting accusations in our culture!  It is to be accused of wearing two faces.  The church is no stranger to this accusation, in fact it is one of the most common labelled against Christianity… and not without reason.  Unfortunately many people have suffered […]

Jesus: Sufferer of Injustice (Good Friday)

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In our society our sense of injustice is incredibly finely tuned.  When we are wronged, even in the smallest of ways, we are quick to respond with shock, anger and emotion.  We have seen just how radical Jesus’ life has been.  He has sought out the lost, welcomed in the sinners, healed the sick and […]