Sermons & Audio

Forgiveness or Restitution?

Date
11-06-2016
Pastor James Zaebst

Matthew 18:21 and 22:  Peter offers to forgive a brother who has wronged him up to seven times.  He thought he was being quite charitable.  Rabbinical teaching taught a duty to forgive two or three times.  But Christ tells him to forgive 490 times (seventy times seven).  That’s like forgiving someone twice a week for the same wrong for almost five years.  You may as well say forgive forever.

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The Birth of Our Church - Part 2

Date
10-30-2016
Pastor James Zaebst

God fired Israel’s leaders during Christ’s Earthly Ministry to the Nation of Israel  (Matthew 22:1-14 and Luke 12:33).  Christ worked entirely through the 12 Apostles as Israel was given an opportunity to come to faith in Christ.  Israel refused to accept Christ and nailed Him to the cross, but was forgiven  (Luke 23:34).  The Holy Spirit ministers mightily to Israel through the 12 for one more year in accord with the Parable of the Fig Tree  (Luke 12:6-9).  Israel rejects the Holy Spirit as they rejected God the Father and the Son.

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The Birth of Our Church - Part 1

Date
10-23-2016
Pastor James Zaebst

God fired Israel’s leaders during Christ’s Earthly Ministry to the Nation of Israel  (Matthew 22:1-14 and Luke 12:33).  Christ worked entirely through the 12 Apostles as Israel was given an opportunity to come to faith in Christ.  Israel refused to accept Christ and nailed Him to the cross, but was forgiven  (Luke 23:34).  The Holy Spirit ministers mightily to Israel through the 12 for one more year in accord with the Parable of the Fig Tree  (Luke 12:6-9).  Israel rejects the Holy Spirit as they rejected God the Father and the Son.

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The Unpardonable Sin

Date
10-16-2016
Pastor James Zaebst

Luke 12:10:  To speak against and resist Christ was forgivable.  To resist the Holy Ghost would not be forgiven.

Acts 2:22 and 23:  Israel certainly did speak against and resist Christ (John 1:10 and 11).

Luke 23:34:  They were forgiven.  If they were not, then Christ was out of the will of God (John 8:29 – John 4:31-34).  (Israel was not set aside at the cross.)

Luke 12:6-9:  (The Key)  Israel rejected Christ in the flesh for three years, then they crucified Him.  But they had one more year of ministry by the Holy Spirit.

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The Marriage Feast Dispensationally Considered

Date
10-09-2016
Pastor James Zaebst

Matthew 22:1 and 2:  The King here is God and His Son is Christ Jesus.  The marriage is arranged and Israel is the Bride of Christ.  One day Israel will be joined to Christ as a Bride (Isaiah 61:10 - 62;5).  Israel was not, and is not yet prepared for their marriage (Jeremiah 2:32).

Matthew 22:3 and 4:  The King (God) sent servants and more servants (Prophets) to get Israel to prepare for their marriage (union) to Christ.  They were called to purify themselves (Matthew 3:1-3).

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The Fruit of the Faithfulness of One

Date
10-02-2016
Pastor James Zaebst

2 Chronicles 34:1 and 2:  Josiah, while still just a boy, purposed to serve God fully, despite his family and his upbringing (2 Chronicles 33:20-22).  Our early family life need not determine our later years (Joshua 24:15).

2 Chronicles 34:3-7:  Josiah "while he was yet young" made a fierce stand against a multitude of idolaters.  Often times one lone person standing against a multitude can do amazing things (1 Kings 18:17-22).

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Setting our Affections on Heavenly Things

Date
09-25-2016
Pastor James Zaebst

Colossians 3:1-4  - If here in the Greek is used in the sense of "since".  Since you are risen with Christ (since that is your position - Ephesians 2:5-6) set your affections on heavenly things not on earthly things and worldly desires.  The believer is to be dead (unresponsive) to the world due to our position in Christ.  Live with your eyes set on His appearing and our eventual glorification.

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Getting the Religious Saved - Part 2

Date
09-04-2016
Pastor James Zaebst

Romans 10:3 and 4:  Many people think they can merit Eternal Life by being religious and pious.  But all of our very best works are but refuse to Almighty God  (Isaiah 64:6 and Romans 3:10-12).  We must get the religious to see that their religion has no value at all to God and actually hinders our Salvation (Philippians 3:4-9).

Romans 10:5:  God gave Israel a Law through Moses.  This Law was never intended to save anyone.  The Law made all guilty (Romans 3:19 and 20).  The Law pointed out our desperate need of a Savior (Galatians 3:23-25).

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