The Greatest Test of Your Faith

July 6, 2014 | Series: Special. Scripture: Genesis and Hebrews. Speakers: Roger Roberts.

Genesis 22:1-19; Hebrews 11:17-19
When Abraham was commanded to sacrifice Isaac, he faced his severest test. Some day each of us will face our severest faith test, which will be a demand from God, which seems untimely, unreasonable and unbearable, but also will have a design from God, in which he will remove idols, reveal himself, refine us, and restore us.

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Famine in the Land of Promise

June 29, 2014 | Series: Special. Scripture: Genesis. Speakers: Roger Roberts.

Genesis 12:10-13:4
Abraham’s faith temporarily faltered when he left the promised land to go down to Egypt, demonstrating that spiritual famine is predictable, that faltering in faith is possible, but the faithfulness of God is promised, as he rebukes and restores us to a right relationship of trust and obedience.

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Obedient Faith

June 22, 2014 | Series: Special. Scripture: Genesis and Hebrews. Speakers: Roger Roberts.

Genesis 12:1-4 and Hebrews 11:8-10
From Genesis 12:1-9 and Hebrews 11:8-10, we see Abraham’s example of obedient faith, which obeys God despite the unlikely, despite the unknown, despite the uncomfortable and despite the unfulfilled.

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The Great Commission

June 8, 2014 | Series: Matthew. Scripture: Matthew. Speakers: Roger Roberts.

Matthew 28:16-20
Jesus gives the church our Great Commission, which is given with All Authority, to include All Nations (including where we live in daily life), and involves our teaching All Things to make disciples, and is done with Jesus, who by the Spirit is with us All the Time, till the end of time.

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The Great Commandment

June 1, 2014 | Series: Missions. Scripture: Mark. Speakers: Roger Roberts.

Mark 12:28-34
(Sermon audio is unavailable for this message). Jesus responds to a religious teacher’s question by stating that the most important of all the commandments is to love God entirely and to love one’s neighbor as oneself.

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Jesus Teaches about Stewardship: Managing the Material

May 25, 2014 | Series: Luke. Scripture: Luke. Speakers: Roger Roberts.

Luke 16:1-13
In the Parable of the Shrewd Manager, Jesus teaches about stewardship as a matter of accepting responsibility as God’s managers, seizing the opportunity to invest in lives, and preparing to give accountability to the Master.

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The Waiting Father and the Lost: the Parable of the Prodigal Son

May 18, 2014 | Series: Luke. Scripture: Luke. Speakers: Roger Roberts.

(Audio Unavailable) Luke 15:11-32
Jesus tells the story of a father who loved and sought to restore his two sons—one who was outwardly rebellious (the “prodigal”) and the other who was inwardly resentful (the elder brother). Jesus’ parable shows that, whatever our spiritual condition, we all need the Father’s love and grace, and need to progress from rebellion and resentment to become more like the loving Father.

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Jesus and the Lost

May 11, 2014 | Series: Luke. Scripture: Luke. Speakers: Roger Roberts.

Luke 15:1-10
Jesus responds to his critiques who accused him of associating with “sinners” by telling the parables of the lost sheep and lost coin. These parables showed how he had come to seek after, find, restore and rejoice over lost sinners who have been found.

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Jesus Teaches about Prayer

May 4, 2014 | Series: Luke. Scripture: Luke. Speakers: Roger Roberts.

Luke 11:1-13
Jesus teaches us about prayer as a priority (1), with a pattern (2-4), based on a principle (5-8), requiring persistence (9&10), and that looks to a promise (11-13).

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Jesus Calls His Disciples

April 27, 2014 | Series: Luke. Scripture: Luke. Speakers: Roger Roberts.

Luke 5:1-11
When Jesus calls us to be his disciples (“learning followers”), he joins himself to us, shows his greatness to us, and prepares and leads us as we follow him and seek to lead others to him.

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