Sermon

God Works Through Adversity

Sermon text: John 9:1-7,13-17,34-39

Summary: Jesus reveals his grace and glory as he heals a man who was born blind. As he does so, he corrects his disciples, who thought some great sin caused the man’s physical impairment. In woeful contrast is the willful spiritual blindness of the Pharisees who reject the miracle and its author. In the end, the one born blind regains much more than physical eyesight: he sees his Savior. But those who reject the Son of Man retain a blindness that leads to eternal condemnation.

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Obey Your Thirst!

Sermon text: John 4:5-26

Summary: Jesus encounters a Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well near Sychar. He reveals himself to her as the promised Messiah. Through him the spiritually thirsty receive drink that becomes in them “a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

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Sermon

Mighty Satan Has Struck Out

Sermon text: Matthew 4:1-11

Summary: At the outset of his ministry, Jesus, the second Adam, is assailed by the devil, who tempts him in much the same way as he gained the victory over the first Adam. But Christ is victorious as he answers the tempter with the pure Word of God. His victory is ours by faith. “One little word can fell him!”

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We Have Come to Worship Him

Sermon text: Matthew 2:1-12

Summary: Jesus calls his believers light, salt, and a city set on a hill. He calls on Christians to let their lives shine and so glorify God in this sin-darkened world. Jesus came to fulfill the law in our place, providing a “righteousness that surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees.”

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