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Those Important Keys

Keys. Those wonderful, important keys. They empower us. They open things that are otherwise off-limits to us. Keys open our boundaries and our possibilities. There is a sense of power in having the right keys, a sense of comfort and security. Joseph Bonomi describes the most ancient lock and key ever documented in his …

AM Sermon 1/12/14: Baptism on Trial

AM Scripture Reading: Matthew 28.18-20 This Morning’s Sermon: Brent T. Willey BAPTISM ON TRIAL Introduction: Certain evangelical churches have placed baptism on trial and have concluded that it is not a necessary for salvation. Perhaps we need to put our baptism “on trial.” BAPTIZED TO BE BORN AGAIN We need …

PM Sermon 8/18/13: The Faith That Saves

PM Scripture Reading: Hebrews 11.1-6 Brent T. Willey THE FAITH THAT SAVES Hebrews 11.6 Introduction: “And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him” (Heb. 11.6). This passage articulates one …

AM Sermon 7/28/13: The Emergence of Sin

AM Scripture Reading: Romans 7.7-12 This Morning’s Sermon: Brent T. Willey THE EMERGENCE OF SIN Introduction: Most people do not think about “sin.” This is a mistake! Just how long has sin existed? When did it emerge? What is sin and how and why is it committed? When does sin …

AM Sermon 5/19/13: “The Hand of God”

AM Scripture Reading: Isaiah 59:1-2 This Morning’s Sermon: Homer Walker, Jr. “The Hand of God” Isaiah 59:1  Introduction: The expression “Hand of God” is found many times in the Bible. “Anthropomorphism” the ascription of human attributes to deity. (1 Pet. 3:12; Ex. 33:23; Matt. 5:35) By “Metonymy” the hand of …

AM Sermon 3/31/13: No Ordinary Day

AM Scripture Reading: Psalm 118.19-24 This Morning’s Sermon: Brent T. Willey No Ordinary Day Psalm 118.24 Introduction: Text: “This is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it” (NKJ). Context: The psalm has a dual nature, but it is extremely Messianic! (Read vs. 21-24) …

AM Sermon 3/24/13: It’s A “Good Thing”

AM Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 33.14-18 This Morning’s Sermon: Brent T. Willey It’s A “Good Thing” Introduction: When promoting or endorsing something we like or something that is helpful, we often say, “It’s a good thing.” The verbiage connotes something positive – it pleases us. Let’s look at some biblical examples. …

Twice Mine

The story has been told of a young boy named Tommy, who had just finished making his own toy boat. He brought the boat to the edge of a river and started to let out the string tied to it. He was admiring how smoothly his boat cut through the …