Posts Tagged ‘Salvation’

The Power in the Blood of Jesus Christ

Monday, March 12th, 2012

French philosopher Voltaire and American President John Adams are famous for their criticisms of Christianity because they thought it was a “bloody religion,” with all its wars, its frequent mention of blood, and the bloody death of its founder, Jesus Christ. What is it about blood, which we normally think of as grotesque, that has caused […]

How to Respond to Attacks of Satan? Encouragement from Charles Spurgeon

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Have you ever doubted your salvation in light of your sinfulness? This excerpt from a Charles Spurgeon sermon should be a comfort: “I know what the devil will say to you.  He will say to you, ‘You are a sinner!’ Tell him you know you are, but that for all that you are justified.  He […]

Christian Leadership: What Did God Want in a King?

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

In 1 Samuel 8, Israel asks God for a King to lead them.  Up until that point, Israel was led by God himself, bringing deliverance and battle and anointing prophets and judges to help lead his people.  Living by faith in God frustrated Israel, and for this reason they eventually asked for a King to […]

Ascension (Day 14)

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Anyone who has lost a loved one knows that last impressions stay with you.  Think of what that must have been like for the disciples.  Luke records that ‘”When he [Jesus] had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. While he was blessing them, he left […]

Breakfast with the Devil, Supper with the Savior

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Breakfast with the Devil, Supper with the Savior #2/7: 7 Words from the Cross Luke 23:43 April 16th / 17th 2011 by Pastor Colin S. Smith “One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: ‘Aren’t you the Christ?  Save yourself and us!’” Luke 23:39 Here is a man in the last hours […]

The Family of God: Standing Firm

Monday, February 7th, 2011

The Family of God: Standing Firm #6/10: Staying the Course When You’re Tired of The Battle Wisdom for Discerning the Battle 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17 February 5th / 6th 2011 by Pastor Colin S. Smith “So then, brothers, stand firm…” 2 Thessalonians 2:15 Antichrist is coming.  The whole world will be deceived.  The spirit that animates […]

Jesus Christ Our Lord

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Jesus Christ our Lord #1/3: Regarding God’s Son Romans 1:1,4   March 20th / 21st 2010 by Pastor Colin S. Smith   “Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God–the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures regarding his Son, […]

Jesus Is Willing

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Jesus Is Willing #8/8: Rock Solid: 7 Promises Christ Makes to You Mark 1:40-42   February 27th / 28th 2010 Pastor Colin S. Smith   “A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, ‘If you are willing, you can make me clean.’ Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand […]

Jesus Will Confess You Before the Father

Monday, February 1st, 2010

  Jesus Will Confess You Before the Father #4/8: Rock Solid: Seven Promises Christ Makes to You Matthew 10:32 January 30th / 31st 2010 Pastor Colin S. Smith “Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven, But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my […]

Christ Fulfills the Promise

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Christ Fulfills the Promise #2/3: The Plan: God’s Design for the Universe and Your Place In It 2 Corinthians 1:20  December 12th / 13th 2009 by Pastor Colin S. Smith   “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ.” 2 Corinthians 1:20 (NIV) Last week we looked at the […]

God Makes A Promise

Monday, December 7th, 2009

God Makes a Promise #1/3: The Plan— God’s Design for the Universe and Your Place In It Titus 1:2 December 5th / 6th 2009 by Pastor Colin S. Smith “God… [promised eternal life] before the beginning of time, and at His appointed season He brought His word to light…”Titus 1:2 (NIV) We’re going to take […]

You Must Be Born Again

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

You Must Be Born Again #11/11: Regeneration: How Christ Changes Your Soul John 3:7  August 22nd/23rd 2009 Pastor Colin S. Smith “Jesus said, ‘You must be born again.’’John 3:7 John tells us the story of how a man called Nicodemus came to meet with Jesus. We are told that this man was “a man of […]

Reduce God’s Salvation by Crediting Your Response

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Reduce God’s Salvation by Crediting Your Response #8/8: How to Avoid a God-Centered Life Lessons from the Life of Jonah Jonah 2:9 February 28th/March 1st, 2009 Pastor Colin S. Smith    “Salvation comes from the Lord.” Jonah 2:9   Jonah is our case study for “How to Avoid a God-Centered Life,” teaching us that it […]

Restrain God’s Praise on Account of Your Pain

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Restrain God’s Praise On Account Of Your Pain #7/8: How to Avoid a God-Centered Life Lessons from the Life of Jonah Jonah 2:1-9   February 21st/22nd, 2009 Pastor Colin S. Smith    “Salvation comes from the Lord.” Jonah 2:9 If you want to emphasize something that is really important, there are three ways of doing […]

Refuse God’s Provision Through Someone Else

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

    Refuse God’s Provision Through Someone Else #2/8: How to Avoid a God-Centered Life Lessons from the Life of Jonah Jonah 1:4-16    January 17th/18th 2009 Pastor Colin S. Smith   “Then the LORD sent a great wind on the sea, and such a violent storm arose that the ship threatened to break up… […]

Three Trees

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

#1/1: THREE TREES Genesis 2, I Peter 2, Revelation 22 August 23/24, 2008 by Colin S. Smith It is often said of the person who gets so caught up in the details that they can’t see the big picture: “You missed the forest for the trees.” It is possible to spend your life drilling down […]

Jesus Suffered Under the Judgment of God

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

   Jesus Suffered Under the Judgment of God #21/22: The Gospel According to Jesus Mark 15:21-39     March 16th 2008 Pastor Colin S. Smith   And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ‘Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?’—which means, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’  Mark 15:34   […]

Jesus Lays Claim to All Our Possessions

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

   Jesus Lays Claim to All Our Possessions #14/22: The Gospel According to Jesus Mark 10:17-31      December 30th 2007 Pastor Colin S. Smith    As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal […]

Jesus is the Son of God

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

A Life Dedicated to the Gospel

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

The God Who Forgives and Restores

Sunday, November 27th, 2005

Change a Destiny

Wednesday, June 15th, 2005

Rest in God’s Triumph

Sunday, June 29th, 2003

Cross

Wednesday, February 19th, 2003

Sacrifice

Wednesday, January 29th, 2003

Justification

Sunday, July 8th, 2001

Gentiles

Wednesday, June 6th, 2001

Spirit

Sunday, May 20th, 2001

Son

Sunday, May 13th, 2001

Crucified

Sunday, April 8th, 2001

Priest

Sunday, February 20th, 2000

Salvation

Sunday, January 16th, 2000

Propitiation

Sunday, September 26th, 1999

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