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Wayne Shelton

Grace’s Justifying Righteousness

In his commentary on the prophet Zechariah, Richard Phillips writes, ‘There is a great problem that stands in the way of every utopian dream. It corrupts our every program, condemns all our plans, and confounds all our promises.’ What is that problem? The problem is sin. He continues, ‘Sin is the infection that contaminates mankind […]

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Grace’s Costly Provision

The largest transfer of wealth in human history occurred in the extraordinary exchange Paul writes about in 2 Corinthians 8:9. In this sermon, we explore the wonderful grace of our Lord.

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Grace's Costly Provision

In C. S. Lewis’ Prince Caspian, four British schoolchildren find their way into the magical land of Narnia – where animals talk and the land is ruled by the great lion Aslan – and embark on a series of adventures that parallel different aspects of biblical faith. Aslan is the Christ figure in the series, […]

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Grace's Humbling Necessity

One of the best places to see our need for grace is in a story Jesus told for people who will not admit their need for grace, found in Luke 18:9-14. In this sermon we ask, are you a Pharisee or a tax collector?

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Grace's Humbling Necessity

“The Man in Black,” the moniker of legendary country singer Johnny Cash, was an imposing figure on stage; one that commanded admiration and respect from fans and peers alike. His deep gritty voice sang of a life marked by sorrow, moral tribulation, and redemption. Cash’s music bridged the musical genres of rock, gospel, and country […]

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Song of Mary

Adam Venable, our guest speaker, concludes our year by focusing on the song of Mary from Luke 1:46-55.

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Song of Mary

Greetings and grace to you in the strong name of Jesus, our Savior and Lord. I trust that you and your family had wonderful Christmas celebrations and are looking to the new year. Let’s finish this year strong with our presence in worship this Lord’s Day. I know some may be traveling but if you […]

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The Light for Everyone

In this sermon on John 1:6-13, we consider the true light which comes into the world for everyone, and tragically, not all accept, but for those who do, they become the children of God.

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The Light for Everyone

The poet W.H. Auden once wrote, “Nothing that is possible can save us/ We who must die demand a miracle”. David Zahl, reflecting on this phrase by the poet, reminds us of the miraculous nature of our salvation. He writes: “This is a bold statement, and one whose truth might not be self-evident in everyday […]

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The Light of Men

John wrote in the Prologue to his Gospel that in Jesus light came into the world. Later he recorded Jesus’ own words: “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12). This is the meaning of Christmas: The Light of […]

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