The commands of Christ — Make disciples

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Pastor John uses the example of his own life to illustrate that what God really wants when he sends us out to make disciples is for us to be obedient. He doesn’t expect us to be perfect or anything else special, but simply to obey and go. Message delivered 4/15/18.

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The Commands of Christ 8 — Make disciples

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Jesus commanded us to make disciples, and as a model of what he expects he sent out the 72. He 1) sent them, 2) promised he would be with them, 3) they understood they were like sheep (basically helpless) and 4) rejection wasn’t about them, but about Jesus. He sends us the same way, if we’ll go… Message delivered 4/8/18.

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Easter 2018 — Choices for life

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Pastor John shares an Easter message focusing on the choices that Jesus made and the choices we have. Message delivered 4/1/18.

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As part of the Easter presentation, Assistant Pastor Zach Zirbel delivered a spoken word testimony that he wrote after finding new life in Jesus.

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Jesus’ triumphal entry

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Pastor John walks us through the event celebrated in Christianity as Palm Sunday — the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. He examines the symbolism of each detail. Message delivered 3/25/18.

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Commands of Christ 7 — Baptism and giving

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Jesus commanded his disciples to give cheerfully and baptize new believers. Pastor John explains why. Message delivered 3/18/18.

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Seven commands of Christ 5 — Repent

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Pastor John continues his study of the seven direct commands given by Jesus. He uses the story of the Prodigal Son to examine the nature of repentance and to examine God’s reaction to our repentance. Message delivered 2/25/18.

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Seven commands of Christ 4 — Love

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What’s the greatest command of Christ? To love God with all your heart, mind and strength, and your neighbor … even if that neighbor is an enemy. Message delivered 2/11/18.

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Seven Commands of Christ 3

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In part 3 of his series on the seven commands of Christ, Pastor John talks about meditation. One illustration of the importance of meditating on God’s Word starts in Luke 11:24 with the parable about the demon that is expelled from someone but makes things even worse when it returns and finds an empty soul. Meditating on the word fills the vacant space. Another illustration is in Matthew 4 where Jesus goes into the wilderness to fast and be tempted. In each situation Jesus overcomes, not because he can recite scripture but because it’s a part of who he is. Meditation does that.

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Seven commands of Christ 2

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Pastor John continues his teaching series on the Seven Commands of Christ. He drills into the model Jesus gave on how to pray: what we call the Lord’s Prayer.

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Seven Commands of Christ

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Pastor John Young begins a teaching series on seven things he commanded his followers to do:

  • Repent and believe
  • Baptize new believers
  • Pray and meditate on God’s word
  • Love God, your neighbor and your enemy
  • Partake of the Lord’s Supper
  • Give joyfully
  • Make disciples for Jesus

In part 1, he focuses on prayer and meditation and admonishes that the Enemy is working hard to distract and discourage us.  The main point of Ephesians 6:17-18 about putting on the full armor of God is to prepare us for the combat of prayer.

Before his message, church member Wendy McDermott shares a word of knowledge about faith.

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Sermon notes for the message can be found on Bible.com.