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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If you wish to follow the scriptures he cites, click this link to Bible.com.

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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The scriptures he cites in the message are available at Bible.com

Sharing our hope

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Pastor Zach, substituting at the last minute for Pastor John who was suffering from the flu, talks about the importance of sharing our faith with others. Message delivered 3/11/18.

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Seven commands of Christ 6 — Communion

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The sacrament of Holy Communion is so often practiced and so well known that we can easily slip into auto-pilot when taking it and miss its richness and meaning. Pastor Zach explores the scriptures and finds fresh insight. Message delivered 3/4/18.

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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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Contending for more, and finding peace

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Chris and Carol Ball, the president of Elim Bible Fellowship and his wife, share the pulpit with words of encouragement to contend for more in God’s kingdom, and ways to have faith in Christ to find peace. Messages delivered 2/18/18.

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

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