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Easter sermon: Answers to questions about resurrection

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Text: Luke 24:1-8

Introduction

The Easter is the most important day in the Christian calendar. We celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.  As Christians, we take the fact of the resurrection without question.

However, unbelievers sometimes want more explanation before they will believe.  1 Peter 3:15 tells us to “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”

If you have friends who do not understand your faith, you may want to take notes this morning so you can answer their questions.

1. Why is the resurrection so important, (1 Corinthians 15:1-19)

A.    It validates everything Jesus taught

I. He told us He would rise from the dead; if He did not, we would have no reason to believe anything else He told us.

II. Our salvation would be a lie

III. He would not be the Son of God, but an imposter

IV. There would be no eternal life and the grave would be the end for us.

V. It gives us hope for our own resurrection; since Christ is risen, we will also rise from the grave

VI. It is the one thing that sets us apart from ALL other world religions; WE HAVE A LIVING SAVIOR!

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Sermon: Lessons from Naaman

Text: 2 Kings 1:5-19

Introduction

What can we learn from Naman’s miracle

1.  Needs are a part of God’s plan for me, 2 Kings 5:1-8

  • God is aware of our needs
  • He has allowed them to be a part of life.
  • So that we may seek true God
  • Naman had his own beliefs, but non of his god’s could cure him.

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Sermon: The new birth

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INTRODUCTION

A. A commonly used phrase is “born again Christian”

a. Often in the context of distinguishing between Christians who are “born again” and those not.

b. Which is a really an incorrect distinction, for all true Christians have been “born again” But what does it mean to be “born again”?

B. The Bible uses the expression “born again” only a few times

a. Jesus in His conversation with Nicodemus – John 3:3,5,7

b. Peter in his first epistle, (1 Peter 1:3,23)

c. Although the idea of being “born” of God is used many times, (John 1:13; 1 John 5:1)

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Sermon: Deliverance from oppression

 

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Introduction

Let us consider what does the word ‘deliverance’ mean? To be delivered means to be set free from bondage, usually someone who has been subject to an oppressing party. A much biblical definition would be releasing people, who live in bondage to sin and Satan.

Therefore deliverance is important. In this message I am going to show you three major truths about deliverance.

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The importance of faith

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Hebrews 11:6 – Without faith it is impossible to please God…

Introduction

Faith!!! What a subject! God’s word speaks about faith over and over again. Both in the Old Testament and New Testament. When Christians get together they speak about faith. Preachers, revivalists preach about faith.

Faith is important to every individual. Why is it so important? Let me give you 5 reasons.

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