Sermons by Jim Garrett

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Discovering God’s Will

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Today, we will focus on the situational method of discovering God’s will. It is through His Word and the principles that are displayed there. And especially through the life and teaching of Jesus. What steps do you take to discern the will of God? In the process of discovering God’s will, we will start with […]

1 John Series – God’s Consistent Promises

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We have watched this weak with the horror of the duck boat accident that took the lives of so many, including the death of 9 of 11 family members on that trip. While we mourn the loss, we also grip with the loss in confidence.  Confidence in being on a boat, especially a duck boat. […]

1 John Series – Calling God a Liar

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Jesus is everything about who we are as Christians.  John was the last living disciple of Jesus, and he could have turned following Jesus into some sort of power play, but they didn’t.  What they did was demonstrate that everything that God promised has come true!  And that promise was made true in the person […]

1 John Series – Overcoming the World

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We come upon a passage that has been in various discussion and interpretation over the centuries from 1 John.  But there are three things that we can see that are aspects of our relationships: Love, faith, and obedience You either know the Father’s love through accepting the relationship through Jesus, or you are not in […]

1 John Series – God First Loved Us

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We continue our discussion of God’s love, we continue to look at how love is an expression of the love God has for us. A very important part of how love worked, especially in the first century, was the idea of judgment. What does judgment look like?  What belief system answers how salvation is given […]

1 John Series – God is Love

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John has just described the Love of God in .  But he moves on to what our response will be to God’s love and how that will impact us and our lives. As an eyewitness, John is saying that this is a truth they have seen.  So in this big picture of Jesus being the […]

Here’s My Hearth, Lord – Author of Life, Salvation, and Faith

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It is a bold statement to say, “Here’s my heart, Lord. Speak what is true.” Here we see God described as the author, pioneer, or pathfinder for salvation.  Because God loved us so much, because He wanted us to be with Him in glory, He then had to make a way so that would happen.  Jesus was […]

1 John Series – God is Love

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This next section of 1 John might be the most important of the whole book. When we hear that “God is Love” there have been so many mishandling of that phrase. What does the Bible say about “God is Love”? The world has used this phrase for all sorts of conflicting and different meanings to […]

1 John Series – Believe in Jesus and Love One Another

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When we live out our relationship with God, it will impact the lives around us. And as we finish , we will get a glimpse of how that plays out but loving those around us. So we come to a very powerful statement where John describes what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life […]