Author Archives: Dana Crohn

IN PURSUIT OF PEACE

Romans 14:1-15:6 An important part of the Christian life is learning to get along with one another. The problem is that the church is made up of people. People from different backgrounds (religious and personal), different levels of training, ability … Continue reading

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BEING LIGHT IN THE WORLD

Romans 13:1-14 As chapter 12 of the book of Romans began, we learned that our “spiritual act of worship” is offering ourselves as “living sacrifices”. He then goes on to describe, in a practical ways, how this can be accomplished. … Continue reading

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LEARNING TO BE THE LIGHT

Romans 12:9-21 As the apostle Paul has explained so far in Romans 12, as followers of Christ, motivated by God’s mercy, we live our lives as “living sacrifices”, which is our “spiritual act of worship. As he goes on in … Continue reading

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MERCY IS AS MERCY DOES

Romans 12:1-8 As we have already seen in Romans 12, a Christian’s motivation to “worship” and to be “transformed” is in response to God’s mercy. It is the knowledge of this mercy from God that provides the motivation we need … Continue reading

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“IN VIEW OF GOD’S MERCY”

Romans 12:1-2 Everything we do in life is a choice.  From the time we wake up in the morning until we fall asleep at night, we are making choices.  Some of those choices may have little or no consequence but … Continue reading

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GOD IN A BOX

Romans 11:25-12:2 We like boxes.  We have moving boxes that we can neatly pack our things and put labels on.  We have boxes to put our lunch in and boxes to wrap gifts in.  We use boxes to organize our … Continue reading

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WARNING LABELS

Romans 11:1-24 Over the years, “The Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch” has sponsored an annual contest of the most absurd warning labels.  A few of the top place winners have been: “Do not allow children to play in the dishwasher.”  On … Continue reading

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“FEETS DON’T FAIL ME NOW!”

Romans 10 In this chapter of Paul’s letter to the church that was in Rome, he continues in his concern for his fellow Israelites. He wants nothing more than for all of Israel to be saved. The problem isn’t their … Continue reading

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SOME PERPLEXING QUESTIONS

Romans 9:1-33 Life is full of difficult questions like, “What was the best thing before sliced bread?” Some of the most perplexing questions come when we have difficulty understanding what God is doing in our lives. In Romans chapter 9, … Continue reading

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“YOUR LOVE NEVER FAILS”

Romans 8:28-39 Everyone goes through a season of darkness in their life. For many it may seem like one bad season after another. Sometimes it can seem so hopeless that we just want to give up and we may even … Continue reading

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WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND TROUBLED

Romans 18-28 Everyone suffers. No one escapes suffering. They did then and we do now. We would like to think that as Christians, our troubles will some how disappear, but as a matter of fact, first century Christians suffered more … Continue reading

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WHEN GOD SHOWS THROUGH

Romans 8:1-16 There is a story about a little girl who, on the way home from church, turned to her mother and said, “Mommy, the Preacher’s sermon this morning confused me.” The mother said, “Oh! Why is that?” The girl … Continue reading

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“WHO WILL RESCUE ME?

Romans 7 I know what I should do but I don’t do it and I know what I shouldn’t do but I do it anyway. I believe most, if not all of us, feel that way at times. Often to … Continue reading

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FREEDOM?

Romans 6:14-23 As Paul continues with his reasoning to the church in Rome, he puts across the idea that we are either slaves to sin and free from God or we’re slaves to God and free from sin. The point … Continue reading

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“GRACE WINS”

Romans 6:1-14 Life’s problems and challenges can be overwhelming at times.  Being faithful followers of Jesus can seem impossible. But as we will see in this sermon, God has given us everything we need to navigate this life as we … Continue reading

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THE GIFT

Romans 5:12-21 In this sermon, we will see how the apostle Paul helps the church get over themselves and any problems that may be plaguing their lives by focusing on “The Gift”.  http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/the_gift.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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LOVE THEM ANYWAY

Romans 5:1-11 In this sermon, we will see the most important ingredient needed for the church to thrive and survive. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/love_them_anyway.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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“AGAINST ALL HOPE”

Romans 4 This sermon is about having hope, against all hope.  http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/against_all_hope.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD

Romans 3:21-24 Our Christian walk may seem like an up hill battle at times, but as we see in this sermon from Romans chapter 3, there are two things that actually make it a level playing field. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/a_level_playing_field.mp3Podcast: Play in … Continue reading

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OUR HERITAGE RIGHT OR WRONG

Romans 2:17-29 In this sermon, we see the apostle Paul expose the root of the problem that we looked at in last week’s sermon. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/our_heritage_right_of_wrong.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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WHO DO YOU SEE?

Romans 2:1-16 This sermon is about who we see when we look at others and ourselves.  But the more important question is who does God see when He looks at others and at you.   http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/who_do_you_see.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | … Continue reading

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NO EXCUSE

Romans 1:18-32 This sermon is about accountability but my guess is that you have a good excuse for not listening to it.                   http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/no_excuses.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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WHAT IS FAITH?

Romans 1:8-17 As you can probably guess, this sermon is about faith. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/what_is_faith.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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THERE IS A CALL FOR YOU

Romans 1:1-7 This is the first of a series of sermons from the letter to the Romans. God has your number but so does Satan. Life can be like sitting at a switch board with multiple calls coming in at … Continue reading

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“IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST”

2 Thessalonians 3:1-15 This is the last sermon in this series. My prayer is that what I have shared over the past weeks about the “model” church has been of some benefit to you as you strive to live according … Continue reading

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JESUS WINS! PASS IT ON!

2 Thessalonians 2:1-17 There are things in life that are important and demand our attention. But there are also things in life that get our attention only to keep us from focusing on what is really important. In this sermon, we will … Continue reading

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AM I DOING THIS RIGHT?

2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 During our Christian walk, we often wonder if we are doing this right? Am I truly doing what I should as a disciple of Christ? In this sermon, we see what the apostle Paul has to say … Continue reading

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A SPIRITUALLY FIT CHURCH

1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 We have come to the end of Paul’s letter to the “model” church. In this sermon, we will see what a church needs to do to stay “Spiritually Fit”. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/a_spirtually_fit_church.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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A HOPE FILLED CHURCH

1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11 In this sermon, we look at two encouraging ways believers in Jesus are different from everyone else. The way we face death and the way we face life. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/a_hope_filled_church.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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A SANCTIFIED CHURCH

1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 We have already talked about the outside forces that Satan uses to derail the church. In this sermon we will see, what can destroy the church from the inside. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/a_sanctified_church.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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A FAITHFUL CHURCH

1 Thessalonians 3:1-13 When you read 1 Thessalonians 3:1-13, you can almost feel Paul’s anguish from being separated from his church family in Thessalonica. Paul described that separation as an “intense longing” like a child who has been “orphaned” from … Continue reading

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STANDING STRONG AGAINST OPPOSITION

1 Thessalonians 2:13-20 The fact is that the church has always faced opposition. In this lesson, we will follow the Apostle Paul’s example on how we can stand strong against opposition. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/standing_strong_against_opposition.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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AN ENCOURAGING CHURCH

1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 The church is called to be encouragers. Although the Apostle Paul was extremely pleased with the “model” church in Thessalonica, he was also a realist. He knew the kind of pressures and resistance the church faced. So, … Continue reading

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A PROGRESSIVE CHURCH

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 This sermon begins a series of sermons from Paul’s letter to the church in Thessalonica. Paul describes the church there as “a model to all believers”, giving us some insight as to how we too can be … Continue reading

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“THE CRUX OF THE MATTER”

Galatians 6:11-18 You have most likely heard the phrase “The crux of the matter”. The word “crux” comes from old Latin, and simply means cross. And so that term has become associated with a critical juncture or point in time. … Continue reading

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A HOLY SPIRIT HARVEST

Galatians 6:7-10 When you read, “a man reaps what he sows”, often what comes to mind is the proverbial saying, “what goes around comes around” or “you get what you deserve”. But the question is whether that is worldly thinking … Continue reading

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FOR THOSE WHO ARE SPIRITUAL

Galatians 6:1-5 This is the eighth time Paul has referred to them as “brethren”. This tells me a couple of things. First that no matter how many mistakes and wrong turns the church makes in its Christian walk, they are … Continue reading

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FOR THOSE WHO BELONG TO CHRIST JESUS

Galatians 5:13-26 In this sermon, we will explore what the apostle Paul tells the church what it needs to survive. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/for_those_who_belong_to_Christ.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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GETTING BACK ON COURSE

Galatians 5:1-12 The congregations in Galatia have veered off course. They started out well but along the way they have received some bad directions. In the first 4 chapters, Paul has been expounding on the wonder of salvation by grace … Continue reading

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A TALE OF TWO MOTHERS

Galatians 4:21-31 In chapters 3 and 4, Paul has been explaining to the church why they wouldn’t want to add anything to the gospel of grace. Now in the last section of chapter 4, he tells the tale of two … Continue reading

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DISCIPLES MAKING DISCIPLES

Matthew 28:18-20 This Sunday I decided not to preach from Paul’s letter to the congregations in the region of Galatia but instead to talk about something that is always on my heart and mind, discipleship. What it means to be … Continue reading

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THE CHILDREN OF GOD

Galatians 4:1-20 In this sermon we will be looking at the next passage in Paul’s letter to the congregations in the region of Galatia.  Paul wants them to understand who they were before Christ, what God has done for them … Continue reading

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PROMISES, PROMISES

Galatians 3:15-29  So which is greater, the Law or the Promise? How are we saved by one and not the other? In this sermon, few will see what the apostle Paul answers those questions. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/promises_promises.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | … Continue reading

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JUMPING ON THE BANDWAGON

Galatians 3:1-14 Fellow Christians have come into the area of Galatia and have attempted to convince the congregations there that being saved by grace through faith isn’t sufficient. So starting in chapter three, Paul will present his arguments against this … Continue reading

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“IN STEP WITH THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL”

Galatians 2:11-21  In this sermon we will explore what it means to be “in step with the truth of the gospel.” http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/in_step_with_the_truth_of_the_gospel.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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“I WANTED TO BE SURE”

Galatians 2:1-10 This sermon is about wanting to be sure that what we have put our faith and hope in is the right thing. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/i_wanted_to_be_sure.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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“THE LIFE THAT I LIVE”

Galatians 2:1-10 In Paul’s mission to share the gospel of grace, he did so through teaching and reasoning, but he also did it by sharing his story. We too can accomplish our mission of sharing the gospel through telling our … Continue reading

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“GRACE AND PEACE TO YOU”

Galatians 1:1-10 In Paul’s letter “to the churches in Galatia”, he is writing to a church in crisis. There are those who are teaching a gospel that advocates adding something to Christ’s “gospel of grace”. This sermon begins a series of … Continue reading

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SEEING JESUS

Luke 2:8-18 Over the past couple of weeks, I have been thinking a lot about seeing Jesus. I think it’s because a good friend of mine has gone to be with Jesus. He was one of those Christians, that you … Continue reading

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DO NOT LOSE HEART

Hebrews 12:1-3 There have most likely been things in your life that you haven’t finished. Some of those things just aren’t that important and may not to be finished. With Jesus as our example we can know that there are … Continue reading

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A REASON TO CELEBRATE

Luke 15 We can all think of reasons to celebrate, but in Luke chapter fifteen, Jesus gives us the best reason to celebrate. In this sermon, we will see what that reason is. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/a_reason_to_celebrate.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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SEEING LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

Matthew 26:36-56 It happens to all of us. Dark times come and we can be so overwhelmed with sorrow and the troubles of life that it can become all consuming to the point of exhaustion. Jesus had a time like … Continue reading

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CULTIVATING A PURE HEART

Luke 11:14-28 Have you ever wondered why some seem to be able to resist negativism and remain patient, optimistic and forgiving, while others have a sour outlook and a gloomy attitude? In this sermon we will see how to cultivate … Continue reading

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“MY TESTIMONY IS TRUE”

John 8:12-18 The premise behind this sermon is simple. Jesus always told the truth. We are supposed to be just like Jesus, so we need to always tell the truth. So if it is so simple, why do we struggle … Continue reading

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STAYING ON TRACK

Matthew 9:9-13 One of the incredible abilities of Jesus was to stay on track. There were plenty of distractions and lots of things that would have derailed us, but Jesus never lost His way. He was completely focused on His … Continue reading

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REFLECTING THE GLORY OF GOD

Matthew 17:1-8 In this sermon, we will look at what happens when we come into the presence of the Lord. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/reflecting_the_glory_of_God.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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IN THE UNENDING PRESENCE OF GOD

Matthew 5:16-24 How do you see your relationship with God? Do you think of God up in heaven doing His thing and you down here doing your thing? Have you ever wondered where God is at certain moments of your … Continue reading

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DO YOU HEAR ME?

Matthew 13:1-9 In this sermon, we will be looking to answer three questions. The three questions each of us need to answer as they relate to the teachings of Christ are; “Do you hear Me?”, “Do you understand what you … Continue reading

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“IF YOU ARE WILLING”

Mark 1:40-45 In Mark 1:40-45, a man with leprosy approaches Jesus, falls to his knees and says to Him, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.” The question I had was why would the leper wonder if Jesus would … Continue reading

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FLEE, FIGHT, OR FORGIVE?

John 13:1-35 There are those people who are in our lives that can make it a real challenge to be just like Jesus. Just being in the same room with this person puts you on edge. Without them saying a … Continue reading

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A CHANGE OF HEART

Matthew 7:24-29 As Jesus ends the sermon on the mount, He makes it clear that the things he has talked about are not optional. He defines the wise person as the one who not only listens to Him but does … Continue reading

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WE ARE ON “THE PROVING TRAIL”

Matthew 7:13-23 In my opinion, this section of the Sermon on the Mount is the scariest passage in the whole Bible. It’s not the wolves in sheep’s clothing that scare me. We all know there are people doing things in … Continue reading

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WE ARE ON THE NARROW WAY

Matthew 7:13-14 This is my first sermon since having open heart surgery. My recovery has been slow but it is at least heading in the right direction. I am feeling a little better every day. Thank all of you for … Continue reading

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WE ARE GENEROUS JUDGES

Matthew 7:1-12 I read somewhere that the best know verse in the Bible is Matthew 7:1, “Judge not lest ye be judged”. People who have never darkened the door of a church building or read a Bible are familiar with … Continue reading

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WE ARE SEEKERS OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD

Matthew 6:19-34 “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33) This is a familiar passage to many Christians and we all tend to have a fundamental idea … Continue reading

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WE ARE SEEN BY THE FATHER

Matthew 6:1-18 In this sermon, we will see that Jesus challenges us to think about how we present ourselves as God’s people. Do we put on a mask to fit the group we are with at the time or are … Continue reading

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WE ARE GRACE FILLED LAW LOVERS

Matthew 5:17-20 There are really two ways that Christians view God’s law.  They may see Christianity as nothing more than keeping certain rules and regulations. While others so experience God’s grace that they think there are no rules (grace without … Continue reading

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WE ARE SALT AND LIGHT

Matthew 5:13-16  In the sermon on the mount, Jesus said that you ARE salt and that you ARE light. Not something that you are becoming or will be someday but that you already ARE as His disciples. The question is, … Continue reading

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WE ARE THE BLESSED

Matthew 5:1-12 In this sermon, we will see what it means to live under the powerful blessing of God, even in those times when we may think of ourselves as being anything but blessed. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/we_are_the_blessed.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | … Continue reading

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WE ARE THE IMPERFECT FAITHFUL

Hebrews 11:32-12:3 Perfection is unattainable. No matter how hard we try we will never be perfect, but we also know that striving for perfection is what we are called to do. We also know that God loves us and can … Continue reading

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WE ARE LED BY THE SPIRIT

Galatians 5:13-26  As one of God’s children, His Spirit dwells in you and you are then to be led by His Spirit. In this lesson, we will see what that means to us as children of God. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/we_are_led_by_the_spirit.mp3Podcast: Play in … Continue reading

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WE ARE CHILDREN OF GOD

Romans 8:9-17 When you hear the term, “child of God”, what does that mean to you and how do you know if you are one or not? That is the focus of this sermon from Romans 8:9-17. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/we_are_god_s_children.mp3Podcast: Play in … Continue reading

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“WE ARE OUT OF OUR MIND”

2 Corinthians 5:11-21 The message of the cross was a fundamental truth for the early church. But to many on the outside it seemed extremely foolish. It’s message was counter to everything those in society believed to be true and … Continue reading

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WE ARE SANCTIFIED

1 Peter 2:9-12 To be sanctified, set apart, sounds good but what does it mean? The other question we should be asking ourselves is “as a sanctified person, what is it that I have been set apart to do?” In … Continue reading

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WE ARE FAMILY

John 17:13-26 I once read an editorial that claimed there were 34,000 different identifiable groups calling themselves Christian. Recently I read that someone else claims there are 1517 different recognizable denominations in the United States. Whether it is 34,000 or … Continue reading

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WE ARE LOVED

John 15:9-17 As the title of this sermon implies, it is about love. And I can imagine what you are thinking, “I’ve heard it all before”; “I get it”; “yada, yada, yada, whatever, let’s move on”. But I would like … Continue reading

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WE ARE SHEEP

John 10:1-16 We’re sheep? Really? I don’t want to be a sheep. Why can’t we be something cool like lions or tigers or bears? Like Max Lucado once wrote, “Couldn’t God have thought of something better than sheep? Of all … Continue reading

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WE ARE CHURCH

Romans 16:1-16 Jesus didn’t die for a building. He died for you and for me. He died for people, those who accept His forgiveness on His terms are the church. In this sermon, we will be looking at how God … Continue reading

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SOMETHING WORTH FIGHTING FOR

Jude 3-4; Philippians 1:27-28 Jude wanted to write to fellow Christians about the greatest thing they have in common, their salvation.  Instead, he felt the need to urge them to “contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all … Continue reading

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HOW TO BUILD A CHURCH

Acts 2:36-47; Ephesians 2:19-22 I recently asked a group of people what comes to mind when they hear the word, church. There answers were “a place to go and worship”, “a place to give your money”, “a place to fellowship”, … Continue reading

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A WALK TO THE CROSS/AT THE CROSS

John 19:16-42 There were lots of people that were at the cross but they were there for different reasons.  In this sermon, we will be looking at those people, their reasons for being there and then asking ourselves why we … Continue reading

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A WALK TO THE CROSS/SEIZE THE DAY

Luke 9:57-62 When we think about Jesus walk to the cross it can and does elicit from us an emotional response, but as we step across the line and commit to being a follower of Jesus, it’s important to understand … Continue reading

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A WALK TO THE CROSS/GETTING STARTED

Matthew 16:13-28 This sermon is the first in a short series that I am calling “A Walk to the Cross”. We all know about Jesus walk to the cross but what we’ll be focusing on in these sermons is the … Continue reading

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“GIT ‘R DONE”

Colossians 4:7-18 This sermon concludes the series I have been doing from the book of Colossians.  I hope that it has helped you to be strengthened in your faith and your walk with God.  As for the content of this … Continue reading

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SHINE JESUS SHINE

Colossians 4:2-6 The church is the body of Christ and therefore we should be thinking like Jesus and be motivated by the same goals and objectives. When people look at the church, they should see Jesus. In this sermon, we … Continue reading

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AS IF FOR THE LORD

Colossians 3:22-4:1 If we, the church, ever hope to be able to do the will of God, one thing must be foremost in our minds, and that is that Jesus is in charge not us. Paul’s emphasis throughout this letter … Continue reading

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A HAPPY, HEALTHY HOME

Colossians 3:17-21 In this sermon, we will learn the key to having “A Happy, Healthy Home.” http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/a_happy_healty_home.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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DOING IT CHRIST’S WAY

Colossians 3:1-17 A church is often defined by the rites, rituals, rules and traditions that various groups have set up for themselves, those things that they have determined make them acceptable to God. In this sermon from Colossians 3:1-17, we … Continue reading

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THE CHRIST-POWERED/CHRIST-CENTERED CHURCH

Colossians 2:6-23 In chapter three of Paul’s letter to the church in Colossae, he exposes those who are leading the church astray.  These false teachers are attempting to convince the church that there are things they need to be doing … Continue reading

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“COMPLETE IN CHRIST”

Colossians 1:21-2:7 Paul writes the church in Colossae and tells them that his purpose, as a minister of the gospel, is to present everyone “complete in Christ”. In this sermon, we explore what that actually means. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/complete_in_Christ.mp3Podcast: Play in new … Continue reading

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THE BUCK STOPS HERE

Colossians 1:15-23 In life in general but especially in the religious world, we are often faced with the dilemma of who should I listen to and who has authority to tell me what is right and what is wrong? In … Continue reading

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TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Colossians 1:1-14 Often times when we study the New Testament epistles, we tend to look on them as something written to impart good doctrine. But we need to remember these letters were written to a specific group of Christians to … Continue reading

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STRENGTHENING THE CHURCH THROUGH CELEBRATION

Philippians 4:1-9  In this sermon, we will be looking at the last of the spiritual disciplines, celebration. Celebration may be the most difficult discipline because life isn’t perfect. In those imperfect times, we can lost sight of all that God … Continue reading

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“THE REASON FOR THE SEASON”

Matthew 10:34-39 If you ask people what they think is “The reason for the season?”, you will probably hear things like, “It’s a special time for kids” or “It’s a time to give and receive gifts” or “It’s a time … Continue reading

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STRENGTHENING THE CHURCH THROUGH GUIDANCE

Ephesians 5:21-32 In this sermon, we move on to the spiritual discipline of guidance. This discipline begins with the recognition that each of us is an integral part of God’s plan for the church. It requires us to value God’s … Continue reading

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ENGAGING THE WORLD THROUGH WORSHIP

John 4:19-26 When we think about worship, we often limit it to what we do on a Sunday morning. In actuality, there is nowhere in the New Testament that defines worship as those rites and rituals that folks do when … Continue reading

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STRENGTHENING THE CHURCH THROUGH CONFESSION

Matthew 5:21-26 In this sermon, we will be looking at the spiritual discipline of confession. Confession, as a spiritual discipline, is not about our need for the forgiveness of sins. Although necessary, that form of confession is between you and … Continue reading

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ENGAGING THE WORLD AS A SERVANT

Matthew 25:31-46 We need to keep in mind that unless we develop an attitude of total submission, like Jesus demonstrated, making others more important than yourselves, we will never be the servants God has called us to be. In this … Continue reading

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ENGAGING THE WORLD THROUGH SUBMISSION

Philippians 2:1-8  In this sermon, we will begin looking at the spiritual disciplines of engagement. The first one being submission. The first six were to prepare us for engaging the world, so now it is time to engage it. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/engaging_the_world_through_submission.mp3Podcast: … Continue reading

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PREPARING TO ENGAGE THE WORLD THROUGH SILENCE AND SOLITUDE

I Kings 19:9-14 Last week we looked at the spiritual discipline of simplicity. Through the practice of simplicity we learn to remove those things from our lives that we are putting before God. Through the discipline of silence and solitude … Continue reading

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