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“LET THE LOWER LIGHTS BE BURNING”

Matthew 5:13-16 The church is to be letting its light shine, as Jesus said, “so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” I think we all get that and see … Continue reading

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YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE

Galatians 6:1-10 The focus of this sermon is on another key element in understanding how we can better fulfill Christ’s command to make disciples. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/you_will_never_walk_alone.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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“LOVE NEVER FAILS”

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 The church in Corinth was filled with talented people. God had given them a whole array of gifts and abilities and they felt driven to use those gifts and abilities for God. But as you read through … Continue reading

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LIVING OUT OF THE OVERFLOW

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10  I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that I forgot to turn the recorder on until I was ten minutes or so into the sermon. The good news is that it will download really fast … Continue reading

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GROW AS YOU GO

Ephesians 4:11-16 Jesus left His disciples with the command to make disciples who would then make disciples who would then make disciples and on and on it was to go. The presumption then is that these disciple makers are disciples … Continue reading

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A “DAY BY DAY” DEVOTION

Acts 2:36-47 It is easy to fall into the habit of just “doing church” – attend services, give some money, volunteer some time. We can become so programmed, that we totally lose sight of the meaning behind what it means … Continue reading

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TURNING THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN TOO

1 Timothy 6:11-16 This sermon is a continuation of last week’s sermon. In that sermon, I expressed my concern about the modern church not only not turning the “world upside down” but is itself being “turned upside down” by the … Continue reading

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“TURNING THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN”

In Luke 24:44-49, we have Luke’s account of the great commission. It is where Jesus tells His followers to go out and win the lost world to Him. And as we know they took that commission very seriously. Starting with … Continue reading

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“WHY DO YOU LOOK FOR THE LIVING AMONG THE DEAD?”

Let’s face it. We are all looking for something but the great tragedy is that it is often right in front of us and we just can’t see it. In this sermon from Luke 24:1-43, we will notice some things … Continue reading

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“WHEN DARKNESS REIGNS”

“Every day, I was with you in the temple courts, and did not lay a hand on me. But this is your hour – when darkness reigns.” Luke 22:53 (NIV) That darkness that Jesus speaks of did reign and would … Continue reading

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“FATHER, IF YOU ARE WILLING”

Luke 22:39-46 Prayer is one of the most powerful tools we Christians have and prayer can give us the power to change the circumstances of our lives. I believe that, I’ve seen that and I know that it is true. … Continue reading

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“THE TIME WILL COME”

Luke 21 In this sermon, we will be looking into a very scary story that has been made into good fiction over and over again. Matthew 24 and Luke 21 are two of the most debated passages of scripture. Everyone … Continue reading

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CALLING YOUR OWN PLAYS

  God has paid us the ultimate compliment. He allows us to make our own decisions, to call our own plays. He trains us, He advises us, He encourages us, He has even given us the play book and the … Continue reading

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THE EYES OF JESUS

Luke 19:41-44 In chapter 19 of Luke’s Gospel, as Jesus moves steadily toward Jerusalem and the cross, we are given some insight into how Jesus sees things. In this sermon, I talk about what Jesus sees and how we too … Continue reading

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ALL THINGS POSSIBLE IN PRAYER

One of the many gifts that Christ has given us through His sacrifice was direct access to the Father through prayer. I don’t know about you but I didn’t grow up as a praying person. Oh sure there was the … Continue reading

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“ALL THINGS POSSIBLE”

Luke 18:18-34 It seems sometimes that what Christ is asking us to do the impossible. The goal of this sermon was to help us all see that “All Things are Possible”. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/all_things_possible.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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“INCREASE OUR FAITH”

In Luke 17:10, Jesus tells His disciples that if they do the things they are commanded to do that they are to say, “We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which was our duty to do.” (KJV) I don’t … Continue reading

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AN UNDENIABLE TRUTH

In Luke 16:19-31, Jesus tells the story of the rich man and Lazarus. The picture that is painted for us depicts a scene of the afterlife that many find difficult to accept. Many would like to believe that hell doesn’t … Continue reading

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SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?

Luke 15:11-32 In Luke fifteen, Jesus’ response to the mutterings of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law is to tell three parables about lost things being found. Their accusation is that Jesus hangs out with and eats with sinners.  With … Continue reading

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THE COST OF THE CROSS

Luke 14:25-35   http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/the_cost_of_the_cross.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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“GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER?”

Luke 13:22-31 In verse 23 of Luke 13, someone in the crowd following Jesus asks Him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?” And as is typical with Jesus, instead of given a direct answer to a … Continue reading

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THE FEAR FACTOR

Luke 12:1-34 As we have been going through Luke’s gospel, we have seen that from the moment Jesus called individuals to follow Him, He took advantage of every opportunity available to prepare His disciples for the job ahead. Through those … Continue reading

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“YOU JUST MIGHT BE A CHRISTIAN”

Luke 11:37-54 In Luke 11:37-54, we find Jesus holding the religious leaders’ feet to the fire so to speak. He exposes the kind of men they really are, which is in stark contrast to what they believe themselves to be. … Continue reading

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“GO AND DO THE SAME”

Luke 10:25-37 My wife had asked our 11 year old grandson Mason to make her a bookmark.  On that bookmark he had drawn a man straddling a chasm.  On one side of the chasm was Satan and all things dark.  On the … Continue reading

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WHEN WE GROW UP

Luke 9:57-62 I believe that many people want to follow Jesus but their perception of what that means may not be what Jesus expects from His followers.  From this passage in Luke, we are introduced to three individuals who want … Continue reading

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TAG! YOU’RE IT!

Luke 8:4-18  In this sermon from Luke chapter 8, we will be looking at two parables from Jesus.  The first is the parable of the soils where He tells us the way His message will be received by others.  In … Continue reading

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“DO YOU SEE THIS WOMAN?”

Luke 7:36-50 Too often in life we make judgments based on what we see on the outside without looking to see what’s underneath.  Simon the pharisee would look at a woman and only see someone who is a sinner and therefore someone who … Continue reading

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“DO GOOD TO THOSE WHO HATE YOU?”

Luke 6:27-36 Of all the things Jesus has commanded us to do, loving our enemies is perhaps the most difficult.  In this lesson, we explore the how and the why of loving our enemies, doing good to those who hate … Continue reading

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“JESUS, FRIEND OF SINNERS”

Luke 5:27-35 Here’s a question for you.  What criteria would you use to decide who you’re going to hang with?  When we look at Jesus as He begins His ministry, we might question His choices.  Not only does He preach … Continue reading

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“BEEN THERE, DONE THAT!”

Sometimes it seems the troubles and temptations of life are too overwhelming to overcome but the good news is that they can.  The Hebrew writer told us that “we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as … Continue reading

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“A VOICE OF ONE CALLING IN THE WILDERNESS”

Luke 3:1-14 At some point in everyone’s life, they wonder, “what is my legacy?”, “how will I be remembered?” 0r “what is my purpose in life?”  If there was ever anyone who had a clear picture to the answers to … Continue reading

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LIVING IN PRAYERFUL EXPECTATION

Luke 2:21-35 One of the amazing things about God’s story is how He continually uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things.  Some of the people we meet in God’s story we are familiar with because they stand out.  People like … Continue reading

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ORDINARY PEOPLE

As the Gospel of Luke begins, he  will tell us the story about how God is about to change the face of history.  Not through the rich and powerful, but through ordinary people.  These are the poor, the oppressed, the … Continue reading

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GETTING OUR HOUSE IN ORDER

As the book of Revelation begins we are given insight as to what Christ is looking for in His church.  We are shown what is right but also what is lacking and what congregations need to do in getting our … Continue reading

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PASSING THE TORCH

2 Timothy 4:1-8  Death is an inevitability.  No one gets out of this alive,.  Some will see it coming and some won’t, but it will happen.  This isn’t something that we like to think about or talk about.  We would rather … Continue reading

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“CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG”

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 I once read an editorial that stated that there are 34,000 different identifiable groups calling themselves Christians.  I don’t know how he came up with that number but I do know that we Christians all have beliefs, … Continue reading

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CHANGED PEOPLE CHANGING PEOPLE

Acts 2:36-47 Warning! This sermon is about change and if change is something you have been avoiding and are happy with the status quo then you will not want to listen to this sermon. At the end of the sermon … Continue reading

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AFTER WORDS

John 20:19-31 In the disciples minds, Jesus was dead and buried and all of their hopes, and plans died with Him.  They were gathered together, full of fear, worrying themselves sick about what they didn’t know and believing that death … Continue reading

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LAST WORDS

As Jesus hangs from the cross He surveys the crowd.  He sees those He loves and those who love Him.  He also sees the carnival like atmosphere with those mocking Him, passersby gawk as they travel in and out of … Continue reading

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“WHO DO YOU SAY I AM?”

Luke 9:18-27 I began this sermon by showing a Youtube video.  Whether you listen to my sermon or not I encourage you to watch this video.  You can access it by going to Youtube and searching for “The Real Jesus … Continue reading

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“THE SECRETS OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN”

Matthew 13:3-17 “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is near” was the message preached by John the baptist, Jesus and those that Jesus would send out.  So it would seem that knowing what the kingdom of heaven is would be … Continue reading

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“THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX”

John 4:7-26 In Jesus’ day, religion had become so mired in rules and tradition that people had lost focus as what God really wanted for His people.  Everyone had put themselves into a box of their own making or of … Continue reading

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“A TREASURED POSSESSION”

Malachi 3:13-18 Throughout God’s story, He has been seeking to bring His people back into an intimate relationship with Him.  In the book of Malachi, we are shown what it will take to be in a good relationship with God. … Continue reading

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WHO ME?

Esther 4:1-17  One to the unique things about the book of Esther is that God is never mentioned, no one prays, no miracles happen and the book is never mentioned anywhere else in the Bible.  But through Esther’s story we … Continue reading

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“CONSIDER YOUR WAYS”

Haggai 1:1-7 To do God’s will and His work in spite of opposition, fear, struggles and distractions is an act of faith.  And without faith it is impossible to please God.  As the Israelites returned to Jerusalem after 70 years … Continue reading

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“LIVING AS ALIENS”

One of the greatest challenges of being a kingdom person is remembering that you are always part of God’s kingdom even as you are living as aliens in the world.  In chapter 18 of The Story we meet four young … Continue reading

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I WANT TO QUIT, BUT I CAN’T

There is nothing more frustrating than when you are talking to someone and it is obvious they couldn’t care less as to what you have to say.  When God called Jeremiah to be His spokesperson, He made it clear to … Continue reading

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“CREATE IN ME A CLEAN HEART”

Psalm 51:1-13 In this next chapter of The Story, we find King David, the “man after God’s own heart” making some really bad choices.  His journey down this road away from God is a familiar one that starts with a … Continue reading

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“HERE I AM”

A key factor in having and being in a good and successful relationship is good communication.  In chapter ten of The Story, we are introduced to some new characters, some listen, some don’t and one in particular demonstrates some selective … Continue reading

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A Sliver of Light

The Book of Ruth This sermon from the book of Ruth is to help those who have, at times in their lives felt lost, alone without a ray of hope.   http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/a_sliver_of_hope.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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“THEY FORGOT THE LORD THEIR GOD”

Have you ever felt lost, alone or abandoned and wondered why?  In this sermon from chapter eight of The Story, we see through the lives of the people, in the book of Judges, the source for this feeling and the … Continue reading

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CROSSROADS

Deuteronomy 30:11-20 In the journey of life, we are always coming to crossroads.  Each time we make a choice, there are consequences.  Some, as we look back, were awesome, bringing us to a place we never knew existed.  Other times, the choice we made … Continue reading

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“HEAR, O ISRAEL”

Deuteronomy 6:1-9  In the Ten Commandments, God is giving the Israelites something more than some random rules to follow.  In essence God is saying to them and subsequently to all who will choose to enter into His story from this … Continue reading

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UNDERESTIMATING GOD

I have come to believe that the biggest problem that keeps us from getting out of the lower story and into God’s upper story has been that we (mankind) underestimate God.  Starting at the very beginning with Adam and Eve … Continue reading

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LET GO AND LET GOD

There are times when life seems out of control; an unexpected death, an unwanted diagnosis, a long term relationship ends and the list can go on and on.  During these times life seems unpredictable or arbitrary, we ask why me? … Continue reading

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WRESTLING WITH GOD

Genesis 32:24-32 From the very beginning of God’s story, man has chosen to put himself in conflict with God.  In this chapter, we meet Jacob, who will become a key character in God’s passionate pursuit of us.  But before Jacob … Continue reading

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THE STORY, CHAPTER 1

Isaiah 45:18-22 This sermon is the first in our journey through God’s story.  It is my hope and prayer that you will join us on this journey from beginning to end.   http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/the_story_chapter_1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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GETTING YOUR STORY STRAIGHT

1 John 1:5-2:6 Everybody has a story.  Some are good; some are bad; some are exciting and some (truth be told) are boring, but the fact is that everybody has one. Those stories are ever changing.  The story that is … Continue reading

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THIS SIDE OF THE CROSS

John 21:15-22 It is my belief that the single most important event in all of human history is the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  It shows the world to what extent God will go to have a relationship with you and … Continue reading

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WHO IS THIS JESUS?

Matthew 21:1-11 Jesus, mounted on a donkey, is making His “triumphal entry” into Jerusalem to fulfill His part in the salvation of man kind.  People are shouting, “Hosanna!  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord…” and … Continue reading

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“OUR GOD, HE IS ALIVE”

Acts 17:22-34 A few months back I was asked why I believe there is a God and so this sermon is my response to that query.   http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/our_god_he_is_alive.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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MY NAME IS…

Matthew 12:46-80 In this passage, Jesus states that His disciples are now His family, inferring that they are even more so than His blood kin.  As disciples of Christ, we have a new name that reflects our relationship to God … Continue reading

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HOME IMPROVEMENT

Matthew 12:43-45 Have you ever felt like there was something missing in your life?  Does it seem like the harder you try to improve your life, the worse things seem to get?  In this lesson we’ll hear how Jesus can … Continue reading

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SOMETHING GREATER

Matthew 12:38-42 Three times in chapter twelve of Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus states that there is “something greater than” something else.  He wants the religious leaders that are challenging Him on these different issues to understand that there is something greater … Continue reading

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CHOOSING SIDES

Matthew 12:22-37 In this passage, Jesus is again being challenged by the religious leaders.  His response is to challenge their thinking.  They have convinced themselves that they are on God’s side but in fact they are on their own side. … Continue reading

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SEEING THINGS GOD’S WAY

Matthew 12:1-8 One of the greatest challenges for all of God’s people is to be able to discern the difference between God’s way and man’s way.  We can be quick to pronounce judgment with the least amount of evidence.  Judgments … Continue reading

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ARE YOU SICK AND TIRED OF BEING SICK AND TIRED?

Matthew 11:20-30 If you have ever felt that the burdens of life have become so overwhelming that you are unable to move forward, then this lesson could be what you need to get back on track. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/sick_and_tired.mp3Podcast: Play in new … Continue reading

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“OH TO BE LIKE THEE”

Matthew 10:24-33 An important question every disciple of Christ should be asking is, “Who am I?”  Jesus said that disciples should strive to be like their teacher and so we should be reflecting our teacher, Jesus, in our lives.  As … Continue reading

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ON THE JOB TRAINING

Matthew 10:7-23 The only way for us to be more like Jesus is to study His Word, but at some point we need to get out of the classroom and start putting into practice the things we have learned.  In … Continue reading

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WHAT IS IT WORTH TO YOU?

Matthew 8:18-27 What is it worth to you to be a disciple of Christ?  Where is it in your list of priorities?  How much would you be willing to give of yourself for the cause of Christ?  These are some … Continue reading

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THE HEART OF JESUS

Matthew 8:1-17  In the previous sermon, I suggested a number of things that may keep us from “going” and living the teachings of Jesus.  But if there is one thing that will hinder us more than any other it is … Continue reading

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ON YOUR MARK – GET SET – GO!

Hebrews 11:32 – 12:3 In this passage, we are told that for us to “run the race” set before us as Christians, we must “lay aside every encumbrance and the sin that so easily entangles us…”  In this lesson, we … Continue reading

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“WHAT SHALL I DO WITH JESUS?”

Matthew 27:15-26 This may seem like an unusual passage to be preaching at this time of year.  The focus tends to be on Christ’s birth rather than on His death.  But let’s face it, although we may rejoice in the fact that God … Continue reading

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THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS

Matthew 7:24-29 Living the Sermon on the Mount Of all the sermon series I have preached over the years, I have come to the conclusion that this has been the most important and requires me, as well as all Christians, … Continue reading

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THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS

Matthew 7:13-23 Finding the Narrow Way The interesting thing about the passage is that most folks believe themselves to be the narrow “gaters” and everyone that isn’t doing what they doing are the wide “gaters”.   Join me in seeing … Continue reading

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THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS

Matthew 7:1-14 Giving Good Gifts In the previous lesson, we saw that the cure for worry and anxiety is to put our trust in God that He will provide all we need, physically and spiritually. And when we truly trust … Continue reading

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THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS

Matthew 6:19-34 Investing in the Future In this next section of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus gives Christians a new perspective on how we can overcome the worries and anxieties of life when thinking about the future. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/sermon_on_the_mount_VIII.mp3Podcast: Play … Continue reading

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THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS

For an Audience of One Matthew 6:1-18 Jesus is not necessarily giving us instructions on helping the needy, prayer and fasting in this passage.  As a matter of fact, I believe the implications of this lesson go far beyond the … Continue reading

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THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS

Matthew 5:38-48 Learning to Get Along As I have been going through the teachings of Jesus from the sermon on the mount, there is one thing that has stood out to me.  If we are to be in a right … Continue reading

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THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS

Matthew 5:27-37 INTEGRITY I have clumped together these “You have heard it said” passages because I believe they are all dealing with the same thing, integrity. Although we may focus on the adultery, divorce and swearing of an oath, what … Continue reading

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THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS

Reconciliation In this section of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus shows us the importance of reconciliation; a way of building and not destroying.  In a world where our relationships are so easily destroyed and so hard to rebuild, we … Continue reading

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THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS

Living a Balanced Life 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 … Continue reading

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THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS

Living as Salt and Light Matthew 5:13-16 As disciples of Christ, we are called to be salt and light.  In this lesson, we will see how Jesus teaches us what it really means to be a “city set on a … Continue reading

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THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS

INSTRUCTIONS ON KINGDOM LIVING As we continue on in our quest to grow as disciples of Jesus, we now move to His teachings in the “Sermon on the Mount”.  In this lesson, we will see what Jesus expects from His … Continue reading

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CONVERSATION WITH GOD

Isaiah 58:1-10  In this lesson, we will be looking at how we communicate with God.  We have Jesus’ instructions of how to pray and an actual prayer that Jesus prayed to help in how we can talk to the Father. … Continue reading

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THE WAY OF DISCIPLESHIP

DISCIPLESHIP 101 In this lesson, we will be looking at the basic fundamentals of discipleship.  http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/discipleship_101.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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THE WAY OF DISCIPLESHIP

KEYS TO EFFECTIVE LEARNING The word disciple means to be a learner.  Therefore, it is important that as disciples of Christ, to not just show up to class but to actually be learning something.  In John 7:10-18, Jesus will give … Continue reading

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THE WAY OF DISCIPLESHIP

“FOLLOW ME” When Jesus was recruiting disciples, it seemed that He had only one criteria.  And the only criteria that Jesus seemed to have is the directive to “follow Me”.  In this lesson, we will explore what it means to … Continue reading

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THE UNIVERSITY OF JESUS

Ephesians 4:11-16  As a disciple of Christ. you are automatically enrolled in the University of Jesus.  In this lesson, you will listen to an orientation by Dana concerning every thing you will need to know to excel as a student … Continue reading

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THE WAY OF DISCIPLESHIP

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS As students (disciples) in the University of Jesus, our goal is to be like the teacher (Luke 6:40) and our purpose is to “make disciples.”  Disciple making begins with an introduction to Jesus and then develops while building … Continue reading

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THE WAY TO GO, PART II

Matthew 9:9-13; 28:18-20 When we follow Jesus’ command to “go” we are to go with a purpose.  In this lesson, we will see identify what our purpose is as disciples of Christ.   http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/thewaytogoII.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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THE WAY TO GO, PART I

Matthew 5:21-24; 19:16-23 In the past lessons, I have been focusing on how the Christian is to live a “worship full life”.  Unfortunately, we are faced with road blocks that can keep us from worshiping the way our God wants … Continue reading

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THE WAY OF LOVE

A WORSHIP FULL LIFE Romans 12:9-21 For disciples of Christ to be the kind of worshipers God wants us to be, we need to understand the basis of our worship, which is found in one little four letter word, love. … Continue reading

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THE WAY OF SERVICE

Living a Worship Full Life (Romans 12:1-21) In the last lesson, “The Way of Worship”, I suggested our definition of worship may not be the same as God’s definition.  As those offering ourselves as a “living sacrifice”  our worship is … Continue reading

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THE WAY OF WORSHIP

John 4:19-26 What is worship?  When that question is asked, most everyone has a picture in their mind of what it is.  Like the woman at the well, in John chapter 4, many see worship as going someplace and doing … Continue reading

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THE WAY OF FREEDOM

Galatians 5:1-15  In Galatians 5:1, the Apostle Paul, states that “for freedom Christ has set us free.”  But what is it that Christ has freed us from and what have we been freed to do?  Join me as we look … Continue reading

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“I REJOICED IN THE LORD GREATLY”

Philippians 4:10-23 This is my final lesson on “The Way of Joy”.  It has been my hope and prayer that these lessons have helped you to know and to have joy in your life.   http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/irejoicedinthe_lord.mp3Podcast: Play in new window … Continue reading

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“REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS”

Philippians 4:1-9 I need to begin with an apology.  You will hear me make references to a sermon, “Rejoice in the Lord”, which wasn’t recorded due to technical difficulties.  One of the references I made was that God is calling … Continue reading

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A COMPLETE JOY

Philippians 2:1-11 There are lots of things in life that can rob us of our joy, circumstances, people, things and worry.  The idea of someone robbing us of our joy does presuppose that we have some joy in the first … Continue reading

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JOY IN THE FAITH

Philippians 1:12-30  Joy can be an allusive thing at times.  It is relatively easy to have joy when everything in your life is going well, but as Christians, we are to have joy even in the bad times.  It is … Continue reading

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