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Behold the Miracles! | Pastor John Connell
How do I know Jesus is real? If you’ve ever asked that question Peter’s words will bring great encouragement to you. Authentication means everything regarding value: the greater the documentation, the greater the worth; the greater the certification, the greater the price; the greater the verification the greater the significance. In Peter’s effort to connect his listeners to Jesus as the Messiah he sets forth proof of authenticity. In the next few minutes you will be encouraged by thousands of people who witnessed and accepted that proof. These men and women will urge you to do what they did. Throw in with Christ and those who were there. Join in the great line of people who, through the ages, have confidently followed Jesus.
Sermon Date: July 19, 2020
Going Into The World Triumphantly | Pastor John Connell
When you are totally chained to Christ’s chariot, then everywhere you go, you share in His triumph. Your victory in Christ begins with His victory over you. You have only as much victory in your life as Jesus has victory over you. If I want to be a conqueror, I must first be conquered. I first heard those words as a young man in ministry more than 40 years ago. They were spoken by Ron Dunn, one of the most powerful preachers I’ve heard in my life. Though Ron Dunn passed away many years ago, his encouragement – based on 2 Corinthians 2:12-17 – have remained with me. Perhaps, as his words pass from my life to yours, you will find as much transformation as I have found. Some moments you never forget. This may be one of those moments for you.
Sermon Date: August 9, 2020
Flinging Truth To The Ground | Pastor John Connell
The USA is the greatest nation on earth. The United States has done more than any other nation in history to help other nations and people the world over. America is not perfect, but I say unashamedly that I’d rather live here than any place on earth. At the same time, I believe we are living in a precarious time in which this nation could be toppled in a moment of time – not from the outside but from the inside. Daniel transports us to the times of latter day societies, and he tells us that those societies will be characterized by a chaos created by the trampling down of truth. He tells us that this chaos will be brought about by cultural leaders who will fling truth to the ground. Cultural leaders of latter time societies will mock, reject and abhor the Word of God. Is there any hope? Is it too late? How are we to respond? You may be surprised.
Sermon Date: July 5, 2020