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The Resurrection Is a Physical Reality

April 19, 2015 | 1 Corinthians 15:35-49 | easter, exposition, gospel

Pastor Gary Combs continues the sermon series “Rise Again – Come Again” with this third message from 1 Corinthians 15 about the nature of the resurrection body that believers will one day receive. Do you have questions about the nature of the body that will be raised upon Christ’s return? Do you wonder what happens to the body of the one who is lost at sea, dismembered in an explosion or cremated? How can God raise such a one? What about the infant or child who dies, will they receive a child’s body or an adult one? What about the deaf, the blind, the mentally handicapped? What kind of body will they receive? The Bible says, that believers get a body like Christ’s!

The Resurrection is Historical Fact

April 12, 2015 | 1 Corinthians 15:12-34 | easter, exposition, gospel

In this second sermon in our “Rise Again, Come Again” series, Pastor Gary helps us see the implications of the historical fact of the resurrection of Christ. Because of Christ’s resurrection, we have have real hope in Christ, we can experience the total victory of Christ, and we can experience Christ’s purpose for our life.

Thanking God for gospel partners

April 10, 2015 | easter, Gary Combs, gospel, Julia Manuel, partnership, resurrection, thankful, volunteers, WCC, Wilson Community Church

“I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:3-6 NIV)…. Read more »

The Resurrection is Good News

April 5, 2015 | 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 | easter, exposition, gospel

Pastor Gary Combs began a 4-week series entitled “Rise Again-Come Again: An Exposition of 1 Corinthians 15,” with this sermon from the first 11 verses of the chapter. In the this letter to the Corinthians, the apostle Paul described the details of the resurrection as being key to the gospel, the good news. And went on to establish its veracity by listing the eyewitnesses who had seen the risen Lord. What do we do with good news? We decide whether it is to be believed or not. Yet, this decision determines our destiny.

A Living Hope

April 20, 2014 | 1 Peter 1:3-5 | easter, gospel

Pastor Gary Combs speaks on how we can know the living hope the apostle Peter spoke of in his first epistle. This living hope has three aspects. It is based on the resurrection of Christ. It finds its present nature is encouraged by the reservation that Christ has made for us in heaven and its object is Christ’s return. This is the living hope we are reminded of at Easter.

From Groaning to Glory

April 13, 2014 | Romans 8:18-25 | easter, gospel

Pastor Gary Combs delivered this message from Romans 8.18-25 on Palm Sunday about how resurrection hope moves our state of groaning into a consideration of glory. This resurrection hope that is anchored in Jesus helps make sense of our suffering, it explains our longing and empowers our enduring expectation.

Reading through Passion Week

April 10, 2014 | Bible readings, Christ, crucifixion, easter, Gary Combs, God, Good Friday, jesus, palm Sunday, Passion Week, suffering

“And he said to them, ‘I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer’” (Luke 22:15 ESV). This coming Sunday begins what many Christians call Holy Week or Passion Week. It is called “Passion” week because of its connection to the Greek word πάσχω (pas’-kho) which is usually translated to “suffer” in the… Read more »

The Gospel is About Surrender, not Self-Improvement

April 21, 2013 | Mark 10:17-31 | easter, gospel

Pastor Gary Combs concluded the sermon series EVANGELIUM with this message from Mark 10 about the encounter of the rich young ruler with Jesus. The gospel is not a call to add something on to your life, but a challenge to let go and leave behind. It is a call for your complete and total surrender

The Gospel is About Receiving, not Earning

April 14, 2013 | Ephesians 2:1-10 | easter, gospel

Pastor Gary Combs continues the EVANGELIUM series with this message from the book of Ephesians about receiving the free gift of God’s grace, which is salvation. This message emphasizes that the receiving of this grace is not just the ABCs of being a Christian, it is the “A to Z” of being a follower of Christ. We never outgrow our need for the gospel. In fact, we can’t continue growing without a deeper and deeper understanding of its message.