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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.

The Gospel is About Relationship, not Religion

April 7, 2013 | John 3:1-21 | easter, gospel

Pastor Gary Combs continues the 4-week series “Evangelium: What the Gospel Is… And Isn’t” with this message from John 3. This message shows how the encounter between the religious Pharisee named Nicodemus and the Lord Jesus reveals the distinctive nature of the gospel contrasted with religion. Because while religion attempts to work from the outside-in, the gospel does its work from the inside out. Or as Jesus told Nicodemus, “You must be born again.”

The Gospel is Good News, not Good Advice

March 31, 2013 | 1 Corinthians 15:1-22 | easter, gospel

Pastor Gary Combs begins a new 4-week sermon series on Easter weekend entitled Evangelium: What the Gospel Is… And What It Isn’t. This message is taken from 1 Corinthians 15 and and discusses the importance of recognizing that the gospel is the good news about Christ’s resurrection for us to believe, not advice for us to follow. The gospel is about what Christ has already done, not what we need to do.

Evangelium: What the gospel is… and isn’t

March 29, 2013 | Christ, easter, evangelism, God, good news, gospel, jesus, news, resurrection

“Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand,  and by which you are being saved” (1 Corinthians 15:1-2 ESV). We’re starting a new 4-week sermon series this Easter weekend talking about the gospel. As the apostle Paul saw the need to remind the church at Corinth of the

The Reality of the Resurrection

April 8, 2012 | 1 John 1 | easter, exposition

Pastor Gary Combs begins a new series entitled AUTHENTIC CHRISTIANITY– An Exposition of 1 John. This Easter Sunday message examines John’s eye-witness claims of Christ’s resurrection. In the first epistle of John he told the first-century believers that they could have confidence in the historical reality of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and of the message that Christ proclaimed. This is the message that John insisted one must believe in order to be an authentic Christian. We can believe in this message today.

New Purpose

May 15, 2011 | Philippians 2:1-16 | easter

Pastor Gary Combs concludes the four part sermon series entitled “NOVUS,” which is Latin for “new.” This final message is taken from Philippians 2 where the apostle Paul describes the new purpose that God has for those who have received the resurrection life of Christ.

New Family

May 8, 2011 | Ephesians 2:19-22 | easter

Pastor Gary Combs continues the sermon series “NOVUS” which is Latin for “new.” This third message comes from the book of Ephesians that describes how God wants to include us in His family.

New Life

April 24, 2011 | Romans 6:4-11 | easter, resurrection

Pastor Gary Combs begins a new message series on Easter Sunday entitled, “NOVUS.” The word “novus” is Latin for “new.” Over the next four Sundays this series will show how the resurrection of Christ makes everything new. This first message is from Romans 6 where the apostle Paul talks about our “new life” in Christ.

Which Side of the Cross?

April 17, 2011 | Luke 23:32-43 | easter

Pastor Gary Combs concludes the three-part sermon series entitled “The Cross.” This message asks the question “Which side of the cross are you on?” Taken from Luke 23, the Gospel writer recorded that Jesus was crucified between two criminals, one on the right and the other on the left. Luke wrote that the way each criminal responded to Jesus determined their eternal destiny. We are faced with the same choice. Which side of the cross will we choose?

How Much the Cross?

April 10, 2011 | Romans 3:21-26 | easter

Pastor Gary Combs continues his three part series entitle “The Cross.” This message answers the question “How much the cross?” Taken from Romans 3, this message is a study of the doctrine of redemption.