Christian Bible Church SermonsOct 14, 2019
Ep. 210 Failing to Succeed - John 21:1-19
Service from Christian Bible Church in Cissna Park, Illinois.
Speaker: Todd Daly
Our failures are no match for Christ's faithfulness. Christ redeems our failures by:
- Changing our presepective
- Calling us
- Comfirming us
Ep. 209 The Names and Titles of Christ - Revelation 1:1-3
Service from Christian Bible Church in Cissna Park, Illinois. Speaker: Paul Hohulin
Why is it important to study the names of Christ?
- Names of Christ reveal to us who He is and what He can do in our lives.
- The names of the Lord are a place of safety and refuge.
- In His name we learn to worship Him.
Ep. 208 Abundance from Absence - John 2:1-11
Service from Christian Bible Church in Cissna Park, Illinois. Speaker: Todd Daly
The miracle when Jesus turned water into wine. First of the signs where He revealed His glory.
Big idea: God is able to bring abundance from absence...
- By answering our cry for help
- By givning rise to faith
- By astonishing the world
Ep.207 "Be Anxious for Nothing" - Philippians 4:4-9
Service from Christian Bible Church in Cissna Park, Illinois. Message given by Steve Hall. Four main themes:
1. Pray - "let your requests be made known to God"
2. Praise - "Rejoice in the Lord always"
3. Ponder - "think about these things"
4. Practice - "practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you"
Ep. 206 Crossing the Jordan - Joshua 3-4
Service from Christian Bible Church in Cissna Park, Illinois. Pastor Josh Benner.
Ep. 205 Crossing the Red Sea - Exodus 14:5-31
Service from Christian Bible Church in Cissna Park, Illinois.
Ep. 204 The Bucket List | 2 Timothy 4: 1-8
Service from Christian Bible Church in Cissna Park, Illinios. Pastor Josh Benner.
Ep. 203 Chain links - Ruth 4:1`-22
In this final chapter from the Book ofRuth, we see a happily ever after to a story that started out so bleak. We also see this book ending with pointing forward to the future king of Israel who would one day come as a result of Ruth's marriage to Boaz.
Ep. 202 The Great Commission - Matthew 28:18-20
The final words in the Gospel of Matthew are Jesus commissioning his disciples to go into the world and make disciples.
Ep. 201 God's sovereign and miraculous healing
God’s Sovereign and Miraculous Leading” This message is given by Steve Hall, as part of the Truth in Time ministry— the Bible in Real World History. This message focuses on the biblical location of Rephidim, where Moses brought water from the rock. We serve the same God today, who provides in the most unexpected ways, in the most unexpected places. You can learn more about the Hall family’s ministry at truthintime.org.
Ep. 200 Removing the veil - 2 Corinthians 3:18
Few things showcase the power of the gospel like the work of sanctification which God does through his people. In this week’s message, we look at the theology of sanctification.
Ep. 199 The Kinsman Redeemer - Ruth 2:18-3:18
Ruth meets Boaz, but Naomi doesn’t know it. Naomi is related to Boaz, but Ruth doesn’t know it. In this passage, it comes to light that Boaz is a relative and they hatch a plan to see if he will marry Ruth. He says he will, but there’s a catch that could derail the entire proposal.
Ep. 198 The good harvest - Ruth 2:1-16
Ruth and Naomi have arrived in Israel. In an act of providence, Ruth “happens” to go into a field owned by a relative of her deceased husband. We see a man show extraordinary kindness to someone who was on the outside looking in of Israelite society. She wasn’t an Israelite and she was a poor widow. Boaz’s acceptance of Ruth points us to how we are to treat our fellow man and it points us to the gospel and the savior who redeemed a sinful world.
Ep. 197 Homecoming - Ruth 1:6-22
Naomi has lost everything and she is fired to go to Israel and hope for a better life, but the fees an uncertain future. Her daughter-in-law Ruth has also had a life of difficulties, yet we see her faithfulness and trust in the Lord. Between these two women, we see two different pictures of how a Christian can respond to difficulties. Will it be bitterness? Or will it be faith?
Ep. 196 You reap what you sow - Galatians 6:7-10
Special guest preacher: Josh Hall.
Ep. 195 The Unpromising Land - Ruth 1:1-5
The Book of Ruth begins with a woman named Naomi. In the first five verses of this book, she has been dealt one blow after another. First she endures a famine, then her husband dies, then her sons both die. She has no prospects and little hope. Sometimes we can feel like Naomi. But this is a book about God’s faithfulness.
Ep. 194 Feeding the multitudes
It’s so easy to forget the ways the Lord has blessed us and provided for us. In this passage, we see Jesus provide for a skeptical group of apostles not once, but twice.
Ep. 193 Unashamed - Romans 1:16-17
The gospel is a message that offends the world and Christians can sometimes be tempted to water down the message. But as Paul begins his letter to the Romans, he says “I am not ashamed of the gospel.” This passage gives a great summary of the gospel while also telling us who it’s for and how it works.
Ep. 192 The cross and the liars - Galatians 6:11-18
In this final section of the Book of Galatians, Paul will return to the theme which has dominated every verse of this book: the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In this passage, Paul will look at the cross and the new creation which is found through the Lord.
Ep. 191 You reap what you sow - Galatians 6:6-10
You reap what you sow. It’s one of the principles by which God has ordered his creation. It’s true for a student, it’s true in our marriages, it’s true at the office. You reap what you sow. Most importantly, it’s true in the life of our faith. If we are sowing into a great relationship with God, we will reap a harvest. If we aren’t sowing, we will reap a harvest of a different kind.
Ep. 190 Baptism and the gospel - Matthew 28:19-20
At the end of the Gospel of Matthew, the risen Jesus commanded his disciples to go out into the world and to make disciples and to baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Churches disagree on virtually every aspect of how a baptism is done and what it means but one of the areas of agreement is that it is something which is important for all Christians.
Ep. 189 Pride and prejudice - Galatians 5:25-6:5
We are called to love our neighbor and to bear one another’s burdens. In this passage, these commands are contrasted by two things which are destructive to our relationships: envy and pride.
Ep. 188 Famine and Feast - Luke 22:19-20
Throughout the Bible, we see agricultural language. From creation in a garden to man’s expulsion and curse where they face famine and draught. Great festivals of the Old Testament which celebrate harvests and revolve around food. Several of the parables of Jesus invoke agricultural language and in the last supper, Jesus takes the dietary staple of bread, and the fruit of the vine and compares them to his body and blood which are given for our sins.
Ep. 187 Heaven and the temple
So many things that happen in life are underwhelming and don't live up to the hype. And perhaps the disappointment of the world influence our expectations of heaven. Heaven is not an internal church service, nor is it spending the rest of time on a cloud in a robe, playing the harp. Heaven is a perfect restoration of a new heaven, a new earth, and a new Jerusalem. It is the presence of God.
Ep. 186 The Resurrection and the Gospel - 1 Corinthians 15:12-22
Easter message. The resurrection of Jesus means everything to the Christian faith. Message preached by Josh Benner and Trey Scheffer.
Ep. 185 The cross of Christ and the cost of sin - Matthew 26-27
Good Friday message.
Ep. 184 Life in the Spirit - Galatians 5:16-26
We often reduce the Christian life to a list of rules. Do’s and don’ts. But in Galatians 5, Paul calls upon Christians to walk and live by the Spirit and talks of the fruits of that Spiritual life. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control are not commands here. They’re the byproduct of a Spirit-filled walk.
Ep. 183 Love and the law - Galatians 5:1-15
Many in our world can be hard to love, but the Bible repeatedly commands us to love our neighbor. Jesus sought out those who were looked down upon in his society. For most of us, it’s easy to be selective about those with whom we interact. Because of that, it’s easy to think that we excel at loving our neighbor. But in a fallen world, it’s often a bigger challenge than we want to admit.
Ep. 182 True freedom - Galatians 5:1-9
Jesus brings freedom, both from our sin and freedom from the toil of trying to earn his forgiveness. The Galatian situation was one that has continued to be an issue throughout the church. Adding rules and manmade structures. But as we will see, this is not the gospel.
Ep. 181 Sons and slaves - Galatians 4:21-5:1
Throughout the history of the church, there has been a conflict between grace and works. In this passage, Paul looks to two sons of Abraham born by two different women and points to how they allegorically represent these two paths. On one side, you have freedom, grace, and God’s promises. On the other side, you have slavery, law, and man’s works.
Ep. 180 Calming the storm - Mark 4:35-41
Sometimes Jesus meets us in the storm. In this passage, the disciples find themselves out on the Sea of Galilee when they get caught up in a ferocious storm. Why are they there? Because Jesus had them get on the boat. Where’s Jesus? He’s asleep on the boat. But when he wakes up, he will respond in a way which will leave the disciples with fear and awe, as they question “who is this?”
Ep. 179 Become as I am - Galatians 4:12-20
We live in a world where there is a lot of religious chatter, and many opinions. It can be hard to sift through it to get to truth. In this passage, Paul expresses his concern for the Galatian Christians who had been led away from the truth of the gospel by false teachers who had instead preached a self-serving message.
Ep. 178 Poverty, paganism, and the gospel - Galatians 4:1-11
The gospel is meant for both Jews and gentiles. Both need the grace of Jesus and are invited to receive the forgiveness that he offers. In this passage, Paul will warn Christian converts from these two distinct backgrounds from falling back into their old religious systems.
Ep. 177 New Life - Galatians 3:26-29
At the moment we come to faith, there are dramatic changes that take place in the life of a Christian. These changes include a new title before God, a new way to live, a new way of relating to the world, and a new inheritance.
Ep. 176 James, Paul, and Abraham - James 2:14-26
James and Paul both wrote letters in the New Testament, but when we consider their theology, they can appear to be preaching a different message. Paul says that justification is by faith alone. James says that faith without works is dead. In this message, we look at how the teachings of both men are true and point us to the gospel.
Ep. 175 The purpose of the law - Galatians 3:19-25
The law was given until Christ came into the world. It is by the law that our sin is revealed and it is the law which Jesus fulfilled.
Ep. 174 Unstoppable - Galatians 3:15-18
Paul talks a lot about Abraham in Galatians 3. Earlier in this chapter, an emphasis from Paul was the faith of Abraham. In this chapter, Paul will talk about the covenant which the Lord had made with Abraham and how it was an unbreakable covenant. The reason why the covenant was unbreakable was because it was promised to the offspring of Abraham, and as Paul will show, Jesus is that ultimate offspring who secures this unbreakable covenant.
Ep. 173 Cursed and blessed - Galatians 3:10-14
The law brings curses but the good news of the gospel is that Jesus is cursed so that those who could not follow the law can be blessed. Paul has already said that the law cannot save a person (Galatians 2:16), but in this passage, he explains why the law cannot save. Because we cannot follow it.
Ep. 172 The only resolution that matters - Haggai 1:1-11
During Israel’s history, the Israelites had lost the promised land and the temple had been destroyed. In the Book of Haggai, they’ve returned to the land and 20 years have past. The Israelites have not yet started rebuilding the temple. They were putting their own wants and desires over the will of God. For Christians, we must start with God.
Ep. 171 Exile and return - Genesis 3:22-24
In this final message from our series: Christmas in Genesis, we see the consequences of the fall. Adam and Eve are exiled from the garden. All of humanity is born as exiles in a fallen world. With the incarnation of Christ, we see a savior who comes into the world as an exile so that he could bring redemption.
Ep. 170 The first gospel - Genesis 2:8-3:15
It’s a passage that gives us a glimpse of a perfect world before the fall. After the fall, it’s a passage that points us to a glimmer of hope in a newly fallen world as the good news of the gospel is proclaimed for the first time in scripture in Genesis 3:15. It sets forth a trajectory which will run throughout the rest of the Old Testament in the lead up to the Christ coming into the world.
Ep. 169 The rest Jesus gives - Genesis 2:1-3
From creation, we see that God had established a pattern for rest. Of the seven creation days, only the Sabbath is blessed by God. What the Lord has been given to us as a blessing is so often a challenge in a restless world. In today’s study, we also see the rest which Jesus provides.
Ep. 168 Recreated - Genesis 1:1-31
In Genesis 1, we see that God made a good creation because God is good. Because of sin, that creation has been corrupted. Through the gospel, we see how creation and human lives are being restored.
Ep. 167 Holy Interruption - Matthew 9:18-26
In a dramatic story, Jesus raises a young girl from the dead, but it’s a passage where there’s more than meets the eye. It’s ultimately a story about two miracles, not just one. And we see Jesus as the giver of life but also pointing to a restoration that only he can bring.
Ep. 166 The history of salvation - Galatians 3:6-9
As Paul continues to unpack the doctrine of justification by faith by its many facets, he points back to the great patriarch of the faith: Abraham, the man who was declared righteous because of his faith before the law had ever given. In that, we see that there has always been one way by which the Lord counts people righteous.
Ep. 165 The Law and the Spirit - Galatians 3:1-5
In this passage, Paul asks people who had responded in faith to the gospel would revert back to works and trying to earn salvation.
Ep. 164 Justified by faith - Galatians 2:15-21
Jesus saves us because we cannot save ourselves. We so often struggle with the temptation in thinking that God’s love depends on what we do and how we live. But through the gospel, the grace is given to all who believe in Jesus.
Ep. 163 A dining controversy - Galatians 2:11-14
Peter had withdrawn from fellowship with gentile Christians because they had not followed the law of the Old Testament. This was an affront to the gospel as Peter was guilty of adding requirements onto the gospel. It wasn’t because of a change of heart from Peter but it was because others had pressured him and he backed down in fear.
Ep. 162 The apostles and the spies - Galatians 2:1-10
In a passage which might seem antiquated to our modern sensibilities, the apostles deal with a controversy in the early church that proved as a landmark case in understanding the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Ep. 161 The last apostle - Galatians 1:13-24
Paul talks about his divine calling by God to be an apostle. In Paul’s story, we see both a unique man who was set aside for a divine task. But we also see a ministry that should ultimately be important to every Christian: spreading the gospel and fulfilling the Great Commission.