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Sermons - Chronological Life of Jesus

The Word Is John 1:1-18 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:49:52 2014-02-09 GospelJesusGod the SonAuthorityLoveGod's WordChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 001. The God of all creation put on human form. God Himself moved into our neighborhood for our sake, and the love He has for us. This had never happened in history, nor would it be repeated. Jesus took on human form, to become the last Adam, never to put it off again. In heaven right now there is a Lamb with the marks of slaughter, the Author and Finisher of our Faith.
Persistence in Prayer, Preservation in Faith Luke 1:1-25 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:48:37 2014-02-23 GospelJesusGod the SonChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 002. Zechariah the priest was visited by an angel with an answer to a long forgotten prayer. He and his wife were to have a child in their old age. How often do we abandon unanswered prayers, and in doing so weaken our faith in a faithful God?
God With Us Matthew 1:18-26; Luke 2:1-20 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:55:32 2014-03-23 SalvationSinGodly CharacterChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 005. Jesus came as a baby for our salvation. God with us as one us, so He might save all of us.
Revealer of Hearts Luke 2:21-40 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:43:55 2014-03-30 EvangelismGodly CharacterProphecyChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 006. During Jesus' presentation at the Temple it was prophesied that He would be a target and also a sword - dividing the nation into those who would follow and others who would reject Him. He is by design the most polarizing figure in history. He reveals the hearts of men - whether they will accept or reject His offer of salvation.
Revealer of Hearts - Part 2 Matthew 2:1-18 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:52:08 2014-04-06 SinObedienceWorshipChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 007. In this passage of Scripture normally relegated to Christmas time, we see that vven as a child Jesus revealed the hearts of men. Without a word, He revealed the hearts of a murderous king, indifferent religious leaders, and men who exercised wisdom by seeking Him.
Preparing the Way Matthew 3:1-12 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:59:06 2014-04-27 GraceSinRepentanceChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 010 - John the Baptist came with a clear mission of preparing the way for the coming Messiah, and singular message of the need to repent. Other references: Mark 1:1-8, Luke 3:1-18, John 1:19-28
He Identifies With Us Matthew 3:13-17 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:46:32 2014-05-04 God the FatherJesusGod the SonGod the Holy SpiritThe TrinityChronological Life of JesusBaptism Chronological Life of Jesus - 011 - In all things, Jesus identified with sinful man. Even submitting Himself to baptism as a foreshadowing of the greater baptism of His suffeirng, death and resurrection. All for your sake and mine.
It Is Written Matthew 4:1-11 Pastor Brian Nevins 01:00:46 2014-05-11 JesusGod the SonTrialsSatanBiblical AuthorityCompromiseChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 012 (Also referencing Mark 1:12-13, Luke 4:1-13) Jesus was tested in the wilderness for 40 days and nights, so that we might know as humans that temptation does not have to lead to sin. He remained faithful in spite of near death circumstances and constant battle with Satan using the only weapon that matters - the Word of God.
What Do You Seek? John 1:19-51 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:58:11 2014-05-18 DiscipleshipJesusGod the SonChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 013. John the Baptist was content in doing what he was sent to do - to point to Jesus, the very Lamb of God. As men began to follow Him Jesus asked a very important question - 'what do you seek?'
Whatever He Tells You To Do. Do It John 2:1-11 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:31:27 2014-05-25 Serving the LordFaithObedienceChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 014. Jesus will often give us direct instructions without clear outcome. In the miracle of the water to wine, Jesus glorified Himself and let servants be a part of this wonderful event. It is still true today,
Cleaning House John 2:12-25 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:49:53 2014-06-01 SinLoveChronological Life of JesusAnger Chronological Life of Jesus - 015. Jesus' zeal for salvation of man was never more in evidence then when He drove the those out of the Temple who were willing to extort those who came to worship. He never wants anything to come between His Father and anyone who seeks Him. But did Jesus sin when He became angry? Does that justify our own anger?
You Must Be Born Again John 3:1-8 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:32:38 2014-06-15 GospelMan's Sinful ConditionChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 016. Jesus makes it clear that to be part of the kingdom of God, you have to be reborn into it. There is no other way.
How Can This Be? John 3:9-15 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:37:57 2014-06-22 GospelGraceSinMan's Sinful ConditionChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 017. Why is it necessary to be born again to be a follower of Christ? How else can one be a member of the family but to be born into it? We all take on the traits of our father - what better Father to emulate than God?
The What, the How and the Why John 3:16-36 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:41:21 2014-06-29 GospelGraceSinRestorationChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 18. Jesus explains why God sent His only Son. Clearly a quality of love that can only come from heaven.
Living Water John 4:1-27 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:51:09 2014-07-06 GraceSalvationLoveRepentanceChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 19. Jesus went from Nicodemus, the best that man can offer, and the top of the social ladder, to an unnamed woman at the bottom. But neither His love nor His message varied. The need for Christ is equal among all, And Jesus brings that message of salvation with grace.
Revival John 4:28-43 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:51:10 2014-07-13 SalvationForgivenessRevivalChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 20. Jesus took the time to reach one woman on the bottom of the social and religious scale. Jesus loved her in spite of knowing every thing about her. That resulted not only in her salvation but in bringing salvation to an entire city.
Follow Me Matthew 4:12-22 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:33:21 2014-07-20 GospelDiscipleshipEvangelismFaithRepentanceChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 21. Jesus calls all men to follow Him. There is a difference between following Jesus and being His companion. Which describes your relationship with Jesus?
With Authority Luke 4:14-41 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:44:11 2014-08-03 GraceSinHealingSubmissionBiblical AuthorityChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 21 - Jesus demonstrates His authority over the Word, over the spiritual realm, and over creation, He has authority over all things without contest except the human heart, Only we have the choice. Does Jesus have authority over your life?
Fishers of Men Luke 4:42-5:11 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:36:46 2014-08-10 DiscipleshipServing the LordFaithChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 22. At some point in our relationship with Jesus we must realize that this is no mere walk with a friend discussing the events of the day or the matters of the heart. It is not a matter of getting wisdom so we can decide how to move forward with difficult decisions. It is about surrender.
Cleanse Me Luke 5:17-24 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:36:22 2014-08-17 SinMan's Sinful ConditionFaithRestorationChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 23. Have you allowed the cares of this world fester in your heart and your decisions? One disregarded sin can lead to decay and rot in our lives. We all need that cleansing word and loving touch from Jesus.
Unstoppable Faith Luke 5:17-26 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:36:35 2014-09-07 SinEvangelismFaithForgivenessChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 25. Four men were determined to bring their friend before Jesus, knowing that only He could save their friend. Jesus did not disappoint. Do we have such faith that neither obstacles nor crowds can keep us from bringing others to Christ?
New and Old Luke 5:27-39 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:35:57 2014-09-14 GracePrideJoyChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 26. (includes passages Matt 9:9-17; Mark 2:13-22). Jesus continues to minister to the people, teaching them about the kingdom of God. In doing so, He doesn't cater to the religious class but hangs out with sinners who embrace Him and respond to His message of grace. But people trapped in their own sense of righteousness will fail to see their need for Christ.
Lord of the Sabbath Luke 6:1-11 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:41:05 2014-09-21 SabbathResting in the LordChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 27. (includes passages Matt 12:1-14, Mark 2:23-3:6). Jesus is our rest. The work we do comes from the rest we enjoy in our relationship with Him. We need not work for our salvation or our righteousness, because it was already finished at the cross.
Praying in Disciples Matthew 12:15-21 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:42:02 2014-09-28 GracePrayerServing the LordLeadershipChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 28. (includes passages Mark 3:7-19 Luke 6:12-16). Jesus put great emphasis on His own need for prayer. As He considered the frailty of His own disciples, and what He would ask them to do as His apostles - His appointed messengers - He spent the night in prayer to His Father. How much more do we need to be in prayer for our lives?
Characteristics of the Kingdom Matthew 5:1-9 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:47:17 2014-10-05 SinServing the LordGodly CharacterChronological Life of JesusSermon on the Mount Chronological Life of Jesus - 29. (includes passage Luke 6:17-26). The Beatitudes are the characteristics of only one kind of person - one who loves and follows Jesus. You take on the nature of those whom with you hang.
Reaction to the Kingdom Characteristics Matthew 5:10-16 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:36:36 2014-10-12 SinEvangelismHolinessChronological Life of JesusSermon on the Mount Chronological Life of Jesus - 30. (includes passage Luke 6:17-26). The world hated Jesus so it should be no surprise when the world hates those who emulate Him. When we are poor in spirit, mourning over sin, desiring purity of heart, we take on the character of Jesus and the world will hate us as well.
The Heart in the Law Matthew 5:17-20 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:40:48 2014-10-19 DiscipleshipLawBiblical AuthorityChronological Life of JesusLegalismSermon on the Mount Chronological Life of Jesus - 31. (includes passage Luke 6:17-26). We must decide if the riches of this life are enough to put aside the riches of an eternity. Jesus explains His relationship to the Law, and His fulfillment for our sake. Is this life really worth denying the greatest gift ever offered?
The Heart Wants What the Heart Wants Matthew 5:21-26 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:42:25 2014-10-26 SinLawChronological Life of JesusAngerLegalismSermon on the Mount Chronological Life of Jesus - 32. It is by the grace of God that we draw close to Him and begin to look like Him. That includes the proper place for anger.
The Root and the Fruit Matthew 5:27-30 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:48:54 2014-11-02 SexualityMarriageChronological Life of JesusAdulteryPornographySermon on the Mount Chronological Life of Jesus - 33 - Jesus warns us that lust doesn't have to be acted upon to be sin. And either can bring great damage to our marriages. If our heart is corrupt, it is only a matter of opportunity before we act on the temptations that entice us. But we have control over our hearts and an opportunity to strengthen our marriage.
Not an Option Matthew 5:31-48 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:51:37 2014-11-09 LawMarriageDivorceChronological Life of JesusPornographySermon on the Mount Chronological Life of Jesus - 34 Jesus continues to stress the characteristics of citizens of the kingdom of heaven. Here He addresses the difficult issues of divorce, receiving insults and loving your enemy. Difficult to be sure, but when our heart is to love the Lord with all we are we find ourselves more and more like Jesus.
Acts of Worship - Part 1 Matthew 6:1-4 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:41:00 2014-11-16 Serving the LordGodly CharacterChronological Life of JesusCharityHypocrisySermon on the Mount Chronological Life of Jesus - 35. Our worship of the Lord is expressive should naturally result in extending charity to those around us. But do we 'do good' to impress others and present a false idea of how we really are? Or is our only concern what God sees and thinks of us?
Acts of Worship - Part 2 Matthew 6:5-15 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:49:49 2014-11-23 PrayerForgivenessChronological Life of JesusHypocrisySermon on the Mount Chronological Life of Jesus - 36 Prayer is a vital part of our relationship with God, and integral to being of any value to the kingdom of God. Even Jesus needed to pray. It shouldn't be an act, nor should it be a burden. This is what Jesus says about prayer.
Acts of Worship - Part 3 Matthew 6:16-18 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:44:06 2014-11-30 FastingChronological Life of JesusSermon on the Mount Chronological Life of Jesus - 37 Fasting is a vital part of our relationship with God, and integral to being of value to the kingdom of God. Though Jesus fully expected fasting to be a part of the Christian life and the church it is often misunderstood or neglected. This explores the reasons, examples and guidelines of this valuable spiritual gift.
Treasures Matthew 6:19-21 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:36:44 2014-12-07 Godly CharacterMoney and FinanceGiving / TithingChronological Life of JesusSermon on the Mount Chronological Life of Jesus - 38 - Jesus addresses one of the most pervasive aspects of our lives - money. Our priorities dictate what we treasure. When we keep our eyes on heaven we avoid being trapped by the things of earth.
Unite My Mind and Heart Matthew 6:22-34 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:40:28 2014-12-14 Serving the LordMoney and FinanceChronological Life of JesusWorry / AnxietySermon on the Mount Chronological Life of Jesus - 39 (also references Luke 12:22-34) - Jesus tells us not to worry, not to have an anxious mind, when it comes to our earthly possessions. It is the strain of a divided heart. There is only one solution to that - commit it all to heaven.
Beyond Judgment to Mercy Matthew 7:1-6 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:47:45 2014-12-28 Chronological Life of JesusLegalismHypocrisyJudgingMercySermon on the Mount Chronological Life of Jesus - 40 (also references Luke 6:37-42). It is tough to strike the right balance between Jesus' commands to be salt and light, and not to judge. It comes down to seeing as Jesus sees which doesn't require the right balance but the right heart.
A Not So Well Kept Secret to Living Right Matthew 7:7-12 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:32:47 2015-01-04 PrayerChronological Life of JesusSermon on the Mount Chronological Life of Jesus - 41 Jesus emphasizes the importance and promises of prayer. It is needed if we are to rise to the command to treat others as we desire to be treated.
Finding Good Fruit on a Road Less Traveled Matthew 7:13-29 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:40:14 2015-01-11 Godly CharacterTrialsObedienceChronological Life of JesusSermon on the Mount Chronological Life of Jesus - 42 (With reference to Luke 6:43-49.) Jesus ends His most famous sermon with warnings about the difficulty of the path He has taught us. There is no other path to eternity, but what a destination!
A Faith the Astounds Luke 7:1-10 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:34:10 2015-01-25 FaithAuthorityChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 43 (With reference to Matt 8:5-13). What kind of faith would it take to astound Jesus? A faith that recognizes His authority.
Defeating Death Luke 7:11-15 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:39:41 2015-02-01 Chronological Life of JesusMercyDeathMiracles Chronological Life of Jesus - 44 (Also John 4:46-54) Are you afraid of death? There is only one way to defeat that fear - to understand what the Author of Life and Defeater of Death has to say about it.
A Moment of Honest Doubt Matthew 11:2-19 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:45:00 2015-02-08 FaithHopeChronological Life of JesusAnger Chronological Life of Jesus - 46 (Also Luke 7:18-35) Is it 'okay' to be angry with God, or to be disappointed in God? Do our circumstances justify accusations against God? John the Baptist sits rotting in prison and has an honest moment of doubt about who Jesus is and Jesus provides the most excellent answer.
Who is Forgiven Much Loves Much Luke 7:36-50 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:44:58 2015-02-15 SinMan's Sinful ConditionFaithLoveChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 47. There is no greater love for God than from the heart of one who recognizes the depth from which they have been saved. Do yo/u love God? Do you desire to be in His presence as this forgiven sinner
What You Do Is What You Believe Matthew 12:22-37 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:37:05 2015-03-01 SinGodly CharacterSatanHolinessFearChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 48 (with reference to Mark 3:20-35, Luke 11:14-23). Jesus makes it very clear that we cannot approach Him with a lax attitude- if we are not for Him, we are against Him. Ultimately what we truly believe becomes clear in our actions and our words that come from the heart, regardless of what we profess. Does your life reflect a complete trust in Jesus?
Looking for an Excuse Matthew 12:38-50 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:40:02 2015-03-08 Chronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 49 (with reference to Mark 3:31-35, Luke 11:24-32, Luke 8:19-21). It doesn't matter what sign God could possibly give us to believe in Him, trust in Him, none will be greater than His Son.
Kingdom Parables - Part 1 Matthew 13:1-3 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:46:26 2015-03-15 God's WordChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 50 - In this well known parable of the sower we learn that not everyone will hear the Word of God, but everyone will get the chance. Our hearts have ears - some are sensitive to the things of God and some aren't. And sometimes in our lives, even as Christians we become a little hard of hearing when it comes to God's Word.
Kingdom Parables Part 2 - Corruption Matthew 13:24-43 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:39:46 2015-03-22 SinChronological Life of JesusJudging Chronological Life of Jesus - 51 (reference to Mark 4:30-34). Everything that God creates Satan seeks to corrupt. It is most tragic when he is successful in corrupting the church. These well-known parables of thw wheat and tares, the mustard tree and the leaven show the reality of corruption in the world and the church and how Jesus wants us to deal with it.
Kingdom Parables - Part 3 Matthew 13:44-52 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:47:32 2015-04-12 GraceChronological Life of JesusJudgingMercy Chronological Life of Jesus - 52 (reference to Mark 4:31-32). Jesus describes the extent of the love of God in these final kingdom parables. He then issues us a command to let the world know of this great love.
Who Is This? Matthew 8:20-34 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:44:18 2015-04-19 FaithSatanFearChronological Life of JesusWorry / Anxiety Chronological Life of Jesus - 53 (with reference to Mark 4:35-5:20, Luke 8:22-39). The demons knew Jesus, but His own disciples were still not sure - leaving them vunerable and fearful in the midst of a storm. When we forget who Jesus is, and what He promised we find ourselves in the same situation.
Only Believe Mark 5:21-43 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:40:51 2015-04-26 FaithFearHealingChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 54 (with reference to Matt 9:18-31, Luke 8:40-56). Three situations, 4 people demonstrating desparate faith. It is at these times when we truly find our need for Christ. Can we have that same sense of desparate need for Christ always?
Do You Want to Be Healed John 5:1-23 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:49:06 2015-05-03 FaithSovereigntyHealingChronological Life of JesusLegalism Chronological Life of Jesus - 55. Jesus asks a man who had been unable to move for almost 4 decades if he wanted to be healed. A question with greater meaning to us than we may think. But more importantly, Jesus shows the nature of God, and His own relationship to Him
They Speak of Me John 5:24-47 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:45:09 2015-05-10 AuthorityBiblical AuthorityChronological Life of JesusResurrection Chronological Life of Jesus - 56 - Jesus has all authority to judge the world between good and evil and will one day do so with all finality. Yet this judge came as Savior - and all of Scripture testifies to that. Do you read Scripture to oppose, defend, condemn, or do you read it to see what God reveals about Himself?
Like Sheep Without a Shepherd Matthew 9:35-38 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:31:18 2015-05-24 DiscipleshipEvangelismChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 57. Jesus spent many hours of many days relieving the pain and suffering of those around Him through healing, provision and raising of the dead. But by their nature those miracles last only in the telling. What has lasted is His compassion for the lost sheep, and His desire to send out those to do find and care for them. We are called to pray for people to labor in the field for the sake of the kingdom, but are we like Jesus enough to ask to be put on the list?
From Student to Sent Matthew 10:1-15 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:49:53 2015-05-31 DiscipleshipEvangelismGod the Holy SpiritAuthorityChronological Life of JesusMiracles Chronological Life of Jesus - 58 (with reference to Mark 6:7-13, Luke 9:1-6) Before Jesus sent out the apostles (messengers and ambassadors) to preach and perform miracles (the work of the church) they were disciples (students). This is the same for the church today. Jesus teaches us and empowers us to reach the world with the Gospel. is that a reality in who you are as a Christian?
Fearless Sheep Matthew 10:16-33 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:45:42 2015-06-07 DiscipleshipEvangelismFearChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 59. Do you get nervous or fearful about sharing your faith? Not just what we call 'witnessing'. but stating emphatically why and what you believe? Jesus warns us that there is a basis for the fear - but not a good reason.
The Cost Matthew 10:32-11:1 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:39:51 2015-06-14 DiscipleshipServing the LordObedienceChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 60. To believe in Jesus is the greatest thing we can ever do in our lives. But it is not a casual thing, and requires more than just a warm feeling.
Much From Little John 6:1-14 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:34:30 2015-06-28 FaithChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 061- (with reference to Matthew 14:13-21, Mark 6:30-44, Luke 9:10-17). There are two errors we continue to commit in our service to the Lord: 1) what we have to offer is not valuable to God; 2) we are responsible for the result. Neither of these are true as Jesus demonstrates in this beloved recounting of the feeding of the 5000.
Our Gracious Sentinel John 6:15-21 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:38:37 2015-07-05 FaithHopeObedienceChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 062 (with reference to Matthew 14:22-33, Mark 6:45-52)' It is often that we find ourselves in the middle of turmoil through daily living, or perhaps from stepping out in faith. Does that mean you are not doing what you should be doing, or quite the opposite? In this famous passage of Jesus walking on water the emphasis is not on the miracle but the message.
I Am the Bread of Life John 6:22-41 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:42:07 2015-07-26 Chronological Life of JesusContentmentSufficiency in Christ Chronological Life of Jesus - 063 (with reference to Matthew 14:22-33, Mark 6:45-52)'. If we are completely honest with ourselves, can we say that Jesus is enough? Are we Christians because of what He gives or because of who He is?
Does This Offend You? John 6:41-71 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:37:46 2015-08-02 DiscipleshipJesusGod the SonFaithAuthorityChronological Life of JesusSufficiency in Christ Chronological Life of Jesus - 064 - Everything that we strive for on this earth can only ever be temporary. But Jesus offers the bread of life which He promises to satisfy us completely and eternally. But He says that He is the only source for this eternal satisfaction. That is an offense to many. Is it to you?
God's Word or Man's Tradition Mark 7:1-23 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:52:43 2015-08-09 AuthorityBiblical AuthorityChronological Life of JesusLegalismHypocrisy Chronological Life of Jesus - 065 (With reference to Matthew 15:1-20. There is nothing inherently wrong with observing tradition, and can be a great way to remember and honor worthwhile values. But when they are placed on the same level as Scripture, they result in surrendering real change for exterior appearances - and acting the part always leads to legalism. Have you surrendered your love for God to merely playing the part? Hear what Jesus thinks about that.
Humble Faith Matthew 15:21-31 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:35:57 2015-08-16 PrayerFaithWorshipChronological Life of JesusHumility Chronological Life of Jesus - 066 (With reference to Mark 7:24-30). Do your prayers sometimes feel ignored, or unanswered? In this difficult passage it appears that Jesus is in a bad mood and needs to be convinced of the need to help a woman with a daughter who is possessed by a demon.
He Does All Things Well Mark 7:31-37 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:29:01 2015-08-23 SovereigntyHealingChronological Life of JesusMercySufficiency in Christ Chronological Life of Jesus - 067 (With reference to Matthew 15:29-31). Jesus is always more interested in the person than the process. He is also more interested in the person than the crowd. In this passage He calls a man away from the multitude to deal with His pain one-on-one. He desires the same for us today.
Sight and Vision Mark 8:1-26 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:35:01 2015-08-30 FaithHealingChronological Life of JesusMiracles Chronological Life of Jesus - 069 (With reference to Matthew 15:32-16:12) - Just because we have facts they don't necessarily add up to the truth. In these three interrelated passages in the life of Jesus point to what we lack when our sight overcomes our vision.
Who Do You Say I Am? Matthew 16:20-33 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:43:16 2015-09-06 DiscipleshipJesusGod the SonFaithChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 070 (With reference to Mark 8:27-30 and Luke 9:18-21) The most critical question we can ask and answer is posed here by Jesus. The result should determine how we live on earth, and will determine where we spend eternity.
Being a Disciple Mark 8:27-9:1 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:40:50 2015-09-13 DiscipleshipChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 071 (With reference to Matthew 16:13-38 and Luke 9:18-27)  In this passage Jesus gives us the strongest description yet of being a disciple. And He gives it in light of the difficulty of His ministry in the remaining months of His life. But what exactly is disciple of Jesus and why is it important to be one.
Continuing in Christ Colossians 3:18-4:1 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:45:20 2015-09-27 DiscipleshipSubmissionMarriageChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 073 If Jesus calls us to take up our cross and follow Him, it can only lead to death to our selves and our sinful ways. But it does not stop there. We are not only crucified in Christ, but resurrected in Him as well. We can walk in eternal life, and be Christlike. We are never just one thing: we are spouses, parents, children, employers, employees - but in all things we are to be one thing - in Christ
First Suffering, Then Glory Mark 8:38-9:13 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:36:55 2015-10-04 Chronological Life of JesusSufferingGlory Chronological Life of Jesus - 074 - (with reference to Matthew 16:28-17:13 and Luke 9:26-36) Jesus makes it very clear that He will suffer for our sake and that if we follow Him we are to expect the same. But lest we lose heart, we see a glimpse of His glory. Can we do as Jesus did, to look past the shame of the cross to the joy that awaited Him? In these times that question has taken on greater weight in our lives.
Help My Unbelief Matthew 17:14-23 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:43:38 2015-10-18 PrayerFaithFastingChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 75 (with reference to Mark 9:14-32, Luke 9:37-45). Sometimes we need to confess our unbelief. In that humility is strength, and reminds us of our dependency on God.
Humility Matthew 17:24-18:9 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:43:26 2015-10-25 Chronological Life of JesusHumility Chronological Life of Jesus - 76 (with reference to Mark 9:33-50, Luke 9:46-50). The nature of Jesus is the nature of a child. We are called to that childlike humility as the nature of Jesus.
God's Word In His Time John 7:1-35 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:41:51 2015-11-01 Biblical AuthorityResting in the LordChronological Life of JesusJudging Chronological Life of Jesus - 77 Christianity is judged by its appearance and not with an understanding of the spiritual realm. Jesus continually faced the same thing during His ministry. In this first part of the chapter, He provides spiritual principles for those who face from the religious and the skeptic.
All Who Are Thirsty John 7:37-39 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:43:15 2015-11-08 God the Holy SpiritChronological Life of JesusSufficiency in Christ Chronological Life of Jesus - 78- Do you have any safisfaction? If you were honest with yourself, are you safisfied? We have a thirst inherent from birth. But it is a spiritual thirst that we frequently try to satisfy that thirst with the physical or emotional. Jesus offers us the one thing that will forever quench this thirst.
Tenderness Toward Sinners John 8:12-53 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:38:33 2015-11-15 GraceSinForgivenessChronological Life of JesusMercy Chronological Life of Jesus -79. How can love be more greatly demonstrated than to see the gentleness of our God and Savior toward an obvious sinner? Jesus saw the woman caught in adultery as a person, and not the weapon that her accusers saw her as in their war against Him. He sees us in the same way, even when we allow ourselves to be used by the enemy in this spiritual warfare.
Light and Truth John 8:12-36 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:50:29 2015-11-22 SalvationHopeForgivenessChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 80 - Jesus is adamant about leading us out of darkness and the bondage of sin, He promises us that our paths are free and well lit when we live in His grace and His Wordl
Who Is Your Father? John 8:31-59 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:45:40 2015-11-29 DiscipleshipJesusGod the SonGod's WordChronological Life of JesusSpiritual Freedom/BondageReligion Chronological Life of Jesus - 81 - At times we need to lose our religion in order to see our Christ. Jesus points out what bondage looks like in a person that defines their own relationship with God instead of surrendering to Him. What is important to us comes down to who our Father is.
Voluntary Blindness John 9:1-17 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:30:55 2016-12-06 HealingChronological Life of JesusReligion Chronological Life of Jesus - 82. How often do we limit ourselves by what we think we know about God; and then using that as a basis for belief that has no foundation in Scripture? Unfortunately that will always result in bad religion, and worse, bad relationship.
Losing Religion to Find Jesus John 9:13-41 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:39:35 2015-12-13 Chronological Life of JesusLegalismJudgingMercyMiraclesReligion Chronological Life of Jesus - 83 - Religion based on man's expectations always leads to missing out on a relationship with God. Jesus uses the healing of a blind man, not only for the man's salvation but also to make the distinction between the laws of man and the love of God.
The Good Shepherd John 10:1-21 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:40:44 2015-12-27 LoveLeadershipChronological Life of JesusLegalismReligion Chronological Life of Jesus - 84. Religion will frequently reject you when you do not conform to their regulation. But Jesus always accepts those who follow after Him. We need to be very careful about whom we follow.
The Cost of Discipleship Luke 9:51-62 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:37:43 2016-01-03 DiscipleshipChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 85 (with reference to Matthew 8:18-22). Jesus' heart is for the whole world to be saved. But He in no way wanted to give the impression that following Him would not be without cost.
The Urgency of the Call Luke 10:1-20 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:51:23 2016-01-10 EvangelismServing the LordObedienceJoyChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 86 (with reference to Matthew 11:20-24). As Jesus drew near to His departure, He had a sense of urgency to 'gather the harvest' of helpless and hopeless people who yearned for a relationship with God - even though they didn't realize it. That same sense of urgency should grip any who love God and man as Jesus' promised return draws near.
Come to Me Matthew 11:25-30 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:37:32 2016-01-17 EvangelismResting in the LordChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 87 (With reference to Luke 10:17-24) The greatest thing we can ever do before we do anything for the Lord is to understand what it means to rest in the Lord
The Unity of Faith and Obedience Luke 10:25-37 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:38:06 2016-01-24 FaithLoveObedienceChronological Life of JesusReligion Chronological Life of Jesus - 88 In this well known story of the Good Samaritan it is important not to rush to the moral of 'loving your neighbor' without recognizing that the greater point is how we justify our decisions.
The One Thing Luke 10:37-42 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:32:48 2016-01-31 Serving the LordGodly CharacterWorshipResting in the LordChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus -89 - We so often struggle in our relationship with Jesus between doing and being, as if it is either / or, when it is indeed both. In this familiar account of Martha and Mary it is not a contrast of who is right and who is wrong, but who has chosen the greater thing - the one thing that matters more than all others.
The What of Hypocrisy Luke 11:37-12:3 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:48:06 2016-02-07 Chronological Life of JesusHypocrisy Chronological Life of Jesus -90 One of the hallmark's of Jesus' ministry on earth was to break down the barriers between man and God. Some of the most passionate events were the chastisement of those who, by their actions, kept people from a relationship with the Lord. It challenges us today to ask if we walk according to our beliefs, or are we guilty of the hypocrisy that Jesus hates.
The Why of Hypocrisy Luke 12:1-12 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:48:42 2016-02-16 God the Holy SpiritHolinessFearChronological Life of JesusHypocrisy Chronological Life of Jesus -91 - Hypocrisy is based in fear. A fear of man more than a fear of God. One can only be a hypocrite before man. Jesus warns us of the dangers of hypocrisy and why the love and grace of God makes it foolish.
The Downside of Gaining and Maintaiining Luke 12:13-34 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:48:02 2016-02-21 FaithFearChronological Life of JesusWorry / AnxietyContentment Chronological Life of Jesus -92. When we do not have we covet, when we have we worry. Do things have a greater place in your heart than God? Do you trust that God can provide for all your needs? In this continuation of Jesus' teaching it all comes back to our fear of God.
Found Waiting, Watching, and Working Luke 12:35-59 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:39:17 2016-02-28 Serving the LordEnd TimesChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus -93. History has a beginning and an end. Jesus promised that there will be a time when He once again intersects with human history. first coming for His church and then to judge the world. There is nothing preventing His return. He asks - will you be found ready or will you be found leary?
Things Happen: The Need For a Repentant Heart Luke 13:1-17 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:37:27 2016-03-06 SinSovereigntyRepentanceChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus -94. We do not know the mind of God when tragedy occurs unless He explicitly tells us. Whether it is visited on a nation, a city, a community, or a person things aren't so clear cut about the guilt or innocence of the people involved. Was it God's hand? Why didn't He intervene? Jesus uses this passage to teach that it is not about 'why' but am I ready should it be visited upon me, and the necessity for quick repentance.
Salvation, Assured, Assumed or Presumed Luke 13:18-35 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:44:23 2016-03-16 SalvationChronological Life of JesusHell Chronological Life of Jesus -95 We can be assured of our salvation but it cannot be presumed. It is with humility and not arrogance that we approach the one, narrow, entry to the kingdom of God. And to that end Jesus tells us we are to strive. That is different then what the enemy of our souls tells us - that we are okay as we are.
Our Rightful Place Luke 14:1-24 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:48:53 2016-04-03 PrideChronological Life of JesusHumility Chronological Life of Jesus -98. Humility is one of the greatest gifts we can receive in our relationship with God. When we are in a proper understanding of who we are, and how God thinks of us, we avoid the traps that come with pride and arrogance
Determining the Cost Luke 14:25-35 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:47:17 2016-04-10 DiscipleshipObedienceChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus -99. Jesus emphasized frequently the difference between a follower and a disciple; between being around and being committed to a Christlike life. In this passage Jesus makes it clear that there is a cost to being His disciple, and we must determine if it is worth it.
The Importance of One Luke 15 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:53:28 2016-04-17 GraceForgivenessRestorationChronological Life of JesusHypocrisy Chronological Life of Jesus -99 Jesus responds to the criticism of the religious leaders that He received unworthy people by providing three well -known and well loved parables. Each described how important we are to God.
Investing In Our Future Luke 16:1-18 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:52:54 2016-04-24 FaithMoney and FinanceGiving / TithingChronological Life of JesusCharity Chronological Life of Jesus 100 - One of the greatest and most obvious measures of our devotion to God is how we use our resources. It is determined by how we view what 'belongs to me' vs what 'belongs to God'. Jesus teaches us here that we are not owners of anything - merely stewards. How then should we use that which has been entrusted to us?
The Danger of Softening God’s Word Luke 16:14-31 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:50:48 2016-05-01 ObedienceRepentanceChronological Life of JesusDeathMiraclesHell Chronological Life of Jesus 101 - What we place so much value in here on earth, God views as displacing Him as the primary object of our love and focus. It is an offense to Him. Jesus gives the account of the rich man and Lazarus to expose the greed of the religious leaders and the danger of picking and choosing what we want out of the Word of God.
Dealing with Offense Matthew 18:15-20 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:46:28 2016-05-08 Godly CharacterFaithLoveForgivenessRepentanceChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus 102 (with reference to Luke 17:1-6). Do you struggle with forgiving others, or being forgiven? Because we are human we will offend and we will be offended. Jesus makes it very clear how we are to handle both.
Great Love Requires Tough Decisions Matthew 18:15-35 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:50:32 2016-05-15 ForgivenessRestorationChronological Life of JesusMercy Chronological Life of Jesus 103 (with reference to Luke 17:7-10) - Forgiveness is required in disciples of Jesus. When we have been forgiven so much, how can an offense toward us by someone else even compare? But yet, sometimes an offense needs to be addressed in an attitude of humility, love and seeking what is best for the offender. Hard to do, but necessary.
Where Are the Other Nine? Luke 17:11-19 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:40:54 2016-05-22 FaithChronological Life of JesusPraiseGratitude Chronological Life of Jesus 104 - Praise is important to God. It is an indication of our heart attitude toward Him. In this account of Jesus healing the 10 lepers, they were all cleansed of this chronic condition, but only one returned to thank Him. We are also cleansed of a chronic condition through Jesus; are we consistently thankful?
A Flowering Cadaver Luke 17:20-37 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:45:30 2016-05-29 False ProphetsProphecyEnd TimesChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus 105 - The world is ripe for judgment, and Jesus will be the one coming as judge. What is our role as disciples? Be informed, be alert and be ready.
Pray and Do Not Lose Heart Luke 18:1-8 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:36:32 2016-06-05 PrayerChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus 106. We pray according to our faith in God, and its effectiveness. However, if Jesus instructs us to pray then can we not assume it has great value in the kingdom of God? That should cause us to ask ourselves if our prayerlessness is not a lack of discipline, but faith.
Like a Child Luke 18:9-17 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:37:48 2016-06-12 SalvationPrayerSinFaithPrideChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus 107 - God wants us to come to Him with the heart and attitude of a child that loves and trusts his parents. But we get older, more distrusting, more arrogant, more prideful. In this parable and the subsequent blessing of the children He calls us back to His loving arms as His adopted kids.
The Origins of Marriage Matthew 19:1-15 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:44:27 2016-06-19 MarriageDivorceChronological Life of JesusHumility Chronological Life of Jesus 108 - (with reference to Mark 10:1-16). We often look for the wait out of a difficult situation, when in fact God's character is to work through it. This is definitely the case regarding marriage. When questioned about divorce, Jesus instead spoke of God's part in the origin and authority of marriage.
No Other Gods Matthew 19:16-30 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:42:47 2016-06-26 Godly CharacterLawSubmissionChronological Life of JesusIdolatry Chronological Life of Jesus 109 - (with reference to Mark 10:17-31, Luke 18:18-30). it is so easy to set up idols in our lives. No matter how much we claim to be devoted to God, or to moral living, it becomes all too real when the Lord points out that we have put something in between Him and us.
Confidence in the Good Shepherd John 10:22-44 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:41:52 2016-07-10 SalvationFaithChronological Life of JesusSufficiency in Christ Chronological Life of Jesus 111 - Have you ever wondered if your salvation will 'stick'? In this passage Jesus encourages us to hold firm to the promise that He will hold firm to us.
Even Now John 11:1-27 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:34:52 2016-07-31 FaithChronological Life of JesusWorry / AnxietyResurrectionSufficiency in Christ Chronological Life of Jesus 112 - How often have we taken it upon ourselves to instruct God in what He should do instead of realizing what He has done? In moments of grief, confusion, loss, we have all said at one time or another, "Lord, if you had been here..." In the first part of the narrative of Lazarus is a moment of despair quickly followed by a realization of faith.
Jesus Wept John 11:23-57 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:44:26 2016-08-07 FaithChronological Life of JesusDeathMiracles Chronological Life of Jesus 113 - Unfortunately even the most fantastic of miracles will not lead all to acknowledge their need for Jesus. God has been saddened by the effects of sin and death since the Garden. As this beloved account of Lazarus' restoration shows, Jesus is and always be the dividing point of humanity.
Moving from Darkness to Light Matthew 20 29-34 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:31:15 2016-08-28 PrayerFaithHealingChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus 115 (with reference to Mark 10 46-52; Luke 18 35-19 27) - Jesus is never too busy to hear an honest cry for help, and certainly not when it is our greatest of need - leaving the darkness of sin for the light of salvation.
To Seek and Save the Lost Luke 19:1-10 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:40:19 2016-09-04 SalvationEvangelismFaithRepentanceChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus 116 - We too frequently take it upon ourselvees to determine who is within reach of salvation. Jesus met up with Zacchaeous, one of the most hated people in Israel, for the soul purpose of bringing him the good news of salvation. Perhaps we all have a little Zacchaeous in us.
Do Business Til I Come Luke 19:11-27 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:33:35 2016-09-11 GospelChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus 117 - In this parable, Jesus both explains to His followers that His kingdom is not yet, but there is much we are to do before it is. It challenges us - when is the last time I have told someone about the good news of God's salvation?
Loving with Abandon John 12:1-11 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:45:35 2016-09-18 WorshipChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus 118 (with reference to Matthew 26:1-13, Mark 14:1-9) - Our worship is a response to God in our lives, and should leave a sweet aroma in our lives. But we should not be surprised when we are criticized by others for loving God with our entire lives.
Welcoming the King Matthew 21:1-11 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:37:18 2016-09-25 ProphecyChronological Life of JesusPraise Chronological Life of Jesus 119 (with reference to Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-44 John 12:12-19). When the crowd in Jerusalem received Jesus it was with excitement, and for all the things He had done. Are you excited about God? Does your praise convey the things that God has done for you? Or will the rocks and stones take your place?
Corrupt and Fruitless Religion Mark 11:12-19 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:37:19 2016-10-02 PrayerFaithForgivenessChronological Life of JesusAnger Chronological Life of Jesus 119 (with reference to Matt 21:12-17; Luke 19:45-48) A great tragedy of humanity is the ability to display the outward signs of a relationship with God without it being real. As Jesus encountered this with the religious leaders of His day, He provided a message for all who walk aimlessly thinking they are right with God.
A Harmful Faith Matthew 21:23-22:14 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:48:30 2016-10-09 Chronological Life of JesusReligion Chronological Life of Jesus 121 -(with reference to Mark 11:27-12:12, Luke 20:1-19}. Jesus made it clear throughout His Word and His teachings while on this earth that empty religion is not only worthless, but harmful. Have you avoided church because of religion ? Hear what Jesus has to say about it.
Knowing God and His Word Matthew 22:15-33 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:43:52 2016-10-23 SubmissionBiblical AuthorityChronological Life of JesusSufficiency in Christ Chronological Life of Jesus 122 -(with reference to Mark 12:13-27; Luke 20:20-40). Very often both our faith and practice are from what is handed down by teachers and culture that we accept without question. That frequently robs us of a rich relationship with God, even if we claim to know Jesus.
The Greatest Commandment - The Greatest Question Matthew 22:34-46 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:41:01 2016-10-30 SalvationServing the LordJesusGod the SonLoveChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus 123 -(with reference to Mark 12:28-37; Luke 20:41-44). The greatest commandment is well recited but not well lived. What does it mean to love God with your entirety, and to love your neighbor as you love yourself? But there is a question that needs to be answered first - who is the Son of God?
Losing Our Religion For the Sake of the Truth - Part 1 Matthew 23:1-13 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:34:58 2016-11-06 Serving the LordLeadershipChronological Life of JesusLegalismHypocrisy Chronological Life of Jesus 124 - We can easily get caught up in a religion created by men because it is easier to be doing than to be trusting. Jesus exhorts His disciples to true faith instead of false religion; to desire to be servants instead of masters - for such is the kingdom of God.
Losing Our Religion For the Sake of the Truth - Part 2 Matthew 23:11-39 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:53:43 2016-11-13 Serving the LordGiving / TithingChronological Life of JesusHypocrisyHumilitySpiritual Freedom/Bondage Chronological Life of Jesus 125 (with reference to Mark 12:41-44). Jesus gives us a clear choice of following reiligious restrictions, which lead to bondage, or following Him, which leads to life.
An Old Testament Introduction to Matthew 24/25 Matthew 24 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:55:15 2016-11-20 ProphecyEnd TimesIsraelChronological Life of JesusOlivet Discourse Chronological Life of Jesus 126 - The Church looks forward to the imminent return of Jesus, but many fear that it will occur after the events of these chapters. But these chapters do not apply to the Church. This study of Old Testament prophecy assists in the proper understanding of Matthew 24 and 25
Birth Pangs Matthew 24:1-14 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:49:35 2016-11-27 EvangelismProphecyEnd TimesIsraelFearChronological Life of JesusTribulationOlivet Discourse Chronological Life of Jesus 127 - Jesus graciously describes the things going on around us as well in His hand. We might see things spinning out of control but they are racing to an endpoint, The stage is set, the actors in place, and the curtain is about to be drawn on the last chapter of human history and the revelation of God's glory.
Preparing for the Imminent Matthew 24:9-35 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:52:16 2016-12-04 GospelSinEvangelismFalse ProphetsProphecyEnd TimesSatanChronological Life of JesusOlivet Discourse Chronological Life of Jesus 128 - The return of Jesus is inevitable and there is nothing we can do to hinder or hurry His coming. But we can and must determine how we are going to live in this time with this knowledge.
Closed Doors Matthew 24:27-25:13 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:46:17 2016-12-11 Serving the LordGod the Holy SpiritProphecyEnd TimesHopeChronological Life of JesusOlivet Discourse Chronological Life of Jesus 129 - In these parables Jesus strongly stresses the need to be ready for His return. In two of them He 'closes the door'; imagery that clearly excludes those who refuse to see the signs of His return from heaven. Are you ready for Jesus to return or His bride?
Staying Prepared Matthew 25:14-30 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:35:03 2017-01-01 Godly CharacterEnd TimesSovereigntyObedienceChronological Life of JesusOlivet Discourse Chronological Life of Jesus 130 - We are all given a measure of talent by God, with an expectation that we will use them for His glory. And there will be a day when He returns for an accounting of what we have done with them. Since this parable is within the context of the Olivet Discourse - a teaching on end times - we have to look at it as a challenge to be ready at all times, but caught up as a 'good and faithful servant'.
Some Will and Some Won't Matthew 25:31-46 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:49:16 2017-01-08 GraceServing the LordProphecyEnd TimesChronological Life of JesusGloryOlivet Discourse Chronological Life of Jesus 131 - Jesus tells us that there will be a day of judgment for the entire world. Based not on their morality, but on their treatment of His 'brethren', they will be allowed to continue on toward salvation, or be forever lost in torment. The sin of indifference is something none of us can afford.
We Wish to See Jesus John 12:20-33 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:39:09 2017-01-15 Serving the LordJesus: Servant of GodChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus 132 - When some very interested men asked to see Jesus, He offered a self-portrait, which includes servanthood, even to the point of His own death. And it doesn't stop there: as His disciples, we too are called to serve, even to the point of being dead to ourselves.
The Lord's Supper Matthew 26:17-29 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:37:05 2017-01-27 GospelChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 134 (with Mark 14:12-25; Luke 22:24-30). Jesus desired to celebrate this particular feast of Passover more than any other prior; it was the beginning of the fulfillment of His earthly ministry. And with it He provides us a tremendous gift to remind us of what He did for us. Explore this explanation of what we know as 'the Lord's Supper'.
The Basin and the Towel John 13:1-17 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:50:31 2017-02-05 LoveChronological Life of JesusUpper Room DiscourseServing Others Chronological Life of Jesus - 135 - Even in the midst of contention for position among His followers, Jesus still loved them to the end. In one of the most tender moments of the Gospels Jesus corrects the attitudes of His errant followers with the gentle rebuke of servanthood. A needed reminder when our focus is on our own glory instead of God's
A New Commandment John 13:18-38 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:53:21 2017-02-12 LoveRestorationChronological Life of JesusUpper Room Discourse Chronological Life of Jesus - 136 - Jesus told us there was only one measure by which the world can judge His disciples - the love they have for one another. Furthermore, He provided the standard we are to strive for - as He loved us. A love of obedince and sacrifice.
Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled John 13:26-14:17 Pastor Brian Nevins 01:00:09 2017-02-19 SalvationJesusGod the SonChronological Life of JesusWorry / AnxietyUpper Room Discourse Chronological Life of Jesus - 137 - Jesus loved them til the end. Even though He would be facing His own betrayal and death within hours, His concern was for the well-being of His disciples. He gave them and us the command to "not let your heart be troubled'. And He equips us to do that very thing,
Abiding - Part 1 John 14:18-31 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:43:08 2017-02-26 God the FatherJesusGod the SonGod the Holy SpiritThe TrinityLovePeaceObedienceChronological Life of JesusUpper Room DiscourseAbiding Chronological Life of Jesus - 138 - As Jesus prepares His disciples for His imminent departure, He provides assurance that they will not be abandoned. He then goes on the give them two amazing gifts - the Holy Spirit, and the peace of Christ.
Abiding - Part 2 John 15:1-18 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:50:45 2017-03-05 God the FatherJesusGod the SonGod the Holy SpiritFaithObedienceChronological Life of JesusUpper Room DiscourseAbiding Chronological Life of Jesus - 139 - Jesus continues to love His disciples to the end as He assures them of a greater relationship with Him than what they currently enjoyed. He speaks of the importance of abiding -living in constant communion with Him that is important for disciples of all times and ages.
Jesus Our Friend John 15:9-20 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:55:40 2017-03-12 God the Holy SpiritLoveChronological Life of JesusUpper Room DiscourseAbiding 140 - Chronological Life of Jesus - As Jesus continues to comfort His disciples during His final hours - He turns to the issue of their relationship to Himself: the status of being a friend. But there are conditions to that friendship, as well as consequences that Jesus warns them about.
The Holy Spirit in the World and the Church John 15:18-16:15 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:59:12 2017-03-19 SinGod the FatherJesusGod the SonGod the Holy SpiritChronological Life of JesusUpper Room Discourse Chronological Life of Jesus - 141. The world hates Christians because it hates Jesus more. Harsh message to hear, but it is what Jesus taught. Of course it would be proved out on a cross. But while the world is known for its hatred, Jesus instructed His disciples that they are to be known for their love. And He gave the church and the world the Holy Spirit to convict the world and guide the church.
Joy, Tribulation and Overcoming John 16:16-33 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:50:24 2017-03-26 JoyChronological Life of JesusTribulation Chronological Life of Jesus - 142 - Jesus never shied away from the reality of life. As He faced betrayal, beating, mockery and eventual crucifixion within hours He spoke of the offering of peace, the promise of tribulation and the opportunity to join Him in overcoming the world. Quite a promise in a life of struggle.
How To Be An Alien-101 John 17:11-26 Pastor Brian Nevins 01:03:14 2017-04-09 DiscipleshipGod the FatherJesusGod the SonGod the Holy SpiritLoveHolinessUnityJoyChronological Life of JesusGlory Chronological Life of Jesus - 144. In His last hours Jesus prayed for His apostles and us, who would hear the word of His Father through their ministry. In this prayer Jesus emphasizes that we are to live in a way that clearly demonstrates that while we are in this world, we are of a very different place. By definition. we are to be aliens in thie world.
Resolved Matthew 28:30-56 Pastor Brian Nevins 01:00:16 2017-04-23 God the FatherLoveSubmissionChronological Life of JesusGlory Chronological Life of Jesus - 145 (Mark 14:26-52, Luke 22:39-53, John 18:1-11). Befroe time and creation, Jesus had planned with His Father to sacrifice Himself to reconcile sinful man to His Father. But with hours to go, a time of prayer was needed to give Him the resolve to carry it through. In doing so, He gained victory on the cross before it occurred, and established clearly that there is no other salvation except belief in Him and the necessity of the cross and the tomb.
A Trial of Our Own Making John 18:12-27 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:46:31 2017-04-30 FaithTrialsCompromiseChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 146 (with reference to Matthew 26:57-75; Mark 14:53-72; Luke 22:54-71). While Jesus was being dragged into an illegal and unfair trial designed to condemn an innocent man, Peter was entering a trial of his own making. It wasn't that he failed so much as what he did to set himself up for failure. Sometimes what we think we are doing for God we are doing for ourselves.
The Truth On Trial John 18:28-40 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:52:07 2017-05-07 GospelMan's Sinful ConditionTrialsChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 147 (with reference to Matthew 27:1-26; Mark 15:1-15; Luke 23:1-25). As the religious leaders and government of Jesus' day push their agenda, God has something else in mind. Whenever man puts the truth on trial it is not the truth but the man that is being judged.
The Effect of Our Decisions John 19:1-16 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:50:16 2017-05-14 Man's Sinful ConditionChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 148 Decisions have consequences, and some of them are life-changing. Decisions made out of fear or a lack of fortitude will almost always lead to bad consequences.
The Way of the Cross John 19:17-27 Ed Radiger 00:42:54 2017-05-21 GospelGraceSinMan's Sinful ConditionChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 148. Jesus was crucified for our sins, and He loved us to the very end. Even with the brutality of the cross, Jesus' true nature of love and concern was evident. Join us as Jesus walks the way of the cross, and consider some of the things we think we know about it.
It Is Finished John 19:28-30 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:35:18 2017-05-28 SalvationEasterLoveChronological Life of JesusGlory Chronological Life of Jesus - 149 (with Matthew 27:45-51). As Jesus was dying on the cross, He took on the sins of the world and suffered the wrath of God against that sin so we would not have to. In doing so, He declared "it is finished" and opened our access to God compeletely. Find out what is finished and what it means for all who follow Him.
He Was Buried John 19:31-42 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:54:17 2017-06-11 SalvationEasterJesusGod the SonProphecyJesus: Servant of GodChronological Life of JesusBaptism Chronological Life of Jesus - 150 - (with reference to Matthew 27:51-66; Mark 15:42-47; Luke 23:50-56). Three simple words that we seem to overlook in our understanding of our salvation. But the account of how Jesus was buried is rich with the hand of God and a call to faith.
Worshipping the Living Jesus John 20:1-18 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:48:31 2017-06-18 GospelSalvationWorshipChronological Life of JesusResurrection Chronological Life of Jesus - 151 - (with reference to Matthew 28:1-15; Mark 16:1-11; Luke 24:1-12) What do you seek? Whom do you seek? These are the questions Jesus asked Mary Magdalene after He was raised from the dead. They are valid questions today. If it is not the risen Jesus you will never be satisfied
Encountering the Living Christ Luke 24:13-36 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:47:03 2017-06-26 PrayerProphecyFaithWorshipChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 152 - We often walk in despondence because our hope is not misplaced but misguided. We want God to be something other than He is. As the men on the way to Emmaus discovered, Jesus is with us and we often can't see Him - and the remedy is the Word of God.
Faith in the Risen Christ John 20:19-32 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:55:39 2017-07-02 SalvationEvangelismGod the Holy SpiritFaithSabbathResting in the LordChronological Life of JesusResurrection Chronological Life of Jesus - 153 (with reference to Mark 16:14-18; Luke 24:36-48). The result of Jesus' work on the cross is salvation for all who receive it. For the first time in thier lives, after being with Jesus for 3 years, are finally at peace with God. It is no surprise that peace is the first message that Jesus brings them from the empty tomb.
The Self-Willed Life John 21:1-14 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:34:33 2017-07-09 ObedienceSubmissionLeadershipChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 154 It is so easy to resort to what we know in the midst of discomfort or anxiety. It is also easy to wander aimlessly when we do not like the direction God has given us. We see here in this live-action parable as Jesus speaks to His disciples about living a life apart from Him.
Restored, Recommissioned, Refocused John 21:15-25 Pastor Brian Nevins 00:49:51 2017-07-16 GraceRestorationChronological Life of Jesus Chronological Life of Jesus - 155. "Do you love me more than these?" That question resonates across the centuries. The greatest thing we can do for our family, our church, our world is to love Jesus above all else. It is only then that we can answer the call and commission that He has for us. It keeps us focused on Him and not the persons or problems around us.

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