Sermons by Pastor Jay Smith

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Who Is In Charge Here?

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Exodus 33:12-23   New International Version (NIV) Moses and the Glory of the Lord 12 Moses said to the Lord, “You have been telling me, ‘Lead these people,’ but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. You have said, ‘I know you by name and you have found favor with me.’ 13 If you are pleased with me, teach […]

Producing Fruit

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Matthew 21:33-46   New International Version (NIV) The Parable of the Tenants 33 “Listen to another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place. 34 When the harvest time approached, he sent […]

Being the Church

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Ephesians 4:1-6   New International Version (NIV) Unity and Maturity in the Body of Christ 4 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of […]

Have Mercy

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Psalm 114   New International Version (NIV) Psalm 114 1 When Israel came out of Egypt,     Jacob from a people of foreign tongue, 2 Judah became God’s sanctuary,     Israel his dominion. 3 The sea looked and fled,     the Jordan turned back; 4 the mountains leaped like rams,     the hills like lambs. 5 Why was it, sea, that you fled?     Why, Jordan, did you […]

Wake Up and Love Your Neighbor

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Matthew 18:15-20   New International Version (NIV) Dealing With Sin in the Church 15 “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. 16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may […]

Labor of Love

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Ecclesiastes 5:18-20   New International Version (NIV) 18 This is what I have observed to be good: that it is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink and to find satisfaction in their toilsome laborunder the sun during the few days of life God has given them—for this is their lot. 19 Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and […]

When the Time is Right

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Genesis 45:1-15   New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Joseph Reveals Himself to His Brothers 45 Then Joseph could no longer control himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried out, “Send everyone away from me.” So no one stayed with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers. 2 And he wept so loudly that […]

This I Believe: Life Everlasting

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1 John 5:13-14   New International Version (NIV) Concluding Affirmations 13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. 14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.   1 […]

This I Believe: I Believe in the Forgiveness of Sins

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Psalm 103:10-14   New International Version (NIV) 10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve     or repay us according to our iniquities. 11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,     so great is his love for those who fear him; 12 as far as the east is from the west,     so far has he removed […]

This I Believe: I believe in the Holy Ghost

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John 14:15-17   New International Version (NIV) Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit 15 “If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, […]