Sermons by Pastor Jay Smith

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Death and Taxes?

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Genesis 1:26-31 New International Version (NIV) 26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” 27 So God created mankind in his own image,     in the […]

He’s Alive!

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John 20:1-18 New International Version (NIV) The Empty Tomb 20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalenewent to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.2 So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved,and said, “They have taken […]

Crying Stones

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Luke 19:29-40    New International Version (NIV) 29 As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, 30 “Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring […]

Stones to Bread

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Matthew 4:1-11    New International Version (NIV) Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness 4 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” 4 Jesus […]

Upon This Rock

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Matthew 16:13-20    New International Version (NIV) Peter Declares That Jesus Is the Messiah 13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” 14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 “But what about […]

Hearts of Stone

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Luke 11:37-54 New International Version (NIV) Woes on the Pharisees and the Experts in the Law 37 When Jesus had finished speaking, a Pharisee invited him to eat with him; so he went in and reclined at the table. 38 But the Pharisee was surprised when he noticed that Jesus did not first wash before the meal. 39 Then the […]

Sticks and Stones

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John 8:1-12 New International Version (NIV) 8 1 but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. 3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before […]

What Do the People Need?

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1 Corinthians 9:16-23  New International Version (NIV) 16 For when I preach the gospel, I cannot boast, since I am compelled to preach.Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! 17 If I preach voluntarily, I have a reward; if not voluntarily, I am simply discharging the trust committed to me. 18 What then is my reward? Just this: […]

Watch What You Eat

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Deuteronomy 18:15-20   New International Version (NIV) 15 The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him. 16 For this is what you asked of the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said, “Let us not hear the voice of the Lord our […]

Let’s Get This Show on the Road

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Psalm 62:5-12   New International Version (NIV) 5 Yes, my soul, find rest in God;     my hope comes from him. 6 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;     he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. 7 My salvation and my honor depend on God;     he is my mighty rock, my refuge. 8 Trust in him at all […]