Sermons by Pastor Jay Smith

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“The First Day of the Rest of Your Life”

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Isaiah 65:17-25 New International Version (NIV) New Heavens and a New Earth 17 “See, I will create     new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered,     nor will they come to mind. 18 But be glad and rejoice forever     in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight     and its people […]

“Can You Hear the Stones?”

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Luke 19:28-40 New International Version (NIV) Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King 28 After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 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 […]

“Childlike Living”

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Joshua 4:21-22 New International Version (NIV) 21 He said to the Israelites, “In the future when your descendants ask their parents, ‘What do these stones mean?’ 22 tell them, ‘Israel crossed the Jordan on dry ground.’ Proverbs 22:6 New International Version (NIV) 6 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not […]

Wait for the Lord

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Psalm 27  New International Version (NIV) Psalm 27 Of David. 1 The Lord is my light and my salvation—     whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—     of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When the wicked advance against me     to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes     who will stumble and fall. 3 Though an army besiege […]

Avoid Temptation

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Psalm 91:1-2 New International Version (NIV) Psalm 91 1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High     will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,     my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:9-16 New International Version (NIV) 9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”     and you make […]

The Powerful Presence of God

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Exodus 34:29-35    New International Version (NIV) The Radiant Face of Moses 29 When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord. 30 When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, his face was radiant, and they were […]

Good News, Bad News

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Jeremiah 17:5-10    New International Version (NIV) 5 This is what the Lord says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man,     who draws strength from mere flesh     and whose heart turns away from the Lord. 6 That person will be like a bush in the wastelands;     they will not see prosperity when it comes. They will dwell in the parched […]

Source of Love

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Jeremiah 1:4-10    New International Version (NIV) The Call of Jeremiah 4 The word of the Lord came to me, saying, 5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,     before you were born I set you apart;     I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” 6 “Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.” […]

Understanding the Body

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1 Corinthians 12:12-31    New International Version (NIV) Unity and Diversity in the Body 12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the […]

The Good Stuff

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Isaiah 62:1-5    New International Version (NIV) Zion’s New Name 62 For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent,     for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her vindication shines out like the dawn,     her salvation like a blazing torch. 2 The nations will see your vindication,     and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name […]