Sermons by Pastor Jay Smith

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“Claiming the Inheritance”

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Hebrews 4:12-16    New International Version (NIV) 12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword,it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to […]

“One Body, One Bread”

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Psalm 133    New International Version (NIV) Psalm 133 A song of ascents. Of David. 1 How good and pleasant it is     when God’s people live together in unity! 2 It is like precious oil poured on the head,     running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard,     down on the collar of his robe. 3 It is as […]

“The Power of Prayer”

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James 5:13-20    New International Version (NIV) The Prayer of Faith 13 Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered […]

From First to Last

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Psalm 1    New International Version (NIV) Psalm 1 1 Blessed is the one     who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take     or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,     and who meditates on his law day and night. 3 That person is like a tree planted […]

Taming the Tongue

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Proverbs 1:20-33    New International Version (NIV) Wisdom’s Rebuke 20 Out in the open wisdom calls aloud,     she raises her voice in the public square; 21 on top of the wall she cries out,     at the city gate she makes her speech: 22 “How long will you who are simple love your simple ways?     How long will mockers delight in mockery […]

Faith Despite Obstacles

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Psalm 125    New International Version (NIV) Psalm 125 A song of ascents. 1 Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,     which cannot be shaken but endures forever. 2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem,     so the Lord surrounds his people     both now and forevermore. 3 The scepter of the wicked will not remain     over the land allotted to the righteous, for then the […]

Labors 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 labor under 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 […]

The Presence of God

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1 Kings 19:11-13    New International Version (NIV) 11 The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shatteredthe rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not […]

Clarity of Vision

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Proverbs 4:20-27    New International Version (NIV) 20 My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. 21 Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; 22 for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body. 23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you […]

Alive in Christ

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Ephesians 2:1-10    New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) From Death to Life 2 You were dead through the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient. 3 All of us once lived among […]