Sermons by Pastor Jay Smith

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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 […]

What Baptism Did You Receive?

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Mark 1:4-11   New International Version (NIV) 4 And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5 The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River. 6 John wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with […]

Full of Wisdom and Grace

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Isaiah 61:10-62:3   New International Version (NIV) 10 I delight greatly in the Lord;     my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation     and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,     and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. 11 For as the soil makes […]

The Rest of the Story

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Isaiah 9:2-7   New International Version (NIV) 2 The people walking in darkness     have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness     a light has dawned. 3 You have enlarged the nation     and increased their joy; they rejoice before you     as people rejoice at the harvest, as warriors rejoice     when dividing the plunder. […]

The Voice

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Isaiah 61:1-4   New International Version (NIV) The Year of the Lord’s Favor 61 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,     because the Lord has anointed me     to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,     to proclaim freedom for the captives     and release from darkness for the prisoners, 2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor     and the […]

Watch!

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Isaiah 64:1-9   New International Version (NIV) 64 Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down,     that the mountains would tremble before you! 2 As when fire sets twigs ablaze     and causes water to boil, come down to make your name known to your enemies     and cause the nations to quake before you! 3 For when you did awesome things that we […]

All the King’s Sheep

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Ezekiel 34:11-16   New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) God, the True Shepherd 11 For thus says the Lord God: I myself will search for my sheep, and will seek them out. 12 As shepherds seek out their flocks when they are among their scattered sheep, so I will seek out my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places […]

Who, What, When, Where and Why?

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Joshua 24:14-25   New International Version (NIV) 14 “Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. 15 But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the […]