Sermons by Pastor Jay Smith

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Remember to be Thankful

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Psalm 66:1-12    New International Version (NIV) Psalm 66 For the director of music. A song. A psalm. 1 Shout for joy to God, all the earth! 2     Sing the glory of his name;     make his praise glorious. 3 Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!     So great is your power     that your enemies cringe before you. 4 All […]

The World Needs You!

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Lamentations 1:1-6   New International Version (NIV) 1 How deserted lies the city,     once so full of people! How like a widow is she,     who once was great among the nations! She who was queen among the provinces     has now become a slave. 2 Bitterly she weeps at night,     tears are on her cheeks. Among all her lovers     there is no […]

Which Master Will You Serve?

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Psalm 79:1-9   New International Version (NIV) Psalm 79 A psalm of Asaph. 1 O God, the nations have invaded your inheritance;     they have defiled your holy temple,     they have reduced Jerusalem to rubble. 2 They have left the dead bodies of your servants     as food for the birds of the sky,     the flesh of your own people for […]

Welcome Sinners!

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Psalm 14    New International Version (NIV) Psalm 14 For the director of music. Of David. 1 The fool says in his heart,     “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile;     there is no one who does good. 2 The Lord looks down from heaven     on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, […]

The Cost of Discipleship

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Jeremiah 18:1-11    New International Version (NIV) At the Potter’s House 18 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: 2 “Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” 3 So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. 4 But the pot he was shaping from […]

The Work of the Lord

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Genesis 1:31-2:3   New International Version (NIV) 31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day. 2 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. 2 By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh […]

“Building to Claim History”

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Nehemiah 2:11-20    New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Nehemiah’s Inspection of the Walls 11 So I came to Jerusalem and was there for three days. 12 Then I got up during the night, I and a few men with me; I told no one what my God had put into my heart to do for Jerusalem. The only […]

“Stir the Pot”

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Psalm 80:8-19   New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 8 You brought a vine out of Egypt;     you drove out the nations and planted it. 9 You cleared the ground for it;     it took deep root and filled the land. 10 The mountains were covered with its shade,     the mighty cedars with its branches; 11 it sent out its branches to […]

“Ready to Go”

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Luke 12:32-40   New International Version (NIV) 32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34 For where your […]

“Bible Characters You May Not Remember: Philemon”

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Philemon New International Version (NIV) 1 Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our dear friend and fellow worker— 2 also to Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier—and to the church that meets in your home: 3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Thanksgiving and Prayer 4 I always […]