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Sermons by Doug Newton

True Worship: Point and Declare

(message begins 33:00) The Gospel of John, chapter 1 Worship is about glorifying God and glorifying God is reflecting Him, walking like Him. Reveal Who He Is. Then go out and get excited about it. Go out and declare that excitement. Our wonder needs to share. John the disciple begins his story of Christ with…

True Worship: Reveal and Reflect

(message begins 28:00)    Isaiah 58:2-10 Worship – what do you think of when you hear or see the word? Music? Music, praise teams, as part of church services has become the norm in only the past 50 years. Our culture defines good worship as  good music. A good experience of worship wraps itself around…

God and His Plans

(message begins at 27:45) What sets the tone at the beginning of your day? Your first thought. Your first intent. There’s something you need to do. It is a mindset that is your choice. But it impacts all you do every day you awake. God’s sovereignty reveals His plans to us. They are purposeful, incomprehensible,…

Outward: Dealing with Disgust

(sermon begins at 25:00)  Ephesians 4:17-5:2 Christ tells us we are salt, we are light. If we are to follow Him our goal is to look at the world like Jesus did, like He does. That’s becoming really hard for us. Our world looks pretty disgusting these days. Yes, we are being transformed into His…

The Resurrection Promise

He is Risen Indeed! God had a plan for Resurrection before Earth was created. His creation was spectacular but He was just getting started. Mankind created in His Image was not a final product. God is still creating us to be like Him. He gave us a moral conscience, He gave us choice–free will. And…

Choosing or Wandering?

John 12:1-13   Human choice is huge in a relationship with Christ. Some are wandering and yet not choosing.  When Jesus entered Jerusalem crowds of people were welcoming Him as a King praising Him. And that same crowd just a few days later were shouting, “Crucify Him!” They were wandering looking for a King, not seeing…

Upward: Willingness Brings Power

John 13:34  “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”   How can we love as Christ did? We can’t. But we can with the power He gives us, rather than depending on our human power. Still it is on us to show Jesus’…

Upward: Unworthy ≠ Worthless

(sermon begins at 16:20) Matthew 25:31-46.  To feel unworthy in God’s matchless grace is not the same as being worthless. Being open to God’s correction is His intention when we feel sorrow or disappointment in ourselves. Are we ready to respond to His invitation to live a new life and walking in HIs ways, not…

Inward: The Grand Chiasm

(message begins 31:00) Faith and beleif are cousins, but not identical. Do you struggle with believing? Believing in God’s care for me? In His provision? His guidance? His forgiveness? A lot of believing Christians are working out these truths deep down in the personal heart. Can God really change me? In our world today it’s…