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Sermons by Doug Newton (Page 2)

When Seeing Isn’t Believing

(message begins 30:15)  Luke 16:25, John 8:31-32 Many people find it hard to believe. In anything. Some find it hard to believe because of the illusion of intellectual certainty. What is truth is a huge challenge in today’s world. It has gotten to be where we have a psychological hunger to know, to be sure. …

Onward: Being Called Out, Finding Peace

(message begins at 29:30) James 1:22-25, James 2    The world is overwhelmed with instant information, instant knowledge. Anxiety and hopelessness abounds. Seeking fixes, finding more control to handle all of it seems chaotic. We try to make things right, tweaking here, tinkering there. Where does help come from? Which cure do we accept? Look…

Upward: We Have Hope, We Have Purpose

Colossians 1:27  “For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory.”  An incredible statement coming from someone who at one time wanted to kill Christians. The actions of all…

Seek First

Have you often wondered what Jesus meant when He commanded us, His followers, to seek God’s Kingdom–to seek it first in our lives? Pastor Doug digs down into what this joyful command can mean for each of us. SEEK: Looking hard enough until you actually find. KINGDOM: recognize we are loved by a THE KING.…

Onward: Jesus is About Onward

A Christmas Eve worship with carols, stories, scripture, testimonies, and a video depiction of that night–a night that changed the world forever.  God took off His royal robes and came to be one of us. The reason He came to find entrance into every single human heart. He had to fix the problem of the…

Outward: The Pursuit of Joy

(this video is the full worship service; just the message from Pastor Doug, Advent One, can be found here.) As Americans we are very blessed–“All men are created equal…endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights…Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”  To preserve this truth we are bound to protect it even though how others…

Inward: He is Inviting Us

(this video is the full worship service; just the message from Pastor Doug, Advent One, can be found here.) Incarnation means God in human flesh. Immanuel means God with us. Jesus came to reveal who God truly is. He is offering each of us love and joy and hope, and peace. These gifts of ‘best…

A Word of Hope

(sermon starts at 29:30)  Ephesians 2:1-3  Let’s return to the hope promises from the Word. There is always a human aspect of the work of God’s intentions, His promises. What is it that so many Christians are not experiencing the buoyancy, the hope of living in Christ’s love? Sharing God’s salvation and love asks us…

Rain to Reign

People have real-life question about their daily lives and relationships; they are often struggling with finding solutions. They haven’t yet seen or understood that what God has to offer them will provide help or relief in all that they are looking for.  Believers must begin to see these people not as sinners or unbelievers or…