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Sermons by Greg Pennington

The 11th Commandment

(John 13:31-34; message begins at 32:45) It’s all over the New Testament. It’s the New Covenant. Jesus added #11 to the Ten Commandments: “Love one another as I have loved you.” There are three irresistible blessings that come with this new command: You will experience the joy of God living in you, with you. You…

Jesus’ Very Own

(John 10:22-30; message begins 38:20) Is it possible God has been telling you something and you haven’t been listening? Jesus’ mission has always been to be our shepherd; for us to be His sheep. God wants to be in relationship with each one of us. He said, ‘I know My sheep. They hear my voice.’…

How Jesus Loves, How He Forgives

(John 21:1-19; message begins at 23:50) This passage at the end of the Gospel of John reveals the depth of Jesus’ love for His followers, His friends. Jesus prepared a morning breakfast for them on the beach. He spends time healing the broken memories of Peter’s denial of His beloved Teacher–over a charcoal fire. Jesus…

Life NOW in His Name!

(John 20:19-31; message begins at 30:00) The glory of Easter can be for each of us every day of our lives. Believing in Jesus’ name is more than life eternal with Him in heaven. Believing in His name is just as important for our lives right now on this earth. Jesus wanted Thomas to understand…

What Does It Mean to Believe?

(Message begins 30:25, John 20:1-18) When a person says they believe what they have been told, trusting the source and verifying the reliability of the source is important. But what does it mean when you say “I believe in Jesus”? or “I believe that Jesus was resurrected from the dead”? Let’s take a look at…

Might We be More Like Him?

(Luke 23, message begins at 32:50) Jesus went to the place intended for a murderer. What was He doing while the onlookers chose to mock Him? When we behold the cross we are stunned. He was humble, obedient, forgiving. Let’s take on the work of His Cross and be about the Father’s business. When He…

Where Are You in the Picture?

(Luke 15:11-32, message beings at 38:00) Anyone who is LOST is of supreme value to Jesus. In the story of the Prodigal Son there are 3 main characters: the lost son, the resentful son, and the forgiving father. Are you ready to come home and be forgiven? Are you angry at God, your Father, because…

Radical Repentance

(message begins 32:00, Luke 13:1-5) What are we as Christians called to do when the world is on fire? We struggle with explaining suffering. Jesus’ call is simple but radical: Repentance is returning to Him; call on Him when we have no answers; allow Him to turn my life around. Repentance is a lifestyle not…

Are You Willing?

(message begins at 30:00; Luke13:31-34, Philippians 3: 17- 4:1) Jesus is confronted by those who warned Him of Herod’s plan to kill Him. The Lord took this opportunity to teach and challenge those with these questions: are you on the world’s side? Are you focused on earthly things? Is your frame of mind shaped by…