Sermons by Jared Via

Sermons by Jared Via

It Had To Be This Way

Luke 24:1-53 1. The historical event: What happened. The facts of the event. The evidence.  2. The providential purpose.  Why it happened. What God was accomplishing in the event.   1 Corinthians 15:3  δεῖ  (dei) “it is necessary”. “What should or must happen or what is absolutely necessary.” Practically –  Necessity in reference to what is required to attain some end. Theologically – Necessity established by the counsel and decree of God, especially by that purpose of his which relates to the…

Eternity Awaits!

Revelation 21-22 1. Eternal Joy – 21:1-8 What is the source of our eternal joy?God with us.No more tears, no more pain, no more mourning, no more death. 2. Eternal Home – 21:9-27 Where is our “Eternal Home?”There are 3 “Heavens” mentioned in the Bible: The sky, atmosphere, The universe, space, stars, planets. The dwelling place of God and angels We will live with GOD, in the new JERUSALEM, on the new EARTH. 3. Eternal Life – 22:1-5 What will life be…

The Just Wrath of God

Revelation 14:1-18:24  “A God without wrath brought men without sin into a kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a cross.” – Richard Niebuhr  The wrath of God defined:God’s wrath, in perfect harmony with all of his divine attributes, is his just and righteous response towards sin and unrepentant sinners.  God is who he is. He is all loving, gracious, merciful, AND he is HOLY and JUST.  Out of his holiness and justice – flows his hatred…

Worthy is the Lamb

Revelation 4:1-5:13 What is the Rapture?  1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 “Caught up” – translated in latin – rapturo – “to snatch, take away, to be caught up.”  When will the rapture happen? “Holy Holy Holy” –  Repetition shows emphasis and importance. “Holy” is the only one word repeated 3 times, emphasizing God’s Infinite Holiness! 1 Samuel 2:2Jeremiah 10:6-7Isaiah 6:1-5 God is incomparable. His holiness is his utterly unique divine essence. It determines all that he is and does and is determined…

Vision and Mission 2021

Vision: To reach our valley with the hope that is only found in Jesus. Mission: To see every person changed by the gospel, trained in the gospel, and sent out with the gospel.  What is this partnership? What are we partnering for? Membership as a Partnership. You are not joining an organization, you are partnering with believers on a mission. Covenant Membership Provides: 1. Commitment – Linking arms together. “We’re in this mission together, I’m not going anywhere.”2. Community – You can’t be…

Well That Didn’t Go As Planned

John 14:27 A different kind of peace: To the world, peace is circumstantial. Jesus offers peace, in any circumstance!  Peace for a believer is not the absence of danger but is the presence of God. Peace is not a hallowed feeling that comes over us in church but is the supernatural fruit of a heart set deep in God and His trustworthy Word. Peace rules your day when Christ (and His Word) rules your mind, because peace comes not from…

The Promised King

Luke 1:31 3 aspects of Jesus’ coming: The miraculous way in which He came. The significance of who He would be. The incredible purpose He would fulfill. The Genealogy of JesusMatthew 1:1 PROMISE #1: 2 Samuel 7:16 Dual Fulfillment of Prophecy ”Two events, widely separated as to the time of their fulfillment, may be brought together into the scope of one prophecy. This was done because the prophet had a message for his own day as well as for a…

Assurance and Confidence

1 John 5:13-21 1. Believers can have Assurance of Salvation John’s Purposes: Who is assurance for?Assurance of salvation is for those have been truly saved. What does assurance mean?Your salvation is held eternally secure by God in Jesus Christ. What is the basis for assurance?Assurance is based on what Christ has done for you and in you. 2. Believers can have Confidence in prayer.  What is the sin that leads to death?1. A specific sin in a believer.2. Total (and final) rejection…

The Truth about Love

1 John 4:7-21 “Agape” – selfless, giving, unconditional love. It’s an action, not a feeling. The Explanation of Love – vs 1 John 4:7-10It’s not, “Because God is love, he doesn’t care about our sin.”It’s “Because God is love, he didn’t leave us in our sin.” The Demonstration of Love – vs 1 John 4:10-18 The Expectation of Love – vs 1 John 4:19-21