Tag Archives: Pastor Martin

Lifted Up was He to Die (Good Friday, April 14, 2017)

Title: Lifted Up was He to Die

Passage: John 3:10-15

Speaker: Pastor Ryan Martin

Service: Good Friday Service

Date: April 14, 2017

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A Loving Church Part 3 (Worship Service, September 4th, 2016)

Title: A Loving Church

Passage: 1 Corinthians 16:21-22

Speaker: Pastor Ryan Martin

Service: Sunday Morning Worship Service

Date: September 4th, 2016

The theme of the final verses of 1 Corinthians is love. We saw it first in the imperative in v 14: Let all that you do be done in love. We are to be people characterized by an exhaustive love for God and others, a love that touches all that we do. As Christians, we are to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and our neighbor as ourselves.

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A Loving Church Part 2 (Worship Service, August 28, 2016)

Title: A Loving Church

Passage: 1 Corinthians 16:19-20

Speaker: Pastor Ryan Martin

Service: Sunday Morning Worship Service

Date: August 28th, 2016

Love at the heart of Paul’s conclusion to these Christians. This morning, I will consider closely Paul’s words in v 14, but then use it as the overarching imperative for the rest of the book. The big point of the conclusion of 1 Corinthians is Christians must do all they do in love. The end of this chapter shows how we love as Christians.

 

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A Loving Church Part 1 (Worship Service, August 21, 2016)

Title: A Loving Church

Passage: 1 Corinthians 16:14-18

Speaker: Pastor Ryan Martin

Service: Sunday Morning Worship Service

Date: August 21st, 2016

Love at the heart of Paul’s conclusion to these Christians. This morning, I will consider closely Paul’s words in v 14, but then use it as the overarching imperative for the rest of the book. The big point of the conclusion of 1 Corinthians is Christians must do all they do in love. The end of this chapter shows how we love as Christians.

Christians must do all they do in love. How? Five ways:

  1. Love Your Leaders Respectfully (15-18)

 

 

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Summing It All Up (Worship Service, August 7, 2016)

Title: Summing It All Up

Passage: 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

Speaker: Pastor Ryan Martin

Service: Sunday Morning Worship Service

Date: August 7th, 2016

The two verses contain are punchy, short commands that seem to flow with a kind of hurried earnestness. This is Paul getting in his last words with urgency and brevity. Looking closely, we find Paul’s words sum up the big ideas of 1 Corinthians as a whole. Moreover, the sort of commands that Paul gives to these Christians who lived in a secular, idolatrous city like Corinth transfer very easily over to our own lives as believers today. The commands sum up they can remain faithful to Christ in the future. The message is simple: Christians must remain committed to Jesus Christ.

 

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Finally Victory (Worship Service, June 26, 2016)

Title: Finally Victory

Passage: 1 Corinthians 15:53-57

Speaker: Pastor Ryan Martin

Service: Sunday Morning Worship Service

Date: June 26th 2016

In the last verse of this paragraph, Paul is so full of awe at the goodness of God to sinners, breaks out in praise. It is a sublime cap to this glorious chapter on the resurrection, followed only by the practical implications of our resurrection in v. 58. But why the thanks to God? Paul’s reasons are nicely provided in the verses that precede. God’s Word is calling you this morning to return thanks to God for your salvation. So let’s see the reasons we should be thankful:

 

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Forever Changed (Worship Service, June 19, 2016

Title: Forever Changed

Passage: 1 Corinthians 15:50-52

Speaker: Pastor Ryan Martin

Service: Sunday Morning Worship Service

Date: June 19th 2016

We must be changed. Unless something happens to you between now and then, you will be unable to enter the Eternal State. The good news is that God will change believers for eternity. The point is, All who have believed in Jesus Christ will be changed for eternal life. Even though all saints will be changed for eternity, Paul’s focus is on the church in this passage, for the address is to brothers. The Spirit gives three ways how we who through faith in Christ make up his body will be changed for eternity.

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Second Adam from Above (Worship Service, June 12, 2016)

Title: Second Adam from Above

Passage: 1 Corinthians 15:44b-49

Speaker: Pastor Ryan Martin

Service: Sunday Morning Worship Service

Date: June 12th 2016

In vv. 44b-49, the Holy Spirit wants us to understand how the risen Christ gloriously saves us by his grace for our future eternal life. It is not just that we will be saved for eternal bliss, but Jesus is the only one that can do this for us. How does Christ gloriously save us by his grace for our future eternal life? Paul gives three ways:
1.The risen Christ will bestow full Spiritual life (vv. 44-46).
2.The risen Christ will fit us for heavenly life (vv. 47-48).
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How are the Dead Raised? Part 3 (Worship Service, June 5, 2016)

Title: How are the dead Raised? Part 3

Passage: 1 Corinthians 15:35-44

Speaker: Pastor Ryan Martin

Service: Sunday Morning Worship Service

Date: June 5th 2016

 

Some in Corinth had denied the resurrection of the dead. In answer to the doubting questions of those who objected to Christian teaching, Paul shows that the same people who doubt the resurrection for its physical imponderables are those who accept in creation very near to the resurrection. He is urging us take God at his Word, and to do so especially concerning the resurrection.

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How are the Dead Raised? Part 2 (Worship Service, May 29, 2016

Title: How are the dead Raised? Part 2

Passage: 1 Corinthians 15:35-49

Speaker: Pastor Ryan Martin

Service: Sunday Morning Worship Service

Date: May 29th 2016

We must take God at his Word concerning the resurrection. The two
questions Paul poses in v. 35 are given in the voice of a skeptic:
Nevertheless, Paul defends the resurrection against such doubt. Such
an apologetic both silences the hardened skeptic and strengthens the
confused saint. Paul gives four reasons for us to trust God.
Last week:
1. The God who will raise us is all-powerful (34b).
2. The skepticism that doubts God comes from foolish evil (35-36a)
3. God’s power in creation is analogous to our resurrection (36b-41)
a. We are raised after death as the seed is raised after death.
b. We are raised by God’s power as the plant from the seed.
This week
c. God is sovereign over the resurrection as he is the creation.
d. Earthly bodies differ, as ours then will from ours now.
e. Heavenly bodies are above earthly, as ours then will from ours now.
f. Heavenly bodies differ from each other, as we will then.
4. Jesus Christ’s resurrection teaches us what form our own resurrection will take (42-49).
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