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Sermon Direct Link 5/26/24 Rev. Clint Smith Perfect Love Drives out Fear (1 John 4:16-5:5) Abiding in the love of God through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ gives the Believer holy boldness to walk in faith. When we abide in the love of God, our hunger for His Word grows. As our knowledge of God grows our faith grows. The closer we are t…
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Sermon Direct Link 5/19/24 Rev. Clint Smith The Origin of Love (1 John 4:7-16) The Apostle John wrote on the Origin of love for the Christian’s benefit. He issued a command for Christians to unselfishly demonstrate God’s love to one another. Many people on Earth recognize love. Unbelievers do not acknowledge that love is from God. Everyone who love…
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Sermon Direct Link 5/12/24 Rev. Clint Smith Test the Teachers (1 John 4:1-6) The world is full of spiritual wanna-be’s, tell-you-what’s, and experts of every flavor. The gullibility and ignorance of people in general is growing wildly by the day. Christians are commanded to be a spiritual bulwark of stability as the waves of deception pass over hum…
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Sermon Direct Link 4/28/24 Rev. Clint Smith Just Like Dad (1 John 3:1-10) Rejoice means to feel or show great joy or delight. This is the idea John wants the Church to express when they understand God’s love toward us. God’s love is supreme! The good news is God gifts every person who truly receives Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior with His love and…
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Sermon Direct Link 4/21/24 Rev. Clint Smith Know What Time it is (1 John 2:18-29) God has a prophetic clock He has been keeping for humanity. All throughout our existence, when He blesses humans, humans curse Him. When He has loved perfectly, we have not. Time is running out for this life so what do we do in the last hour? 1. It is time to be wise,…
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Sermon Direct Link 4/14/24 Rev. Clint Smith My Life, My Pursuits (1 John 2:12-17) A Christian knows the heavenly Father intimately through a love relationship with Jesus Christ and is therefore pardoned and released from spiritual debt. By believing on the only begotten Son of God our sins are forgiven. Luke 19:10; Romans 6:23 John encourages those…
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Sermon Direct Link 4/7/24 Rev. Clint Smith Live in Him = Walking with Him (1 John 2:3-11) There is Christ-like evidence in someone who is born-again. All those adopted into God’s family through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ are beloved by the Father. John 1:12; Romans 8:15 A true Christian can have the blessed assurance in their daily …
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Sermon Direct Link 3/31/24 Rev. Clint Smith The Greatest Day in Human History (Luke 23-24) On a Sunday, around 1,995 years ago, God raised Jesus from the dead! Christ’s resurrection is recorded in Matthew 28:1-20; Mark 16:1-20; Luke 24:1-53; and John 20:1–21:25. How does the resurrection of Christ impact your life? Have you ever thought about how y…
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Sermon Direct Link 3/24/24 Rev. Clint Smith Palm Sunday (Mark 11:1-11) Before the foundation of the world, God, in His love, expressed His sovereignty by having a real-life plan. A plan to invite all who would believe in Jesus to be set apart and to live blameless in His sight. God’s remarkable compassion and favor draws all Believers to Christ to …
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Sermon Direct Link 3/17/24 Rev. Clint Smith Real Life Joy (1 John 1:5-10; 2:1-6) Children often say to parents and teachers when they are asked to try something new, “I don’t know how.” Jesus wants us to walk in fellowship with God and other Believers. All ages complain to God and ask Him, “How do I have real life fellowship?” Real life revelation …
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Sermon Direct Link 3/10/24 Rev. Clint Smith Real Life Joy (1 John 1:1-4) The Author of the Book of 1,2,3 John is the Apostle John. John was one of Jesus ‘ disciples whom He loved, the son of Zebedee, and brother of James. Jesus entrusted John with the care of His mother, gave John the vision of the transfiguration, gave he and his brother the nickn…
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Sermon Direct Link 3/3/24 Rev. Clint Smith Personal Plans – Gods Plan (1 Corinthians 16:1-24) Paul exhorted the Corinthian Church to invest in the struggling Jerusalem Church so that unity may abound and the Lord’s work may continue. Each member of the Church was to give some portion of their income to the work of the Lord. Paul laid out his itiner…
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2/25/24 Rev. Clint Smith Sermon Direct Link Spiritual, Imperishable, Raised in Glory and Power, Resurrected Bodies (1 Corinthians 15:12-34) The Apostle Paul shamed the foolish and ignorant ones within the Corinthian Church philosophizing against the revelation regarding resurrection because they did not understand the “How.” Psalm 14:1 People withi…
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2/18/24 Rev. Clint Smith Sermon Direct Link A Resurrected Christ is Fundamental to our Faith (1 Corinthians 15:12-34) At the very heart of the Gospel Paul preached, was a resurrected Christ. Since the time Christ was resurrected from the dead, people have chosen to not believe and desire to lead others away from the Truth. It is a profession of fai…
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1/28/24 Rev. Clint Smith Sermon Direct Link Enduring Faith, Hope, and Love (1 Corinthians 13) God is love. He is the originator of love, and it is an enduring attribute of His nature. 1 John 4:8 Up to this point in our study of First Corinthians, the Corinthian Christians arrogantly boasted about many things. By letter, they were a self-centered gr…
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1/21/24 Rev. Clint Smith Sermon Direct Link Fact Check: All Members of the Body are Useful (1 Corinthians 12:14-31) Fact Check: The human body does not consist of one part, but of many limbs and organs. Fact Check: If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body, it is. Fact Check: If the ear should say, “Because I am …
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1/14/24 Rev. Clint Smith Sermon Direct Link All for One and One for All (1 Corinthians 12:1-30) Paul coached the Corinthian Church through their ignorance in order that they may use God’s built in safeguards to ensure the spiritual gifts were from the Holy Spirit – not demonic mimicking. God is the God of boundless diversities. God gives diversitie…
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1/7/24 Rev. Clint Smith Sermon Direct Link The Body and The Blood (1 Corinthians 11:17-34) The Church in Corinth was filled with disunity, dishonor, and disorder. Those within the Corinthian Church who exercised their sinful behavior displeased God. The Corinthians had so distorted worship, Paul told them they were not even celebrating the Lord’s S…
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12/31/23 Rev. Clint Smith Sermon Direct Link Covering the Coverings (1 Corinthians 11:1-16) The Corinthian Church struggled with division and disunity. Paul credited this struggle, in part, to their sinful pride and their going beyond what God had commanded them. The Apostle Paul instructed the Corinthian Believer’s to imitate him as he imitated Ch…
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12/17/23 Rev. Clint Smith Sermon Direct Link The Specific Good News Revealed (Luke 2:4-21) The Good News was delivered specifically to and specifically in the City of David on a specific day. God through His prophets made His specific plans known Micah 4:8, 5:2. Immanuel specifically visited His people with His specific Kingdom purpose. Joseph and …
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12/3/23 Rev. Clint Smith Sermon Direct Link For Conscience Sake (1 Corinthians 10:21-33) God demands faith and faithfulness from His followers. God is holy. God is jealous for what belongs to Him; worship and service. We deeply offend Him when we sin. Exodus 20:1-6 God is all powerful. The very things He warns us to stay away from are the very thin…
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Sermon Direct Link 11/26/23 Rev. Clint Smith Sin Brings Death (1 Corinthians 10:14-22)The past tense of flee is fled. Hopefully, this message finds our offending God through idolatry is past tense, not present. Throughout Biblical history, God has commanded His people to stay away from idolatry. Idolatry offends God. Genesis 3:1-24; Exodus 20:3-6; …
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11/19/23 Rev. Clint Smith Sermon Direct Link Sin Brings Death (1 Corinthians 10:1-13) Do not touch that! Children in every culture must learn the dos and don’ts of their society. The easiest way to learn is by example. Adults in a child’s life ought to model correct behavior. The Apostle Paul gives the Church at Corinth a history lesson, a warning,…
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11/12/23 Rev. Clint Smith Sermon Direct Link A Biblical Defense (1 Corinthians 9:1-27) Paul faced opposition after being called by God as an Apostle. The religious and nonreligious society opposed him while he ministered in his lifetime and some still oppose him today. He provided clarity for unity. Paul asked the Church at least nineteen rhetorica…
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11/5/23 Rev. Clint Smith Sermon Direct Link In Good Conscience (1 Corinthians 8:1-8) Christians instinctively know that idolatry is folly. (Isaiah 44:9-20) The Apostle Paul addressed the Corinthian Churches ego over their religious “knowledge.” Some of the Christians in Corinth were hurting their brothers and sisters by being “puffed up” with knowl…
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10/29/23 Rev. Clint Smith Sermon Direct Link Consider Your Calling (1 Corinthians 7:17-40) God distributes His gifts to His people so that His Church might be in order. Every Christian is unique and is accountable for his/her choices and conduct. Every Christian was called by God. God always initiates salvation. John 6:44 Christians must be the per…
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10/22/23 Rev. Clint Smith Sermon Direct Link Real Questions – Real Answers (1 Corinthians 7:1-16) The Congregation at Corinth had questions. Their culture was so divisive with sexual immorality, they needed guidance. The Apostle Paul helped with their questions head on with God’s holy truth. Sexual immorality in relationships was within the Church.…
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10/15/23 Rev. Clint Smith Sermon Direct Link Expensive Body and Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:9-20) The Apostle Paul taught the Corinthian Church that Christian liberty has limitations. The desires of the flesh should never be allowed to override the Holy Spirit’s gift of self-control. Ephesians 4:17-23 Christians are commanded to live pure, holy lives. …
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10/8/23 Rev. Clint Smith Sermon Direct Link Legally Responsible (1 Corinthians 6:1-8) Paul discouraged secular lawsuits between the Christian community in Corinth. He stressed Church matters should be settled within the Church and not before the world. Paul insisted the Church place all Christian disputes and wrongdoings before God’s people in orde…
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9/24/23 Rev. Clint Smith Sermon Direct Link Puffed Up! (1 Corinthians 4:1-21) God has given the Believer every opportunity to mature in their faith and the ability to be encouraged by the Holy Spirit. Galatians 5:16-26 Paul specifically saw himself as a servant of God and a steward of the mysteries of God. He understood God demanded him to be faith…
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9/17/23 Rev. Clint Smith Sermon Direct Link Foundational Facts for Faithful Living (1 Corinthians 3:1-4:7) Fact: The Corinthian Church was full of spiritually immature Christians. They were dominated by their human nature. Romans 7:1-6 Fact: Paul spent eighteen months personally discipling the Corinthian believers during his second missionary journ…
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9/10/23 Rev. Clint Smith Sermon Direct Link Need-To-Know Access (1 Corinthians 2:1-16) Paul preached a simple message. He shared God’s sacred secrets with the Corinthian Church. Paul preached Jesus’ redemptive, substitutionary death and His resurrection to the Corinthian Church. He did not use the wisdom or rhetoric of the Jewish or Greek culture. …
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9/3/23 Rev. Clint Smith Sermon Direct Link Unite the Church for Jesus Sake (1 Corinthians 1:18-31) Like the Apostle Paul we have our clarion call; preach the Gospel. Paul was a very educated man with a certain pedigree, yet he preached the power and wisdom of God to the common man in common language. Paul understood that in every audience there wer…
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8/27/23 Rev. Clint Smith Sermon Direct Link Unite the Church for Jesus Sake (1 Corinthians 1:1-13) Paul greeted the Church in Corinth with Apostolic grace and authority. He was a God-appointed special messenger, personally chosen representative of Jesus Christ. Acts 9:3–9; 22:6–11; 26:12–18 Paul acknowledged the work of the Holy Spirit in the Corin…
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8/20/23 Rev. Clint Smith Sermon Direct Link Costly Conditions of Discipleship (Mark 8:34-38) Jesus spoke clearly to the people and His disciples near Caesarea Philippi about the costly conditions of being His disciple. This area was a stronghold for idol worship. Many false religions and cults called this area home. Previous to this teaching, Jesus…
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8/13/23 Rev. Clint Smith Sermon Direct Link Spiritually Speaking – Special Delivery (1 Corinthians 1:18-25) God has a clear message for the world. (John 3:14-21: John 14:6; Romans 6:23) God has assigned messengers who are required to share His message with the world. (Romans 10:5-17) As it relates to God, the world’s wisdom/philosophy is evil and l…
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8/6/23 Rev. Clint Smith Sermon Direct Link Catching the Vision of Christ – (Luke 12:13-34) 1. It is not a sin to be wealthy. Wealth is not offensive to God; all things belong to Him. When wealth becomes an idol, it also becomes a downfall. 2. Warning! Everyone must guard against covetousness [greed]. Greed comes in various forms. Exodus 20:17 3. An…
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