In the Old Testament we read of how God graciously called Israel to his be his chosen people. They were to teach all the surrounding nations about their holy and loving God by their covenant faithfulness to his word (Ex. 19:4-6). However in the New Testament, Jesus appears as  the true and better Israel who came to redeem a […]

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In this passage, we not only see Jesus compassionately healing a leper and a paralytic, but claiming and proving himself to be the forgiver of sins. Though lepers were alienated from the life of the community, as a result of their uncleanness, Jesus willingly stretches out his hand to touch him. Why? To beautifully illustrate that God’s grace is greater than […]

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The miracles of Jesus, often the topic of much discussion and admiration, served a greater purpose than merely being examples to be sought after and replicated today; they were signs that pointed to greater spiritual realities and especially his identity and mission as the Son of God sent into the world to be the great […]

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After Jesus boldly declares that he is the fulfillment of Isaiah 61:1-2, he is met with a variety of responses. Those in the synagogue were “filled with wrath” and attempted to hurl him off of a cliff (Luke 4:28-29) because of their unbelief.  Others were astonished, filled with amazement at Jesus and the authority he […]

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The mission of John the Baptist was to prepare the way for the Lord, to announce the coming of the Messiah. But how exactly would this Messiah come? How could a child be born who would be the fulfillment of Isaiah 9:6-7, being both a Davidic king yet also Mighty God and the Everlasting Father? The answer […]

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Greater Works Than These

John 14:12 has been one of the most widely interpreted verses in the church, especially in recent years. What exactly does Jesus mean when he says we will do greater works than he did? Are we to believe that the church today should be “outdoing” the miracles of Jesus? If his greatest work was “to give […]

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Dry Bones

The prophet Ezekiel’s vision of the valley of dry bones is often preached and understood to be nothing more than an illustration of the faith we must possess in order to “speak life” into our circumstances. However, this faulty interpretation falls miserably short of the glorious gospel truths being communicated and places the focus exclusively on man […]

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Gideon and the Power of Weakness

In this sermon Pastor Dave Leandre preaches through Judges chapter 7 – the story of Gideon’s miraculous victory over the Midianites. This epic victory is a beautiful illustration of a profound gospel truth that the Apostle Paul teaches us about in 2 Corinthians 4:5-10. Though we are weak, afflicted, and outnumbered, God mercifully has given us “the light […]

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The Christmas Gospel

Christmas is a celebration of the redemption plan that the triune God established in eternity past “according to the purpose of His will.” Not only did one man fulfill over 300 prophecies found in the Old Testament but God Himself came to rescue humanity in the form of a baby.  In today’s sermon, Pastor Leandre walks […]

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