Category Archives: Pastor Ken Krause

Jesus is Greater – 6/19/16

Scripture: Luke 8:26-39
Message: “Jesus is Greater”

Sermon Outline

“Naked, torn and disfigured, we wander about till he restores us to soundness of mind.” – John Calvin (Commentaries, XVI)

Why the fear?

The Demon-Possessed Man Meets Jesus (8:26-27)

Gerasenes, Gadarenes, Gergesenes

Gerasa in the Decapolis (map in Bible on pg. 962)

(modern city of Kursi / Khersa, Israel?)

The Man: Clothing: __________, Home: ____________

Jesus Confronts the Dark Spiritual Forces (8:28-33)

“When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell at his feet, shouting at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God?” – Luke 8:28

“Legion” _________________________

Mary Magdalene had __________ demons (8:2).

Difficulty level for Jesus ___________________

The Result and Responses (8:34-39)

“When they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at Jesus’ feet, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.” – Luke 8:35

Why the fear? __________________

At the feet of Jesus like a ______________________

All of the people asked Jesus to leave

Jesus sends us with the message of his deliverance in our lives

Jesus, the Son of the Most High God

Heaven – An Eternal Home – 6/12/16

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:1-10
Message: “Heaven – An Eternal Home”

Sermon Outline

Is this life all that there is?

            “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” – 2 Corinthians 4:17-18

God Gives a Longing for our Heavenly Home (5:1-5)

The Corinthian focus on this life

Contrasts (5:1):

Earthly            – heavenly

tent                  – house/building

human hands   – God

temporary         – eternal

Don’t be found naked at the judgment!

The Spirit deposit – Longing for Home

“For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” – 1 Corinthians 13:12

The Consequence of our Heavenly Confidence (5:6-10)

“Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord.” – 2 Corinthians 5:6

We Live by Faith not by Sight

“We make it our goal to please him,

whether we are at home in the body or away from it” (5:9)

The BEMA – Judgment Seat of Christ (also, Acts 18:12-17)

“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.”

 – 2 Corinthians 5:10

We please the Lord by walking in faith in the confidence of heaven.

Heaven – A Future Joy – 6/5/16

Scripture: Revelation 7:9-17
Message: “Heaven – A Future Joy”

Sermon Outline

“I am torn between the two: I desire to depart to be with Christ, which is better by far; but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.” – Philippians 1:23

The best is yet to come!

A Glimpse of Heaven

            Revelation 7:1-8 = The Church Militant

Revelation 7:9-17 = The Church Triumphant

The “great tribulation”

Symbols of Victory and Celebration

Palm branches

White robes

Blood of the Lamb

The Victory Chants

            “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.”(Rev. 7:10)

“Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!” (Rev. 7:12)

We Need a Biblical Vision of Heaven

The Tent of God

            “He who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence.” (Rev. 7:15)

Imagine Heaven

“Our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there” – (Phil. 3:20)

Living and Learning in Community – 5/29/16

Scripture: Romans 14:13-23
Message: “Living and Learning in Community”

 

God Dwells in Community – 5/22/16

Scripture: I Corinthians 12:12-31
Message: “God Dwells in Community”