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Marriage and Divorce- The Sermon

Hello everyone, today I really enjoyed the sermon that our pastor preached on Marriage and Divorce; so I’m going to give you a short summary of what I got from his sermon.

He used Matthew 19:3-9 where the pharisees come to Jesus and ask him if divorce is allowed. However, as the pastor said, this was not a sincere question; the pharisees only said this to trap Jesus- as usual. But Jesus did not give a straight out yes or no, instead he brought the pharisees right back to the beginning with Adam and Eve. God has clearly told us that in marriage, two people become as one; this was and is God’s plan for marriage. So, Jesus told them, let no one separate what God has joined.

Yet this inspired another “question” from the pharisees: if this is so, then why did Moses issue a certificate of divorce. This, they thought, would surely stump Jesus and make him look like a fool, yet Jesus had an answer for this question as well: it was because of the hardness of their hearts that made Moses issue a certificate of divorce. Then Jesus goes on to say that anyone of divorces his wife, aside from sexual immorality is committing adultery. This shows us that the only exception to the rule is if a spouse is being unfaithful in the marriage and committing adultery in some way, shape, or form. (The only other exception to the rule, as the pastor pointed out, is if a husband and wife are believer and unbeliever, and the unbeliever leaves their spouse, both of them are free to remarry. 1 Corinthians 7)

But, the pastor said, because it is possible to divorce for such a reason as this does not mean that it is a necessity to divorce after something like this happens. Why? Because of Jesus! With Jesus and the gospel, any marriage is mend-able- any life is mend-able! The pastor illustrated this point by finishing with the story of the adulterous woman; none of the pharisees could justly throw a stone at her because none of them were sinless. And yet Jesus, who was the only one who could truly condemn her, showed her amazing grace.

– Charity Cleveland

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The Sermon- Lazarus and the Rich Man

Hello, today the Pastor preached on Lazarus and the rich man; and this is our summary of what he said.

Basically the pastor said that we shouldn’t wait until it is too late to believe in Jesus. He said that, for the rich man, it was too late to change his mind and go to heaven.

He also talked about what the rich man said in hell. He asked Abraham to send Lazarus back to Earth to warn his brothers. Abraham said that Moses and the prophets were enough of a reason for his brothers to go to heaven. The pastor said that the rich man was saying that it was God’s fault that he went to hell. The rich man was saying, in essence, that God did not give enough of a reason for the rich man to repent; and so he thought that his brothers should at least be given enough information.

But; that is not true at all! Just look at Jesus; Jesus is our “information”! God sent His very own son to die for us; that is enough of a reason to believe that God loves us and that we do need and have a savior!

Jesus is our savior; He is the way out of Hell. And the Pastor showed us the Gospel very clearly; which I am very thankful for.

Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland and,
Peace and love, Joy Cleveland

Compassion

Today the pastor preached on Luke 15:1-10; talking about the lost sheep, and the lost coin.

The main way the pastor got the Gospel, was by talking about how God doesn’t just show sympathy, He shows compassion. The pastor started talking about Jesus in the passage, and how He showed compassion to the sinners and tax-collectors. He said that God showed compassion to us when He sent His son to die on the cross for us.

And he doesn’t just offer His compassion to us, and then walk away when we refuse it. Instead He gives it to us whether we ask for it or not; because it saves us.

Peace and love, Joy Cleveland and,
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland

The Sermon: All for Jesus

Hello, today the Pastor preached on Luke 14:25-35.

The pastor talked about following Jesus. He said that because Jesus gave up everything for us, we should give up everything for Jesus. But we should always remember which comes first, Jesus first gave everything up for us, and so now the least we can do is give everything up for Him. Jesus didn’t give everything up for us because we gave everything for him, instead it’s the opposite.

I’m glad that the Pastor preached the Gospel!

Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland and,
Peace and love, Joy Cleveland

Sermon: Jesus Never Quit

Hello, today the pastor preached the Gospel from Luke 13:31-35.

The pastor mainly talked about not quitting. He talked about how Jesus never quit. In this passage the Pharisees tell him to leave town because Herod wanted to kill Him; but Jesus didn’t quit. Even though from a physical standpoint it might seem hard to keep going, Jesus did.

And the reason why He never quit was this: He was on a mission; a mission to save us. Jesus knew He had to die on the cross. He died in our place for us. He never quit, even though it was hard. Because of Jesus we are saved!

Peace and love, Joy Cleveland and,
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland

 

The Narrow Door

Hello, the sermon today was from Luke 13:22-30, this passage talks about the Narrow door.

The pastor showed us the Gospel in several ways; the main way being through the narrow door. He said that Jesus is the narrow door; the only way to come to the Father. He said that Jesus sacrificed Himself on the Cross, and took our sin on Himself so that we could come to the Father.

We may not like the narrow door; we may want to find another way to the Father. The pastor said that we might say “I don’t like this door, how about I just make another door over here!” but if you do not go through the door now; you will never go through the door. Jesus has enabled us to get to the father; even though it may be uncomfortable!

We (my sister and I) hope that you enjoyed our summary as much as we enjoyed the sermon!

Peace and love, Joy Cleveland and,
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland

 

Sermon

Hello! Today we had a great sermon which followed some great baptisms! I’ll give you the points on the bulletin as a general summary of the sermon he preached from Luke 12:49-59:

1. Rebelling against God brings His judgment. V 49]

2. Redemption and judgment are based upon the cross. V 50

3. Jesus brings division; you are either for Him or against him. V 51-53

4. Reading signs of nature and reacting. V 54, 55

5. Unwillingness to respond to the signs of redemption. V 56

6. Wisdom realizes what is happening and makes right decisions. V 57-59

I hope you could follow along with the points and the passage, and I hope that you were blessed with a great sermon this week too!

Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland