Sermons by Pastor George Ridley

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Against the Current – Faithful Service

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Matthew 25:14-30 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) The Parable of the Talents 14 “For it is just like a man going on a journey. He called his own slaves and turned over his possessions to them. 15 To one he gave five talents;[a] to another, two; and to another, one—to each according to his own ability. Then he went on […]

Focus on Jesus

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Hebrews 12  Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) The Call to Endurance 12 Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurancethe race that lies before us, 2 keeping our eyes on Jesus,[a] the source and perfecter[b] of our […]

Who is Jesus?

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Matthew 16:13-20  Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) Peter’s Confession of the Messiah 13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi,[a] He asked His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”[b] 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist; others, Elijah; still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 “But you,” He asked them, “who […]

Our Spiritual Foundation

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2 Samuel 22  David’s Song of Thanksgiving 22 David spoke the words of this song to the Lord on the day the Lord rescued him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. 2 He said: The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, 3 my God, my mountain where I seek refuge. My shield, the horn of my salvation, my […]

Strength in our Church Family

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James 5:13-20 13 Is anyone among you suffering? He should pray. Is anyone cheerful? He should sing praises. 14 Is anyone among you sick? He should call for the elders of the church, and they should pray over him after anointing him with olive oil in the name of the Lord. 15 The prayer of faith will save the sick […]

Our Response to Persecution

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James 5:1-11 5 Come now, you rich people! Weep and wail over the miseries that are coming on you. 2 Your wealth is ruined and your clothes are moth-eaten. 3 Your silver and gold are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You stored up treasure in the last days! 4 Look! The […]

Identified with Jesus

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Romans 5:20-6:11 (NIV) 20 The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, 21 so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ 1 What shall we say, then? Shall we go on […]

Unwavering Faithfulness

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James 4:4-10 (HCSB) 4 Adulteresses! Don’t you know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? So whoever wants to be the world’s friend becomes God’s enemy. 5 Or do you think it’s without reason the Scripture says that the Spirit who lives in us yearns jealously? 6 But He gives greater grace. Therefore He says: God resists the proud, […]

Too be Content…

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James 4:1-3 (HCSB) Proud or Humble 4 What is the source of wars and fights among you? Don’t they come from the cravingsthat are at war within you? 2 You desire and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. You do not have because you do not ask. 3 You ask and don’t receive […]

The Wisdom from Above

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James 3:13-18 (HCSB) The Wisdom from Above 13 Who is wise and has understanding among you? He should show his works by good conduct with wisdom’s gentleness. 14 But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your heart, don’t brag and deny the truth. 15 Such wisdom does not come from above but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where envy […]