Sermons by Nathan Ensz

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You are Gifted – Part 2

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This is a look at the passages in Scripture that list spiritual gifts (Romans 12:6-8; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, 27-31; Ephesians 4:11-12). These gifts are given by the Holy Spirit as He determines, are all of great importance, and are given for the building up of the church. Can you identify how you are gifted?

You Are Gifted – Part 1

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Over the next few weeks we will engage a study on spiritual gifts. The foundation being laid for this series is a look at humility and the willingness to serve. For this, our attention is drawn to Jesus who demonstrated service when He washed the disciples feet. If the greatest takes the lowest position, why […]

You Can’t Lie About Greed

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In this message we look at our fourth and final character – Gehazi, the servant of Elisha. Gehazi allowed greed to get in the way. Greed led to Gehazi lying to try to cover himself up. Greed and lying had their consequences. While Gehazi had the freedom to do as he willed, he was not […]

A Heart That’s True

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This week we consider the perspective of Elisha, one of God’s prophets. Elisha was a man who was known, lived to make God known, and refused to be known for that which God is to be known. Elisha had a heart that is true. We too are known by those around us. How are you […]

Lessons from a Little Girl

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This message takes a look at the narrative of Naaman, the leprous, but considers the perspective from his servant girl.  Think about how difficult it would have been for this Israelite girl to be taken captive from her family and homeland and yet still be willing to offer hope to those she served.  This passage […]

God’s Pursuit // My Pride

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We have recorded in 2 Kings 5 an encounter of Naaman, a high ranking commander in the Aramean army, with Elisha the prophet of God from Israel. Their paths cross due to a disease called leprosy. God uses all means to demonstrate His pursuit of people. The main thing that often stands in the way […]

Come to the Table

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Habits can be good, but habits can also be dangerous. When we celebrate the Communion Table we need to guard that it doesn’t become a habit that is stripped of its meaning. This message revisits The Last Supper as recorded by the gospel writer Luke. The call to examine our life in light of the […]

Change – Embracing the New

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The past should serve as a teacher.  It should remind us that God is faithful.  While the past should be recognized and learned from, we need to embrace the present.  If our focus is only on what things used to be like, we will miss out on what God has in store for us today.  […]