Sermons by Nathan Ensz

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The Source of My Strength (Part 2)

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It likely seems un-American…it certainly is not natural…but the words conveyed in 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 is the truth just the same.  Recognizing weakness is a sign of strength and something Paul went so far as to boast in!  Listen in!

The Source of My Strength (Part 1)

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Who or what do you turn to find strength? This message suggests five possibilities, but then examines God’s word to Israel through the prophet Isaiah regarding strength. These words ring true for believes today!

Esther: A Reversal Story (Part 3)

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Do you recognize you are here, right now, for a particular purpose? If you do, it does not mean God will never direct you elsewhere, but it does bring a greater sense of intention to your existence. This is true even when you feel you are surrounded by many who oppose your value system. Mordecai […]

Esther: A Reversal Story (Part 2)

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Sometimes in life you may feel as though things go from bad to worse. This certainly was the case for Esther and Mordecai. Due to an unwillingness on the part of Mordecai to bow down to Haman, King Xerxes was influenced to annihilate the entire race of Mordecai’s people. This account serves as a reminder […]

Esther: A Reversal Story (Part 1)

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This message the introduction to the book of Esther. It sets the stage for the events that take place, looking at some of the major characters involved. The overarching theme of God’s providence in the book of Esther is shared, although not evident within the first chapter and a half. When we don’t see God’s […]

Jesus-Centered Teaching

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This is a stand-alone message examining forgiveness. Prior to the message, Kingwood gathered to observe communion. In light of the forgiveness we have received from the cross of Christ, does it not make sense that we would be the very ones who extend forgiveness to others?

One Word: Church

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What word comes to mind when you hear the word church? For most, the first (and perhaps only) thing that comes to mind is a building. However, church is people – all those who have placed their faith in Jesus. This puts people in relationship to church and being part of church is a privilege […]

One Word: Friendship

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Friendship is something people often feels others have mastered but believe they have not. If you are one of those people, you’re not alone. This message examines the gift of friendship, emphasizing God’s perspective. Listen in!

One Word: Humility

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Is it possible to self-assess humility? If one believes he/she has a posture of humility, does that disqualify him/her from humility? A quick glance at Scripture and it becomes obvious God cares about humility. How does one gain a perspective of greater humility? Listen in to discover.

One Word: Anxiety

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There is much in life that can lead a person to anxiety. Yet Scripture instructs, “Do not be anxious about anything…” (Phil. 4:6). Wow! What a tall order. Anxiety is real, yet the verses around this instruction give attention to what a mind is to focus on instead. Listen in!

One Word: Loneliness

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People today have grown significantly more connected via the internet.  Social media encourages connectivity; yet while connectivity through this means has increased, so has the sense of loneliness and despair.  How does Scripture guide someone who is feeling the sting of loneliness?  This message takes a look at answering that question.