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Sermons by Sam Ievins

Real Faith Works: Waiting patiently (James 5:7-20)

7 Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. 8 You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near. 9 Don’t grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at…

Respond to persecution with love, because you will be blessed (1 Peter 3:8-22)

1 Peter 3:8-22 (NIV) 8 Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. 10 For, “Whoever would love life     and see good days must keep their tongue from evil     and…

Responses to the Cross: The Criminals (Luke 23:39-43)

One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing…

Do you understand the times? (Luke 12:49-59)

Luke 12:49-59 (NIV) Not Peace but Division 49 “I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! 50 But I have a baptism to undergo, and what constraint I am under until it is completed! 51 Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. 52 From now on…

Jonah’s Anger is Not Justified

Jonah’s Anger at the Lord’s Compassion 4 But to Jonah this seemed very wrong, and he became angry. 2 He prayed to the Lord, “Isn’t this what I said, Lord, when I was still at home? That is what I tried to forestall by fleeing to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in…

God is mighty to save – praise Him

Jonah 1:17-2:10 New International Version (NIV) Jonah’s Prayer 17 Now the Lord provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. 2 From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the Lord his God. 2 He said: “In my distress I called to the Lord,     and he answered me. From deep in the realm of the…