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Walking with Jesus: Jesus succeeded where Adam failed - sermon by Dr. John L. Rothra

Jesus’ Authority Demonstrated (Luke 4:31-44)

Each one of us are tempted every day. We struggle with resisting that which is wrong and to do instead what is right. Like Adam, each person gives into temptation all the time. Jesus, however, succeeded in resisting temptation, which is where Adam failed. Learn what it takes to resist temptation and be protected from the devil.

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Walking with Jesus: Jesus succeeded where Adam failed - sermon by Dr. John L. Rothra

Hated in His Hometown (Luke 4:14-30)

Each one of us are tempted every day. We struggle with resisting that which is wrong and to do instead what is right. Like Adam, each person gives into temptation all the time. Jesus, however, succeeded in resisting temptation, which is where Adam failed. Learn what it takes to resist temptation and be protected from the devil.

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Walking with Jesus: Jesus succeeded where Adam failed - sermon by Dr. John L. Rothra

Jesus Succeeded where Adam Failed (Luke 4:1-13)

Each one of us are tempted every day. We struggle with resisting that which is wrong and to do instead what is right. Like Adam, each person gives into temptation all the time. Jesus, however, succeeded in resisting temptation, which is where Adam failed. Learn what it takes to resist temptation and be protected from the devil.

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Walking with Jesus: Fully Man Fully God - sermon by Dr. John L. Rothra

Fully Man, Fully God (Luke 3:23-38)

Many people deny the deity of Jesus, claiming instead that he is either a myth or was a mere human teacher. The genealogy of Jesus reveals that Jesus is the promised Messiah who is both fully human and fully God.

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Walking with Jesus: Wisdom that Marvels the Wise - sermon by Dr. John L. Rothra

Wisdom that Marvels the Wise (Luke 2:41-52)

Even at the young age of 12 years old, Jesus’ wisdom baffled and marveled the wise teachers of Israel. Many today consider man’s knowledge and wisdom superior and far beyond that of the first century. Nevertheless, the wisdom of Jesus infinitely surpasses any wisdom or intellect man will ever achieve. We can and should submit to and trust the wisdom of the Savior, Jesus the Christ.

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Walking with Jesus: the Child Who is Redeemer - sermon by Dr. John L. Rothra

The Child Who is Redeemer (Luke 2:22-40)

Those with genuine faith in God will live their lives in accordance with that faith. Through the words of two individuals–Simeon and Anna–God reveals that Jesus is not only the Messiah, but that he is the redeemer of his people, both Jew and Gentile. We must proclaim this message to everyone, and we must live out the faith we profess and proclaim.

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Walking with Jesus: Promised Prophet is Born - sermon by Dr. John L. Rothra

The Promised Prophet is Born (Luke 1:57-80)

The naming of John the Baptist and the prophecy of his father, Zechariah, reveals much about Messiah and Messiah’s forerunner. Listen to the sermon to discover what God is telling us about the Christ and the reason why he came.

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Direction sign - Walking with Jesus, exalting the God who saves - sermon by Dr. John L. Rothra

Exalting the God Who Saves (Luke 1:39-56)

In the Gospel of Luke, we learn that Elizabeth, John (preborn), and Mary each praise God regarding Messiah. Their exaltation of God and what they say in their praise tells us much about how and why we should praise God. Listen to the sermon to learn more about exalting and praising God.

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Walking with Jesus: The Christ Pronounced - sermon by Dr. John L. Rothra

The Christ Pronounced (Luke 1:26-38)

God revealed a great deal of information regarding the Messiah when he sent Gabriel to tell Mary she would give birth to Jesus. We discover the setting in which Messiah would come and we are given information about the Messiah himself. Listen to the sermon to learn what God revealed to Mary through Gabriel and to us through Luke.

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Walking with Jesus: The Forerunner Pronounced - sermon by Dr. John L. Rothra

The Forerunner Pronounced (Luke 1:5-25)

Skepticism regarding Jesus and the Bible are nothing new. In the first four verses of his Gospel, Luke reminds us of his extensive research and his mission when it came to writing his account of Christ. Listen to the sermon to discover why we have in Scripture a reliable record of Jesus.

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