Sermons

Below are past sermons listed by title, series, speaker & passage. There is also a brief description of each for your convenience. Sermons are posted by the end of the day on the Wednesday following each Sunday. We provide audio & written files along with a pdf of the slides used. Each sermon is color coded in the text to correspond to slide changes. Enjoy!

08/13/2017
Nehemiah, Healthy Walls

R & R

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Nehemiah 13:15-22 (NIV) Read...
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Are you overwhelmed, too busy, never finding a break? Nehemiah teaches at the very end of this book the two R’s of Sabbath. Not Rest & Relaxation, but rather Rest & Remembrance, in order to further bring spiritual health back to individuals and community life. 

08/06/2017
Nehemiah, Healthy Walls

Reversion

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Nehemiah 13:1-14 (NIV) Read...
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It would’ve been nice to end Nehemiah on Chapter 12, since chapter 13 reveals a reversion to old ways once again with which Nehemiah must deal strongly. In this chapter we learn we need to be uncompromising in areas of purity & faith. Our personal walk affects others. Our corporate walk must be guarded. We need to exercise our spiritual muscles; stay in the Word, in community & listen the Holy Spirit. And finally we need to pursue humility & faithfulness in our work for the Lord both corporately & individually. Come explore with us this final chapter of a great book. 

07/30/2017
Nehemiah, Healthy Walls

Celebrate

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Nehemiah 12:1-47 (NIV) Read...
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Chapter 12 of Nehemiah let’s us peek in on a great celebration of the people in a service of dedication. Joy, thankfulness, happiness and purity mark this time - let’s explore what that means for us. 

07/23/2017
Nehemiah, Healthy Walls

Moving Closer

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Nehemiah 11:1-36 (NIV) Read...
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The Israelites are doing a lot of the right things, however, they historically haven’t fully grasped the message of Grace extended by God through Abraham. If they just go through the motions, this renewal will end with them in the same state as before or worse. But if they experience heart change and true reliance on God by grace through faith, deep life change will happen. God is inviting them closer to their positional reality of Grace in Nehemiah 11. 

07/16/2017
Nehemiah, Healthy Walls

6 Things

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Nehemiah 10:1-39 (NIV) Read...
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Under Nehemiah's lead, Israel is undergoing renewal to the point of committing themselves to some very important things. Chapter 10 reveals 6 of those things they commit themselves to as a community. 

07/09/2017
Nehemiah, Healthy Walls

Good For The Soul

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Nehemiah 9:1-36 (NIV) Read...
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We’re witnessing a revival in Israel beginning in chapter 8 of Nehemiah and now extending into chapter 9. This is where we find that confession is good for the soul, and leads into a deep attitude of praise & gratitude of God’s faithfulness even in light of their past unfaithfulness. 

07/02/2017
Nehemiah, Healthy Walls

Chapter 8 Continued

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Nehemiah 8:0 (NIV) Read...
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We continue our discussion of Nehemiah 8. Last week we saw how the people gathered at the Water Gate to hear the reading of God’s Word. They continue in this hunger, and find also some prescriptive practices which they seek to fulfill once again which add richness to their lives. Re-instructing themselves in the practices of faith in order to remember who God is, and where he has and is taking them. 

06/25/2017
Nehemiah, Healthy Walls

Worship at the Water Gate

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Nehemiah 8:1-12 (NIV) Read...
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Just two chapters before these people had been enslaving one another & exacting usury over the vulnerable. Now they’re unified & gathered at the Water Gate, hungry & thirsty for the Word of God. God has waited patiently for this moment as He has pursued his people through this process! What an encouraging picture chapter 8 of Nehemiah is, let’s look together!  Below is also a link to the famous "Dobule Rainbow" video that Jason referenced in the sermon. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQSNhk5ICTI

 

 

06/18/2017
Construction to Re-instruction

Construction to Re-instruction

Passage: 
Nehemiah 7:1-7 (NIV) Read...
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Construction on the walls & gates have been completed. Nehemiah now begins rebuilding community. The construction had brought them together as a people of common faith, now they continue to reconstruct this crippled faith community; construction to re-instruction. These people had been formerly a part of the Babylonian Captivity which lasted about 70 years. They’d been taken captive & the Temple had been destroyed - they’d been ravaged & enslaved. They’d lost all sense of spiritual identity as the people of God but under Nehemiah’s lead they are being resurrected once again! 

06/11/2017
Nehemiah, Healthy Walls

Talk to the Hand

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Nehemiah 6:1-19 (NIV) Read...
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Nehemiah expertly navigates the storm of spiritual attack. And we learn that at times we just need not listen or engage with those inward or outward voices which seek to mislead or harm us. They may be voices in our own thinking, or voices from enemies, and even voices of friends & family who are not seeing clearly themselves - and we need to Trust the Holy Spirit to lead us through these times under good counsel of the Word & strong discipleship relationships.