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I AM: The Bread of Life (John 6:22-59)

After taking 5 loaves and a couple of fish to miraculously feed 5,000 men (plus women and children) until they couldn’t eat any more, the people still wanted a sign that Jesus was the Messiah. He told them, “I am the bread of life.” This is the first of seven "I am” statements that Jesus made in the book of John to show that he is God and demonstrate his connection to the major themes of the Bible. There’s much we should see and chew on in John 6:22-59, but in his sermon, “I AM: The Bread of Life,” Pastor Bryan Catherman wants us to see three things: 1. Jesus is the giver and sustainer of life, 2. God is the provider of all we need, and 3. Our work is to believe and feast of Jesus, the Living Word made flesh.

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"Do you Believe the Bible is True?"

We received a question for Redeeming Life: Q&A. “Does your church believe everything in the Bible?” It’s a good question. But the answer to this this question is not just a simple yes or no. It’s a complex question. What does a yes really mean? That depends on what question we’re really answering. There are many sub-layers undergirding this question. Is the question about inerrancy, infallibility, and inspiration? Or maybe it’s about authorship? Might it be about how literally we look at the Word of God? The person asking this question might be hoping to learn that our church tosses out parts of the Bible. We don’t.

In this video, Pastor Bryan walks through the wide ranging questions that come from this loaded question.

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The Commands of Christ

Throughout Jesus’ earthly ministry, he spoke several imperatives, that is, commands. These commands are steps for the Christian to follow in order to grow more like Christ and live out the Christian journey well. In this series, we walked through some of those commands. You can listen to all the sermons of this series, “The Commands of Christ” with the links below.

“Repent and Believe”
Mark 1:14-15 (Listen Here)
4/28/2019, Pastor Bryan Catherman

“Be Baptized”
Matthew 28:19 (Listen Here)
5/5/2019, Pastor Bryan Catherman

“Pray”
Matthew 6:5-8 (Listen Here)
5/12/2019, Pastor Bryan Catherman

“Make Disciples”
Matthew 28:19-20 (Listen Here)
5/19/2019, Pastor Bryan Catherman

“Endure to the End”
Luke 21:19 (Listen Here)
5/26/2019, Pastor Bryan Catherman

“Love One Another”
John 13:31-35 (Listen Here)
6/2/2019, David Gantenbein (Guest Preacher)

“Give”
Matthew 6:1-4 (Listen Here)
6/9/2019, Pastor Bryan Catherman

“Gather at the Table With the Saints”
Hebrews 10:24-25 & Matthew 26:26-28 (Listen Here)
6/16/2019, Pastor Bryan Catherman

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Commands of Christ: "Gather at the Table with the Saints"

As we conclude our series, “The Commands of Christ,” Pastor Bryan Catherman examined two commands that go hand-in-glove. Hebrews 10:24-25 summarizes Jesus instruction that believers regularly gather and Matthew 26:26-28 commands that those gatherings be centered around the gospel. Listen to Pastor Bryan’s sermon, “Gather at the Table with the Saints” here:

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Commands of Christ: "Give" (Matthew 6:1-4)

Sacrificial giving or tithing might be the great unspoken controversy in the American Church. We love our money and it’s often the idol we do everything to protect. But Jesus commands us to give. His command in Matthew 6:1-4 is not about money. It’s not about the poor. It’s not even about God. It’s about us. And giving helps us see Jesus rightly.

In his sermon, Pastor Bryan Catherman looks at how giving is an opportunity to grow closer to God. Bryan also explores how the Law relates to Jesus. How does this topic in the Old Testament fit in the New Testament? How does it all work. Find out by listening to Pastor Bryan’s sermon, “Give” from Matthew 6:1-4 here:

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Commands of Christ: "Love One Another" (John 13:31-35)

In John 13:31-35, Jesus gives us a new commandment. He told us to “love one another.” But isn’t this what we learn form the Old Testament, that we should love others as we love ourselves? Guest preacher, David Gantenbein says, “nope” and then does an outstanding job showing us with Scripture how this command of Christ is new, not a repackaged command. How so? Listen to her sermon, “Love One Another” to find out.

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The Commands of Christ: "Endure Until the End" (Luke 21:19)

The Christian life isn’t alway cupcakes and rainbows. It’s a long journey in the same direction that requires endurance. This endurance is not for salvation because that’s free. But it is for our sanctification, which requires investment and steadfastness. In Luke 21:19, Jesus calls his people to endure. Paul discusses running the good race and finishing well. The books of Hebrews and James offer instruction to see it for our good that we might be called to suffer. Pastor Bryan looks at these Scriptures and many others in his sermon, “Endure Until the End.” Listen to this sermon from Luke 21:19 here:

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The Commands of Christ: "Make Disciples" (Matthew 28:19-20)

Jesus commanded his disciples to make disciples. So if we call ourselves disciples, this is for us. But not just the command. There’s much more in this for us than we might think. The Great Commission is God’s plan for maturing his disciples. It’s how Christians join Jesus and get to encounter Jesus. Making disciples gives us a front row seat to the work of God. Obeying the Great Commission is not just about the lost getting saved, it’s about how we get great blessing from God. There’s a lot in it for us. Pastor Bryan Catherman opened to Matthew 28:19-20 and asked, “What’s in it for us?” There’s so much in fact. Listen to his sermon, “Make Disciples” (Matthew 28:19-20) here:

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Commands of Christ: "Pray" (Matthew 6:5-8)

Jesus gave us many steps to walk in as we follow him. We’re exploring some of those steps in our series, “The Commands of Christ.” In this sermon titled, “Pray,” Pastor Bryan opened to the command in Matthew 6:5-8. Then he examined some examples from the Bible, Church history, and some contemporary stories about prayer. His first biblical example came from the Lord’s Model Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13, which he broke down and explained how Christians should pray. Then he shared that he found 132 prayers or requests and instructions about prayer in the 27 books of the New Testament. Martin Luther served as an example from Church history. Dave Earley, Ronnie Floyd, and a faithful couple in the church who put a prayer request box up in their neighborhood helps us see some contemporary examples of a lifestyle of prayer.

“If we’re grumbling” he argued, “and complaining, it’s because we’re not praying.” Prayer moves us into the mind and heart of God. It transforms us. Pray is important. It’s a critical step we must take every day as we walk with Jesus. Listen to Pastor Bryan’s sermon, “Prayer” (Matthew 6:5-8) here:

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The Commands of Christ: "Be Baptized" (Matthew 28:19)

Jesus says to his disciples, “Come, follow me.” Without any steps or an idea of the direction, it might be difficult to know what the next simple steps might be. However, Jesus provides us with those steps. The Bible calls those steps commands. We’re in a series called, “The Commands of Christ.” This week, we turned to Matthew 28:19 to explore the command, “Be baptized.” Pastor Bryan Catherman looks at the command, two examples from the Bible, an example from Church history, and a present-day example of baptism in the Church. Listen to his sermon, “Be Baptized” here:

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