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Sermons from First Presbyterian Church of Guymon
First Presbyterian Church of Guymon
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Total Sermons: 51
Total Amens: 2
The account of the deaths of Ananias and Sapphira is hard for us to understand in the context of the New Covenant. But this story of judgment is also a story of grace.
Five simple practices contained in five short verses give us all the foundational instructions on how to be God’s peculiar people. Reading it makes it seem easy – while living it out together for the glory of God proves more difficult.
We have made “all natural” a cliché, and used it as a description of premium products: “all natural flavoring,” “all natural ingredients” – is a label that adds to the price of any product, but in this fallen world, when we leave something in its “natural state,” it is more likely that it will instead be polluted, corrupted, prone to early spoilage, or in need of some enhancement before consumption. Because that’s what Sin did to us – it made war, sickness and death “normal and natural.”
There are many different kinds of prisons - some of brick-and-mortar, some more portable. Some are imposed on us and some are self-made. Some of us who think we are free are not. The freedom we have in Christ is not the same as the freedom we cling to in the world. There is freedom and there is freedom.