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Walking in Two Worlds: Where Do You Walk

Walking in Two Worlds: Where Do You Walk Sermon Audio Here


1 John 1:1-2:2

    Phil Keaggy – Walking in Two Worlds

When you walk in two worlds
Hold your head up high
When you walk in two worlds
Keep your sights to the sky.

Remember you’re in this place
But of another race
You move to a different pace
The drumbeat of the sky
Walking in two worlds.

As We Journey Together,

Start from a Place of Life
1 John 1:1-4

  • v1 we are eyewitnesses
  • v2 of eternal life
  • v3 which brings us into fellowship with God and each other
  • v4 complete=play-ro-oo=CRAMMED FULL

Continue in a Way of Light
1 John 1:5-2:2

  • v5/6 light is truth
  • v7 walk in the open
  • v8 “if we lay out that we are not sinners”
  • v9 when we lay claim to our sin, it no longer defines us
  • v10 but we NEED to admit our sin
  • v1/2 Jesus has paid for our sin – for ALL sin

There is POWER in confession – when we admit that we do NOT have it all together, we also have to admit that the only thing which gets us through the journey is the grace of Christ in us – and it’s available for EVERYONE.

The Messiah’s Ministry: Triumphal Entry

Palms for Palm Sunday


Matthew 21:1-11
Audio of April 13, 2014 sermon
Several centuries ago, a Japanese emperor commissioned an artist to paint a bird. A number of months passed, then several years, and still no painting was brought to the palace. Finally the emperor became so exasperated that he went to the artist’s home to demand an explanation. Instead of making excuses, the artist placed a blank canvas on the easel. In less than an hour, he completed a painting that was to become a brilliant masterpiece. When the emperor asked the reason for the delay, the artist showed him armloads of drawings of feathers, wings, heads, and feet. Then he explained that all of this research and study had been necessary before he could complete the painting.

How Do We Prepare For Jesus’ Arrival?
* Running Errands for the Master (Eph.2:10)
1-5 Preparation or Pre-knowledge?
v1/2 Notice the Details
v3 Reaffirm Jesus’ Authority
v4/5 Remember God Has A Plan

* Raising Exultation For the Master (Col.3:16-17)
6-11 Intentional praise or unexpected surprise?
v6/7 Everyday elements for the Master’s use (cloaks)
v8 Readily available for the Master’s praise
(palms symbol peace/celebration)
v9 Son of David=Messiah; Hosanna=Save us!
v10 Realize that some will not know Him
v11 Reply to those who ask about your praise

When Jesus comes again in the clouds, every eye will see Him, and every knee will bow… and for some, it will not be a joyful revelation. When we recognize Messiah-our-Savior in our lives daily, we have every reason to experience joy.


Pastor Ed Backell

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