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Sermons from Galena Bible Church

Jesus Questions: Can I have a drink?

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John 4:7  A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink."

How can a Jewish rabbi man, ask a social outcast Samaritan woman for a drink of water? It's because he knew she was desperately thirsty for the things of God. What do you try to satisfy your soul with that will never satisfy. When we try to satisfy our hearts with the physical, we will always be thirsty again.
Delivered to the Galena Bible Church, Sunday March 29th, 2015.
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Jesus Questions: Do you want to be healed?

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John 5:6  When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, "Do you want to be healed?"

Jesus asks a very sick man a simple yes/no question: "Do you want to be healed?" The man's answer is: "I'm hopeless". Far to many people are paralyzed by the hopelessness that comes from living in a fallen world, and in incredibly painful, challenging circumstance. Many people live with with a misplaced hope that will never satisfy. To those people Jesus resolutely speaks hope. "Get up, take up your mat, and walk." What is paralyzing your hope today?
Sermon delivered by Pastor Chris Kopp to the Galena Bible Church, Sunday March 22nd, 2015.
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Jesus Questions: Where can we buy bread that these people may eat?

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“Where are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat?” John 6:5

Jesus often chose to teach deep truths by asking questions. In this series we'll explore a number of the questions Jesus asked, and mine the riches that He has to teach us today. Why would Jesus ask such an illogical, irrational question like "Where will we buy bread to feed these 5000 plus people?" It was humanly impossible. But Jesus wasn't asking a question about food. He was calling for faith. He was offering "WE". It's an incredible offer that the crowds didn't receive, but the disciples did. Jesus may very well be asking you the same question today.

Delivered to the Galena Bible Church, Sunday March 8th, 2015 by pastor Chris Kopp.

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Doctrine to Doxology: The story of man in the story of God

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Luke 24:25-26  And he said to them, "O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?"

There are two predominant lies that our culture teaches today. The first is that you are the star in your own story. This is a man-centric view of our existence. The second lie is that your story has no eternal significance. This could be called a matter-centric view of our existence where the only thing that has significance is matter itself, and not what happens with that matter. These are polar opposites, and pull at our affections, purpose, and values. Yet the Gospel intersects our story in such a way as to answer the problems with both of these lies. It's that our story is not THE Story: The story of God. And the incredible claim of the Gospel, is that God invites us into His story. This sermon is a narrative teaching on the Doctrine of man, and the Doctrine of Sin.
Delivered by pastor Chris Kopp, Sunday March 1st 2015 at the Galena Bible Church.
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