Jon Garnant 2015 Sermons

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Call No Man Common       Jan 24, 2015
Prejudice and hate is all too common in humanity. With that backdrop, Garnant launches into a detailed examination of Acts 10. Cornelius, Joppa, Jonah, Nineveh, Simon the Tanner, common vs unclean, and unlawful are some of the subjects Garnant covers. How we can overcome prejudices.
Justice and Mercy       Feb 14, 2015
This message focuses on two very important aspects of the Biblical Law: Justice and Mercy - the weightier matters of the Law.
Passover Rock       March 21, 2015
This message shows Jesus Christ's involvement in Passover - ancient and present. Christ is always there. As we observe the upcoming Passover, let us come together, bound in common understanding and humility, to appreciate, celebrate and renew the covenant of Jesus Christ and salvation - knowing that God through Jesus Christ is always with us.
All Under the Cloud, All Passed through the Sea       March 28, 2015
In is a comparison of Old Testament and New Testament Passovers, this message looks at the New Testament Passover through contrasting the words of Paul and Moses. (1Cor 10:1) Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; (1Cor 10:2) And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; (1Cor 10:3) And did all eat the same spiritual meat; (1Cor 10:4) And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
He Is Not Dead, He Is Risen       April 4, 2015
An overview of the events occurring from the time of Jesus' arrest until the discovery of the empty tomb, His resurrection, appearance before God as the living Wave Sheaf Offering, and the initiation of the count to Pentecost.
It's Not About Bread       April 10, 2015
A look at bread and leaven: its Biblical, historical and chemical nature. In the final analysis, however, it is not about the bread. It is about the spiritual lessons and values we learn through the Days of Unleavened Bread. Only through Jesus Christ - the true Bread from heaven - are we deleavened, cleansed and removed from sin.
Our 40 Days       April 18, 2015
Garnant covers the count to Pentecost. He looks first at the wavesheaf as Christ and Jesus Christ's Ascension and uses Moses/Jesus parallels. Why count 50 days or seven weeks of Sabbaths? What is a Firstfruit? What does the 40 day of Apostles with Jesus and the 40 days of Moses with God, have to do with our 40 days?
Looking Forward and Looking Back       June 6, 2015
Rear-view Mirror       June 27, 2015
Hindsight is 20-20, and in retrospect, we can see all the great things that God has done for us and how He has delivered us. Remember is an important Biblical instruction. Look at your past and learn. Get a good perspective by including the past.
One Hundred to One       August 1, 2015
This message, based on Psalm 146, examines the various circumstances in which people find themselves. Through all sorts of various trials and challenges, it is good to pause and reflect on our lives and the people around us. We should be very grateful, for we know that God, through Jesus Christ, will be there, is there and will always be around and for us.
The Individual Collective       September 5, 2015
The Church needs all of its parts to do its part. Each of us is unique. Each of us is called to do good works. God has set the members in the Church just as He pleases and each has a vital role in serving the Body of Christ.
One Day to Every Day       September 23, 2015
The Day of Atonement, or Yom Kippur, is a day unlike any other. There is more written in Scripture about this day than any of the other annual biblical feast days. This was the one day the High Priest could enter the Holy of Holies within the Temple. The Temple was central to the worship of God by Israel. However, the Temple was destroyed around 70 CE/AD. We do not make pilgrimage to the Temple any longer. We now have something better. God, through Jesus Christ, in an act of loving kindness, has reconciled us to Him, granted us repentance, and allows us to meet with Him whenever and where ever we need Him. We can now have direct and intimate access to God, now and every day, because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, our great High Priest and Savior.
A New Name       October 1, 2015
Why does God change names? Will our name be changed? Yes, and it will be personal and private, as repentance is private and forgiveness is private. The names of Jesus Christ. Mysteries of the white stone and the hidden manna. Don't compare ourselves with others; we are each on a different path. We all have struggles and suffering and setbacks, which empower us with empathy. We wrongly minimize what God has done for us; we forget it over and over, but God knows us intimately.
Within and Without       October 10, 2015
Paul, in Romans Chapter 9, discusses how God views Israel according to the flesh, as contrasted to the Gentiles. He states that the Israelites are very specially favored people, specifically chosen by God. They hold deep historical and religious significance to God. Israel, according to the flesh, was the channel by which Jesus the Messiah was given to the world. However, Paul anguished over his fellow countrymen who did not, for now, believe in and accept the messiahship of Jesus Christ. God has revealed that the issue is not just a matter of race but of grace. Christ died for all mankind - those "without" and those "within." God has now offered a calling to those without, according to His sovereign will. We must respond to that calling by belief and by doing, based on faith in Jesus Christ. We should humbly look closely at ourselves, many of whom were without and whom now God has brought within, and be a light and example to those still without.
Weightier Matters       Nov 14, 2015
Garnant brings to life the focused anger of Jesus toward the hypocritical scribes and Pharisees in Matthew 23.
Seeing Clearly       December 5, 2015
Loving your neighbor as yourself requires us to be resolute in understanding, kindness, gentleness, compassion, justice and mercy toward others. Proper spiritual vision is always looking to remove the beams in our own eyes, our character flaws, rather than focusing on and being critical of the flaws in others.
Wisdom in Not Understanding       December 26, 2015
Referencing the 12th chapter of Daniel and end time events, this message analyzes knowledge and wisdom. Some things are not to be understood until the time is fulfilled. The most important knowledge and wisdom lead us to live righteous lives through God the Father and Jesus Christ.