Sermons by Tom Andrews

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Pastor Tom Andrews is the lead Pastor at HarborPointe community church.

2017-09-03 The Kingdom Comes to the Powerful

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The Kingdom Comes to the Powerful This morning I would like to suggest that the kingdom comes to the powerful (1 Cor 4:20), although this is not power in the normal sense of the word. On the one hand, Jesus’ kingdom evidences miracles that only the hard-hearted can dismiss (Matt 11:20- 21; Luke 5:17). But […]

2017-08-27 The Kingdom Comes to the Committed

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THE KINGDOM COMES TO THE COMMITTED Although Jesus and Paul are sometimes set at odds as if they as if they are theological adversaries, it is clear they agree on this one theme: Only the Committed Are Eligible for the Kingdom. Jesus says “Blessed are the persecuted because of right living, for theirs is the […]

2017-08-13 The Kingdom Comes as an Inheritance

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The Kingdom Comes as an Inheritance  Galatians 5:19-24; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 “Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done”… such a great prayer because it frees us from ourselves, our petty concerns and into the grand scheme of God. In fact, a strong biblical case could be made from both the teachings of Jesus and the […]

2017-08-06 The Kingdom Comes to the Caring

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The Kingdom Comes to the Caring Romans 14:17 The Kingdom was Jesus’ favorite topic, from the start of his ministry (Matt 4:12, 17) until the end (Acts 1:3). Yet is seems ironic that the number one evangelist of the early church, the Apostle Paul, so seldom talked about the kingdom himself…instead focusing on justification by […]

2017-07-30 The Kingdom is Coming

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THE KINGDOM IS COMING One of the main teaching of the New Testament is the soon, imminent return of Jesus (Rev 22:16, 20; 1 Thes 4:13-15). Along with the coming of the king is the coming of the kingdom (Luke 22:17- 18). The disciples hoped they would see the kingdom come (Acts 1:6)…but Jesus never […]

2017-07-23 The Kingdom is Within

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THE KINGDOM IS WITHIN / AMONG Most of us are familiar with the first verse in the Bible “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen 1:1), but maybe not equally as familiar with the last: “The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.” (Rev 22:21) These two verses […]

2017-07-16 Not Far

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THE KINGDOM IS NOT FAR Jesus was the Master of Irony. The last shall become first. The meek shall inherit the earth. Blessed are the poor. Blessed are those that mourn. There was a sense in which Jesus was saying if you think you have arrived, that is when you are truly in a dangerous […]

2017-07-09 The Kingdom is Near

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Series: The Kingdom is Ironic The Kingdom is Near Matthew 3:2; 4:17 God seems to have an ironic way of trying to draw us ever more deeply into his kingdom. He takes a wild man, like John the Baptist, to help us realize our need for a ruthless self-inventory, confession, and absolution to draw us […]

2017-07-02 Spiritual Heart Exam

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Spiritual Heart Exam Matthew 3:2; 4:17 If Jesus is our great Physician, we must submit to a spiritual heart exam, allowing his words to penetrate our soul (Heb 4:12-13) as we prepare for the rigorous challenge of entering the kingdom of God (Matt 4:17). This message became the main teaching point of Jesus’ call to […]

2017-06-25 Keep First Things First

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Keep First Things First Matthew 6:33  “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” So says Steven Covey and I think Jesus would applaud his sentiments (Matt 6:33). Worry, even about the essentials of life, just gets in the way (Matt 6:25-27), for worry is the antithesis of faith (Matt 6:28-32). […]