Monday, September 15, 2014

That you may know you have eternal life.

1st John has a lot to say about what it means to be saved. How do you know you have eternal life? What is eternal life? How are we to share this with others? These questions and many others we will be looking at as we go through this new series in 1st John: That You May Know You Have Eternal Life.
In this sermon we look at what is involved in the sharing of the Gospel: 1. Testimony, 2. Truth, 3. Invitation, and 4. Joy. Hope you enjoy and learn along with us.
Delivered by Pastor Chris Kopp to the Galena Bible Church on September 14th, 2014.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Hebrews: Check Your Faith

The old time lesson of "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" rings as true today as it did when it was first said. To prevent apathy in our Christian life we are always encouraged by scripture to evaluate our faith. In what or in whom does our faith reside. It is far too easy for us to misplace our faith in that which won't last. Hebrews 13 is a shotgun pattern of subjects that all serve to remind us of this truth. We can trust in and do things that have nothing to do with Jesus, the one to whom our faith should belong.
Sermon delivered by pastor Chris Kopp. Delivered to the Galena Bible Church, Sunday September 7th, 2014.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hebrews: Disciplined for God's Glory

For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
(Hebrews 12:11)

Continuing in the faith is much like an endurance race. There is aways challenges, but it is easier if we have discipline and are trained. The same that it would be impossible for the average person to run a marathon without training, we will not finish the race well if we don't have discipline. 
In this sermon Pastor Chris Kopp shares how we are disciplined for God's Glory. Delivered to the Galena Bible Church, Sunday August 31st, 2014.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Church's Greatest Need - Prayer

Galena Bible Church was blessed to host Dean Trune for a three day conference on Spiritual disciplines and prayer. Dean challenged the church to be a people committed to prayer in this sermon delivered to the Galena Bible Church, Sunday Aug. 24th, 2014.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Hebrews: Foundations of Faith

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation.
(Hebrews 11:1-2)
In a current culture that values celebrities over true heroes, it is no wonder that we truely lack people who we can look up to and seek to emulate. Hebrews chapter 11 gives an account of heroes of the Old Testament who, by faith, obtained a good testimony. They make it such that we have assurance in life, assurance in death, and assurance in God's loving sovereignty. 
Sermon delivered to the Galena Bible Church by pastor Chris Kopp, Sunday August 18th, 2014.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hebrews: All or Nothing

But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.
(Hebrews 10:39)

Hebrews 10 begins to unpack what it practically means for us that Christ is better than all things previous. In this sermon we look at how Faith, Hope, and Love interconnect to show that the Christian life is an all or nothing relationship.
Delivered to the Galena Bible Church, Sunday August 10th, 2014.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Hebrews: The Tabernacle

But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) he entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.
(Hebrews 9:11-14)
No commanded ritual Old Testament practice points the way to the finished work of Christ quite like the Tabernacle. Through the Gate, past the brazen alter, into the holy place, and to the Holy of Holies our great High Priest Jesus has secured for us eternal redemption through His own blood. In this sermon Pastor Chris Kopp teaches through Hebrews Chapters 8 and 9 to show us the meaning of the Tabernacle and the Gospel.
Delivered to the Galena Bible Church, Sunday August 3rd, 2014.