Sermons by Cor Chmieleski

Sermons by Cor Chmieleski

God Had Given Them Great Joy (Downtown Minneapolis)

Nehemiah 12:27-43 27 At the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem, the Levites were sought out from where they lived and were brought to Jerusalem to celebrate joyfully the dedication with songs of thanksgiving and with the music of cymbals, harps and lyres. 28 The musicians also were brought together from the region around Jerusalem—from the villages of the Netophathites, 29 from Beth Gilgal, and from the area of Geba and Azmaveth, for the musicians had built villages for themselves around Jerusalem. 30 When the priests and Levites had…

What God Has Accomplished (Downtown Minneapolis)

Nehemiah 6:15-19 16 When all our enemies heard about this, all the surrounding nations were afraid and lost their self-confidence, because they realized that this work had been done with the help of our God. 17 Also, in those days the nobles of Judah were sending many letters to Tobiah, and replies from Tobiah kept coming to them. 18 For many in Judah were under oath to him, since he was son-in-law to Shekaniah son of Arah, and his son Jehohanan had married the…

Canceling Debts and The Kingdom of Heaven (Downtown Minneapolis)

Nehemiah 5:1-3 5 Now the men and their wives raised a great outcry against their fellow Jews. 2 Some were saying, “We and our sons and daughters are numerous; in order for us to eat and stay alive, we must get grain.” 3 Others were saying, “We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards and our homes to get grain during the famine.” Download Message Slides Download Message Notes

The One Sent By God (Downtown Minneapolis)

Nehemiah 2:1-20 2 In the month of Nisan in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was brought for him, I took the wine and gave it to the king. I had not been sad in his presence before, 2 so the king asked me, “Why does your face look so sad when you are not ill? This can be nothing but sadness of heart.” I was very much afraid, 3 but I said to the king, “May the king live forever! Why should my face…

Nehemiah Points to Christ in Name, Intercession, and Role (Downtown Minneapolis)

Nehemiah 1:1-11 1 The words of Nehemiah son of Hakaliah: In the month of Kislev in the twentieth year, while I was in the citadel of Susa, 2 Hanani, one of my brothers, came from Judah with some other men, and I questioned them about the Jewish remnant that had survived the exile, and also about Jerusalem. 3 They said to me, “Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem…

What steps is Hope taking in response to the Gospel and Race? (Downtown Minneapolis)

Amos 5:21-27 “I hate, I despise your religious festivals;    your assemblies are a stench to me.22 Even though you bring me burnt offerings and grain offerings,    I will not accept them.Though you bring choice fellowship offerings,    I will have no regard for them.23 Away with the noise of your songs!    I will not listen to the music of your harps.24 But let justice roll on like a river,    righteousness like a never-failing stream! 25 “Did you bring me sacrifices and offerings    forty years in the wilderness, people of Israel?You have…

How Should Christians Engage the Topic of Abortion? (Downtown Minneapolis)

Psalm 138:13-16 13 For you created my inmost being;    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;    your works are wonderful,    I know that full well.15 My frame was not hidden from you    when I was made in the secret place,    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;    all the days ordained for me were written in your book    before one of them came to be. Download Message Slides Download Message Notes

How should we, as the church, address current cultural realities about sexuality? (Downtown Minneapolis)

1 Corinthians 15:1-5 1 Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. 2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. 3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according…

Resist the Enemy (Downtown Minneapolis)

1 Peter 5:8-9 8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. Download Message Slides Download Message Notes

God Gives Grace to the Humble (Downtown Minneapolis)

1 Peter 5:5-7 5 In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud    but shows favor to the humble.” 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Download Message Slides Download Message Notes