Cedar Hills Community Church

Cedar Hills Community Church

Sermons and special events of Cedar Hills Community Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Join us for worship Sundays at 8:30am and 11am. (Live on Facebook) Classes for all ages at 9:45am. Nursery for ages 0-36 mo during Sunday classes and at 11am worship service.

Episodes

September 26, 2022 33 min

WALKING WITH JESUS: Jesus and the Holy Spirit
Steve Poole

TEXT - Luke 3:21-22,  Luke 4:1-2, Luke 4:14-21
OUTLINE

1. Jesus was FULL of the Holy Spirit, and so are WE

a. “And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness” ~ Luke 4:1

b. “And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as ...

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WALKING LIKE JESUS: The Son of Man
Pastor Kent Landhuis

THEME - How Human is Jesus?
TEXT - Hebrews 2:10-13, 14-18

OUTLINE
For this reason, he had to be made like them, fully human in every way. Hebrews 2:17a

1. Celebrate the Glorious Son of Man. 
By his Son, God created the world in the beginning, and it will all belong to the Son at the end. This Son perfectly mirrors God, and is stamped with God’s nature. He holds everything together by...

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September 11, 2022 33 min

WALKING WITH JESUS: The Heart of Jesus.
Pastor Kent Landhuis

THEME - Grow a Heart Like Jesus

TEXT - John 13:1-17

OUTLINE

Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. John 13:1b

1. Grow a loving heart. A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13:34-35

2. Grow a confident heart. J...

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September 4, 2022 27 min

4-Chair Discipleship: Abiding Growth
Pastor Kent Landhuis

THEME - All living things grow.
TEXT - John 15:1-10

OUTLINE
I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5
1. Cultivate Patience. 
 * Growth is hard.
 * Growth takes a long time.
 
2. Cultivate Focus. 
 * Growth requires a relationship with Jesus.
 * Growth requires a relationship with one anot...

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FOUR CHAIR DISCIPLESHIP
The life-long journey of following Jesus together
Steve Poole

THEME - Jesus calls us his family.  Through faith we become His brothers and sisters.

OUTLINE – Romans 12:1-19
1. The family of God, all sitting around a table together is a beautiful image of the local church
•Being a Christian is NOT a destination, it is a life-long journey.

2. All Christians are on the life-long journey of following Jesus together!
•We...

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FOUR CHAIR DISCIPLESHIP: Walls to Growth
Pastor Kent Landhuis

THEME - Disciples face barriers to growth. We are called to break down these walls.

TEXT -  Matthew 19:16-22 

OUTLINE
Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. Matthew 19:21-22

THREE W...

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FOUR CHAIR DISCIPLESHIP: Chair 3 and 4 Disciples. - Pastor Kent Landhuis

THEME - Disciples proclaim Jesus.

TEXT -  Luke 24:47-48 

OUTLINE

It was also written that this message would be proclaimed in the authority of his name to all the nations, beginning in Jerusalem: “There is forgiveness of sins for all who repent.” You are witnesses of all these things. Luke 24:47–48

 1. Proclaim Jesus. 

  • “But you will receive power when the Holy Spiri...
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    FOUR CHAIR DISCIPLESHIP: The Four Chairs
    Pastor Kent Landhuis

    THEME: Disciples live like Jesus.

    TEXT : 1 John 2:6. Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did. 

    OUTLINE: 

    Chair 1: Come and see.

  • The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! John 1:29
  •  Jesus invites seekers to trust in him.
  • Next Step: Repent and Surrender.
  •  Chair 2: Come and follow.

  • “Come, follow m...
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    July 31, 2022 33 min

    Rev. Blaine Newhouse joins us this week as a special guest preacher.

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    MEETING JESUS: The Testimony of Nicodemus
     Steve Poole

    THEME - When Nicodemus encountered Jesus he recognized that he was “a turtle on a post” –he was above everyone else, maybe looking a little silly.  He needed to humbly recognize his need for the savior, Jesus, and be born again.

    TEXT - John 3:1-21, 7:50-52, 19:39-40

    OUTLINE

    A.  Introduction – “I look at the turtle on top of the fence post and remember that he didn’t get there on his...

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    MEETING JESUS: The Testimony of Mary, Mother of Jesus
     Gary Sager

    THEME - Mary will forever stand out as unique, a rare woman among women, who was highly favored and blessed.  

    TEXT - Luke 1: 26-56

    OUTLINE

    A.  Introduction - We are introduced to a very special and unique person—a person who was both impacted by and impactful to Jesus. (Luke 1:26-27)

    B. Why Mary?

    ·         Because we need to take a Biblical look at the Real Mary.

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    MEETING JESUS: The Testimony of the Demoniac - Pastor Kent Landhuis

    THEME - Jesus has authority over darkness.

    TEXT -  Mark 5:1-20

    OUTLINE

    A.  Before Jesus: Total Ruin. Mark 5:1-5

  • Battle forces of darkness. Ephesians 6:12
  • Battle hopelessness.  
  • B. Meeting Jesus: What do you want from me? Mark 5:6-17

  • Meet Jesus the disrupter - he has power and authority.
  • Meet Jesus the liberator - he has mercy and compassion.
  • C. After Jesus: Surrender. Mark 5...

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    MEETING JESUS: The Testimony of John the Baptist -  Pastor Kent Landhuis

    THEME - Jesus is the one who delivers us in our weakness!

    TEXT - John 1:14-33, Mark 1:1-11, Matthew 11:1-19

    OUTLINE

    A.  Before Jesus: Strength and goodness.

  • The voice of one calling in the wilderness. Mark 1:1-8
  • The prophet of repentance. John 1:14-26
  •  B. Meeting Jesus: Awe and Wonder. 

  • Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. John 1:27-53
  • In humilit...
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    June 26, 2022 32 min

    FUTURE FORWARD: Walk in Unity - Pastor Kent Landhuis

    THEME - The Gospel unites us. 

    TEXT - Ephesians 4:1-7

    OUTLINE

    A.  Celebrate gospel-based unity. 

  • One body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one Father.
  • Walk worthy of the calling to which you were called. (4:1)
  •  B. Maintain humility-driven unity. 

  • Walk with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love. Eph.4:2
  • In humility value ...
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    June 19, 2022 36 min

    FUTURE FORWARD: Walk in Submission - Pastor Kent Landhuis

    THEME - When the way forward becomes complicated, we need submission, surrender, and trust.
     
    TEXT - Ephesians 5:21

    OUTLINE
    A.  Walk into the future. 

  • Walk in love. Ephesians 5:1-5
  • Walk in light. Ephesians 5:6-14
  • Walk in wisdom. Ephesians 5:7-20
  • B. Walk toward complexity. 

  • Complexity requires submission. Ephesians 5:21.
  • Submission requires surrender. Matthew 16:24
  • Surrender requires tru...
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    June 12, 2022 27 min

    FUTURE FORWARD: Walk in Wisdom - Pastor Kent Landhuis

    THEME - The way forward requires love, light, and wisdom.

    TEXT - Ephesians 5:15-21

    OUTLINE

    A.  Walk into the Future. 

  • Walk as imitators of God who love. Ephesians 5:1-7
  • Walk as light shining in the darkness. Ephesians 5:6-14
  • B. Avoid Foolishness.

  • How long will you, who are simple, love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? Proverbs 1:22
  • Bewa...
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    June 5, 2022 28 min

    FUTURE FORWARD: Be the Light – Steve Poole

    THEME - Because God holds our future in His hands, our future is secure.

    TEXT - Ephesians 5:6-14

    A.  Warning - Do NOT be deceived, Do NOT partner with the deceived

    B. Progressive Christianity

  • Progressive Christianity Has a Low View of Christ
  • Progressive Christianity Is Focused on Moralism, Not Salvation
  • Progressive Christianity Downplays Our Fallen-ness
  • C. “Welcome is our language, but transformat...

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    May 29, 2022 38 min

    Future Forward: Imitate God - Pastor Kent Landhuis

    THEME - Because God holds our future in His hands, our future is secure.

    TEXT - Ephesians 5:1-7

    OUTLINE

    A.  Imitators of God forgive. 

  • We are forgiven. Ephesians 1&2
  • We forgive others. Ephesians 4:31-32
  • B. Imitators of God love.

  • Love sacrifices. Romans 5:6-8, I John 4
  • Love Protects. Ephesians 5:1-2
  • Love corrects. Ephesians 4:25-30, Ephesians 5:3-7
  • C. Imitators of God obey.

  • Put off the old....
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    May 22, 2022 25 min

    THE FEAR OF THE LORD BRINGS EXTRAVAGANT GRACE - Pastor Kent Landhuis

    THEME - The Fear of the Lord drives out all other fears.

    TEXT - Jonah 4

    OUTLINE

    The fear of the LORD runs toward God.

    A.  The fear of the LORD yields ridiculous transformation. 

  • Jonah 1-3
  • Psalm 51
  • B. Our ridiculous reluctance won’t deter God.

  • Jonah 3-4.
  • But to Jonah this seemed very wrong, and he became angry. Jonah 4:1
  • C. God’s ridiculous extravagance keeps coming.

  • Luke 15
  • Bu...
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    May 15, 2022 27 min

    THE FEAR OF THE LORD – JONAH 3
    Gary Sager

    THEME – God uses reluctant people.

    REVIEW

    1. 2 Kings 14:23-27 – 1st mention of Jonah (vs. 26- 27)
    2.  Jonah 1 - Jonah’s Call and Rebellion (vs. 1-3)
    3. Jonah 2 - Jonah’s Resolution (vs. 9)
    4. Jonah 3 - Jonah’s 2nd Chance (vs. 1 & 2)

  •  Jonah’s Relenting Message (vs. 4)
  • Nineveh’s Response (Verse 5)
  • The King’s Declaration (Verses 6-9)
  •  God’s Restoration
  • 5. Jonah 4

  • Jonah’s Ridiculousness (Verses 1-3)
  • God...
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