Sermon Archive (Page 14)

Outward in Mission

Acts 17:1-9 Acts 17 provides a clear picture of how a commitment to the work of Christ brings both opposition and support. How then are God’s people able to persevere in the mission of making disciples? Perseverance in discipleship is word-based, Christ-centered, Spirit-empowered, community strengthening and transforming. May we, like those Christians in Acts 17, […]

What a Stellar Salvation!

January 4, 2015 Do you ever stopped to consider how absolutely amazing our salvation is? It’s so much more than just forgiving our sins and holding on until we get to heaven. God takes pleasure in continually working in you, his children, for your sake, and so our dark world can catch a glimpse of […]

Lessons Learned from Old(er) People

December 28, 2014 A look at Simeon and Anna, elderly saints who were waiting for the Consolation of Israel/ the Redemption of Jerusalem, and the lessons learned from their lives that drive us to their only hope and our’s … Jesus Christ.

Needing Christ at Christmas – Part 4

Romans 8:1-5 December 21, 2014 Darkness is the feeling of Romans 7.  The Apostle Paul is expressing the despair he feels over the darkness that he finds within himself.  The chapter ends with the struggle: “So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand.  […]

Needing Christ at Christmas – Part 3

Romans 5:12-21 What would you do if you had the power to change the world?  The Bible tells us at the very dawn of time, a man named Adam had that power who used it and changed the world.  Life was ruined in its natural state.  The Bible goes on to say that there was […]

Needing Christ at Christmas – Part 2

Romans 1:18-32 What did the shepherds the night the birth of Jesus was announced and the Romans to whom Paul is writing his letter share in common?  The wrath of God.  That’s the fundamental reason why the shepherds were so afraid when the skies were set ablaze with the glory of God: because they realized […]

Needing Christ at Christmas, Part I

Romans 1:16-17 The book of Romans provides the backdrop for our study this Christmas season.  A city that contained both believers and pagans, Rome needed Christ in a way that Paul presents so clearly and powerfully that in just a few short years, God would utterly change the culture of an empire on whose kingdom […]

Choices

Matthew 7:13-29 Jesus concludes the Sermon on the Mount with a series of choices: one choice will lead to life, the other choice will lead to death.  His words follow challenging teaching.  He has said blessed are the poor in spirit, those who mourn, and those who are persecuted.  He has said anger is murder, […]

Seeing your sin first…

Matthew 7:1-11  Why does Jesus command us not to judge in Matthew 7, and to judge carefully in John 7?  How can he say, “Do not judge,” and in the same paragraph call us to judge with whom we are to share the wisdom we’ve been given?  Jesus’ words call for careful self-examination and drive […]