Sermons by Murray Lee

How to Think About the Role of Elder

August 20, 2017 1 Timothy 3:1-7 How do we think about the elders who are called by God to shepherd us? Are they superheroes of the faith, with a different communication line to God than the rest of us? What does the Bible say about elders? We are beginning a new series called “New Leaders.” […]

The Resurrection and Work

July 30, 2017 Luke 24:49  Sometimes, it is tempting to compartmentalize our faith and work into separate categories of the sacred and secular. The Gospel corrects us, for as far as the curse is found, the Resurrection reaches farther. Throughout this series, the way that the Resurrection affects our work has been a part of […]

Is Our Work for Our Glory?

July 16, 2017 Genesis 11:1-9 In our work, it is easy to focus on seeking our own security and glory. In Genesis 11, the people of Babel sought those things when building the tower. Through this Scripture, the Lord reveals to us this problem with our work and the rescue that we need. Sermon Outline: […]

Is Work Pointless?

July 9, 2017 Ecclesiastes 2:17  How do we find joy in work that feels pointless? We are designed to work, but we are not created to find our worth in it. When we build our life on the Lord, we are able to rejoice and find contentment in the life He has given us.

Secular Work

June 25, 2017 1 Cor. 7:17 How we think about our work reveals our understanding of the Gospel.  Are we so busy that we think our work is at best tangential, and at worst unrelated, to the Gospel?  The Apostle Paul teaches that Christians must learn to ask new questions about our work and to see […]

Cultivation

June 18, 2017 Genesis 1:28; 2:8-9, 15 Many times, we are unable to articulate how our work participates with God in the cultivation of His creation. The reason for this is that we focus on bearing God’s image in the kind of work we do, rather than in the act of work itself. When God’s […]

God and Work

June 11, 2017 Genesis 1:26-27; 2:1-3, 15  What does the Bible say about work? Does it tell us that work is a necessary evil that we must do so that we can make money to support our lifestyles? Does it teach that our worth is tied to our position at work, or that there are more and […]

Costs and Rewards

May 21, 2017 Galatians 6:1-10 What will it cost us to love others well? It will cost our comfort, our aspirations, and our resources. But if we love others as Christ has loved us, we will have not only the joy of eternal rewards, but present rewards as well. We will have the joy of […]

New Fight

May 14, 2017 Galatians 5:16-26 In Galatians 5:16-26, Paul says that every believer is engaged in a fight between the flesh and the Spirit. The flesh represents the sinful ways we turn our desires of God’s good gifts into abnormal, over-desires. The Sprit, on the other hand, works within us to produce fruit that makes […]