Sermons on Easter

Jesus Isn’t Done Yet!

As the shepherd comes to the sheep, Jesus, the Good Shepherd, comes to us as the Messiah. As anticipated by the prophets of old, He entered by the door, and He laid down His life for the sheep. Jesus came to shepherd His one flock and He is not done yet! He is still at…

How Did He Do It?

Ever since Peter gave the first sermon in our reading from Acts, the disciples and other believers have been sharing the Good News of Jesus. How could they do this? How could they overcome any fear? Even with numerous challenges and obstacles, they shared. But I can’t do it? It’s too hard! Or is it?…

Fellowship

Have you ever said something, and the listener heard something completely different? Poor communication has been with us for centuries. The word ‘Fellowship’ (from the original Greek Koinonia) can be misconstrued as well. It meant gathering as friends but also to hold something in common. Thomas’ disbelief put a damper on the fellowship of the…

Is That All?

When the women at the tomb discovered that Jesus was risen, Mary records that “they told no one.” They were astonished and afraid. Today, how will we react to the Good News? Will we share it? Or will we, too, say nothing? Fear can paralyze us, fear of what to say, fear of messing up…

that we may be one!

When Jesus said His last final goodbye, John 17 captured this prayer, a prayer for who and what mattered most to Him:      “May God’s people be one!” Today, we sometimes pull back and exist in isolation. May we strive to be one, to overlook our differences, and tear down those barriers. Lord, help us…

Created in Christ

Our theme verse for this year’s Sunday School is Ephesians 2:10. To be Created in Christ, we are not only physically alive but spiritually alive as well! Not to be living among the world, and deserving of wrath, but instead alive in Christ and living a spirit-filled life. He treats us with mercy because of…

Mother’s Day 2017

Reminder: call your mom today 😉 Honoring your mother has its foundation in the fourth commandment. Today, moms are tasked like never before and still strive to be godly and worthy of honor. Like Mary the mother of Jesus, may we also be the Lord’s servant, no matter what comes. May God continue to bless…

The Tough Shepherd

Pictures of Jesus show him as the Good Shepherd, but that’s only part of the story. In reality, shepherds were tough! Like earthly shepherds, He stood ready to protect His sheep from the enemies of the church–this was the strong & tough side of our Good Shepherd. Even today, He continues to give abundant life.…