Sermons

The Man in Full

When John baptized Jesus, the crowds thought John was the Christ the Messiah but they were wrong. John was not ‘the man in full’ that had been prophesied. Jesus was different. Jesus brought not fear but acceptance, awe and wonder. What does it take for us today to become men and women in full? To have…

Business as Usual

The birth of Jesus was both ‘miraculous’ and ‘business as usual.’ While it only received mention in two of the Gospels, it was business as usual for God–His business of forgiving people from their sins. Let’s listen to hear what was so miraculous and revolutionary about the birth of a small child in Bethlehem so…

Why?

A hard question to answer sometimes… When the city of Jerusalem fell to the Babylonians, people asked why… When we face hardships today, we ask why… We don’t always get an answer but we do have the promise of a Savior – one would come to crush the serpents head. Jesus came, and as we…

True Joy

John the Baptist was full of joy. He was active proclaiming the word and preparing the way for Jesus. While the coming of Jesus brought his people joy, today’s gospel brought a dissonance. John shone a light on the misdeeds of the day, and this caused his imprisonment and death. During his ministry, John had…

Increasing and Decreasing

The part John played in the arrival of Jesus cannot be downplayed. He was a compelling speaker. People thought John was the Messiah, but they were wrong–John even said so. His gospel message was meant to prepare the way of the Lord. What can we do to share the Good News of Jesus? How can…

Our Potter

“Our Potter who art in Heaven…” That’s not how the Lord’s Prayer goes! But we are reminded in this lesson that our Father will mold and shape us to face life’s challenges with Him at the wheel. Let’s listen…

Promises Fulfilled

What’s in a promise? A promise is a commitment by someone to do or not do something. The promise was being fulfilled to David – his offspring would be the Savior. Let’s examine how Jesus was the fulfillment of all those promises from the Old Testament