Sermons (Page 2)

Dramatic Israel

When God had freed Israel from slavery, they wandered for 40 years. During their physical travels, they wandered spritually as well. Like a dramatic teenager, they distrusted God, and lost their faith. God sent snakes, and Israel was bitten by the consequenses of their actions. In the same way, we can be bitten by the…

I Need A Sign!

What does the ten commandments and Jesus driving the merchants out of the temple have in common? They were signs from God that held meaning then and still hold meaning and hope for us today. At that time, the Jews asked Jesus by what sign did you did these things? Three years later, the disciples…

Captivity & Freedom

Captivity is mentioned in the bible, Israel was captive in Egypt. And many of the apostles were held captive during their service to our Lord. Today we enjoy freedom, but are we free? Or are we captive to greed, lust, envy or revenge? Are we captive in other ways? These are more insidious, and can…

The Gospel In Seven Words

As we gather for Ash Wednesday, we will examine our theme – “The Gospel In Seven Words”. Imagine you have the opportunity to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Could you share it quickly and clearly? Try to present it in just seven words. Throughout our Lenten Season, we will develop our testimony to be…

Listen to Him!

When Peter, James, and John climbed the mountain with Jesus, the disciples saw Him as He truly was – as the Son of God standing with Moses and Elijah, dazzling in brightness. When God spoke, he simply said, “Listen to Him!” Jesus later asks them if they have been paying attention. There is a difference…

Heaven’s Secret Weapon

Mark’s gospel documents Jesus bringing healing and good news in the face of the forces of evil. After a very full day, Jesus felt overwhelmed. What next? Jesus went off to pray. He made time for prayer. Are you feeling overwhelmed? It can be difficult in our busy lives to make time for prayer–but if…

Teaching with Authority

Remember getting ready for the first day of school… thinking about what kind of teacher we would want? A teacher who knows their stuff, and teaches with authority! Jesus cast out demons with authority–this made the disciples’ first day of school exciting! May we be filled with this same excitement for His word and His…

Go Fish!

Ever played go fish? Holding on to your cards is the goal. You don’t know what you’ll get in the card game – skill patience and faith are required. Jesus asked the disciples to fishing for people instead of fish–what a concept! Simon Peter and Andrew left their boats to fish for people. They did…