Overwhelming evidence in a courtroom makes the verdict an easy one to give. The problem is that if you were on the jury or in the judge’s seat, what verdict would you give. The evidence is overwhelming, alright. The problem is that it doesn’t look good for us! Watch to see how God handle the tough case of the human race.
There are common ideas that society simply accepts. Some of these views fly in the face of God’s will. This Sunday we looked at a few of the common societal trends in the light of God’s word. We’ll see that the world isn’t really so different from when Jesus walked the earth. Welcome to week three of our series, God’s Courtroom: Common Law.
Jacob was a man on the run! He thought he could fix everything his way – being deceptive and tricky was how he got through life. All it accomplished was for him to run from his brother who wanted him dead. Did God still love him? How could he know for sure? Watch and find out.
This Sunday we continue the 40-day journey to the cross that started on Ash Wednesday. Do you trust me? (To the moon and back, right?) You answer, “Maybe, Pastor, but it really depends on what you are doing.” Many of you have known me for more than a decade. I’ll tell you what I’m up to on Sunday morning. A better question is do you trust God? God is worthy of your trust.
When we walk into God’s court room, how much does it take to walk away free? No amount of money can pay for our spiritual freedom, of course. What lies do we tell ourselves to walk away? In our parable there is a Pharisee and a tax collector. You’ll hear in the sermon the modern equivalent of the two parties involved.
Can you imagine God in all his glory? I was recently blinded by the sun while driving and didn’t enjoy it. Blinding light is painful. Why do we need to see Jesus in all his glory a few days before Lent? Because spending time focusing on our sin can be a dark experience. Can our God handle the worst we can throw at him? Watch to find out!
How should I follow? There are so many variables… Should I eat everything creation has to offer? …or are there items that should never touch my plate? play sports or not, work or not, get married or not, if you are married – when and how many children to have, dance or not, drink a beer or a glass of wine or not, watch movies or not, gamble or not, and there, are of course, more. This Sunday we close out series on the call of our God with a look at how God wants us to follow him.
John was in jail. The one that John endorsed might suffer a similar fate. The disciples whom Jesus calls in the Gospel of Mark were John’s disciples first! And look at these men, humanly speaking, Jesus could have picked better candidates to start a church that would take his message of love to the whole world. The call into the Gospel ministry is a fascinating look at grace. That grace is for you too. Join us as we see the hidden glory of God in his divine call.
Would you answer the call from God? Where will God lead you? What will you have to change about your life? Samuel was just a boy, but he answered the call of the Lord. This morning we begin our look at God’s call.
“This is my Son whom I love. With him I am well pleased!” These words thundered over the Jordan River. Maybe the first reaction of the casual people bathing in the cool water that day was to run. But if we take a second to consider those transformative words, we’ll find that Jesus’ baptism and the Father’s words have incredible meaning for us even today. By faith you can take those words to heart. Yes, the Father is pleased with you because of Jesus.