Define Christian – Rest in Jesus is the second sermon in our summer series. How do you like to get your rest?
Define Christian – Above All takes us into the first part in our new summer sermon series. Ask ten people what is a Christian and you very well might get ten different answers. Not all of those answers will be positive either. So who do you believe?
The Holy Ministry – Persecution looks rough. Knowing that a life of temptation and hardship awaits the Christian doesn’t sound very appealing. What kind of motivation would move someone to sacrifice his or her life?
The Holy Ministry – Compassion is a wake up call. It was the time when the disciples became Apostles. They went from being the students in the seat to the preachers on the streets! What does that look like for us? I think it’s helpful for us to see our audience. There was work to do!
We are all sinners because of the one trespass of Adam. When did that hit him like a ton of bricks? Was it when an angel kicked him and his wife out of Paradise? Maybe it was when his one of his sons killed the other. The curse of sin carries on even today, but so does the promise. Jesus is the promised Savior. We get to be his messengers of hope and forgiveness! The is the first Sunday that we will consider the Holy Ministry.
By pouring out his Holy Spirit, Christ empowered the Church to gather in the great harvest of souls won by the Son. We close out our Easter sermon series on Sunday: He Lives to Pour Out His Spirit!
He Lives to Rule All Things for His Church is a great Ascension theme. It doesn’t talk about how he physically ascended into heaven or how he will return in judgment on the Last Day, but it’s still a good Ascension Sunday theme. You see Ascension is the final of the big three festivals of the Christian church.
He Lives and Calls Me to Live for Him might be a tough theme to put your finger on. You can take this in any direction. First I want you to walk in Paul’s shoes for a few moments as he strolled down the boulevard in ancient Athens.
You are living stone built into God’s house, the church! All of you fit perfectly. That’s no by chance; it’s by design. Don’t be mistaken! Just because you’re a living stone in the wall doesn’t mean you get to sit there and do nothing. You have spiritual acts of worship to do! This is your daily life.
He Lives to Be My Good Shepherd in times of pain. I know that’s not necessarily where you wanted to go, necessarily, on this Good Shepherd Sunday, but Peter takes us down the path of pain.
He lives to bring me peace! That is the cry of the Christian on this Doubting Thomas Sunday. The second Sunday of the Easter season is a redo of everything that happened the week before. This Sunday is all about peace.
A greater type of king is what we need! This is the last of our Greatest Needs series during the season on Lent. A king, you might ask? Yes, you need a king.
Sight for the blind is more than a pair of glasses or contacts. I’ve recently spoken with people who have had cataracts removed from and new lenses implanted in their eyes. It’s amazing!
A gift for the world sounds like a great 80’s tune. The point of Romans 4 is the Apostle Paul expanding on the concept he throws out just a couple verses earlier: For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart the works of the law.