No one ever asks a prophet for their opinion. The whole purpose of the prophet was to speak on behalf of God. It is God’s Word that is important. So as long as that is what the prophet speaks, everyone is happy. That’s not entirely true. This Sunday join us as we see some of the intense pressure put on prophets then and now to be silent and not speak for God. Jesus promises that not everyone will be happy.
Familiarity breads contempt. I didn’t make that up – it is an observed rule. Why is it that we always long for the new and different? How sad that this view is in God’s church! Do we despise the faith that we have known from birth because… it’s old to us? May the Spirit guard our hearts from cobwebs of boredom and doubt.
Where will you go when the storms of life come crashing down on your head? That was the question that the disciples found themselves facing. The answer should have been obvious – Jesus! He is the one who can calm any of life’s storms. Are you worried? Are you in a storm? Come and find peace in the middle of your storm as we worship our God.
God bless America! We utter this blessing every time around this year. Our nation celebrates its independence in just a few days. What does our God have to say about our nation? How are we to act? Does it matter what’s in the constitution? How can we treat our elected leaders if we don’t like them? Check out what God has to say about America.
“The kingdom of God is like…” Jesus’ parables open the kingdom of God to everyone. He breaks down the spirit world into dozens of simple stories – each with it’s own nugget of truth. This Sunday we look at how Jesus taught the people of his day, what impact that has on our lives, and how we witness and teach those same truths today.
What would a house divided look like? Jesus takes us down that train of thought in the Gospel lesson. How ridiculous to think that Satan would drive out his own demons. Jesus’ critics were looking for any and every reason to condemn him and his teaching. Jesus was teaching with power not just because he […]
There are different stages in life. This time of year it is common for families to celebrate completing one of those stages. Maybe it’s graduating from high school or completing a course of training. This Sunday we offered thanks to God for all those who are celebrating accomplishments.
What does a church of the AI worship? AI stands for Artificial Intelligence. While no one in this church would worship anything other than themselves, they are dedicated to the idea of bringing “singularity” to reality. They say, when machines become smarter than humans, that will be the closest thing to God the world has ever seen. This Sunday is Trinity Sunday when we remember that our three-in-one God is beyond our understanding and worthy of our worship. The Trinity is also a great test on whether or not a faith is false. Want to learn more? Watch this sermon taken from John 3.
What do the sound of a freight train rushing past and little tongues of fire have in common? They are both signs of the Holy Spirit’s coming on Pentecost. Jesus instructed his disciples to stay in Jerusalem until they were clothed with power. He didn’t disappoint. The power of the Holy Spirit is still at our disposal, but that doesn’t mean it will be through visible signs. The Spirit powerfully changes hearts through his word even today.
How can there be new life if Jesus isn’t with us? The truth is that even though he has ascended into heaven that doesn’t mean that we are left alone. He promised to send us his Spirit and where ever we gather in his name – there he is! He is with us even though he is in heaven.
What does it mean to be God’s friend? We bear his name, he makes us part of his family, is there more? Of course! This Sunday we explore friendship and our incredible God.
New life changes every aspect of life. That goes for the death, disease, and other life changing events. New life doesn’t stop there. The trickle down of new life goes into the ups and downs of our everyday life. When this fundamental change is understood the results are dramatic. Watch to find out how you can have new life everyday.
How great is the Father’s love for us! He calls us his children. And guess what? That is what we are! Sound too simple? On this Good Shepherd’s Sunday come and see just how great the love of the Good Shepherd, Jesus, is for you.
Where can we find new life? Jesus takes time after his resurrection to lead his disciples into his word. He does this because he knows that he is leaving! He does this because his Spirit will use the Word to fan the flame of faith into a blaze! Where can we find new life? It is found in God’s Word – only in Jesus name.
Why aren’t the disciples dancing the in the streets?! Jesus lives! This is true, but there was no peace in their hearts. At least not right away. This “Doubting Thomas” Sunday we’ll look at doubt and see how our God brings peace.
He lives! The grave is broken. Where, O, Death is your victory? Where, O, Death is your sting? Most of the time its a bad idea to taunt anyone. But on Easter Sunday there is nothing that death can do. Eternal life is a fact. Eternal life is ours in Jesus.
Ride on! Ride on! This is the cheer to our Lord as he enters into Jerusalem. Oh, how the week changed! The people who welcomed Jesus into the city on this Sunday may have been the same ones who cried for his death on Friday. Jesus is our King. How does our Attitude compare?
What is the ten step program that we can use to break our addiction to sin? There isn’t one. The addiction that we have goes straight down to our soul. There is no cure. Only Jesus can change us through a heart transplant. It’s a drastic step, but it’s the only one that works! Learn more as we continue our series God’s Courtroom: Rehabilitation Program
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.