Upcoming Sermons

“Do you accept the Word of God?”

Date: September 26, 2021

Passage: Acts 8:14-17, Psalms 124:1-8

God's word is not always easy to accept. Accepting the word of God means that we must accept the people of God in all forms and varieties. Peter learned this valuable lesson in Acts 10 at the home of a Roman soldier. He states: I truly understand that God shows no partiality,  but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him—even the Gentiles are acceptable to God! What lessons have you learned from God’s Word?

“Jesus, Son of God”

Date: October 3, 2021

Passage: Hebrews 4:12-16, Psalms 26:1-12

Jesus is the Son of the Almighty God! Wow! This statement should make us pause and consider the mystery and miracle of Jesus. If you live believing in this mystery, then something within you should get stirred up. This is good news. You and I are in relationship with the Son of God! Wow!

“Perplexed”

Date: October 10, 2021

Passage: Mark 10:17-31, Psalms 22:1-15

If I were a rich person, this Gospel message would perplex me. Jesus says to his disciples being wealthy will make it impossible for the rich to enter the kingdom of God. He also says the first will be last and the last will be first. What is Jesus really saying to rich and the poor?

“Be Careful What You Ask For”

Date: October 17, 2021

Passage: Mark 10:35-45, Psalms 104:1-9

Does Jesus have it backwards? Jesus says that in order to lead well we must first serve well. He uses phrases to describe unethical leadership styles such as “rulers lord it over them” and “great ones are tyrants over them,” in order to criticize the methods of the current leaders. What does it mean to be servant-leader?

“You Know it but are you Living it?

Date: October 31, 2021

Passage: Mark 12:28-34, Psalms 146:1-10

We have a way of taking the familiar for granted. Many of us have scriptures that are meaningful to us and some of us have even memorized verses that got us through a difficult season. Knowing what the word of God says and allowing it to manifest in your life are two different things. Is your fruit visible?

“From the Top”

Date: November 7, 2021

Passage: Mark 12:38-44, Psalms 127:1-5

Out of gratitude we give to God and God’s church. We know that our stewardship is more than giving money. Many of us offer our homes for meetings and gatherings. We offer our car for rides to church or hospital appointments. How wide is your stewardship?

“Enter with Confidence”

Date: November 14, 2021

Passage: Hebrews 10:11-25, Mark 13:1-8

It is unclear who the writer is of the Epistle to the Hebrews. In reading this christocentric letter, one gets the sense that the author was very confident in his beliefs and in stating them. He has provided the recipe for that confidence. Are you seeking greater confidence in your beliefs? Do you desire to express your faith with assurance?

“Bookends”

Date: November 21, 2021

Passage: Revelation 1:4-8, Psalms 91:1-16

Jesus was in the beginning. He is here with us now by the power of his indwelling Holy Spirit, and he will be with us in the end times. We are secure in the knowledge that God has us and we are covered in the shelter of the almighty.

“Be Alert”

Date: November 28, 2021

Passage: Luke 12:25-36, Jeremiah 33:14-16

There is a growing trend of people seeking out mental health professionals because of anxiety. They find themselves living in a state of persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. They experience fast heart rates, rapid breathing, and exhaustion. When these feelings become excessive, it interferes with their daily life. What are you anxious about?

“Do Not Be Anxious”

Date: December 12, 2021

Passage: Philippians 4:4-9, Luke 3:7-18

Often when we become anxious, it’s because we have been belaboring over a subject, or over-thinking and analyzing something, or fixated on a particular issue or person. The object of our focus is causing us to ignore or negate all other areas of our life. It is also seeping all of our joy. Have you considered what’s good in your life lately?

“Don’t Do It Alone”

Date: December 19, 2021

Passage: Luke 1:39-45, Micah 5:2-5

Everyone needs someone. Western culture teaches us that we ought to be able to stand on our own two feet and be independent. I wonder how much more difficult and painful it would have been for Elizabeth if Mary had not shown up. The two women were able to support one another through a difficult time—a time where they both were isolated and worried about the future. Sharing our lives and sharing our stories can lead to less-anxious feelings.

“The Ancestors Matter”

Date: December 24, 2021

Passage: Luke 2:1-7, Isaiah 52:7-10

There is a time in everyone’s life when it becomes important to look back and understand where we come from in order to learn something about ourselves. In order to fully appreciate Jesus, the Savior of the world, and his purpose in coming, it’s imperative that we understand about his ancestors because it matters. Stories matter. History matters. Everyone matters.