Sermon Apart From Jesus There Is Nothing

Apart From Jesus There Is Nothing

Me, me, me. Humans are so selfish, right?! The funny part? We often don’t realize we are doing it. Before we go further, please read the sermon text in the quote below. Notice a theme? The rich man centers his questions and answers on himself. “What can I do”? and “I have kept this perfectly”. …

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Sermon The Mystery of Marriage

The Mystery of Marriage

How is marriage a mystery? Well, if you have been married, then you know that marriage can be difficult while at the same time a tremendous blessing. But that’s not the mystery. In the original Greek language “mystery” was not a puzzle to be solved. Rather, it meant something hidden, not to be understood until …

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Sermon Be merciful

Be merciful

**Due to the extreme heat, the service was not recorded and we are sharing an appropriate sermon from last year. Please stay safe in this unusual weather. ** One word makes an significant impact. The word AS. Those two little letters point to the mercy the Father shows us and it is unmatched.  The way …

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Sermon Abide in My Love

Abide in My Love

God is love. That simple phrase carries a beautiful and accurate sentiment that has gotten lost in our commercialized world. We see it used on bumper stickers, billboards and co-opted by organizations with their own agendas. But God truly is love. The natural world world wants to see God as rules, judgement and punishment. But …

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Sermon God’s Patience with Jerusalem

God’s Patience with Jerusalem

Tonight’s sermon text is based on the Gospel reading, Matthew 24. Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. 2 But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here …

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Sermon Repentance

Repentance

Today’s sermon text is from the first chapter of Mark, 14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” The hardest part of what Jesus said in this text seems …

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Sermon Fear of the Lord

Fear of the Lord

The word fear has a few different meanings and for the sake of understanding it is important to understand the context where its used. When we’re told to fear the Lord, it doesn’t mean we should be scared. Many times angels tell people to “Do not be afraid.” Rather, in the context of the Lord, …

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Sermon Be Merciful, Even As Your Father is Merciful

Be Merciful, Even As Your Father is Merciful

One word makes an significant impact. The word AS. Those two little letters point to the mercy the Father shows us and it is unmatched.  The way of the world usually means mercy is only given to those who “deserve” it – like the sick or the poor. But our Heavenly Father graciously gives us …

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Sermon The Word of Christ Bestows Peace (Sermon from 2009)

The Word of Christ Bestows Peace (Sermon from 2009)

We meet many challenges in this world – be they physical, spiritual, financial or emotional. But we know that it is He, who died on that cross for us, that governs us and this world and that death will lead to everlasting life. Everything in between is in His hands of providence. We have the …

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Sermon Our sanctuary during the storms of life

Our sanctuary during the storms of life

When the storms of life rage, we have a safe house – a sanctuary – in the house of God. It is our safe haven because Christ is its cornerstone, the disciples its foundation and the kingdom of believers comprises the rest. It is NOT built on the wisdom of man but built on God’s …

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