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 Where is Jesus?

Where is Jesus?

In this familiar story, we hear about Mary and Joseph spending three days looking for Jesus only to find him in the temple. We might be tempted to say, well, of course he was there, like Jesus says to them. But how often do we look for Jesus in the wrong place? Our human nature …

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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 What is mercy? (Sermon from 2008)

What is mercy? (Sermon from 2008)

It’s not easy to act with mercy – towards ourselves or others – but we have the best example of mercy in God’s love toward us. Today’s sermon is based on these verses from Luke 6, 36 Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. 37 “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and …

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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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Sermon More than Conquerors

More than Conquerors

Today’s sermon (July 30th) focused on the delicate and, at times, difficult to understand topic of predestination. You can listen to the sermon below. The topic is rich with discussion so leave your thoughts and questions in the comments section. Following are the Scripture readings for today’s sermon. Epistle: Romans 8:28-39 28 And we know that for …

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