Sermons & More

Love, Forgiveness, and Justice (2-18)

Jesus prayed that we would be one! That we here would be one and that we would be one with the rest of His church. That means that you and I have to become part of the Gospel story. Jesus suffered horrendously before and during the Crucifixion for you. We can no longer afford to sit by and do nothing. You can’t make the excuse, “Let somebody else do it.” That it’s someone else’s thing. You are the one called to Go! Take the Next Step!

Authority & Control (2-11)

Our enemy uses our weaknesses, our biases, our hurt, and the situations and circumstances of life to further His kingdom in this world. God, in His infinite wisdom, authority, and control uses those same things for the good of those that Love Him, who walk according to His will: who walk in obedience.

Truth, Courage, and Choice (2-4)

As Believers we need to set aside our fear of what others are saying or doing or what we think they might say or do and take our Next Step. Either we walk in fear as Pilate did and in the process reject the Truth and serve the World, or we Take our Next Step in courage making the right choices, Truth choices, that Jesus has led us to…

Truth & Hatred

“Once a man allows himself to hate he can neither think nor see straight, nor listen without distortion” (Barclay). Hatred colors all other things; it becomes the lens through which we perceive the World. It is a terrible thing and does not hesitate to twist the Truth…

Many who claim to be Christians fuss and fume over petty slights, trivial differences – more concerned with what they want than fulfilling the Great Commandment!

Searching for Truth (1/21)

The Spirit tells us in Amos 3:3 that two cannot not walk together unless they have agreed to do so.  You cannot walk with God if you are going your own way,  you are either “On the Journey” with Christ or you are not.  You can’t walk in two directions at the same time and in order to leave your way and go His way you must believe and repent. You can’t be of the world and of the Kingdom; either you belong to one or the other.

Beginning (1-14)

Any Journey has a beginning. We have looked at the beginning of Jesus’s Journey (John 1:1-5, 14) and we are approaching the end of His journey on earth in John’s gospel…

We begin our journey with Jesus when we are born again, given new life, and we do that in and through – prayer….

Jesus started His ministry with baptism and prayer, in fact if you study the gospels Jesus did nothing without prayer.

The Gift, Part 1, Sermon 2 (Christmas Eve)

The Gift, Salvation is a gift, that gift is found in the birth, life, and death of Christ. The Gift was not just the birth of a child it was the giving of a life!

The gift of the babe in the manger is the promise, the true gift was given to us at Calvary, that is where our sin was nailed to a cross. For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21). It is at the Cross that a life was given for us so that we could be reconciled to God. It is there that the blood fell so that we could be justified…

The Gift – Part 2, Sermon 1 (12/24)

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. – John 3:16-18

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God. – Ephesians 2:8

There is far more to The Gift than is seen from the outside…

The Gift was not just the birth of a child it was the giving of a life!

Jesus & Peter (12-17)

Denying yourself is not easy, it takes effort and a change of perspective. We as Believers must steadily and thoroughly strive to apply the words and will of God into our lives.  “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” – Romans 12:1-2

The Love of Jesus (12/10)

Here we see the humanity of Jesus displayed clearly just as we saw him being God in the miracles and love he has shown throughout the gospels. This prayer here in the garden shows us that while he is fully God, He is also like us since He is fully man.