Sun, Apr 18, 2021
Duration: 47 mins 42 secs
No attempt to be original with the title line for the sermon. We will, however, explain its roots in Abram's story (Genesis 12:1-3). Abram embraced his call as a blessed man; he returned the favor by blessing others. His life--on the move, intending to mend, and aiming to multiply--provides a wonderful example for how to live with purpose. Indeed, we are blessed to be a blessing.
Sun, Feb 07, 2021
Duration: 44 mins 49 secs
Jesus called disciples to do good. Our good words and good works testify to the goodness of God. Sadly, in our current climate, the testimony of the church is less stellar. Worse yet, this turns people off God. Offering two timeless metaphors -- salt and light -- Jesus implores his followers to be engaged but distinct in the places God has se(nt) them. Where are you set? What good can you do?
Sun, Jul 12, 2020
Duration: 35 mins 36 secs
Followers of Jesus imitate his kingdom mission. Fortunately, we do not work alone, in our own power, but in Jesus's presence by the power of His Spirit. John offers his slant on the Great Commission. In this text, he records Jesus's symbolic breath, promising the Spirit and calling his disciples to live an inspired life to make an impact for the kingdom. The same calling applies to us today.
Sun, Sep 15, 2019
Duration: 43 mins 25 secs
God has a mission. He intends his people to join Him, both as "sent out" missionaries and "sending" churches. All His people are called to live on mission. This sermon explains God's mission and how we have joined Him. It also reflects on Psalm 67 as a beautiful reflection of God's heart for all peoples to know Him.
Sun, Apr 15, 2018
Learning is verified by our application. Practice, not study, perfects. All our Bible reading, ministry training, and Sunday School lessons mean little if we do not DO what we have been taught. In the Great Commission, Jesus challenges us to teach others to obey everything he commanded. We should be PRO*DO.
Sun, Apr 08, 2018
Duration: 32 mins 32 secs
Sadly, Christians are known more for what they are against than for whom they follow and what they affirm. A real "protesting" Christian, however, stands for what Jesus stands for: The Great Commission and Great Commandment. In the opener to this four-part series, we call Christians to be "Pro-Go," on the move, living with purpose.