Sun, Jan 14, 2018
Duration: 37 mins 24 secs
One of the best ways to serve others is pray for them. When we talk to God about others, we lay before him their greatest needs. And, as Paul teaches us, that's not for a job promotion or healthy diagnosis, but for abounding love, discernment, and hope for Jesus' return.
Sun, Jul 30, 2017
Duration: 41 mins 18 secs
Jesus is not looking for fans, but followers. He is not as interested in decisions as disciples. Those who chose to follow Jesus must do the hard work of counting the cost in advance. Otherwise, you might be like the person who started a building project, but did not finish it.
Sun, May 07, 2017
Duration: 55 mins 33 secs
Faith is practice, not simply principle. One of the greatest ways to learn theology is to live it. The book of James reflects a "Just Live It" theology. This sermon takes an in depth look at James 1:19-27.
Sun, Mar 05, 2017
Duration: 34 mins 28 secs
Jesus suffered and so will his followers. The apostle Peter circles around this theme several times. He implores them to face proper, expectant suffering at the hands of their religious opponents, not to create suffering by posturing or provoking others to anger. The gospel brings its own offense. Many stumbled over Jesus. When followers of Jesus experience similar suffering, like Christ they should face it with joy knowing God uses it to purify them and build character.
Sun, Jul 31, 2016
Duration: 51 mins 34 secs
David is the foil of Saul. While the first king of Israel was proud, David demonstrated humility. He trusted God, stood in His strength, showed restraint, and practiced gratitude. This sermon gleans lessons on humility from the ruddy king of Israel after God's own heart.
Sun, Jul 24, 2016
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 37 secs
King Saul's pride rendered him ineffective. His good looks and tall height could not compensate for his impatience, need to control, and ability to turn others into rivals. This sermon takes note of Saul's ascent and decline as it related to his pride, and draws implications for the ongoing struggle we have with pride.
Sun, Jun 14, 2015
The fear of rejection grips many of us. We reject ourselves and deflect compliments. We reject God and doubt His work in our lives. We reject others in anticipation that they will reject us. And we are not alone. Moses felt the fear of rejection descend on him when God drew him to the burning bush. Their dialogue (Exodus 3-4), showcases the fear of rejection and how the nearness of God can overcome our fears.