SERMON ARCHIVES


September 2020
Committed To Christ: A Life Lived As A Praying Disciple
September 13
We are continuing in our Series “Committed to Christ: Essential Practices of a Disciple.” Our focus for this week is on the essential practice of prayer. Why is this an essential practice? What is the impact on your life? The answers to these questions are at the heart of this lesson.
Committed To Christ: Fan Or Follower
September 6
Paul is in the court of King Agrippa on trial for the accusations brought against him. While making his defense, Paul offers his testimony of who he was as a Pharisee before his encounter with Christ compared to who he is now as a follower of Christ. His was not only a testimony but also an invitation to join him in following Christ.
August 2020
The Choices We Make
August 30
Answering questions such as “What is your highest priority?” or “Who do you say the Son of Man is?” gives you pause to reflect on your relationship with God. What does the choices we make say about our faith journey? Perhaps the deeper question is what can we do to make better choices?
Making Godly Choices
August 23
For six weeks now, we’ve been talking about doing the work of disciples and living out our faith. Our reading provides an opportunity to reflect on making Godly choices. So, naturally we must answer the question “How do we do that? How do we make Godly choices?”
A Matter Of The Heart
August 16
Our Gospel reading is a story of fear and of faith. There were twelve disciples in the boat. We usually don’t give much attention to Peter getting out of the boat—in the middle of a storm no-less. What is the lesson for us today? Have you walked on water lately?
Have You Walked On Water Lately?
August 9
Our Gospel reading is a story of fear and of faith. There were twelve disciples in the boat. We usually don’t give much attention to Peter getting out of the boat—in the middle of a storm no-less. What is the lesson for us today? Have you walked on water lately?
You Feed Them!
August 2
Jesus tells the disciples that there isn’t any reason to send the crowd away and then instructs the disciples to feed the people. There is not anything wrong in their assessment—they indeed have five loaves and two fish. The problem lies in their inventory.
JULY 2020
Both/And Not Either/Or
July 26
Our reading today is a series of parables Jesus offered explaining what the kingdom of heaven is like and ends with Jesus inferring that disciples train to bring out both the old and the new that is the treasure of heaven. What did that mean for these first followers of Jesus? What does it mean for the followers of Jesus today?
Wheat & Weeds; Specks & Logs
July 19
Conventional wisdom says if something is broken, fix it or get someone who can. The parable of the wheat and weeds turns conventional wisdom on its head.
The Sower, The Seed, & Responsible Grace
July 12
God sows the seed of his grace generously and indiscriminately. To be the seed that falls on good soil we must choose to follow Jesus.
The Great Commission
July 5
These are Jesus’ final words on earth to his followers. They are an expression of invitation, purpose, and expectation.