We preach in hopes that you will learn and live more fully for the glory of God.
"If you want to be fulfilled, then come to Jesus."
The Bible ends with an incredible description. It describes eternity for those whom Jesus' saves. It tells readers there will be no more evil, no more pain, no more crying, and no more death. It describes a city almost too beautiful for description. At the center of the city is God, the one who made it possible. A single phrase summaries this description, "all things new." This is a series of sermons on the newness of eternity in the book of Revelation
How we answer certain questions will determine the direction of our lives. Who am I? What is my purpose? What happens when I die? But perhaps most life affecting is how you answer a single question about Jesus: Who is this?
The Gospels contain lots of stories about people meeting Jesus. The recounting of these experiences show that something about Jesus’ elicited a strong reaction. People didn’t always respond to Jesus positively, but they almost always responded passionately. This series of sermons examines stories of people who had encounters with Jesus and how it changed them.
Lust is a desire for something forbidden that dishonors God and disregards object. Like several of the seven deadly sins, it can seem harmless. This series of sermons is about why it is so dangerous and how we can stop doing it.
Bread, milk, and meat are basic elements of the human diet. The authors of Scripture use these foods to describe the importance of ingesting God’s Word. Without the Bible a spiritual life will shrivel into an unhealthy skeleton of what it could be. But when it is read, its spiritual nourishment energizes, strengthens, and grows the reader. Many think they should read the Bible more; this series of sermons, on the Bible as spiritual food, offers people reasons they should want to.
Before the lights, tinsel, trees, and wreathes, Christmas was the celebration of Jesus’ birth. At the heart of it all is a birth story with familiar details – a genealogy, a virgin, a carpenter, an angel, a name, a prophecy, and a baby. And these details all point to one thing: Jesus is Messiah. This series of sermons explains how the details of Jesus’ birth point to him being Messiah and why him being Messiah matters.
Jesus’ longest recorded sermon, and most influential, is traditionally called The Sermon the Mount. The sermon is full of famous proclamations, phrases that are often memorized or hung on walls. But why are these words important 2,000 years later? This series of sermons is about The Sermon on the Mount and why it still matters.
A Christian’s citizenship is in Heaven. Their primary allegiance is not to a president or king, but to Christ who is the King of Kings. At the same time Christians live, work, play, and raise families in human civilizations. Often culture is in opposition to Christianity’s core beliefs and values, forcing Christians to make difficult choices about how to interact with the societies in which they live. How do we live in the world and still bring honor to our true home? This series is about living as a sojourner.
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.” Romans 12:1 This famous verse, written by one of Christianity’s greatest leaders, is often ignored or misunderstood. This series of sermons explores the topic of sacrifice in the New Testament and explains why and how we should take Paul’s urging seriously.
“If Satan is against us and God is for us, then the best choice we have is to surrender to God’s power and the hope it brings.”
God has invited us to grab our gloves and lace up our cleats as we realize through his ultimate playbook that he wants us to join his team, train hard, celebrate salvation, and encourage one another. This VBS Sunday sermon invites everyone to get their game on!