These are sermons on various topics centered around growing as a Christian.
One thing is true whether you love politics or hate them. The same is true whether you vote Democrat, Republican, or any other party. And this truth doesn’t change if your candidate gets elected or not. No matter how you feel about politics, you must decide how you will interact with government. This series explores the Bible on government and answers the question, “to Caesar or not?”
Families are important, but they are also a source of worry, struggle, and pain. While we don’t like to use the word “dysfunctional” about our own families, we know that certain aspects aren’t right. Jealousy, anger, vengeance, secrecy and lies are more common than they ought to be. In this dysfunction we are not alone. In fact, the first family ever created had crazier things going on than most today. This series examines family dysfunction in the book of Genesis in the hope of helping your family become all that God intends it to be.
For some it follows tragedy, for others it is seasonal, and still for others it is a daily struggle. Depression is like walking in the dark while not knowing where the light is or if it will come back on. This series of sermons will not make the darkness go away, but will illuminate with the glow of God’s comforting assurances.
Have you ever wondered where God went? Perhaps in a moment of crisis it seemed that God had left you to fend for your self. Did he forget about you? Did he not care? Was he too weak? This series of sermons asserts that even when you don’t see magical marvels, inexplicable to human intuition, God may still be doing supernatural work. God maybe doing miracles – big and small.
The act of singing to God has become for many a lifeless liturgy or professional performance of praise meant only to satisfy self. This series of sermons declares that when you sing from your heart to God, he is exalted and lives our changed.
Spirituality is in. Across the American culture there are very few things as in vogue. People are flocking towards it in the 2000’s like they did Elvis in the 1950’s or hammer pants in the 1980’s. Everywhere you look you can see some form of spiritual expression. It shows up on TV, on the best sellers list, in movies, and through the ever increasing popularity of spiritual groups. Spirituality has busted out like the next Hunger Games movie or the new American Idol winner. It seems that people in search of spirituality are moving away from Christianity. The problem is not with the lack of spirituality involved in Christianity itself but rather that this spirituality has been sucked out of the church in America. Therefore, it has become uninteresting and uninviting to the people who are looking for a spiritual “fix.” This series of sermons examines the true spirituality of Christianity with the goal of showing people that Christianity offers more.
It seems, in our current culture, one of the worst things someone can be called is “judgmental.” Sadly, this label often given to anyone who declares a belief in a moral standard; Christians are constantly called judgmental. People are reacting to this in one of two ways: They get louder and angrier – seemingly more judgmental – or they stop talking about right and wrong altogether. The average person intuitively understands that these common, yet extreme approaches are both flawed. People shouldn’t yell at everyone who does something they don’t like; people shouldn’t accept everything that everyone does as good. The Bible offers a complex solution to this tension. This series of sermons aims to teach what the Bible says about judging others.
In a world that offers plenty to worry about, worry plagues almost everyone. This is troubling, especially because worry brings with it a wide variety of physical, emotional, and spiritual dangers. While the average person won’t consider it’s dangerous side affects, most would love to remove worry from their lives, but because of it’s universality, most see no hope in ridding themselves of this negative emotional. This series of sermons teaches listeners Jesus’ tips on living a worry-free life.
After C.S. Lewis’ wife died he penned the following words which were published in the book A Grief Observed: Meanwhile, where is God? This is one of the most disquieting symptoms. When you are happy, so happy…and turn to Him with gratitude and praise, you will be—or so it feels—welcomed with open arms. But go to Him when your need is desperate, when all other help is vain, and what do you ﬁnd? A door slammed in your face… Most who have grieved have felt/thought something similar and wondered where God has gone. This series of sermons is a biblical response to the thoughts, feelings, and questions of our pastor and his wife as they grieved two miscarriages in one year (watch the video below for an explanation in our pastor’s words). All of the sermons point to one truth: In the midst of grief, God can be found.
These days a lot of people are asking the same question, What is love? For many this questions is asked because they don’t want their baby, or anyone else, to hurt them no more…no more. Truthfully, almost everyone, at some point, has played their heart while another played their game and…it gave love a bad name. Yes, sometimes love stinks. But, some choose to ride the love roller coaster anyway. They search everywhere for this crazy thing called love. They have allowed themselves to be prisoners of love. They are addicted to love. But, deep in their soul, they know that they’ve lost that lovin’ feeling…oh that loving feeling. But, lets return the commonly asked question, What is love? Maybe, this crazy little thing called love is not so bad after all. Maybe love seems to bite, only because we have a poor vision of love. Perhaps there is a groovy kind of love, an endless love. What if, instead of thinking we love somebody, but wanting to know for sure, we could be certain? What if, instead of musing, I want to know what love is, we could define it in tangible ways – ways that we could live out. If this were true, perhaps then, we could see the power of love.