Sermon Archive (Page 24)

Is Prayer a Good Idea?

Acts 2:42 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Dear Friends in Christ, Even though I took some time off a little over a week ago, one date I am really looking forward to this summer is Aug. 10 because barring any unforeseen…

What to Ask For

1 John 5:13-15 13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. 14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if…

Is Your God Too Small?

Exodus 3:13-14 13 Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?” 14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you…

The Battle Belongs to the Lord

2 Chronicles 20:15 15 He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. Dear Friends in Christ, As I began to think about my…

It’s Not About Me

Psalm 29:1-2 1 Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. 2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. Dear Friends in Christ, Ever since I was a little kid, I have always loved sports – not just…

The Love of a Father

1 John 3:1-7 1See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will…

A Case of Mistaken Identity

John 20:19-31 Jesus Appears to His Disciples 19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side.…

It’s Friday … But Sunday’s a-Comin’!

John 20:1-18 The Empty Tomb 1 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalenewent to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.2 So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord…

That’s Not Fair

Good evening and welcome to what I hope and pray will be a very special and meaningful time of worship for all of us as we gather together in God’s house on this Good Friday evening to commemorate and dare I say even celebrate the earth-shaking, sin-breaking, history-making events that took place nearly 2000 years…

The Bible’s Lifejacket

Matthew 21:9 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!” Dear Friends in Christ, I’ve noticed that though we’ve made mention of these life jackets several times this…