Sermon Archive

Still Waters Run Deep

Matthew 3:13-17 (ESV)The Baptism of Jesus13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. 14 John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” 15 But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he…

Jesus: Thrill or Threat?

Matthew 2:1-12 (ESV)The Visit of the Wise Men2 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” 3 When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled,…

The Perfect Baby

John 1:14  (ESV)14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. Dear Friends in Christ,    I came across an incredible story recently about a little girl named Molly.  Picture the scene for a moment.  Molly is in the hospital because she’s…

Present or Present

Exodus 40:34-38 (ESV) The Glory of the Lord34 Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. 35 And Moses was not able to enter the tent of meeting because the cloud settled on it, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. 36 Throughout all their journeys, whenever the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the people…

The Perfect Christmas Gift

Luke 2:7 (ESV)7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. Dear Friends in Christ,    I have a confession to make this evening that I just have to get off my chest because the guilt is about…

The Perfect Christmas Friend

Isaiah 7:14  (ESV) 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.     Dear Friends in Christ,    One of the most humbling parts of the Christmas season for Marilyn and me (and I’m sure Pastor Mike and Jessica would agree with this) is…

The Perfect Christmas Tree

Colossians 1:15-20 (ESV) 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the…

The Perfect Heavenly Christmas

Luke 15:10 (ESV) 10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” Dear Friends in Christ,    Starting this morning I’m going to be taking a break from the sermon series on the 10 Commandments that I’ve been preaching for some time now entitled “The Fundamentals of Our…

Crossing the Threshold

Hosea 2:19-20 (ESV) 19 And I will betroth you to me forever. I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy. 20 I will betroth you to me in faithfulness. And you shall know the Lord. Dear Friends in Christ,    I wish we had the time today to go around the sanctuary and give…

Deadlines Coming Due

Malachi 4:1-2 (ESV)The Great Day of the Lord4  “For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble. The day that is coming shall set them ablaze, says the Lord of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. 2 But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings.…