Jeremiah 3:33

Breakthrough Prayer

At the beginning of this New Year many questions may come to our mind. What will this New Year bring? What is going to happen in the world? What is going to happen in our lives? We can either approach this year with faith or with fear. We can say this is just going to…

Ephesians 5:16-17

Carpe Diem: Seize the Day

‘So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.’ (Ephesians 5:15-17) There is no doubt that we live in very difficult times today. It has been only a…

Light

The Light Shines in the Darkness

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. God sent a man, John the Baptist, to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony. John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light. The one who is the true light, who gives light…

Light of the world

Jesus, Light of the World

“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12) What were you scared of when you were a child? We all know that we need to be careful what we let children watch and…

Why did Jesus have to die

Where Grace and Justice Meet

“and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. 26 It was to show…

Lord, teach us to pray

How Jesus Prayed

This sermon is part of the “Jesus Teaches on Prayer” series. “Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” (Luke 11:1) Jesus was a source of continuous amazement to his own disciples. They had…

Take your positions

A Formula for Faith that Cannot Fail

An army won a battle with a song! “After this the Moabites and Ammonites, and with them some of the Meunites, came against Jehoshaphat for battle. Some men came and told Jehoshaphat, “A great multitude is coming against you from Edom, from beyond the sea; and, behold, they are in Hazazon-tamar” (that is, Engedi). Then…

Daniel

Nehemiah: Don’t Despair, Begin to Repair

This is the second sermon in the series that’s focused on the book of Nehemiah. Last Sunday’s sermon can be found here. There are three Old Testament books (Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther) that belong together and these books cover the same period of time. After 70 years of captivity in Babylon, the people of Israel start…

Pastor Elio Marrocco preaching

Nehemiah: Rebuilding Broken Walls

“The words of Nehemiah the son of Hacaliah. Now it happened in the month of Chislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in Susa the citadel, that Hanani, one of my brothers, came with certain men from Judah. And I asked them concerning the Jews who escaped, who had survived the exile, and concerning…

Money

The Christian, Money and Giving

  “And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say…