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…

Authentic Chrsitianity

Authentic Christianity

“But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, to one a fragrance from death to death,…

The Great Imitation

“The Great Imitation” sermon is part of the “Authentic Christianity” series, and is focused on 2 Corinthians 2:14-6:13. Ray Stedman said, ‘All human pursuits–even the study of religion and theology–are mere pale imitations once we come into the presence of the Great Reality, Jesus Himself.’ The Christian life begins with an encounter with Jesus Christ. …

Jesus

What is the Cost of Being a Follower of Jesus?

Luke 14:25-33, Luke 9:23-26, Matthew 16:24-26 What is a disciple? A dictionary definition: ‘A disciple is a follower, or student of a teacher, leader or philosopher.’   All of Jesus’ disciples were learners required to abide in His word… John 8:32-42. This meant not only that they were to listen to what He said, but…

Creation

Creation: The Foundation of the Christian Faith

I am sure many of us have the following questions: Why do I exist? Is there a God who created me or do I exist because of some kind of a process- some kind of chance event?   Of course we are familiar with the term “evolution” and throughout this message we want to resolve…

Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Baptism of the Holy Spirit (part 1)

Today’s sermon focuses on Acts 10:38. This will be part one of three parts that we will examine on the subject of the baptism of the Holy Spirit. In Luke 3:16, we read concerning John the Baptist that Jesus will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and in fire. In John 1:33, again John the Baptist…

David and Saul

The Answer of Faith to the Advice of Fear

Today’s sermon is based on Psalms 11. In this Psalm, you will find that David was running away from King Saul.  David, in this time of need sought advice from his friends. Although his friends meant well in giving their advice to him, their advice stemmed from an earthly wisdom. Regardless of this, David lifts…

Holy Bible

The Authority of the Word

The Bible text for today’s sermon is 2 Timothy 3:1-17.   There is a very definite link between moral decline and the authority of Scripture. Adherence, obedience to the written Word of God… Is the only way to remain in the faith in days like today!   You know well that the Word of God has…