Sermon Archives

December 3, 2017

Jesus and

Sermon Summary: Today is the first Sunday of Advent. Advent means “coming”. During the Advent season, we celebrate the coming of Jesus into the world nearly 2000 years ago. Today, we will focus on the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew 1:1-17. A Jewish genealogy was important because it showed the purity of one’s lineage. When […]

November 26, 2017

Thanksgiving to God When the Water is Neck-High

Sermon Summary: During the month of November, we have focused on the theme of thanksgiving. Our monthly “Equipping Verse” is Psalm 69:30, “I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving.” Thankfulness to God is to be like breathing for the followers of Jesus. Even when the floodwaters […]

November 19, 2017

Give Thanks in all Circumstances

November 12, 2017

One Came Back and Thanked Jesus

Sermon Summary: For the next three Sundays, we will focus on the topic of thankfulness to God. We are to be thankful for all that he has done for us. And for the followers of Jesus, it is a requirement to be thankful to God. We are commanded to “give thanks in all circumstances” (1 […]

November 5, 2017

In Our Generation

October 22, 2017

The Lifestyle of Stewardship and Generosity

Sermon Summary: Today and next Sunday, we will explore the topic of stewardship. Christian stewardship involves much more than putting money into the offering plate each Sunday morning. Stewardship is a lifestyle that involves our time and talents and money. In Matthew 6:19-21, Jesus teaches us that we can store up treasures in heaven when […]

October 15, 2017

The Family Tree of Ruth and Boaz

Sermon Summary: This morning, we will conclude our study of the Book of Ruth by looking at the genealogy at the end of the book. It is easy to pass over genealogies in the Bible, but we will see that this one serves a purpose in the conclusion of the story. There are three truths […]

October 8, 2017

Redeemed, How I Love to Proclaim It

Sermon Summary: Today, we look at chapter 4 or the Book of Ruth. Through a transaction at the city gate, Boaz became the kinsman-redeemer for Naomi and Ruth. “Redemption” means deliverance through a price. Thus, a “redeemer” pays the price to deliver someone from a difficult and/or dangerous situation. Boaz paid that price to redeem […]

October 1, 2017

Trusting the Author of the Story

Today’s message uses the prophet Jeremiah’s message to the Israelites under Babylonian captivity to illustrate¬† the fact that God’s plans to not always match up with what we might want or expect. The message telling the people to unpack and settle down because they would be there a lifetime (70 years) was not what the […]

September 24, 2017

So We Do Not Lose Heart

Sermon Summary: This morning we will take a closer look at the September Equipping Verse: “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day” (2 Corinthians 4:16). As Christians, we do not have to “lose heart” and give up. Through Christ, we […]

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