This Week's Sermon
September 10, 2017
I Thessalonians 3:1-13
Paul says that Timothy is God’s coworker in the gospel of Christ. What an amazing responsibility and privilege. As believers we are all being built as the temple of the living God and are called to be fellow workers for the gospel.
September 3, 2017
I Thessalonians 2:1-20 "Don't Allow the Enemy To Steal Your Joy"
Not only are we called to demonstrate joy throughout all circumstances, we are also called to share with others the source of that joy. We need to share the good news of Jesus Christ to those around us. Paul, Silas, and Timothy focused on the gospel of Christ and did not allow persecution and affliction from stealing their joy.
August 27, 2017
I Thessalonians 1:1-10
Even though the Thessalonians received the gospel through much affliction the Apostle Paul was thankful to hear that they were doing well and even showed joy through their trials. He was thankful for their work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in the Lord Jesus Christ.
August 13, 2017
I would argue that just because they didn’t use the word member, doesn’t mean the idea of church membership isn’t scattered throughout everything we read in the New Testament. I will use Matthew 16:13-20 as our starting point for this message.
August 6, 2017
"Obedience through Baptism"
If all authority in heaven and earth is given to Jesus Christ and He commands us to be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, I believe we need to take this command seriously and also be obedient to it. We will dive into the New Testament and see how the early church followed through with this commandment from Jesus.
July 30, 2017
As Paul finishes his letter to the Colossians he encourages them to walk in wisdom towards outsiders, making the best use of their time. This is a reminder to all of us that we are salt to a hurting and dying world. We are to let our light shine brightly and to make the most out of every opportunity.
July 23, 2017
Colossians 3:18-4:1 "Allowing Christ To Rule In Our Households"
If I am in Christ and He is my Life, scripture says I am seated with Him and I have the mind of Christ. Therefore, I should want to do what is fitting to the Lord. The Lord is pleased when we walk in His ways and are obedient to the rules for Christian households.
July 16, 2017
Colossians 3:1-17 "Setting Our Minds On Things Above"
If Christ is really our lives, then we must set our minds on things above and not on earthly things. This should cause us to put to death those earthly things in our lives that lead us to sin. Instead we need to put on the new self which looks like Christ living in us and through us.
July 9, 2017
"Avoiding False Teachers" Colossians 2:6-23
In these verses Paul challenges the church not to fall for false teachers within the church. Paul calls them back to the foundational teachings that they heard when they first got saved. In these verses are also Paul’s first commands to the Colossians. He says, “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him”.
July 2, 2017
"The Mystery of Christ Revealed" Colossians 1:24-29 & 2:1-5
The scriptures say that the prophets searched and inquired what person or time “the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories”. Paul tells the Colossians that the mystery that was hidden for ages is “Christ in you”.
Books of the Bible
The Book of Mark is short, but it is also dense. Like a sponge dripping with water, this book is dripping with life! Mark is, on the one hand, quite simple. Anyone can read it and understand the story being told. However, there's much more going on here than can be seen in a quick reading of the book. Mark has crafted this work, drawing heavily from the Old Testament (particularly from the book of Isaiah) so that Christ may be seen as he is and worshipped.
Optional description for sermons relating to the book of Matthew. This description will appear below the book name on the sermons page.