Sermon Archives

August 20, 2017

Rejoice in God’s Salvation

Rejoice in God's Salvation

As we come to the end of our study on Jonah, we circle back to the heart of his message: “Salvation comes from the Lord” (2:9). These words fly like a banner over Jonah’s story, communicating his life message in a single sound bite. “Salvation” is a word that can be used too glibly these […]

August 13, 2017

Reflect God’s Compassion

Reflect God's Compassion

Compassion means sharing a “common passion” with God. It means caring about people as much as God does, and getting involved in God’s mission to the world. Compassion begins by reflecting on the unique value of every person, and by remembering the blindness, slavery and death that plague the human condition. Those convictions move us […]

August 6, 2017

Submit to God’s Providence

Submit to God's Providence

Growing in the Christian life flows from a communion with Christ in which you love Jesus by savoring the depth of his love for you. “We love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19). The more you see God’s love for you, the more you will grow in loving God. This is why the […]

July 30, 2017

Affirm God’s Grace- Part 2

Affirm God's Grace- Part 2

The more you see of God’s grace, the more marvelous and mysterious it will seem to you. As you are taken up with the wonder of His redeeming love in your life, you will discover a growing joy in your heart and a deepening desire to pursue a God-centered life. Grasping a compelling, biblical vision […]

July 23, 2017

Affirm God’s Grace- Part 1

Affirm God's Grace- Part 1

When we grasp this biblical teaching about the effects of sin of the human soul, it becomes obvious that grace must involve more than God passively providing the way of salvation. Grace must be about God stepping into and intervening in the lives of individuals to save them. By grace, God opens the door to […]

July 16, 2017

Believe God’s Word

Believe God's Word

The short answer is, “Yes!” The Word of God is trustworthy and true, and at the same time it is beyond our comprehension! The Word of God must take pride of place in any God-centered life. God will nourish our spiritual lives through the private reading of God’s Word and the public hearing of God’s […]

July 9, 2017

Ask for God’s Help

Ask for God's Help

Some days it’s tough to pray. Some days we’re too tired, too worn out to pray. Or the words just won’t come. Or we’re angry or upset with God, and we don’t want to pray. Or all we can muster is a one-word prayer: Help! The story of Jonah is the story of a God-fearing […]

July 2, 2017

Receive God’s Provision

Receive God's Provision

When we finally understand that God is always at work, even in the midst of life’s storms, and when we commit our lives and our way to Jesus, we are on the way to living a more God-centered life. The words of 1 John 2:2 say it best: “[Jesus] is the atoning sacrifice for our […]

June 25, 2017

Embrace God’s Call

Embrace God's Call

When God interrupts our dreams and calls us to something new and different, it can be hard to take. A new call may disrupt our settled life, overturn our plans and dreams, and make us decidedly uncomfortable. But, as we see with Jonah, embracing God’s call inevitably leads to something better and bigger than we […]

June 18, 2017

Jonah: A Fish Tale

Jonah: A Fish Tale

Jonah’s confession maps out our battle and gives testimony to the patience, perseverance and ultimate triumph of God’s grace in the conflicted experience of a Christian disciple. Our journey with Jonah will help us to explore the dynamics of our own struggle with God. It will challenge our self-interest, and give us a fresh glimpse […]

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