Sermon Archives

October 15, 2017

From Generation to Generation

From Generation to Generation

The Psalmist says “One generation shall praise your works to another.” Praise is rejoicing in God. The education of the next generation must not only aim to inform, it must also include praise. 

October 8, 2017

Long to Be Righteous

Long to Be Righteous

Blessed are those who recognize their righteousness in Christ and who hunger and thirst for more righteousness like Christ; they will be satisfied.

October 1, 2017

Give Up Control

Give Up Control

This is meekness: Jesus submitted himself to the will of God at unimaginable cost – death by crucifixion. To this same path of submission Jesus calls us, saying “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”

September 24, 2017

Take Ownership

Take Ownership

Spiritual mourning names particular sins, stating them clearly without excuse and without evasion. Declaring them and admitting that they are an offense before God is the first step toward repentance. As we read God’s Word, we begin to see as God sees and begin to know what grieves and offends God. Once we name the […]

September 17, 2017

Bring Nothing

Bring Nothing

When we feel we have something to offer God, we come to God with our hands full; and as long as our hands are full, we are not in a position to receive the blessing of God’s presence. When we are poor in spirit – humble – we bring nothing to God, trusting God for […]

September 10, 2017

Roots, Shoots and Fruits

Roots, Shoots and Fruits

Out of these roots come the shoots of the fourth beatitude, a hunger and thirst for righteousness (5:6). God uses the root of seeing our own need to produce the shoot of a deep longing to grow in righteousness. When the roots of the first three beatitudes are nourished, a great desire for righteousness will […]

September 3, 2017

Ask Yahweh

Our approach to the questions of life, both big and small, will be altered if we ask for a daily dose of wisdom, drawing near to the Lord in prayer and in reading the Scriptures. When we cultivate a lifetime relationship with God, we will learn to ask the right questions and be ready for […]

August 27, 2017

Consider the Ant

Solomon, the wisest of all Israel’s kings, thought enough of the wise, little ant to write about her in his proverbs. His respect for the abilities of the ant echo from generation to generation. Cheers to the ant!

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 […]

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