Every year I preach two biographical sermons based on Christians from history. During the weekend before the Fourth of July I usually focus on a Christian from American history. This year I preached about the life of Billy Graham and how his life can teach us how to follow Jesus as we share the gospel with others around us.
Worship is far more than what we do when we gather together. Gathering together for worship is intended to fuel a life of worship outside of our gatherings. This week we take a look at how our lives are supposed to be lived in constant worship.
Continuing our look at worship, we explore the role of music. Why is music so important to us and how should we understand music in worship?
The second sermon on a series on Worship, we look at how the Story of God is represented in Symbols during our worship. Our lives also become a symbol of God’s grace and mercy when we live into God’s story for our lives.
This is the beginning of a new preaching series on Worship. This week we look at how the Story of God plays such a big role in our worship and how our own stories add to the worship of the author of those stories.
What is the Bible? How do we understand how our holy texts reveal God’s story to us and illuminate our own stories. We contemplate the scriptures and try to figure out a healthy way to approach them.
What does it mean that God is revealed to us in his word? We start a new series here on Easter exploring God’s revelation to us. In this sermon we examine how Jesus is the living Word of God and therefore the perfect revelation of God to us.
This week we explore Jesus’ last week. What does Jesus’ final seven days speak to our journey on The Way? Jesus’ actions are provacative and enforcing the rest of his three year ministry. Do his actions on Palm Sunday as he entered Jerusalem convict us today of the uncoverted parts of our lives?
Jesus ministered to those that were cast out from society and those who were in prominence. Jesus showed all respect and diginity as image bearers of God. Are we too judgemental of those around us? Do we hold on to grudges and hurts, refusing to forgive? Jesus calls us to follow after him in being an agent of forgiveness and healing for all.
Only God has the power to control the wind and the waves. Jesus shows his power in being able to command the wind and waves of a storm while at sea with his disciples. Do we trust in him in the midst of our own storms in life?