In this last week of my series on what it means to be “The People of God” I take a look at the analogy used more informally, “Family”. The Scriptures refer to Christians as brothers and sisters, and Sons of God. What do these sayings mean for who we are in the world?
In the New Testament Paul uses the analogy of the “Body” when talking about the Church. What can we learn from this analogy to help us better be the People of God? This week I take a deeper look at this analogy and what it teaches us.
God has called his people his “Bride” throughout the scriptures. What does it mean that we are the Bride of God? In this sermon I take a look at the intimate relationship God has invited us into.
What is the Church? For the next four weeks, I will be examining the major analogies Scripture uses to talk about the People of God to better understand our role as the Church. The first in this series is focused on the analogy of being the “Temple” of God.
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.
Many things have been written about worship over the ages. Worship is a topic close to the human heart. Every religion that I can think of have rituals or practices that can be described worship, or at least reverence, toward spiritual power beyond our understanding. Much of the Jewish scriptures focus on the correct worship of the creator of all things and how often humanity gets it wrong. I have been studying the topic of worship lately in preparation for preaching on the topic and wanted to share an ancillary thought from my reflections.