Posts Categorized: Sermons

The Righteous Live by Faith

July 1 – Paradise Habakkuk 2:1-4 The Righteous Live by Faith   I appreciate the concerns you have for this country that are being lifted up in our worship service today. Our country is dealing with racial and economic injustice, an epidemic in drug addiction, fighting between political parties, corruption within our leaders, and dissention… Read more

Priceless

March 26, 2017 Mark 14:1-11 Priceless I believe God gives us opportunities to grow in faith and service through everyday life experiences. Sometimes you rise to the invitation and looking back, realize that this particular situation was one that helped you grow closer to the Lord. You made the decision to seek out a church… Read more

Getting Close

March 19, 2017 Mark 12:28-34 Getting Close We love thinking about great things. We debate what is the greatest movie of all time, like The Godfather? Citizen Kane? Shindler’s List? Maybe you have a personal favorite? How about the greatest baseball player of all time? Is it Babe Ruth, Willie Mays or Lou Gehrig? We… Read more

Inside Out

March 12, 2017 Mark11:12-17 Inside Out If you are like me, you may begin your morning looking at your schedule for the day. Maybe you like to make lists so you can cross off what you get done. It’s a satisfying feeling, to be sure. Some mornings I take a few minutes before getting out… Read more

Challenged to Grow

March 5, 2017 Mark 10:17-31 Challenged to Grow As we continue through Mark’s gospel, again there are some wonderful passages we are having to skip over, so let me bring you up to speed from last week. We looked at the encounter the disciples had with Jesus on the mountain, when he was transfigured to… Read more

Sharing Christ’s Glory

February 26, 2017 Mark 9:1-13 Sharing Christ’s Glory There are many wonderful and insightful passages in Mark’s gospel, so it is hard to choose which passages to highlight in a study such as ours, and which ones we will have to pass by. This morning we are on chapter nine, but that means we have… Read more

Eager for Jesus

February 19, 2017 Mark 8:1-10 Eager for Jesus Last week we heard Jesus giving some harsh words to the Pharisees, because their hearts were not in what they did. They relied on manmade religious rules and regulations rather than the living word of God. Today our story takes place in a wilderness region populated by… Read more

When Religion Gets in the Way

February 12, 2017 Mark 7:1-8 When Religion Gets in the Way Last week’s passage was about how Jesus met opposition from those in his hometown of Nazareth. This morning we see more opposition – this time from the Pharisees and teachers of the law who disputed with Jesus about ritual hand washing. They had some… Read more

The Secret of Contentment

February 15, 2015 Philippians 4:10-20 The Secret of Contentment   As we read this last scripture passage from Philippians, I’d like to take a few minutes to sum up lessons Paul has been teaching us these past few weeks. Paul has a close relationship with the believers in Philippi, and in this letter he strives… Read more

The Secret of Contentment

February 15, 2015 Philippians 4:10-20 The Secret of Contentment   As we read this last scripture passage from Philippians, I’d like to take a few minutes to sum up lessons Paul has been teaching us these past few weeks. Paul has a close relationship with the believers in Philippi, and in this letter he strives… Read more