Mark 13:1-8 Sometimes when tragedy strikes, it feels as though God is completely disinterested in our lives. The destruction of the temple in Jerusalem meant an end to what the people of Israel believed was God’s own presence on Earth. But it was really just the beginning of a new relationship between God and humanity. […]
Mark 14:1-11 We consider the question of our legacy of faith. The passage in March 14 tells the story of a woman who symbolizes her devotion to Jesus by pouring an expensive ointment on his skin. Jesus says she will always be remember for what she did. What service to God will you be remembered […]
Mark 12:28-34 Lots of Christians spend time thinking about how to obey God’s commandments. But is there a rule of thumb which guides us overall? Jesus agreed with a long line of Jewish tradition that loving God and loving your neighbor as yourself are the keys to being godly. But if God has to command […]
Mark 12:38-44 Have you ever wondered if God has called you to give too much? How much does God want from us, anyway? Ten percent? The scripture this week contrasts people who gave little of what they could to God with some who gave all that they had to God. God is not asking us […]
Mark 11:12-25 Do you wonder if God cares how much you do for him during your life: Is it enough to believe in God and look forward to an eternal life with him? Or does God expect you to “bear fruit?” This week’s passage compares people who claim to be serving God, but are only […]
2 Corinthians 3:12 – 4:6, Luke 9:28-36 The Transfiguration forever changed the disciples who were with Jesus. They would never be the same after that. There lives would discover transformation. The sermon considers how we too can discover transformation, including avoiding those things in life that can hinder this process.
Psalm 27:11-13 One of the most challenging parts of being a person of faith is the practice of waiting on God. Our world of instantaneous communication and gratification has taught us that waiting is a waste of valuable time. But the Psalmist reminds us that waiting on God, even during times of great conflict and […]
Ecclesiastes 3:9-13 One of the most important aspects of building a godly family involves the use of time. In an increasingly busy world it can be difficult to know how to balance different activities.
Eph. 6:1-4 Second of a three-part series on building strong families. This week we focus on building a level of rapport with your teenage son or daughter. In Ephesians the author emphasizes the importance of a balance in the parent-child relationship. Children must obey their parents, but parents must avoid needlessly stoking their children’s anger […]
Proverbs 13:18-21 The first in a 3-part sermon series on building strong families.