Blurb: When we get hurt and our trust in someone is broken, we fall into a kind of bondage. Jesus shows us the way out to freedom. This sermon shows the surprising steps to complete freedom after having lost trust.
Blurb: Last week, we talked about Jesus as our foundation. This week’s sermon shows us how to build on that, working with God as brings everything together in Christ: guarding our hearts, maintaining Christian unity, and believing when it isn’t easy.
When we think of building our spiritual lives wisely, we often think of Bible study, worship, prayer, outreach, etc. But that’s not what the Scriptures say. Our foundation is Christ Himself. This sermon demonstrates how Jesus is at the beginning, middle and end of everything, and shows us how to begin to find ourselves in His story.
We often think of obedience as the “down side” of being a Christian–something that’s hard and vaguely unpleasant to think about. But obedience is often God’s way of releasing hope in our lives. This sermon shows how hope arose when God’s people simply did what He asked. Bottom line: Obedience is our friend!
We’re beginning a series on hope, and what better day to begin than Easter! We’ll take a look at the way most of us think of hope, and then we’ll look at better way the Bible defines it. We’ll also see how secure our hopes for eternal life are when they are connected to Jesus Christ.
This is our third and final sermon on the topic of “undoing.” This sermon gives practical advice on how to look at our attitudes, how they come about, and how we can work with God to end negative attitudes and transform them into life-giving, positive attitudes.
A woman brought a precious and expensive container of expensive oil and poured it out over Jesus (Matthew 26). What are our most precious possessions, and are we willing to pour them out on the body of Christ? This sermon explores that question. The sermon recording begins immediately after the video “Alabaster Box”; the YouTube link is included in the notes below.
We serve a great God, One who is great in many ways. And He is looking to be great through His people! Learn about Jesus’s definition of greatness, and how we release the greatness of God in us for His glory!
Something happened 500 years ago this week that has probably impacted our lives more than anything since the early church. It was Martin Luther unknowingly kicking off the Reformation, which re-opened the gospel, turned Europe upside down, and led to the formation of the U.S. Plus, it tells us a lot about God Himself.
In our third of three sermons on covenant, we look at the covenant we have with one another as members of Christ’s body. God loves us and sees us as individuals, but He has also created us to function as members of a committed community. We can never be truly spiritually mature in isolation!