If we were to get what we deserve, we’d be in sad sorry shape. Part of us doesn’t want to believe that, but a little honest reflection and we know it’s true. Where would we be if God were not the God of immeasurable grace?
Sermon Text: Matthew 20:1-16
Is there life after death? If there is, what will that life be like? From a completely human perspective it would appear as though this life is all there is. When you die, you’re dead. In the Scripture, however, we discover that death was not a part of God’s original plan for the world, that death is God’s judgment against sin. That makes death frightening and ugly, but God found a way to destroy death forever. We now look forward to Paradise restored!
Sermon Text: Genesis 3:16-24
Who determines what’s right and wrong? Shouldn’t the individual have the right to determine that for himself or herself? That sounds good to me. But how is that actually going to work in the real world? Is morality subjective or objective? A scriptural world-view makes no bones about it. The Creator calls the shots.
Sermon Text: Genesis 3:1-15
Am I here to have fun? Am I here to somehow make the world a better place? Is there no way for me to know why I’m really here? The answers we come up with aren’t really satisfying. In the end what I come up with seems so, well, meaningless. But when the Bible talks about why we’re here, it makes sense. I begin to see that I have meaning and purpose that reaches far beyond myself and this broken world. Sermon Text: Genesis 2:8-25
Am I just here by chance, a random lucky draw of the straw? Is there nothing special about me other than the fact that the genetic mutations of my ancestors produced the “me” I am today? God says “No.” God says that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wow! That changes everything. Sermon Text: Genesis 2:4-7
Victory is learning, loving and living to the glory of God. Colossians 3:12-17
We come to the golden years in life where we deal more and more with calluses of the soul. We always imagined that we were in control, but more and more it becomes all too clear that we are not. It’s a painful, bitter pill to swallow. How do we during this time of life maintain a healthy attitude that gives thanks to Jesus for each day even though it may not be the day we dreamed it would be? Ecclesiastes 12:1-8
The business of making a living, of getting ahead, of accomplishing goals, or even just surviving from day to day and year to year in our fallen world, can so easily turn our eyes away from the cross. How do we keep the proper priorities?
It’s a tough, lonely thing to grow up in a world filled with high expectations and endless temptations. Youth need to understand that they are not alone—everyone faces the same struggles. How can we come up alongside our youth, let them know that we love them, we care about them, we’re ready to listen without judgement? Sermon Text: Psalm 25:1-7
That prayer is powerful can be seen as Jesus chooses to pray to his Father for us. If we feel that our prayer life falls short, we have one who intercedes for us and who was perfect in his prayer life to the very end.