Although it looks like the bad guys are in control and the church is small and beleaguered, nevertheless God still is in control and where is Word is spoken boldly, God’s Spirit is working great things. (2nd Petition) Acts 4:23-41
After just spending time in the very presence of God, Moses comes down Mt. Sinai only to find the Israelites worshiping a golden calf and indulging in pagan revelry. Instead of letting God’s anger burn against the people, Moses steps into the breach and intercedes on their behalf (cf. Psalm 106:19-23) (1st Petition)
Trinity Sunday Gideon (inadvertently) makes an idol. Throughout history no one in his right mind tried to lead the church astray. But, in the midst of dealing with turmoil, it happened. What idol(s) have we inadvertently made today? Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 13:11-14, Matthew 28:16-20 Sermon Text: Judges 8:22-35
A few good men or one good Lord? Jesus turned a handful of frightened disciples into bold confessors of the truth and changed the world. Judges 6:33-7:25
Gideon smashes the family altar. We all have our personal altars. What is blocking your worship of the Lord? Scriptures: Deuteronomy 6:4-7,17; John 2:13-22 Sermon Text: Judges 6:25-32
A loser becomes a leader. Isn’t that just the way God works! Judges 6
When our homes are not what we want them to be, the risen Jesus can come and make them full again. Yet, even more comforting is Jesus promise of a greater home in heaven.
When we’re looking for meaning and purpose in life, the empty tomb shows us how to work for things that really last.
Sermon Text: Philippians 3
When it seems as though we never have enough, the empty tomb is a reminder of how rich we really are. Look at all the spiritual blessings that you have right now in Christ Jesus. Jesus means contentment in the midst of whatever life situation we find ourselves in. Scriptures: Acts 24:10-21, Luke 24:13-25 Sermon…
When dealing with life’s disappointments and disasters, the empty tomb brings healing to our hearts. Hopelessness turns to hope. Faith refined—hope in the midst of suffering. Sermon Text: 1 Peter 1:3-9