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)
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
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
April 16: Empty Tomb
The cross and the empty tomb bring hope and healing to our lives.
A Body of Death Because of sin we carry around what Paul calls “a body of death.” Our bodies are cursed with struggles like pain, disease, and addiction. Jesus endured the pain of flogging, beating, and the cross so that we could be rescued from pain and sickness forever. Scriptures: Matthew 26:47-68 Sermon Text: John 9:1-7;…
Jesus is able to share a message of grace with a woman whose life is oppressive as a result of the consequences of sin because he carried the guilt of that very sin, the guilt of all sin, to the cross. Scriptures: Matthew 26:31-46 Sermon Text: John 4:5-26
It’s Not the Healthy that Need a Doctor, But the Sick
What Jesus Said – Love your enemies For the Christian, the guiding principle for any healthy conversation is Jesus’ encouragement to approach a person in love, that is, with their emotional and eternal well-being in mind. Scriptures: Romans 13:8-14; 1 John 3:11-18 Sermon Text: Matthew 5:43-48