Sermons by Ben Kuerth (Page 2)
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
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
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.
We may wonder if it’s worth the time and effort to memorize Scripture, but when we’re all alone in the darkness, it’s right then that we need God’s Word most! (7th Petition) ; Sermon Text: Jonah 2
After King David blew it bigtime, he learned that the only way to find peace again was to come completely clean before God. When he did, David discovered that God would not cast him away, but rather God longed to restore him through full and free forgiveness received by faith. Psalm 51
Abraham intercedes for the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah that God would spare the righteous. (3rd Petition) Sermon Text: Genesis 18:20-33
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.