"Grace" Tagged Sermons
Joy in Christ’s Work
Our salvation isn’t about our good works. By grace we are saved through faith. This means that we don’t have to worry about doing enough or being good enough to enjoy eternity with Jesus. At the same time, we can find joy in Christ’s work, which we do as a reflection of His love for us. Doing Jesus’ work isn’t always easy, but we press on towards the prize of eternity. Sermon Text: Philippians 3:1-12
Who Told You All Religions are Basically the Same?
Most religions seem superficially similar. All religions have a form of prayer, types of worship, and a way of life. And yet, if you scratch below the surface, you will find that Christianity is fundamentally different from all other religions. Most religions give their followers a type of ladder, a system of rules to live by to “climb up to God”. But Christianity presents a story about God working through his people in order that He might come down to…
What If…We Didn’t Worry About Fair
Everyone wants justice and fairness. Christian life isn’t meant to be easy or fair. Look at Jesus: he was perfect, yet he was arrested, beaten, and crucified. By redirecting our focus from fairness to forgiveness, we can learn to thank God that he isn’t fair, because we definitely don’t deserve the grace he has unfairly given to us through Jesus. Matthew 26:47-56
Surprised by Grace (By Grace Alone)
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
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
Our Struggle with Temptation
Every one of us struggles with temptation and the solution can only be found in God’s message of grace.
Celebration and Dedication
Dedication and Celebration: God blesses his people with joy and gladness when they thankfully celebrate what he’s done for them. Sermon Text: Nehemiah 12:27-47
Don’t All Paths Lead to God?
There are so many pious people out there who spend their lives sincerely working out their own way to God. How could a loving God condemn them? Why does there have to be only one way to heaven? Sermon Text: John 14:1-6
What do You Mean: “I’m Not Good Enough?”
There are a lot of really bad people out there, people who are certainly doing worse things than me. I try hard to do what’s right and make amends when I do wrong. How can you say I’m not good enough? Sermon Text: Luke 18:9-14