Category Archives: Sermons

May 26, 2013 – 2 Corinthians 9 – In Unselfishness

Today’s passage: 2 Corinthians 9:6-7

When it comes to unselfishness, it’s not just about money, but about giving ourselves. It is as much about generosity as it is about joy. Do we anticipate and look forward to giving, or do we count the lost pennies?

There are plenty of models of generosity throughout the Bible, the greatest of which was Jesus’ sacrifice. Do we follow these examples? Though tithing and giving is sometimes a touchy subject in church, an honest message on the blessing of generosity is coupled with the acknowledgement that giving is ultimately a personal issue between ourselves and God.

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May 19, 2013 – Psalm 90 – In Overcoming the Blahs

Today’s passage: Psalm 90

How do we overcome “the blahs”, doing the same thing over and over again, getting weary and feeling empty? What does the Lord say about this matter in how we are to act, react, and interact with the Lord and our neighbors? The best thing to do is to turn to Scripture to remember where we should be instead of being in the blahs, so tune in and find out what’s next!

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May 5, 2013 – Luke 5 – In Complacency

Today’s passage: Luke 5:27-39

“Tradition is the living faith of the dead, whereas traditionalism is the dead faith of the living.” – E. E. Cummings

Complacency, traditionalism – “the surest formula for mediocrity”, “let’s do it that way because we’ve always done it that way”, “rituals that have become rightly set into a cast iron matrix of rules and regulations”

How have we restricted God’s work and relationship with us because of our contraints of traditionalism? How does old and current forms of traditionalism oppose God’s progressive work in us?

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April 21, 2013 – Romans 14 – Accountability

Today’s passage: Romans 14:10-12

Accountability is generally a word that makes us squirm, but it is important in relating with the Lord and how we relate to each other. Accountability asks for vulnerability, teachability, availibility and honesty. How do these play in our relationship with God and why do they matter?

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April 7, 2013 – Joshua 14 – In Determination

Today’s passage: Joshua 14:7-12

As we return to the theme of seeking excellence as Christians, doing God’s will and following His ways, we come upon the encouragement to “hang tough”. How determined are we to stay with the Spirit of God? What about when things go downhill? How do we stay determined and faithful?

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March 31, 2013 – John 20 – The Empty Tomb and You

Today’s passage: John 20:1-9

Easter! It is a great time of celebration and active acknowledgment that Jesus reigns! But do we actually understand what we are celebrating, or why? In this sermon, the facts surrounding the events of Easter are laid bare for each and every one of us to draw our own conclusions or insist on ignorance. What we choose will show in how we live our lives, whether in acceptance and loving reaction to the Lord’s claims or worldly indifference.

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March 24, 2013 – John 12 – Entrance to Death

Today’s passage: John 12:12-26

Expectations. The expectations of the crowd as Jesus came into Jerusalem were not the same as the acts of scriptural fulfillment that Jesus had for the people. Similarly, what kind of expectations do we have of the Lord that are also inaccurate? What about the expectations of the Lord? What are the expectations surrounding Christians?

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