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DELIGHT yourself in the Lord!

DELIGHT yourself in the Lord!

September 21, 2021

Sermon on Psalm 37:4-7, for the 17th Sunday after Pentecost 2021 (B), about what it means to "delight in the Lord", and how that happens. How can we properly delight in the Lord? 

From faltering to faith

From faltering to faith

September 14, 2021

Sermon on Mark 9:14-29, for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost 2021 (B), about the nameless father who comes to Jesus for healing for his demon-possessed son, and pleads "Lord, I believe, help my unbelief!" What does this story teach us about faith and prayer, and the ways God helps and heals?

Does the Bible Read you?

Does the Bible Read you?

September 7, 2021

Sermon on Psalm 28, the 15th Sunday after Pentecost 2021 (B), about how to pray and let God's Word "read and interpret us" as it searches our hearts and minds. How does Psalm portray our fears and frustrations and an "emotional turning point" to trust and hope? 

The Heart is the Matter!

The Heart is the Matter!

August 31, 2021

Sermon on Mark 7:14-23, for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost 2021 (B), about Jesus' diagnosis of the heart. What makes us unclean? What cannot make us clean? How does God read our heart? What is the real solution to getting a clean heart?

Above and Beyond

Above and Beyond

August 24, 2021

Sermon on Mark 7:1-13, for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost 2021 (B), about how the Pharisees tried to go "above and beyond" the Law in a way that hurts, rather than helps. How does Jesus go "above and beyond" in a way that truly helps? 

Magnifiers!

Magnifiers!

August 16, 2021

Sermon on Luke 1:46-55, for the Festival of St. Mary, mother of our Lord, about her song, the "Magnificat", where she declares: "My soul magnifies the Lord..." 

What does it mean to be a "soul magnifier" of the Lord? What mighty deeds has He done? How do we pass on the faith from generation to generation? How do we become "soul magnifiers" of God? 

New Clothes for our New Walk

New Clothes for our New Walk

August 10, 2021

Sermon on Ephesians 4:17-5:2, for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost 2021 (B), about how we are to "put off" the old flesh like an old pair of clothes, and to "put on" the new self. How do these "new clothes" work, and what does it do for us? How do the "old clothes" affect us? What's our struggle and how does God remember us? 

Walk Worthily

Walk Worthily

August 3, 2021

Sermon on Ephesians 4:1-16, 10th Sunday after Pentecost 2021 (B), about walking worthily according to the call to which we have been called...what is the difference between the worthy and unworthy walk, and how are we part of the body of Christ. 

The Calm “I AM” in the midst of the storm

The Calm “I AM” in the midst of the storm

July 27, 2021

Sermon on Mark 6:45-56, for the 9th Sunday after Pentecost 2021 (B), about Jesus' walking on water to the disciples in the midst of the storm, and how the presence of Jesus, the Great I AM, brings calm in our lives. What does it mean to "take heart" and how can we lay down our fears, exhaustion, doubts, etc, with Jesus? 

Three Kinds of Freedom

Three Kinds of Freedom

July 6, 2021

Sermon on Galatians 5:1, 13-26, for the 4th of July 2021, about 3 Kinds of freedom: spiritual, civil, and the freedom of the flesh. What do these freedoms mean? What are the dangers to losing them? How do we receive and walk in freedom? 

Warring Kingdoms

Warring Kingdoms

July 6, 2021

Sermon on Mark 3:20-35, for the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost 2021 (B), about Jesus casting out demons and the accusation that He did so by the power of Beelzebul. Jesus talks about warring kingdoms, and who is the strongest man. 

Seeing and Entering the Kingdom of God

Seeing and Entering the Kingdom of God

May 31, 2021

Sermon on John 3:1-17, for Holy Trinity Sunday 2021 (B), about how we are born again/born from above/born of water and the Spirit, and how the Spirit opens our eyes to see the kingdom and enter the kingdom. 

“Convicted for Life”

“Convicted for Life”

May 25, 2021

Sermon on John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15, focusing on 16:8-11, for Pentecost Sunday 2021 (B), about the work of the Holy Spirit to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgement. What does conviction mean? 

The Testimony of God

The Testimony of God

May 18, 2021

Sermon on 1 John 5:9-15 (really focused on v. 6-12), 7th Sunday of Easter, about the contrast between the testimony of man vs. the greater testimony of God. What is testimony? Who takes the stand to witness/testify to us? What is the testimony about? 

Children of New Life

Children of New Life

May 10, 2021

Sermon on 1 John 5:1-8, for the 6th Sunday of Easter 2021 (B), about how faith, love, and a true confession of Jesus are identifying marks of the children of God. How does John  present the "new life" of believers, and how do we become such children? What defines and shapes our love in the Christian family? 

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