There is a saying we learned as children that goes like this” “Circle, Circle, Dot, Dot – Now I’ve got my cootie shot.” From an early age, we notice the differences between men and women. As we get older, however, we rarely are taught how to live together in community with one another. In this sermon, we discuss practical truths about singleness, dating, marriage, and sex. Regardless of our relationship status, the call of God remains the same for each of us.
The best lessons in life are not ones we are taught but the ones we are shown. We are considered good if we believe in life. We are identified as a Christian when we live in love. In this sermon, we explore practical ways we are called to show this love to others. We are to do unto others as God has done, in Jesus Christ, unto us.
The Gospel is audacious. Its claims will take you by surprise. Its actions will leave you a state of shock. If you didn’t know any better you might call the Gospel a comedy act act of God. It is this Gospel, one where God does impossible things with impossible people, that the Church to be witnesses of.
Psalm 82 invites into the courtroom of God. At first glance, we are the forgotten ones in whom God defends. But as the case continues on we realize that we are the ones one trial. The question we ask in defense, “Who is my neighbor?” In this sermon we are reminded that before God we were the forgotten ones, left feeling unloved, unwanted, and uncertain. Now, through Jesus, we are the adopted ones and are called to defend the forgotten ones in our society. In this sermon we discuss the foster care crisis and ways we can participate in reversing the cycle.
The choice is yours. In the kingdom of God, there is a principle that says, “we reap whatever we sow.” In other words, we choose how our story is going to end. Most of us do not have to look very far to see the effects of pleasing “self.” Our own lives are testimonies of what we see in our world everyday. In this sermon, we focus instead of what the Spirit does with the seeds that we sow. In doing so, we do not growing in doing what is right for we know the harvest time is coming.
A life that is led by the Spirit has to come under new management. According to the Apostle Paul, there are only two options: self or Spirit. The one who leads our life will be reflected in what follows our life. When self leads then the results will be what only our nature can produce. When the Spirit leads the results will be what only the Spirit can produce. In this sermon, we explore what it means to live a life that is led by the Holy Spirit.