The god of now can disqualify us from what God has for us next. The struggle we have as humans beings is that every desire we have is for right now. There is nothing we want that we want to wait for. In this sermon, we confront the desires that seek to keep us from receiving all that God for us and combat them with four practical truths that lead us to God’s blessing.
The god of me is that part of us that we do not want others to see. We do our best to keep it hidden and just when we think it is it reappears unannounced. In this sermon, we learn from the life of Abraham that these “me moments” happen most often after “God moments.” The god of me can trust the will of God while still waging war with the way of God.
There is a war raging for the prime seat of our hearts. As we discover, there is never a shortage of competition for the “shotgun” seat. God desires to be the first and only occupant of that seat. In this sermon, we take a closer look at the practical implications that has on our faith.
The glory of God often appears to us as fleeting a moment. We seek it, we desire it, and yet we live much of our life without realizing it. The story of the transfiguration in Luke 9: 28-36 reveals the glory of God points us to something much greater. In this sermon, we explore the components that surround the glory of God and what it means for us to live them out by faith.
If Jesus could only reveal one truth to us it would be to “Love your enemies.” When we obey this truth, we discover the very nature and heart of God. When we live by this truth, we are following the example of Jesus. In this sermon, we discuss what it means for the community of God to be insulators of judgment and conductors of love, especially as it relates to our enemies.
The kingdom of God is ambiguous. If we go looking for it we won’t find it. If we try to capture it, it will allude us. Rather, the kingdom of God is a life that we live. It is a life that is built on the values of the kingdom (Beatitudes). This is the life the God blesses. In this sermon, we discover what it means to live by kingdom values and the blessings that come as a result.
Today is the day we all have been waiting for. It is the day God offers us a reset by his mercy and grace. In this sermon, we take the perspective of someone sitting in the sanctuary as Isaiah 61 is read to us. We wrestle with the weight of Jesus’ words: “Today, this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” We discusses what those words meant to the people then and what they mean to us now. Its implications are further reaching and more costly than we’d expect.
Nothing is ever as it seems at a wedding. There is always something happening behind the scenes. In John 2, there is a problem hidden behind the scenes of a wedding. Without transformation many lives will be changed forever. In this sermon we explore the way God transforms the world and how we can partner with Him.