Take a look at some of the sermons we have coming up. While sermons are just a part of our worship services, they help us build upon themes, explore Bible passages, and help us grow in our faith. Usually, we use sermon series. Even thought these groups of sermons within a series will relate to one another, if you miss one, you won't be lost. Plus, remember you can always find recent sermon recordings on our website.
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - Delivered: "The One Who Draws Out"
We are beginning our Lent Sermon Series called DELIVERED, looking at the story of Moses (the book of Exodus) and the Israelites fleeing salvery in Egypt. This Sunday, we're going to look at the faith and trust placed in God by Moses' mother. She sent her son down the river, trusting that God would see the situation through. How can we demonstrate such faith, even in the midst of doubt?
Sunday, March 12, 2017 - Delivered: "Who Am I?"
This second Sunday of Lent, we're going to look at a very powerful question that Moses finds himself asking after he's being called by God. Who am I? Am I able? Am I too old? Am I too young? Do I have time, what it takes, etc.? These are questions we find ourselves asking from time to time, as well. Perhaps the quesiton we can start asking is this: "How is God preparing me for what God is calling me to do?"
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - Delivered - "Moses' Anger"
Moses seems to grow understandably angry that things aren't going the way Moses feels they should go. That is a relatable idea for most, if not all of us. To some degree, it takes trust that God will come through for us, even when it's not the way we might prefer.
Sunday, March 26, 2017 - Delivered: "Violent Plague or Worship?"
The plauges in the book of Exodus have always been a point of concern for those reading the Bible. How can our loving God do such horrific things to both the guilty and the innocent? One way to understand the book of Exodus is to see it as one long worship liturgy (reading). If we stop thinking of it as a history book, we can start to see the plagues as a way of acknowledging God's relentless love moreso than God's anger and wrath.
Sunday, April 2, 2017 - Delivered: "Pillars Along Our Paths"
While the Israeltes are fleeing Egypt, God provides His people with pillars of fire and smoke in order to guide their way. Sometimes, it feels like life is one big wilderness with no clear path. During this sermon, we're going to look at some of the pillars God places along our paths in order to illuminate and mark the way. Sometimes, they're hard to see and understand. Othertimes, they're more obviuos. But, no matter what, God guides us.
Sunday, April 9, 2017 - Delivered: "Knowing No Bounds"
This Palm Sunday, we remember the time when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey to voices of praise an welcome, as well as the waving of palm branches. It was such a king-like thing to do, but, as far as Rome was concerned, Jesus was anything but a king. Who is Jesus in our lives? Does Jesus break the bounds of our lives, becoming who we need him to be...or do we keep Jesus quiet, staying quiet and out of the spotlight?
Sunday, April 16, 2017 - "Something Happened"
This Easter, just as each one before it, we're going to be celebrating the resurrection of Jesus - overcoming death, to rise again to life. The problem we face is that it is common to encounter doubt with this story. We don't have a lot of comparisons to other resurrections to relate it to and so, too often, we're made to feel that we either have to believe it, despite our doubts, or give up on being a Christian. But what if we allow our doubts to slip in, question the resurrection, and begin to believe that something happened. We may not know exactly what, but something happened?