Sermon Archives

October 20, 2013

Be Prepared…In Season and Out of Season

What times is it? We have many things around us that tell us what time it is. We have cell phones, watches and even the sun to help us determine the time. Paul as he writes to Timothy reminds him that he is to continue in what he has learned. He asks Timothy to recognize […]

October 13, 2013

Your Faith Has Made You Well

Where are the lepers? The lepers in Jesus day could be found in various places. They had to be away from others. They were commanded to stay at a distance from the general public. Not only did they have to separate themselves from the rest of society, they also had to announce their condition. The […]

October 6, 2013

The Spirit Gives Us Power

What will you pass on to your family? At certain times in your life you may go to a financial planner to determine what you need to do to prepare for retirement. The first question may not be, “Where will you retire?” The first question might be instead, “Can I afford to retire?” These questions […]

September 29, 2013

Fight the Good Fight of Faith

What makes you happy? What would it take for you to be truly happy? Many people try to be happy. They try many things to be happy. Paul in his letter to Timothy tells him what can make him content. He tells Timothy, “Godliness with contentment is great gain.” Paul gives us the lesson that […]

September 22, 2013

Do not Be Afraid, For I Am with You

When you are afraid, what can calm your fears? Jeremiah testifies that the word of the Lord came to him saying, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born, I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” This statement by Jeremiah contains the affirmation […]

September 15, 2013

Rejoicing in Heaven

Who do you hang out with? Did your parents ever question your choice of friends? Did they ever say, “stay away from them, they have a bad reputation?” Jesus was speaking with the tax collectors and sinners and the Pharisees and teachers of the law were there too. The Pharisees complained that Jesus welcomed sinners […]

September 8, 2013

Consider the Cost

When we go to buy something, do we count the cost? Do we consider what it will take to pay for that steak dinner, or that new dress, that new pair of shoe, or even that new car or truck? There were many who were following Jesus in the passage from Luke. Jesus addresses them […]

September 1, 2013

Where Are You Sitting?

In the passage from Luke we see that Jesus was being watched as he was at the home of a prominent Pharisee. As Jesus was being watched, he was watching the other guests. He watched as they chose their seats. The guests picked the seats of honor at the table. Jesus gave the guests advice […]

August 25, 2013

Should Not this Woman Be Set Free?

What affects you in your daily life? Many things can affect us in how we live and how we relate to others in our ongoing contacts in our lives. Jesus was teaching on the Sabbath in one of the synagogues. A woman was in the congregation who had been crippled by a spirit for 18 […]

August 11, 2013

Living by Faith

What do you have faith in? Do you have faith in the car that you drove to church this morning? Do you have faith in the pew you are sitting in? The writer of Hebrews defines faith as “confidence in the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” What does all […]

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