Bravery and loyalty in the life of Jonathan and his armor bearer. Self-sacrificial love in the life of Jesus. Faithfulness in the martyrdom of the saints.
The Gospel in Romans
Did You Say Sacrifice? Sacrifice is a word that is pretty far from most of our minds. That doesn’t mean we haven’t had to sacrifice from time to time. Maybe especially in this time, where we have sacrificed a part of our beloved freedom, if we are responsible to others. To protect those around us we…
To Be, or Not To Be?
Prayer: God, show me the way to the cross. It is still hard to understand why the Son of God would let mortal men condemn Him to such a horrible death. But what love you demonstrated in that act! Lord, Show me how to demonstrate that same love to the world’s needy. Give me your power…to do your work…as…
Have you ever wondered what to give someone for Father’s Day? If you think about Mother’s Day, the classic gifts are: flowers, fancy tea, a card, or a framed piece of kid art. You know, Mother’s Day gifts make sense. Except when someone completely throws convention to the wind and gives a tent peg. What…
How do we as a church learn to genuinely love one another? How do we develop a culture in our church where we naturally have brotherly and sisterly affection for each other? What does that kind of church even look like? In our Western culture, our individualistic culture- how do we become a church full…
Love Well Love Right
Scripture teaches believers to love God and shows how such love should be expressed in worship and practical service. Our Response to God’s Love There is a sense in which our love for God is a response to the love that he has already shown towards each of us. We love because he first loved us. I love…
Corey Johnson • Sermon • • 0 views
Introduction: 1. For the one who belongs to Christ, having the fruit of the Spirit involves self sacrifice . 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. 24 And those who are Christ’s have…
Ahaz is called to trust and given an enigmatic sign, but like moderns he refuses to trust what he cannot understand. The LXX expands the sign into a reality that has God with us and Hebrews includes that God is with us in body to become an offering. That calls for trust. Yet Mary is the very image of trust. Hearing several mind-blowing things from this previously unknown "man" Gabriel, she only asks for explanations that would require her action. In the end her response is not understanding, but trust: OK, be it unto me according to your word. And that is what we are called to do with respect to God.
1 Corinthians: The Grime and Glory of the Church
Brian Crawford • Sermon • • 1 view
Sermon Text 14 Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. 15 I speak as to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say. 16 The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? 17 Because there…
Byzantine Catholic Homilies
Paul shows and Jesus is the basis for the concern of the Nicean Fathers for protecting the unity of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Faith and for self-sacrificial care for others in doing that protection.
Stephen Hause • Sermon • • 2 views
Jab 1 Vocabulary is something that is interesting have you ever thought about how much language has changed in the last 300 years? Vocabulary from 1700’s Even the last 10-30 years..... Here are some words that didn’t necessarily originate in 2019, but are words that are being added to the dictionary.…
Jesus was inwardly secure and therefore he did not need the perks, symbols and titles of who he was, but he could give himself in self-sacrificial love. He instructs his disciples to do the same. The question is whether we are secure enough in him to do it or whether we fake it or simply seek the best title which will assure us of who we are not.
Count The Cost [Lunch w/the Pastor]
Drew Moorehead • Sermon • • 5 views
Lunch w/the Pastor Series John’s disciples are starting to desert him to follow this new Guy… John 3:30 (NIV) 30 He must become greater; I must become less.” In order for Jesus to become greater, I must become less. This will never happen accidentally; it can only happen intentionally. Jesus used this…
Jeff Hopson • Sermon • • 27 views
THE HIGH COST OF NOT SERVING OTHERS MARK 10:35-45 35 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire. 36 And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you? 37 They said unto him, Grant unto us that we…
Rob Laukoter • Sermon • • 39 views
True Beauty Sermon Series We began two weeks ago with talking about beauty - true beauty, beauty in its larger, fuller sense, beyond skin deep. We did it by looking at Hebrew word tov, which is used repeatedly in Genesis 1 describing God’s reaction to his creation…at the end of each of the six days of…