Footsteps of Jesus
I have grown up in an America of whose people are fiercely patriotic. A patriot is one who has an intense love and support for his or her country. Around the world, patriotism takes on many forms. Here in America it is stadium sized flags, immense fireworks shows, music, artwork, and numerous other things.…
It's a Mystery!
It's A Mystery! The Parables of Jesus Concerning the Secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven What is a mystery? In verse 11, Jesus tells his disciples, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven have been given to you." The word translated "secrets" is the Greek world "mysterion" from which we get…
Mark 1:14–15 (ESV) 14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” Introduction Authority is an unfashionable concept today. The whole idea that one person…
The kingdom of God. How do you get in? Are there things that keep you out? This message, we unpack Jesus' teaching about the Narrow Gate, the wolf in sheep's clothing, and those followers that Jesus never knew.
God's Church Is
The Kingdom of God is something we used to talk about a lot — because it’s important. Here’s why it’s important: The Kingdom of God shows up 67 times in the New Testament. And then you can add the 31 times that Kingdom of Heaven is used, and in those verses and a some new ones, there’s 30 times when…
We are talking about the kingdom of God, and God as King. A kingdom needs a few things. First and foremost, in order to have a kingdom, you need a King. You also need territory. Everything else is kind of assumed. Things like subjects, walls, an army, food sources, and on and on. We must remember that…
The Kingdom of God
Life is a journey . As with all journeys there is a beginning, middle and end. There are high points and low points. Sometimes even in the same day. A journey indicates movement, motion, energy, and to some extent vitality and “newness”. Everyone is on a journey. Jesus accommodates people. Jesus meets…
Last Sunday of Church Year
The concentration camp at Dachau was liberated on a Sunday in April 1945. One week later, Greek and Serbian Orthodox prisoners celebrated Easter in the camp barracks. Priests wore makeshift vestments over their blue and white striped prison uniforms. They sang the liturgy, read the Scriptures, and even…
Was Jesus an absent Christ after He ascended to Heaven? If not, what role did He take? In what ways did He fulfill that role?
Life has purpose. You have meaning! As we discuss the spiritual battle we all face, the is part of being God’s people, we must be reminded of this truth. Life is valuable. Each person we will ever come into contact with has value and was created in the image of God. We need to have compassion. In a world…
Your Kingdom Come
When the great light dawns, when the Kingdom comes near – you know it because genuine repentance happens. People walk out of the darkness of spiritual death and walk into the light of abundant life now and eternal life with God. Because the great light dawned on us – because the kingdom came near and, by the work of the Holy Spirit in us we repented, we live forever forgiven, for ever restored to fellowship with God.
Highlights in Hebrews
This past year has certainly shaken things up quite a bit – the corona virus, with its unemployment and financial struggles, record number of fires and hurricanes, to name a few of the ways. With all that has happened it can be difficult to feel thankful. Too often when we give thanks to God our minds…
TITT: Jesus told his disciples of terrifying signs before his return. Jesus spoke of signs that cause anguish and perplexity, terror, and apprehension. How is that a positive message? Signs in the heavens with the sun, moon and stars shaking, and on the Earth with roaring and tossing seas. Any of these…
The Lord's Prayer
Introduction: https://youtu.be/PAmh3yvmzXs Thy will be done Hillary Scott This song was written by Hillary Scott who had a miscarriage. Here and her husband prayed to have another child they felt like the lord said they should have a child and it ended in a miscarriage and the only four words kept coming…
Dan 7:1-14 Prophesy Isn’t an exact Science Unfolds History and is Unfolding in History Has Types and Shadows Each Kingdom is represented as an Animal/Beast Each Beastly animal become more savage God on His Throne White Hair: Ancient/Time/Wisdom White Rob: Pure/Holiness Bronze (Judgement) Fire flowing…
Intro Text - Hebrews 12.25-29 25 See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, 26 whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “ Yet once more…
While y'all gathered at RHUMC… I went home this past weekend Remember all the things that used to direct my life For many years… I was running from my past… driven by my past Many live for the past… dragging it around. Others live for the present… getting everything they can. Still others have goals…
Parables--Stories of Secret Truth
Jesus speaks about the Kingdom of Heaven or God 85 times in the Bible. It would seem to be important, right? Yet what is it and how do we relate to it? In the parables of the hidden treasure and the pearl of great price, Jesus describes how we should respond to discovering the Kingdom. Join us as we unpack these rich, if brief, parables.
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HOOK/INTRODUCTION - “We believe in Jesus like we believe in Spider man or the other superheroes, right?” That’s what a family member once asked me. No, of course not! But I realized when they said it, how common such an idea can be. Jesus isn’t around us right now and the way we talk about Him is always…