Sermon Archives

Evangelism
September 24, 2017

Mission Revolution

Mission Revolution

Faithful churches will be missional churches, looking for the opportunities that God has given them to proclaim the hope of the gospel. Each of us is privileged to be God’s “sent ones,” and we need to be prepared for the missional opportunities God sends our way. The mission will be challenging, but it will not […]

April 30, 2017

Prayer Struggle

Prayer Struggle

The Christian is exhorted to put on the armor of God and thereby to withstand the attacks of the enemy. To this is added the need for prayer. In prayer we express our dependence on God. By devoting ourselves to prayer, we are able to see God accomplish his work through us, which both encourages us […]

October 23, 2016

The Holy Spirit of Promise

The Holy Spirit of Promise

God has made known his plan of bringing everything into unity in his Son, Jesus Christ. Now we are told how God will bring that plan to pass. Through the work of the Holy Spirit, God will make good on his promise by bringing his people to faith and giving them a taste of the […]

July 10, 2016

God’s Incredible Forgiveness

God's Incredible Forgiveness

The gravity of sin and guilt is overwhelming, comparable to the horrors of drowning in the ocean. But with God there is forgiveness that rescues the one who is drowning. The response of those who are rescued is fear, service, and waiting for the Lord while sharing the good news of salvation with others.

April 3, 2016

The Blessing of Believing

The Blessing of Believing

Jesus appeared to his disciples after his resurrection in order to complete the creation of his new community. He then sent them out, empowered by the Holy Spirit, to bring others into the joy of believing in Jesus. Through the witness of the resurrection, Jesus shows up to convert even the hardest skeptics and to […]

January 24, 2016

Prepare to Be Hated

Prepare to Be Hated

Jesus warned his disciples that the church would be treated by the world in the same way that he was treated by them. The hatred directed against Jesus and his people stems from the ignorance that the world is in about the true nature of God. But the only way the world can be rescued […]

May 31, 2015

A Meal with Jesus

A Meal with Jesus

Following his conversation with the woman at the well of Samaria, Jesus proceeds to instruct his disciples on the priority of the mission of God in the world. So central was this mission to his own life that Jesus referred to it as his food. And we are invited to share this food with him because […]

May 17, 2015

Eternal Life in the Life of God

Eternal Life in the Life of God

John 3:16 must be the most familiar verse in the Bible. It describes God’s love for the world in providing eternal life through his Son. This eternal life is not simply unending life, but the very life of God himself. When we enter into this life, we begin to taste the goodness of God, and […]

April 26, 2015

Follow Me

Follow Me

Many Christians mistakenly think of making disciples as something complicated; something to be left to the professionals. But Jesus invitation to his first disciples, and their invitation to others was very simple: “Come and see.” We look at the last part of John chapter 1 to learn the surprising truth that we already know how […]

April 19, 2015

The Testimony of John the Baptist

The Testimony of John the Baptist

Christians today are often trained to share their “testimony” with non-Christians. It is true that the witness that we give is important to the mission of making disciples, but what exactly are we to say? Are we to tell people about the difference that Jesus has made in our lives? Are we to show them how […]