Past Sermons And Messages
A Reflection on Acts 1:6-14 When is life going to be normal again? God why don’t you just make this all go away? These are a couple of the questions that must swirl through our heads at a time like this. We don’t embrace terms like “new normal” and we are simply fatigued with ourContinue reading “The Kingdom of God Is At Hand: Are You Ready To Be A Part of It?”
A Reflection on John 14:15-21 One of the scary parts of more than a month of staying at home is the feeling of isolation we often feel. There is a disconnect from our loved ones, our friends, our family, our co-workers, and our churches. This disconnect is dangerous as it leads us away from theContinue reading “Jesus Didn’t Leave Us Alone”
A Reflection on Acts 7:55-60 Death has become something that many people have had to face during this time of pandemic. While it has always been real, and something that we ultimately must contend with, we often choose to look at other things, think of other things, not allowing this to be our reality. However,Continue reading “Overcoming While Facing Death”
A Reflection on 1 Kings 18:19-39 As we move into a new month, a quick look through the news and social media, most everything still revolves around the fallout from a pandemic that has had the country and much of the world in some state of lockdown for 6 weeks, or 6 months, or 6Continue reading “Don’t Underestimate God”
A Reflection on Psalm 116:1–4, 12–19 In our time of distress, and a dramatic loss of life and freedom in our world, we may feel afraid and ready to rebel and strike out against our leaders, and our God. We miss one another, we are missing our friends and family, and we may be gettingContinue reading “Precious Freedom”
Reflecting upon 1 Peter 1:3-9 for Horizon Worship Service April 19, 2020 Unprecedented times have led to changes in our lifestyle. Whether we are willing to admit it or not, we were not ready for the changes that have happened in our lives over the last month. So much of the world we had thoughtContinue reading “Unspoilable Faith”
A Reflection on Matthew 28:1-10 On a silent morning, there were guards, there were women, there was an angel, and there was a stone rolled away. Jesus had been resurrected, so He wasn’t there. The women went to the grave with good intentions, they went to prepare the body, they went to finish what theyContinue reading “Since Jesus Was Raised From The Dead, His People Need To Rise Up To This Moment”
Jesus along with the disciples were celebrating and practicing their custom, the meal that acknowledges the saving power of God, Passover. The meal that celebrates and acknowledges that God released the Hebrew people from bondage at the hands of the Egyptians. So too, we approach the table that Jesus establishes for us in remembrance thatContinue reading “The Lord’s Supper”
A Reflection on John 12:12-19 We need a savior. Trapped in our homes, we search for salvation from an invisible enemy. Our leaders give us daily reports on the progress of the virus, and our progress toward fighting it. It looks like we are losing ground every day. More cases and more death cause ourContinue reading “Jesus Is A Conqueror… Just Not the Conqueror We Expected”
The Twenty-Third Psalm Darkness, separation, isolation, despair, and hopelessness abound in this day and age. With pandemics, viruses, social distancing, selfishness, hoarding, and panic describing how much of the world is reacting to crisis, the church should be different, and offer a counter-narrative to the world. Hope, peace, charity, love, selflessness, joy, and faith needContinue reading “The Lord Shepherds Us Through Darkness”
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