Sermons by Wes Gunn
The story of Zacchaeus is taught to kids, but also challenges adults. It’s a reminder of God’s heart for lost people and the obstacles they face in seeing Jesus.
Daily distractions abound. What if those distractions were having an impact on our relationship with Jesus? Martha is a great reminder that you can be busy for Jesus and miss the friendship of Jesus.
Failure is an experience we all have. Will failure define you or refine you. Jesus wanted failure to refine Peter and use it as his platform for ministry. He might do the same thing in your life.
A religious leader approaches Jesus with some questions. Jesus’ answers come as a surprise.
Without paying attention, we can drift away from our relationship to Jesus. Sometimes we don’t even notice it. But God calls us to transformation and greater righteousness. In the conclusion to the series, Pastor Wes discusses how God works in our lives to make us more like Jesus.
We all enjoy others doing for us. If we aren’t careful, we can drift from being the servant Jesus has called us to be to wanting to be served. Even the disciples struggled with it. Listen in on how Jesus challenges them.
The church can be equally susceptible to drifting from its God-given purpose. Listen as Pastor Wes speaks about ways we can be more eager to help the poor and avoid cynicism. Let this message encourage you to build relationships and help your default posture be “yes.”
The pandemic has made gathering difficult over the last two years. An essential function of what it means to be a church is rooted in the gathering of community. We all need community to feel encouraged, to flourish and to thrive.
The “I don’t care,” or apathetic outlook, especially the spiritual kind, can kill the soul and destroy the mission of the church. If you find yourself feeling this way, ask God for feeling again, seek out those with a spiritual zeal and/or find one way to strengthen your serve muscle for the glory of God. Ask God to awaken your heart and let go of that numb feeling.
When we face criticism we can easily drift from God’s purpose for us. Ask yourself, “Who am I living for?” Don’t let the criticisms of others deflate and destroy God’s purpose in you.
When we get distracted or lose interest, our attention goes elsewhere. That’s normal in everyday life, but dangerous when it comes to our faith. This first installment of our Drift series reminds us to pay attention to our relationship with Jesus.
Love can sometimes manifest itself in gifts. But gifts aren’t sufficient to define love. It’s something bigger and more challenging, which is why you’ll need God to really love other people.