Sermons by Wes Gunn (Page 3)
In Mark 9 it looks like Jesus is taking things a little too far. But he’s urgently pleading with us to take sin more seriously in our lives. Will we listen and take action?
All of us have or will have some heavy burdens. Living in Christian community means we help others with their burdens and we receive help with ours.
Human nature uses people to our own selfish advantages. Jesus flips our natural tendencies upside down and leads by example to show us how community should really function.
We naturally build community based on affinity. When Jesus builds his community, they seemed incompatible. Yet Jesus invited them to journey together.
Our technology is amazing, but it can be exhausting. If we are going to respond to Jesus’ invitation to rest, it means we will have to turn some other things off.
The Sabbath in Jesus’ day had lots of rules. God’s heart for Sabbath wasn’t rule keeping, but restoration. It was a gift pointing to a person: Jesus.
We have an epidemic that comes from a lack of rest. But this isn’t God’s design. God created a divine rhythm that includes the gift of rest. Be sure not to miss it.
Many of us don’t feel qualified for God hear and answer our prayers. But God uses prayers of ordinary people to change the world.
There is a lot to be anxious about. Yet Christmas is a reminder that the Prince of Peace has come.
Christmas is a celebration that a King is born! Those born in a democracy have to work a little harder to understand the role of a king. But what exactly does that mean that Jesus is King? From Luke 1 & 2.
The Christmas story includes an insecure king who wanted his name to be great. In the end he becomes a largely forgotten ruler in the shadow of a baby whom we still celebrate as the King above all kings.
Being known is both wonderful and frightening. Will others still love me if they knew what was on the inside? Psalm 139 celebrates a God who knows us and still loves us.