Sermons from 2023

Sermons from 2023

The Good News of God’s Presence

At Christmas we celebrate the coming of God into the world. Jesus was fully God with flesh on. He offered his presence and the world could feel the touch of God. That example helps us offer our presence to others.

His Gospel Is Peace

The word ‘peace’ surrounds us this time of year. It was central to the angel’s announcement of Jesus’ birth. Yet it may feel very elusive in our lives. What were they proclaiming and does it matter?

Good News For Anxious Times

There is a lot to worry about this Christmas. The original participants in the Christmas story had some fears as well. But God actually comes to us in our fears and calls us forward into faith.

Family Tradition

Jeremiah repeatedly calls the people of God back to obedience. One day he uses an outsider people group and their family traditions as the challenge and inspiration. It is an example for us to consider as well. Don’t ignore God’s invitation to full obey him and live in his ways. From Jeremiah 35.

Buy The Field

Obeying God usually feels risky. Doing the hard things in faith is an act of defiant hope. Jeremiah shows us what this hope looks like when he buys a field in the middle of a gloomy situation. From Jeremiah 32.

The Waiting Room

The waiting room is never fun. Waiting on God to fulfill his promises is not enjoyable either. Th exiles had to wait and we are waiting too. It is this in-between period that requires enormous faith to truth God’s promises. Grab those promises and don’t let go! From Jeremiah 30-31.

Plans Beyond Babylon

Jeremiah 29:11 is a favorite verse for many today. The original recipients world had been turned upside down and needed hope. It can provide us hope as well. It just may not be the instant solution we’d like. It will require a greater faith.

In The Potter’s Hands

God frequently uses illustrations to communicate his heart for us. Jeremiah is commanded to use a rotten belt and a potter’s wheel to help his people understand their spiritual state. They may also help you understand something about your life as well.

Alignment

Jeremiah stands at the gate of the temple to confront the misalignment of what the people declare of God and the reality of the way they treat others. God is not pleased with correct theology without correct living. Are those in alignment in your life?

Leaky Pools and Leaky Lives

Jeremiah was used by God to call his people away from their idols back to himself. He doesn’t call people to rules but to a relationship. What might he be calling you away from in order to return to relationship with himself?

Get Yourself Ready

There is a lot to despair about in the world today. But God is raising up people who are called to be the solution. The story of Jeremiah helps us get ready to walk in our calling.

Above & Beyond

God is moving in powerful ways to bring people to faith in Jesus in unreached countries. Be encouraged as you hear how disciples and church leaders are being trained and sent out.