New Sermon: Our Refuge & Strength

Where can we turn when it feels like the world is spiraling out of control? In my latest sermon, “Our Refuge & Strength,” we looked at how Psalm 46 answers this question. Even when the storms of life rage around us, we can find safety, security, and strength in our relationship with God. iTunes iTunesContinue reading “New Sermon: Our Refuge & Strength”

Reading John: Suggestions & Recommendations

Tomorrow, we will begin reading the Gospel of John together as a church. As we prepare to enter into this study together, I wanted to give you a few practical suggestions and resource recommendations. Practical Suggestions: Read at the same time every day – It can be difficult to develop a new habit. One ofContinue reading “Reading John: Suggestions & Recommendations”

That You May Believe – 21 Days in The Gospel of John

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” – John 11:25-26 In John 11, Jesus encounters a family grieving the loss of a loved one. WhatContinue reading “That You May Believe – 21 Days in The Gospel of John”

New Sermon: Marriage in the Image of Christ

1 Corinthians 11:2-16 has long been one of the more difficult passages in the New Testament to understand. What’s clear in this text is that Paul is concerned with how husbands and wives live and worship together in the church. What does it look like to recognize that men and women are both created inContinue reading “New Sermon: Marriage in the Image of Christ”

New Sermon: Overcoming Idolatry

What gives you security in your relationship with Christ? Often, we think our relationship with God is solid if we are doing enough things for him. However, it’s possible to participate in a lot of religious activity without ever actually loving Jesus. How can we guard against loving other things more than God, and ultimately,Continue reading “New Sermon: Overcoming Idolatry”

New Sermon: That We Might Save Some

What motivates you? There are plenty of ways you might answer that question. For some, it’s status or significance. For others, it’s taking care of the people in your life. Still others might be motivated by a fear of failure. The options are endless. But what motivated the Apostle Paul to live the life thatContinue reading “New Sermon: That We Might Save Some”

New Sermon: The Gift of Singleness

For some, it sounds odd to refer to the “gift” of singleness, and the church has not always handled this topic well. All too often, we make people feel like there is something deficient with them until they find a spouse. However, this is not the approach Paul takes to singleness in 1 Corinthians 7.Continue reading “New Sermon: The Gift of Singleness”