Sermons (Page 3)

Sermons (Page 3)

A STRANGE RESPONSE TO AUTHORITY

Sermon Handout Do you ever feel out of place? Do you ever feel like you are different? Do you ever feel like you are a stranger? As Christians, we are supposed to feel this way because, according to 1 Peter 2:11, we are “aliens and strangers” in this world. But what does such an identity entail? The book of 1 Peter is a “how to” guide for strangeness, and, so, we turn to it to discover how we are to…
Unified

A STUDY OF CHRISTIAN UNITY

Sermon Handout Unity is an important trait for God’s people to possess because unity is the trait that Jesus said would declare His deity. In John 17:20-21, Jesus prayed for His disciples to be united with each other and with God, and the reason He prayed for this is “so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” So, while love may be the trait that declares to the world that we our followers of Jesus, unity is…

A STRANGE CONCEPT OF IDENTITY

Sermon Handout Do you ever feel out of place? Do you ever feel like you are different? Do you ever feel like you are a stranger? As Christians, we are supposed to feel this way because, according to 1 Peter 2:11, we are “aliens and strangers” in this world. But what does such an identity entail? The book of 1 Peter is a “how to” guide for strangeness, and, so, we turn to it to discover how we are to…

The Choices You Make

Sermon Handout There are some choices that you get to make and there are some choices that you don’t get to make. It’s the former category that matters a great deal because the choices you make ultimately make you. This morning, as the return to school is at the forefront of our minds, let us look at one of the Bible’s most well known young people to see which choices he got to make and which choices he did not…

Lost and Found: The Parable of the Lost Son

Sermon Handout The Parable of the Lost Son is the last of three “lost” parables recorded in Luke 15. It is preceded by the Parable of the Lost Sheep and the Parable of the Lost Coin. All three parables are similar to one another in that they each depict something valuable (i.e. sheep, coin, son) being separated from its guardian (i.e. shepherd, woman, father) before eventually being reunited with the one who lost it (Luke 15:6, 9, 22-24). If all…
WhySeries

Why? Series – Why do we assemble every Sunday?

Sermon Handout Have you ever wondered why we adhere to certain beliefs or engage certain activities or uphold certain standards as a church? Understanding why we believe what we believe or why we do what we do is important because you cannot be a true follower if you do not know what you are following. This series will attempt to answer some “why” questions related to the beliefs and practices of the church so that all of us as followers…

Marriageology: Holy Matrimony

Sermon Handout During the course of my ministerial career, I have been questioned about no subject more than marriage. For some reason, marriage is one of, if not the most challenging issue confronting the faith of many. Because issues related to marriage are so prominent in the world as well as the church today, it is time we explore what the Bible says about marriage both theologically and practically. It doesn’t matter if you are single, married, engaged, divorced, or…