Sermons from August 2019

Sermons from August 2019

A STRANGE ATTITUDE IN THE WORKPLACE

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 Genius Of Jesus’s Genealogy

Sermon Handout While genealogical research is growing in popularity today, it has always been popular in the Jewish culture. So, it should be no surprise that the genealogy of Jesus is recorded in two of the four Gospel accounts (Matthew 1:1-17; Luke 3:23-38). Both accounts consist of a list of names in keeping with the Jewish practice of ancestral records. Quite honestly, it is tedious reading and differs from the narrative style of writing with which we are accustomed in…

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…