Jesus said, “My house shall be called a house of prayer.” Wouldn’t it be wonderful if that were true of your church? My church? Every church?
Text: Ephesians 6:18-20Sermon Series: Soul Food: Ephesians for the 21st-Century
What is it that you are waiting for from the Lord? What are you hoping for that you do not yet have? While you are waiting, don’t let go of that little word “yet.” It’s the difference between hope and despair because God is not finished yet.
Sermon Series: New Year’s Day Messages
Because Christians are aliens and strangers on earth, we are destined to live and die feeling slightly (and maybe more than slightly) out of place. But we will not quit, give up or go back because our home is in heaven. We have expectations of something much better than anything the world has to offer.
Text: Hebrews 11:13-16Sermon Series: Outrageous Faith
In this message Pastor Ray reminds us everything we believe rests on the sovereignty of God. Salvation starts with God, not with us. Because he has chosen us, we can stand firm amid the trials of life. By standing firm we prove to ourselves and to the watching world what we truly believe.
Text: 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17Sermon Series: Adventures in Prayer
We serve a trans-generational God whose purposes span the centuries. He does not confine himself to our timetable or limit himself to our puny understanding of what he intends to do. If you have eyes to see beyond your own problems, look up and you will see the hand of God at work.
Text: Jeremiah 29:10Sermon Series: Survivor Babylon: How to Make the Best of a Bad Situation
I first met Jacob Gartenhaus about forty years ago. When I was a teenager growing up in a small town […]
Text: Romans 11:11-16Sermon Series: Understanding God's Plan (Romans 9-11)
Good soil can be hard to find, but when you find it, amazing things can happen.
Text: Matthew 13:1-9; 18-23Sermon Series: Stories Jesus Told
A friend sent me an email telling about a question posed to her by a co-worker. Here is the exact […]
Text: 1 Thessalonians 1:4-10Sermon Series: Living in the Last Days (1 Thessalonians)
The term multicultural is much in the news these days. Politicians and social scientists use it to describe a certain […]
Text: Romans 15:7-13Sermon Series: The Transformed Life (Romans 12-16)
I was twenty-five years old and fresh out of seminary when I became the pastor of a small church in […]
Text: Romans 15:5-7Sermon Series: The Transformed Life (Romans 12-16)