“Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. Do […]
Text: 1 Peter 3:8-12Sermon Series: Strangers in a Strange Land (1 Peter)
The Christian walk is synonymous with innocent suffering and pain, through which Christ our Lord suffered and died. He left us all an example of how to follow him in this. A Christian’s call to this behavior goes against the grain of his human tendencies: to suffer unjust treatment without retaliation, trusting only that God would be the judge of things ultimately. Jesus lived the sacrificial life to which he calls all his believers. It is a life that leads to the cross, and he has modeled how to live this sacrificial life for us. When we suffer unjustly, we share in a tiny portion of what happened to him. When we are mistreated, we are to turn the other check, bless those who curse us, and return good for evil. We are not to retaliate, not to threaten, not to get even. Jesus showed us how to live, and he showed us how to die. This response is a miracle in itself and is under girded and made possible only by the gift of grace from God.
Text: 1 Peter 2:21-25Sermon Series: Strangers in a Strange Land (1 Peter)
We are to submit to all those in authority over us. As Americans, when we read that we are to submit to the king, we tend to dismiss that thought since we haven’t had a king since 1776. What does Peter mean when he says we are to submit “for the Lord’s sake"? It means that there is a direct connection between the people in authority over us, and God who is the Ultimate Authority.
Text: 1 Peter 2:13-17Sermon Series: Strangers in a Strange Land (1 Peter)
This is the final message in the God Speaks Today series. As I look back on all that has happened, […]
Text: Luke 15:1-7Sermon Series: God Speaks Today
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and […]
Text: Hebrews 12:1Sermon Series: The Apostles’ Creed
Who is Jesus Christ? Of all the questions that might be posed to modern men and women, none is more […]
Text: Philippians 2:9-11Sermon Series: The Apostles’ Creed
“I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified” (I Corinthians 2:2). We […]
Text: I Corinthians 2:1-5Sermon Series: The Cross, the Church and the World (I Corinthians 1:18 - 2:16)
Truly humble people are free from the burden of having to play God for other people.
Text: Romans 14:1-12Sermon Series: The Overcoming Series
We begin with the words of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German pastor whose opposition to Adolph Hitler during World War II […]
Sermon Series: Seven Laws of the Spiritual Life
(This sermon was given by Bob Boerman, Pastor of Family Ministries.) It was Aesop in 550 BC, who said, “We […]
Text: Psalm 2:10-12Sermon Series: Election Day Special Sermon