Sermon Series

With the power of the resurrection, in Christ we are a new creation.  The old has passed away.  New life has begun.  But what does that new life look like?  How do we put these principles to practice and see God in our homes, in our work, in our finances and in our hearts?

 

April 23                 God Alive in You         

Have you heard them?  The voices?  The whispers in your heart saying that you are not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, worthy enough, good enough?  Of course you have.  We’ve all heard them. . .and they are lies.  The God who has made each one of us wonderfully and fearfully dwells within us through faith to give us value, worth and purpose.  God is alive in you.         Texts:        Psalm 139:1-4, 13-18; John 8:1-11

 

April 30                 God Present in Worship            

We do not have to invite God to be included in our worship.  He is already present.  In the music, in the fellowship, in the sermon, in the prayers and in the sacraments the maker of the heavens and the earth delights in gathering with all the beloved to hear his words of grace, forgiveness and love.    Texts:  Psalm 122; Exodus 20:1-2, 8-11; Luke 4:14-21

 

May 7                    God Working in Community

At his last speech, Hubert Humphrey said, “…the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; those who are in the shadows of life; the sick, the needy and the handicapped. ”  If this is true of a secular government, how much more is it true for a church that represent the very light and presence of Jesus?    Texts:  Matthew 25:31-45

 

May 14                  God Living at Home                                    

On this day as we celebrate mothers, we realize that they are often the ones to make a house into a home.  However, we also acknowledge that they are not alone in this high calling.  God’s Spirit dwells within the homes of his children, providing comfort and a deep sense of belonging.    Texts: John 19:25-27; Proverbs 31:10-12, 25-31

 

May 21                  God is Our Treasure                         

Jesus said, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be, also.”  Which begs the question, “Where is your treasure?”  That is, what do you hold of great value and cherish?  Once you determine the object of such devotion, you will discover not only your heart but what you truly worship.    Texts: Exodus 20:1-4; Matthew 6:19-24

 

May 28                  God at Work                       

“If you can’t be trusted in little things, then you cannot be trusted in big things.”  Each day many of us are faced with ethical decisions at work.  Most of those decisions do not involve embezzlement or a Ponzi Scheme but even such huge lapses of moral judgment begin with subtle gray areas of right and wrong.  As children of the light, how do we walk with integrity in a world filled with moral ambiguities?   Texts:  Luke 16:10-13; Proverbs 11:1-6