Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive

Jesus In My Place

Jesus In My Place Introduction Today we are going to look at the story about the first African who met Jesus.  We don’t know his name, but we know he is a powerful guy.  He was the secretary/treasurer for the entire southern kingdom of Africa.  On the outside he is a guy who has it all together.  He has money, Power, Fame.  But despite all that, on the inside, he doesn’t know God and he is Searching. And he doesn’t know Jesus…

To Samaria

Introduction We pick up from last week remembering that persecution has run amok in the early church.  Saul was ravaging the church, Christians are getting thrown into jail, Stephen is stoned.   Stephen’s trial really got to Saul, and he responded with frenetic violence.  Because, sometimes that is how people respond to conviction… lash out against the message AND its messengers. The people are scattered… The apostles stay in Jerusalem… regular Christians go and fulfill the great commission.  I believe…

The Tip of the Spear

Introduction Many People are bored in Church.  Just going through the motions.  (get up, get dressed, walk in, grab a doughnut, try to get through the service before the sugar crash.  Go home, do it all again next week)… and we are afflicted with a nagging sense that we ought to be doing something.  That there is some meaningful mission we are supposed to be a part of, but we can’t quite get their mind around what it is, or…

Start with Prayer

Luke 6:12-16 Big Decision – Choosing the Apostles Jesus Asked for and Chose the Father’s Direction Apostles Started With Prayer Acts 1:12-14 Will you pray everyday about everything this week?

Pick a Side

Acts 7:1-60 I have done dozens of funerals in my life. Everyone has something that they want to happen.  A song to be sung, a poem to be read.  A story to tell.  Some way to remember their loved one. To honor them.  To make the moment meaningful.   Imagine with me, you were able to preach at your own funeral.  What words would you say?  What would you want people to remember you by?  Your love of your family? Your…

Good vs Evil

Acts 6:8-15 Evil Men Synagogue of Freed Men – Jews freed from Roman Slavery John 8:34 Evil people hide who they truly are Good Men Exodus 34:29-30 Romans 12:21 3 Ways we Should Respond to Evil Expect It 1 Peter 4:12 Expose It Acts 20:30 Ephesians 5:11 1 Peter 3:15 Endure It

Chosen to Serve

Acts 6:1-7 Every Church Fails Somehow Widows being neglected Proverbs 24:16 Don’t Lose Focus Psalm 27:4 Elders Servants Every Person Has a Part to Play 1st Corinthians 12:14-18 The Marks of a Quality Servant Humble Wise Good Reputation Spirit Filled Jesus Started It  

Why Christmas?

Genesis 3:1-15 People Adam Abraham Moses David The Prophets Things Sacrifices Tremper Longman  “Sacrifice was the way that the Old Testament saints recognized and atoned for their sin as they came before the Lord.” Leviticus 11:29 Hebrews 10:4,11 Jesus is Better John 8:58 John the Baptist “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” “I must decrease: He must increase.” Tim Keller “Jesus was the temple to end all temples, the priest to end all…

The Enemies of God

The Enemies of God Acts 5:12-42 The Kingdom of God is about God helping people. It is about God saving people, God healing people, God restoring people to Himself. It says that sick people get healed. We believe that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He has healed, he will heal, and he is healing. We believe that in the kingdom of God, no one will be sick. We believe that sickness has entered the world because of…