Sermons

Sermons

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The Vulnerability of the Cross

Matthew 27:27-44 Even in His humanity, Jesus had the choice to call upon His power as God to crush these soldiers. But Jesus was saying to Peter and to us: I choose a different path. A path of powerlessness. A path whereby Rome actually arrests me. Takes me. Holds me prisoner. Mocks me. Spits on me. Tries me. Convicts me. Executes me. Labels me. Buries me. We must understand both Jesus’ death – the supreme display of human weakness and…

Spiritual Growth: Social Dimension

1 Peter 4:7-11 The fifth and final part of this series on spiritual formation is our social development. God Himself in His being is three persons in one God. When He created man in His image, He included social relationships. If our marriages, family relationships, and interactions at church are Christ-centered, we will be growing socially in a God-honoring way. 1 John 3:2-3 speaks about the ultimate face-to-face encounter when we see Jesus face-to-face. Our social growth now should be…

God Empowers Our Will

Colossians 3:12-17 Our will allows us to not be controlled by the things we think are out of our control. And that includes our character traits. We have a tendency to say, “I’m not a patient person.” Or “I can’t have compassion for them. It’s not in my nature.” But Paul is saying we can put on these character traits! And he gives us a great reason why: God’s will is working in tandem with our will. Just knowing that…