Sermons from April 2019

Sermons from April 2019

Willing to Get Punched?

Galatians 1:1-10 The gospel is God’s message. It’s God’s message of grace – that as a gift, believed by faith, we have the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus credited to our account. And all the deepest issues in life – acceptance before God and His people, significance, peace, security, provision, a future – it’s all been utterly, fully, and completely resolved by the work of Jesus. It’s all a gift. It’s all grace.

Do You Believe?

John 11:1-44 It’s really important that we catch what Jesus just said here. “I am the resurrection and the life.” (John 11:25) Jesus makes a statement here that is utterly, absolutely divine. Nobody other than the One True God could make this statement. He’s saying, “The resurrection, the very life of all creation, all mankind… I am it. I’m the only supreme authority over life. When it comes to the resurrection one day… that’s Me. That’s My plan. My power…

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…
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