Non-Series Messages

All Things to All People

The sermon is based on 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 (CEB) 19 Although I’m free from all people, I make myself a slave to all people, to recruit more of them. 20 I act like a Jew to the Jews, so I can recruit Jews. I act like I’m under the Law to those under the Law, so I can recruit those who are under the Law (though I myself am not under the Law). 21 I act like I’m outside the Law to those who are outside…

Bartimaeus, a Crowd, and Jesus

The sermon is based on Mark 10:46-52 (CEB) Healing of blind Bartimaeus 46 Jesus and his followers came into Jericho. As Jesus was leaving Jericho, together with his disciples and a sizable crowd, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus, Timaeus’ son, was sitting beside the road. 47 When he heard that Jesus of Nazareth was there, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, show me mercy!” 48 Many scolded him, telling him to be quiet, but he shouted even louder, “Son of David, show me mercy!”…

It’s More than Enough, Lord

The sermon is based on 1 Kings 19 (CEB) Elijah runs to Mount Horeb 19 Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, how he had killed all Baal’s prophets with the sword. 2 Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah with this message: “May the gods do whatever they want to me if by this time tomorrow I haven’t made your life like the life of one of them.” 3 Elijah was terrified. He got up and ran for his life. He arrived at Beer-sheba…

A Different Point of View

The sermon is based on Joshua 2:1-21 (CEB) Joshua sends spies 2 Joshua, Nun’s son, secretly sent two men as spies from Shittim. He said, “Go. Look over the land, especially Jericho.” They set out and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab. They bedded down there. 2 Someone told the king of Jericho, “Men from the Israelites have come here tonight to spy on the land.” 3 So the king of Jericho sent word to Rahab: “Send out the men who came…

Lessons from Daniel – Speaking Truth to Power

The sermon is based on Daniel 6 (CEB) Plot against Daniel 6 Darius decided to appoint one hundred twenty chief administrators throughout the kingdom, 2 and to set over them three main officers to whom they would report so that the king wouldn’t have to be bothered with too much.[a] One of these main officers was Daniel. 3 Because of his extraordinary spirit, Daniel soon surpassed the other officers and the chief administrators—so much so that the king had plans to set him over the entire kingdom. 4 As…

Wisdom

The sermon is based on James 3:13-18 (CEB) Wisdom from above 13 Are any of you wise and understanding? Show that your actions are good with a humble lifestyle that comes from wisdom. 14 However, if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, then stop bragging and living in ways that deny the truth. 15 This is not the wisdom that comes down from above. Instead, it is from the earth, natural and demonic. 16 Wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there is disorder…

Resolutions from Ephesians

The sermon is based on Ephesians 5:15-20 (CEB) Be filled with the Spirit 15 So be careful to live your life wisely, not foolishly. 16 Take advantage of every opportunity because these are evil times. 17 Because of this, don’t be ignorant, but understand the Lord’s will. 18 Don’t get drunk on wine, which produces depravity. Instead, be filled with the Spirit in the following ways: 19 speak to each other with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs; sing and make music to the Lord in your hearts; 20 always give thanks to…

Visions of Hope in the Midst of Darkness

The sermon is based on Isaiah 9:2 & 6-7 (CEB) 2 [a] The people walking in darkness have seen a great light. On those living in a pitch-dark land, light has dawned. 6 A child is born to us, a son is given to us,    and authority will be on his shoulders.    He will be named    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,    Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.7 There will be vast authority and endless peace    for David’s throne and for his kingdom,    establishing and sustaining it    with justice and righteousness    now and forever.

What’s in Your Wallet?

The sermon is based on Luke 12.33 33 Sell your possessions and give to those in need. Make for yourselves wallets that don’t wear out—a treasure in heaven that never runs out. No thief comes near there, and no moth destroys.