Sermons from 2016 (Page 2)

Messengers of the Mystery

As Christians, we have a wonderful privilege – to become nothing. To fade into the background, while our message and our Savior become everything. It is our purpose, as individuals and as a church, to lift Christ high so that the gospel – and its power from the Holy Spirit – shine brightly to those in darkness. This […]

What Is It About This Grace Thing?

We talk about it, we sing about. Our church is even named for it. But what is grace all about? And beyond simply being saved by grace, what difference does grace make in our day to day lives, our families, and the power we need to live our calling and identity in Christ? Text: John […]

Out of Darkness Into Light

Mankind rebelled against God – and death and darkness entered our existence ever since. Whether we see it or not, whether we admit it or not, death and darkness mark and cover everything about us, as a culture and in our individual lives. As the gospel of John presents the glory of God come to […]

The Cost of What You Value

The Bible is clear that so much of what we desire, value, and pursue is passing away and will not last for very long. How do we see with different eyes? How do we value with different hearts? How do we learn to handle money, time, and other things we call valuable – and find […]

The Rest Jesus Gives (part 2)

The sources for our weariness in this life are many. Living life in a desert apart from God, the sins we carry, suffering in this fallen world, and even questioning or waiting on God Himself can all lead us to weariness and exhaustion. Whatever your source, for whatever reason you feel weary – come today […]

The Rest Jesus Gives

At various times, we all feel stressed, overwhelmed, or exhausted. Sometimes life seems to come in unrelenting waves, and it can be hard to keep your head above water. Into this reality, Jesus comes with a wonderful and beautiful invitation. He knows our struggles. He knows our fears. And He offers Himself as the One […]

The Real Return of the King

God rules this universe and has created us and called us to share in His glory. But something’s wrong – we are fallen and broken and cannot enter the Lord’s presence as we are. What can we do about it? Nothing (to save ourselves)! So the gospel is an invitation to see ourselves as we […]

The Lord Is My What?!

Many people know and love this chapter of the Bible. There is more here than we realize, however. God identifies Himself and us in some very surprising terms. Look closely – there are huge implications here for who we are and for how God comes to us to rescue us! Text: Psalm 23