Sermons from 2018

Restored to Hope and Purpose

John, after asserting that the heavens and earth couldn’t contain all that there is to say about Jesus, wraps up his gospel with deep, personal pictures of restoration. We see Mary meeting Jesus at the tomb after she has been weeping, Thomas meeting Jesus after he has been doubting, and Peter meeting Jesus after he […]

To Begin Again

Have you ever had the best of intentions — and absolutely blown it? What would you give to have another chance? To start over? To have a fresh beginning? Bring your mistakes, your sense of failure, and your regrets. Bring them to the cross….And find how Jesus offers new beginnings for the ghosts of our […]

Help for When We Doubt

The claims of the Gospel are incredible — God has given His life for you! But is it too good to be true? What about when it is so hard to see, and life is so hard? What about when we are weak….and when we doubt? We all face times of doubt, weakness, and even […]

Not Afraid of the Dark

The Bible clearly teaches the truth of Jesus’ resurrection. The tomb is empty — and Jesus is alive. As Christians, we know that. We believe it. And, in our darkest moments of fear and loneliness….it doesn’t seem like enough. In those times, we need more than bare facts. We need the reality of the person […]

Being Saturday People

What was it like for the disciples as they took Jesus’ body down from the cross, buried it, and then went home? What was going through their minds that long weekend as they huddled together in fear? While we know “more of the story” than they did — we often live in fear during times […]

God’s Final Word on Sin

It is in our nature to fight and kick against the very things we need from God. We done it through history — we do it still. In this morning’s time in the Word, consider the story of our rebellion and our running….and hear the invitation to finally rest in God’s final provision.

Behold the Man!

It is in our nature to fight and kick against the very things we need from God. We done it through history — we do it still. In this morning’s time in the Word, consider the story of our rebellion and our running….and hear the invitation to finally rest in God’s ultimate provision.

The Great Guilt

Guilt is the hardest stains in our lives to get rid of. Modern efforts include denying its very existence and stuffing it down into one construct or neurosis or another. Religious efforts include trying to be so good, or get so busy, that we outdo the guilt. But despite our denials or our efforts, our […]