Sermons from January 2016

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Welcoming

Jesus had a reputation for welcoming sinners.  The sinners – of course – loved it.  The Pharisees?  Not quite so much.  In our time today we will consider several examples of Jesus welcoming people.  We will also be challenged.  Could it be said of our church: That church welcomes sinners?  Could it be said of […]

What Do You Say?

If God sat across the table from you today, what would be His attitude towards you?  What would He say?  What does He see in you?  This question can get real uncomfortable real fast.  But Zephaniah 3:17 offers us incredible hope.  It may include some of the most shocking grace-filled words in all of scripture.  […]

Questions

From Genesis through Acts scripture reveals a God who asks questions.  It’s not so much that He’s curious – He already knows the answer.  He is trying to draw people into relationship with Him.  Today we will reflect on four moments when Jesus asked questions.  From the beginning of His ministry all the way to […]

Great!

Matthew 22 is pretty exciting.  We get words directly from Jesus about what true greatness looks like.  Matthew 28 is pretty challenging – it’s a big job that makes most of us uncomfortable.  The end result is that we end up not feeling so great about ourselves because the tasks feel so impossible and we […]