A two-part sermon series for Palm and Easter Sunday. Jesus' dealings with the fig tree and the Temple shows the importance of Law over Grace. Peter, Jesus' disciple, denied even knowing Jesus three times! But then, around the warmth of a fire, Jesus offers Peter breakfast. And full forgiveness. Peter had let his guilt distance him from the Lord, but during the fireside chat...
The three parables of the lost sheep, the lost son, and the lost coin all involve something or someone lost, found, rejoicing and celebration in being found. Jesus is the true elder brother, searching for that which has been lost (all of humanity). We are all runaways, but still try to earn God's favor by our deeds. The Good News is that we don't have to be our own Savior. He...
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: Luke 15:1-2, Luke 15:11-32, Hebrews 1:1-3, Mark 7:6, 1 John 3:1
Topic: Love of God
God's perfect world is broken because of man's sin. Relationships are dysfunctional, cultures are oppressed, God is no longer in constant communion with man. God promises redemption and restoration through Jesus Christ. Through Him, we who believe will enjoy a new heaven and a new earth.
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: Genesis 2 - 3, Romans 8:15-29, Acts 3:21, Revelation 22:3, Revelation 21:1-7
In Ephesians 2, Paul takes us down to the Death Valley of the soul and then up to the Heavenly Realms in Christ Jesus in order to answer one question: What kind of savior do we need? The journey's contrast will enhance our appreciation for Christ and will influence the way we live.
Speaker: John Beeson
Scripture: Ephesians 2
Topic: Christ as Savior
What do you want out of your Christian experience? If you're like most people you might answer that you are looking for peace, strength during difficulties, or even some level of personal prosperity. Would these be your answer? If so, you might want to consider God's list of priorities for us in prayer. When you pray, what are your priorities—your spouse or kids, your job,...
Author: Tom Terry
People deal with sexual abuse in different ways. One common method is denial or complete forgetfulness. The memories of the past are so traumatic or painful that a person can only continue to function by blocking the memories from the mind. Unfortunately, even though they're blocked out, they're really not gone. These memories must be dealt with in order for the person...
Author: Josh McDowell
Dear Roger, I have had a friend ask me a question about ghosts. They have stated that they have seen a ghost, a man who stands by a window. The ghost walks by them but does not do anything to them. They also asked if this could this be a family member who died and has returned from Heaven? Could my Mom or some other family member haunt me? Annon Dear Annon, ...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
Topic: Preaching & Teaching, Discipleship, Death and Dying
My youngest son, Miles, and I have a unique mother/son relationship. We most definitely relate on a familial level, but also he appreciates my counsel. As a minister, much of what I do for women is counsel, but rarely does a parent experience that sort of relationship with her child. Miles, on the other hand, seeks my counsel. And understand, I do not mean simply my advice....
Author: Deb Waterbury
Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-4