Sermon Archive (Page 3)

Sermon Archive (Page 3)

The Misunderstood Messiah

Sermon #41 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 11:1-11): Title: “The Misunderstood Messiah” Sermon in a Sentence: When we fervently worship a messiah who we believe should fulfill our agendas and bring us comfort and prosperity, we fail to recognize the true Messiah who gave His life for others and calls us to surrender and follow Him.

He Brings Sight to the Blind

Sermon #40 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 10:46-52): Title: “He Brings Sight to the Blind” Sermon in a Sentence: Jesus is always ready to bring sight and salvation to those who will admit their spiritual blindness and their need to be saved, and trust in Him as Savior and Lord.

Greatness Is Serving

Sermon #39 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 10:23-31): Title: “Greatness Is Serving” Sermon in a Sentence: The gift of salvation-a blessing of infinite value that is worth every sacrifice-comes through faith in the finished work of Christ and is proof of God’s blessing upon your life, not material wealth and prosperity.

A Lesson on Riches, Redemption, and Rewards

Sermon #39 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 10:23-31): Title: “A Lesson on Riches, Redemption, and Rewards” Sermon in a Sentence: The gift of salvation-a blessing of infinite value that is worth every sacrifice-comes through faith in the finished work of Christ and is proof of God’s blessing upon your life, not material wealth and prosperity.

Jesus’ Encounter with the Rich Young Ruler

Sermon #38 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 10:17-22): Title: “Jesus’ Encounter with the Rich Young Ruler” Sermon in a Sentence: Eternal life is a treasure of infinite and all-surpassing worth-a gift from God that cannot be earned-and as such, it demands that those who receive it let go of anything that would dethrone Christ from His rightful position as Savior and Lord.

Jesus Loves the Little Children

Sermon #37 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 10:13-16): Title: “Jesus Loves the Little Children” Sermon in a Sentence: By welcoming and blessing little children, Jesus demonstrates that the kingdom of God belongs to the weak, helpless, and dependent who cannot earn their salvation, but rather, receive it by simple faith as an undeserved gift.

The Question about Divorce

Sermon #36 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 10:1-12 ): Title: “The Question about Divorce” Sermon in a Sentence: Since God designed marriage as a union between one man and one woman, singularly devoted to each other for life, we must not let our hearts that are hardened by sin and selfishness complicate and seek to undo His plan.

Christianity is Serious Business

Sermon #35 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 9:42-50): Title: “Christianity is Serious Business” Sermon in a Sentence: The serious business of being a Christian is expressed in these ways: through Jesus’ warning against causing others, or ourselves, to go astray, through His prediction of persecution, and through His command to have a positive impact upon the world and upon each other.

What Now?

Title: “What Now?” – Sermon in a Sentence: No matter what happens in this coming year, whether good or bad, if we can still rejoice, still pray and still give thanks, we are not only doing God’s will for our lives, we are also giving light into this dark world.

The Greatest Christmas Gift

Sermon #4 from the Series An Old Testament Christmas (Isaiah 9:1-7): Title: “Christmas Contrasts” Sermon in a Sentence: The gift of Christ reverses our circumstances, dispels the darkness and gloom of our lives brought about by our sin, and brings us deliverance and salvation.

Christmas Contrasts

Sermon #3 from the Series An Old Testament Christmas (Micah 5:1-5): Title: “Christmas Contrasts” Sermon in a Sentence: The contrast of Christmas is that God has chosen to glorify Himself by saving His people – not by might, but by the lowly and humble child of Bethlehem, born to bring peace to those who will receive Him.

The Christmas Comfort Zone

Sermon #2 from the Series An Old Testament Christmas (Isaiah 40:1-11): Title: “The First Christmas Message” Sermon in a Sentence: Christmas brings the comfort that we can have forgiveness of our sins, the hope of glory, confidence in God’s promises and power, and the assurance that the same Christ who fights for us will also carry us home.

The First Christmas Message

Sermon #1 from the Series An Old Testament Christmas (Genesis 3:15 ): Title: “The First Christmas Message” Sermon in a Sentence: The very first Christmas message announces the good news that the virgin-born Christ came to defeat Satan and set us free from the penalty of our sin through His death and resurrection.

Mistakes that Compromise Your Christian Witness

Sermon #34 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 9:30-41): Title: “Mistakes that Compromise Your Christian Witness?” Sermon in a Sentence: To avoid mistakes that compromise our witness, we must focus on the cross and the sacrifice it demands, be willing to serve others and put ourselves last, and not criticize or tear down the work of fellow believers who seek to glorify Christ.

Why the Lord’s Supper?

Sermon #33 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 9:1-13): Title: “Why the Lord’s Supper?” Sermon in a Sentence: By His death—at the hands of those He came to save—and His resurrection, Jesus grants pardon from sin and eternal, abundant life to all who trust in Him.

Faithlessness in the Valley

Sermon #32 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 9:1-13): Title: “Faithlessness in the Valley” Sermon in a Sentence: Life in the valley, which is marked by evil, pain, and struggle, necessitates a faith in Jesus as Savior that prayerfully acknowledges our utter and complete dependence upon Him.

Look, Listen, and Learn!

Sermon #31 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 9:1-13): Title: “Look, Listen, and Learn!” Sermon in a Sentence: Jesus encourages and enables His people to follow Him on the cross-bearing path of self-denial by granting a glimpse of the glory that Christ and His people will have in the coming kingdom, and by speaking to us through His Word, which tells us of His plan to redeem His people through the cross and empty tomb.

Mark’s Pinnacle Passage

Sermon #30 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 8:27-9:1): Title: “Mark’s Pinnacle Passage” Sermon in a Sentence: Our hope for heaven depends upon our unashamed confession that Jesus is the crucified and resurrected Christ, which necessitates our commitment to follow Him all the way to the cross.

The Joy of Gospel Partnership

Philippians 1:1-11 The Joy of Gospel Partnership – Sermon in a Sentence: We will experience joy when God works through us, and we partner with others to work for the sake of the gospel.

Jesus Heals a Blind Man

Sermon #29 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 8:22-26): Title: “A clear vision of Jesus sees Him as the Messiah who came to open blind eyes, and as the Savior who came to save you from your sins.”