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General Studies

Joy in the Journey

Scripture: James 1:1-12. Sermon Titled: “Joy in the Journey” Sermon in a Sentence: “We must find pure joy in the journey we are on because we know that God uses trials to build in us a faith that will become mature and complete and we have a promise that our perseverance will be rewarded greatly and eternally.”

Are you Prepared?

Scripture: Matthew 24:42-25:30. Sermon Titled: “Are you Prepared?” Sermon in a Sentence: “Be it at the end of the age or the end of our lives, we must prepare ourselves to meet the Lord by living watchful, faithful, ready, and fruitful lives, because we will be judged by Him.”

The Fall of Saul

Scripture: 1 Samual 15. Sermon Titled: “The Fall of Saul” Sermon in a Sentence: “The Fall of Saul should be a warning sign to all that the LORD demands obedience and wants our lives to be living sacrifices which emulate the life of the King of Kings, Christ Jesus.”

The Demands of Discipleship

Scripture: Luke 14:25-35. Sermon Titled: “The Demands of Discipleship” Sermon in a Sentence: “The demands of genuine Christian discipleship are high, but absolutely worth it.”

The Invitation to the Great Banquet

Scripture: Luke 14:16-24. Sermon Titled: “The Invitation to the Great Banquet” Sermon in a Sentence: “Those who are self-assured and preoccupied with their own lives will miss out on God’s great banquet; but those who recognize their own inadequacies and unworthiness, and accept God’s gracious invitation will feast in His kingdom forever.”

Yearning or Yawning

Scripture: Luke 7:36-50. Sermon Titled: “Yearning or Yawning” Sermon in a Sentence: “The greater we sense the magnitude of our debt and the immensity of God’s grace, the greater our desire will be to demonstrate our love and gratitude for Him in return.”

Bearing and Sharing

Scripture: Galatians 6:10. Sermon Titled: “Bearing and Sharing” Sermon in a Sentence: “The spiritual life is not designed to be lived in private for the benefit of ourselves alone, but rather in community where we bear with one another and share with one another.”

Who or What Do You Fear?

Scripture: Acts 12:1-24. Sermon Titled: “Who or What Do You Fear?” Sermon in a Sentence: “Who or what you fear determines who or what you worship…and who or what you worship matters!”

Philip, the Ethiopian Eunuch, and the Gospel

Scripture: Acts 8:26-40. Sermon Titled: “Philip, the Ethiopian Eunuch, and the Gospel” Sermon in a Sentence: “Trusting that God is always at work and making ourselves available for His service, we proclaim the good news of the gospel of Jesus that overcomes what separates us from God and from each other and replaces our emptiness with fullness of joy.”

The Lord Our Righteousness

Scripture: Jeremiah 33:14-16. Sermon Titled: “The Lord Our Righteousness” Sermon in a Sentence: “In His grace and mercy, the Lord redeems those who have failed and made a mess of their lives by decorating them with a special beauty that comes only through Christ.”

A Life that Counts

Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:1-10. Sermon Titled: “A Life that Counts” Sermon in a Sentence: “A life that counts for eternity and for the glory of God is centered on Christ and dedicated to doing the hard work of a disciple by allowing others to invest in you that you can invest in others.”

Dependence Demands a Decision

Scripture: Joshua 22-24. Sermon Titled: “Dependence Demands a Decision” Sermon in a Sentence: “Because of our total dependence upon God and all that He has done for us in Christ, we must decide to commit ourselves wholeheartedly to Him in faith and service.”

Three Parables, One Message

Scripture: Luke 15. Sermon Titled: “Three Parables, One Message” Sermon in a Sentence: “Whenever a lost sinner trusts only in the finished work of Christ, repents of sin, and is restored to fellowship with God, there is cause for great joy and celebration.”

The Story of a Father and Son that Will Take Your Breath Away

Scripture: Luke 15:11-32. Sermon Titled: “The Story of a Father and Son that Will Take Your Breath Away” Sermon in a Sentence: “The amazing grace of our Heavenly Father should take our breath away, drive us to repentance, and cause us to rejoice in His extravagant love and forgiveness.”

Jesus, the Lawyer, and the Good Samaritan

Scripture: Luke 10:25-37. Sermon Titled: “Jesus, the Lawyer, and the Good Samaritan” Sermon in a Sentence: “Jesus Christ is the ultimate Good Neighbor who saves law-breaking sinners who are bad neighbors so that through His power we may become good neighbors who live our lives as witnesses for Him.”

What We Do, Why We Do It, How We Do It

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:1-6 . Sermon Titled: “What We Do, Why We Do It, How We Do It” Sermon in a Sentence: “As those whose darkness has been dispelled by the Light of Christ, we must make much of Jesus by telling others of that same good news from a heart of love and a life of service.”

How to Enjoy this Life and the Life to Come

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 11:7-12:8. Sermon Titled: “How to Enjoy this Life and the Life to Come” Sermon in a Sentence: “The way to enjoy both this life and the life to come is to remember the One who remembers you and gave His life that you might live eternally.”

Where Are Your Heart, Eyes, and Service Focused?

Scripture: Matthew 6:19-24. Sermon Titled: “Where Are Your Heart, Eyes, and Service Focused?” Sermon in a Sentence: “The life of a true Christian is characterized treasuring, worshiping, and serving the Lord Jesus whole-heartedly and refusing to be ruled by money and possessions.”

The Fundamental Nature of Forgiveness

Scripture: Matthew 18:21-35. Sermon Titled: “The Fundamental Nature of Forgiveness” Sermon in a Sentence: “The power of the cross frees us from the debt of our sin and our enslavement to sin, and it empowers us as forgiven people to forgive others.”