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Sermons from 2021

Emmanuel, God with Us!

Scripture: Philippians 2:3-11. Sermon Titled: “Emmanuel, God with Us!” Sermon in a Sentence: “For such a long time Jesus seemed so far away but because of His humbleness, obedience and eternal vision, He heard our prayers and came 2,000 years ago to stay and now it is up to us to go and tell of His glorious sacrifice He made for His people.”

Three Responses to Christ the King

Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12. Sermon Titled: “Three Responses to Christ the King” Sermon in a Sentence: “Wise men, women, boys, and girls will respond to Christ the King by receiving His gift of salvation and devoting their lives completely to Him.”

Change Brought About By a Child

Scripture: Isaiah 9:1-7. Sermon Titled: “Change Brought About By a Child” Sermon in a Sentence: “At Christmas we celebrate the birth of a Child who changes everything.”

The Condescension of Christ at Christmas

Scripture: John 1:1-18. Sermon Titled: “The Condescension of Christ at Christmas” Sermon in a Sentence: “The incredible thing about the condescension of Christ at Christmas is that God took on human flesh to die on Calvary’s cross because we matter to Him.”

Christmas According to Christ

Scripture: Hebrews 10:5-7. Sermon Titled: “Christmas According to Christ” Sermon in a Sentence: “The Christmas story according to Christ is that as the eternal Son of God, He joyfully became flesh and blood to fulfill the will of His Father by dying as the perfect, once-and-for-all sacrifice for sinners like us.”

A Stormy Thanksgiving

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:  Acts 27:35-36     SERMON IN A SENTENCE When we go through the storms of life, we behave most like Christians when we honestly acknowledge the storms and actively, boldly, and confidently thank God in the midst of them.

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.”

The Priority of Gospel Partnership

Sermon #11 in the Series: “Who Are We? A Study in Philippians” Scripture: Philippians 4:14-23. Sermon Titled: “The Priority of Gospel Partnership” Sermon in a Sentence: “When gospel partnership becomes our top priority, we will invest today’s resources in eternity through compassionate, consistent, and sacrificial giving that trusts God to meet all our present needs.”

Are You Satisfied?

Sermon #10 in the Series: “Who Are We? A Study in Philippians” Scripture: Philippians 4:10-13. Sermon Titled: “Are You Satisfied?” Sermon in a Sentence: ““Joyful satisfaction” necessitates learning a “regardless contentment” that is rooted in a “Christ-centered confidence.””

Dealing with Disputes and Difficulties

Sermon #9 in the Series: “Who Are We? A Study in Philippians” Scripture: Philippians 3:12-4:1. Sermon Titled: “Dealing with Disputes and Difficulties” Sermon in a Sentence: “It is only as we allow our minds to reflect upon Christ and the truth of His Word and live in obedience to that truth that our responses and relationships will emulate those of Christ and bring His joy and peace into our lives.”

Pressing Forward While Standing Firm

Sermon #8 in the Series: “Who Are We? A Study in Philippians” Scripture: Philippians 3:12-4:1. Sermon Titled: “Pressing Forward While Standing Firm” Sermon in a Sentence: “Becoming spiritually mature demands pressing forward in your commitment to become more and more like Christ while also standing firm in the truth of the gospel.”

A Life That Counts for the Glory of God

Sermon #7 in the Series: “Who Are We? A Study in Philippians” Scripture: Philippians 3:1-11. Sermon Titled: “A Life That Counts for the Glory of God” Sermon in a Sentence: “A life that counts for the glory of God will abandon the pursuit of worthless things that only drive us farther away from Him and will treasure Christ above everything else in this world.”

We Are a “Servant-Hearted” Family

Sermon #6 in the Series: “Who Are We? A Study in Philippians” Scripture: Philippians 2:19-30. Sermon Titled: “We Are a “Servant-Hearted” Family” Sermon in a Sentence: “Members of a “You-All,” “Gospel-First” family will seek to cultivate servants’ hearts.”

A Spiritual Workout Plan

Sermon #5 in the Series: “Who Are We? A Study in Philippians” Scripture: Philippians 2:12-18. Sermon Titled: “A Spiritual Workout Plan” Sermon in a Sentence: “As members of this “You-All,” “Gospel-First” family of believers, we must live peaceful, holy, and upright lives that serve as examples for others to follow and cause us to live lives full of joy.”

The Great Parabola of Scripture

Sermon #4 in the Series: “Who Are We? A Study in Philippians” Scripture: Philippians 1:3-26. Sermon Titled: “The Great Parabola of Scripture” Sermon in a Sentence: “Because Christ humbly gave Himself in selfless service for our salvation, we who have been united to Him by faith must follow His example of humility and live lives of unreserved self-sacrifice for the sake of the gospel and the glory of God.”

The Song of a You-All, Gospel-First Family

Sermon #3 in the Series: “Who Are We? A Study in Philippians” Scripture: Philippians 1:3-26. Sermon Titled: “The Song of a You-All, Gospel-First Family” Sermon in a Sentence: “As members of this You-All, Gospel-First family, we must sing in unison with one another about the gospel of Jesus and in harmony with one another about everything else.”

We Are a “Gospel-First” Family

Sermon #2 in the Series: “Who Are We? A Study in Philippians” Scripture: Philippians 1:3-26. Sermon Titled: “We Are a “Gospel-First” Family” Sermon in a Sentence: “When the gospel becomes our overarching passion and gospel partnership becomes our goal, then our prayers will become focused on the proclamation of the gospel and the results it produces.”

We Are a “You-All” Family

Sermon #1 in the Series: “Who Are We? A Study in Philippians” Scripture: Philippians 1:1-11. Sermon Titled: “We Are a “You-All” Family” Sermon in a Sentence: “Though we may be quite diverse in many ways, as a “you-all” family of believers we are united together in the fellowship of the gospel of Jesus Christ.”