Sun, Mar 29, 2020
Duration: 35 mins 44 secs
The Book of James touches on some timely themes about caring for others. The brother of Jesus writes a scattered church facing hardship. He implores them to put their faith into action by showing love to the most endangered among them. Faith is not merely self-reflection, but godly action, necessary in times of need.
Sun, Jan 05, 2020
Duration: 45 mins 15 secs
Every year we get only so far in our goals, resolutions, and dreams for becoming different. The reality is this: willpower can take us only so far. If we really want to become different, we need God's Spirit and spiritual community. Paul writes about this to the Corinthian church. He asks his readers to dive deep into life with God and his people to make a major difference in the world. This sermon launches the annual theme at Leesburg Grace: Immersed.
Sun, Jun 02, 2019
Duration: 38 mins 56 secs
We value service because it is how God works through us. Our good deeds, acts of charity, and generosity gives evidence of his grace. Those who live as servants recognize their life is on lease. They see others' needs as opportunities to help. Ancient Israel would have understood this concept of stewardship. Jesus modeled it perfectly.
Sun, Mar 31, 2019
Duration: 35 mins 32 secs
Our world loves outcomes. We crown the winner of the game. We award the student with remarkable grades. We praise the business with rising sales and church with growing attendance. Achievement is king. But God keeps a different scorecard. He prefers obedience to outcomes. He wants us postured to receive grace not achieve greatness.
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
Duration: 44 mins 34 secs
Male, Roman citizens in Paul's day were granted more privilege than anyone else in their day. They joined an "honors race" that Paul turned on its head. He encouraged people to reflect the ethic of Jesus: not ascending to the peak of the social ladder, but climbing down to the nadir. Learn how to admit, appreciate, limit, and leverage privilege from the famous Christ Hymn.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017
Duration: 42 mins 48 secs
Random acts of service are good, but leave our hands on the steering wheel. We control when and whom we help. Jesus has a better way: being a servant. The New Testament command to serve one another gets beyond random acts to being available and leveraging our strengths for the body of Christ.
Sun, Feb 26, 2017
Duration: 40 mins 18 secs
"The End is Near." The line often sends chills up on the spine. However, when Peter says it, he does not intend his readers to cower. Rather, he implores his readers to go out with a glorious bang, shocking the world with their self-restraint, self-sacrifice, and solidarity.