Sun, Sep 01, 2019
Duration: 48 mins 36 secs
We live in a self-centered world. It is a sure sign of our age. The apostle Paul warned Timothy a day would come (and was near) when the misbehavior in Ephesus would be widespread. Welcome to our world. Sadly, false teachers and egomaniacs exploit others with their antics. Paul offers another way, a way of faithfulness in life, love, and suffering. He knows Timothy's faith has followed a common growth path. He encourages him, and us, to continue the path of learning faithfulness. And when we learn it, we live IT.
Sun, Apr 14, 2019
Duration: 41 mins 47 secs
Unlike the other religious leaders of his day, Jesus excelled at showing mercy. He looked through their sickness and sin to their needy hearts. So he invited the sick and sinner to follow him. Many did. Zacchaues stands out among them. This sinner, tax collector, and conspicuously short man first responded to Jesus' merciful gaze with a few little steps. Perhaps, God intends us to reflect the mercy of His Son.
Sun, Apr 07, 2019
Duration: 41 mins 49 secs
Jesus invited followers to accompany him as he spread word of God's kingdom. They learned from him, helped him, and eventually carried forth his message. These followers did not always fit the societal mold, but what made them exceptional was their commitment to Jesus. A band of female followers sets the tone for this series of unlikely followers. They reflect Jesus's generosity.
Sun, Sep 03, 2017
Duration: 40 mins 10 secs
Teaching is not reserved for the professionals. When the people in the church embrace God's ideal picture of #LifeTogether, they are filled with the Word of Christ and it flows out of them. Everyone who learns from God has something to pass on. This sermon closes with four examples.
Sun, Jul 30, 2017
Duration: 41 mins 18 secs
Jesus is not looking for fans, but followers. He is not as interested in decisions as disciples. Those who chose to follow Jesus must do the hard work of counting the cost in advance. Otherwise, you might be like the person who started a building project, but did not finish it.