Sermons from April 2021

Matthew 6: 25 – 34 & Philippians 4: 4-7: Why Worry? Shining a Light on a Christian Blindspot

Why do we worry? These thoughts seem to be part of our lives that we learn to deal with and accept. Worry is the one thing that can be emotionally and physically crippling without having any positive change in our lives. Yet, within the Bible, we are told that we are not meant to worry about anything. Russ Matthews’ talk addresses this blindspot and will guide us to seeing how we can confront fear and doubt while striving to live…

Luke 7:36-50: The Love of a Forgiven Sinner

How does Jesus respond when He is given a calculated insult? What does He do when a woman goes out on a limb and breaks all cultural norms? In both cases, His response is far different than anyone in that time period would have expected. But the way He responds teaches us about the worth of human beings and the importance of forgiveness that results in love.

Psalm 63: The Danger of half-Hearted Living

What can we learn from an Old Testament king who started well but ended poorly? More than you might think. King Amaziah had so much potential and seemed to have begun his reign well, but his lack of whole-hearted commitment and obedience to God led to pride and then to utter ruin. He leaves us with many lessons in our own day.

Isaiah 53: Hope & Justice

As human beings, we cannot help but see the injustices and atrocities in the world. It seems there is no hope and we are prone to ask: why do we humans do this to ourselves? What is wrong with the human race? But these questions are not new. In fact, Isaiah, writing more than 2,500 years ago asked similar questions and as a prophet of God, he gave God’s answer to the question – God is sending someone to deal…