Sermon: We Are Bethel

Holy Spirit, come with power upon us as we gather here this morning. Open our eyes to see you in this place. Stand beside us and speak your promises to us and give us ears to hear them. Set our feet in the path you have placed before us. In Jesus’ name, Amen. Welcome to…

Sermon: Three Truths and a Lie

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – open our eyes, our ears, and our hearts to you. Call us with your voice that we will trust in you and believe your word of truth. Set our feet on the path you have put before us and fill us your Spirit to strengthen us to walk that…

New Year’s Eve Sermon: On the Road with Jesus

Father, thank you for your sustaining grace. Open our eyes to see you, dig out our ears to hear your Word, and give us feet to walk the path you have placed before us. In Jesus’ name, Amen. What was your 2018 like? What are you hoping for in 2019? I’m not talking about new…

Sermon: Jesus in the Father’s House

Lord, apart from you we have no good thing. On our own we are blind to see you, so open our eyes. On our own our ears are stopped up, so we ask that you would dig them out so we will hear your word. On our own our hearts are too hard to receive…

Christmas Sermon: Salvation in the Face of Jesus

Father, may your Word be our rule, Your Holy Spirit our teacher, and the glory of Jesus Christ our single concern. Amen. It was an incredible night for Mary and Joseph. Nine months earlier, the angel Gabriel had told Mary that, though a virgin, she would conceive and bear a son who would be the Messiah, the…

Christmas Eve Sermon: Recognizing Jesus

Father, open our eyes to see Jesus. Open our ears to hear your word. Open our hearts to make room for the coming of the Savior. And Make our feet beautiful that they might bear good news to the world. In Jesus’ name, Amen. As far as the shepherds knew, there was nothing special about…

Sermon: New Name, New Calling

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we long to hear a word from you. Open my mouth, free my tongue, and use these humble words to speak to your people. Dig out our ears, soften our hearts, and give us the feet we need to hear your word well and respond in faith. In Jesus’ name,…

Sermon: The Song of Mary

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – open my lips. Take my words and use them to preach good news and to build up your church. Lord, please, open our ears and our hearts to what you have to say. Meet us where we are and lead us where you want us to go. In Jesus’…

Sermon: Receiving the Favor of God

Good Shepherd, you know each sheep in your flock by name and your sheep hear your voice. As we hear your word this morning, we ask that you would open our ears to hear you speaking our names. We ask that you would open our hearts to receive your word in faith and give us…

Sermon: Are You Ready?

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we come from so many different places this morning. Some of us come eager and waiting to hear a word from you, some of us come joyfully and grateful to sing together with the people of God, some of us come weary and waiting for relief, some of us come…