Sermon: The Ascension

If you are joining us for the first time this morning, or the first time in a while, this fall we are exploring the core teachings of the Christian faith. We are using an ancient formula called the Apostles’ Creed as our guide. The last few weeks, we have listened to God’s word on the…

Sermon: Jesus, Immanuel

[The following sermon is from a series on the Apostles’ Creed. It might be helpful to read the creed and the exposition in the Heidelberg Catechism (Q26), which were recited corporately prior to the sermon] We confess our faith every week because Christianity is being steadily colonized by a false religion. This confession is an…

Sermon: God the Father

[This sermon is part of a series on the Apostles’ Creed. It might be helpful to read the creed as well as the exposition in the Heidelberg Catechism, as they were confessed prior to the sermon] Who likes putting puzzles together? Imagine for a moment that you have a huge puzzle – 20,000 pieces –…

Sermon: Letting Love Show

If you were with us last week, we have been listening together to God’s Word about generosity. We listened to David as he spoke before the assembly of Israel, passing on the mantle of authority to his son, Solomon. David and the people gave to the building of the temple, not out of guilt or…

Sermon: The Generous God

I invite you to open your Bibles with me to 1 Chronicles 29, beginning in verse 1. 1 Chronicles 29. First Chronicles is in the Old Testament – 1-2 Samuel, 1-2 Kings, 1-2 Chronicles, then Ezra and Nehemiah. 1 Chronicles 29, beginning in verse 1. While you are finding it, let me set the stage…

Sermon: The Temptation of Worship

I invite you to open your Bibles with me to Matthew 4, beginning in verse 8. Matthew 4, beginning in verse 8. Matthew is in the New Testament – Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Matthew 4, beginning in verse 8. This morning we will hear the third and final temptation of Jesus. But before we…