Sermon: Greed

Father, may the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts be pleasing in your sight. In Jesus’ name, Amen. I invite you to open your Bibles with me to Exodus, chapter 20. Exodus 20, verse 15. This fall, we are working our way through the Ten Commandments, those ten words the…

Sermon: Fire in the Hearth

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – draw us to yourself. Make us hunger and thirst for you word and fill us with your sweet presence. In Jesus’ name, Amen. I invite you to open your Bibles with me to Exodus, chapter 20. Exodus, chapter 20. Exodus is the second book in the Bible – Genesis,…

Sermon: Honor

Father, may the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts be pleasing in your sight. In Jesus’ name, Amen. I was a bit of a smart aleck as a kid. Once I hit middle school and high school, I did not really want to do what my parents said, so I…

Sermon: True Rest

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – we have spent all week running and working and stressing and striving. In the person of your Son, you invite us, the weary and burdened, to come to you and find rest. As we hear your word to us this morning, may our restless hearts find their rest in…

Sermon: Bearing the Name Lightly

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – blessed be your name. I invite you to open your Bibles with me to Exodus, chapter 20, verse 7. Exodus 20:7. Exodus is in the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy. Exodus 20:7. This fall, we are working out way through the Ten Commandments, which God gave on…

Sermon: True Worship

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, may we come to know you as you have revealed yourself in your Word. Open our eyes, dig out our ears, and soften our hearts to your Word, and by your Spirit lift us up to worship you in Spirit and truth. In Jesus’ name, Amen. Greetings from Countryside Reformed…

Sermon: The First Word

Father, may your word be our rule, your Holy Spirit our teacher, and the glory of Jesus Christ our single concern. Amen. Elijah is in a question-asking phase. I both love it and, at times, feel exhausted by it. A couple weeks ago, he came out of his room after bedtime and called for Olga.…

Sermon: Coveting

[This sermon was delivered on Sunday, November 15, 2015] Almost three months ago, we began a journey through the Ten Commandments. We began with one question: “What is God’s will for me today?” We explored, verse by verse, precept by precept, God’s will in each of the Ten Commandments. As we come to the end…

Sermon: A Community of Chastity

[This sermon was delivered on Sunday, October 25, 2015] This morning, as we continue our journey through the Ten Commandments, I’d like to once again invite you to open your bibles to Exodus 20. Exodus 20, beginning in verse 14. Exodus is the second book of the bible. Exodus 20, verse 14. Before we hear God’s…

Sermon: Worshipping God Rightly

[This sermon was delivered on Sunday, September 20, 2015] Two weeks ago we kicked off our fall series through the Ten commandments. Today, we look at the second commandment. You can find it in Exodus 20:4-6. I invite you to turn there now as we study God’s word together. Exodus is in the Old Testament,…