Sermons on The Gospel

Easter Changed Everything

What is one thing that has changed everything? Easter conquers what human ingenuity could never touch “When we have overcome absence with phone calls, winglessness with airplanes, summer heat with air-conditioning—when we have overcome all these and much more besides, then there will abide two things with which we must cope: the evil in our hearts and death.” – Nicholas Wolterstorff, Yale Professor of Philosophy No sacrifice so massive, No reward so great Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross purchased…Salvation from…

On the Way to the Cross – Part 3

The final stop of the road, Pastor Dave takes us through Jesus’ experience in the Garden of Gethsemane and discusses how we can prepare for the pressing of life. Following the message, Dave and Pastor Andrew host a Q&A from live viewers. Recap:Clarity led to love and worshipJesus simplifies to remember the core, his death & resurrection Matt. 26:36-38: Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go…

On the Way to the Cross – Part 2

Streamed from the building, Pastor Dave continues our series leading up to Easter. Dave walks us through the Last Supper and how Jesus reframed this meal for his followers. Following the Message, Dave and Pastor Andrew answer questions from live viewers. Clarity leading to Love Matt. 26:17-19: On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread,the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?” He replied, “Go…

On the Way to the Cross – Part 1

Recorded the first week of live streaming from the church building, Pastor Dave shares the beginning of our series leading up to Easter – On the Way to the Cross. Two people had clarity about what Jesus was going to do Matt. 26:1-2: When Jesus had finished all these words, He said to His disciples, “You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man is to be handed over for crucifixion.” Two people’s reactions…

Prodigal

Shame vs. Guilt  Guilt (Law punishment for behavior, right/wrong, individual focused)   Shame (ostracized, how will others look, community focused)   Luke 15:1-2 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”  Luke 15:11-13 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. “Not long after…

Go Fish

Tim Teakle shares with us this morning some thoughts on evangelism. Christians are called to get out of the boat and fish – so what keeps us from stepping out into what God has for us?

The Invitation

Ryan Karayiannis shares with us on Jesus’ invitation to Zacchaeus to come down. The gospel is a transformative message – it doesn’t stop with the invitation. We are transformed by our response to it.

The Miracle of Easter

He is Risen, He is Risen Indeed   Our faith is built on a person and one historical event.   If there is no historical resurrection of Jesus there should be no Christians   1 Cor. 15:13 For if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised either. And if Christ has not been raised, then all our preaching is useless, and your faith is useless… And if there is no resurrection, “Let’s feast and drink, for tomorrow we die!”  1 Cor. 15:1- Let…