Sermons on The Gospel

Hello, I Am: The Light of the World

Hello I am the Light of the World May 2, 2021 Isaiah 49:6 “It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.” John 8:12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never…

Hello, I Am: The Vine

Hello, I am The Vine April 25, 2021 I AM the True Vine Jeremiah 2:21 But I was the one who planted you, choosing a vine of the purest stock—the very best. How did you grow into this corrupt wild vine? I AM the True Vine John 15:1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even…

Hello, I Am: The Way, the Truth and the Life

Hello I am: The Way the Truth the Life April 18, 2021 I am the resurrection and the life The resurrected life starts now Listen to the shepherd’s voice The Problem… What about other religions? Moralistic Therapeutic Deism What if Moralistic Therapeutic Deism is wrong? What if saying that God is nice, expects little from us – is wrong. John 14:6-9 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except…

Hello, I Am: The Good Shepherd

Hello I Am: The good shepherd April 11 John 8:53, 56-59 Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do you make yourself out to be?…” Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day. He saw it and was glad.” So the Jews said to him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?” Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.” So they picked up stones to throw at him,…

Hello, I Am: The Resurrection and The Life

Hello I Am Is April 4th, 2021 I AM of metaphors of Jesus have Old Testament layers  Ex. 3:13-14 Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?” (define yourself) God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent…

Trials & Errors: Why?

Trials and Errors – Why Feb. 7, 2021 Personal pain is loud Psalm 9:9The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble  PS 10:1 Why, O LORD, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? Life going wrong… We question the goodness of God It difficult to have a deeply personal relationship with God if we don’t trust him; if our picture of him doesn’t inspire love and worship There is no…

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…
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