Sermons from May 2022

Pray: In Relationship

Pray: In Relationship What would it have been like to hang out with Jesus? Luke 5:15-16 The report of Jesus power spread even faster, and vast crowds came to hear him preach and to be healed of their diseases. But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer. Luke 6:12 One day soon afterward Jesus went up on a mountain to pray, and he prayed to God all night. Luke 9:18 One day Jesus left the crowds to pray alone.…

Dark Before Dawn: Pilate

Dark before the Dawn: Pilate Doubt is not the end of faith  Sarah kept walking in the dark  John was reminded to remember the good  Seek God, he wants to be found  Certainty  Different kinds of certainty  Scientific Certainty  Historical Certainty  Relational Certainty  Almost nothing that makes any real difference can be proved. Fredrick Buechner  Where there is uncertainty there is faith Every person on this planet lives in uncertainty and faith God loves faith  Heb 11:6 Without faith it’s…

Dark Before Dawn: Thomas

Doubt before the Dawn Doubt is not the end of faith Sarah kept walking in the dark John was reminded to remember the good Doubting Thomas John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. Thomas was a skeptic A skeptic is someone who says, “I’m going to suspend judgement. I’m not going to commit myself.” John 20:26-28 Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be…

Dark Before Dawn: Sarah

The Dark before the Dawn There must be a God Doubt is not the end of faith Sarah kept walking in the dark Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. We hold each other’s hands in the dark Jude 22 Be merciful to those who doubt John the Baptist Matt. 3:11-12 “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more…

Dark Before the Dawn: Deconstructing Doubt

Dark before the Dawn: Sarah and Abraham The be is to believe. John Ortberg “That there’s good in the world. And it’s worth fighting for.” This is true… The need to believe is planted in our souls by God Doubt is the ambient air we breath in the West. John Mark Comer “Secularism is a cultural framework that works against belief and undermines anything supernatural. Secularism is built on doubting. Secularism is set up to make you doubt.” (Mark Sayers). …