Sermons from January 2024

How to Change Your Reactions

Genesis 1:1-2 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. Theistic Evolution Progressive Creationism 6 Day Creation  DNA “The most efficient information storage in the world” The Brain: New Frontier in Biology  “A typical brain contains 100 billion cells – as numerous as the stars in the Milky Way galaxy. And each cell is linked by synapses to as many as 100,000…

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Psalm 65:8 The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy Full stop, focused awe and wonder  Exodus 3:3-4 So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.” When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!” Science class was like a worship service Sound  Sight  Psalm 139:13-18 You made…

Random Chance or Perfect Design?

Every class was like a worship service  “If it isn’t science, it’s fiction.” God’s Power, Creativity, Vastness, Perfect design  Lawrence Krauss “I can’t prove that God doesn’t exist, but I’d much rather live in a universe without one.” Faith: Strong belief in God based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof  Purpose of series is to switch glasses  In Science we are only reading the notes to a poem; in Christianity we find the poem itself. ~ CS Lewis All truth is God’s truth …

COTR Talks: Prayer

Prayer is difficult Part 1 – Failure Part 2 – Leadership Part 3 – Imagination Luke 22:39-46 Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.” He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” An angel…