Resurrection Comfort in a Season of Loss
Can you imagine the hopelessness that Jesus disciples felt the day that he was crucified? In all of the world there was nothing that could ever come close to replacing what they had in Jesus. Some of you are familiar with this type of feeling. The fear that something you lost will never be able to be replaced and that things will never get better. This Easter I want us to consider the words of comfort that Jesus offered to his disciples during their season of loss because I believe that these same words continue to offer us comfort today.
A Refuge in a World of Abortion
Lamentations 3:20-24 • February 13, 2021 • Tim Cain
Every year over 800,000 healthy little babies are killed by doctors in office buildings just around the corner. These babies have no voice and are in desperate need of a refuge if they are going to survive. Alone, afraid, often pressured by a boyfriend or parents many compassionate mothers feel like they have no choice but to end the life of their baby. These mothers need a refuge. They need to know that they are not alone. And for those mothers and fathers who have chosen to have abortions what they soon realize is that their need for a refuge doesn’t go away with the baby, it only grows. Sad, depressed, often overwhelmed with shame these women and men need to know that despite anything they may have done there is one who loves them and offers them the forgiveness that they long for. His mercies are new every morning even on mornings after you have done the unthinkable. In this sermon we will see that there is a compassionate Father who offers to be a refuge for each of the different groups mentioned here as well as for anyone else who finds themselves overwhelmed by the brokenness of this world. We will also find that this Father is able to restore all that our sin has broken, even the things we thought were lost forever.
True Disciples of Christ
John 8:31-32 • January 2, 2021 • Josh Moffit
As we begin a New Year it is good to reflect upon what God is calling us to in the days and months ahead. In John 8:31-32 Jesus tells us the Characteristics of those who truly follow him. True disciples 1)Abide in Christ’s Word 2) Know the Truth 3) Are set Free from sin to truly follow Christ. All these characteristics are ultimately centered on who Jesus is and what he has done for us in the gospel. 1) He is the true Word in which we abide as our life source. 2) He came full of truth and grace and so we find both in him alone 3) The Son is the one who sets us free from sin to truly follow him. If the Son sets you free you will be free indeed. Abide in Christ through his word this year! He is truly worthy to be followed!
Here I Am! Send Me
Isaiah 6:8-13 • June 8, 2019 • Wes Van Fleet
Those who have experienced the Holiness and forgiveness of God will naturally call to taste and see that the Lord is good. Followers of Jesus are happily pursuing holiness and calling others into it along the way. Listen and hear how the Gospel frees us of our fear of man as we long to please God above all else.
The Word that Gives Life
Isaiah 55:10-13 • December 28, 2019 • Wes Van Fleet
In a culture full of self-help remedies, we are more and more aware that we need help. This has been the curse of being human in a fallen world for centuries. Can real change ever happen, and if so, where do we start? Listen and hear how the good news of what God has done in Christ can not only help us, but it is powerful enough to give life and beauty to dead and cursed things.
How Does God Feel About Being Good To Sinners?
Jeremiah 32:36-41 • November 17, 2018 • Tim Cain
We know that God is good to unworthy sinners but how does feel about being good to us? Does he like it? Is he just going through the motions? Is he biting his lip in order to get through it? Does God enjoy being good to people who don’t deserve it or is he just doing it because its right or because he made a promise? In Jeremiah 32 God confronts his people with how unworthy they are but then he tells them that he loves them anyway. In fact in verse 40 he promises not to turn away from doing good to his people. But then in verse 41 he tells us how he feels about being good to his people. I can assure you what he says in this verse will blow you away.