Sermons from August 2020

Embrace Change

As students are being sent out into a brand new season of their education full of uncertainty and unknowns, they are also being reminded that they aren’t getting sent out alone.  They are also being sent out with the Presence of God and with hope; an eager expectation that good things are awaiting them in the midst of the uncertainty. God’s word teaches us in Ecclesiastes 3 that there is a time and a season for everything.  Although change is…

Refuge

We’ve been learning quite a bit about hope recently; what hope is, what it looks like to maintain hope, what hope is able to accomplish for us, where our hope needs to be placed, how to hang onto hope through loss and betrayal, etc.  This week, God challenged me a bit, and I’m going to pass that challenge on to you. Usually when I think of hope, it is due to circumstances beyond my control.  Something happened to me or…

Hope

This morning, we’re going to be encouraged in how to receive and maintain hope in life.  Hope itself is a confident expectation; to hope is to, well, expect confidently.  🙂  Hope is an intangible substance and yet it is so real to those who truly possess it.  Hope is like a placeholder that fills the gaps of our lack until we receive that which we long for.  Though hope is intended to be a positive and encouraging thing, it does…

Hope Through Loss

Last week, we learned about the power of praise and were challenged to praise God no matter what circumstances we may find ourselves in.  You may have heard that you need to be careful what you pray or ask for because you just might get it.  The saying also seems to ring true to be careful what you preach because you just might get to live it. Well, I thought that our basement flooding and getting that cleaned up a…