Sermon Archive

Under Cover

Wisdom in how to remain under God’s protective covering and blessing and avoid stepping outside of it where we are open to curses.

Hope

Last week, we were hopefully encouraged by this truth about God: Psalm 119:68 You are good, and what you do is good God’s goodness is so good that even when we face things that are not in and of themselves good, God can work them together for good.  Only God can bring life from death, beauty from ashes, comfort in mourning, and joy for despair. Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of…

Goodness of God

Psalm 119:68 You are good, and what you do is good;     teach me your decrees. Oh the goodness of God!  He is good and what He does is good.  It’s all good! Our understanding of goodness doesn’t even come close to the goodness of God, though.  We’ve honestly cheapened and decreased the meaning of the word good.  That was some good pizza. They played a good game. Pumpkin spice is good. (Blach!) That song is really good. God is…

Truth

Last week, we learned about trusting God from Hezekiah.  I love that even when we lose some battles, even when we give in to fear and doubt and begin to compromise, even if we give to our enemy that which belongs to God, there is still hope for us! If we lay everything out before the Lord and surrender it into His hands, no matter how much of a mess it may be, He is able to redeem our situation. …

Trust

Trust.  Merriam-Webster defines it as one in which confidence is placed as a noun or to place confidence within as a verb.  Trust is such a fragile thing in the days which we are living.  Who and what can we trust? Can we trust our government?  Do they really have our best interests in mind?  Our employers?  Our spouse?  Like, are they really working late and how close are they really to that coworker?  Our friends?  Our pets?  Will my…

Correction

Last week, we were challenged to expand our mindset and view of worship.  We were challenged to see it as God sees it; not just a genre of music, but a lifestyle of laying down ourselves to exalt God.  It’s kind of like looking at an acorn not seeing it not just for what it is, but for the potential within it.  Worship is not a silly-hatted little nut, it’s a vast, dense forest of mighty oaks producing acorns and…

Worship

God is the expert in creating something so small and simple, but with tremendous and unimaginably exponential potential.  Close your eyes right now and think of an acorn.  OK.  Most of us pictured this tiny nut with a cool hat-looking cap, right? Within this small and fragile nut is contained everything necessary to grow an oak tree 100′ tall and 4′ wide producing 10,000 more acorns every year creating an entire forest of oak trees that keep reproducing from now…

Unexpected: Generosity

This morning, we’re continuing our series entitled, “Unexpected” where we are going to recall the truly unexpected ways in which God worked in the past and some of the unexpected places and times where He showed up.  These reminders of God’s faithfulness and miraculous power and authority will serve to encourage us in our present and give us hope toward our future. We’re going to dive into the topic of God’s unexpected generosity.  However, we’re going to barely scratch the…

Unexpected: Enough

This morning, we’re continuing our series entitled, “Unexpected” where we are going to recall the truly unexpected ways in which God worked in the past and some of the unexpected places and times where He showed up.  These reminders of God’s faithfulness and miraculous power and authority will serve to encourage us in our present and give us hope toward our future. This morning, we’re going to continue building from a previous message in this series when God unexpectedly stepped…