Like Jesus, every preacher should have a story of being pressed into a corner and seeing fire in the eyes of an offended congregant after a sermon, unless they are in the ear-tickling business.
My thesis flows out of the sobering realization that sermon-centric pastoral ministry is inadequate to the task of bandaging hearts, healing wounds, and forming souls at the deeper levels. Dynamic preaching may grow a church, but alone it will not grow disciples.
Sometimes Jesus needs to invade our personal space, even spitting in our face and poking us in the eye, in order to get our attention and help us see more clearly. In this Sunday sermon, Jeremy explores Mark 8.
While 2020 has been declared the “lost year,” the worst thing of all is to feel like you’ve lost sight of God or that God has lost touch with you. Pastor Mike has good news for us from Psalm 139.
This week we observe Epiphany and commemorate the Baptism of the Lord with a message on the song God placed in our heart at our own baptism, and the need for “godparent” figures in our lives (friends, mentors, pastors, parents) who will remind us of the song when we forget or lose our way.
Psalm 147:12-20 invites us to sing a new song in 2021 celebrating God’s protection, God’s peace, God’s provision, God’s presence and God’s promises to pave our paths in the New Year.
Pop culture’s films and music give you the impression that love and romance is a young person’s game; but the truth is this: Love is like wine, and gets better with time.
Part 5 of our Revelation series looks at the church’s call to resist the seduction of Empire and worldly power, avoiding the mark(s) of the Beast and bearing the marks of Christlike character. We should fix our eyes on the New City that will someday come down to Earth, and become a here-and-now colony of Heaven in the middle of this groaning creation.
A Memorial Weekend service with a message focusing on the meaning and significance of the Ascension of Christ
Here’s a sermon to consider for this Sunday, March 28, as we don’t have a MainStreet service this Sunday. We are planning to put out some kind of pre-recorded service and sermon for the next couple Sundays (Palm Sunday & Easter Sunday) alongside our live and interactive Wednesday […]
Standing there by the shore, the ancient breeze tickling the back of my neck, I pointed to the other side. Seven words got them into the boat and seven miles got them across the sea to the heart of Jesus’ mission to save a life hanging in the balance.