Sermons

Generations Of Growth – 1 John 2:12-14

Generations Of Growth – 1 John 2:12-14 As we grow in our faith, we transition from spiritual children to student of God’s Word. Eventually, we become strong spiritual adults and models of the way Jesus lived. No matter what our current stage, we have strengths to contribute. Join us for the next message in our…

Relationship Causes Resemblance – 1 John 2:3-11

Relationship Causes Resemblance – 1 John 2:3-11 As we get to know Jesus more and more, we begin to think, act, and react more like Him. Love, which is both a familiar and an uncommon command, begins to characterize our lives. However, it is still possible for us to be hindered (and to hinder others)…

Sin Causes Separation – 1 John 1:5-2:2

Sin Causes Separation – 1 John 1:5-2:2 God is light. He exposes evil and clarifies truth. We can’t claim to be close to Him while living contrary to His nature. However, through confession and by seeking reconciliation we can maintain our fellowship with God and each other, fellowship that is essential if we are to…

Mutual Submission: Slaves & Masters – Ephesians 6:5-9

Mutual Submission: Slaves & Masters – Ephesians 6:5-9. In a world where slaves were viewed as nothing more than possessions and “living tools,” Paul introduces another revolutionary idea. Everyone will receive the same good care from Jesus that they invest in others. Thus, slaves should care for their masters’ needs, but masters should care for…

Mutual Submission: Children And Parents – Ephesians 6:1-4

Mutual Submission: Children And Parents – Ephesians 6:1-4. In stark contrast to the social norms of the day, Paul challenges children to imitate their parents’ examples instead of reaffirming a father’s legal right to demand obedience. He then cautions parents against placing unrealistic expectations on their children. Join us for the next message in our…

Evidence Of Eternity – 1 John 1:1-4

Evidence Of Eternity – 1 John 1:1-4 When we encounter evidence of eternity, our entire approach to life changes. Our focus shifts from self to selflessness, from the “you only live once” mentality to loving others. Being with Jesus convinces the Apostle John that He is the source of eternal life, one with God the…

Closing Considerations – Ephesians 6:19-24

Closing Considerations – Ephesians 6:19-24. In the final verses of Ephesians, Paul asks for prayer that he would be given the right words to say. Also, he updates the Ephesian believers on his well-being and extends encouragement through a deacon and messenger named Tychicus. Finally, he expresses his desire that they focus on the big…

Mutual Submission: Wives & Husbands

Mutual Submission: Wives & Husbands – Ephesians 5:21-33. Submitting to one another as wives and husbands was a revolutionary (and repulsive) idea to the men of the Roman world. Through the Apostle Paul, God encouraged believing wives to reimagine their culturally demanded submission as a service done to the Lord Himself. Then, He boldly commanded…

Wear Wisdom – Ephesians 5:15-21

Wear Wisdom – Ephesians 5:15-21. God wants us to slip into a new spiritual wardrobe, a “new person” tailored to the measurements of His own character and actions. One aspect of our “new person” is wisdom. Wisdom makes the most of time, things about what God wishes, and let’s God’s Spirit take control. Join us…

Wear Light – Ephesians 5:8-14

Wear Light – Ephesians 5:8-14. God wants us to slip into a new spiritual wardrobe, a “new person” tailored to the measurements of His own character and actions. One of the garments that characterize our “new person” is light. Shame or a fear of being shamed by others often motivates us to keep the realities…