Are you comfortable? It seems like personal comfort and fitting in to society is something we all strive for, but would early church fathers like Polycarp, Ignatius, or the apostle John have had the same goals? Jesus promised persecution would come and the world would “hate” his disciples, so why do we care so much […]
We hope that things will go how we expect them to- that the things we rely on will always be there and will work for us. What can we really count on? We can count on God’s protection, love, and mercy. Near the end of King David’s life, he begins to lose sight of God’s promises […]
Absalom fled from his father, King David, after murdering his brother, Amnon. Now after years of being apart “the prodigal prince” returns home. All seems well on the surface, but undealt with insecurity quickly grows into sin, as Absalom sets himself up as king. God, like King David, desires us to come back into his presence. He promises […]
Our sin can have an impact far beyond just ourselves. It can spread like an out of control fire if not dealt with immediately. This grim account of Ammon and Tamar is disturbing for us all. Through this sermon we realize that we are all capable of such terrible acts and no one is above creating a chain of sin in their life like King David did. We all must “break the chain”.
Sermon Scripture Acts 5:1-14 The story of Ananias and Sapphira is one that rocked the early church to the core. Fellowship with the Spirit is sacred ground and nothing should undermine it. The story of Ananias and Sapphira and the duplicitousness they had towards the selling of their land sends a strong message; the opposite […]