Sermons from July 2023

The Wheat and the Weeds

One of the most unpleasant tasks for any gardener is picking weeds.  If you want your plants or your garden to grow you’ve got to stay on top of the weeds.  Jesus often used pictures that would be familiar to his listeners to help them understand a deeper spiritual lesson.  That’s called a parable.  It was one of Jesus’ favorite teaching tools. Join us to find out what message Jesus’ parable of the weeds and the wheat has for us. …

Light and Dark

Darkness and light is one of the most prominent themes in the Bible.  There is such a sharp contrast between the two.  In Genesis 1:1, God created the heavens and the earth but there was still the issue of darkness.  The first adjustment God made on Day One of Creation’s week was to create light and eliminate complete darkness. When Jesus identifies himself as “The Light of World,” he’s making a bold statement about what he does to eliminate the…

“I don’t get anything out of worship.”

This Sunday Isaiah invites you to: “Seek the LORD while he may be found.”  God must have something very special in store for you if he wants you to make sure you seek him out.  He does!  What he wants more than anything else is for you to spend an eternity of pleasure and perfection with him in heaven.  The reason you need to connect with (or stay connected to) the LORD is that he’s the only one who can…

Want to See God More Clearly? Open Your Ears!

This weekend Moses begs the Lord: “Now show me your glory.” Wow! That takes a lot of guts. Thankfully, the Lord said, “No! I’m not going to give you what you’re asking for.” That would have been fatal, as the Lord comments: “You cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.” The Lord actually gave Moses something better. That often happens to us in our prayer lives. We make a request of the Lord and his…