Sermons from April 2021

Begin with Prayer

B.L.E.S.S. Begin with Prayer Reasons We Don’t Pray  “I don’t know how.” “I’m too busy.”  “I doubt it works.” Jesus Begins With Prayer  (Luke 3:21) Jesus prays at his baptism, and the heavens are opened as he is filled with the Holy Spirit and blessed by the Father. (Luke 5:16) Jesus had a regular practice of withdrawing from the crowds by himself to pray. (Luke 9:16a) Jesus prayed before performing miracles asking the Father to bless the work he was…

The Jesus Mission

Popular Slogans: The happiest place on Earth Just do it The ultimate driving machine You’re in good hands Save money. Live better Guiding people to find and follow JesusKnowing the mission statement doesn’t help.  Is there something I can do? People everywhere struggle with sharing their faithMy early efforts at evangelism – I Found It!Save souls vs. blessers – Social good 100 became christians vs. 2 Abraham – Galatians 3:8 God “announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations…

Is It Okay To Doubt?

Psalm 10 1 O Lord, why do you stand so far away?    Why do you hide when I am in trouble?2 The wicked arrogantly hunt down the poor.    Let them be caught in the evil they plan for others.3 For they brag about their evil desires;    they praise the greedy and curse the Lord. 4 The wicked are too proud to seek God.    They seem to think that God is dead.5 Yet they succeed in everything they do.    They do not see your punishment awaiting…

Easter 2021!

“My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death.” Matthew 6:38 Power in the words- IF and YET We struggle with the illusion of control “My Father, if it’s not possible “for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, “may your will be done.” Matthew 6:42 You don’t always have the power to control, but you do always have the power to surrender Default Religion of our country based on research for 30yrs and younger: Moralistic Therapeutic Deism…