Sermons from January 2022

A Small Thing To Do

A Small Thing To Do THE SITUATION Illustration of 2 birds on a board in the middle of the ocean. People are in situations where they feel they don’t belong. SCRIPTURE 2 Kings 5:1-14 Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram. He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him the Lord had given victory to Aram. He was a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy. Now…

God Never Runs Out

God Never Runs Out 1 Kings 17:8-16 PROBLEM Some of us worry about how much longer we have, especially when things are beginning to look bleak.  In these situations, all of us ask ourselves, “how long do I have before I die, how long can I live until I run out of money…”  As those fears increase, some people can become competitive about it.  They feel like it makes them a loser or that they lived life wrong. So they…

Less Is More

The narrative of Gideon and the battle with the Midianites is an aspirational story that exemplifies how “less is more.” Judges 6:11-16 The angel of the Lord came and sat down under the oak in Ophrah that belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, where his son Gideon was threshing wheat in a winepress to keep it from the Midianites. When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.”“Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon…

Start With The Past

START WITH THE  PAST PROBLEM Isaiah prophesies about 700 years before the arrival of Jesus. The people of Israel had broken God’s covenant. Isaiah prophesies that the people will be captured and carried away into Babylonian exile and Jerusalem will be destroyed. But the hope for the people is not over and God’s plan to save the world and draw people to him has not been thwarted. Hope is being pictured. Rather than trusting and obeying God, they had become…

Becoming A Mustard Seed

Becoming A Mustard Seed PROBLEM – DISCOURAGEMENT OF THE TIMES Have you heard the old adage that all you need is a “mustard seed faith”? We are in an age of disorientation, confusion. Our Political judicial systems are contradictory and hypocritical New year reflections are filled with loss and gain which lead to a less hopeful future. GOD – YOU ARE GOD’S SEED Matthew 13:31-32 He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which…