Paul wasn’t expecting to go to Macedonia. He certainly wasn’t expecting to preach to a group of women gathered on the bank of the river. Yet, his efforts led to the conversion of Lydia’s household and the beginning of a fire for the Holy Spirit.
Have you ever heard the phrase, “We’ve never done it that way before?” Pastor Wayne explains that this deadly phrase has been around since the beginning of the Church as he shares the story of Peter’s report to the church leaders in Jerusalem who question him regarding the events in the home of Cornelius. Another sermon in the “Surprise! The Unexpected Acts of God” series as we cruise toward Pentecost.
What does it mean to imitate Christ? Pastor Wayne talks about that in his sermon today.
Easter 3C Scripture: Acts 9:1-20 Saul of Tarsus, a man sent to exterminate the followers of Jesus, encounters the risen Lord in a flash of blinding light. Ananias is sent by God to offer a healing touch and anoint him to become the greatest evangelist that the world has ever known. Have we known people who have changed our lives dramatically?
Easter 2C Scripture: Acts 5:27-32. Mere weeks after the Crucifixion of Jesus, the same Peter who denied Jesus in order to save his own skin is now at the forefront of proclaiming him as the Son of God. How does our experience with the risen Christ turn our lives upside down?
He is Risen! He is Risen indeed!
On this 4th Sunday in Lent, we seek to bring together our lives in community as we seek renewal, restoration, and repair of our hearts and minds.
A sermon for Transfiguration Sunday based upon the text from Luke 9:28-43a. We love mountaintop experiences. These are times when we feel so alive and so close to God that we don’t want them to end. But don’t forget that life is lived in the valley, too.
A sermon based upon Luke 6:27-38. Jesus calls us to love our enemies, do good to those who hurt you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who abuse you. Let’s face it, this isn’t easy, but we’re called to do it.
We examine the Beatitudes as told by the Gospel of Luke.