Recent Sermons

Mark B. Thogmartin
October 1, 2017

“Out of the Abundance of the Heart the Mouth Speaks”

"Out of the Abundance of the Heart the Mouth Speaks"

Do our words consistently portray the hope that resides in our hearts? Or are we hiding our hope under a “bushel” of negative words?

May 28, 2017

“Kiss the Son: The Ascension of Christ”

"Kiss the Son: The Ascension of Christ"

Jesus ascended to heaven 40 days after his resurrection. At that time he was exalted to the right hand of the Father from where he is presently reigning over the earth.

March 26, 2017

“A Most Elegant Book”

"A Most Elegant Book"

The Words in the Bible are more than a collection of old stories and good advice. They are the very Words our Sovereign Lord has given to us so we may more thoroughly know and serve Him. But did you know that God has more than one book?

January 1, 2017

“People of the Book”

"People of the Book"

The Word of God is how we know about God’s requirements for holy living and about how Jesus Christ came to save those who believe. To be People of the Book, we must accept God’s word as inspired, inerrant, infallible, and relevant.

May 29, 2016

“You Are the Light of the World”

“You Are the Light of the World”

While Jesus was on the earth, he was, actively, the Light of the World. When he left the earth, he commissioned his followers, his church, to be the light of the world. Believers shine the light by doing justice, loving mercy, and walking humbly with their God.

May 22, 2016

“Jesus Is the Light of the World”

“Jesus Is the Light of the World”

When Jesus healed a man who had been blind from birth, he proved he is none other than the Messiah, the Son of God! But for those who love their own “religion” more than the obvious truth, denial of this truth is the easier choice, even though it ultimately results in eternal separation from Jesus who is the light of the world.

February 21, 2016

“God’s Judgment at the End of Time”

"God’s Judgment at the End of Time"

Jesus, when commissioning his disciples for their first foray into public ministry, gave them this admonition, “Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” God himself is the one whom we should truly fear. His wrath is at the same time perfect and terrifying.

July 19, 2015

“God’s Judgment In Time and Space”

"God's Judgment In Time and Space"

Solomon, in Proverbs chapter 8, makes it clear that God is the sovereign creator of the heavens and the earth. The world was created in wisdom, and when we ignore the wisdom of God, we “injure ourselves” (Proverbs 8:36).

October 12, 2014

“Wisdom From Above”

"Wisdom From Above"

In our culture, most people believe wisdom is gained through much experience. Others think that only a select few are gifted with wisdom. The biblical view of wisdom, however, is that wisdom has existed from the beginning of creation, and that God makes wisdom available to all who seek it.

September 21, 2014

“Practicing Good and Evil”

"Practicing Good and Evil"

Author Malcolm Gladwell, in his fascinating book titled Outliers, notes that, in order to become a “virtuoso,” one needs to practice a skill for at least 10,000 hours. It’s more about hard work rather than simply being gifted in a skill. How might we become “virtuosos” in our Christian walks?

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