Recent Sermons

Mark B. Thogmartin
May 16, 2021

“The One Reason People Choose Not to Follow Jesus”

"The One Reason People Choose Not to Follow Jesus"

Jesus offers a generous and loving invitation to all who would come to Him. He promises that He is gentle and lowly in heart, and to those who come He promises rest.

October 25, 2020

“Jesus Bore Our Guilt AND Our Shame”

"Jesus Bore Our Guilt AND Our Shame"

But one rarely discussed aspect of the pain Christ bore was the intense shame He felt; the writer of Hebrews noted that while on the cross Jesus was “despising the shame.” What is the meaning of this unusual statement?

May 17, 2020

“What In Heaven’s Name is Jesus Doing Now?”

"What In Heaven's Name is Jesus Doing Now?"

Christians in all traditions teach a core belief that Jesus Christ, in fulfilling His mission, executed, as one God-man, the three offices of prophet, priest, and king.

January 26, 2020

“The Book of Remembrance”

"The Book of Remembrance"

The prophet Malachi was called by God to confront those post-exile Jews who had become complacent in their attitudes and worship. They followed a form of religion, but they were apathetic and the practice of their faith had become half-hearted at best.

September 29, 2019

“Common Grace Is Anything But Common”

"Common Grace Is Anything But Common"

God’s grace can be categorized as either special grace or common grace. Special grace is saving grace; common grace is God’s kindness expressed to all humanity.

May 26, 2019

“For His Pleasure”

"For His Pleasure"

The God of the Bible is self-existent, and has no need of human beings or of creation. Yet he made us and the universe, and he even poured his love out on us! Why? Because he wanted to.

July 29, 2018

“Be Filled with the Spirit”

"Be Filled with the Spirit"

Having the Holy Spirit living inside is the mark of a Christian, and being filled with the Spirit is something God commanded for those who wish to live a victorious and fulfilling Christian life.

May 20, 2018

“The Prayer God Always Answers”

"The Prayer God Always Answers"

The most frequently repeated prayer in the Bible was “Lord have mercy.” In every case, God/Jesus answered the prayer, granting mercy to the repentant sinner. But, this prayer is not a magic formula…

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.

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