Recent Sermons

Suffering
August 30, 2020

“Where to Stand When the Ground Gives Way”

"Where to Stand When the Ground Gives Way"

No one faced a greater degree of suffering than Jesus Christ our Lord. He went to the cross to restore us to the Father. He took on our sin. He died in our place. He atoned for our sins.

April 12, 2020

“Our Jesus Has Wounds”

"Our Jesus Has Wounds"

Is their good reason Jesus kept those wounds visible? Yes! Among other things, His wounds will forever remind us that our restoration to God came at an enormous cost. And what’s behind paying such a price to make us His? One word: LOVE!

November 3, 2019

“Peace with God: Despite Trials & Afflictions”

"Peace with God: Despite Trials & Afflictions"

The normal Christian life includes many trials and afflictions and these come despite God having made peace with us and we with Him. God’s peace does not leave us bereft of suffering and woe; His peace is ours despite suffering and woe.

March 24, 2019

“Father of Mercies and God of All Comfort”

"Father of Mercies and God of All Comfort"

The Scriptures teach us much about comforting those who are hurting. May we be vessels and voices of our Father’s mercy, comfort, and love to those sorely afflicted, suffering loss, or deeply pained within.

December 2, 2018

“We Groan”

"We Groan"

For those in Christ, we not only groan in the midst of sufferings inherent with this fallen world, we also groan for a coming Better Day. We groan for the culmination of our adoptions as God’s children. And we especially groan to be in the glorious presence of our Lord…

September 2, 2018

“Why Not?”

"Why Not?"

God calls us to trust in Him. Our response, when His word tells us to trust and obey, should be “Why not?”

April 15, 2018

“Come Be Made Well”

"Come Be Made Well"

Our sin was imputed to Christ who took it to the cross and His disease-free righteousness is imputed to us by faith. He saves us from sin and death and makes us forever well. Either by His wounds you are healed or you are not healed at all.

April 23, 2017

“For the Joy Set Before Him”

"For the Joy Set Before Him"

How could Jesus have joy heading to the cross? Because of what His suffering would accomplish–for His Father in heaven and likewise for us.

October 30, 2016

“God Disciplines Us For Our Good”

"God Disciplines Us For Our Good"

God’s discipline is rendered in love, is for our good, and will produce the peaceful fruit of righteousness. Hopefully our Lord’s discipline will bring us to a place of repentance and brokenness before Him.

October 23, 2016

“Count It All Joy”

"Count It All Joy"

When was the last time you went through a bunch of troubles and trials and tribulations and broke into your happy dance? Take joy in this: God is in control. God is good. And God loves you.

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