Sermons

Sermons

Paul’s Partners in the Gospel

Paul’s Partners in the Gospel Colossians 4:2-18 No More Disappointments: Colossians (Series) Elder Jim Shedd Col 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. 3 And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. 4 Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. 5 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of…

Serving Jesus My Best Or ?

Serving Jesus My Best Or ? Colossians 3:1-14 No More Disappointments: Colossians (Series) Pastor Dick Andrews Colossians 3:1-4 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear…

Don’t Be Deceived

Don’t Be Deceived Colossians 2:1-15 No More Disappointments: Colossians (Series) Colossians 2:1-3 I want you to know how hard I am contending for you and for those at Laodicea, and for all who have not met me personally. 2 My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, 3 in whom are…

Is Jesus enough?

Is Jesus Enough? Colossians 1:15-23 No More Disappointments: Colossians (Series) Colossians 1:15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. Jesus’ relationship with the Father. John 14:8-9 Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” 9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show…

You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone Acts 23:1-11 Why Church? (Series) Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. All roads lead to Rome. Acts 23: (11) The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, “Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome.” The…

Passion and Purpose

Passion and Purpose Acts 20:17-25 Why Church? (Series) Acts 20:17 “From Miletus, Paul sent to Ephesus for the elders of the church.” Paul’s Zoom meeting. Acts 20:18-21 “When they arrived, he said to them: “You know how I lived the whole time I was with you, from the first day I came into the province of Asia. 19 I served the Lord with great humility and with tears and in the midst of severe testing by the plots of my…

Freedom

Freedom Acts 15:1-18 Why Church? (Series) Acts 15:1 Certain people came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the believers: “Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, you cannot be saved.” Jesus and _______. Acts 15:2-5 This brought Paul and Barnabas into sharp dispute and debate with them. So Paul and Barnabas were appointed, along with some other believers, to go up to Jerusalem to see the apostles and elders about this question. 3 The…

True Fellowship

True Fellowship Acts 12: 1-17 Why Church? (Series) Acts 12:1-5 It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. 2 He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. 3 When he saw that this met with approval among the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. This happened during the Festival of Unleavened Bread. 4 After arresting him, he put him in prison, handing him…

Motley Crew

Motley Crew Acts 10:9-48 Why Church? (Series) Acts 10:9-16 (15) 15 The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.” Redefining how we worship. Acts 10:9-16 (15) 15 The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.” Redefining how we worship. __________________________________________________ Acts 10:23-29 (28) 28 He said to them: “You are well aware that it is against our law for a…

News Awakens Hope

News Awakens Hope Luke 2:4-18 Christmas (Series) Luke 2:4-7 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth…

An Unlikely King

Isaiah 9:6 Christmas (Series) Isaiah 9:6a For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. This declares the humanity and the deity of Christ Jesus. Isaiah 9:6b And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. The prophet Isaiah assigns four names to Jesus. These names reflect the total sufficiency of Christ to meet every need in our lives. Jesus alone is the……

Top Offenders

Acts 9:1-19 Why Church? (Series) Acts 9:1-5 Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem. 3 As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heav-en flashed around him. 4 He fell to…

Beware of False Gospels

Acts 8:9-24 Why Church? (Series) Acts 8:9-13 9 Now for some time a man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great, 10 and all the people, both high and low, gave him their attention and exclaimed, “This man is rightly called the Great Power of God.” 11 They followed him because he had amazed them for a long time with his sorcery. 12 But when…

When Things Fall Apart

Acts 7:54-8:3 Why Church? (Series) Acts 7:54-8:1a 54 When the members of the Sanhedrin heard this, they were furious and gnashed their teeth at him. 55 But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 56 “Look,” he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” 57 At this they covered their ears and,…

Living Our Best Lives

Acts 2:42-47 Why Church? (Series) Acts 2:42-47 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke…

The Power of the Church

Acts 2:36-39 Why Church? (Series) Acts 2:36-37 “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.” 37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” What do you do when your sin has great consequences? Acts 2:38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ…