Sermons on Discipleship

Sermons on Discipleship

Aha!

A Sermon for April 30, 2017 on Acts 2:36-41, Luke 24:13-35 Have you ever had a moment when something you’ve been trying to understand just… clicks?  I’ve heard of this happening to some people as they learn to read. They learn what the letters are individually, and they learn that they go together to form words. But at some point something their brain just goes…

Donkey Duty

A Sermon for Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017 on Matthew 21:1-11 Let’s put ourselves in the shoes of two of Jesus’ disciples: let’s call them James and John. Let me tell you about your experience. In the years that you’ve followed Jesus, you’ve been amazed by Jesus’ compassion. He would see people that the society considered untouchable– people…

What is a Christian? (Part 4)

What is a Christian? Today we are completing our 4 week series trying to answer this question. Of course, on the one hand, the answer has always been obvious. A Christian is someone who follows Christ. But what does that actually mean? It’s worth remembering that part of the reason that we come here every week is that we’re all trying to work that answer in our lives.…

What is a Christian? (Part 3)

A Sermon for February 12, 2017 on Matthew 5:21-37 What is a Christian? We’re in our third week, trying to answer that question using Jesus’ teaching in “the Sermon on the Mount.” When we began this series two weeks ago, I urged us to commit ourselves to take Jesus’ words seriously. If you shared that sentiment with me, then this is probably the week where that…

What is a Christian? (Part 1)

A Sermon for January 29, 2017 on Matthew 5:1-12 What does being a Christian look like? As I thought about this question this week in light of the scripture, I ran across something that John Stott, a recently-departed evangelical anglican said: No comment could be more hurtful to the Christian than the words, ‘But you are no different from anybody else.’ For the…

What’s your net worth?

A Sermon for January 22, 2017 on Matthew 4:18-22 When I was 11 years old, I had an experience that I’ll never forget. One school night, my sister and I hopped in the car with my Dad and drove to DC. He took us down to the old Executive office building, where we were met by a white house staffer that my Dad had gotten connected to through a co-worker. He led us through…

The Epic Journey of Faith

A Sermon on Matthew 2:1-12 for Sunday, January 1, 2017 We’re about to set off on a journey of epic proportions together. Do you feel ready? I just want to warn you, it’s very likely that we’ll experience fierce cold and oppressive heat. At points we’ll be in pain. We’ll be hungry. We’ll be thirsty. We won’t be able to get as much sleep as we want. Fasten…

The Kingdom and The Cross

I imagine you didn’t come to church today expecting to hear about Good Friday. No it’s not the Friday before Easter. It’s just the last day of the year. So next week– happy new year! No, no, I’m not confused. Odd, certainly, but not confused. I know it’s not mid April or the end of December. I’m talking about the end of the Christian year. Today is the…

Heart Matters

A Sermon on Luke 18:9-14 Note: The audio for this sermon was unfortunately lost (along with the device it was recorded on). We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience! We expect audio to be available again for the Sunday, October 30 sermon. What a wonderful parable Jesus tells about the Pharisee and the Tax Collector. It’s meaning is so clear. It doesn’t take a…
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