Sermons on The Story

God Is In Control

Esther remains one of the most beloved books in the Bible. Set in the 5th century BC, it conveys a courageous story of the salvation of God’s people. Each year these 10 chapters of Esther are celebrated during the Jewish holiday of Purim (which just took place March 11-12). This morning we will celebrate Purim…

A Fresh Return Home

A good thing about being thrown into exile (if there is such a thing) is that if you make your way back, you can have a clean start. Judah was given the opportunity to re-start. What would your priorities be if someone washed your life slate clean? If exile is being where you do not…

Finishing Strong

Daniel faces unbelievable pressure to compromise his faith in a hostile culture and enemy territory. He was constantly confronted by temptations and threats. Yet Daniel and his three friends modeled how to finish strong in an enticing world. Many generations have come and gone, but the lessons penned by Daniel still hold true for us.

Called to Impact Others

Obedience to God brings fulfillment, and disobedience leads to failure. It was predicted, modeled and seen over and over. While many of us could provide some personal stories as evidence of this, today’s example is one from a nation. Either way though, the point remains. Faithfulness to God is always the right choice, even if…

Listening for God

After 39 kings and many prophets, the people just would not listen. But where exactly did God speak from? Where should we be listening intently for God’s voice in our own lives? By way of one of the very few great kingly examples, we will learn to listen for God’s voice. God communicated in three…

Torn in Two. . . But Still OK

Like every good book or movie, individual stories in Israel’s history have a strong introduction, a captivating storyline and a meaningful wrap up. This is so true with the story of Israel’s split in two. Decisions have consequences, yet God continues to show his grace and kindness. Our past decisions have certainly changed the course…

AAAH To Have It All

Kurt Warner holds numerous NFL records, including the most passing yards ever in a Super Bowl. However, on numerous occasions, he was written off as done in the NFL, only to come back to prove everyone wrong. As you hear his story, one thing is true, he never gave up. Our Christian life is marked…

A Tough Turn

King David had it all. Everything he did turned to gold. He defeated enemies and expanded his kingdom. The world was at peace, and David was at rest in his palace. Then in 2 Samuel 11 the king let down his guard and made tragic choices. Haven’t we all? As we follow the king’s story…