Sermons from March 2015

Celebration Finally!

When examining the spiritual and secular culture of the day, we find Israel had become religious, rather than spiritual with emphasis placed on legalistic ritual rather than a relationship with God. Israel had been under strict domination from the occupying Roman rule and had not heard from God in more than 400 years. They were…

The Final Word

All sad things need to come to an end. The wrap up of Jeremiah’s prophecy teaches us some final lessons for tough times. During his faithful 40 years of ministry, Jeremiah successfully obeyed God, made lots of people angry and won over two people with his message (Baruch and Ebed-melech). Not exactly a sprint to…

God Over the Nations

Jeremiah was a hero. God called him to be a prophet to the nations (Jeremiah 1:5). For 40 long years Jeremiah had spoken to God’s people, but no one paid attention. He was opposed, persecuted and imprisoned. With no sign of a successful ministry, God then directs him to speak to the nations (Jeremiah 46:1-2,…

Baruch Too

It is incredible that God showed concern for Jeremiah’s scribe, Baruch (BAR-rook). In the midst of grand international news, God taught Baruch a lesson and us too. If you feel weighted down by thoughts, dreams, concerns, and other heavy issues then it is likely that you are worried about God’s job, not your own. Maybe…

How to Fail

Let’s save our children and grandchildren (ourselves too) years of wasted time and show the two most important ingredients for a failed life.  This is good news.  Let’s save everyone the hassle of experimentation and teach failure in a quick two points.  Sound like a terrible idea?  Well, if it looks too familiar, it is…