Sermons from February 2017

Sermons from February 2017

Jesus Brings Us

As we begin a new sermon series this morning, I invite you to open your Bible to Luke 9:23.  We’re calling the series Bring Someone with You.  More than a series, this is a focus for our congregation this year.  Last year our focus was More Than a Face—an effort to get us noticing all kinds of people and sharing Christ with people.  While evangelism is always at the heart…

This Strange Thing We Do

As we prepare to come to the Lord’s Table this morning, I invite you to open your Bible to John 6:53-69. Around Easter time in 1969 the BBC aired a television play by Dennis Potter entitled Son of Man.  It is a Jesus play.  And we’ve all seen lots of them: Jesus of Nazareth, King of Kings, The Passion, The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Jesus Film—which we’ve shown on…

Reboot Your Marriage

As we conclude our series, Reboot 2017, I invite you to open your Bible to the Song of Solomon 2:14-15.  This is part of the Old Testament wisdom literature, and you’ll find it near the middle of your Bible right behind Ecclesiastes. In all my years of ministry, I’ve talked with a lot of couples in distress.  Big things usually bring them my way—big things like adultery…

Reboot Your Church Life

As we continue our series, Reboot 2017, we’re thinking together today about rebooting our church-life.  And can I just invite you into my study this past week?  Just come on in and look over my shoulder for a few minutes. I’ve got to tell you: this has been the most difficult sermon in this reboot series to get my mind around.  You’d think since I’m a pastor, the church…