Series: The Church & Her Head
Series: The Church & Her Head
The Church & Her Head
Jesus Christ is the Church’s head. He is our salvation and he promises that the Church will endure. As believers we have been bound together in service to one another and to our communities. That’s can be a difficult task to take up, yet we have a Savior who leads the way.
Sermons in The Church & Her Head
25 October 2020
An attitude of rejoicing is not easy to come by. The Apostle Paul seems to think that it is a pretty important aspect of Christians life. Again and again the Apostle Paul encourages Christians to rejoice. He is unabashed in his encouragement to take on the attitude of joy, and lest the Philippians begin to think that he is needlessly repeating himself he says, “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”
18 October 2020
Paul says, “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” The prize is life forever in the presence of God, but what exactly is the goal that Paul is referring to? It’s more than just to cross the finish line. That would be too low of a goal. In fact, the goal is a God given goal. Paul spoke about it in the previous verses–the goal is to know Christ more and more fully.
11 October 2020
When something bad happens do you ever find yourself looking for whose fault it is? The Israelites had a communal view of life, they could let themselves off the hook for their personal sin because they were a part of a greater community that had been chosen by God. We however live in an individualistic society, and so you would think that we would be much more comfortable with taking personal accountability and yet we aren’t. But because we are individualistic, accepting blame could tarnish the view both that I have of myself and that others have of me.
4 October 2020
It makes sense that Jonah was outside the city in the shelter, he couldn’t help himself. Because maybe, just maybe, God would change his mind and Jonah could watch the fireworks. It wouldn’t though because God’s mercy was just too great and that is what made Jonah want to die. Do you ever find yourself thinking that God’s mercy is just too much? Do you ever find yourself claiming God’s unlimited mercy for yourself while also limiting it to others?
27 September 2020
Forgiving is hard work. In order to forgive, we often believe that we need to be owed something in order to forgive the person. If we don’t receive something we know it will cost us. Yet Jesus tells us that we should forgive endlessly. He knew best of all what forgiveness costs. Forgiveness always starts with the forgiver. It starts with our forgiveness given to us by Christ.
22 September 2020
We know that the church struggles under the weight of sin. We often DO act like hypocrites, and when you get a bunch of hypocrites into one room problems will arise. So when someone sins, how are we to deal with it? We point them to Jesus. Jesus dealt with sin completely. He called it what it was, but in love he also buried our sin in his tomb.
13 September 2020
A couple of years ago I went to visit my sister and she suggested that…