Pastor Larry continued with the theme of God’s working redemption for his people. The picture of a shepherd and sheep is used a number of times in the Bible to illustrate some aspect of the relationship between God, or leaders and God’s people. The outline for today’s sermon was the power and significance of the Shepherd’s voice; the goodness of the Shepherd; and the utter faithfulness of the Shepherd to his sheep.
Pastor Scullion provided some insight to this unusual chapter in 1 Kings.
God is on a mission. He has a mission. We wants his people to be part of that mission. Ah, but his people “fail to quality” as valid participants… What to do? Pastor Alan’s sermon identifies just how God accomplishes his mission and includes his people in it.
Where do you run when you need a refuge? Pastor Jeff encouraged us to run to Jesus. As the writer admonished his readers in the Letter to the Hebrews: “… God did this so that…we … may be greatly encouraged.”
What will heaven be like? Well, if we Christians would obey what the Apostles taught us in the New Testament we might experience just a little bit of what it will be like [before we get there].
You’re at a BBQ. Lots of great food. What’s the deal with the yogurt and applesauce packets that you brought to eat? Why not the pulled pork? The juicy burger? Well, you don’t feed pulled pork to infants; likewise with Christians who are immature.
Does living the Christian life really matter? Pastor Alan outlines from Romans why it does, and how it does.
If you want a primer on the basic problem of the human race you could do much worse than this sermon by Pastor Larry Oldaker. Humanity has a sin problem. And it is much worse than most of us really want to admit it is.