Some groups or individuals shy away from talking about “God’s Kingdom”, but Jesus is not one of them. Ruling Elder Abraham Lee shared how Jesus’ ministry began and ended with the Kingdom as his focus and message. And the Kingdom continues to be “at hand” in our own world and in our individual lives. If […]
The Work of God in the Birth of Christ- ...
Who made it possible for Jesus to be born and live the life he lived? God? Mary? Joseph? Its a bit of a paradox but God certainly had the ‘lead role’ in bringing it about. But God also intended for man to play a part. Mary responded to God’s call. Joseph willingly assumed a socially […]
Dealing With Doubt- Matt 11:2-11 (Sonnen...
Do you have doubts relative to your faith? To your Savior? Pastor Dan’s sermon today highlighted the prophet John [the Baptizer]. John was commissioned by God himself to prepare the people for Jesus earthly ministry. Yet who had doubts ? Yes, the very prophet who baptized Jesus and called on God’s people to repent and […]
Prepare the Way for His Coming- Matt 3:1...
Advent is the time of year we prepare for Christmas Day – the celebration of Jesus’ birth. John the Baptist was the prophet Isaiah foretold would come to “…prepare the way of the Lord…” John’s message came with a warning; carried a demand; and included a promise. Pastor Dan helped to outline how John’s message […]
Hungry: Will Work for Food – John 6:25-3
Before we make a judgement about the person holding a sign “Hungry: Will Work For Food”, Pastor Dan asks that we consider our own attitudes and actions as we respond to Jesus’ blessings and gifts. Do we seek the gift more than the giver? Do we keep coming to him because he satisfies physical needs, […]
The King Who Wouldn’t Save Himself – Mar
The God of the Living- Luke 22:27-28 (Wh...
We, in America, do not like to talk about death. We have many avoidance tactics to keep this subject at bay. Not so in Jesus day. In his sermon, Tim Whalen takes us through the account in Luke’s Gospel where the Sadducees try to trip Jesus up with a question about the after-life. Well, you […]
From Anger to Compassion – Jonah 4:1-11
Jonah. What a “tough nut”! Aren’t you glad that you are not as seemingly cold-hearted as Jonah was? We all wish that, but we probably resemble him much more than we are willing to admit. Pastor Dan challenged us to consider if we, like Jonah, pay much more attention to ourselves, to our comfort, than […]