Sermon: A New Song
Texts: Psalm 149; Revelation 7:9-17
Focus Statement: Worship begins with the joy of our salvation.
Function Statement: That they would rejoice in hope of Christ’s promised final victory.
Sermon: A New Song
Sermon: Still about Jesus
Texts: John 8:31-36; Romans 3:19-28
Focus Statement: We are justified by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone apart from works of the Law.
Function Statement: That they would rejoice in God’s free gift of grace that sets them free from sin.
Sermon: To Live Is Christ
Text: Philippians 1:14-16, 19-30
Focus: Christ is with us in life and death.
Function: That Christ would be glorified by their life and death.
Sermon: One Way
Text: John 14:1-14
Focus: Jesus is the only way of salvation.
Function: That they would believe in Jesus and the Father—and encourage others to do the same.
Text: Psalm 95
Focus: God made us and saves us.
Function: That they would worship God in Spirit and truth
Sermon: Sacred Surgery
Text: Luke 2:21
Focus: God marks us as his own when he places his name on us in Baptism.
Function: That they would receive God’s favor and blessing by faith and trust in his name.
Sermon: Not a Fairytale
Text: Luke 2:1-20
Focus: Jesus was born to save us from our sins.
Function: That they would believe the Christmas story and be saved.
Text: Luke 13:22-30
Focus: God desires all people to be saved, but only those who believe in Christ will be saved.
Function: That by God’s grace they would believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved.
Structure: Paradox Maintained
TEXTS: COLOSSIANS 1:13-23, LUKE 10:25-37
WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE ABOUT THE GREATEST GIFTS EVER GIVEN? VIEW AND LISTEN TO SEE WHAT GOD HAS GIVEN, ESPECIALLY WHEN CONSIDERING OUR NEIGHBORS!
Sermon: Heaven’s Open Door
Text: Revelation 4:1-11
Focus: Jesus opens the door to heaven for all Christians.
Function: That they would enter heaven by faith through Jesus Christ the Door.