Sermon: Called to Confess
Text: 2 Timothy 4:1-4; Matthew 10:26-33
Focus: Christ will confess all true believers before his Father in heaven.
Function: That they would gladly confess the saving name of Jesus Christ.
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: From the Heart
Text: Matthew 18:21-35
Focus: God forgives our sin debt freely and fully without any merit or worthiness in me.
Function: That they would sincerely forgive others for their sins against them.
Sermon: The Watchman’s Calling
Text: Ezekiel 33:7-9
Focus: God charges pastors to keep watch over our souls, calling us to repentance and life.
Function: That they would heed the voice of God through the preached Word.
Sermon: Trying to Forgive
Text: Romans 12:9-20
Focus: Jesus died for us and forgave us even though we don’t deserve it.
Function: That they would love and pray for those who wrong them.
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Sermon: God in the Storm
Text: Matthew 14:22-33
Focus: Jesus Christ is true God and true Man.
Function: That they would have no fear in the midst of life’s storms because Jesus is with them—and for them.
Sermon: Blessing Bread
Text: Matthew 14:13-21
Focus: Our compassionate Lord gives us more than we need!
Function: That they would give generously to the mission of God’s Church.
Sermon: Small Beginnings
Text: Matthew 13:31-33
Focus: Big things come from small beginnings.
Function: That they would not be discouraged by the Church’s diminishing cultural influence.