Text: Luke 6:27-38
Focus: Our heavenly Father is merciful.
Function: That they would forgive one another as God in Christ Jesus forgave them.
Disciples of Jesus are blessed in this life–not just heaven–despite physical suffering and persecution.
Sermon: Gone Fishing
Text: Luke 5:1-11
Focus: Jesus has the authority to forgive sins.
Function: That with clean consciences they would gladly tell the Good News to others.
Imagine that all you ever wanted was a baby–and that, when God finally answered your prayer, you gave him up? What could motivate somebody to do such a thing? What motivated GOD to do that for you?
God speaks to us a Word of Law that convicts us of our sins and a Word of Gospel that gives us joyful forgiveness in Jesus’ name.
Sermon: “Do Whatever He Says”
Text: John 2:1-11
Focus: Jesus is God’s Son revealed in human flesh.
Function: That they would persist in prayer.
Sermon: Praying with Jesus
Text: Luke 3:15-22
Focus: Jesus prays for us.
Function: That they would pray about their life decisions, big and small.
Sermon: Arise and Shine!
Text: Isaiah 60:1-6
Focus: The light of Christ brings salvation for all people.
Function: That they would let the light of Christ shine in their lives and neighborhood.
Text: Mark 9:2-9
Focus: God’s glory “tents” in Jesus’ body.
Function: That they would look forward to the return of Christ in glory.
Sermon: A Lonely Place
Text: Mark 1:29-39
Focus: Jesus found solitude in prayer to the Father.
Function: That they would set aside their busy schedules to seek the Lord in prayer.