Sermon: The Boy Jesus
Text: Luke 2:40-52
Focus: Jesus submitted to his earthly parents even though he is the Son of God.
Function: That they would honor their fathers, mothers, and other authorities.
Sermon: Let’s Go to God’s House!
Text: Psalm 122
Focus: God gives us gifts in worship.
Function: That they would joyfully worship and invite others to come.
Waiting is difficult, but the best things in life are worth the wait.
Sermon: “What Wonderful Stones!”
Text: Mark 13:1-2
Focus: We are God’s Temple now.
Function: That they would see the Church as a living, growing entity—not just a building.
What barriers gets in the way of people coming to our church? Is there anyone we wittingly or unwittingly check at the door or bar from feeling welcome and safe? Jesus cleansed the Temple to show that all barriers of race, sex, and class are over; all are one in Christ.